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From: Burger <>
Subject: Re: [MDSTMARY-L] Hopewell will 1777
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 06:02:10 -0500
Linda, Thanks for the confirmation and the additional data. These Hopewells
are finally beginning to make sense to me. Below is the will of Ann, the
widow of Hugh Hopewell, d 1687/88, who m/2 John Duckworth as stated. She
names an additional son, Joseph, and makes some more connections. Judith
MARYLAND CALENDAR OF WILLS: Volume 6
Duckworth, Ann, widow,St. Mary's Co.9th May, 1731; 27th Nov., 1732.
To son Richard Hopewell, money due from estate of George Muschamp, dec'd.
To son Joseph Hopewell, ex., certain personalty during life, to pass at his
death to grandchild. Hugh, John, Ann and Elizabeth Hopewell; ½ stock on
plantation to pass to grandson William Hopewell, to whom sd. son is
desired to leave his plantation.
To grandsons Hugh, John, Richard (at age of 21) and Thomas Francis
Hopewell, dau. Ann Aisquith, granddaus. Ann and Elizabeth Hopewell,
To dau. Susannah King, 1s.
To grandchild. Richard, William, Joseph, Hugh, John, Thomas Francis, Ann
and Elizabeth, produce from sale of ½ stock, etc.
Test: John Seager, William Hopewell, Elizabeth Herbert (Harbert). 20, 493.
Below the will of John King who I believe married Susanna Hopewell, dau of
Hugh Hopewell, d 1687/88
MARYLAND CALENDAR OF WILLS: Volume 4
King, John,18th Feb., 1718; 23rd May, 1719.
To bro.-in-law Hugh Hopewell, personalty.
To child. Hugh and Jane, residue of estate, equally, at age of 21 or
Hugh Hopewell ex. and guardian to child. afsd.; at his decease, Charles and
Edward King to act.
Test: Robt. Clarke, Sr., Jno. Winsett, Peter Jarboo (Jarboe). 15. 133.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Linda Reno" <>
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2002 8:30 AM
Subject: RE: [MDSTMARY-L] Hopewell will 1777
> It looks o.k., but a couple of notes.
> SMC Beaverdam Manor, etc. by Mary Louise Donnelly states that Jane ____was
> the first wife of Hugh Hopewell. On 6/13/1648, Jane Hopewell (age 20)
> a deposition.
> If this is true, then Hugh Hopewell, Jr. was Jane's son. HOWEVER, I
> find the deposition to which she refers. (I've checked Peden, Archives of
> Maryland, and Chancery Court records).
> Ann, the widow of the immigrant, Hugh Hopewell, married second John
> Duckworth and died in 1732.
> Anna Hopewell, daughter of Hugh (d. 1777) and Elizabeth m. Vernon Hebb
> (1743-10/26/1796). After the death of Vernon Hebb, Anna moved to Prince
> George's County to live with her son, William.
> 10/25/1820: Died on 10/19, suddenly at "St. Osyth" in PG Co., the seat of
> W. Hebb, in her 70th year, Mrs. Anna Hebb. (National Intelligencer
> Newspaper Abstracts, 1818-1820).
> Pollard Hopewell married Catherine Hebb and they were the parents of
> Hopewell, Jr. who was killed in the action of the US frigate "Chesapeake"
> with the British frigate "Shannon" on June 1, 1813 (see my page for the
> article about Pollard Hopewell).
> Linda Reno
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Burger [mailto:]
> Sent: Friday, November 22, 2002 8:33 AM
> Subject: Re: [MDSTMARY-L] Hopewell will 1777
> Linda, thanks for the clarification of the Hugh Hopewells. This is the
> I understood it. Am I right?
> Judith Burger
> Descendants of Hugh Hopewell, Sr. I
> 1 Hugh Hopewell, Sr. I d: Bet. May 23, 1687 - February 20, 1687/88 in
> Calvert County, Maryland, Will Abstract
> . +Ann (hw) Unknown
> ... 2 Hugh (w) Hopewell, Jr. II d: Bet. March 03, 1692/93 - May 24,
> in Calvert County, Maryland, Will Abstract
> ....... +Elizabeth (w) Hill Father: Francis Hill (Will Abstract)
> Mother: Deceased Unknown
> ........ 3 Hugh (w) Hopewell III (No Data on Him)
> ............. 4 Hugh (w) Hopewell IV d: Bet. February - July 27, 1777
> St. Mary's County, Maryland, Will Abstract
> ................. +Elizabeth (hw) Unknown
> .................. 5 Hugh (w) Hopewell V
> .................. 5 James (w) Hopewell
> .................. 5 Thomas (w) Hopewell
> .................. 5 Pollard (w) Hopewell
> .................. 5 Anna (w) Hopewell
> ...................... +Unknown Hebb
> .................. 5 Elizabeth (w) Hopewell
> ........ 3 Elizabeth (w) Hopewell
> ........ 3 Susannah (w) Hopewell
> ... 2 Mary (w) Hopewell
> ....... +John (w) Keene Father: Richard Keene (Will Abstract), Sr.
> Mother: Mary (hw) Unknown
> ... 2 Agnes (w) Hopewell
> ... 2 Ann (w) Hopewell
> ... 2 Susanna (w) Hopewell
> ... 2 Richard (w) Hopewell
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Linda Reno" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Friday, November 22, 2002 7:45 AM
> Subject: RE: [MDSTMARY-L] Hopewell will 1777
> > Hi,
> > The Hugh Hopewell who died in 1777 was the 4th Hugh. At least that's
> > have right now. You and I agree on Hugh, Sr. and then Hugh, Jr. but
> > a missing generation. I have that there was Hugh III, son of Hugh Jr.
