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Alexander Popham
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Birth: 1504
Death: Jun. 11, 1556

Son of John Popham of Huntworth (near Bridgwater) by his wife Jane Knoyle (second daughter and co-heiress of Thomas Knoyle of Chinnor Manor), Alexander is described as 'Mr. Popham of the Middle Temple' in the will of his father-in-law Sir Edward Stradling (1476-1535) indicating which inn he received his legal training. Popham served as Escheator in Somerset and Dorset, as J.P. in Somerset, and as recorder in Bridgwater. Receiving only the manor of Huntworth from his father, he acquired other estates during the Dissolution of the Monasteries, some of which he resold, and at his death he held the manors of Buckland and Huntworth and 60 houses in Bridgwater. His will was dated Jun. 1, 1556 in which he nominated Sir Robert Stradling, Bartholomew Combe, and his brother-in-law Humphrey Walrond as executors, and as overseers Sir William Portman and his brother-in-law Richard Michell. His remains were interred in the church at North Petherton, Somerset. 
Family links: 
  Jane Stradling Popham*
  Katherine Popham Pole (____ - 1588)*
  Edward Popham (____ - 1586)*
  John Popham (1531 - 1607)*
*Calculated relationship
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St. Mary Parish Church
North Petherton
Sedgemoor District
Somerset, England
Created by: Todd Whitesides
Record added: Nov 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101358389
Alexander Popham
Added by: Todd Whitesides
Alexander Popham
Added by: Phillip Maine
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- Vickey Harvick Oechsner
 Added: Dec. 21, 2014
Rest in Peace - you are remembered.Your 14th great granddaughter...
- Debra Merrill Krsek
 Added: Nov. 24, 2014
For my 15th GGrandfather
- Terri Richards
 Added: Nov. 12, 2014
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