COPGROVE: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1750.
"COPGROVE, (given as "COPGRAVE") a parish in the West Riding of Yorkshire, bet. Knaresborough and Boroughbridge, is noted for an epitaph on John Wincupp; which shews, that he was rector of its Ch. 54 years (during which he boarded and taught many of the gentry;) that he never was plaintiff, nor defendant; and lived 52 years with his wife, by whom he had 6 children, out of which, not one died in all that time; and that he was the first of his family who departed this life, in 1637, aetat. 86."
[Transcribed by Mel Lockie © from
Stephen Whatley's England's Gazetteer, 1750]