Wills Pope Bishops Cannings

POPE ~ Family Wills
(Parish of Bishops Cannings)

Is there any connection to the Pope family of Potterne?

James Pope  1645
Margaret Pope  1587
Mary Pope  1650
Thomas Pope  1611
Thomas Pope  1633

Will of James Pope Jnr 1645, 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 1587, Bishops Cannings, Wilts
Last Will and Testament of 1587 and Probate ?
Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of John Sloy, William Neete, William Smyth, Thomas Ay? and Michaell ?
 
I Margaret Pope of Burton in the Parish of Bishops Cannings County of Wilts Widow …..
Beneficiaries: William (son), Simon (son), Alice (dau), Margarett Page, Thomas (son), Thomas (son of son Thomas), Edward (son), John (brother), dau of Thomas Salter (her brother), Emily (dau)
Sole Executor: Thomas (son)
Inventory: Undertaken by Thomas Sloy, Thomas Berritt, William Poope, Thomas Ay?, Mary ? in August 1586
Note the reading of the will not easy
Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P5/4Reg/140 and also P24/325

Will of Mary Poope 1650, Bishops Cannings, Wilts
Last Will and Testament of 28 Nov 1648 and proved 17 Apr 1650
Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Elizabeth Wotton
 
I Mary Poope of Borton, Bishops Cannings County of Wilts …..
Beneficiaries: Thomas Amer and his daughters Mary and Katherine also his three sons, Margaret Stevens (sister), John Amer the elder, Robert Younge, Mary Younge, Arthur Slop
Sole Executor: Aldam Younge
Overseers: Michaell Nash, Ralph EattwellInventory: dated 17 Apr 1650, sworn effects £156 15s 0d
Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P1/P/198

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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