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The entries for people & families with the surname Copley are gathered together in this SideTrack.

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Adam Copley [1???-13??]
Adam Copley [1320-1379]
Alvin Copley [1849-1???]
Andrew Copley [1859-19??]
Edwin Copley [1896-1915]
Fred Smith Copley [1898-1985]
Geoffrey de Copley [1???-13??]
Henry Copley [1250-1???]
Henry de Copley [1???-13??]
Herbert Copley [1870-1926]
Hugh Copley [1212-1268]
Hugh de Copley [1???-13??]
John Copley [1823-1875]
John Copley [1891-1917]
John de Copley [1???-13??]
Judith Copley [17??-1752]
Richard Copley [1245-1???]
Robert Copley [11??-1253]
Robert Copley [12??-1???]
Thomas Copley [1180-1246]
Thomas Copley [12??-13??]
Thomas Copley [1235-1???]
Thomas Copley [1841-1913]
Walter Copley [1842-19??]
Walter Copley [1899-1918]
William Copley [1240-1???]
William Copley [1270-1???]
William Copley [1350-1399]
William Copley [1695-1752]
William Copley [1837-19??]
William Alvin Copley [1883-1916]
William de Copley [1???-13??]


Copley, Adam
[1???-13??] Son of Robert Copley.

Born in Copley.

He married Jane from Oxenhope.

Children:

  1. John

Adam and Jane died in Batley

Copley, Adam
[1320-1379] Son of William Copley

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. William

He died in Dalton

Copley, Alvin
[1849-1???] Son of John Copley, warehouseman.

Born in Pellon.

He was a cabinet maker [1871, 1881, 1891] / a pianoforte maker [1901, 1911].

In [Q4] 1871, he married (1) Martha Sladdin at Halifax Parish Church.


Martha, of Halifax, was born in Ovenden, the daughter of
Edwin Sladdin
 

Children:

  1. John Edward [b 1874] who was a mill hand (worsted) [1891]

Martha Ann died in 1878 (aged 32).

In 1881, Alvin was a lodger with the Broadbent family in Oak Street, Halifax, and son John Edward was with his Sladdin grandparents.

In [Q2] 1881, Alvin married (2) Mary Ellen McGregor [1857-1???].


Mary Ellen was born in Pellon Lane, Halifax
 

Children:

  1. William Alvin
  2. Elsie [b 1897] who was a tailor's apprentice [1911]

The family lived at 6 Hare Street, Halifax [1891, 1901, 1911]

Alvin died [Q2] 1911 (aged 62) 

Copley, Andrew
[1859-19??] Born in York.

He was an engineer, engine maker [1891] / an engineer's tool maker [1901] / an engine fitter [1911].

In 1889, he married Sarah Willmott [1856-1???] in Ecclesall Bierlow.


Sarah was born in Penzance, Cornwall.

3 of their children were born before the marriage

 

Children:

  1. Sarah Annie [b 1884] who was a worsted rover [1901], a coating weaver [1911]
  2. Helena Grace [b 1885] who was a worsted rover [1901]
  3. Andrew Richard [b 1886] who was a mechanic fitter (out of work) [1901]
  4. Agnes [b 1889] who was a worsted spinner (half time) [1901], a coating weaver [1911]
  5. Arthur Willmott [b 1892] who was an apprentice machine [1911]
  6. Harry [b 1893] who was a mill hand [1911]
  7. Rhoda Mary [b 1895] who was a worsted winder [1911]
  8. Edwin

The family lived at

  • 27 Harrow Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 28 Eton Street, Halifax [1901, 1911, 1915]

Copley, Edwin
[1896-1915] Son of Andrew Copley.

He was an apprentice to iron turning [1911] / an employee of C. Redman & Sons Limited.

He lived at Shepherds' Rest, Sowerby Bridge.

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914], and he served as a Private with A Battery 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) 

He was killed in action, whilst on a working party near the firing line, he was struck by a bullet, which went through his heart, and he died immediately [16th June 1915].

He was buried at the Y Farm Military Cemetery, Bois-Grenier [D 41].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

See Horace Boocock

Copley, Fred Smith
[1898-1985] In [Q3] 1921, he married Hannah Isabel Vere in Halifax.


Hannah Isabel was the daughter of
Horace Thomas Vere
 

Children:

  1. Cynthia M [1927-1932]
  2. Arthur Brian Vere [b 1929]

Hannah Isabel died in Cranleigh, Surrey [1959]

Copley, Geoffrey de
[1???-13??] He is mentioned in the Wakefield Court Rolls:

  • 30th September 1348: Geoffrey de Coppelay surrendered half a bovate in Hipperholme – see John de Copley

Copley, Henry
[1250-1???] Son of Hugh Copley.

Born in Copley.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Thomas

Copley, Henry de
[1???-13??] He is mentioned in the Wakefield Court Rolls:

  • 13th May 1349: Henry de Coppelay fined 2d for detaining 7 shillings from Matthew de Illingworth for the tithe of sheaves sold to Thomas del Dene
  • 13th May 1349: Henry de Coppelay sworn as juror at the court held at Brighouse on this date

Copley, Herbert
[1870-1926] Born in Halifax.

