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  • ID: I2063
  • Name: Sarah (DOCKERY)
  • Surname: (Dockery)
  • Given Name: Sarah
  • Sex: F
  • Death: 1775 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland
  • _UID: 42A18F6F9731D5118680EF90A100BA0B7A3B
  • Note:
    1. Widow of Mathew Dockery.

    2. Will, Queen Anne's County

    Hopper, Sarah, Queen Anne's County, widow

    35 Jan 1774
    8 Feb 1775

    To Joseph Haslett, son of the late Dr. Joseph Haslett, ?50
    To William Hopper, accounts between us I give to him provided he pay off my accounts in store belonging to Hopper and Kent, in partnership.
    To Elizabeth Hopper, wife of William, chest of drawers
    To Elizabeth Nicholson, silver soup spoon, and her son William Hopper Nicholson, silver can and silver waiter
    To Ann Bordley, my two Japann'd waiters and house clock
    To Alice and Ann Bordley, daus. of James Bordley, ?10 each when 16 years of age
    To Dorothy Hutchings, silver table spoons
    To Sarah Covington (now in Carolina) dau. of John and Hannah Covington, ?25
    To Thomas Hynson Wright, 1 slave, stock, riding chair, trunk, looking glass and money from two Bonds unless same be used to pay legacies
    To Ruth Spry, horse, ?11 and 1/3 of money due me from Dr. Mayors
    To Henry Stanley, ?8 - I also her ?12 due me from her father Rev'd Mr. Neale
    To Sarah Neale, ?20
    To James Bordley, ex., silver tea spoons

    Wearing apparel not to be appraised, to be bequeathed to the following: Mary Nicholson, Mrs. Elizabeth Nicholson, Mrs. Dorothy Hutchings, Mrs. Sarah Wright

    To Mrs. Mary Nicholson, my mulatto servant woman Hanney, provided Col. Joseph Nicholson pay what the negress is appraised to my Executor

    To Ruth Spry and Sarah Wright, wife of Thomas Hynson Wright, equally between them, remainder of stock and household funriture

    To Vestry of St. Pauls Parish in Queen Anne County, remainder of estate to build parish Church or repair Chapel at Wye.

    Wit.: Charles Downes, Jr.; Sam'l Drye Betton

    40. 267
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  • Change Date: 13 Feb 2006 at 09:07:56



    Marriage 1 William HOPPER b: 11 Jul 1707 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland
    • Married: 1763
    Children
    1. Has No Children Dorothy HOPPER

    Marriage 2 Mathew DOCKERY

      Sources:
      1. 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
        Text:

        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.
      2. Title: Will of Sarah Hopper, widow of Queen Anne's County
        Publication: Maryland Calendar of Wills vol. 16 p. 50, written 25 Jan 1774, proven 8 Feb 1775
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