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Notes for John POPE

William was a Quaker.

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"John Pope lived most of his life in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. He died sometime before July 1751 at an advanced age in Southampton County, Virginia, south of the Blackwater and Nottoway Rivers on the Nansemond County boundry.....

In the Isle of Wight County Rent Roll 1704, John Pope owned 250 acres of land. On January 21, 1707/1706, John Pope and Susannah Pope, Planters, sold Walter Waters 5,000 pounds of tobacco, 200 acres in the Lower Parish of Isle of Wight County that had been bequeathed to John Pope and his brother Thomas Pope in the the Will of the father of Thomas Pope on August 10, 1691, and that had not been divided in the lifetime of Thomas Pope; witnessed by Edward (E) Wood, George (ON) Morrell, and William Jolly.

On March 12, 1747/48, the boundry of John Pope south of the Blackwater and Nottoway Rivers adjoining Nansemond County, Virginia was ? William Hart and Joseph Curl.


John (P) Pope made his will in Nottoway Parish, Southampton County, Virginia on January 1, 1748/49, and it was probated on July 14, 1751. His will mentions:

son John Pope, one shilling current Virginia money;
son and executor William Pope, use of the home plantation of 100 acres, gift of feather bed and furniture;
daughter Mary Darden, 2 pewter dishes and 2 pewter basins;
grandson Henry Dardin, horse, cow, and calf, and gun;
daughter Sarah Barnes, share of residue;

witness Isaac (J) Johnson, Nathan Pope and Howel Edmunds.

On April 12, 1753, William Pope presented Southampton County Court the inventory of the late John Pope, of whome he was the executor: horse, bridle, saddle, feather beds and furnishings, 9 pewter dishes, 18 pewter plates, iron kettle, brass kettle, copper skillet, 3 iron pots, chest, table, 19 cattle, 29 hogs, and 12 sheep.

(Powell Families of VA by Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, pages 252-155.)

John Pope d. Feb 1 1748 1751 Legatees, sons John, William, daughters, Elizabeth, Mary Darden, Else Moseley, Sarah Barnes, grandsons John s/o William and Henry Darden

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