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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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HOP BIOGRAPHIES

1699 (quorum, 1699); deputy commissary, Somer-
set County, 1692-1699. ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
be was indicted for extortion and malfeasance in
1700, but the indictment was dismissed on a tech-
nicality in 1701. STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE IS-
SUES: supported the Protestant Associators' revo-
lution in 1689. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND
AT FIRST ELECTION: 350 acres. WEALTH AT

DEATH. DIED: by October 3, 1711. PERSONAL
PROPERTY: TEV, £77.10.7 sterling (including 1
slave and 1 servant). LAND: 1,450 acres.

HOPKINS, SAMUEL (1668-1744). BORN: in
1668 in New Haven, Connecticut; first son. IMMI-
GRATED: in 1680 as a minor with his parents from
Virginia. RESIDED: in Somerset County; Worcester
County at death. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER:
Samuel Hopkins (ca. 1636-1711). MOTHER: Han-
nah. BROTHER: Nathaniel Hopkins (?-1739/40).
SISTERS: Hannah, who married William Whitting-
ton (ca. 1650-1720); Temperance. MARRIED Jen-
net. CHILDREN. SONS: Samuel, a justice of Somer-
set County in 1738; Josiah; and John. PRIVATE
CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIA-
TION: Presbyterian; commissioner to presbytery
meetings in Philadelphia, 1714. SOCIAL STATUS
AND ACTIVITIES: second generation burgess; Mr.,
1712; Gent., 1721. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:
planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
Lower House, Somerset County, 1715, 1716-1718.
LOCAL OFFICES: justice, Somerset County,
1705/6-1731/32 (quorum, 1715-1731/32; chief
justice, 1724-1731/32); deputy commissary, Som-
erset County, 1709-1715, 1718-1721; coroner,
Somerset County, 1713. WEALTH DURING LIFE-
TIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 850 acres.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: will probated on No-
vember 28, 1744. LAND: over 411 acres, but he had
previously given much land to his sons.

HOPKINS, WILLIAM (?-1702). BORN: probably
in England. IMMIGRATED: ca. 1653 as an inden-
tured servant. RESIDED: in Annapolis, Anne Arun-
del County. MARRIED after 1673 (name unknown),
widow of Thomas Browne. CHILDREN. STEPSON:
Thomas Browne, who married (first name un-
known), daughter of William Harris (ca. 1644-
1712). DAUGHTER: probably Ann, who married
John Jobson. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: liter-
ate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican. SOCIAL
STATUS AND ACTIVITIES arrived as an indentured
servant, but was free by 1659 when he patented
his first land; eventually patented over 1,800 acres
in a series of small parcels. OCCUPATIONAL PRO-
FILE: servant; planter; storekeeper. PUBLIC CA-

REER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Associators' Conven-
tion, Anne Arundel County, 1690-1692 (elected to
the 2nd or 3rd session). LOCAL OFFICES: justice,
Anne Arundel County, 1690-1692; Broad Neck
Parish Vestry, Anne Arundel County, 1693-1696.

STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: evidently

became a strong supporter of the revolution of
1689, which brought political offices he would not
ordinarily have held; no record of any officehold-
ing other than vestry service after 1692. WEALTH

DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION:

over 1,000 acres. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: will
probated on August 6, 1702. PERSONAL PROP-
ERTY: TEV, £405.3.5 sterling (including 1 slave
and 2 servants). LAND: over 1,000 acres.

HOPPER, WILLIAM (1707-1772) BORN on
July 11, 1707, probably in Queen Anne's County;
only son. NATIVE: second generation. RESIDED: on
the Chester River, St. Paul's Parish, Queen Anne's
County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: William
Hopper (?-1711), who immigrated from the bish-
opric of Durham, England, and resided in Queen
Anne's County; a husbandman. GUARDIANS: Jo-
seph Earle, 1726; Thomas Murphey, 1727.
MOTHER: possibly Dorothy, of the bishopric of
Durham, England, his father's first wife; or possi-
bly Mary, his father's second wife. SISTERS: Jane
(of Dorothy); Jane (of Mary), one of whom was
his half sister. MARRIED first, by 1739 Esther (?-
1740), daughter of William Sweatnam (?-1720)
and wife Sarah. Her sister was Sarah. MARRIED
second, on May 21, 1741, Mary Anne (?-1747),
daughter of Thomas Hynson Wright (1688-1747)
and wife Mary Turbutt Coursey; granddaughter of
both Solomon Wright (ca. 1655-1717) and Mi-
chael Turbutt (?-1696) and wife Sarah Foster;
niece of Charles Wright (?-1720), Foster Turbutt
(1679-1720/21), and William Turbutt (1683/84-
1739). Her brothers were Thomas Wright (?-ca.
1784); Nathan Samuel Turbutt Wright (?-1792).
Her sisters were Anne, who married Edward Old-
ham (1709-1773); Sarah. Her half sisters were
Mary Coursey, who married Solomon Wright (?-
ca. 1729); Elizabeth Coursey, who married
Thomas Wilkinson (1700/1-ca. 1758). Her first
cousins were Robert Norrest Wright (?-ca.
1746/47); Sarah Turbutt (1706-1773), who mar-
ried Nicholas Goldsborough (ca. 1689-1766);
Elizabeth Turbutt (ca. 1708-?), who married
Tench Francis (1701-1758); Anne Turbutt (1715-
1766), who married John Goldsborough (1711-
1778); Anna Maria Turbutt, who married Edward
Tilghman (1713-1786); and Elizabeth Turbutt (?-
ca. 1760), who married Thomas Harris (?-1760).

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