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  • ID: I23
  • Name: Elizabeth HOPPER
  • Surname: Hopper
  • Given Name: Elizabeth
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 11/18 Nov 1739 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland
  • Death: 13 Jul 1806 in Centreville, Queen Anne's County, Maryland
  • _UID: AD908F6F9731D5118680EF90A100BA0BD4EC
  • Note:
    1. 1793 Subscriber Chester Church, drew pew #29 of 60

    2. From Scott Sheads, National Park Service, Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland

    a. Nicholson, Elizabeth ID-115 [2nd; rural]

    Chesterfield, 2 acres
    Chesterfield, 268 acres
    Total: 270 acres

    General List of Dwelling Houses (#70):
    Occupant: Eliza. Nicholson
    ...1 dwelling house...4 out houses...2 acres...$600

    Particular Dwelling List (#70)
    Occupatant: E. Nicholson

    One dwelling House brick 60 by 20
    with shed of 24 by 13 1/2 [other not counted]
    7 windows 66 by 36, 3 do. 66 by 20, 7 do. 44 by 28;
    1 Old Off ice 12 by 16, very indiff.
    1 Old Kitchen 28 by 18
    1 Granery 22 by 16
    1 Stable & Carriage HOuse 30 by 16 [MULTI]

    General List of Lands, Lots and Buildings (#62):

    Occupant: Elizabeth Nicholson

    ....1 dwelling house $ of Chesterfield...258 acres...$1665

    Particular Lands, Lots & Buildings (#62):

    One Overseers House 30 by 16
    1 Negro Quarter

    Particular Slaves List (#50): 4-0-4 [owner and superintendent]

    These 4 slaves are presumably assoicated with Elizabeth Nichlson's home property of Chesterfield rather than the town lots.

    Summary Tax List (p. 25):

    Wye #70
    Dwelling List:....1 dwelling house...4 outbuildings...2acres...$600...2nd rate @ 3/10 #1.80...
    Lands List:....268 acres...1 dwelling...Chesterfield...$1, $2.00...
    Slaves:....4 @ $ $2.00...

    Centreville Town Assessment for 1798:

    Nicholson, Elizabeth

    Lot No. 8 North, one acre, unimproved.......106.67
    Lot No. 9 North, one acre, unimproved.......106.67
    Lot No. 11, North, 1/2 acre, unimproved.......40.00
    Lot No. 12, North, one acre, unimproved......93.34
    3/4 of Lot No. 13 North, 3/4 acre, ditto.........80.00
    7/8 of Lot No. 20 North, 7/8 acre, ditto.........80.00
    Lot No. 21 North, one acre, unimproved.....133.34
    Lot No. 22 North, one acre, unimproved.......93.34
    Lot No. 23 North, one acre, unimproved.....133.34
    Lot No. 24 North, one acre, unimproved.....106.34
    Lot No. 25 North, one acre, unimproved.......93.34
    Lot No. 26 North, one acre, unimproved.......80.00
    Lot No. 27 North, one acre, unimproved.......66.67
    Lot No. 28 North, one acre, unimproved.......53.34
    Lot No. 29 North, 1/2 acre, unimproved........28.67
    Lot No. 30 North, 1/2 acre, unimproved........32.00
    Lot No. 31 North, 1/2 acre, unimproved........32.00
    Lot No. 32 North, 1/2 acre, unimproved........32.00
    Lot No. 33 North, 1/4 acre, unimproved........16.00

    Census of 1800: No listing for Elizabeth Nicholson; her two sons Joseph H. Nicholson and Willim H. Nicholson are listed. Elizabeth Nicholson is presumably the "white femle 45 & over" noted in the household of her son-in-law, "Doctor Perry Noel" )see reference in her will below".


    See Wills WHN 4, f. 265: Will of Elizabeth Nicholson
    Executed June 8, 1804
    Probated July 21, 1806 my three children Ester Chambers, Sarah Noel, and James Nicholson...the sum of 2000 pounds current money, equally divided...which is due to me from my son Joseph H. Nicholson for the land called Chesterfield which I sold to was agreed between my deceased husband & me that our son Joseph H. Nicholson should have the Kent County Estate and that our son William H. Nicholson should have the Estate in the Forest of Queen Anne's County. his agreement has been fulfilled...[mentions family graveyard] James...Negro man walnut bedstead & two dining tables, one in possession of Mr. Chambers, the other at Doctor Noel's...bed chamber furniture to daughter Sarah Noel as a small compensation for the kindnessof her & her husband Doctor Noel while I lived with them...Negro woman Chloe and son Polydoce to be sold...

