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Seth Pope, Esq.

Also Known As: "Col. Seth Pope"
Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Plymouth, Plymouth Colony
Death: March 17, 1727 (78)
Dartmouth, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Acushnet, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Pope; Thomas Pope; Sarah Jane Pope and Sarah Pope
Husband of Rebecca Perry and Deborah Harper
Father of John Pope; Thomas Pope; Susannah Hathaway; Sarah Kinsman; Elizabeth Ward and 5 others
Brother of Susannah Mitchell; Mary Peckham; Joanna Pope; John Pope; Thomas Pope and 2 others
Half brother of Susanna Mitchell; Sarah Pope and Hannah F. Bartlett

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About Seth Pope, Esq.

Seth Pope was buried at Achushnet Cemetery.1 Note* Seth Pope was a delegate to the Massachusetts General Assembly in 1669.He was a Lieutenant in 1686 and a captain in 1690. In 1670, Seth appeared as a peddler in Sandwich, whereupon the constable,in pursuance of a regulation then in force, ordered him to depart, lestin the future he might become a charge upon the town. He accordinglywithdrew, taking occasion, however, to remark, that he would yet comeback and buy the town. Procuring a boat at Monument, he followed the coast round to Acushnett,where he settled within the present limits of Fairhaven, and by hisindustry, energy, and skillful business management, ultimately became oneof the most wealthy and influential citizens of the old colony. On March 8, 1678/79, an allowance was ordered by the court to be made himfor expenses and time returning guns to the Indians after Philip's War; On June 2nd 1685, he was chosen as selectman of Dartmouth. On March 4th 1686 he took the oath of fidelity. On June 2nd 1686 he wasagain chosen as selectman and shortly thereafter on June 4th 1686 he wascommissioned as lieutenant. He was chosen representative from Dartmouth to the General Court atPlymouth in 1689 and 1690. He was elected magistrate for Bristol County on July 7 1691 and justiceof the peace in Dartmouth on May 27 1692. He is named as one of the fifty-six proprietors of Dartmouth in theconfirmatory deed of Governor Bradford in 1694. June 12, 1695, he appeared in Boston in behalf of his townsmen to urge anabatement of taxes. He appears to have been for many years largely interested in thecoastwise trade, and had a wharf and warehouse at Acushnett. In 1698 hewas part owner of the sloop Hopewell, and in 1709 of the sloop Joanna andThankful. In 1700, by way of the fulfillment of his promise made thirty yearsbefore to the Sandwich constable, he purchased a large amount of realtyin that village, including the gristmill, fullingmill and weavingshop,which was valued at the time of his death at œ3,460. His estates in Dartmouth were extensive and valuable, comprising severalfarms and dwellinghouses, a saw and gristmill, a well stocked store andwarehouse, and other property, amounting in all to more than œ15,000 -- alarge sum for those days. Birth: 13 January 1647/48 (23 January 1648) -- Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Death: 17 March 1726/27 (28 March 1727) -- Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts. Had nine children with his wife, Deborah m.1674 in Sandwich, MA.Birth: 13 January 1647/48 (23 January 1648) -- Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Death: 17 March 1726/27 (28 March 1727) -- Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts. Had nine children with his wife, Deborah m.1674 in Sandwich, MA.

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Seth Pope, Esq.'s Timeline

January 13, 1649
Plymouth, Plymouth Colony
October 23, 1675
Age 26
Sandwich, Barnstable, MA, United States
September 1, 1677
Age 28
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
July 31, 1681
Age 32
Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts
February 16, 1683
Age 34
Dartmouth, Bristol County, Masssachusetts
September 11, 1686
Age 37
Age 36
MA, United States
April 5, 1689
Age 40
Dartmouth, MA
December 14, 1693
Age 44
Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, New England