Hopkins

Name origin: Little Robert, or the child of Robert, the surname originally spelled Hopkyns is one of the earliest of purely English surnames; it is baptismal signifying the son of Robert and is derived from Hob or Hothe, nicknames for Robert. The seat of the family is Oxfordshire, England.

Stephen Hopkins

b.abt. 1580 England, parents John and Elizabeth (William) Hopkins
bapt. April 30, 1581 Upper Clatford, Hampshire, England
d.bet. June 6 and July 17, 1644 Plymouth
m.(1)bef. 1604, Mary unknown; poss. d/o Robert and Joan (Mitchell) Kent of Hursley, Co. Hampshire
d.bef.1617/18 London, England
m.(2)Feb. 19, 1617/18, at St. Mary Matfellon, Whitechapel, Middlesex, England; Elizabeth Fisher
b.1595 London, Middlesex, England
d.after Feb. 4, 1638/9 Plymouth and before June 6, 1644 as she was not mentioned in her husbands will

CHILDREN of Stephen and his 1st wife:

  1. Elizabeth bapt. 13 March 1604 Hursley, Hampshire, England d.prob.bef. 1620 umd
  2. Constance b.abt. 1607 England d.Oct. 1677 Eastham, MA m.bef.May 22, 1627 Plymouth, MA Nicholas Snow
  3. Giles b.abt.1609 England d.abt.Apr. 1690 m.Oct. 9, 1627 at Plymouth, MA Catherine Whelden

CHILDREN of Stephen and Elizabeth:

  1. Damaris b.abt.1618 d.y.
  2. Oceanus b.bet.Sept. 16 and Nov. 11, 1620 on the Mayflower d.bef.May 22, 1627 umd
  3. Caleb b.abt. 1622 d.June 6, 1644 in Barbados of starvation
  4. Deborah b.abt. 1624/5 Plymouth d.Feb. 23, 1693/4 Plymouth, MA m.Apr. 23, 1646 Plymouth, MA Andrew Ring
  5. Damaris b.after 1627 d.bef.Nov. 18, 1669 m.aft.June 10, 1646 Jacob Cooke
  6. Ruth b.1629 Plymouth d.aft.Nov. 30, 1644 and before Apr. 3, 1654 unmarried
  7. Elizabeth b.bef.Nov. 30, 1644 Plymouth d.bet.1657 and Oct. 5, 1659

Stephen Hopkins came over on the Mayflower in 1620. Coming with him was wife Eliza, son Giles, and dau. Constance, both by a former wife. By wife Eliza [Elizabeth] he had Damaris, and also a son born on the voyage, called Oceanus, who died within a year. He also brought servants, Edward Dotey and Edward Lester.

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Giles Hopkins

b.abt. 1609 England, son of Stephen Hopkins and his 1st wife
res.Yarmouth, MA.
d.bet. Mar. 5, 1688/9 and Apr. 16, 1690 Eastham, MA
m.Oct. 9, 1639 Catherine [Catorne] Whelden, dau. of Gabriel Whelden
b. ? d.after Mar. 5, 1688/9 Eastham

CHILDREN:

  1. Mary b.Nov. 1640 d.1700 m.Jan. 3, 1666 at Eastham, MA Samuel Smith
  2. Stephen b.Sept. 1642 d.1715 m.(1)Mary Merrick m.(2)Bethia (Linnell) Atkins
  3. John b.1643 d.aged 3 months
  4. Abigail b.Oct. 1644 d.1691 m.May 23, 1667 Eastham, MA William Merrick
  5. Deborah b.June 1648 d.1727 m.July 27, 1668 Eastham, MA Josiah Cooke
  6. Caleb b.Jan. 1650/51 d.1728 m.Mary Williams
  7. Ruth b.June 1653 m.Samuel Mayo
  8. Joshua b.June 1657 d.1734 m.May 26, 1681 Mary Cole d/o Daniel and Ruth (Collier) Cole
  9. William b.Jan. 9, 1660 d.1718
  10. Elizabeth b.Nov. 1664 d.aged one month

NOTES: Giles was a farmer. When he was 15 he came over on the Mayflower with his parents. In 1638, Giles went to Mattacheese in Yarmouth which was being settled, to care for his father's cattle which were being wintered there. He built the first house on the Cape below Sandwich.
On March 7, 1642 Giles was elected to a surveyor of highways in Eastham. He also served on the jury there.

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Stephen Hopkins

b.Sept. 1642 Yarmouth, MA, son of Giles Hopkins and Catherine Whelden
d.Oct. 10, 1718 Harwich, MA
m.(1)May 22/23, 1667 Mary Merrick, dau. of William Merrick and Rebecca Tracy
b.Nov. 4, 1650 Eastham, MA d.bet. 1694 and April 1701
m.(2)1701 Bethia (Linnell) Atkins, dau. of Robert Linnell and Peninah Howes
bapt. Feb 7, 1640/41 Barnstable, MA d.Mar. 24/25, 1726 Harwich, MA

CHILDREN of Stephen and Mary:

