Sir William Cope, 2nd Baronet

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Sir William Cope, 2nd Baronet (died 1637) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1604 and 1625.

Cope was the son of Sir Anthony Cope, 1st Baronet of Hanwell, Oxfordshire and his first wife Frances Lytton. He was knighted by King James I at the Charterhouse on 11 May 1603. In 1604, he was elected Member of Parliament for Banbury. He was re-elected MP for Banbury in 1614. He succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his father on 23 July 1615. On 8 August 1615 he was admitted to Lincoln's Inn. He was High Sheriff of Oxfordshire from 1619 to 1620. In 1621 he was elected MP for Oxfordshire and for Banbury. He was elected MP for Oxfordshire in 1624 and again for Banbury in 1625.[1]

Cope died in 1637 and was buried on 22 August 1637 at Hanwell.[1]

Cope married Elizabeth Chaworth, daughter of Sir George Chaworth of Wiverton, Nottinghamshire at Hanwell on 8 April 1602.[1]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Anthony Cope
Member of Parliament for Banbury
1604–1622
Succeeded by
Sir Erasmus Dryden
Preceded by
Sir Anthony Cope, 1st Baronet
Sir John Croke
Member of Parliament for Oxfordshire
1621–1624
With: Sir Richard Wenman 1621
Sir Henry Poole 1624
Succeeded by
Edward Wray
Sir Richard Wenman
Preceded by
Sir Erasmus Dryden
Member of Parliament for Banbury
1625
Succeeded by
James Fiennes
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Anthony Cope
Baronet
(of Hanwell)
1615–1637
Succeeded by
John Cope