Name: Mary Ann WRIGHT
Given Name: Mary Ann
Birth: in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland
Death: 17 Oct 1747 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland
Change Date: 21 Jul 2008 at 08:28:53
20 Dec 1747 Queen Anne's County, MD; Proven 28 Jan 1747. Liber 25, folio 212
Mentions husband William Hopper, father Thomas Hynson Wright, sons William Hooper and Thomas Hopper, daughters Ann Hooper and Mary Ann Hooper
To dau. Ann Hopper, land called "Larkin" of 200 A., and tract called "Guilford, 200 A., in sd county
To son William Hopper, my dau. Mary Ann Hopper, 200 A. called "Coursey Point", alias "Smith Mistake", being pt. of tract heretofore given to me of my father, Thomas Hynson Wright, in sd. county.
Abstract: Liber 25, folio 21212 Dec. 1747HOPPER, MARY ANN, Queen Anns Co. To dau. Ann Hopper, Darkin 210a & Guilford 200a. To son William Hopper, if s Ann d. s. p., s 2 tracts. To dau. Mary Ann Hopper, 200a of Courseys Point, alias Smith Mistake, the part given to [me by] my father, Thomas Hynson Wright. To son Thomas Hopper, s land if s Mary Ann d. s. p., but if my husband, William Hopper, purchase 200a of equ. value & give same to s Mary Ann, s son Thomas is to have s Courseys Point. Witn: William Carman, John Alexander, Joseph Lane. 28 Jan. 1747, sworn to by all 3 witn.
My son Thomas Hopper
If my husband, William Hopper, will purchase 200 A. of equal value to the 2 hundred called "Coursey Point", alias "Smith Mistake" and give same to my sd. dau. Mary Ann Hopper and hrs., then my will is that my son Thomas Hopper, have the 200 A. called "Coursey's Point" and sd. son Thomas Hopper, his hrs., to my sd. dau. Mary Ann, in case of death without lawful issue.
Wit: Wm Carman, John Alexander, Joseph Lane
2. Death date from Louis Sudler (Sudlergen@aol.com)
3. Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore, Vol. 4, The Solomon Wright Family
On 1 Feb 1741, Thomas Hynson Wright gave his daughter, Mary Ann. wife of William Hopper, 200 acres, part of Guilford, and other land (QALR RTB:448)
Father: Thomas Hynson WRIGHT b: ABT 1687/1688 in Maryland
Mother: Mary TURBUTT b: in Maryland
William HOPPER b: 11 Jul 1707 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland
- Ann HOPPER b: 1 Apr 1742 in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland
- William HOPPER b: 18 Dec 1743 in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland
- Mary Ann HOPPER b: 3 Nov 1745 in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland
- Thomas HOPPER b: 19 Jun 1747 in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland
- Title: Hopper Family - from a chart belonging to William N. S. Pugh, Sr.obtained from Judge Clayton Carter of Centreville.
- Title: A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789
Author: Edward C. Papenfuse, Alan F. Day, David W. Jordan, and Gregory A. Stiverson
Publication: The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore and London, 1985
HOPPER, WILLIAM (by 1747-1806). BORN: between 1741 and 1747 in Queen Anne's County; only son. NATIVE: third generation. RESIDED: in Queen Anne's County (later became part of Caroline County) until 1785; Queen Anne's County, 1785 until death. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: William Hopper (1707-1772). MOTHER: Mary Anne (?-1747), daughter of Thomas Hynson Wright (1688-1747) and wife Mary Turbutt; granddaughter of Solomon Wright (ca. 1655-1717). STEPMOTHER: Sarah Dockery (?-ca. 1775). UNCLE: Thomas Wright (?-ca. 1784). AUNT: Ann Wright (?-by 1754), who married Edward Oldham (1709 - 1773). SISTER: Mary Anne (1742-by 1792), who married second, James Bordley (? - a. 1793). HALF SISTERS: Mary; Elizabeth (1739 - 1806), who married Joseph Nicholson, Jr. (?-1786); Henrietta; Sally (?-1761); and Dorothy. FIRST COUSINS: Samuel Turbutt Wright(1749-1810); Ann Oldham (?-by 1794), who married Joshua Clarke (?-1781); Hannah Oldham (?-1828), who married Nicholas Martin (1743-ca.1808). MARRIED first, by 1769 his first cousin Elizabeth (?