Wills Pope Bishops Cannings

POPE ~ Family Wills
(Parish of Bishops Cannings)

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James Pope  1645
Margaret Pope  1586
Mary Poope  1648
Thomas Pope  1610/11
Thomas Pope  1632

Will of James Pope Jnr 1645, Roundway in the Parish of Bishops Cannings, Wilts
Last Will and Testament of 28 Mar 1645 and probate 4 May 1645
Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of James Pope the elder and Leonard Barnes
 
I James Pope the younger of Rundway in the Parish of Bishops Cannings, County of Wilts Yeoman (late of The Devizes) ……
Beneficiaries: Edith (mother), John (brother), Thomas (brother), Mary White (sister), Sara (sister), Michaell Wyate, Mary (wife)
Sole Executor: Mary (wife)
Overseers: Mr Thomas Nicholas (friend), William Dirke (friend)
Inventory dated 8 Apr 1645 sum totalled £58 2s 0d, signed by William Dirke, James Pope and Peeter Tanner
Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P24/278

Will of Margaret Pope 1586, Bourton in the Parish of Bishops Cannings, Wilts
Last Will and Testament of 1586 and Probate 24 March 1586
Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of John Slop, William Neete, William Smyth, Thomas Aymer and Michaell Baugh
 
I Margaret Pope of Burton in the Parish of Bishops Cannings County of Wilts Widow …..
Beneficiaries: John (son), William (son), Simon (son), William Rooke (son in law), Jone (dau), Margaret Chewe (dau), Alice (dau), Margarett Page, Thomas (son of son Thomas), Alice (d/o Alice and Thomas is Uncle), Both Salter (dau of Thomas Salter, her brother), Edith (dau), unnamed children of son Thomas, unnamed children of John Trippett, Edmundel (s/o of her son William)
Sole Executor: Thomas (son)
Inventory: Undertaken by Thomas Slop, Thomas Berrett, William Neete, Thomas Aymer
Note Burial date not known
Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P5/4Reg/140 and also P24/325

Will of Mary Poope 1648, Horton in Parish of Bishops Cannings, Wilts
Last Will and Testament of 28 Nov 1648 and proved 17 Apr 1650
Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Michael Nash and Elizabeth Cotton
 
I Mary Poope of Horton, Bishops Cannings County of Wilts …..
Beneficiaries: Thomas Amer and his daughters Mary and Katherine also his three unnamed sons, Bruggett Stevens (sister in law), John Amer the elder, Robert Younge, Mary Younge, Arthur Slop and Aldam Younge
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 Thomas Pope 1610/11, Bourton in Parish of Bishops Cannings, Wilts
Last Will and Testament Inventory dated 14 Feb 1610 and probate 29 May 1611
Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Michael Caswell, Thomas Aldridge, Arthur Sloper
 
I Thomas Pope of Bourton in the Parish of Bishops Cannings County of Wilts Yeoman …..
Beneficiaries: Lady Church of Sarum, Parish Church of Cannings Epis., William(son), Bridget (dau), Mary (grandchild), Thomas (son)
Sole Executor: Thomas (son)
Others Mentioned Richard Sloper, John Towler, Robert Cooke, William Russe, William Haslon
Inventory: dated 26 February 1610 and undertaken by John Ruddle, Michael Pounde and John Coxe
Overseers: Thomas Sloper and Thomas Sloper of Bourton
Note Buried at Bishops Cannings
Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P24/123

Will of Thomas Pope 1632, 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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