Seth Pope

Male13 January 1649–17 March 1727

Brief Life History of Seth

When Seth Pope was born on 13 January 1649, in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Thomas Pope, was 38 and his mother, Sarah Jenney, was 25. He married Deborah Perry in 1674, in Dartmouth, Plymouth Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 17 March 1727, in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 78, and was buried in Acushnet, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America.

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Family Time Line

Seth Pope
Deborah Perry
Marriage: 1674
John Pope
Capt. Thomas Pope
Thomas Pope
Susannah Pope
Sarah Pope
Mary Pope
Elizabeth Pope
Col. Seth Pope
John Pope
Hannah Pope
Elnathan Pope
Capt Lemuel Pope

Sources (49)

  • Plympton, Massachusetts marriage Records 1741 - 1780
  • Seth, Capt. Pope, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • Seth/Pope in entry for Lemewell/Pope, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1674Dartmouth, Plymouth Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (12)

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    Siblings (9)

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    Name Meaning

    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.

    North German: variant of Poppe .

    German: translation of Pabst .

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

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    I'll Come Back and Buy Up the Town

    "Tradition, in part confirmed by the records, says that about 1670 he appeared as a peddler in Sandwich, whereupon the constable, in pursuance of a regulation then in force, ordered him to depart, le …

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