Wills Pope Descendants

POPE ~ Family Wills
(Descendants)

John Pope  1722
Margaret Pope  1867
Martha Pope  1764
Richard Waterman Watts Pope  1777
Robert Pope  1775
Robert Pope  1828
Thomas Pope  1725

Administration Bond of John Pope 1722, Calne, Wilts
Administration Bond dated 17 October 1722
Died Intestate
 
John Pope of Calne in the County of Wilts ….. Batchelor
Names mentioned: Anne Pope of Potterne (Mother), Jonathan Hassleden of Eadem [?] (Parish Clerk)[signed Haselde], Geo Frome (Registrar)
Administrix: Anne Pope (Mother)
Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P26/665
Notes: He was buried Potterne
Litigation Pope vs Pope dated 5 September 1724
Plaintiff Anne Pope, Widow of Potterne (mother and administrix of John Pope, deceased of Calne, Wiltshire, a grandson of Robert Pope senior, Yeoman deceased late of Potterne)
Defendant Elizabeth Pope, w/o George

Will of Margaret Pope 1867, Staines, Middx
Last Will and Testament of 19 Jun 1862 and probate 28 August 1867
Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Skidmore Ashby of Staines, John Henry Bolton of Lincolns Inn, Solr
 
I Margaret Pope of the Staines Middx Spinster …..
Beneficiaries: Frederick Ashby (cousin, a Brewer of Staines), Robert Forster (Land Surveyor of Tottenham), Thomas Ashby (Banker of Staines), Edward Ashby (cousin, of Staines, brother of Frederick), Morris Ashby, Rebecca Ashby (wife of Morris). Thomas Ashby the younger, Caroline Ashby (wife of Thomas the younger), girls school at Staines, boys school at the British & Foreign school rooms, poor of Staines,
the Baptist schools at Staines, the infant school at Staines, the Independent school at Staines, the Friends school at Croydon, the school at Didcot, Somerset, the Agriculural school at Sibford near Banbury, Oxfordshire, the British & Foreign Bible Society, fund belonging to the Society of Friends called Quakers, Invalid Asylum for Respectable Females in London the vicinity of Stoke Newington,
the refuge at Hackney called Elizabeth Frys Refuge, Asylum for Fatherless Children at Reedham near Croydon, Asylum for Idiots near Croydon on the Brighton Road, Ladies British Society in London for the ref?unation of female prisoners, Rebecca Beaumont (widow of late friend Abraham Beaumont), Maria Beaumont (dau of Rebecca), John Beaumont of Ufford near Woodbridge, Suffolk, Mary Beamont (dau of John), William Beaumont (Gentleman of Newcastle upon Tyne), children of Ann Lucas deceased (cousin), William Madonald (cousin),
the daughters of Frances Francis Macdonald (late cousin), Fitzherbert Macdonald (son of William Macdonald), the children of Hester Sargent, deceased (cousin, late of Paris), Elizabeth Harthurst (cousin late of Enfield, Middx), daughters of the late William Tothill (of Staines), Elizabeth Howard (of Tottenham), John Beaumont (Gentleman of Darlington, Durham), Elizabeth Richel (widow and John Beaumont’s sister), James Rocke (of Hastings), Rachel Hickury (of Tottenham), Dorcas Coventry (dau of Joseph Coventry of Stoke Newington, Gentleman), Elizabeth Brasy (widow of Edward Brasy, superintendent of the Friends school in Croydon), Susannah Sharp (widow), Sarah Futer (widow), Francis Bassett Grant (of Shelton Rectory in Staffordshire Potteries), Shelton Dudley Ashby, Sophia Green (Widow of Waterfield, county of ?) Benjamin Sebohm (of Luton in Bedfordshire), Morris Ashby and Thomas Ashby (two trustees of her schools), Caroline Elizabeth Parker (spinster), Mary Allbright Ashby (dau of late Robert Ashby), five daughters of Edward Ashby, Martha Pegler (wife of Theophilus Pegler, Mary Allison (wife of Jacob Allison of Cothersion, county of ?), Maria Merryweather (spinster, who lived with Margaret for so long), Ann Gardener (school Governess), Mary Blithman (widow of Thomas Blithman of Staines), Elizabeth Cotterell (servant, spinster), John Jeffreys, William Daw?ers, Jesse Gubbins, Martha Vane (house maid), Sarah Reed (her cook, spinster), Thomas Eagles (house servant), Thomas Ware (gardener), other servants, Charlotte Stevens (dau of James Pope Stevens), Myra Stevens, James Stevens, Robert Stevens, Charlotte Stevens (daughter of John Stevens, deceased), Rachel Stevens, Sophia Bull, Richard Stevens, Mary Ann Aitken, (formerly Stevens), Gasteels Cooper Edward Ashby, Phebe Thorne, Margaret Wood, Sophia Ashby, Eliza Jeffrey, children of Martha Harvey (deceased cousin), children of Francis Ashby (deceased cousin), children of George Ashby (deceased cousin)
Executors: Robert Forster, Thomas Ashby [later Thomas Ashby the younger] and Frederick Ashley
Estate: freehold estate, the appurtenances, messuages and tenements at Staines; premises etc at Parish of Englefield, Surrey (tenant being Stephen Barber); barns, stables and buildings etc at Parish of Winkfield, Berks
[full details in Will]
1st Codicil: Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Skidmore Ashby and J. H. Bolton, dated 19 June 1862
[distributing personal possessions]
Beneficiaries: Rebecca Beaumont, Frederick Ashby, Frederick William Ashby, Edward Ashby, Phebe Thorne, Margaret Wood, Eliza Jeffrey, Thomas Ashby, Douglas Macdonald, Fitzherbert Macdonald, Richard W Stevens, Maria Merryweather, Mary Ann Ashby (Edward’s wife), Susanna Ashby
2nd Codicil: Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) Skidmore Ashby and Robert Ashby, dated 5 July 1864
[legacy changes and division of estate]
Beneficiaries: John Jefferies (late servant), revoke legacy to Thomas Eagles and bequeath to Ann in lieu, gardener and cook in service at time of her decease, children of three deceased cousinsMartha Harvey, Francis Ashby and George Stevens, children of Willoughby Ashby (another deceased cousin)
3rd Codicil: Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Robert Ashby, Gentleman of Staines and Frank V. La Mark, Clerk of Kingston, dated 21 August 1865
Margaret has purchased a freehold messuage or dwelling house with a yard a garden situated in the High Street of Staines, on the westside of the freehold house which she resides. Both properties bequeathed to Frederick Ashby [full details in Will]
Beneficiaries: part of Thomas Ashby’s legacy revoke as released from role of executor and subsituted by Thomas Ashby the younger, Thomas Ashby the younger takes over same legacy, Douglas Macdonald (son of Douglas Macdonald, lately deceased [d 1865]), Harriett Merryweather (spinster & sister of Maria Merryweather), Mildred Merryweather (spinster & sister of Maria Merryweather)
Trustees to sell estate called Mountips, otherwise Mountemp Row: Thomas Ashby the younger (takes over from Thomas Ashby [d 1866]) and others< Source: Probate Office, High Holborn, London
Notes: she died 28 Jul 1867 at Englefield Green in the Parish of Egham, Surrey
The LW&T of her father Robert Pope, d 1828, bequeathed the estate after the death of his wife and his daughter Margaret to James Pope Stevens of Windsor. However, he died in 1863

