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Wills ~ POPE surname (< 6 of 7 >)



Administration Bond of Sarah Pope 1710, Calne, Wilts


Died Intestate
Administration Bond dated 25 April 1710,

Sarah Pope of Calne in the County of Wilts ..... Farmers Widow

Names mentioned: Jacobus [James] Pope (Yeoman of Avebury Wilts), John Burchall (Clothier of Calne) or Burshall?], John Pope, James Pope [same Jacobus/James?], Anne Pope, Thos. Henchman junr, Geo Frome (Registrar).

Inventory: dated 15 July 1709, valued at £33 14s 0d

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P5/1710/82


Will of Susanna Pope 1780, Bradford, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 3 February 1775 and proved at Chippenham 27 May 1780

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Ja: Pidding and Susanna Pearce


I Susanna Pope Widow & Relict of Andrew Pope, Baptist Minister at Bradford .....

Beneficiaries: Five of her sister's Children, William Archard of Sodbury, James Archard of London (Cooper), John Archard of Bradford (Taylor), Susanna West of Nettleton, Betty Saltor of Hullavington, sister's daughters Mary & Jane (Wives of the undermentioned Executors)

Joint Executors: Her Cousins John Archard of Nettledon senr. (Taylor) and Benjamin Sawyer of Corsham Side (Labourer)

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P2/P/1110

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Will of Ursula Pope 1714, City of New Sarum, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 4 May 1709, Proved 13 Oct 1714

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of judith James and Mary James


I Ursula Pope of Parish of St James City of New Sarum County of Wilts Widow .....

Beneficiaries: John Pope (son), Henry (son), Silvester (son), Charles (son)

Joint Executor: Silvester and John (sons)

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P5/15Reg/392B


Will of Thomas Pope 1611, Bishops Cannings, County of Wilts


Last Will and Testament Inventory dated 16 Feb 1610 and probate 29 May 1611

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of ?, Thomas Aldridge, Arthur Sloper

I Thomas Pope of Borton in the Parish of Bishops Cannings County of Wilts Yeoman .....

Beneficiaries: William(son), Bridget Lyle (dau), Mary (grandchild?), Thomas (son)

Executor: Thomas (son)

Others Mentioned Thomas Sloper of Borton, Richard Sloper,John Towler, Robert ?oofe, William Russe, William ?aston

Note hard to decipher will

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P24/123


Will of Thomas Pope 1633, Bourton in Parish of Bishops Cannings, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 20 Nov 1632, Probate 1633

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Arthur Sloper, Ralph Eatwell, Thomas Sloy and Michael Casell


I Thomas Pope of Bourton in Parish of Bishops Cannings .....

Beneficiaries: John and Richard Steavens (sons of John Steavens), Brigette (sister), Mary (Wife)

Sole Executor: Mary (wife)

Overseers: Ralph Eatwell and Michael Casell (friends)

Source: National Archives (A2A), document reference PROB 11/163
Extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Cantebury


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Will of Thomas Pope 1712, Parish of Bere Regis, Dorset


Last Will and Testament of 16 Feb 1711, Proved 8 May 1712

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Samuel Keate, George Young and Thomas Hill

Inventory carried out by John Matte and George Young on 4 Feb 1712
Inventory value £601 8s 6½d


I Thomas Pope of Snatford the Parish of Bere Regis of Dorset Yeoman .....

Beneficiaries: Thomas (son), George (son of Thomas), Richard (son of Thomas), Mary (dau of Thomas), Susannah (dau of Thomas), Elizabeth (dau), Anne (wife), Barbara (dau), Robert (son), Barbara (granddau), Samuel Keate (grandson)

Others mentioned: George (brother, deceased)

Sole Executor: Barbara (dau)

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P5/15Reg/301B and P5/1712/40


Will of Thomas Pope 1725, Foxhangers, Parish of Rowde, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 28 June 1725, Inventory 12 Aug 1725, proved 1 Nov 1725 at Chippenham

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Vincent Figgins, Joseph Godwin and Henry Axford

Inventory carried out by Samuel Webb of Rowde and John Manning of Barwick Bassett
Inventory value £538 3s 6p


I Thomas Pope of Foxhangers in the Parish of Rowde County of Wilts Yeoman .....

Beneficiaries: Susannah (wife), Robert (son), Thomas (son), Elizabeth (daughter), Mary (daughter), Anne (widow of Robert and mother), Richard Waterman (alias Watts, brother in law), Elizabeth Waterman (alias Watts, mother of Susannah)

Others mentioned: Robert (father), Richard Rook, Philip Smith the younger, Nathaniel Alexander the elder (all deceased)

Executor: Mary Pope (daughter) or Thomas Pope (son, if Mary was deceased), both minors

Administrators: Susannah (wife), Elizabeth Waterman als Watts and Richard Waterman als Watts

Lands mentioned: Farm and lands called Foxhangers lying in Parish of Rowde, a third part to be inherited on the death of his mother Anne Pope (buried 7 Aug 1726). 16 August 1710 (being Tripartite) Indenture Lease made between Robert Pope the elder and Anne (his father and mother), himself and Susannah his Wife of the first part; Elizabeth Waterman als Watts Widow of the second part; and Richard Rook Gent Phillip Smith the younger Gent and Nathaniell Alexander the elder (all three also since decd) of the third part

Source: WSHC, ref: P5/1818/14



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