Wills Pope Avebury

POPE ~ Family Wills
(Parish of Avebury)

Is there any connection to the Pope family of Potterne?
The Admin Bond for Sarah Pope of Calne, dated 1710, included Jacobus [James] Pope (Yeoman of Avebury Wilts). Details further down page

James Pope  1602
Elyzabeth Pope  1618
James Pope  1688
James Pope  1732
John Poope  1670
John Pope  1711
Sarah Pope  1710
Thomas Pope  1602

Will of James Pope 1602, Avebury, County of Wilts
Will published 5 March 1601/2, inventory 17 April 1602 and probate 21 April 1602
 
I James Pope of Avebury, Husbandman in the County of Wilts . . . . .
Beneficiaries:John (son), Margaret, Frydeswide and Jane Pope (grand-dau’s, d/o John), unborn child (of
John and Joane Pope), Richard, Jane and Anne Trewman (d/o Richard), Annie Trewman (w/o Richard), Christopher and Alse Pope (son & dau), Rebecca Parker (sister). Joane Embrie (sister), 4 unmamed children (of Joane mbrie), Gyles and Joane (son and dau of Joane Parker), James Kaphaell, Parish church of Avebury, James (son), Joane (w/o James)
Executors: Joane and James Pope (wife and son)
Overseers: John Peart (vicar) and Thomas Pope (brother)
Inventory undertaken by: Richard Smythe, Thomas Pope and John Mortimer
Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P1/P/11
Notes: Buried at Avebury St. James

Will of Elyzabeth Pope 1618, Avebury, County of Wilts
Will published 10? August 1618, probate and inventory 19 October 1618
 
I Elyzabeth Pope of Avebury, in the County of Wilts . . . . .
Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Richard Phelpes and Ann Spansicke
Beneficiaries:Andrew (son), Water (son), Nicholas (son), Else? Rushton (sister), Rychard Kewe (son-in-law), Joan Kewe (dau), Agnes Plummer (dau), John and James Pope (grandchild, s/o John), George Plummer, Mary Plummer, Rychard Kewe the younger, John Kewe (s/o Richard), Elyzabeth Kewe, Andrew Pope the younger, John Pope (eldest son)
Executor: John Pope (eldest son)
Overseers: John Peart (vicar) and Nicholas Mortymore
Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P3/P/781
Notes: Buried date not known but presumably at Avebury St. James

Will of James Pope 1688, Avebury, County of Wilts
Nuncupative Will dated 26 May 1688, published 29 May 1688 and probate 2 Oct 1688 at Marlborough
 
Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Jo. Harper, Peter Griffin and Elizabeth Ruddle
Beneficiaries: Children of Ruth Eatwell (sister, Christopher Axford and Thomas Eatwell (brothers-in-law)
Executor: Christopher Axford
Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P3/P/633
Notes: Buried at Avebury St. James on 28 May 1688

Will of James Pope 1732, Avebury, County of Wilts
Will published 26 July 1732 and probate 8 June 1734 at Marlborough
 
I James Pope of Avebury, in the County of Wilts, Yeoman . . . . .
Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of William Jordan, Elizabeth Hayward and Michael Bolott
Beneficiaries: Mary (wife), Elizabeth, Jane, James, John (children, all under the age of 21 years)
Executrix: Mary Pope (wife)
Overseer: John Pope (brother)
Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P3/P/633
Notes: Buried at Avebury St. James on 23 October 1733

Will of John Poope 1670, Avebury, County of Wilts
Will published 21 September 1670 and probate 17 December 1670
 
I John Poope of Avebury, in the County of Wilts, Yeoman . . . . .
Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Richard Phelpes and Ann Spansicke
Beneficiaries: Ann Pope (sister), 4 unnamed children of sister Soares?, Richard Poope (s/o Richard, brother), unnamed (d/o Richard, brother)
Executrix: Ann Poope
Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P3/P/327
Notes: Buried presumably at Avebury St. James, but unable to trace an entry

Admin Bond of John Pope 1711, Beckhampton, Parish of Avebury, County of Wilts
Administration Bond dated 24 September 1711
 
Administrator: Hester Caswell (dau and w/o Richard)
Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P3/P/465
Notes: Buried at Avebury St. James on 21 April 1711
“doe make or causes to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all lands singular chattells and credit of the deceased which have or shall come to the hands possession or knowledge of her the said Hester Pope als Caswell”

Admin Bond of Sarah Pope 1710, Calne, County of Wilts
Administration Bond dated 25 April 1710
 
Administrators: James Pope, Yeoman of Avebury and John Burchall, Clothier of Calne
Inventory: Appraiseded by Gabl. Still and Robet Smith. Total sum £33 14s 0d
Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P5/1710/821
Notes: Buried at Calne St. Mary 12 July 1709
The Condicon of thy oblgacon is jush that if the above bounden [Latin part of Bond] James Pope reall & lawfull unto of John Pope James Pope & Anne Pope reall & lawfull this Admin of Sarah Pope late of Calne in the County of Wilts & pecular jurisdicon of the above named Dean of Sarum Widdow ….

A True p[e]rfect Inventory of ye Goods and Chattles of Sarah Pope Baker of Calne & County of Wilts lately deceased taken & appraised by whose names are as under subscribed. This 15 day of July 1709
This includes a house for 2 lives value £5; and Book Debts Good & Bad £14 6s 0d.

Will of Thomas Pope 1602, Avebury, County of Wilts
Will published 10 March 1601 or 1602 (44 year in the reign of Elizabeth I)
 
I Thomas Pope of Avebury, in the County of Wilts . . . . .
Beneficiaries: Lady Church of Sarum, Church of Avebury, Richard (second son), James (son), John Skuse (son-in-law), Maude Skuse (daughter), Edith Skuse (d/o John & Maude), Catherne Browne (servant), a Shepherd, Esabell, Constance and Jone (sisters), Richard Tayler, Thomas Slie, Alce Pope (wife)
Executor: Alice (wife) and Thomas (son)
Others mentioned: Richard Bruer
Estate mentioned: Lease at Highway, an inclosure, a furlong called Newland in the field of Mannton, yard lands called Warwickes
Overseers: John Peart (Clerk), John Pope and John Baldwine
Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P3/1reg/95
Notes: Buried date not known but presumably at Avebury St. James

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