hi Susan: It is strange thinking of another Susan Hopley, for it is not a common name. However, I did find another Susan Hopley who wrote a book about the American Civil War. It was entitled something like, "An English Lady's Experience of Atlanta during the Civil war." Apparently she was present there at the time. I have not read it.
I think we must be related somehow for my family are all in Cheshire. There is a Chris Hopley in Manchester who thinks his great grandfather and mine were the same, but unless his grandfather was Robert Hopley I am confused. I am trying to get to the bottom of all this. Currently, I live in the States near Wash DC> Where are you? anyway, best wishes to you.