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

Matthew Hopkins

Male 1711 - 1752  (40 years)

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  • Name Matthew Hopkins 
    Born 3 Sep 1711  Kilmamock, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Jan 1752  Rock Creek Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8768  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2022 

    Father Robert Hopkins,   b. Bef 1690,   d. Mar 1719, Kilmamock, Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 29 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anna Delazeil,   b. Bef 1694,   d. Aft 1750, Dumphries, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 58 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 26 Apr 1710  Kilmamock, Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6009  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Browne,   b. 8 Dec 1717, Rich Hill, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1801, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married Abt 1735  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. James Hopkins,   b. Bef 1739, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1780, Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 41 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F6006  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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      Matthew Hopkins 45.115 -- £1875.13.6 Mar 1750 May 6 1751
      Appraisers: Alexander Beall, John Needham.
      Creditors: Josi Beall, Nathaniel Magruder.
      Next of kin: John Dalyzell, minors.
      Administratrix: Hopkins (first name not given).
      Mr. Matthew Hopkins 55.193 .. £167.16.10 1751
      List of debts.
      Mr. Thomas Jennings 19.307 A PG £418.17.8 £142.2.11 Jan 21 1742
      A second inventory is cited in the amount of £108.3.4.
      Payments to: Dr. John Hamilton, Thomas Clark, William Murdock, Daniel Dulany, Esq., Mr. Alexander Caulee, Butler Stonestreet, Dr. James Boswell, Mrs. Catherine Plafey, George Bussey, Mathew Hopkins, Henry Watson, William Atkinson, Basill Beckwith, John Brown,
      Representatives (only 1): Frances Jening (daughter, aged 5 years).
      Executrix: Elisabeth Batts, wife of Mr. Humphry Batts.
      James Scott 20.539 A CH £113.0.6 £121.15.11 Sep 17 1744
      Sureties: John Muschett, Edward Portens.
      Received from: Robert Whythill, John Barker.
      Payments to: David Ross, Dr, Gustavus Brown, Walter Scott (sadler), administratrix of William Ansel, James Freeman, Samuel Hawkins, Edmund Portens, John Bohanan (merchant in London), James Mitchell, Sr. Jaimeson & Co. (merchant in Glasgow), John Clark, Jr., Matthew Hopkins, James Johnson, Walter Hanson.
      Representatives (siblings): administrator, Agnes Scott, Mary, Jane, Hellen, Andrew Scott.
      Administrator: Walter Scott.
      Jos. White 21.285 A PG £48.7.9 £39.4.3 May 2 1745
      Payments to: Smuel Magruder, Sr., James Wallace, Matthew Hopkins, Dr. James Doull, John Reid, Samuel Magruder, Daniel Dulany, Esq., Peter Dent, John Cooke, Esq., Frances Rymer.
      Heirs: children: Altheia, Elisabeth, Sarah, Jos..
      Administratrix: Elisabeth White.
      Anne Ebernathy 21.432 A CH £247.14.0 Aug 17 1745
      Sureties: Thomas Hawkins (of Charles County), Henry Neal (of St. Mary's County).
