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David Minor <[log in to unmask]>
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A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 26 Mar 1999 23:25:23 -0500
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This reply may be quite late, but I've just come across information that
Pulteney agent Charles Williamson had a lease for lands at Balgray,
Scotland, from a Lord Hopetoun. Williamson relinquished the lands in 1793,
but it seems quite possible the Hopeton in Yates County was named for
Williamson's landlord. Williamson was actively promoting the village.

Sometimes we answer our own questions (not the Royal "we").


>> >Dear list members,
>> >
>> >A non-cyber reader of my first article on Charles Williamson wondered if
>> >the Hopetown, New York, (near Dresden) was named after Hopetoun,
>> >where Williamson's family originated. Apparently Hopetown was laid out
>> >the same way some Williamson towns were.
>> >
>> >Can someone on the list provide a few details on Hopetown. I'm guessing
>> >that if it is connected to the Scotland Hopetoun it's not through
>> >Williamson, but some other settler. Or perhaps it was just early
>> >combined with wishful thinking.
>> >
>> >Any comments?
>> >
>> >David Minor
>> >
>> >David Minor
>> >Eagles Byte Historical Research
>> >Rochester, New York
>> >716 264-0423
>> >[log in to unmask]
>> >
>> >http://home.eznet.net/~dminor
>> >

David Minor
Eagles Byte Historical Research
Pittsford, New York
716 264-0423
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