Williams parentage is only supported by the location in the Cutcombe parish register. There are no other obvious Popes in the register during this period. John and Mary Pope have a family during the period 1706 to 1720. Williams record is damaged and illegible only Mary's name was read and the date year. His date fits the gap in his sibling? baptisms.
Church name St John
Register type Parish Register
Baptism date * 1709
Person forename William
Person sex M
Mother forename Mary
Mother surname POPE
Note * Baptism date illegible - located between 12 Feb and 19 Mar 1709
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with William 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 William:
I have been trying to track Williams parents for quite some time. There a posibility that his parents were John Pope and Mary ( Hawkins )?????????
Married abt 1704/5. all the children were born in Cutcombe between 1706 and 1720
I can find no info for either. If I am correct one of the children William 1709 went on to marry Joan Matthews
Other children were John 1706, Mary 1714, Susanna 1717,Robert 1720, Arthur 1710
I to came to the conclusion that 1709 is the most likely date,
In the Somerset parish records it say's illegible date but is between the other dates of 12/2/1709 and 19/3/1709, there are no other dates in between. There is another William born to Jane Pope 5/1/1707 and died 14/1/1707 just 9days old, this William was base born