Stephen HOPKINS

Stephen HOPKINS

Male Abt 1582 - Bef 1644  (~ 62 years)

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  • Name Stephen HOPKINS 
    Born Abt 1582  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1620  Upper Clatford, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Aboard the Mayflower 
    Immigration 1620  Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Bef 17 Jul 1644  Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I27965  FamilyWorld
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2011 

    Family 1 unknown,   d. Bef 1617/18, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1607  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Constance HOPKINS,   b. Abt 1607, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1677, Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
    +2. Giles HOPKINS,   b. 30 Jan 1608, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1690, Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2011 
    Family ID F9427  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Elizabeth FISHER,   d. Abt 1640, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 10 Feb 1617/18  London, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Married at St. Mary Matfellon, Whitechapel, London.
    Children 
     1. Damaris HOPKINS,   b. Abt 1618, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1628  (Age ~ 10 years)
     2. Oceanus HOPKINS,   b. Aft 16 Sep 1620,   d. Abt 1627  (Age ~ 6 years)
     3. Caleb HOPKINS,   b. Abt 1624, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1644, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 21 years)
     4. Deborah HOPKINS,   b. Abt 1626, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Damaris HOPKINS,   b. Abt 1628, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Ruth HOPKINS,   b. Abt 1630, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 30 Nov 1644
     7. Elizabeth HOPKINS,   b. Abt 1632, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 6 Oct 1659  (Age ~ 27 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2011 
    Family ID F9239  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1582 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1607 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Feb 1617/18 - London, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - Aboard the Mayflower - 1620 - Upper Clatford, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1620 - Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 17 Jul 1644 - Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    'Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor' by William Halsall, 1882, at Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
    "Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor" by William Halsall, 1882, at Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

  • Notes 
    • Great Migration Begins, pgs. 988-989: "It has been suggested but not proved that Stephen Hopkins was son of Stephen Hopkins, a clothier, of Wortley, Wooten Underedge, Gloucestershire [MF 6:3, citing '[t]he Wortley historian'].

      "There was a Stephen Hopkins who was the minister's clerk on the vessel Sea Venture which met with a hurricane in 1609 while on a voyage to Virginia. One of one hundred and fifty survivors marooned on a [sic] Bermuda, he fomented a mutiny and was sentenced to death, but 'so pentitent he was and made so much moan, alleging the ruin of his wife and children in this his trespass,' that his friends procured a pardon from the Governor [MF 6:3, citing William Strachey's account]. Many have assumed that he was the same as the Mayflower passenger, but this is not a certainty, and this episode has not been the basis of any of the conclusions reached here.

      "In his listing of the Mayflower passengers Bradford included 'Mr. Stephen Hopkins and Elizabeth his wife, and two children called Giles and Constanta, a daughter, both by a former wife. And two more by this wife called Damaris and Oceanus; the last was born at sea. And two servants called Edward Doty and Edward Lester' [Bradford 442]. Stephen Hopkins signed the Mayflower Compact. In his accounting of this family in 1651, Bradford reported that 'Mr. Hopkins and his wife are both now dead, but they lived above twenty years in this plac e and had one son and four daughters b orn here. Their son became a seaman and died at Barbadoes, one daughter died here, and two are married; one of them hath two children, and one is yet to marry. So their increase which still survive are five. But his son Giles is married and hath four children. His daughter Constanta is also married and hath twelve children, all of them living, and one of them married' [Bradford 445].

      "In June 1621 Steven Hopkins and Edward Winslow were chosen by the governor to approach Massasoit, and Hopkins repeated this duty as emissary frequently thereafter [Young's Pilfrim Fathers, 202, 204].

      "Despite his social standing and his early public service, Stephen Hopkins managed to run afoul of the authorities several times in the late 1630s. In June of 1636 while an Assistant, he was fined for battery of John Tisdale, whom he 'dangerously wounded' [PCR 1:41-42]. On 2 October 1637 he was fined for allowing drinking on the Lord's day and the playing of 'shovell board' [PCR 1:68] and on 2 January 1637/8 he was 'presented for suffering excessive drinking in his house' [PCR 1:75]. On 5 June 1638 he was 'presented for selling beer for 2d. the quart, not worth 1d. a quart' [PCR 1:87]; for this and other similar infractions he was on 4 September 1638 fined L5 [PCR 1:97]. He dealt harshly with his pregnant servant Dorothy Temple and only the intercession of John Holmes freed him from being held in contempt of court [PCR 1:111-13]. In December 1639 he was presented for selling a looking glass for 16d. when a similar glass could be bought in the Bay for 9d. [PCR 1:137]."

  • Sources 
    1. [S30] Great Migration Begins, The , Robert Charles Anderson, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116, 1995), ISBN 0-88082-044-6., 988.