Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Robert Hopkins

Male Bef 1690 - 1719  (> 29 years)


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  • Name Robert Hopkins 
    Born Bef 1690 
    Gender Male 
    Died Mar 1718/19  Kilmamock, Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I075405  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 

    Family Anna Delazeil,   b. Bef 1694,   d. Aft 1750, Dumphries, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 58 years) 
    Married 26 Apr 1710  Kilmamock, Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Matthew Hopkins,   b. 3 Sep 1711, Kilmamock, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1751/52, Rock Creek Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     2. Elizabeth Hopkins,   b. 8 May 1713, Kilmamock, Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1719, Kilmamock, Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 5 years)
     3. James Hopkins,   b. 2 Dec 1714, Kilmamock, Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1757, Parish of St. Martin in the Fields, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 44 years)
     4. John Hopkins,   b. 25 Sep 1715, Kilmamock, Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1719, Kilmamock, Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 3 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F05720  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1752-1756 Frederick County MD Land Records {Patricia Abelard Andersen}
      150-155. James Hopkins recorded deposition and certificate 7 May 1753.
      "To all to whom these presents shall come, I William, Earl of Glencaim, one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Ayr and Kingdom of Scotland, do hereby certify, that on the day and date hereof, personally came and appeared before me Mr. Robert Montgomerie. M.A. of the Town of Kilmarnock and said County and John Hopkins, James Wilson and Hugh Parker all of the said town of Kilmarnock, merchants, being persons well known and worthy of good credit, and did by solenm oaths which they respectively took. upon the Holy Enngelical of Almighty God. Solemnly declare, Testify and Depose to be true the several matters and things contained in their respective affidavits hereunto annexed. In testimony whereof the said Earl have caused by seal to be hereunto affixed and subscribed the same at Killmamock the twenty eight day of March in the twenty fifth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the grace of God. King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith. and in the year of our Lord. One Thousand Seven Hundred and fifty two. Signed Glencaim.
      "The said Mr. Robert Montgomerie deposeth that Mrs. Anna Dalsell other ways Hopkins. now of Dumfries, widow of Robert Hopkins, late of Kilmamock in the Kingdom of Scotland Merchant deceased married the said Robert Hopkins in the month of April seventeen hundred and ten by whom she had four children, Mathew the eldest born in September 1711: Elizabeth the second born May 1713 James their child and second son born in October 1714 and John the fourth and last child born in September 1715, and no more children. That the said Robert Hopkins died at Kilmarnock in the month of March 1719 and according to the declarants remembrance that Elizabeth and John Hopkms his children died in infancy same year before their father's death, but cannot condescend on the particular time. Signed Robert Montgomerie, Glaincairn.
      Page second: "He the declarant was witness to the marriage of the said Robert and Anna Hopkins, and to the death and burial of the said Robert and the Said Elizabeth and John his children. That his eldest son, the said Matthew Hopkins went to Maryland and settled there and the declarant had a constant correspondence with him from that country, since the year 1745 to the time of his death, which by these reports that he had from several hands was at his habitation in Maryland in or about the month of January 1751 and that the said James Hopkins, brother of the said Matthew is yet alive to the declarants knowledge and belief having received a letter from him at London dated the third of March current 1752. Signed Robert Montgomerie Glencairn.
      "The said John Hopkins of Kilmamock, Merchant, deposeth that Mrs. Anna Delisell, otherwise Hopkins, now of Dumfries married the said Robert Hopkins late of Kilmarnock Merchant deceased in the month of April 1710, by whom she had four children, to wit, Matthew, Elisabeth, James and John Hopkins; and no more; that the said Robert Hopkins died at Kilmarnock in the month of March 1719. That his said Children, Elizabeth and John Hopkins died in their infancy in childhood some years before their father, but cannot conderund to the particular time, that he the declarant was witness to the marriage of the said Robert and Anna Hopkins, and to the death and burial of him the said Robert and Elizabeth and John his children at the times aforesaid. That the said Mathew Hopkins, the eldest son went to Maryland, and settled there til his death, which according to report and information that the declarant received was in or about the month of January 1751. That said James Hopkins his brother is now the only son and child of the said Robert & Anna Hopkins, was in Scotland and the town of Kilmarnock some weeks in October last to his knowledge and belief is still alive. John Hopkins, Glencairn.
