Pope was possibly the son of Thomas Pope of Shrewsbury and his wife Luciad Edwards, daughter of Thomas Edwards of Shrewsbury. He fought in the Parliamentarian army in the Civil War, assisting General Thomas Mytton in North Wales. In 1646 he was a colonel and was appointed governor of Holt Castle after its capture in January 1647.
Pope married a daughter of Thomas Mytton.
- Williams, W.R. (1895), Parliamentary History of the Principality of Wales,from the earliesr times to the present day, 1541-1895 ..., Brecknock: Priv. Print. for the author by E. Davis and Bell, p. 116
- Willis, Browne (1750). Notitia Parliamentaria, Part II: A Series or Lists of the Representatives in the several Parliaments held from the Reformation 1541, to the Restoration 1660 ... London. pp. 229–239.
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