|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