A county Cork family, some members were involved in the legal profession.
|French (Elphin)||At the time of Griffith's Valuation the representatives of Arthur Joseph French held townlands in the parishes of Elphin, Killukin and Kilcooley, barony and county of Roscommon. This estate appears to have come into the possession of Christopher Copinger, who advertised it for sale in the Landed Estates' Court in May 1862. [In the 1870s Arthur French of Johnstown, Naas, county Kildare, owned 1,570 acres in county Roscommon and 1,706 in county Sligo.]|
|Copinger||The Copingers were a county Cork family. Christopher Copinger, born 1805, was the third son of Richard Copinger of Cork and his wife Eliza Conron. William Richard Copinger was his younger brother. In May 1862 the estate of Christopher Copinger, Queen's Counsel, in the parishes of Elphin, Kilcooley and Killukin, barony and county of Roscommon and in the parish of Ardcarn, barony of Boyle, amounting to over 1,400 acres, was advertised for sale in the Landed Estates' Court. William Richard Copinger, solicitor, 54 South Mall, Cork, had carriage of sale. This estate was in the possession of Arthur Joseph French at the time of Griffith's Valuation. In the 1870s W.R. Coppinger of 58 South Mall owned 164 acres in county Roscommon. http://www.copinger.org.uk/Pedigree2/fam00136.html|