Sunday, 2 February 2014

Loughgall - Cope & Doolan Arms

Loughgall about 5 miles from Armagh was developed by the Cope family over the 18th and 19th centuries. According to Mulligan (Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster) the Rectory was built in 1933. he notes that large stone and brick outbuildings of the earlier house remain, with handsome Neoclassical gatepiers at the entrance. He does not mention the quartered arms of Cope and Doolan that are on these buildings.

Here you can see the quartered arms of Cope and Doolan (above) along with the Cope Motto and family crests. The Cope pedigree follows:

The description of the Quartered arms of Cope and Doolan

Below is the building on one side of the gateway at Loughgall

The Cope crest on the piers

A view of both buildings

 FRANCIS ROBERT COPE, Esq., D.L. for Co. Armagh. Born 1853, being the only son of the late Robert Wright Cope Cope, of Loughgall Manor, by Cecilia Phihppa, dau. of the late Francis Manley Shawe Taylor of Castle Taylor, Co. Galway.
Anthony Cope (d. 1705) Dean of Elphin, married Elizabeth Cope, (dau of Henry Cope of Loughall),
His son, Robert Cope of Loughgall d. 1753,
m.1stly 1707 Letitia Brownlow (dau of Arthur Brownlow)
m.2ndly 1711 Eliz Fownes (dau of Sir Wm. Fownes),
had sons,
Anthony Cope d.1764, Dean of Armagh
Arthur Cope of Loughgall m.1761 Ellen Osborne.
 Arthur’s first son was:
Robert Camden Cope (c.1771-1818), of Loughgall, co. Armagh. He was educated in Trinity Hall, Cambridge 1788. He married on 13 June 1811, Mary, daughter of Samuel Elliot.
 see also
Arthur Cope had no children, so, upon his death in 1844, the lands passed to his first cousin, Robert Wright Cope Doolan, the son of Mary Cope (sister of Robert Camden Cope) and her husband Colonel Richard Doolan. In 1844, upon receiving the Cope lands, R W C Doolan changed his name to R W C Cope.
Armorial bearings— Quarterly 1 and 4, argent, on a chevron azure, between three roses gules, stalked and leaved vert, as many fleurs-de-lis or, a mullet of the second for difference (for Cope) ; 2 and 3 argent, three crescents in pale azure, between two pellets (for Doolan). Mantling azure and argent ; and for his Crests, 1. upon a wicath of tlie colours, out of a fleur-de-lis or, charged with a mullet gules, a dragon's head of the second (for Cope) ; 2. upon a wreath of the colours, on a chapeau azure,turned up ermine, a crescent or, there- from issuant a trefoil slipped vert (for Doolan). Motto—
"Aequo adeste animo." Seat — Manor House, Loughgall, Armagh.

This crest is on the monument in Loughgall to John Garland Cope of Drummilly born 25 July 1850 and 'passed away' 8 November 1920.

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