William Copp

Male Abt 1609 - 1670


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  • Name  William Copp 
    Born  Abt 1609  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  27 Feb 1670  Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • He presumably was married twice: 1st wife's name unknown, 2nd wife Goodeth/Judith ____ who d. 25 Mar 1670. William had 9 children altogether, but mothers not given in publication. William came from England 17 Jun 1635 on the barque "Blessing", commanded by Capt. John Leicestger. He is described on the passenger list as a "cordwainer" [shoemaker], age 26. He was admitted to the First Church of Boston 20 Jun 1640 [some allege that he was a member of Cotton and Increase Mather's church (the "Old North", of Second Church of Boston), but the COPPs kept their membership in the First Church for many years after the Second Church was established].

      Soon after arriving in Boston, William acquired a half-acre of land on the waterfront overlooking the Charles River at the head of Prince Street - called the "Mill Field" because of a windmill used to grind corn and grain that was located on it - subsequently called Mill Hill, Snow Hill, then COPP's Hill; maybe named after William, but more likely after his son Elder David COPP.

      The North End where William lived became a very prosperous area, declining only after the Revolutionary War. By that time, the COPPs were gone from Boston. William's will of 31 Oct 1662 was admitted to probate 7 Feb 1670. He was a wealthy man for that period, owning two houses and outbuildings in Boston, plus 100 acres "beyond Braintree".
    Person ID  I68589  Bryant
    Last Modified  17 Jun 2007 

    Family  Judith,   b. Abt 1612, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1670, Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1628  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Johanna Copp,   b. Abt 1628, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1654, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Ann Copp,   b. 16 Aug 1630, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1661, Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. David Copp,   b. 1635, probably, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1713, Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Naomi Copp,   b. 05 Aug 1638, Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Oct 1653, Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Jonathon Copp,   b. 23 Aug 1640, Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Rebecca Copp,   b. 06 May 1641, Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1662
     7. Ruth Copp,   b. 24 Nov 1643, Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Lydia Copp,   b. 23 Jul 1646, Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1662
    Family ID  F3919  Group Sheet

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