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Wills ~ POPE surname (< 7 of 7 )



Will of Thomas Pope 1745, New Sarum, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 19 Jun 1744, annex of 9 Jul 1744 and proved 25 Feb 1745

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of James Long, Richard Haines and William Moore junr

Annex Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Thomas Brown and William Moore junr


I Thomas Pope of the City of New Sarum, County of Wilts Victualler .....

Beneficiaries: William (brother), Mary (sister), John (brother), Anne (wife), Elizabeth Tarrent (sister), Daniel Collis (friend, malster of New Sarum), Mr Henry Powell (friend, linen Draper of New Sarum), William (son, under 21 yrs of age), children of John (brother), children of Martha King (sister), children of Dorothy Lourdes (sister), children of Ann Brown (sister), children of Hester White (sister), children of Elizabeth Tarrent (sister) and children of Susanna bayly (sister)

Others mentioned: Tiphook, occupies Fairwood

Estate mentioned in will: Leasehold estates being in Fairwood, Parish of Cramborn, Dorset

Joint Executors: Daniel Collis and Henry Powell

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P1/10Reg/2


Will of Thomas Pope 1786, Sherborne, Dorset


Last Will and Testament of 10 July 1759 and proved 16 January 1788

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Philip Harbut and Jno. Edwards


I Thomas Pope of Sherborne, County of Dorset Gentleman .....

Beneficiaries: William (son), John (youngest son), Thomas (grandson), Mary Horner, Mr James Hoare

Others mentioned: Tenements occupied by John Horner and George Surl

Estate mentioned in will: Wood house and the Garden

Joint Executors: William and John (sons)

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P5/18Reg/232B

Will of Thomas Pope 1788, Whelford, Glous.


Last Will and Testament of 5 Jul 1794 and proved 3 May 1797

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of James Dunning, Richard Robrts and Thomas Ware


I Thomas Pope of Whelford, Parish of Kempsford, Glos. Yeoman .....

Beneficiaries: Thomas Pope (grandchild), Robert Pope (grandchild), Anne Pope (grandchild), Humphry Fifield (grandchild), Ann Fifield (grandchild), Thomas Fifield (grandchild), Humphry Pope (son), Ann Pope (wife), William Fifield (son in law), Thomas Pope (son).

Sole Executor: Humphry Pope, who died before carrying out the execution of the Will.

Others Mentioned: fra. Wilks, Thos. Wilks, Joun Pope (wife of Humpfry)

Source: National Archives (A2A), document reference PROB 11/1161
Extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury


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Will of Thomas Pope 1797, Axnollen, Dorset


Last Will and Testament of 5 Jul 1794 and proved 3 May 1797

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of James Dunning, Richard Robrts and Thomas Ware


I Thomas Pope of Axnollen, Parish of Beamister, Dorset Gentleman .....

Beneficiaries: William (cousin of Toller Whelme, parish of Conscombe), Henry Legg (gentleman of Mapperton, Dorset), John Hoare (brother in law, Tallow Chandler of the City of Wells), Mary (wife), not named (dau)
Estate mentioned in will: Lands in the parishes of Cheddington and Conscombe, Dorset

Joint Executors: William Pope, Henry Legg, John Hoare and Mary Pope

Trustees: William Pope, Henry Legg, John Hoare and Mary Pope (to look after estate on behalf of the children until they reach the age of 21 years)

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P5/18Reg/232B


Will of William Pope 1594, Malmesbury, Wilts.


Last Will and Testament of 14 Jan 1593 and proved 12 Apr 1594

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Thomas Evans (vicar), Thomas Phillipps, John Bisshoppe, Edmond Smyth, and John Packwoode


I William Pope of St. Pauls, Parish of Malmesbury, Wilts .....

Beneficiaries: Inham (dau), Katheryne (wife). William (son)

Sole Executor: Katheryne Pope (wife)

Overseers: Walter Hide, John Beadford

Others Mentioned: Thomas Edmonds, William Heybard and John Morse

Source: National Archives (A2A), document reference PROB 11/83
Extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury


Will of William Pope 1673, Aston Upthorpe,County of Berks


Last Will and Testament of 14 Apr 1673 and probate 4 May 1673

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of John Plowe and William Yoner

Inventory carried out by William Strange, Ambris Pope and Joseph Smith on 28 Apr 1673
Inventory value £16 3s 6d


I William Pope of Aston Upthorpe County of Berks Yeoman .....

Beneficiaries: Ann (dau), Mary (dau), Edward Eldridge (husband of Mary), Richard Eldridge (son of Mary), Edward Eldridge (son of Mary), Thomas Whittle (grandson and son of Thomas Whittle), John Wesson (grandson)

Estate mentioned in will: Common Fields Aston Upthorpe

Sole Executor: Ann (dau)

Overseers: Friends William Sharp and Joseph Sinnols of Aston Upthorpe

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P5/1673/30


Will of William Pope 1779, Norton Bavant, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 12 August 1778 and proved 28 June 1779

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Joseph Cuffs, William Butler and Thomas Davis

Commission executed at Swindon on 25 Sep 1826


I William Pope of Norton Bavant County of Wilts .....

Beneficiaries: Rebecca (wife), Edward (son), Jane Smith (dau)

Executor: not clear, possibly Rebecca (wife)

Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P1/13Reg/284A

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Will of William Pope 1811, Bishopstone, Wilts


Last Will and Testament of 27 Sep 1811, probate 29 Sep 1826

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of H L Burt and John Anger

Administration Bond issued 21 Sep 1826, sworn effects £300
Commission executed at Swindon on 25 Sep 1826


I William Pope of Bishopstone County of Wilts Yeoman .....

Beneficiaries: Mary (wife), William (son), Ann (daughter, wife of Richard Redford), Charlotte (daughter), Elizabeth (daughter)

Executors: Benjamin Jacobs and William Pope

Trustee: Benjamin Jacobs for young daughters

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


Will of William Pope 1851, Bishopstone, Wilts


     (William Pope centre, photo taken 1833 - 1851)
Rev'd William Pope center, photo taken 1833 - 1851 Last Will and Testament of 7 Nov 1826, Proved 22 May 1851

Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of James Painter and Hannah Painter


I William Pope of Bishopstone County of Wilts .....

Sole Beneficiary: Jane (wife)

Source: National Archives (A2A), document reference PROB 11/2209
Extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury



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