Copeman Family Genealogy Forum
My gran was born Margaret Florence Copeman in Morecombe around 1912. Her father worked in the theatre and married an Irish woman (think her name was Catherty or Caffrey). He died when my gran was quite young. The family moved to Long Eaton near Nottingham. My gran was the oldest of 4 children - Lily, Sam and another that died in childhood.
According to my gran, there was a Copeman who used to be Warder of Norwich or Nottingham Castle and he was the last person to hang a child for sheep stealing (Pleasant!). Also his daughter had a fling with a member of royalty at that time and was left a legacy to look after the resulting child.
I would be very interested to hear any further information on either of these. Both my mum and aunt now have Copeman as their middle name as there were no sons and my gran was keen to carry on the family name.
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