Wills Pope Potterne

POPE ~ Family Wills
(Parish of Potterne)

John Poape  1618
George Pope  1723
Margery Poope  1648
Robert Pope  1674
Robert Pope  1706
Robert Pope  1717
Will of John Poape 1618, Potterne, County of Wilts
Last Will and Testament Inventory dated 29 March 1618. Inventory 26 Jun 1618 and probate 28 Jul 1618
Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Phillip Wheller, Roger Bridmore and William Rooke
I John Poope of Potterne County of Wilts Yeoman …..
Beneficiaries:Edey (dau), Margaret (wife)
Executor: Margaret (wife)
Overseers: Phillip Wheller, Roger Bridmore and William Rooke
Others mentioned: Thomas Sumers, John Long, John Hichkock and Richard May
Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P1/P/76

Will of George Pope 1723, Potterne, Wilts
Last Will and Testament of 8 Jun 1723, codocil 9 Jun 1723
Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Edward Hope Junr and John Mathyson
Codicil Sealed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of William Smith, Edward Hope Junr and John Mathyson
I George Pope of the Parish of Potterne County of Wilts Gentleman …..
Beneficiaries: Elizabeth (wife), Anne Pope (Mother), Robert Pope (kinsman – which one?), John Pope and William Pope (sons of brother John Pope), Thomas Pope`s (brother) four children, Robert Hulbert of Devizes, John Hulbert (if father Robert is deceased), Sarah Cutting (nee Hulbert, wife of Nathan Cutting of Devizes), daughters of brother in law (Robert Hulbert), Robert Hulbert (Nephew and son of brother in law Robert), John Hulbert (son of brother in law Robert), Mary Hulbert, William Lewis`s (brother in law) eight children
Executor: Elizabeth (Wife)
Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P1/P/583

Will of Margery Poop or Poope 1648, Potterne, Wilts
Last Will and Testament of 6 Dec 1646 and probate 16 Feb 1647/8
Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of William Rooke the elder and William Hunt

I Margery Poope of Potterne of County of Wilts …..
Requests: To be buried in the Parish Churchyard of Potterne
Beneficiaries: William Hunt the younger, Jonathan Hunt, Mary Hunt, William Rooke the younger, Marie Pasence the elder, Richard and Rebecka Smyth, Jane Rooke, Anne Rooke, Edith Hunt (dau)
Whole Executor: Edith Hunt (dau)
Source: National Archives (A2A), document reference PROB 11/203
Extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Administration Bond of Robert Pope 1674, Potterne, Wilts
Administration Bond dated 11 September 1674
Sole Adminstrator: Robert Pope (son)
Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P1/P/291

Administration Bond of Robert Pope 1706, Potterne, Wilts
Administration Bond dated 30 April 1706, sworn effects £129 12s 6d
Reference to copyhold estate
Sole Adminstrator: Ann (widow)
Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P1/P/463

Last Will and Testament of 19 June 1716, probate 16 Oct 1717
Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of John Tinnisoll, John Lock, Jno Lock junr
I Robert Pope of Potterne County of Wilts Yeoman …..
Beneficiaries: Ann (wife), George (son), John (son), Thomas (son), Wife of John (forename not given), Anne (daughter and wife of Robert Hulbert), Mary (daughter and wife of John Fuller), Sarah (daughter and wife of William Lewis), John (grandson and son of Robert deceased), Robert (grandson and son of Robert deceased)
Ann (daughter in law and wife of Robert deceased), Frances Long (cousin), Mary Whipp (Cousin), John Locke, Richard Rook, Children of John Pope (I know only of Robert and John), Children of Sarah Lewis, Children of Anne Hulbert, Children of Mary Fuller, Poor of Potterne and Rowde
Others mentioned: Elizabeth Waterman (alias Watts remarried to Richard Rook, mother of Susannah Pope, wife of Thomas), Richard Rook, Phillip Smith the younger, Nathaniel Alexander
Executor: George (son)
Overseers: John Locke, Richard Rook
Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P1/6Reg/116

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