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Default William Pope 1797 - 1880 Cornwall

William, son of John Pope and Sarah Pope, nee Johns
09 Jul 1797, St. Merryn, Cornwall

First marriage
05 Jun 1826, St Ervan, Cornwall
to Mary Brewer.

William & Mary had two daughters, Mary Ann b. 1827 and Honor Brewer b 1831, both baptised St Ervan. William's occupation in the baptism registers is "shoemaker".

William's first wife died in 1831 and their daughters were brought up by Mary's sister Nancy Brewer.

William's 2nd marriage
20 Apr 1833, St Ervan
to Mary James.

1841 HO 107 150 6 p.7
Rumford St Ervan
William Pope 40 Shoemaker
with Mary Pope, 35, b. in county

Between 1841 and 1851 William changed his occupation.

1851 HO107 1905 218 p.21
Rumford St Ervan,
William Pope 53 abt 1798 St Merryn, Cornwall, Head 53 farmer of 16 acres
Mary Pope abt 1803 St Ervan Wife
Mary Ann Pope abt 1828 St Ervan, Daughter
Charles Pope abt 1843 St Ervan Son
Cordelia Pope abt 1847 St Ervan Daughter St Ervan

"several women were dressmakers...even 14-year-old Cordelia Pope, daughter of small farmer William" p. 70, The Book of St. Ervan, by Moira Tangye 2006

1861 RG9 1540 95 p.15
Rumford St Ervan, 63, farmer of 25 acres and grocer
William Pope abt 1798 St Merryn Head
Mary Pope abt 1804 St Ervan Wife
Charles Pope abt 1843 St Ervan, Cornwall, Son
Cordelia Pope abt 1847 St Ervan, Cornwall, Daughter

1871 St Ervan RG10 2253 94 p.7
William Pope abt 1797 St Merryn Head grocer
Mary Pope abt 1803 St Ervan Wife

1873 Post Office Directory for Cornwall lists for St Ervan
"Pope, Wm. shopkpr & post office, Rumford". It also says "Post Office. William Pope, receiver Letters through St Issey. Nearest money order office is at Padstow".

Death cert:
10th January 1880, Rumford, St. Ervan
William Pope, 83 years, occupation: shopkeeper.
Cause of death: apoplexy, 14 hours, certifed by H. Marley, MRCSE.
Informant: Cordelia James, daughter [William's daughter by his second wife Mary James] 19 January 1880.

13 Jan 1880, St. Ervan

14 May 1880,
Personal Estate under £200
"The Will of William Pope, late of the parish of St. Ervan in Cornwall, Shopkeeper, who died 10 Jan 1880, at St. Ervan, was proved at Bodmin by Mary Pope of St. Ervan, relict, the sole executrix".
[National Probate Calendar, Ancestry online]

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