    Notes: Perry Noel's death is noted in the Centreville Commissioner Minutes of November 19, 1812.

    3. Notes from Louis Sudler, Chicago, Il

    Elizabeth 5-18-1791 QALR EIiz N (widow( sells 1a of Chesterfield & 3 3/4 a.
    Elizabeth 5-20-1791 QALR Eliz buys pt of Dockery's lott (orig owned by Wm Hopper)
    Elizabeth 3-29-1792 QALR Eiiz sells 1/2a to James Kennard
    Elizabeth 3-30-1793 QA LR Eliz selts 1/2a Chesterfield, on Road see laid out Chester Mill to Ch Hill
    Elizabeth 3-30-1793 QALR sells pt lot 6 & lot 5 Centreville to Dr John Hindman & W Esther
    Elizabeth 6-3-1793 QA Emory Elizabeth, subscriber Chester Church, drew Pew #29 (of 60)
    Elizabeth 12-31-1793 QALR Eliz sells 1/8 a of Lott 4 C-ville & pts lott #3 & #4
    Elizabeth 7-6-1794 QALR Eliz sells lot adj lot 4 for Methodist Church
    Elizabeth 7-23-1794 QALR Eliz gives lots 14 & 15 in C-ville, pt Chesterfield to Jos Hopper Nicholson; s
    Elizabeth 10-11-1794 QALR Eliz sells 1/4a pt H 34 to James Edmondson, cabinet maker;
    3-7-1796 James Edmondson Jr of CAR sells this to Th Wickersham of Penn
    Elizabeth 12-23-1794 MDRec Elizabeth N M M Enus Duvall 7
    Elizabeth 2-13-1795 QA LR Eliz sells to James Kennard lot 15
    Elizabeth 2-19-1795 QALR Ei;z sells 1/4a pt lot 19
    Elizabeth 3-25-1795 QALR Eliz selis to Ph Feddeman 1/2a pt 1 17 & 1/2a pt lot 16
    Elizabeth 3-31-1795 QALR Eliz sells 1/2A $155 lot 3; also lot for windmill
    Elizabeth 6-3-1795 QALR Eliz sells 1/4a to Edw Skeggs, Blacksmith
    Elizabeth 7-21-1795 QALR Eliz sells 1/2a; NE half of lot #35
    Elizabeth 2-23-1796 QA LR Eliz N, Sarah N, & Esther Hindman sell slaves to Rich Whitehead
    Elizabeth 4-23-1796 QA LR Eliz sells 1/4a
    Elizabeth 7-21-1796 QALR Eliz sells 1/2a of lot 36
    Elizabeth 7-22-1796 QALR Eliz sells 3/4a pt lot 34 to Thomas Gadd
    Elizabeth 9-12-1796 QALR Eliz selis to William Hopper Nicholson, physician, 500a "Camberwell" on Red Lyon
    Elizabeth 11-3-1796 QA LR Eliz gives to Sarah (her dau) and hus Perry Eccleston Noel of TA 1a Chesterfield &
    lot 7 Centerville
    Elizabeth 5-18-1797 QALR Eliz sells 1/4a of lot3 N Dr. John Wells & 1/2a of lot 2 N to Wm Lesage
    Elizabeth 5-18-1797 QALR Eliz sells to Emory SUDLER pt1/4a lot 2 adj Wm Lesage & 114a to Mary Harrison
    Elizabeth 5-27-1797 cc20-1-9 Eliz owns: 8,9,11,12,13, &20-33a!1 North; Jos Nicholson owns pts lot 143 & 14
    Marie (Mary?) pt lot 6; Davis Nicholson 1/4 It 7 south
    Elizabeth 8-15-1797 QALR Eliz sells 1/2a pt lot 20 (at half-price) to Henry Dulany, free Negro
    Elizabeth 6-28-1798 QALR Eliz sells 1/2a next to Jos Hopper Nicholson
    Elizabeth 7-12-1798 QALR Eliz sells pt lot 37
    Elizabeth 1799 QALR Eliz N has a d Sarah who is m to Perry E. Noel
    Elizabeth 12-26-1799 QALR Eliz gives to g/d Eliz Nich Noel, d/d Perry E Noel & w Sarah,~2a Chesterfield & Its 8
    & 9
    Elizabeth 7-5-1800 QALR Eliz sells to Joseph Hopper N. atty. pt Dockery's Lot; aiso pt Chesterfield include
    lots 5,7,8.9,13,19,21,22,,23,24,25,26,27,29 and her pt of Chesterfield cid Chester
    Mill Land
    Elizabeth 7-12-1800 QA Emory Elizabeth x-fers lands to Joseph Hopper N; & to Elizabeth Nicholson Noel
    dau of Dr Pere E Noel & W Sarah; & to Daniel Cox Hopper, and to Wm Hindman
    infant son of Dr. Jn Hindman & Esther, dec'd, & to Eliz Hindman G~dau.
    Elizabeth 8-5-1800 QALR Eliz gives 1/2a pt lot 13N to Daniel Cox Hopper
    Elizabeth 12-18-1800 QALR Eliz sells 1/4 a part lot 20 to Henry Dulany, free Negro
    Elizabeth 3-5-1802 QALR Eliz manumits a slave /
    Elizabeth 4-2-1802 QA LR Eliz gives Wm Chambers & W Esther & Wm Windman her gs, inf s/o Esther & John
    Hindman de and to g/d Esther Hindman. 1 a lot in Centreville pt of Chesterfield: &
    g/s Jacob Hinfman
    Elizabeth 8-23-1802 QALR Eliz sells to Rich Newman lot k2a lots 21 & 22
    Elizabeth 1-24-1804 mesna1:580 Living in Centreville
    Elizabeth 11-28-1805 QALR Eliz to g/s Wm Bond Nicholson, son of s William Hopper Nicholson;1a lot 26
    Elizabeth 2-17-1806 QALR Eliz N is aunt of Daniel Cox Hopper (w Maria)
    Elizabeth 7-13-1806 mesna2:30 Mrs. Eliz. Nicholson age 67 dies Centreville
    Elizabeth 1806 QA Wills Eliz mentions dau Esther who M-Chambers.
    Elizabeth 12-7-1861 TS QA 2:25 El N Bosley, w of James Bosley; Nich Fam Bur Centreville; Jas Bosley D 1843 age

