Thomas Pope was born in about 1540 of Banbury. He married Jane (or Jone) Berdiswith 16 October 1569 in Banbury.

Thomas Pope marriage

Marriage record for Thomas Pope and Jane Berdiswith in Banbury:
"Thomas Pope & Jone Berdiswith were maried the same daye"

Jane was most likely the daughter of Richard Beardesworth and Joane Wood, born in about 1550 of Alveston, Warwickshire, a parish about 18 miles northwest of Banbury.

Thomas' occupation was butcher. Jane died before Thomas, as he is listed as a widower at his death. She was buried 22 December 1611 in Banbury.

Joane Pope burial

Burial record for Jane Pope in Banbury: "Joane Pope was buried the 22th day"

Thomas died and was buried 11 November 1614 in Banbury, leaving a will.

Thomas Pope burial

Burial record for Thomas Pope in Banbury: "Thomas Pope widdower was buried the 11 day"

Thomas Pope, butcher, of Banbury, Deed of Gift dated 14 January 1602/3, buried 11 November 1614.

To my son Seth Pope, all my messuage in Banbury and three leyes of pasture in Neithrop, and also one messuage situate without St. Johns Barre, now in the occupation of Richard Hewes, and all goods, tex, saving only 45.

Witnesses: Edward Wisdome; Willm. Bell, scr.

Thomas and Jane had the following children:

1. Richard, christened 26 November 1570 in Banbury.

2. Seth, christened 3 March 1572 in Banbury; married Alice Cowlye 31 October 1603 in Banbury.

3. Anne, christened 8 January 1575 in Banbury.

4. Mylicent, christened 8 January 1575 in Banbury.

5. Richard, christened 11 March 1578 in Banbury; married Anne Ladkyns 25 April 1604 in Banbury; buried 17 November 1644 in Banbury.

*6. Elizabeth, christened 16 January 1581 in Banbury; married Thomas Neal 30 April1604 in Banbury; buried 18 May 1632 in Banbury.

Elizabeth Pope baptism  

Baptism record for Elizabeth Pope in Banbury: "Elizabeth Pope the daughter of Thomas Pope was christened the 16th daye"


SOURCES: Banbury parish register; IGI; Banbury Wills and Inventories; Banbury Corporation Records: Tudor and Stuart.

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