      Received from: Richard Bent, John Douglas, Benjamin Taylor, Dr, MacWilliams, Samuel Adams, James Smallwood, Jr., William Brawner, John Cuffwell, John Theobalds, Elisabeth Theobalds, Richard Edlin, Philip Edlin, Mathew Stone, Jr., James Thomas, Leonard Boarman, Abraham Lamaster, William Elbeck, John Marton, Jr., Thomas Mudd, William Mcferson, John Hanson, Jr., Thomas Jame Boarman, Henry Martin, Daniel Bryan, Sr., Rev. Mr. Maconchie, Rev. Mr. Swift, Robert Sennet, Thomas Jenkins, James Middleton, James Adams, Thomas Reeves, Cornelius Standford, Charles Gibson, Robert Whythill, John Brooke, Ralph Shaw, Sr., Benjamin Boarman, Thomas Cawood, Francis Meeker Charles Blandford, Matthew Breeding, Edward Maddox, Charles Philpot, Portobacco Vestry, William Scams, Francis Glass, Thomas Poulton, Mr. Harding, William Downing, John Baptist Boarman, Henry Neal, Sr., Daniel Bryan, Jr., John Cornish, Thomas Baker, James Howard, James Boarman, William Baggit, John Estip, George Tarvin, John Stewart, William Nelson, Edmund Porteas, John Maddox, Thomas Coleman, Jr., Henry Lyon, Godshall Barns, Thomas Reeves, John Cook, Benjamin Stoddart, Philip Barnes, Bart. Hungerford, Jr., John Hensey, William Jameson, James Hannals, Benjamin Craycroft, William Tyler, Thomas Reeder, Thomas Speake, Daniel Baden, Mr. Eaton, Samuel Lovelace, Thomas Green, Thomas Hussey Lucket, Thomas Smith, John Malone, James Beck, Newman Jompkins, John Jenkins, John Lewcraft, Joseph Douglass, Charles Courts, John Lewellin, William Middleton, Daniel Noeland, William Neale, Ralph Falkner, John Green, David Stone, Thomas Hungerford, William Beck, Holland Middleton, Alwicks Ferson, Thomas Tawney, William Loyde, George Brett, David Crawford, Matthew Hopkins, John Mcferson, Simon Smith, George Sympson, Ledstone Smallwood, Peter Fardinando, Thomas Hungerford, Robert Yates, Arthur Lee, Walter Ferson, Col. Greenfield, William Cage, Benjamin Burgess, Thomas Lomax, James Semmes, Charles Mastin, Joseph Allin, Henry Hazlip, William Macalle.
      Payments to: Thomas Bryan (his portion), Dr. Gustavus Brown, John Cording, Robert Gilpin, James Sayers.
      Legatees: Peter White, John Neal, James Adams. Executors: Francis Ware, John Doncaster.
      Brian Kelly/Kelley 32.258 PG £68.2.2 May 23 1745 Jul 4 1746
      Appraisers; James Perry, Robert Lamar.
      Mentions: William West, Joseph Kelly, Matt. Hopkins, George Gordon.
      Executrix: Mary Kelley.
      Thomas Willson 23.37 A PG £152.16.4 £79.5.2 Dec 2 1746
      Received from: John Crampkin, Andrew Cottrill, Benjamin Cox, John Adams, Thomas Matthews, John Johnson, Joseph Gold, William Hailing, William Williams, Mark Whittaker, William Marshall, Robert Masters, William Harbin, John Ridgeway, Thomas Gittings, Nathan Magruder, Samuel Grigg, Nathan Hays, Alexander Duvall, Joseph Wilson.
      Payments to: John Cramphin, Kenneday Farrell, Thomas Waring, Robert Masters, Cole & Mattingly, Capt. John Gardiner, Humphrey Hazeldine, David Griffith (of Virginia), Thomas Cramphin, Matthew Hopkins, Edward Troford, Esq. (merchant in Liverpoole), Christopher Lowndes & Co., Christopher Lowndes, William Beall, Jr., Lord Baltimore, Mrs. Mary Carroll per Charles Carroll, Esq. Executrix: Pricilla Willson.
      Basill Crampton 30.121 A PG £34.8.9 £97.15.10 Jun 26 1751
      Sureties: Thomas Gatton, John Riggs (living near Bladensburgh).
      Payments to: Mr. Matthew Hopkins, Thomas Owing, Mr. George Gordon, Christopher Lounds, Robert Willson, Thomas Owen, Matthew Pigman, Thomas Lamar, Charles Turner, John Hillery.
      Administratrix: Mary Crampton.
      George Forbes 34.98 A £431.16.5 May 16 1753
      of St. Mary's County, gentleman. The amount of the accounts also included £65.3.3 in sterling & £8.14.6 in gold.
      Payments to: Mary Gordon (granddaughter, daughter of accountant, her portion) wife of George Hamilton, Benjamin Levi for Mary Hamilton, Archibald Henderson for use of Mary Hamilton, Mary Hamilton (her portion), Mary Hamilton (her portion) wife of Tobias Belt.
      Payments to (for said George Hamilton (his wife's portion)): Rachel Beall per Walter Evans, George Scott per Capt. George Beall, Mary Hopkins (executrix of Matthew Hopkins), Cornelius Elting, George Monroe, Henry Thredkill per John Pugg on Capt. George Beall, John Darnall, Zachariah Magruder, Robert Peters.
      Executor (surviving): George Gordan (merchant, of Frederick County).