> > Here's my notes on him:
> > Will of Hugh Hopewell 3/3/1693-5/24/1694, Calvert Co. Wife: Elizabeth
> > (Exec.) plantation during minority of son. Son: Hugh, 1/2 of real
> > the age of 21 and entire estate at death of mother. Daughters:
> > and Susanna, personal estate and estate afsd. should their brother die
> > without issue. Wit: Nicholas Sewall, Nicholas Richardson, Katherine
> > Will of grandfather, Francis Hill in 1696.
> > Will of Edward Hall, SMC, 10/13/1718-11/5/1718. To: Abraham (son of
> > Hall), 1/2 real estate. To: James (son of John Hall), the other 1/2
> > estate. Land not paid for so the fathers of sd. children to pay
> > part due mother _____. To: William and Mary (son and dau. of Thomas
> > King); sister, Mary; brother Thomas; John Hall; Thomas King; Thomas
> > Susan, wife of Charles King (Exec.); Ann (dau. of Charles King); Hugh
> > Hopewell; and James Baker, personalty. Wit: John King, Elizabeth
> > Elizabeth King, Hugh Hopewell.
> > Hugh Hopewell, grandson of Robert Thompson, was the son of Richard
> > Jr. who died by 12/1804. Robert Thompson named his grandson, Hugh
> > in his will.
> > 6/1802: Hugh Hopewell, with the consent of his father Richard--who is
> > present at Court, bound to Robert Thompson Nottingham for 3 years and 10
> > months to learn the trade of house carpenter and joiner (Orphan Ct.
> > Fenwick).
> > 12/1804: James Thompson stated he was a creditor of Richard Hopewell
> > had no way of getting satisfaction other than by admin. of his estate;
> > was granted letters of admin. (Orphan Ct. Rec., Fenwick).
> > As for the wife of Hugh Hopewell (d. 1777), Donnelly says her surname
> > Biscoe. "Maryland Heraldic Families" says her name was Elizabeth Hebb
> > don't know which, if either, is correct.
> > Linda Reno
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Burger [mailto:]
> > Sent: Friday, November 22, 2002 4:52 AM
> > To: Linda Reno;
> > Subject: Re: [MDSTMARY-L] Hopewell will 1777
> > Linda, Thanks for the Hugh Hopewell will below, but now I have my Hugh
> > Hopewells confused and don't know where this fellow fits in.
> > I have Hugh Hopewell, Sr. died 1688:
> > MARYLAND CALENDAR OF WILLS: Volume 4
> > From Testamentary Proceedings Land Office, Annapolis, Md.
> > Hopewell, Hugh, Sr., Calvert Co. ,23rd May, 1687; 20th Feb., 1688.
> > To daus. Mary (wife of John Keene), Agnes, Ann and Susanna, sons Hugh
> > Richard, personalty.
> > To wife Ann, extx., entire real estate and residue of personalty.
> > Test: James Harper, Harry Fitzharbert, Charles Jones. 16. 7.
> > =======================
> > I have Hugh Jr. Married to Elizabeth Hill, dau. Francis Hill by 1697:
> > MARYLAND CALENDAR OF WILLS: Volume 2
> > VOLUME II.
> > Hill, Francis, St. Mary's Co., 19th Sept., 1696; 10th July, 1697.
> > To dau. Eliza: Hopewell and her 3 child., viz., Hugh, Eliza:, and
> > entire estate.
> > Test: Rich'd Keene, Timothy Morry. 7. 295.
> > ========================
> > But it is a stretch to think that this Hugh Hopewell Jr. lived until
> > and I have his son Hugh Hopewell (3) married to Agnes Cole by 1750.
> > of Elizabeth Cole. (Fresco p. 160). Did Hugh Hopewell (3) m/2 an
> > and die 1777?
> > =========================
> > Then I have Hugh Hopewell (4) grandson of Robert Thompson died 1804.
> > 1803-1820 p. 57).
> > Could you help me with this? Thanks Judith Burger
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Linda Reno" <>
> > To: <>
> > Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2002 1:05 PM
> > Subject: RE: [MDSTMARY-L] Hopewell will 1777
> > > 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
> > 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;
> > > negroes used on the said plantation except Jacob and Harry; all stock
> > the
> > > plantation except the cattle I sent down last fall; and one horse
> > > bought from John Aisquith.
> > >
> > > Son: James Hopewell, the plantation where I now live bounding on
> > > 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
> > > fence runs and then to the beginning of a tract of land called
> > > 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
> > > land I bought of Peter Urquhart and including another piece of land my
> > house
> > > stands on.
> > >
> > > Son: Thomas Hopewell, the land on the east side of Lowison Creek
> > > begins at Robert Watts' gate and runs with several courses to the head
> > > 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
> > > 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
> > > of them as shall be adjudged by Peter Urquhart and Robert Watts to
> > the
> > > said Pollard's land equal with what I have already given my son,
> > > 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
> > > proceeds divided equally between the two survivors.
> > >
> > > Daughter: Anna Hebb, an equal part of my personal estate in addition
> > what
> > > she has already received.
> > >
> > > Daughter: Elizabeth Hopewell, an equal part, with the rest of my
> > > 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
> > 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.
> > >
> > > Linda Reno
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Liz [mailto:]
> > > Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2002 12:20 PM
> > > To:
> > > Subject: [MDSTMARY-L] Hopewell will 1777
> > >
> > >
> > > Hi I am a new subscriber and I wonder if someone could help me with
> > > following will:
> > > Will, Hopewell, Hugh; St. Mary's Co, 2/1777; 7/22/1777 . I have
> > > 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
> > > and the book could send me the abstract. I have been hunting for
> > > 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
> > > 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
> > > Thanks again. Liz Dennis
> > >
> > >
> > >