-by 1776), daughter of Edward Oldham (1709-1773) and wife Ann Wright (?-by 1754); stepdaughter of Ann Goldsborough (1732-?); granddaughter of John Oldham (?-1729); stepgranddaughter of Nicholas Goldsborough (ca. 1689-1766); niece of Hannah Oldham (1702-1759), who married James Edge (ca. 1710-1757), Mary Anne Wright (?-1747), who married William Hopper(1707-1772), and Thomas Wright (?-ca. 1784); stepniece of Thomas Goldsborough (ca. 1728-1793). Her sisters were Anne (?-by 1794), who married Joshua Clarke(?-1781); Hannah (?-1828), who married Nicholas Martin (1743-ca. 1808); and Mary (7-by 1772). Her first cousins were Samuel Turbutt Wright(1749-1810); Mary Ann Hopper (1742-by 1792), who married second, James Bordley (?-ca. 1793). ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: by 1759 Elizabeth and her sister Anne were living with their aunt Hannah Oldham Edge from whom they inherited the lands of their uncle James Edge(ca. 1710-1757). MARRIED second, on April 17, 1776, Ann, daughter of Daniel Cox. CHILDREN: SONS William (?-1793); Daniel Cox (1777-?), a lawyer by 1807; Thomas Wright (1783-?), a surgeon's mate in the Thirty-eighth Regiment, Maryland Militia in 1808, who married on August 9, 1808, Ann Emory (ca. 1789-1821) Philemon Blake (1791-?), a lawyer, who married first, Rebecca (ca. 1794-1822), and second, on September 2, 1822, Margaret Anne Thomas, and William (a minor in 1807). DAUGHTERS: Sarah (1779-?); Mary (1787-?); and Anna Maria. PRIVATE CAREER EDUCATION: entered the University of Pennsylvania on May 3, 1762, attended until 1765, but did not graduate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican; Methodist by 1794. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., 1767, subscriber to Washington College, Chestertown, Kent County. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: merchant, 1774, in partnership with James Kent (ca. 1738-1805); farmer, 1795. PUBLIC CAREER LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Convention, Caroline County, 5th, 1775; Lower House, Caroline County, 1780 (elected, but did not attend; resigned on November 1, 1780), 1781-1782, 1782 - 1783, 1783. LOCAL OFFICES: St. Paul's Parish Vestry, Queen Anne's County, in office 1771-1774; justice, Queen Anne's County, commissioned 1773 and 1794; Committee of Correspondence, Caroline County, elected 1774; sheriff, Caroline County, commissioned 1774, 1775, 1777, and 1778; trustee for the poor, Queen Anne's County, 1801 - 1805. MILITARY SERVICE: captain Caroline County Militia, by 1777, colonel, by 1806. Criticized by Col. Mordecai Gist in a letter to Gov. Thomas Johnson after the Battle of Germantown in 1777 in which Hopper was said to have been attacked "with qualms of sickness" that forced him to leave his regiment when under attack. WEALTH DURING LIFE TIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: assessed value £1,015.0.0 current money, including 20 slaves 1783; at least 21 slaves, 1803. Declared insolvent in 1788, at which time his personal property included 59 slaves and 86 oz. plate; he was able to repurchase 21 of these slaves in 1803. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: at least 3,167 acres in Queen Anne's, Talbot, and Caroline counties (at least 1,028 acres inherited from his father; 1,877 acres through his first marriage, at least 1,297 acres of which was given to his wife in 1759 by her aunt Hannah Edge, widow of James Edge; and one-third share of 786 acres held in partnership with John Markland and John Brown). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: obtained 1,713 acres through his second marriage, 1776; charged with 4,246 acres in Queen Anne's, Talbot, and Caroline counties, 1783; turned at least 4,753 acres over to trustees when he declared insolvency 1788; repurchased ca. 3,400 acres, 1803. WEALTH AT DEATH: Died: in late November 1806 in Queen Anne?s County; size of estate unknown.