'Pope01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Pope of Dedington, Pope of Downe, Pope of Wilcote, Pope of Wroxton (Rokeston)

Thomas Pope of Oxfordshire
1. William Pope of Dedington
  m1. Julian
  m2. Margaret Yate (dau of Edward Yate of Stanford)
  A. Sir Thomas Pope of Dedington and Tittenhanger (b c1508, dsp 1559, founder of Trinity College, Oxford)
  m. Elizabeth Blount (dsp 07.10.1593, dau of Walter Blount of Burton-on-Trent)
B. John Pope of Rokeston or Wroxton and Wilcote (d 24.06.1583)
  m1. Ann Stavely of Bygnell mentioned by BE1883 & BEB1841 but not by Visitation
  i. daughter
  m. (1573) Edward Blount of Burton-on-Trent
  m2. Elizabeth Brockett (dau of John Brockett of Brockett Hall)
ii. Sir William Pope of Wroxton and Wilcote, 1st Bart, 1st Earl of Downe (bpt 15.10.1573, d 02.06.1631)
  m. (1595) Anne Hopton (b 1561, bur 10.05.1625, dau of Sir Owen Hopton)
  a. Sir William Pope (b 1596, dvp 08.1624)
  m. Elizabeth Watson (dau of Sir Thomas Watson of Halstead, m2. Sir Thomas Penystone, Bart)
  (1) Thomas Pope, 2nd Earl of Downe (bpt 16.12.1622, d 28.12.1660)
  m. (26.11.1638) Lucy Dutton (bpt 09.04.1624, d 06.04.1656, dau of Sir John Dutton of Sherborne)
  (A) Elizabeth Pope
  m1. Sir Francis Henry, Bart of Quarendon
  m2. Robert Bertie, Earl of Lindsey (d 09.05.1701)
(2)+ other issue - John (b 1623, dspls), William (b 1624, dspls), 2 daughters
  BEB1841 & BE1883 refer to a supposition that one of the younger sons was grandfather of Alexander Pope the Poet but note that the sons must have died without surviving legitimate male issue or otherwise the Earldom would have passed to such issue.
  b. Thomas Pope, 3rd Earl of Downe (b 1598, d 11.01.1667/8)
  m. (20.04.1636) Beata Poole (bur 18.07.1678, dau of Sir Henry Poole of Saperton by Beatrice Brydges)
  (1) Thomas Pope, 4th Earl of Downe (bpt 29.09.1640, d unm 18.05.1668)
  (2) Anne Pope (b 1637, dsp)
  m. Sir Edward Boughton, 2nd Bart of Lawford (b 1628, dsp 1680)
  (3) Beata Pope (b 1639, dsp)
  m. (1668) Sir William Soame, Bart of Thurlow
(4) Frances Pope (b 1647, d 1678/04.11.1699)
  m. (05.03.1671-2) Francis North, 1st Lord Guildford (b 22.10.1637, d 05.09.1685)
  Wroxton passed into the North family.
  (5) Finetta Pope
  m. (1674) Robert Hyde (son of Alexander, Bishop of Salisbury)
  BEB1841 mentions that William, 1st Earl, had just one daughter who died unmarried but he appears to have had the following:
  c. Anne Pope
  m. Sir Samuel Danvers, 1st Bart of Culworth (d 27.01.1683)
  iii. Georgia or Gregoria Pope apparently married to ...
  m. Robert Raynsford of Staverton (b 1583, d 15.04.1629)
  iv.+ other issue - Penelope, Anna, Jane, Susanna, (daughter)
  m3. (sp) Jane Wyndham (dau of Sir Edmund Wyndham)
  C. Alice Pope mentioned by BE1883 & BEB1841 but not by Visitation
  m. Edward Love of Eymore
  i. Frances Love
  m. William Blount of Osbaston
  D. Elizabeth Pope mentioned by Visitation but not by BEB1841 & BEB1841
  m1. William Huchins of Chipping Norton
  m2. John Orpwood of Chipping Norton

Main source(s): BE1883 (Pope of Downe), BEB1841 (Pope of Wilcote) with some support from Visitation (Oxford, 1566+1574+1634, Pope of Wroxton)
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