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Wills ~ POPE surname (< 4 of 7 >)



Will of Martha Pope 1764 of Witney, Oxfordshire


Last Will and Testament of 21 March 1764

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of John Ellis, Hannah Clapton and Thomas Brookes


I Martha Pope wife of William Pope of Witney County of Oxon Gardener .....

Beneficiaries: William (husband), James (son), John (son), Martha (daughter), Mary Pope (relationship not given)

Trustee: William Giles of Great Faringdon, Berks (friend)

Estate mentioned in will: Leasehold estate lying in Little Hinton (bequeathed to the children)

Sole Executor: Martha Pope (daughter)

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference 700/187


Will of Mary Poope 1650, Bishops Cannings, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 28 Nov 1648 and proved 17 Apr 1650

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Elizabeth Wotton


I Mary Poope of Borton, Bishops Cannings County of Wilts .....

Beneficiaries: Thomas Amer and his daughters Mary and Katherine also his three sons, Margaret Stevens (sister), John Amer the elder, Robert Younge, Mary Younge, Arthur Slop

Sole Executor: Aldam Younge

Overseers: Michaell Nash, Ralph Eattwell

Inventory: dated 17 Apr 1650, sworn effects £156 15s 0d

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P1/P/198


Will of Rebecca Pope 1857, Bishopstone, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 27 Nov 1849

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of John Johnston, Thomas Cue, Edwin Grist, John Collier


I Rebecca Pope of Bishopstone County of Wilts Widow .....

Beneficiaries: George Grist (son of John Grist), John Grist (her son), John Grist the Elder, John Grist the younger, Elizabeth Archer (nee Pope, daughter in law), George Povey

Executor: John Johnston of Little Hinton, Yeoman

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference CC/Bishoprick/35/1-6

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Will of Richard Pope 1703, Preshute, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 8 February 1700 (Annoq Dui 1700 and 13th year of William III reign - 1702)

Signd Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of John Barns and Elizabeth Barns


I Richard Pope of Clattford, in the Parish of Preshute, County of Wilts Yeoman .....

Beneficiaries: Richard (son), Andrew (son), Ann (daughter and wife of Robert Neale, Yeoman in Parish of Aldborne), Susanna (wife), John (son)

Sole Executor: John (son)

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P1/4Reg/231


Will of Richard Pope 1795, Yatesbury, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 23 Apr 1791 and Proved Jul 1795

Signd Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Anna Maria Ford and John Flower


I Richard Pope of Yatesbury, County of Wilts Yeoman .....

Beneficiaries: Hester (wife), Henry Stiles (friend and yeoman of Upper Whitley, Wilts), Pobert Pottow (friend and yeoman of Cherhill), children of Stephen (brother), Mary (wife of John New), John Pope junr (grandson of brother John, deceased), children of William Pope, children of Isaac Pope, Gabriel (brother)

Trustees and Executors: Henry Stiles and Robert Pottow

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P1/14Reg/535B


Administration Bond of Richard Waterman Watts Pope 1777, Wilton, Wilts


Administration Bond dated 1 Dec 1777
"Ar Sarum Dec 1st 1777 by the Revd John Chafy Ck M:A: lawful surrogate of the Revd &Worshipful Wm Whitworth Ck M:A: Archdeacon of the Archdry. of Sarum Adcom. of the Good etc of the said Richd Waterman Watts Pope was granted to Sarah Pope his lawful Mother; having first made solemn affirmation (being a Quaker) that the said Decd died Intestate that she would duly administer and exhibit an Invry. & acct. when thereto lawfully required"

Present at signing: Sarah Pope of Wilton (widow); Laurence Chubb of City of New Sarum; John Hadding, Gentleman of City of New Sarum

Administration Bond dated 26 Jun 1786
"Ar Sarum on the Day and Year aforesaid Robert Pope the Administrator aforesaid being a Quaker made his solemn Affirmation before me". Edward Moore, Surrogate

Present at signing: Robert Pope (brother of Richard), Gentleman of Staines County of Middlesex; William Wicks, victualler of City of New Sarum; John Hibberd, Book-keeper of City of New Sarum

Robert Pope lawful brother administrator as previous Bond left unadminished by Sarah Pope (widow, deceased - died 1778)

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P2/P/1101



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