Name: Mary HOPPER
Given Name: Mary
Birth: 20 Aug 1734 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland
Death: ABT 1798/1799 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland
1. Notes from Louis Sudler, Chivago, IL
Change Date: 16 Apr 2004 at 22:00:00
Mary 7-23-1788 QA LR Mary (w Jos N) of KE sells pt Stepney etc,
Mary 12-29-1788 QALR Mary (widow) sells pt Stepney to Wm Farrel, farmer, on Red Lyon Br
(buys back 2/1789
Mary 1-5-1791 QALR Mary as ex of Joseph Nicholson in dispute ~-
Mary 6-23-1792 QALR Mary (wid ) of Jos Nicholson Esq of Chestertown seils 1A Chesterfield
Mary 7-25-1792 QALR Mary gives 4 a Chesterfield to Dr John Bracco & w Henrietta (Jr Surgeon)
Mary 7-15-1794 QA LR Mary buys 1a of Chrsterfield where storehouses of Jas Kent ~ John
Mary 9-2-1794 QALR Mary sells 1/2a lot to James Meredeth
Mary 1-2-1795 QALR Mary gives Henrietta, widow of Dr. John Bracco 1/2a of Chesterfield
Mary 11-5-1796 QALR Mary, widow, sells 1/2a Centreville to John Thompson merchant
Mary 1799 WA Wills In Will of a Mary QA 1799 she ment niece Mary-m-Allen; in same will
Mary QA 1799 shows Dau Henrietta N wlo Bracco. Also shows niece
Esth M. Hindman. Esther is d/o Eliz Nicholson (Mary's sister); M Dr.
John Hindman; also niece Henrietta m-Stanley
Mary 1804 QALR Mary has died bef 11-1804; her son Joseph Hopper Nicholson; Her dau Henrietta M 1 Dr. John Bracco; m 2 bef 11-1804 Robert Goldsborough
2. 1793 SubscriberChester Church, drew pew #53 of 60.
3. Will Queen Anne's County
In the name of God Amen. I Mary Nicholson of Queen Anne's County and State of Maryland widow seriously considering the uncertainty of Human Life, and the propriety of settling my temporal concerns while Providence favors me with sufficient Health, and being of sound disposing Mind Memory and Understanding, Do make and publish this Instrument of writing as and for my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me heretofore made.
I desire to be decently buried at the Discretion of my Executor herein after named, and that all my lawful Debts and funereal Expenses may be justly paid, and as to the residue of my Estate as well real and personal of whatever kind or quality I do dispose of the same in manner following.
I give and devise unto my dear Daughter Henrietta Bracco and her assigns my silver coffee pot, tea pot & stand, also the Bed on whihch she now sleeps provided I do not give those articles to her before my Death.
Item. I give and devise unto my dear son Joseph Hopper Nicholson and to his heirs forever all my real Estate whatever , and to my said Son all the residue of my personal Property not above specified.
Item. If my daid son Joseph Hopper Nicholson should die before the age of twenty one without Heirs of his Body lawfully begotten, I then give and devise all my real Estate above devised to him, to my Daughter Henrietta Bracco and to the Heirs of her Body lawfully begotten.
Item. If both my said children should die without Heirs of their respective Bodies lawfully begotten,in such case I do give and devise all that part of my Land called Chesterfield, commonly known by the name of the Hill which lies within and is described by the metes Boundaries and Lines following, that is to say, all that part of my said Land, which lies on the west side of a line drawn North to the exterior bounds of my part of Chesterfiedl and south to the exterior Bounds of the original Survey of Chesterfield which North and South Lines are tobe extended from the end of eight perches on a line drawn East from the North East corner of the brick House formerly occupied by Henry Story, with all the Houses Buildings and Improvements thereon, also all that undivided third part of a parcel of the same Land called Chesterfield which I hold in common with my sister Elizabeth Nicholson and my nephew William Charles Neill, by Virtue of a Deed heretofore made for the purpose of vesting in us an Estate in common in the Lands therein mentioned whereon to erect a Grist Mill as by the said Deed may at large appear, and all my Estate, Right Title and Interest in the said teo parcels of Land, to wit the Hill and the Mill Seat(?) described as aforesaid unto Mary Hopper the daughter of my brother William Hopper and the Heirs of her Body lawfully to be begotten forever and for want of such Heirs I give and devise the same and every parcel thereof to Sarah Hopper the daughter of my said Brother and Heirs foreever.
Item. If both my said Children should die without Heirs of their respective Bodies lawfully begotten, I give and devise all the residue and remainder of my real Estate not before devised over after their Death without issue as afsd. to my nephew Joseph Hopper Nicholson sonof my dear Sister Elizabeth Nicholson to him and his Heirs forever on his paying the sum of three hundredpounds to each of my Nieces Mary Allen, Ester Hindman and Sarah Noel, to them and their Heirs.
As I shall endeavor to make such arrangements as will enable me to discharge what few Debts I may owe before my Death I do hope I shall have none to be paid by my Executor; but if it should so happen that Providence in its wise Dispensations should take me before all my Debts are discharged, I then will and devise that the whole of my real Estate shall be rented out under the management and direction of my nephew Joseph Hopper Nicholson who I shall appoint guardian to my son and the Rents arising there from shall be applied ti the maintenance and support of my son, in the discretion of his Guardian, and to the payment of my just and lawful Debts, and I most especially desire that no part of my Personal Estate may be sold by my Executors for the discharge of my Debts or for any other purpose whatever.
I do hereby constitute and appoint my Daughter Henrietta Bracco, my son Joseph Hopper Nciholson and my nephew Joseph Hopper Nicholson Execitors of this my last Will and Testament, requesting that no appraisment of my Estate may be made but that the same may be justly divided between my children according to the Disposition above made of the same; and I do appoint my nephew Joseph Hopper Nicholson Guardian to my son.
I also further direct that if it should be necessary to rent my Estate as above directed, that no part of my woodland shall be rented out with it but that the same shall be preserved and taken care of for the Benefit of my Farm.
In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and Seal this twenty third day of May in the year seventeen hundred and ninety severn
Queen Anne's County. Then came Joseph Hopper Nicholson Sr. Joseph Hopper Nicholson junior and Henrietta Goldsborough formerly Henrietta Bracco and made Oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God that the foregoing Instrument of writing is the tru and whole last Will and Testament of Mary Nicholson late of Queen Anne's County deceased and that they do not know of any other.
Wm H. Nicholson Reg. of Wills for Queen Anne's County
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
Joseph NICHOLSON b: 6 Aug 1709 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland c: 18 Oct 1709 in All Hallow's, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
- Mary NICHOLSON b: AFT 1765 in Chestertown, Kent County, Maryland
- Henrietta NICHOLSON b: 25 Nov 1770 in Chestertown, Kent County, Maryland
- Joseph Hopper NICHOLSON b: 1777 in Chestertown, Kent County, Maryland
- Title: Will of Mary (Hopper) Nicholson, 1798, Queen Anne's County, Maryland
Publication: Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, MD