as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 12th century when they held estates in that county. They held a family seat at Carleton Hall and Unthank in Cumberland.
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Distinguished members of the family include John Cowper (c.1453-1484), English mason, who was in charge of the work at Rothesay Castle, Bute
, in 1512; Sir William Cowper, 1st Baronet
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