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

John Soper

Male 1643 - 1742  (99 years)


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  • Name John Soper 
    Born 1643  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Apr 1742  Vale of Benjamin, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12527  Tree1
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2022 

    Family 1 Mary Houser,   d. Bef 1732, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1702  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Soper,   b. Bef 1702, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1768, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 66 years)  [natural]
     2. Mary Soper,   b. 26 Aug 1717, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1746, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 30 years)  [natural]
     3. Esther Soper,   b. Abt 1719, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1750, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)  [natural]
     4. Lucy Soper,   b. 1721, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1780, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 60 years)  [natural]
     5. Phillis Soper,   b. Between 1721 and 1724, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1743 and 1746, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years)  [natural]
     6. Aquilla Soper,   b. Bef 1726, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. Sarah Soper,   b. Bef 1726, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1742, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 16 years)  [natural]
     8. Robert Soper,   b. 1710, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1790, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F8630  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anne MNU Soper,   b. Bef 1660,   d. Aft 1677, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 19 years) 
    Married Bef 1676  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F8633  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Leah MNU Soper,   d. Bef 1742, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1732  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Leah Soper,   b. Abt 1732, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Jemima Soper,   b. 28 Aug 1734, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F8634  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • ===
      Soper, John, planter, Prince George's County, 29th Nov., 1742; 11th April, 1742,
      To grandsons John and Robert, 100 A. "'Batron's Vinyard", which test. bought from John Cash.
      To dau. Esther Duvall, dwell, plan, and land bought from Charles Williams.
      To child. John, Robert, Mary James, Phillice Lowe, Acquilla Shaw and Lucy Lashly, 1s. each.
      To daus. Esther Duvall, Priscilla, Leah, and Jamima, residue of estate.
      Ex.: Son-in-law Mareen Duvall, Jr.
      Test: Burgess Mitchell, Richard Stone, Thomas James. MCW 23.77.
      ===
      Mr. John Soper 20.221 A BA £108.2.8 £15.0.0 May 25 1744
      Received from: Ann Rice, Richard Stone, William Coleman, John Goodman.
      Payments to: Jemima Soper, John Soper, Robert Soper, Robert Lastly, John James, Phillis Low, James Shaw.
      Representatives: only 3 children: Prisilla, Leah, Jemima Soper.
      Administrator: Mareen Duvall, Jr.
      ===
      John Soper 22.440 A PG £34.15.11 Nov 21 1746
      Payments to: William Ellis who married Priscilla (daughter, her portion), Mr.
      Peter Dent paid to Mr. John Cooke, Daniel Dulany, Esq.
      Legatees: Sarah Soper (daughter, died in minority) paid to her representatives: John Soper (brother), Robert Soper (brother), Mary James (sister), Phillis Lowe (sister), Lucy (sister) wife of Robert Lashley, Aqquilla (sister) wife of John Shan, Esther (sister) wife of accountant.
      Executor: Mareen Duvall, Jr.
      ===
      Rupert Butler 17.722 PG £8.4.8 Mar 26 1734
      Appraisers: John Soper, Griffith Davis.
      Creditors: Thomas Lancaster.
      Administrator/Executor: William Magrudder,
      ===
      RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY WILLS.
      ORDER Book, 1664-1673.
      Cooper, Thomas. 29 July, 1675; 16 Sept, 1675.
      Body to be buried by my wife in Piscateway churchyard;
      to John, eldest son of Richard Jones, deceased;
      to Richard, son of Richard Jones, deceased;
      Dorothy Petty, Denis Conniers; John Soper;
      Jane, daughter of Richard Jones, deceased;
      Avis Jones, widow, to be executrix;
      witnesses John Bagwell, Francis Webb.
      ===
      Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Wills
      Jones, Richard. 3 March, 1674 12 May, 1680.
      Eldest son John;
      son Richard;
      daughter Jane;
      wife Avis executrix;
      George Morriss and Thomas Cooper overseers;
      witnesses John Price, John Soper.
