Cobelstone History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Cobelstone family

The surname Cobelstone was first found in Devon where the earliest recorded of the name was Hugh of Coplestone in the year 1275 who was Lord of the Manor at that time. It was a hamlet and manor in the parish of Colebrook. Conjecturally, the family may be descended from the tenant of the parish, Manfred, who held it from William Cheever at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book by Duke William of Normandy in 1086. (This Guillaume La Chievre of Normandy, held 47 baronies in the county of Devon, and held a family seat at Bradninch in Devon. He attended William the Conqueror at Hastings in 1066,) Manfred was most likely a son or nephew of this great Baron Guillaume.

In nearby Cornwall, another early brach of the family was found. "Another manor called Biscovey, was anciently in the family of Coplestone. This, in the year 1563, was sold by one of that family residing at Warlegh, in Devonshire, to Mr. Richard Trehawke, of St. Blazey." [1]

The manor of Lametton in the parish of St. Keyne, Cornwall was another ancient family seat of the family. "In this family it probably remained until the fourth of Elizabeth, when thirteen manors were sold in this county, to procure for John Coplestone, Esq. the royal pardon, he having forfeited his life to the laws of his country." [1]

Early History of the Cobelstone family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cobelstone research. Another 100 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1359, 1607, 1642, 1655 and 1655 are included under the topic Early Cobelstone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cobelstone Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Coppleston, Copplestone, Copleston, Coplestone, Cobblestone, Cobelstone, Cobbelstone and many more.

Early Notables of the Cobelstone family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Cobelstone family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Annias Copleston settled in Virginia in 1635.

  1. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print on Facebook
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