Mary Pope

9 January 1786–
Paignton, Devon, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Pope was born on 9 January 1786, in Paignton, Devon, England, United Kingdom, her father, Mathew Pope, was 17 and her mother, Dorothy Chaffe, was 40.

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Family Time Line

Mathew Pope
1768–1821
Dorothy Chaffe
1745–1819
Dorothy Pope
1766–
Matthew Pope
1768–1848
Ann Pope
1771–
Catherine Pope
1773–1776
William Pope
1776–1778
John Pope
1778–1778
Catherine Pope
1779–
William Pope
1781–
John POPE
1783–1884
Mary Pope
1786–
Elizabeth Pope
1790–

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World Events (7)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 15

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1815

Age 29

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Age 37

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from Middle English pope (derived via Old English from Late Latin papa ‘bishop’, ‘pope’, from Greek pappas ‘father’, in origin a nursery word.) In the early Christian Church, the Latin term was at first used as a title of respect for male clergy of every rank, but in the Western Church it gradually came to be restricted to bishops, and then only to the bishop of Rome; in the Eastern Church it continued to be used of all priests ( see Popov , Papas ). The nickname would have been used for a vain or pompous man, or for someone who had played the part of the pope in a pageant or play. The surname is also present in Ireland and Scotland.2 North German: variant of Poppe .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Mary Pope, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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