      ===
      Wills of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia [William Montgomery Sweeny] Wills in the Record Book entitled Wills No. 2, 1677-1682.
      N THE NAME OF GOD AMEN The last Will & Testament of Anne Evence widd being Sick but in perfect Sence & Memory.
      Item I give & bequeath to my Lord & Savior: Jesus my Soule from whome I Received it, & I committ my Body to ye Ground there to be decently Buried, & my Worldly goods I bequeath as followeth
      Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Cook one Feather bed & what belongeth to it,
      Item I give to Sarah Cook halfe ye pewter, Item more one Skillet.
      Item I give & bequeath to Anne Soaper 1 Hat Apron & handercheft
      Item more to Sarah Cook one Kettle Item more to Sarah Cook three Spoons Item more to Sarah one Chaire,
      Item I give & bequeath to Sarah Cook halfe my living, onely
      I give & bequeath to Dorothy Armstrong one hankercheife one gueife & Andressen,
      Item I Item I give to Sarah Cook one White winscote Box & one Gold Ring & one Skimmer & one Pewter Porringer more one Suite of Serge.
      Item I give unto my Sonn William Younge all ye Remainder of my Worldly Goods
      as Witness my hand this twentie first day of April in ye Yeare of Or Lord 1677
      Sign
      Test ANNE m EVENCE
      John SOAPER JOHN PATRICK
      THE DEPOSITION of John Soaper aged 34 Yeares or thereabouts Sworne & Examined in Court this Pt: of August 1677 that he was prsent when ye deced Woman wth :in Mentioned did declare ye wth :in Will to be her Last Will & Testamt & that all things wth :in Specified were Ordred to be disposed of according to ye Within forme but ye Suite of Cloaths for Sarah Cook & one laced apron & one laced hankereheife given to my Wife was put in after ye wth :in Will was Signed & Delivred but whether by ye deeds ordr or not, I know not, & further Saith not
      JOHN SOAPER
      Jnratus Est Soaper in Cur Com Rapp' : 10. die Augusti 1677. Probatr pr Sacram Johan Soaper Et Recordatr
      Test
      Ex•. Edmd : CRASK Cl Cur
      Page 37.
      ===
      1663-1668 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [Antient Press]; Page 276-277
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I RICHD. HOLT of the County of Rappa. Cooper for divers goods causes and consideracons me thereunto mooving have for me my heires bargained and sould made over unto JNO, SOPER of the County aforesd Taylor his heires all my right title and Interrest of two hundred acres of land lying in the County aforesaid and back of the sd Holts Plantacon on the Creek Puscataway & bounding as Followeth begining at a Corner Spanish oake by an INDIAN PATH and runing W: by N: to the KINGS ROADE 213 po; thence E: 189 po: Dividing this land from the land of THOMAS GAINES and JOHN MORAYNE thence So: by W: 40 po: thence parrallell wth the first and second lyne to the land of OLLIVER SEGER and thence 40 po: to the place it begann To Have and To Hold the said two hundred aczres of land to him the sd Soper his heirs with all privilidges as it is granted to me the sd Hoult by Pattent in Testimoney of the same I the sd Rich: Hoult have hereunto sett my hand and Seale this second day of July 1667.
      In presence of us GEORGE MORRIS, Rich: Holt
      HUGH MEADE his marke; WILLIAM HARDING
      Recognit in Cur Com Rappa 5 Die Junii Ano Domini 1667
      ===
      1663-1668 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [Antient Press]; Page 349-351
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JOHN SOAPER of the County of Rappa. Taylor for divers good causes and Valluable consideracons me thereunto mooving doth bargaine and sell unto HUGH MEADES one hundred acres of land lying and being uppon the North side of Piscatacon Pucoson being the one moyety of two hundred acres formerly puchased by the said John Soaper of EDWARD HUDSON To Have and To Hold the said demized land unto the said Hugh Meads his heires for Ever with all appurtenances thereunto belonging IN WITTNESS whereof the said John Soaper have hereunto put his hand & seale this 6th day of April! 1667.
