REFERENCES TO COPUS PERSONS PAST & PRESENT FOUND IN PUBLICATIONS.
George Frederick Copus CBE...1868-1949
Entered service of the New Zealand Government in London 1886.
Son of Cyrus Copus of Kennington. Married Ellen Welch of Wareham Dorset.
Source...Who was Who Vol IV
James Copus...1775-1812 Said to be of German origin but probably English origin as his name.
Born in Greene County Pennsylvania married 1796 moved to Richland County Ohio 1809.
Killed together with 3 soldiers in an attack on his cabin in 1812 this has become known as the Copus massacre and a monument to this incident was errected in 1882. Picture on Photos page.
A full report of James and his family and of the massacre can be found in the ‘History of Richland County’ Chapters 272-285. Also see Messages Page.
Julia Copus...Published Poet born in London 1969 web site http://www.juliacopus.co.uk
Matthew Copus...Genealogist AGRA member. For link to website see HOME page.
Dr Martin Copus...Physician and Scientist mentioned in The Magdeburg Centuries 1552-1574.
Caspar Copus...Born 1523c. Composer known to have lived and worked in Austria.
Randy & Pamela Copus Composers/musicians http://www.2002music.com/interview_NAV.htm
Capt Keith Copus...Pilot of Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance Helicopter awarded the
Air Ambulance Service Institute Award Oct 2004 presented at the House of Commons.
William Copus...b 1746 An American soldier of the Virginia Line in the 1775 Independence War
Source...1835 Tennessee pension roll.
REFERENCES TO VARIOUS DOCUMENTS IN THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES KEW UK.
Dated 1600 Document from Dr Martin Copus to Queen Elizabeth. Folio 186 Item SP81/8
Dated 1758 Will of William Copus of HMS Lancaster. Ref PROB 11/835.
Dated 1850 Will of Charles Copus Furniture dealer St Pancras Middx Ref PROB 11/2107
Dated 1850 Will of George Copus Furniture broker Manchester Sqr Ref PROB 11/2107
Dated 1760 Will of Christopher Copus of HMS Buckingham Ref PROB 11/859
Dated 1837 Will of Cornelius Copus. A cook in H Brittanic M service Holland PROB 11/187
WORLD WAR 1 MEDAL CARDS UK Total of 46 cards held for Copus.
EXTRACTS FROM THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE OLD BAILEY COURT 1674-1834
Dated 1780 William Copus coachman witness in trial of James Coulsell.
Dated 1780 Philip Copus coachman to Duchess of Ancaster witness in trial of James Coulsell
Dated 1782 Ann Copus indicted for stealing a silver mug sentence to be privately whipped and
Imprisoned for 12 months.
Dated 1789 James Copus indicted for stealing a silver watch found guilty but sentence not stated
may have been transported.
Dated 1816 Ann Copus age 28 indicted for stealing 2 shirts sentence imprisoned for 3 months.
Dated 1834 William Copus hay cutter witness in trial of Henry Kitchener.
Dated 1834 George Copas age 35 indicted for house-breaking, guilty sentence transportation.
Dated 1825 Henry Copas age 22 indicted for stealing sentence death, commuted to transportation.