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Mr. R. J. Coppinger was said to have been descended from a branch of the family settled in Drogheda.  His father (variously called "General" and "Captain" Coppinger) lost a large fortune, which he had made by privateering, in a lawsuit with Thellusson, the banker.  There is a tradition that he was a noted duellist, and a brother, or nearly related to "Madame Lawless," of Parisian celebrity.  Mr. R. J. Coppinger was, with his wife, party to the suit "Tucker v. Sanger" (Exchequer, 1820-1824), relating to the settlement of a small patrimonial estate at Kingsnympton, Devon, now vested in Stephen Tucker, Esq., of the Heralds College.


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