He was a slater's labourer [1891].

On 1st October 1892, he married Lizzie Whitaker [1872-1948] at All Souls' Church, Halifax.

Children:

  1. Florrie [b 1896]
  2. Annie [b 1898]
  3. Walter
  4. Fred [b 1901]
  5. Nellie [b 1903]
  6. Frank [b 1908]

The family lived at

  • 6 Syke Lane, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 25 West Street, Sowerby Bridge [1911]
  • 54 Sowerby Street, Sowerby Bridge [1917]

Copley, Hugh
[1212-1268] Son of Thomas de Talvace.

Born in Copley.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. William
  3. Richard
  4. Henry

He died in Huddersfield

Copley, Hugh de
[1???-13??] He is mentioned in the Wakefield Court Rolls:

  • 8th January 1349: Hugh de Coppeley sworn as juror at the court held at Halifax on this date
  • 17th March 1349: Hugh de Coppelay summoned on a plea of debt by Matilda who was wife of Robert de Holand, executrix of Isabella de Holand
  • 7th April 1349: Hugh de Coppelay re-summoned – see above
  • 5th May 1349: Hugh de Coppelay summoned again – see above
  • 12th May 1349: Hugh de Coppelay sworn as juror at the court held at Halifax on that date
  • 26th May 1349: Hugh de Coppelay at Wakefield, distrained to answer Matilda who was wife of Robert Holand – see above
  • 23rd June 1349: Hugh de Copelay at Wakefield, as above
  • 14th July 1349: Hugh de Coppelay at Wakefield, distraint, but Matilda and a co-accused of Henry Coppelay, Henry del Brounhirst are both now dead: 1349 was a plague year
  • 23rd Nov 1349: Hugh de Coplay at Halifax, sworn as juror
  • 29th April 1350: Hugh de Coplay at Wakefield, offers himself as attorney in a plea of debt at Sowerby
  • 17th May 1350: Hugh de Coplay at Halifax, sworn as juror

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Copley, John
[1823-1875] Landlord of the Queen Hotel, Todmorden [1871].

He died on 19th June 1875, his wife, Unknown [1837-1875], died on 23rd December 1875

Copley, John
[1891-1917] Son of Walter Copley.

From 1899, when their mother died, he and his siblings lived with their grandparents in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a member of the Spiritualist Progressive Lyceum, Sowerby Bridge / an engine cleaner (loco works) [1911] / a fireman on the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company at Sowerby Bridge [1913].

During World War I, he enlisted during the first week of the War, and served as a Private / Drummer with the 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment.

He was killed in action in France [17th February 1917].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [2C]

Copley, John de
[1???-13??] He is mentioned several times in the Wakefield Court Rolls:

  • 14th May 1333: John de Coppeley accused John, son of Eva de Scammonden for detaining one of Coppeley's cows, and
  • 14th May 1333: John de Coppeley received satisfaction for detention of his cow
  • 30th September 1348: John de Coppelay at Wakefield, granted half a bovate of land – see Geoffrey
  • 26th May 1349: John de Coppelay fails to come to court to answer a charge of trespass
  • 23rd June 1349: John de Coppelay at Wakefield, distraint on trespass charge, though his two co-accused, Thomas del Dene and Richard Gery, are now dead
  • 14th July 1349: John de Coppelay at Wakefield, distrained again on above charge

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Copley, Judith
[17??-1752] Daughter of William Copley.

On 21st August 1749, she married Joseph Archer in Halifax. Joseph's family came from Heymoor House, Shepley.

Children:

  1. Betty [b 1750]

On 30th May 1752, Judith was buried at Kirkburton Church.

Joseph and Betty moved to Huddersfield, where Joseph remarried

Copley, Richard
[1245-1???] Son of Hugh Copley.

Born in Copley.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Thomas

Copley, Robert
[11??-1253] Alias Grosthead. Of Copley.

He was Bishop of Lincoln [1235]. He had several quarrels with the Pope and was suspended in 1252

Copley, Robert
[12??-1???] Son of Thomas Copley.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Adam
  2. William
  3. John

Copley, Thomas
[1180-1246] When Thomas de Talvace inherited the property of his father John de Talvace, he assumed the surname Copley

Copley, Thomas
[12??-13??] Of Copley.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Ellen who married Henry Savile

Copley, Thomas
[1235-1???] Son of Hugh Copley.

Born in Copley.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Robert
  2. Thomas

Copley, Thomas
[1841-1913] He was a hair dresser [1881, 1901] / a hair dresser & barber [1911].

Around 1861, he married Elizabeth [1841-1???].

