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Frank Rhodes    21 Oct 2015

There are two entries in the 1540 inventory for the Cathedral Church of Canterbury which include  "embrodryd with tonns of golde and water flowers callyd Coptons"

The word Copton has not been found in any old herbal or flora. Can any tell me if the local place name Copton goes back to medieval times, and if it is known to have been used as a local name for a plant?  

Thank you. Any information would be most helpful, particularly printed or manuscript references.

   

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