Nathaniel Pope, I (1603 - 1660) MP

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Birthplace: Gloucestershire, England
Death: Died in Cliffs, Westmoreland Co., VA
Occupation: Maryland General Assembly member 1648
Managed by: John Robert Winning, Jr.
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About Nathaniel Pope, I

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Nathaniel Pope is first mentioned as one of the twenty-four freeman of the "Grand Inquest" in Maryland in 1637 and in the Assembly afterward. He affixed a mark to his writings. In 1643 he and his nine menial servants were exempted from military service. He was sent as an agent by Governor Leonard Calvert[4] to Kent Island in 1647, and attempted, as charged, to persuade the rebels against the Proprietary there to come and live at Mattox Neck until they should become strong enough to seize the land again.[5]

After removing from Maryland, Nathaniel Pope, in 1651, patented 1,050 acres (4.2 km2) in Old Northumberland between two large creeks; one would bear his name. At Mattox Creek he built dwellings, warehouses, and docks for the merchant trade with England including the port of Bristol. He shipped beaver, tobacco with caske, and raw materials; and he imported English manufactured goods. He settled the argument between John Washington and shipping partner Edward Prescott by paying off the senior officer in Beaver skins at eight shillings per pound.[6] In 1655 he was made Lieutenant-Colonel in the militia. His wife was named Luce and they had: 1, Anne, who married John Washington; 2, Margaret, who married William Hardwich; 3, Thomas; 4, Nathaniel.[7] The elder Nathaniel was among the county's wealthiest residents at his death in 1660 when he left The Clifts tract to his son Thomas.[8] The Pope and Washington families were bound by more than blood, county documents are filled with their business and legal ties. The will of John Washington bequeaths 1000 pounds sterling to his brother-in-law Thomas Pope.[9]

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Col. Nathaniel Pope's Timeline

1594
1594
Virginia, United States
1603
1603
Gloucestershire, England
1626
1626
Age 23
Bristol, Somerset, , England
1635
December 1, 1635
Age 32
Bridge Creek, Westmoreland, VA
1636
1636
Age 33
1637
1637
Age 34
Maryland
1640
1640
Age 37
1, St Inigoes, MD, USA
1645
1645
Age 42
Somerset, UK
1660
April 27, 1660
Age 57
Cliffs, Westmoreland Co., VA
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