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William Musgrove Hopley, SV/PROG

Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Chatham, Medway, England, United Kingdom
Death: August 24, 1835 (65)
Somerset, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Hopley and Sarah Hopley
Husband of Mary Ann Hopley
Father of William Musgrove Hopley; Mary Hopley; George Hopley; Richard Rodney Bligh Hopley; Thomas Hopley and 3 others
Brother of Christerbella Hopley; Sarah Hopley; Thomas Grant Hopley; Stephen Hopley; Edward Hopley and 4 others

Occupation: Private Secretary to Lord Howe, Admiral of the Fleet.
Managed by: Megan Hopley (nee Nicholls)
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About William Musgrove Hopley, SV/PROG

From Kent parish records, there appear to have been three William Musgrove Hopleys born in England. Thereafter there have been William Musgrove Hopleys born in every generation in South Africa. The three William Musgrove Hopleys born in England: 1. born 1770 to Thomas Hopley and Sarah Couchman, in Chatham, Kent, England 2. born 1786 to Musgrove Hopley and Jenny Gammon, in Eastwell, Kent, England 3. born 1796 to William Musgrove Hopley 1770 and Mary Ann Hillman, in Portsea, Hampshire, England

William Musgrove Hopley 1770 arrived at the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, in 1806, part of Sir Home Popham's squadron despatched to seize the Cape from the Dutch. He was later joined by his wife Mary Ann and two sons including William Musgrove Hopley 1796.

William Musgrove Hopleys born in South Africa seem to include: 4. born ? to William Musgrove Hopley 1796 and Aletta Alida Hurlingh (died in infancy) 5. born ? to William Musgrove Hopley 1796 and Aletta Alida Hurlingh 6. born 1853 to Frederick Hurlingh Hopley and Wilhelmina van Abo 7. born 1860 to Richard Rodney Bligh Hopley and Anne Frances Daniel 8. born 1888 to William Musgrove Hopley 1860 and Susanna Maryanna van Straaten 9. born 1929 to William Musgrove Hopley 1888 and Norah Frances Chadwick etc

Extracts from Overberg Origins, E. H. Burrows, 1988.

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From 'A concise history of Port Beaufort & White Sands (also known as Witsand) including Family Trees White Sands & Port Beaufort' written by John McGregor......wherein William's death was 1835

there are three William Musgrove Hopley's 1. born 1796 m to Aletta Alida Hurlingh 2. born 1826 son of above. 3. born 1853 son of Frederick Hurlingh Hopley (son of WMH 1796 and brother to 1826)

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"South Africa, Cape Province, Western Cape Archives Records, 1792-1992," images, <i>FamilySearch</i> (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-24262-51353-77?cc=1935348 : accessed 5 March 2016), Cape Town > Census records 1807 vol J41 > image 38 of 107; Western Cape Archives, Cape Town.

https://books.google.co.za/books?id=GvAWAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA44&lpg=PA44&dq=admiral+richard+howe+hopley&source=bl&ots=9oLOjeBmdu&sig=vhu5oSafT06obfU861o1juWGW2g&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjBnM3_gbjOAhUBGRQKHcuJBXkQ6AEIQzAH#v=onepage&q=hopley&f=false

The Hopleys were an established family from Kent in England with strong naval connections. They came to South Africa with the occupying British fleet in 1806 and settled in Cape Town as a school master. Fought with the English fleet and served with Sir...

Private Secretary to Lord Richard Howe, Admiral of the Fleet (Royal Navy), 1st Earl of Howe. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Howe,_1st_Earl_Howe Admiral Richard Howe, 1st and last Earl Howe on the HMS Queen Charlotte, at the Battle of the Glorious First of June. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glorious_First_of_June

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William Musgrove Hopley, SV/PROG's Timeline

1770
August 10, 1770
Chatham, Medway, England, United Kingdom
September 2, 1770
Chatham, Medway, England, United Kingdom
1796
October 3, 1796
Age 26
Portsmouth, Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
1797
1797
Age 26
Portsmouth, Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
1799
1799
Age 28
Portsmouth, Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
1800
1800
Age 29
Portsmouth, Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
1801
1801
Age 30
Portsmouth, Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
1803
1803
Age 32
Portsmouth, Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
1804
1804
Age 33
Portsmouth, Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom