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Humphrey Pope II (abt. 1671 - 1734)

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Humphrey Pope II
Born about in Old Rappahannoc, Richmond, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Westmoreland, Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Westmoreland, Virginiamap
Pope-114 created 1 Oct 2010 | Last modified | Last edit: 19 Aug 2017
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Humphrey Pope and His Descendants

The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 13, No. 4 (Apr., 1905), pp. 280-284, Published by: Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture DOI: 10.2307/1916163

My Research Notes

1a Humphrey Pope 1648 married to Elizabeth Hawkins 1635

1b Humphrey Pope 1671 married to Amey Veale 1682 Note - Still married to Amey, he married a woman named Mary Morrison 1679

1c Sophia Pope 1713 married to James Muse 1710

Note - Her (Sophia's) husband, James, got into financial trouble about 1750's. To escape his creditors, James and his wife moved to North Carolina. Charles and Lydia went with them.

1d Lydia Muse 1730 married to 2c Charles Bristow Seale 1729

Note - Divorced?

1e Sophia Pope Muse 1738 married to Dudley Runnels illicit affair with 2d William Seale 1722

Note - William is her sister's husband, Charles' brother.

Note - Resulted in a son named 2e William Seal Muse

1f William Seale Muse 1751 married Judith (surname unknown)

2a Anthony Seale 1659 married to Dorothy Hughes

2b Anthony Seale 1695 married to Anne Bristow

Note - married on Christmas Day

2c Charles Bristow Seale 1729 married to 1d Lydia Muse 1730

2d William Seale 1722 illicit affair with 1e Sophia Pope Muse 1738

Note - Resulted in a son named

2e William Seale Muse 1751 married Judith (surname unknown)

Note - Later on in life, dropped the Muse, adopted Seales as his surname

2f Spencer Seales marred Elizabeth Burnley

2g William Archibald Seals married Eliza Harris

2h Mary Ann Diligent Seals married 3a Littleberry Walker Carter

Note - Littleberry Carter was murdered at a carnival by his partner D. P. McCann over a dispute about receipts from a machine known as a Flying Jenny, a sort of small merry-go-round. His distraught wife died on the day of his burial. Proclamation from the governor mentioning a reward for the capture of Littleberry's murderer, D. P. McCann.

3b William Archibald "Billy" Carter married Nina Pratt

3c (James) Earl Carter married (Bessie) Lillian Gordy

3d James Earl "Jimmy" Carter Jr. married (Eleanor) Rosalynn Smith



Humphrey Pope appears as surety on a bond of John Quisenberry in Eappahannock (now Eiehmond) county, dated May 12, 1656. He obtained deed from Thomas Pope for 150 acres near the Clifts in Westmoreland county, February 2, 1659.

He married ELIZABETH, daughter and heir-at-law of RICHARD HAWKINS, as shown by the Westmoreland records. He died about 1695, leaving a will which, however, is not to be found,


  • 1 Lawrence
  • 2 Humphrey
  • 3 John
  • 4 Elizabeth

who married (a) William Payneof Yeocomico (b) Daniel McCarty

  • 5 Jemima

who married Nicholas Minor, and had four sons and a daughter, viz., William Stewart, John, Stewart, Nicholas and Elizabeth Wherret.


Lawrence, eldest son of Humphrey and Elizabeth Pope, married Jemima , relict of John Spenee, and daughter of Thomas Waddy, of Northumberland. He lived in Washington Parish, in Westmoreland, and died there. His will was recorded March 2, 1723. His wife was made his executrix, and his estate was large. His children were, 1 Humphrey 2 Thomas 3 John 4 Jemima 5 Anne 6 Mary 7 Penelope 8 Catherine


Humphrey, second son of Humphrey and Elizabeth Pope, names his mother in a deed to Spencer for land in 1719 ; makes deed to his brother John in 1704 jointly with his wife "AMEY." His will is dated January 10, 1733; probated October 29, 1734. This will names wife "MARY," apparently implying a second marriage. He married, first, Amey, "eldest daughter of Morris Veale."


1 Anne who married Conditt 2 Sophia married Muse 3 Humphrey 4 John 5 Sarah 6 Mary married William Muse


John Pope, third son of Humphrey and Elizabeth (Hawkins), died in 1722 without a will. His widow Elizabeth married, sec- ondly, Christopher Mothershead. An inventory of his estate was rendered in 1722. Humphrey Pope, son of Lawrence and Jemima, married Anne, who signed deed with him to Samuel Damonville, June 29, 1736. His estate was divided 1744. HIS CHILDREN WERE 1 Sarah (chose William Muse as guardian) 2 Humphrey (chose Thomas Clayter as guardian) 3 Mary (chose Nicholas Minor as guardian) 4 John (chose William Muse as guardian)

Thomas Pope, son of Lawrence and Jemima, died in Westmoreland in 1741. (Will dated February 23, 1741; probated March 8, 1741.) He married Mary, one of the four daughters of Samuel Heath, of Northumberland, and had issue one daughter, Elizabeth. His relict, Mary (Heath) Pope, married, second, William Tebbs, of Prince William county. John Pope, son of Lawrence and Jemima, gave deed October 282 William and Mary College Quarterly. 27, 1738, to Thomas Shaw for land devised to him by his "father Lawrence Pope." He married cousin Sarah, daughter of Christopher Mothershead, who names her in his will of June 11, 1745.


1 John 2 Lawrence 3 Anne ("Nancy") who married Tiffeyand had sons Pope John and William.

Humphrey Pope, son of Humphrey and Anne (Veale) Pope, lived in Washington Parish. His will was dated August 9, 1759 ; probated May 27, 1760. He appointed his "loving wife Sarah whole and sole executrix." She was daughter-in-law to Daniel Higdon, and it seems probable, daughter of Nathaniel Pope, whose relict, Margaret, married the said Higdon. This Nathaniel Pope, of whom records are sadly lacking, was most likely a son of Nathaniel and Jane (Brown) Pope, whose name has not hitherto appeared in the list of their children. ("An inventory of the sundry goods and chattels paid to Margaret Higdon, the relict of Nathaniel Pope, deceased, by the executors of Daniel Higdon, deceased, pursuant to an order of court, bearing date 28th November, 1739, in lieu of £32, 16, 4, due from the said Higdon's estate to the child of the said Nathaniel Pope, deceased." - Extract from Westmoreland Records.)


  • 1 John (granted administration on his father's

estate in 1760, his mother having declined to act as executrix),

  • 2 Humphrey
  • 3 Benjamin
  • 4 Mary
  • 5 Nathaniel

John Pope, son of John and Sarah Mothershead, lived in Washington Parish; will probated November 19, 1785; William Wroe guardian of his three sons, William, John and Thomas. His wife was a daughter of Humphrey Quisenberry, who names in his will (January 30, 1733) "my son-in-law John Pope."


  • 1 Elliot
  • 2 William
  • 3 Eansdall
  • 4 John
  • 5 Thomas

Who can furnish any information as to these sons ? Lawrence, son of John and Sarah Mothershead ( ?) Pope, was born 1740; died July 31, 1810; will probated in Westmoreland August 27, 1810. He married, first, Jane, daughter of Humphrey Quisenberry. Query : Was she at the time of this marriage a young widow Payne?) By this union he had

  • 1 Austin
  • 2 Fannywho married December 3 1790 Eev William Edwards

Lawrence Pope married, secondly, Prances Carter, and had

  • 3 Jane Carter (born September 25 1791)

His third wife was Mrs. Penelope Vigar, relict of Jacob Vigar, and daughter of Nicholas Quisenberry, by whom he had

  • 4 Sukey
  • 5 Caty
  • 6 Lawrence Berry
  • 7 Elliot
  • 8 John

went to New York in 1834, and was never heard from afterwards;

  • 9 Sarah

Austin Pope, son of Lawrence and Jane, married (August 7, 1803) Fanny Yeatman, and had Henry Lewis Yeatman, who died, August, 1862, at Booneville, Mo.

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Humphrey by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Humphrey:

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On 20 Jul 2017 at 07:44 GMT Eric Daly wrote:

Excellent source on this profile. Made a hard job easy. Thank You

On 12 Apr 2016 at 21:02 GMT Eric Daly wrote:

Pope-2294 and Pope-114 appear to represent the same person because: Clear duplicate same wife

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