      Prince George's Land Records 1739-1743 - Liber Y - Page 370.
      Aug 26, 1741 from Osburn Sprigg of PG, Gentleman, to Mathew Hopkins of PG, merchant, for 14,000 lbs of tobacco, a tract of land called Salop (Sallop), situated in the freshes of Potomack River in PG, bounded by John Evans' land, containing about 300 acres. Signed - Osborn Sprigg. Wit - Tho Owen*, Jno Hawkins Jr*. Rachel, the wife of the sd Osborn Sprigg, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Aug 26, 1741.
      1748-1752 Frederick County MD Land Records {Patricia Abelard Andersen}
      pg. 57-58. Matthew Hopkins recorded 2 August 1749, made 9 May 1749 between Nathaniel Wickham Junr. of FC, for 27 pounds 16 shillings 7 pence sterling" and 14,542 pounds tobacco paid by Matthew Hopkins sells following parcels ofland. Tract called "Locust Thickett" on east side of Monocacy Creek, a little above the mouth of Owen's Creek, M&B given, containing 190 acres; part of "Addition to Pawpaw Bottom," containing 105 acres. 8 Signed Nath WickhaIn, before Jno Rawlins, Thos. Beatty. Priscilla wife ofNathaniel Wickham examined apart released dower. Receipt. 11 shillings 9 pence, 3 farthings received as an alienation fine.

