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POPE Joseph

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  • Name  POPE Joseph 
    Gender  Male 
    Immigration  1634  , , Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • He sailed aboard the "Mary and John".
    Arrested  29 Jun 1658  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    for attending a Quaker meeting 
    • The meeting took place at Nicholas Phelps' meeting house, which was in the woods 5 miles from Salem.

      From The Annals of Salem: from its First Settlement by Joseph Barlow Felt, page 197-198:

      1658. June 29th. The Court being informed of a Friends' meeting, held at the house of Nickolas Phelps last Sabbath, called those there to an account. Among them were William Brend and William Leddra, who had come from England. They escaped to Newbury; but were brought back and sentenced to the house of correction in Boston. Nicholas Phelps, Lawrence Southwick and his wife, with their sons, John, Josiah, Daniel, and Provided, Samuel Shattock, Joseph Pope, Anthony Needham, Edward Wharton, Samuel Gaskin, Henry Trask and his wife, the wife of Joseph Buffum and his son Joseph, and Thomas Bracket, were tried for attending the meeting. Others, under a similar indictment, but who did not appear, were Robert Adams, the wives of Needham, Phelps, Pope, and of George Gardner. Sewall says, that Adams belonged to Newbury. Edward Harnett and others, before named, were fined to the amount of 40 19s. This, with what had been exacted of the friends here, made over 100. Hannett, aged 69, and his wife, Scicilla, aged 73, were members of the Church. She joined Dec. 1st, 1639, and he July 30th, 1643. She stands marked as removed, and he as excommunicated. Joseph Pope is recorded as being a Church member before 1636. He and his wife were excommunicated in 1662. Such excommunications were evidently for adherence to the doctrines of the Friends. Lawrence Southwick and his wife and son Josiah, Samuel Shattock, Joshua Buffum, and Samuel Gaskin, were sent to Boston, confined, and whipped. They forwarded a petition of July 16th, to the Court here for a release. Shattock and Buffum were set at liberty. The rest were kept imprisioned about 20 weeks.

      July. Most of the persons before mentioned, were called before the Magistrates to answer for absence from the Congregational meeting. Provided Southwick, besides his fine of 20s., was ordered to pay 5s. more and set in the stocks for one hour, for charging the Court as persecutors. In addition to the persons, previously arraigned, were the wives of Richard Gardner, of Isaac Page and of John Smith.
    Religion  member of the Society of Friends (Quakers)  [4
    Will  10 Sep 1666  [5
    • It was proven on 27 Apr 1667. It read:

      The Last will and Testiment of Joseph Pope of Salem being weake of body but of perfect memory.

      Impr. I doe appoynt my Loveing wife Gartrude Pope to be Executrix of this my Last will and testament.

      Item. I give unto my two Eldest sonns Joseph and Benjamen Pope; all that Land and medo which I bought of goodman ffareinton of Linne tto them and there heirs forever: they to injoy the said land whe they cum to age.

      Item. I give unto the abovesaid Joseph and Benjamen Pope the House which I now dwell in together with the Land or farme on which it standeth with all the apurtenances thereto belonging to them and to there heirs forever thay to injoy the same after ther mother deseas: provided and it is my will that they shall pay to my two yongest sonns Enos and Samuell Pope tenn pounds apeece within two years after they shall injoy the same, the house and Land above said to stand as security for the payment of the said Legase to my two yonger sonns.

      Item. I give unto my two yongest sonns Enos and Samuell Pope tenn pounds apeece to be payde when they cum to age.

      Item. I give unto my Daughter Damaris Buffum tenne pounds beside what she have alredy had to hir and to hir heirs.

      Item. I give unto my Dafter Hanah pope twenty pounde to hir and hir heirs.

      the rest of my Estate I doe give to my wife during hir Life to be disposed of by hir will at hir decease, provided it be to my Children.

      Item. I doe desier my brothers George and Richard and Joseph Gardner and Cos Samuell Shatok the elder to be overseers of this my Last will testament.

      the marke of
      Joseph Pope

      September the : 11th : 1666
      Test Joseph Gardner

      Memorandum on the back of the paper:

      the within writing being presented to this Court held at Salem by Garthred the wife of said Joseph Pope deceased, & there being noe witnes p'sent: the Court being informed by Leift George Gardner that it was the mind of ye deceased to his knowledge, the Court doe appoynt the said Garthred Administratrix and doe order that the Estate be disposed of according to the within writing.

      dar the 27: 4 mo 1667. in Court.
      Attestes Hillyard Veren Clericus.
    Died  Abt 1667  [2
    Person ID  I7806  One Big Family Tree
    Last Modified  3 Jul 2011 

    Father  POPE Robert,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F2849  Group Sheet

    Family  SHATTUCK Gertrude,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. POPE Damaris,   c. 22 Apr 1643, First Church, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. POPE Hannah,   c. 20 Jul 1645, First Church, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. POPE Hannah,   b. Abt 1648,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. POPE George,   c. 8 Jul 1649, First Church, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. POPE Joseph,   c. 27 Oct 1650, First Church, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1712  Age: ~ 61 years
     6. POPE Benjamin,   c. 17 Apr 1653, First Church, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1702  Age: ~ 48 years
     7. POPE Samuel,   c. 18 May 1656, First Church, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. POPE Enos,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  3 Jul 2011 
    Family ID  F2848  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S42] Genealogical & Personal Memoirs of Families of Boston and Eastern MA, William Richard Cutter, (New York, NY: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1908.), Vol. 3: 1347. (Reliability: 4), 5 Apr 2010.

    2. [S151] A History of the Dorchester Pope Family 1634-1888, Charles Henry Pope, (Boston, MA: Charles Henry Pope, 1888.), 299. (Reliability: 4), 5 Apr 2010.

    3. [S311] The Annals of Salem, Joseph B. Felt, (Salem, MA: W. & S.B. Ives, 1827.), p. 197-198. (Reliability: 3), 4 Jan 2011.

    4. [S151] A History of the Dorchester Pope Family 1634-1888, Charles Henry Pope, (Boston, MA: Charles Henry Pope, 1888.), 298. (Reliability: 4), 5 Apr 2010.

    5. [S151] A History of the Dorchester Pope Family 1634-1888, Charles Henry Pope, (Boston, MA: Charles Henry Pope, 1888.), 297-298, 299. (Reliability: 4), 5 Apr 2010.