Will of Martha Pope 1764 of Witney, Oxfordshire
Last Will and Testament of 21 March 1764
Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of John Ellis, Hannah Clapton and Thomas Brookes
 
I Martha Pope wife of William Pope of Witney County of Oxon Gardener …..
Beneficiaries: William (husband), James (son), John (son), Martha (daughter), Mary Pope (relationship not given)
Trustee: William Giles of Great Faringdon, Berks (friend)
Estate mentioned in will: Leasehold estate lying in Little Hinton (bequeathed to the children)
Sole Executor: Martha Pope (daughter)
Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference 700/187
Action Required … Trace the children

Administration Bond of Richard Waterman Watts Pope 1777, Wilton, Wilts
Administration Bond dated 1 Dec 1777
"Ar Sarum Dec 1st 1777 by the Revd John Chafy Ck M:A: lawful surrogate of the Revd &Worshipful Wm Whitworth Ck M:A: Archdeacon of the Archdry. of Sarum Adcom. of the Good etc of the said Richd Waterman Watts Pope was granted to Sarah Pope his lawful Mother; having first made solemn affirmation (being a Quaker) that the said Decd died Intestate that she would duly administer and exhibit an Invry. & acct. when thereto lawfully required"
 
Present at signing: Sarah Pope of Wilton (widow); Laurence Chubb of City of New Sarum; John Hadding, Gentleman of City of New Sarum
Administration Bond dated 26 Jun 1786
"Ar Sarum on the Day and Year aforesaid Robert Pope the Administrator aforesaid being a Quaker made his solemn Affirmation before me". Edward Moore, Surrogate
Present at signing: Robert Pope (brother of Richard), Gentleman of Staines County of Middlesex; William Wicks, victualler of City of New Sarum; John Hibberd, Book-keeper of City of New Sarum
Robert Pope lawful brother administrator as previous Bond left unadminished by Sarah Pope (widow, deceased – died 1778)
Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P2/P/1101

Will of Robert Pope 1775, Keevil, Wilts
Last Will and Testament of 26 Oct 1775, proved 28 Nov 1775
Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of William Blake and Thomas Stileman
 
I Robert Pope of Keevil County of Wilts Yeoman …..
Beneficiary: Mary Williams
Sole Executor: Mary Williams
Administration Bond dated 17 Nov 1775, signed off by Js Richardson, Vicar of Keevil 24 Nov 1775
Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P2/P/1090

Will of Robert Pope 1828, Staines, Middx
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Last Will and Testament of 18 Oct 1827, Proved at London with Codocil 26 January 1828
Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Randolph Horne (Attorny) and Richard Austin (servant)
 
I Robert Pope of Staines, County of Middx, Doctor of Medicine …..
Beneficiaries: Margaret (wife), Margaret (dau), James Pope Stevens of Windsor (bequeaths after death of mother & daughter)
Others mentioned: William Tothill [form of overseer of monies, maybe]
Executor: Margaret (wife), Margaret (dau) and Abraham Beaumont
Executor of Codicil: George Stacey
Source: National Archives (A2A), document reference PROB 11/1735
Extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

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
 
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)
Inventory carried out by Samuel Webb of Rowde and John Manning of Barwick Bassett
Inventory value £538 3s 6p
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

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