      In presents of us JOHN GRIGORY, John Soper
      T. EDMONSON
      Recognit in Com Rappa Cur Primo die Januarii 1667
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JOHN SOAPER doe appoynt my welbeloved
      Freind THOMAS GAINES to be my true and lawfull Attorney to accknowledg a parcell of
      land for me and in my name to HUGH MEADS and what ye sd Attorney shall doe I the said
      John Soaper doe Rattify and confirme. AS WITTNESS my hand this 20th zbr 1667,
      Test THOMAS PITTS John Soper
      WM. HARE
      Recordat x Die Jams ii 1667
      ===
      1668-1670 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 4, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 83
      KNOW ALL MEN by these pntes that I JOHN SOPER of ( ) in the County of Rappa Singleman have made & ordeyned & in my stead & place putt & constituted my welbeloved friend THOMAS GAINES to be my true & lawfull Atturney for me & in my name & to my use to aske demand Leavy sue for recover & receive by way of composicon or otherwise & I do give & graunt unto my sd Atturney all my full power & authority if need shall bee to implead condemn in prison to putt & out of prison to Deliver & appeare before all manner of Judges & Ministrs. and genrlly to doe all lawfull acts wtsoever which in or about the sd prmises or any pt thereof as shall be needfull fully as if myselfe might or could doe psonally covenanting by these pntes to have Rectifye & allow for good firme & effectual & wtsoever my sd Atturney shall lawfully doe or cause to be done in or about concerning the sd prmises or any pt thereof by vertue of these pntes. In Witnes whereof the sd JOHN SOPER have unto this pnte writing sett my hand & seale the 6th day of May Ano 1668
      Test ROBERT CLEMENTS JOHN SOPER
      JOHN MORRAINE
      ===
      1674-1676 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 5, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 219-222
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom these presents shall come I JOHN FROTH of the County of Rappa. Planter and ELIZABETH my Wife for diverse good causes and valuable considerations and especially for and in consideration of the sum of Two thousand three hundred pounds of tobacco & Casque the receipt whereof we doe hereby acknowledge and of every part and parcell thereof doe hold ourselves fully satisfied contented and paid have sold and confirm unto JOHN SOAPER of the abovesd County, Tayler, two hundred acres of land be it more or less scituate lying and being in the DRAGON SWAMP beginning at a branch known by the name of the DIVIDING BRANCH and tuning up along the Maine Swamp to a corner red Oake and from thence by a line of marked trees to a corner Gum & white Oak upon the said DIVIDING BRANCH and soe along the said Branch to the place where it began, To have and to hold the said land and premises unto JOHN SOAPER & his heirs forever wth all proffits and appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging without the let or molestation of us the sd JOHN FROTH and ELIZABETH our heirs or Administratrs. with good and sufficient warranty against all persons whatsoever that shall lay any title to the said bargained land & premises or any part thereof by virtue of these presents as Witness our hands & seals this second day of June in the year of our Lord God 1674
      in presence of FRANCIS CRANE, JOHN FROTH
      HUMPHREY WHEELER ELIZABETH FROTH
      Recognitr in Cu Com Rappa 3 die Juny 1674
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I ELIZABETH FROTH doe Instruct my well beloved Friend Mr. EDMUND CRASK for to acknowledge to JOHN SOAPER two hundred acres of land wch is in the conveyance mentioned more or less I the said ELIZABETH FROTH do make the said Mr. CRASK my lawfull Attorney as Witness my hand this second day of June 1674
      Test TIMOTHY DUES, ELIZABETH FROTH
      HUMPHRY WHEELER
      Recordatr x6 die Iuny 1674
      ===
      1677-1678 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 6, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 139
