Pope family page
James Henry Pope
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Origins of surname
Although most references link this surname to the head of the Roman Catholic Church, it has probably only the vaguest of connections, having perhaps been accorded to an ecclesiastic behaving autocratically, or a laymen with an ecclesiastical appearance.
The name first appeared in Jersey records with the baptism of Edward, son of James Pope, in St Helier in 1723. It would be almost another century before a family became established.
- Le Pope
These wills created by members of the Pope family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Richard Pope, Port Rest, Anne Port, St Martin - 26 October 1932, D/Y/A/93
- Samuel Pope, Waterloo, Liverpool, Lancashire - 6 March 1917, D/Y/A/76
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