POPE, Roger (1668-1706), of Diamond Hall, Bridgnorth, Salop.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
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4 May 1699 - 1702

Family and Education

b. 28 Oct. 1668, 1st s. of Roger Pope† of Woolstaston, Salop and Diamond Hall by Mary, da. of Sir John Weld of Willey, Salop.  m. 7 Mar. 1685, Elizabeth, da. of Rev. Launcelot Bromwich, rector of Enville, Staffs., 3s. 2da.1

Offices Held

Cornet 5 Drag. Gds. 1685–Oct. 1688, lt. Oct. 1688–Jan. 1692, capt. Jan. 1692–4.

Freeman, Bridgnorth, alderman by 1699; freeman, Ludlow 1690.2


First commissioned in an independent troop of horse raised by his father before the battle of Sedgemoor, a troop which was later incorporated into Lord Shrewsbury’s regiment, Pope was one of the officers promoted by James II in October 1688. He left the army in 1694 after it had been proved that he had made false musters.3

Returned on the Whitmore interest at a by-election for Bridgnorth, a borough his father had represented in James II’s Parliament and had contested unsuccessfully in the 1698 election, Pope was not an active Member. He died v.p. and was buried at Woolstaston on 27 Feb. 1706.

Ref Volumes: 1690-1715

Author: D. W. Hayton


  • 1. Trans. Salop Arch. Soc. l. 47; IGI, Salop.
  • 2. Salop RO, Ludlow bor. recs. adm. of freemen.
  • 3. CSP Dom. 1694–5, p. 71; Cal. Treas. Bks. x. 578; SP 44/56, f. 438.