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East Grafton, Wiltshire – Church Photographs
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West Lavington, Wiltshire – Church Photographs
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The Census entries have been taken from the internet or from my visual inspection of microfiche / film.

Reference was made to ‘An Introduction to the History of Bishopstone’ by G I Parker and updated by Mrs L O’Grady and Mrs J Jenkins in 2007.

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with myself and members of my family, who have kindly agreed, to share the images with others, who are interested in genealogy research.

Having said all the above, if you need help to tie in your research with the Pope lineage etc, I am willing to assist.

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Brief History

   Brief History

The family research (so far) goes back to John Pope of Potterne, Wiltshire (d 1618)

  • My main reseatch starts with William Pope (1792 – 1851)
  • Around 1820 he preached at Grove, near Wantage, Berkshire and was a Pastor at Baydon, Wiltshire from about 1822
  • He married Jane White in 1825 at Southbroom (Devizes), Wiltshire
  • In 1833 he became the Baptist Minister at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Meopham, Kent; and preached there up until his death
  • All of his male children (except Jabez Pope) took up occupations in the Draper / Outfitter business at some time during their lives