    5. From: Joseph Dickerson

    A Brief History of the Methodist Church in Centreville, Maryland

    Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Dedication of the present House of Worship


    Methodism in Centreville has its origin a society which met in the home of Colonel William Hopper


    This year on June 6th Elizabeth Nicholson, for the sum of "12 pounds and 15 shillings" deeded the lot on which the present Epsworth Church stands to Thomas Wright, Alexander Warfield, William Bruff, Ephraim Story, William Grant, John Chaires, John Brown, son of Nathan, Philip Feddeman, and William Hopper. The original deed is now in the State Archives Building in Annapolis and a photostatic copy is in the custody of the present trustees of Epworth.

    The first building of fram construction was erected in 1794, the year in which the present Court House was finished. Bishop Asbury preached in the frame Church on June 9, 1795; May 12, 1799; May 18, 1801.


    A brick Church was built this year. Centreville was still part of Kent Circuit of the Philadelphia Conference with Bishop Asbury as Bishop and the Rev. William Bishop and James Ridgeway as ministers. The presiding Elder was the Rev. James Smith.

    6. Notations on back of photos provided by Ellen Croall of Tuscon, AZ.

    Photographs of "Chesterfield" after burning down.

    Old Chesterfield House
    Built 1777 Burned 7/21-1908
    On Chesterfield Ave.

    Colonial Home of Wm. Hopper & wife Esther Sweatnam (ny note: Wm. Hopper and his wife Esther most likely lived at "Chesterfield" but not in this house which was built in 1777 and Wm. Hopper died in 1772)

    B.Hopper my great aunt

    I have spent many a happy hour here.

    F. L. Perry

  • Change Date: 11 Sep 2012 at 22:18:23

    Father: William HOPPER b: 11 Jul 1707 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland
    Mother: Ester (Esther) SWEATNAM b: 1701 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland

    Marriage 1 Joseph NICHOLSON Jr. b: 17/28 Feb 1732/1733 in Chestertown, Kent County, Maryland
    • Married: 28 Jul 1757
    • Note:
      Marriages and Deathss from The Maryland Gazette

      Nicholson, Mr. Joseph, Jr., attorney-at-law, of Kent Co., and Miss Elizabeth Hopper, a daughter of Major Hopper, of Q.A. Co., were married Thurs. last [July 28]. (Aug. 4, 1757)
    1. Has Children Esther NICHOLSON b: 1763 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland
    2. Has Children Joseph Hopper NICHOLSON b: 15 May 1770 in Chestertown, Kent County, Maryland
    3. Has Children William Hopper NICHOLSON b: 1772 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland
    4. Has Children Sarah "Sally" NICHOLSON b: 23 Jun 1776 in Centreville, Queen Anne's County, Maryland
    5. Has Children James NICHOLSON b: 12 May 1781 in Centreville, Queen Anne's County, Maryland

    1. Title: Obituary
      Publication: Eastern Shore General Advertiser July 22, 1806
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