  1. Elizabeth b.last week of June 1668
  2. Stephen b.mid-July 1670 d.1733 m.May 19, 1692 Sarah Howes
  3. Ruth b.early-Nov. 1674
  4. Judah b.mid-Jan. 1677/8 m.(1)Hannah _____, m.(2)Hannah Mayo
  5. Samuel b.mid-Mar. 1682 m.Lydia Rich
  6. Nathaniel b.Mid-Mar. 1684 m.Mercy Mayo
  7. Joseph b.1688 m.Mary Mayo
  8. Benjamin b.mid-Feb. 1690 m.Rachel Lincoln
  9. Mary b.Apt. 15, 1692 m.John Maker

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Joseph Hopkins

b.1668 Eastham, son of Stephen Hopkins and Mary Merrick
d.Apr. 24, 1771 Harwich, MA
m.Apr. 17, 1712 Mary Mayo, dau. of John Mayo and Hannah Freeman
b.Oct. 26, 1694 Hingham, MA d.Jan. 15, 1771 Harwich, MA
d.Jan. 15, 1771

CHILDREN:

  1. Isaac b.Mar. 10, 1712/13 m.(1) Thankful Smith m.(2)Elizabeth Gould
  2. Joseph b.May 10, 1715 m.Mary Berry
  3. Mary b.Dec. 15, 1716 m.Thomas Foster
  4. Jonathan b.Feb. 12, 1719/20 m.Rebecca Freeman
  5. Hannah b.Oct. 22, 1722 m.Thomas Merrick
  6. Nathan b.Aug. 22, 1726 d.July 8, 1727
  7. Prence [Prince] b.July 8, 1729 d.y.
  8. Prence [Prince] b.July 7, 1731 m.Patience Snow
  9. Nathan b.Oct. 6, 1733 m.Phebe Clark
  10. Elizabeth b.June 6, 1738 m.Jonathan Rowley

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Isaac Hopkins

b.March 10, 1712/13 Harwich, MA; s/o Joseph Hopkins and Mary Mayo
d.after May 2, 1774
m.(1)Mar. 5, 1740/41 Thankful Smith, d/o Johathan Smith and Thankful Paine
m.(2)Nov. 27, 1760 Elizabeth (Gould) Arey, d/o Nathaniel Gould and Grace Hurd
b.Jan. 6, 1719/20 Harwich d.prob.Eastham in 1797

CHILDREN of Isaac and Thankful:

  1. Priscilla b.Dec. 2, 1741 m.Isaac Young
  2. Thankful b.Aug. 31, 1743 m.Nathaniel Snow
  3. Susannah b.Mar. 10, 1745
  4. Jonathan b.June 11, 1747 m.Sarah Taylor
  5. Joseph b.Mar. 10, 1750 m.Mary Higgins
  6. Isaac b.Easton, MA Oct. 25, 1752 d.June 8, 1831 m.(1)Sarah Hurd m.(2)1791 Rhoda (Pinkham) Rollins
  7. Solomon perhaps m.Thankful Young
  8. Nathan b.July 21, 1754 d.c.1808 m.Orleans MA 5 Nov 1783 Desire Linnell [NOTE Maine Families in 1790, Vol 1, page 153 says that Nathan is the son of Isaac & Elizabeth (Higgins) Hopkins]

CHILDREN of Isaac and Elizabeth:

  1. Anna b.July 2, 1762 m.John Taylor
  2. James b.Nov. 12, 1764

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Joseph Hopkins

b.Mar. 10, 1750 Eastham, MA, son of Isaac Hopkins and Thankful Smith
d.in Frenchman's Bay, Mt. Desert, ME
m.Jan. 12, 1770 Mary Higgins; d/o Zaccheus and Rebecca (Young) Higgins

CHILDREN included:

  1. Smith Hopkins b.Oct.13, 1770 bapt. Feb. 21, 1780 m.Nov. 4, 1789 Rebecca Higgins d/o Solomon and Bethiah (Chase) Higgins
  2. Thankful Hopkins b.July 28, 1772 bapt.Feb. 21, 1780 m.(1)William Wasgatt m.(2)Elisha Cousins, Jr.
  3. Rebecca Hopkins b.Oct. 25, 1774 bapt. Feb. 21, 1780 m.______ Crabtree, of Hancock
  4. Susannah Hopkins b.Nov. 24, 1776 bapt. Feb. 21, 1780 m.______ Douglas, of Trenton
  5. Mary Hopkins b.Apr. 5, 1779 bapt.Feb. 21, 1780 m._______ Hayes, of Trenton
  6. Giles Hopkins b.March 30, 1781 bapt.April 1, 1781
  7. Joseph Hopkins b.Oct. 20, 1783 bapt. Oct. 26, 1783
  8. Priscilla Hopkins b.July 22, 1785 bapt.July 31, 1785 m.______ Mayo, of Eden
  9. Sally Hopkins b.July 28, 1788 bapt.Sept. 7, 1788 m._______ Doane, of Eden
  10. Seth Hopkins b.ca.1790 m.Jane Hamor(?)
  11. Anna Hopkins m.John Taylor, Jr.

NOTES: Joseph and his son Joseph drowned in Frenchman's Bay, their boat upsetting while they were transporting young cattle from one of the Porcupine Islands to Hulls Cove.

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