HOPTON, Edward Cope (1708-54), of Canon Frome, nr. Hereford.
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Family and Education
bap. 9 Feb. 1708, o.s. of Richard Hopton. educ. Ch. Ch. Oxf. 1725. m. 29 Feb. 1733, Mary, da. and h. of Timothy Briggenshaw of St. John’s Bredwardine, Herefs., 1s. 1da.
High steward, Worcester 1751.
Returned as a Tory for Hereford in 1741, Hopton voted consistently against the Government. On the opposition motion of 21 Jan. 1742 to set up a secret committee to inquire into the war, he was ‘carried in with crutches’.1 He did not stand again, dying 24 Apr. 1754.
Ref Volumes: 1715-1754
Author: A. N. Newman
- 1. Sir Robt. Wilmot to Devonshire, 23 Jan. 1742, Devonshire mss.