      Vide pa: 269 ye yr. 1674 in another book
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JOHN SOAPER of Rappae County & ANNE my Wife doe for diverse good causes moving us thereunto but espetially for & in wrest in ye wthin mentioned Bill of Sale from us & our heires for ever unto ROBERT HOLLMES of NEW KENT COUNTY his heires & assignes forever wth all rights & priviledges in & specified wth warranty against all persons whatsoever lawfully claying any right of Title thereunto as Witness our hands & Seales this 4 day of Septembr. 1677
      Signed Sealed & delivered in
      prsence of us: JOHN BAGWELL, JOHN SOPER
      STEPHEN BAMBUCK ANNE SOPER
      Recognit in Cur Coln Rappae die 7bris 1677
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I JOHN SOPER of Rappae County doe constitute & appointe JOHN BAGWELL to be my lawfull Attorney to appeare for me in all causes depending in Rappae Court or wch hereafter I shall have defend untill such time as this letter of Attorney shall be revoaked & further I ye sd JOHN SOPER & ANNE my Wife appoint JOHN BAGWELL abovesd. to acknowledge a tract of land lying & scituating on ye DRAGGON SWAMP unto ROBERT HOLLMES giving my sd Attorney mine & or: whole power & authority to act about ye prmises in as full large & ample manner to all intentes as if I my selfe were personally prsent ratifying all what my sd shall lawfully doe therein as Witness or: hands & seales this 4th day 7bris 1677
      in presence of us STEPHEN BAMBUCK JOHN SOPER
      ROBT. SKAGG ANNE SOPER
      Recordatr. x8 die 7bris 1677
      ===
      1679-1682 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will & Deed Book 6, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 237
      TO ALL TO WHOM these prsents shall come Know yee that I JOHN SOAPER of the Parish of Farnham & County of Rappae: for diverse good causes me thereunto .moving, doe for me my heires sell unto Coll, THOMAS PATE of the County of GLOSTER Gent, his heires & assignes one hundred acres of land being in the Parish & County aforesd, & on the Norwest side of PISCATISIN CREEK and one mile from THOMLINs MILL & bounded joyning to the land of HUGH MEADES & JOHN BURNETT & RICHARD HOLT being in part of the Devident of land that HUGH MEADES seated upon & purchased of EDWARD HUDSON of the Parish & County aforesd. wch land I the sd JOHN SOAPER doe from me my heires doe warrant to the sd Coll, THOMAS PATE aforesd. his heires with all the rights & appurtenances thereunto belonging To hold free & cleare from all incumbrances & from just claime of all persons whatsoever that shall lay claime from me and Further I doe obleige myselfe my heires to acknowledg this Instrument of Writing in the County Court aforesaid and that my now Wife, ANNE SOAPER, shall acknowledge hir right of dower aforesd when thereunto required & to the truth here of wee do set our hands & seals this 9th of May 1679
      Signed sealed & delivered in the prsence
      of us THOMAS WILLMUTT, JOHN SOAPER
      JOHN PIGGE ANNE SOAPER
      Recognitr in Cur Cora Rappae: 5th die 9bris 1679
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I ANNE SOAPER of the County of Rappa: do appoint Capt, EDMUND CRASKE gent: of the County aforesd. to be my true &. lawful attorney for me & in my place to acknowledg an Instrument of Writing sch is to say my right of Dower to One hundred acres of land sold by my Husband, JOHN SOAPER, to Coll: THOMAS PATE of the County of GLOSTER, and what my said Attorney shall doe in the premises I doe heereby confirme being of my owne free will & not compelled thereunto either by my sd Husband or any other for him, wch land lyes in County aforesd. & to be acknowledged in the County Court aforesd. & to the truth hereof I have sett my hand in prsence of the 9th of May 1679
      JOHN PIGGE, ANNE SOAPER
      THO WILMOTT
      Recordatr Test EDMD. CRASKE CI Cur
      ===
      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 116b: Deed of Gift, 20 Dec 1704
      From: Ninian Beall, Sr. of Prince George's County