Children:

  1. Walter
  2. John Thomas [b 1865] who was a hair dresser [1881]
  3. Alwin [b 1869] who was a cotton spinner [1881]
  4. Ada [b 1873]
  5. Harry [b 1878] who was a postman [1901], a hairdresser & barber [1911]

The family lived at

  • Town Hall Street, Sowerby Bridge [1881]
  • 36 Town Hall Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901, 1911]

Living with them [in 1901, 1911] were the children of son Walter

Thomas died in 1913 (aged 72) 

Copley, Walter
[1842-19??] Son of Thomas Copley

Born in Halifax.

He was an iron founder in Sowerby Bridge [1861] / a tin plate (worker) [1881] / a core maker (moulder) [1891] / an iron moulder's core maker [1901] / an iron core maker [1911].

In 1886, he married Rebecca Garnett [1863-1899] at Christ Church, Pellon.


Rebecca, of Holmes Terrace, was born in Luddenden, the daughter of John Garnett, stone mason
 

Children:

  1. Harry [b 1887] who was a telegraph messenger [1901]
  2. Ivy [b 1889] who was a woollen weaver [1911]
  3. John
  4. Arthur [b 1892] who was a worsted spinner [1911]
  5. May [b 1895]
  6. Walter [b 1897] who was a bobbin setter worsted spinner [1911]

The family lived at

  • 17 Clough Terrace, Skircoat, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 9 Staincliffe Road, Park View, Dewsbury [1901]

Rebecca died in Dewsbury [1899] (aged 36).

In 1901 & 1911, the family were living with Walter's parents.

In 1911, Walter was a boarder in Newcastle upon Tyne

Copley, Walter
[1899-1918] Son of Herbert Copley.

Born in Sowerby [9th April 1899].

He was a cotton spinner [1917].

During World War I, he enlisted [10th April 1917], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Notts & Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment.

He was posted missing [14th April 1918] and was later confirmed dead [9th May 1918].

He was killed in action [14th April 1918].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial [99-102 & 162-162A], and on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Sowerby

Copley, William
[1240-1???] Son of Hugh Copley.

Born in Copley.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. William

Copley, William
[1270-1???] Son of William Copley.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Adam

Copley, William
[1350-1399] Son of Adam Copley.

Born in Dalton.

He married Agnes [1350-1???].

He died in Dalton

Copley, William
[1695-1752] Son of William Copley of Birstall.

Born in Heckmondwike.

His Copley family originated in the Halifax district, but moved away. William returned and bought Cinder Hill, Coley.

He married (1) Unknown.

Children:

  1. Judith

He married (2) Unknown.

Children:

  1. William

He died at Coley, and was taken back to Birstall where he was buried in the family grave

Copley, William
[1837-19??] He was a machine turner / a machine tool maker (employer).

In [Q4] 1859, he married Caroline Emily Ramsden in Halifax.


Caroline Emily was the daughter of
John Ramsden
 

Children:

  1. Edwin [b 1860]
  2. Arthur Ramsden [n 1863] who married [Halifax Q2 1890] Margaret Alice Smith

The family lived at

  • 44 Parkinson Lane, Halifax [1891]
  • 81 Thomas Street South, Halifax [1901]

Copley, William Alvin
[1883-1916] Son of Alvin Copley.

He was a cabinet maker (apprentice) [1901] / a cabinet maker [1911] / employed by Blackburn's, Gibbet Street, Halifax.

He had a sweetheart Miss Bentley.

During World War I, he enlisted [January 1916], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died [15th October 1916] (aged 32).

It took several months for his death to be officially confirmed.

He was buried at the Bancourt British Cemetery [VIII H 9].

He is remembered on the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Copley, William de
[1???-13??] He is mentioned in the Wakefield Court Rolls:

  • 18th November 1331: William de Coppeley fined 12d at Sowerby in a plea of trespass
  • 18th November 1331: William de Coppeley fined 12d at Sowerby for drawing the blood of Margery del Wode
  • 21st February 1332: William de Coppeley paid rent for land at Sowerby
  • 13th March 1332: William de Coppeley fined 6d at Hipperholme for not attending court
  • 16th October 1332: William de Coppeley sworn in as Grave of Hipperholme
  • 1st June 1333: William de Coppolay fined 12d for having an inquisition
  • 9th January 1349: William son of Henry de Coppelay at Brighouse, fined 12d from John Whitehead defending himself
  • 23rd November 1349: William de Coplay at Halifax, fined 2d for failing to repay a 7d loan owing to Henry de Langfield

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The Copley family
Originated in Copley.

Thomas de Talvace changed his name to Copley.

The Copleys and the Saviles intermarried.

See Copley, William Copley, Roger Dodsworth and Talvas family

Copley surname
The surname originates in Copley.

Thomas de Talvace took the name Copley when he succeeded his father's property around 1233.

Hugh de Coppelay is recorded at Skircoat in 1246, William de Coppeley is recorded in 1331, John de Coppeley is recorded in 1333 and Hugh de Coplay is recorded at Skircoat in 1379

See Copley family and Talvas family

There are over 30 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Copley, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Copley:


Marriages 1888, 1907
 




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