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Wills ~ POPE surname ( 1 of 7 >)



Will of Bridget Pope 1711, City of New Sarum, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 27 Aug 1709, proved 4 May 1711

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Samuel Cooper and Silas Crunlyn


I Bridget Pope of the City of New Sarum in the County of Wilts Spinster .....

Beneficiaries: Elizabeth Knott (sister), Richard Pope (cousin), Bridgett Pope (cousin)

Other Beneficiaries: William Serte, Robert Peirce and Widow Allen

Sole Executor: Elizabeth Knott

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P1/5Reg/242B


Will of Catherine Pope 1610, Malmesbury, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 1609, proved 31 Oct 1610

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of William Neale, Richard Veysey, Walter Dolman and Thomas Evanes


I Catherine Pope of the parish of Saint Powles in Malmesbury in the County of Wilts Widow .....

Beneficiaries: Catherine, Alice and Elizabeth Pope (daur's of William Pope), Edith Dolman, Roberte Donynge and William Pope (son)

Sole Executor: William Pope

Overseers: William Neale and Richard Veysey

Source: Perogative Court of Cantebury. Prob11/116/454


Will of Edith Pope 1791, Market Lavington, County of Wilts


Last Will and Testament of June 1783 and proved 7 Jun 1791

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Anne Sutton, Anne Locke, Wad locke

Codocil dated 21 Jun 1784 Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Anne Locke and wad Locke


I Edith Pope of Market Lavington County of Wilts Spinster.....

Beneficiaries: James Oram of Devizes (uncle), Charles Oram of Market Lavington (uncle), children of late Christopher Oram, child of late John Oram (uncle), Sarah (dau of Charles Oram), Sarah Grey (dau of John Grey of Market Lavington), Jane Legg, Mary Legg, Elizabeth Legg (the Legg's of Market Lavington, Spinsters), Mary Wilmer (w/o George of Market Lavington), dau of Anne Widlake (sister of Sarah and dau of Charles Oram)

Sole Executor: Richard Legg of Market Lavington, Gentleman (friend)

Source:WSHC Chippenham, document reference P2/P/1160

(Does not appear to have been buried at Market Lavington Churchyard)


Will of Elizabeth Pope 1701, City of New Sarum, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 20 May 1701, proved 19 July 1701

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Alce Flower and Margaret Harroway


I Elizabeth Pope of the City of New Sarum County of Wilts Widow .....

Beneficiaries: William Fawkener (Cousin, Clerk), Samuel Fawkener (Cousin), Katherine Naish (sister)

Sole Executor: Katherine Naish

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P4/1701/4

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Will of Elizabeth Pope 1727, City of New Sarum, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 14 Jul 1726, proved 6 Jun 1727

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Samuel Cherry, Robert Ekins and George Young


I Elizabeth Pope of Bere Regis County of Dorset Widow .....

Beneficiaries: Thomas (son), Robert (son), Elizabeth (dau)

Sole Executor: Elizabeth (dau)

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P5/16Reg/147A


Will of George Pope 1723, Potterne, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 8 Jun 1723, codocil 9 Jun 1723

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Edward Hope Junr and John Mathyson

Codocil Sealed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of William Smith, Edward Hope Junr and John Mathyson


I George Pope of the Parish of Potterne County of Wilts Gentleman .....

Beneficiaries: Elizabeth (wife), Anne Pope (Mother), Robert Pope (kinsman - which one?), John Pope and William Pope (sons of brother John Pope), Thomas Pope`s (brother) four children, Robert Hulbert of Devizes, John Hulbert (if father Robert is deceased), Sarah Cutting (nee Hulbert, wife of Nathan Cutting of Devizes), daughters of brother in law (Robert Hulbert), Robert Hulbert (Nephew and son of brother in law Robert), John Hulbert (son of brother in law Robert), Mary Hulbert, William Lewis`s (brother in law) eight children

Executor: Elizabeth (Wife)

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P1/P/583


Will of James Pope Jnr 1645, Bishops Cannings, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 28 Mar 1645 and probate 4 May 1645

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of James Pope the elder and Leonard Barnes


I James Pope the younger of Rundway in the Parish of Bishops Cannings, County of Wilts Yeoman (late of The Devizes) ......

Beneficiaries: Edith (mother), John (brother), Thomas (brother), Mary White (sister), Sara (sister), Michaell Wyate, Mary (wife)

Sole Executor: Mary (wife)

Overseers: Mr Thomas Nicholas (friend), William Dirke (friend)

Inventory dated 8 Apr 1645 sum totalled £58 2s 0d, signed by William Dirke, James Pope and Peeter Tanner

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P24/278



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