      To: Nath'Il Taylor, Minister of Gospel
      For a piece of money called a sixpence "I freely" give a half-acre of land being part of a tract called The Meaddows on the Western Branch of the Patuxent River in Prince George's County to Nathaniel Taylor, to Robert Bradly, James Stoddart, John Battie, Archibald Edmundson, Thomas Beall, Sr., Thomas Beall, Jr., Ninian Beall, Jr., Charles Beall, Christopher Thompson, Joshua Hall, John Browne, John Henry, James Beall, Alexander Beall, William Offett, John Soaper and to their successors
      Signed: Ninlan Beall
      Witnessed: John Wight and Samll Magruder
      ===
      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 71a: Indenture, 30 Jul 1703
      From: John Soaper, cooper of Prince George's County
      To: John Lewis, planter of Prince George's County
      Nicholas Terrell, dec'd, of Anne Arundel County sold Thomas Hillary, decd, of Calvert County land lying then in Calvert now Prince George's County on the north side of Western Branch of the Patuxent River called Marborrow's Plains; Terrell did not sign over to Hillary, then sold to Soaper; Soaper dissatisfied and relinquished to Hillary the southeast one-half of the land; then Hillary sold said 1/2 to John Lewis but Hillary had no conveyance; southeast corner of land on Cabin Branch
      Signed: John Soaper (mark) and Mary Soaper (mark) his wife
      Endorsement: 30 Jul 1703 Mary Soaper examined by Robert Wade and Samuel Magruder Witnessed: Thomas Clagett and John Rigdon
      Alienation: 18 Dec 1703 for the sum of 6s from John Lewis
      ===
      Prince George's Land Records 1710-1717 - Liber F - Folio 141: Indenture, 27 Sept 1711
      From: Henry Cox of Calvert County, Gent.
      To: Elizabeth Lewis, widow of Prince George's County
      For the moyety of a tract of 113 acres of land called Good Luck lying in Calvert County now Prince George's County on the north branch of the Patuxent, containing 200 acres formerly owned by Thomas Houser deceased; land descended to Elizabeth Lewis and Mary Soaper, wife of John Soaper, joint heirs of Thomas Houser; bounded by land of Henry Cox called Little Land, land of Henry Cox called Battson's Vineyard
      Signed: Henry Cox (seal)
      Witnessed: John Leach and James Heigh, Justices of Calvert County
      Alienation: Elizabeth Lewis paid the sum of 4s/6p and a half-penny 3 Jan 1711
      Memo: Henry Cox and wife, Sarah Cox, acknowledged deed before above witnesses Recorded: 3 Jan 1711
      ===
      Prince George's Land Records 1710-1717 - Liber F - Folio 143: Indenture, 27 Sep 1711
      From: Henry Cox of Calvert County, Gent.
      To: John Soaper, cooper of Prince George's County and Mary his wife.
      For the moyety of a tract of land called Good Luck containing 200 acres willed to Mary Soaper by Thomas Houser; bounded by Little Land
      Signed: Henry Cox (seal)
      Witnessed: John Leach and James Heigh, Justices of Calvert County
      Memo: Henry Cox and Sarah his wife acknowledged deed
      Alienation: John Soper paid 4s/6p on 30 Jan 1711
      ===
      Prince George's Land Records 1710-1717 - Liber F - Folio 153: Deed of Gift, 4 Feb 1711/12
      From: Elisabeth Lewis, widow of Prince Georges County
      To: John Lewis, her son
      Gives a moyety of land on the North Branch of the Patuxent River lately occupied by Henry Cox of Calvert County called Batterson's Vineyard; the moyety lately sold "my sister Mary Soper, wife of John Soper" by Henry Cox
      Signed: Elizabeth Lewis (mark & seal)
      Witnessed: Edwd. Willett, Tabitha Willett (mark)
      ===
      Prince George's Land Records 1726-1730 - Liber M, Page 102
      Enrolled at request of John Soper, Sr., 7 Jan 1726
      Deed of Gift, 5 Sep 1726; from John Soper, Sr., cooper, to his daughters Lucy and Sarah Soper; to Lucy two heifers, one feather bed and furniture; to Sarah two heifers, one feather bed and furniture; /s/ John Soper (mark) wit. Eliz. Warner (mark), Salm. Warner

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