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From: "Linda Reno" <>
Subject: RE: [MDSTMARY-L] Hopewell will 1777
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 13:05:15 -0500
This from my book, "St. Mary's County Wills, 1777-1791":
NAME: Hugh Hopewell, Esq.LIBER: JJ #1 FOLIO: 9
DATE OF WILL: 2/1777
DATE OF PROBATE: 7/22/1777
Son: Hugh Hopewell, the plantation he now lives on which I bought of
Jeremiah Rodon and John Glassford and Company; a piece of land containing 49
acres which I bought of Jeremiah Rodon which is included in the said
Company's grant; 151 acres of land which I bought of Jeremiah Rodon; the
negroes used on the said plantation except Jacob and Harry; all stock on the
plantation except the cattle I sent down last fall; and one horse which I
bought from John Aisquith.
Son: James Hopewell, the plantation where I now live bounding on Lowison
Creek Southerly and on the other side by a swamp called Bridge Swamp through
the meadow and up to the house where Tom Monday lives and running as the
fence runs and then to the beginning of a tract of land called "Foxgrape
Barron" thence into the woods to a place to be determined by Peter Urquhart
and Robert Watts as a division line between the two boys, then running east
with the land I bought of Mr. Charles King included in the courses of the
land I bought of Peter Urquhart and including another piece of land my house
Son: Thomas Hopewell, the land on the east side of Lowison Creek which
begins at Robert Watts' gate and runs with several courses to the head of
Homney Creek then down said creek to the river and with the river to Lowison
Creek, then up said creek as the courses run which I have laid down to my
son, James Hopewell.
Son: Pollard Hopewell, all of the lands I have where Aquilla Hall now lives
which belongs to the said plantation. My meaning is to add my two
plantations where the two Buchannons and Joseph Wise now live or such part
of them as shall be adjudged by Peter Urquhart and Robert Watts to make the
said Pollard's land equal with what I have already given my son, James.
Pollard is to also have the residue of the said lands where the two
Buchannons and Joseph Wise now live.
If either son dies before the age of 21, their share is to be sold and the
proceeds divided equally between the two survivors.
Daughter: Anna Hebb, an equal part of my personal estate in addition to what
she has already received.
Daughter: Elizabeth Hopewell, an equal part, with the rest of my children,
of my personal estate, not including what I have already given her.
My children to have an equal part of negro Flesh and also an equal value of
outstanding debts and also whatever my executors shall recover.
Wife: Elizabeth Hopewell, one sixth part of personal estate.
EXECUTORS: Wife, Elizabeth Hopewell, and son, James Hopewell.
Sons, Thomas and Pollard Hopewell, to be under the care of my wife,
Elizabeth, and son, James, until they arrive at age 21.
When negroes are divided, it should be done as much as possible by families.
WITNESS: Robert Watts
7/22/1777, Widow renounced will and elected her third.
From: Liz [mailto:]
Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2002 12:20 PM
Subject: [MDSTMARY-L] Hopewell will 1777
Hi I am a new subscriber and I wonder if someone could help me with the
Will, Hopewell, Hugh; St. Mary's Co, 2/1777; 7/22/1777 . I have looked
on line and unfortunately the abstract of this will is not in the St.
Mary's Co wills that go to 1800. I may have done something wrong in
looking for it but I would be very grateful if someone who had the time
and the book could send me the abstract. I have been hunting for Thomas
and William Hopewell connections for a year and this seems to be a
moment when a brick wall will be dismantled. Thanks in advance for any
help anyone can give me. Also I am curious about what Alienations and
Transfers are and whether anyone here has access to them for about 1796.
Thanks again. Liz Dennis
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