Some notes on Pam's Copeland ancestors

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This page covers Cheshire families in the paternal line of Pam's great great grandfather Benjamin Copeland LUNT. The narrative starts with her sixth great grandfather Stephen COPLAND.

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Stephen COPLAND (d.1716)

Stephen married Elizabeth Knight in Astbury in 1677. They had ten children. Stephen worked as a wood turner in Congleton. His will named eight of his children with his tools and equipment left to his eldest son John with an additional bequest in return for teaching his brother William the trade.

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William COPELAND (1694-1760)

William was the ninth child of Stephen and Elizabeth. He married Hannah and they had seven children in Astbury and Church Lawton between 1727 and 1741. He worked as a wood turner and chairmaker latterly in Odd Rode where he died in 1760. No record has been found of Hannah's death, but William married Elizabeth Buckley in Astbury in 1745. They had a further six children. In his will, William named eleven of his children and made particular provision for the bringing up of his six sons by his second wife.

Peter COPELAND (1754-1814)

Peter followed in his father's footsteps working as a chairmaker. He married Elizabeth Burslem in Astbury in 1774 and had two children. Elizabeth died in 1777. Peter went on to marry Hannah Davenport in 1781. They had a further five children in Church Lawton. In his will, Peter left his dwelling house, workshop and stock in trade to his son Peter. Hannah outlived her husband by a further thirty years and died in 1844 in Astbury aged ninety one.

Benjamin COPELAND (1789-1855)

Benjamin was the fourth child of Peter and Hannah. He started out as a chairmaker, but by 1826 was a wharfinger in Church Lawton. By 1841, he was working as an agricultural labourer and was employed as a gardener at the time of his death in 1855. Benjamin had a son who was baptised at Church Lawton, Cheshire in 1815 as Benjamin COPELAND son of Ann LUNT singlewoman of Odd Rode. They do not appear to have subsequently married. No record has yet been found of Ann's baptism or burial. In 1816, Benjamin married Cicely Sheratt in Wolstanton. They went on to have five children in South Cheshire and a further four in Burslem. Cicely died in Burslem in 1854.

Page last modified: 9 February 2022