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  • Pilgrim Village Families Sketch: Thomas Pope

    Robert Charles Anderson

    Birth: Thomas Pope was born about 1612, based on the date of his first marriage.

    Death: He died between July 9, 1683, the date of his will, and August 4, 1683, the date of his inventory.

    Ship: Unknown, 1632

    Life in England: Nothing is known of his life in England.

    Life in New England: Thomas Pope first lived in Plymouth, but moved to Dartmouth by about 1670. He first appeared in Plymouth records in the 1633 tax list. He was a cooper by occupation. He was chosen as Plymouth constable on June 4, 1645, and as a surveyor of highways in 1651 and 1652.Thomas Pope owned property in many locations in Plymouth Colony, including Plymouth, Accushnet, Dartmouth, and Saconett.

    Family: Thomas Pope married (1) Anne Fallowell on July 28, 1637, in Plymouth and had one daughter. He married (2) Sarah Jenny on May 29, 1646, and had seven children. Sarah died by July 9, 1683.

    Child of Thomas and Anne Pope:

    • Hannah was born about 1639. She married Joseph Bartlett by 1663 and ha eight eight children. She died on March 12 , 1710. He died on February 18, 1711/2, in Plymouth.
    Children of Thomas and Sarah Pope;
    • Susanna was born about 1647. She married Jacob Mitchell on November 7, 1666, in Plymouth and had three children.They were both killed in June 1675 during King Philip’s War.
    • Seth was born on January 13, 1648/9, in Plymouth. He married (1) Deborah Perry by 1675 and had nine children. She died on February 10, 1710/11. He married (2) Rebecca _____. He died on March 17, 1726/7, in Dartmouth. She was buried in Dartmouth on January 25, 1741.
    • Thomas was born on March 25, 1651, in Plymouth.There is no further record.
    • John was born on March 15, 1652/3, in Plymouth. He died in July 1675.
    • Sarah was born about 1656. She married (1) Samuel Hinckley on November 13, 1676, and had five children. She married (2) Thomas Huckins on August 17, 1698, in Barnstable and had one daughter.
    • Joanna was born about 1658. She married John Hathaway on March 5, 1682, in Dartmouth.
    • Isaac was born about 1664. He married Alice Freeman by 1687 and had seven children. She died about 1755.
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