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Charlotte HOPEWELL

Female Bef 1769 - 1842  (~ 73 years)

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  • Name Charlotte HOPEWELL 
    Born Bef 31 Jan 1769  Mansfield, Notts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 31 Jan 1769  Old Meeting (Presbyterian) Church, Mansfield, Notts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    _UID 65C47C0036064039A70543005DBA3F5DFC49 
    Died 16 Feb 1842  Nottingham Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried Castle Gate Chapel, Nottingham Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • The following is from an email from Sally Bruce, April 2015:

      "Thank you for the details of John Wyvill's marriage to Charlotte Hopewell. I knew the date and place but nothing about the witnesses. I expect Samuel Hopewell was perhaps, her brother? Was this a website of Parish Records? Regarding the location of London, I viewed the tree of one of my contacts on Genes R. back in 2010 and saw an interesting note regarding Charlotte Hopewell which roughly reads "Father John had a fine singing voice and people came from miles to hear him. He had 3 daughters who he referred to as the 'Three Graces' Charlotte also had a fine singing voice. Father John composed the hymn "Old Mansfield". Charlotte went to boarding school in London, and married John against her parents wishes". I thought this was quite detailed information about a family way back in the 18thC and so I asked him where it came from but he replied that he could not remember which of his contacts had sent it so I don't know whether or not it is true!

      I have never been able to find a death record for Charlotte Hancock nee Wyvill, either. However, I came across a website for the burial records of Castle Gate Chapel in Nottingham where they worshipped. On the list was a death for a Charlotte Hancock, age 48, 18th August 1845. The dates fit so hopefully , its correct. Charlotte Wyvill nee Hopewell, was listed too, age 73, 16th February 1842."

      Further email from Sally on 5 May 2015:
      " Charlotte Hopewell, I have now found a baptism record ( on FreeReg) for a Charlotte Hopewell as follows: baptism at the " Old Meeting (Presbyterian) Church", Mansfield, Notts, parents "Jno and Ann Hopewell"."
      In a subsequent email a few days later Sally writes:
      " I missed the date of Charlotte's baptism record ( on FreeReg). It is 31 January 1769 at the Old Meeting ( Presbyterian) House, Mansfield. I had another look at my tree and saw that I had Charlotte Hopewell born 3 January 1769 in Beeston ( suburb of Nottingham) Notts. but this was just taken from other people's trees. Someone did have her born in Bridlington 1769, which I suppose would link with John Wyvil's birthplace of Filey. However, I can't find any other birth for a Charlotte born around that time other than the FreeReg record in Mansfield but maybe, I'm reading too much into the "Old Mansfield" hymn writer connection! Its all rather confusing so I doubt whether I shall ever find out."

      1841 census: Charlotte WYVILL aged 70, independent means born Nottinghamshire, and Ann HATCH (15) formed one of many separate households within Collins Hospital, St Peter Nottingham. Sally Bruce writes:
      " Collins Hospital was actually an Almshouse of 24 houses founded by Abel Collins of Nottingham (history and drawings are online). I presume Ann Hatch would be a carer/servant. Apparently, they were demolished in the 1950s along with other interesting buildings in the area."

      April 2017: email from Peter Hancock giving details found at of Charlette's parents' marriage and christenings of her siblings. Peter comments:
      "I too heard the story about the 3 Graces and the hymn "old Mansfield" I think I got this from someone researching the Wyvill family but I can't be sure."
    Person ID I3275  Great Horkesley, Essex
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2017 

    Father John HOPEWELL 
    Mother Ann BURROW 
    Family ID F1207  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John WYVILL,   d. Bef 1841 
    Married 13 Apr 1789  St Matthew, Bethnal Green, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Married by banns, John Wyvill of this parish batchelor and Charlotte Hopewell of ye same spinster. Both signed. Witnesses Samuel Hopewell, John White (a witness at other marriages around this time).
     1. Charlotte WYVILL,   b. 6 Apr 1796, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 18 Aug 1845, Castle Gate Chapel, Nottingham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F1086  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S353] Sally Bruce, April/May 2015.

    2. [S405] England & Wales, Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, 1567-1970 at

    3. [S19] BMD index, Q1 1842 Nottingham 15/438. (Reliability: 3).