      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 ofApril 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.
      1752-1756 Frederick County MD Land Records {Patricia Abelard Andersen}
      180-183. Henry Threlkeld, of FC merchant, recorded 2 June 1753, made 24 May 1753, between James Hopkins of North Britain, Chirugen brother and heir at law to Matthew Hopkins late of FC, merchant, deceased: for 100 pS GB. tract called "Salop," now part of "Resurvey on Salop," in the freshes of Potomack River near to George Town which tract Matthew Hopkins did purchase from Osborne Sprigg, on the southwest corner of John Evans land; M&B given for 265 acres more or less; also part of another tract called "Knave's Disappointment," in FC, adj. original tract of "Salop," which Mathew Hopkins bought from James Russell, M&B given, containing 64 acres: signed James Hopkins, before B. Young, B. Young Junior. Ack.Receipt. AF paid.
      1742-1752 Fairfax County, Virginia, Will Book A;
      [Eula K. Woodward];
      15 July, 1745, Lease. John Graham, Hamilton Par. Prince William Co. gent. & Mathew Hopkins, Prince
      George Co. Md. gent. 440 A. in Fairfax, joining Robert Carter, on Goose Creek, to survey of John Muschet, granted John Graham 1742. July 16, 1745, Page 416.
      1742-1752 Fairfax County, Virginia, Will Book A;
      [Eula K. Woodward];
      John Pagan, Fairfax, merchant, Power of Atty. to John Park, Fairfax, merchant, & Mathew Hopkins,
      of Md. merchant, for use John Nelson, Wm. Wallace & Co. merchants in Glasgow, Kingdom of Great Britain. 17 Sept. 1745, Page 474.
      1742-1752 Fairfax County, Virginia, Will Book A;
      [Eula K. Woodward];
      26 Oct. 1745. Richard Poultney, Truro, Fairfax, to Mathew Hopkins, Prince George's Co. Md. merchant,
      John Carlyle & John Pagan, attorney of Mathew Johnson, tobacco, land, etc. Names mentioned in deal, land in Prince George's Co. Md. 100 A. leased by Chas. Carrol, of Annapolis, Md. leased to John Powell, 25 Mch. 1734; Chas. Rosson, John Poultney to Richard Poultney, 82 A. in Fairfax Co.; Goose Creek joining Awbrey & Enoch Thacker, Nathan Neighbours, Col. Fitzhugh, John McKenny, Robert
      Lamb, Thos. Anderson. James Dunn, John Fitch, Michael Rassadee (Raffadee), John Scot, James Anderson, Susanna Huter, Thos. Rutherford, Daniel James, Philip Noland.
      Wit. John Struman, Richard Sanford, Gilbert Ashton. 20 Nov. 1745, Page 498.
      1742-1752 Fairfax County, Virginia, Will Book A;
      [Eula K. Woodward];
      26 Oct. 1745. John Poultney, Truro, Fairfax Co. to Mathew Hopkins, Prince George's Co. Md., merchant,
      John Carlyle, John Pagan. Names in deal, land Fairfax, above Goose Creek joining Josias Chapman, formerly Wm. King, decd. purchased of Peter Dyer & Mary his w., Joseph Wait {mm: White/Wight} & Elizabeth his w. daus. of Wm. King, Elinor widow of Wm. King, 305 A. part of 800 A. granted Patrick Lynch who sold to Richard Abriel, sold by him to Daniel James; John Barat, Micheal Tracy, John Davenport, Joseph Anderson. Wit. John Struman, Richd. Sanford, Gilbert Ashton. 20 Nov. 1745, Page 500.
      1742-1752 Fairfax County, Virginia, Will Book A;
      [Eula K. Woodward];
      19 Nov. 1745. Mary Brown, widow of John Brown, late of Fairfax, merehant, to John Hamilton, Stafford, gent., release dower right. Wit. Hugh .West, Goo. Gordon, Matt. Hopkins. Nov. 20, 1745,p. 502.
      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds [Antient Press]; Liber E; 1740 - 1741; pp 529
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I MATHEW HOPKINS of PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY in the Province of MARYLAND Mercht do make Mr. JOHN MINOR of Prince William County in the Colony of Virginia Gent my lawful! Attorney to receive all debts due me from any person in the said Colony of Virginia or Province of MARYLAND & in failure of payment to prosecute for recover Ratifying & confirming what my said Attorney shall do in the premises In Witness I have set my hand & Seale the 15th day of December 1741
      At a Court held for Prince William County the 25th day of January 1741
      This Power of Attorney from MATHEW HOPKINS Mercht. to JOHN MINOR was proved by the Oaths of JOHN GRAHAM & JOHN CARLYLE Witnesses thereto & admitted to Record
      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1757-1759; Liber PP {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 31. At the request of Henry Threlkeld the following Deed was recorded September 5, 1757
      Indenture made January 28, 1757, James Hopkins of the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields in the County of Middlesex, Surgeon, in consideration of 12 pounds lawful money of Great Britain paid by Henry Threlkeld, merchant, have sold a lot of land being near Bladensburg in PGCo containing 2 acres together with the tobacco warehouse erected on part of the premises which land and warehouse was late part of the estate of Mathew Hopkins, merchant, deceased brother of the said James Hopkins and now his propert has heir at law. Signed James Hopkins in the presence of Jasper Mauduit, George Crawford
      I James Hopkins do appoint John Johnstown of the Parish of St. George Wapping my true and lawful attorney to acknowledge this deed
      PGCo, July 22, 1757, Then Mr. Jasper Manduit came before us two of His Lordships Justices of the Peace and made oath that he saw James Hopkins execute the Power of Attorney and at the same time he saw George Crawford subscribe his name as witness. John Cooke, Christopher Lowndes
      PGCo, July 22, 1757, Then Capt. John Johnstown came before us came before us two of His Lordships Justices of the Peace in behalf of James Hopkins acknowledged the within deed. John Cooke, Christopher Lowndes

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