Landed Estates
NUI Galway


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.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Castlegal House Castlegal Drumcliff Sligo Glencar 36 Carbury Sligo OSI Ref: G717405
OS Sheet: 9
Discovery map: 16

Archival sources

  • Cope of Bramshill Papers includes records relation to William , Honor and Henry Cope and estates in Sligo as well as Mayo, Meath and Dublin, 1671-1794. MSS 43, M. 48. 2386-2434 & 2583-2609. ; Hampshire Record Office

Modern printed sources