Adams Generation 3 [Maternal*]
                              Cornwall, England



                 Hopper Family of Bradford, Devonshire, England




                                              William Hopper
                                                      [1774-1852]
                               of Tetcott, formerly of Bradford, Devonshire
                                                Spouse: Mary Penhale

  William Hopper's pateral Aunt: Elizabeth Hopper married Roger Adams in 1779



         Written by J.S. Adams, based on the research of JanisK [UK] [descendant] 
      & also with contributions from David Hopper [UK] [descendant]  where noted.
                      Entries in Maroon Italics are 'extra' notes added by Janis.
          Entries in Blue text are added notes by the Site Author J.Adams.
                                                                                                
                                     WILLIAM HOPPER  was baptised 6th January 1774 at Bradford. Devon, England, the only son of
                                                   Henry Hopper [the younger] by his wife Mary [nee Norly], 
                                                   William had two siblings, 'Ann' Hopper both of whom who died young.

                                    1795:     At the age of twenty-one William Hopper married Mary Penhale 7th July 1795 at Bradford.
                                                     Issue;
                                                                 Ann  Hopper baptised 4th December 1795 at Bradford.
                                                                                  -   baptised five months after her parent's marriage.
                                                                                  -  Ann Hopper married John Shepheard Beare Feb. 25, 1818 Tetcott (IGI).  See Epilogue.
                                                                Leonard HOPPER s/o William & Mary was bapt. Feb. 10, 1801 Bradford  (IGI).
                                                                                  -  Leonard Hopper married Grace Stanlick Mar. 23, 1826  Tetcott. See Epilogue.
                                                                Mary  HOPPER daughter of William & Mary was bapt. July 10, 1803 Tetcott (IGI).
                                                                Elizabeth Hopper possibly baptised 10th October 1808 at Tetcott [LDS - IGI =Hooper]

                                    1813:     William Hopper was beneficiary in the Will of his paternal Uncle Leonard Hopper of Ashwater, Cornwall
                                                     in which he was bequeathed the sum of ten shillings.
                                                     His four children were also included in the Will i.e. Leonard Hopper, son of William Hopper the sum of 
                                                     Three Pounds and Ann Hopper, Elizabeth Hopper and Mary Hopper, daughters of William Hopper the sum
                                                     of ten shillings.

                                   1836         Mary Hopper [nee Penhale] died Oct. 30, 1836 at Tetcott. 
                                                  
                                   1841 Census: Address:  Fernhill Farm, Tetcott, Devonshire; 
                                                              William Hopper, aged 65, of In dependant means.
        (                                                     He was living with his son Leonard Hopper aged 40, and his family [see below in Epilogue].

                                   1851 Census:  Address: Fernhill Farm, Tetcott, Devonshire; 
                                                              William Hopper aged 76, Widower, Carpenter, born Bradford.
                                                              He was living with his son Leonard Hopper aged 50, and his family [see below in Epilogue]. 

                                   1852 Death:  William Hopper died Testate at Tetcott December Qtr. 1852 [Registered Holdsworthy [Reg.District for Tetcott]]
                                                             Estimated aged 77 years.

                                                             WILL OF WILLIAM HOPPER of Tetcott
                                                                                                Kindly submitted by David Hopper
                                                                                                        Transcribed by J. Adams.
                                            This is the  last Will and Testament of me William Hopper of Tetcott in the County of Devon, Yeoman.
                                            I give and  bequeath to my daughter Ann this dwelling house and garden with the appurtenances thereunto 
                                            belonging at Fir Lake in the Parish of Tetcott as now in her occupation.   
                                            I give and  bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth the dwelling house and garden with  appurtenances thereunto 
                                            belonging at Fir   Lake areas now in her occupation. 
                                            I give and  bequeath to my daughter Mary the sum of two pounds and ten shillings to be paid to her by my Executor
                                            hereinafter named yearly and every year during her  natural life should my Estate and Interest so long continue 
                                            in my Estate at  Fernhill in Tetcott.
                                            All the  rest, residue, remainder of my Estate and Effects of whatever sort or quality after  payment of my just debts,
                                            funeral and testamentary expenses I give devise and bequeath to my son Leonard by whom thereby constitute 
                                            and appoint Sole Executor  of this my last will and testament, revoking all former and other Wills and [?]  
                                            by me at any time heretofore made and do declare this to be my last Will and Testament Witness wereof I have 
                                            hereunto set my hand this sixteenth day of  August One Thousand and Fifty Two.
                                           Signed, Published and Declared by the said Testator      }            William Hopper [signed]                         
                                           William Hopper as and for his last Will & Testament     }
                                           In the  presence of us the undersigned witnesses             }
                                           Present at the same time who have at his request            }
                                           Together  attested the same. 
                                           [Signed]    George Ball
                                           [Signed]    James George 