      Page third: "The said named James Wilson of Kilmarnock, merchant, maketh oath and deposeth that he was perfectly well acquainted with and personally knew Matthew Hopkins late of Maryland merchant deceased both in that country and in Scotland; and that he had a constant correspondence with the said Mathew from the year 1742 when he last left this country to the time of his death which by Robert and some letters and accounts that the declarant received from Maryland was in or about the month of January 1751: that he also knew and is acquainted with James Hopkins, brother of the said Mathew Hopkins, whom he saw and conversed with many times in the Town of Kilmarnock Scotland, and to his knowledge and belief is yet alive. Signed Jas. Wilson, Glencairn.
      "The also before named Hugh Parker, late of Fairfax County, Virginia, and now of Kilmarnock Scotland merchant, maketh oath that he knew and was perfectly well acquainted with Matthew Hopkins late of Maryland, Merchant deceased while the declarant was in that country and was with him at his habitation in Rock Creek, Potomack River, in Maryland one night for a visit in the Month of December 1750; that the said Mathew died there about ten days thereafter of which the declarant had certain accounts and information at the time. Signed Hugh Parker. Glencairn.
      "At the same request the following was recorded May 7, 1753. Extracts from the Parish Registers of Kilmamock concerning Robert Hopkins and his children. Robert Hopkins son to Mathew Hopkins merchant in Kilmamock, and Anna Dalzeel, daughter to James Delazeil, late bailes of the Burgh of Dumfries, both their first marriages. were booked the 8 April 1710, and after orderly proclamation, three several Sabbaths were married at Dumfries, the 26 April 1710 by Mr. Welch, Minister of the Gospel there.
      Their first child was born 3 Sept. 1711, and baptized Mathew, the 9th Sept. 1711. by Mr. William Right, minister. Their second child was born 8 Mary 1713, and baptized Elizabeth on the 21st of the same month and year. Their third child born 2 Dec. 1714, baptized James, on 17th same month. Their fourth child born 25 Sept. 1715, and baptized John, the second of October thereafter. Signed James Smith, Parish Clerk of Kilmarnock made oath before the Earl of Glencairn that those records were correct, and that he can say nothing concerning the time ofthe death of the said Robert Hopkins and Elizabeth and John Hopkins his children, because the parish registers for these times were never put into his hands, being the declarant is informed lost by some accident.
      "At the request of James Hopkins the following power of attorney, deposition and certificate was recorded 7 May 1753..., I Anna Dalyell Hopkins, now of Dumfries in the Kingdom of Scotland, Widow and relict ofRobert Hopkins, late of Kilmarnock in the said Kingdom, merchant, deceased. ... Whereas I am by the death of Matthew Hopkins my late son who died intestate in Rock Creek Pbtomack River in Maryland, entitled to a distributive share ofmy said sons personal estate, know ye, that I the said Anna Dalyzell Hopkins, having and reposing great trust and confidence in James Hopkins my son, have made ordained, constitute, appointed and in my name stand put the said James Hopkins to be my true and lawful attorney for me and in my name and to my use by all lawful ways and means whatsoever to ask; demand and receive of and from Henry Threlkeld and Mary Brown his wife, late the widow of Matthew Hopkins deceased and administratrix of the said Matthew Hopkins and of and from all other persons and persons whom these presents shall or may concern, all such sum and sums of money, goods, chattels and personal estate whatever, which lam entitled to by virtue of the said Mathew Hopkins deceased and for non-payment thereof or any part thereof to common use and prosecute any action or actions suit or suits either at law or in equity or in any ecclesiastical court against the said Henry Threlkeld and Mary Brown his wife, or any other persons, liable to answer or pay the same and to make any agreement or composition touching the principles to seal and deliver as my act and deed ...signed 7 April 1752.
      Anna Hopkins. Witness, John Dalyell, William Clark. John Dalyell, merchant of Dumfries in the Kingdom of Scotland, made oath that he saw Anna Hopkins sign power ofattorney to her son James Hopkins, now of London, in the Kingdom ofEngland, merchant. Signed and sealed before John Graham, Provost, Chief Magistrate of the Borough of Dumfries.