(23)  Francis Copinger


He was seated at Bramford, in Suffolk.  There is this inscription on a table monument, erected in memory of a daughter of Francis, in the nave of the Church of Akenham, in Suffolk : -

(Arms of Copinger.)

Under this marble stone resteth the body of Elizabeth Fynn, late wife of Robt Fynn, of this parish, and daughter of Francis Copinger, of Bramford, gent., who departed this life September the 14th, 1683. 

For nineteen yeares I liv'd a virgin life,
For seventeen more, being marryed, liv'd a wife;
At thirty-six, pale death my life assail'd,
And as I liv'd, I dy'd, belov'd, bewail'd."

Here resteth the body of Rob Fynn, who departed this life the 6th of July, 1686.

Francis is mentioned in the will (dated the 24th August, 1666) of his brother Thomas, who is described as of St. Edward's Parish, in Cambridge, as follows : -

"I give those freehold lands in Lavenham in Suffolk knowne or called by the names of the Netherhall Meadow and ffield, great and little Broome parke and two Stanleyes, now in the occupation of John Scott, and also those copyhold lands, house and barne lying in Lavenham aforesaid and in the occupation of John Sparke, and also that my copyhold meadow called Holmes Meadow and now in the occupacon of Nicholas Hazell lying in Lavenham aforesaid to my brother ffrancis Copinger of Bramford in Suffolk and his heires in trust to be sold within one yeare and a half after my decease for the paying of legacies bequeathed and appointed by this my will."

Thomas also leaves to the

"Churchwardens of the Parish of Lavenham aforesaid to be distributed among the poores sort there eight pounds, to Buxhall forty shillings, Alphecon twenty shillings, Preston twenty shillings, Trumpington in Cambridgeshire twenty shillings to be gyven as that of Lavenham,"

and by a codicil, dated 11th May, 1671, he gives to Ann his wife and her heirs,

"All that messuage Barne, stable, and outhouses whatsoever therevnto belonging, with a croft adjoining and fforty ffyve acres of arable land more or lesse, belonging to the mannor of Kingston or Kingston St. George, late the landes of Richard Day of Kingston aforesaid."

The Will was proved 21st May, 1674, by Anne Copinger.



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