- The Cope family had estates in Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Staffordshire, Gloucestershire and Ireland. Anthony Cope came to Ireland in the 17th century and had a number of sons and daughters by his wife Elizabeth Sheffield. His eldest son was Henry Cope of Loughall, county Armagh. Another son Anthony was the father of William Cope who married Honor daughter and co heir of Charles Sampy of Rossmoyle, county Sligo. William died in 115. His son Henry Cope of Castlegal, county Sligo married Alice Jones of Bessington, county Meath and was succeeded by his son Henry of Castlegal, MP who married Margaret Knott. The sons of this couple died without heirs.