                      Ann Hopper Daughter of William Hopper & his wife Mary [nee Penhale]  
                                                    Ann Hopper married John Shepheard Beare Feb. 25, 1818 Tetcott.
                                                    Issue; 
                                                               William  BEARE was born c1821 Tetcott  - He was living at home in 1841.
                                                               Ann BEARE was born c1830 Tetcott - She was living at home in 1841 - 
                                                                                      In 1851 Ann (20 Tetcott) was living at home. 
                                                               Robert  BEARE was born c1833 Tetcott - He was living at home in 1841 -
                                                                                      In 1851 Robert (17 Tetcott) was living at home.
                                                    In 1841 John Beare (55 Devon) was a butcher living at  Firlake in Tetcott with his wife Ann (45 Devon)  
                                                    and 3 children.  
                                                    In 1851 John Beare (59 Ashwater) was a butcher living at  Firlake Cottage in Tetcott with his wife Ann 
                                                    (56 Tetcott) and 2 children.
                                                     
                                     Leonard Hopper [1801-1857] son of William Hopper & his wife Mary [nee Penhale] William & Mary 

                                                            Re-cap:    Baptised 10th Feb. 1801 Bradford (IGI).
                                                            At the age of twenty-fiveLeonard Hopper married Grace Stanlick March. 23, 1826 at Tetcott.
                                                            Issue; 
                                                                    Mary Ann Hopper bapt. 21st December 1826 Tetcott.
                                                                    William Hopper bapt. 22nd March 1829 Tetcott.
                                                                    John Hopper bapt. 26th June 1831 Tetcott.
                                                                    Henry Hopper bapt. 5th May, 1833 Tetcott.  
                                                                    Maria Hopper bapt. 24th January 1836 Tetcott.
                                                                    James Hopper [born c. 1839 Tetcott]
                                                                    Thomas Hopper [born 1840 Tetcott]                                                                   
                                                             
                                            1841 Census: Address: Ferndon, Tetcott, Devon;                                                    
                                                                    Leonard Hopper aged 40, Farmer.
                                                                    Grace Hopper aged 40.
                                                                    William Hopper aged aged 65, of In dependant means. [Leonard's father]
                                                                    William Hopper, age 12.
                                                                    John Hopper, age 10.
                                                                    Henry Hopper, age 6.  [Henry may have died in 1842]
                                                                    Maria Hopper, age 5.
                                                                    James Hopper, age 3. 
                                                                    Thomas Hopper, age 3 months.
                                          1851 Census:  Address:  Fernhill Farm, Tetcott; 
                                                                    Leonard Hopper, Head, age 50, Farmer of 70 acres employing 1 labourer, born Bradford.
                                                                    Grace Hopper, Wife,  age 46. born St. Giles in the Heath.
                                                                    William Hopper, Father, age 76, Widower, Carpenter, born Bradford. [died testate 1852 see above]
                                                                    John Hopper, age 20.  
                                                                    James Hopper, age 13. 
                                                                    Thomas Hopper, age 10.
                                          1857 Death:      Leonard Hopper survived his father by five years and died Testate in the March Qtr. 1857 
                                                                     [Registered Holdsworthy [Reg.District for Tetcott]] estimated aged fifty-six.
                                                  Will:          Leonard's Will has not been explored - copy available at the Devonshire Record Office.
                                                     
                                         Posthumous;
                                         1861 Census:    Leonard's widow Grace was recorded a widow, living with her son John.
                                         Widow:              Grace survived Leonard by twenty-four years and died at Tetcott in the March Qtr. 1881 
                                                                    recorded aged 76yrs. 


                                     Mary Hopper  daughter of William Hopper & his wife Mary [nee Penhale]

                                                                   Living in 1852 - then aged forty-nine.
                                                                   No further information at the present time.
                                    Elizabeth Hopper  daughter of William Hopper & his wife Mary [nee Penhale]

                                                                   Living in 1852 - then aged forty-three.
                                                                   No further information at the present time.