Name: William HOPPER
Given Name: William
Birth: in England (Bishoprick, Durham?)
Death: 1711 in Queen Anne's County
12 April 1711, Will in Queen Anne's county, MD.
Change Date: 16 Apr 2004 at 22:00:00
To son William and hrs, all real estate.
To dau. Jane, born of present wife Mary, personalty and real estate afsd. should son die without issue.
To dau. Jane (Hopper), born of former wife Dorothy, in Bishoprick, Durham, England, real estate afsd. should both child. afsd die without issue.
Wife Mary, etx., residue of estate.
Test: Leon Watson, Andrew Fenwick, Edward Grey. 13.240
Full transcript of will:
In the name of God amen the twelph day of April in the year of our Lord seventeen hundred and eleven I William Hopper of Queen Anne?s County in the Province of Maryland Husband man being sick & weak of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to almighty God do make and ordain this my last will & testament in manner & form following. First and Chiefly, I give my soul into the hands of allmighty God who gave it me and my body I commend to the Earth to be decently buried in Christian burial at the discretion of my Executrix nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same by ye allmighty power of God as to the worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me. I give devise & dispose as in manner following; Imprimis I give & bequeath unto my son William Hopper my houses lands & tenements, I am now possessed of to him & the heirs of his body lawfully begotten, for ever and for want of such issue to my Daughter Jane Hopper whom I had by my present wife Mary and to the heirs of her body lawfully begotten for ever, and for want of such issue to my Daughter Jane Hopper whom I had by a former wife named Dorothy in the Bishoprick of Durham in england & the heirs of her body lawfully begotten for ever. Item. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Jane whom I had by my present wife Mary a third part of all my goods Chattles after my due debts and necessary overall charges paid. Item. Give to her the said Jane Hopper ye two cows & one calf which is now calleD ? as her own property& not to be reckoned in my personal estate, Likewise young bay horse called Robing and of this my Last will and testament I make my loved wife Mary Hopper my full & whole Executrix and hereby utterly disallow revoke & disannul all and every other former testament & wills bequests & Executors by me in any wise before this time named willed & bequeathed Ratifying & confirming this and none other to be my last will and testament in witness thereof I have set my hand & seal the day and year above written, William (WH his mark) Hopper Signs Seals published pronounces & declared by the said Wm Hopper to be his last will & testament on the presence of of us Leon Watson Ed (his mark) Grey Andrew (his mark) S. Fenwick. On the oath of the foregoing will was thus endorsed(viz.)
May the 19th 1711. Then came Leon Watson, Edward Grey and Andrew Fenwick witnesses to the within writing and made oath upon the holy Evangelists that they saw the testator William Hopper sign and publish and declare the same to be his Last will & testament and that att time of sound & perfect mind & memory
Before me Ev?n Thomas Dept ? Q. A. County
Father: William HOPPER b: in England
Dorothy b: in Bishoprick, Durham, England
- Jane HOPPER b: in England (Bishoprick, Durham?)
- William HOPPER b: 11 Jul 1707 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland
- Jane HOPPER b: ABT 1685 in Maryland
- Title: Will of William Hopper, 1711, Queen Anne's County, Maryland
Publication: Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, MD
- Title: Hopper Family - from a chart belonging to William N. S. Pugh, Sr.obtained from Judge Clayton Carter of Centreville.