The History of Leith

November 21, 2011

John Cope (British Army officer)

Cope was educated at Westminster School and from there joined the British Army. He rose quickly, and was appointed a Knight of the Bath (KB) for his performance in battle in Germany during the War of the Austrian Succession.

He went on to serve as member of parliament for Queenborough (1722-1727), Liskeard (1727-34) and Orford (1738-41).

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