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Catherine (Catorne) Hopkins (Whelden)

Also Known As: "Katherine Wheldon", "Catherine Hopkins"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: of, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Gabriel Whelden and Margaret Wheldon
Wife of Giles Hopkins, "Mayflower" Passenger
Mother of Mary Hopkins; Stephen Hopkins, III; John Hopkins, II; Abigail Merrick (Hopkins); Deborah Cooke and 5 others
Sister of Thomas Whelden; Henry Whelden; Martha Whelden; Mary Taylor; John Wheldon and 4 others
Half sister of 1630 Whelden

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About Catherine (Catorne) Hopkins

Catherine Whelden was also known as Catorne and Katherine; her birth surname is variously reported as Whelden, Wheldon, Weldon. She died after 5 Mar 1688/89 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. She was born @1618 in England.

Family

  • parents: Eldest daughter of Gabriel Whelden and Margaret (Oguina) (in some reports). "Catherine Wheldon/Wheldin/Whelden is the daughter of Gabriel Whelden founder of the Whelden, Welden, Wheldin families in America. "The American Geneologist" Vol 48 1972 throughly documents this family."

Married

  1. October 9, 1639, Plymouth, MA to Giles Hopkins (1607-1689). He was a passenger on the Mayflower. the family moved shortly thereafter to Yarmouth, living there for about five years before moving on to settle at Eastham, where he died sometime between 1688 and 1690.

Children of GILES HOPKINS and CATHERINE WELDON are:

  1. i. MARY4 HOPKINS, b. November 1640, Yarmouth, MA; d. July 2, 1700, Eastham, MA.
  2. ii. STEPHEN HOPKINS, b. September 1642, Yarmouth, MA; d. October 10, 1718, Harwich, MA.
  3. iii. JOHN HOPKINS, b. 1643, Yarmouth, MA; d. Unknown, Died young, 3 months old..
  4. iv. ABIGAIL HOPKINS, b. October 1644; d. Unknown.
  5. v. DEBORAH HOPKINS, b. June 1648, Eastham, MA; d. Bet. February 28, 1686 - December 1727, Eastham, MA.
  6. vi. CALEB HOPKINS, b. Abt. January 1649, Eastham, MA; d. Bef. May 22, 1728, Truro, MA.
  7. vii. RUTH HOPKINS, b. June 1653, Eastham, MA; d. Unknown; m. SAMUEL MAYO, May 26, 1681, Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA; b. October 12, 1655, Eastham, MA; d. October 29, 1738.

      Internet source ( http://www.murrah.com/gen/whelden.htm ) says the following about Catherine's mother and father:

Gabriel Whelden

The first known Whelden in the line in America was Gabriel Whelden of Plymouth. He is believed to have been born in England, but the date and place are not proven. It is commonly stated that Gabriel Whelden originated in Nottinghamshire, but no records have been found to substantiate it. The author Pope reports he found a record of a land sale in Middlesex county files where Gabriel in 1653 sold land he owned in Nottingham to William Cross. The head archivist of these records, Elizabeth Bouvier has been unable to find any such record.

The Wheeldon/Wheelton family, which has not yet been connected to Gabriel Wheldon, finds the earliest spelling located to-date is Whyldon (christenings of sons of William Whyldon at Astbury, Cheshire: Matthew, 14 Dec 1574; John 14 Mar 1584; per LDS IGI ). In "Homes of Family Names in Great Britain", Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1968) H. B. Guppy noted that the surname Wheelton as "peculiar" or "confined mostly to this county [Cheshire]." He indicated it was more specifically associated with Macclesfield. The surname is concentrated in the ancient Parish of Prestbury, which originally included Macclesfield. Additionally, "pockets" of Wheeldon ~ Wheelton individuals settled in the Cheshire / Derbyshire / Staffordshire border area known as "The Potteries."

Was Margaret (Oguina) a Wampanoag?

Gabriel married Margaret Diguina (or Oguina), who may have been Gabriel's second wife. Some say that Margaret was a Wampanoag Indian, although it is hotly disputed by many genealogists. Accordig to the Wampanoag theory Oguina was a child of 6 years in 1608 when a British fishing vessel picked her up along with other Wampanoags along a beach on Cape Cod. She was taken to England where she baptized and given the English name Margaret. She eventually married Gabriel Whelden.

Oguina was a daughter of Quadequina who in turn was a son of WAasaneginN. These geenrations were of the Algonkian nation of Massachusoi and tribe of Wampanoag.

Oguina's descent is as follows:

1- WASANEGIN, born by 1554

begot

2-QUADEQUINA, born 1576. This year is determined from the fact that he was born

in the year when the "Great Light" went out. European astronomers noted in 1576

that there was a Solar Eclipse. He, QUADEQUINA begot

3-OGUINA, born 1602 @ Wampanoag village in what is today Rhode Island.

Gabriel Whelden and Margaret (Oguina) had the following children:

Ruth Whelden, who married Richard Taylor, and who died December 1673 in Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.

Henry Whelden, who died 28 October 1694

Katherne Whelden

John Whelden, who died 20 November 1711

Ralph Whelden

Gabriel died January 1653/1654 in Malden, Massachusetts. Following is his Last Will and Testament:

In the name of God, and in obedience to his comand (according to my bounden duty) I, Gabriell Whelding, of the Towne and Church of Maulden, being weake and sicke in body, do make my last will. My body to be layd asleepe in the bed of the grave, in the Common buriing lace for the Inhabitants of this Towne. I give 10s as a Small testimony of my true Love to the Church of Maulden, to be payd into the hands of the Deacons within a month after my decease. i give all my estate in Maulden, consisting of house, Frame Lands, cattle, and corne, (together [with] what money is due unto me from William Croffts, of Linne, to Margaret Whelding, my wife, who I appoynt my sole executrix.

In the presence of: Nathaniell Vphame, James Larnard, Michaiah Mathews, with others.

Sources 

  1. [S435] Great Migration Begins, Anderson, Robert Charles, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1995), Volume II, page 988..

Links

-------------------- Catharine Whelden, born about 1615 in England. The Whelden family was at Plymouth Colony by 1638. On 9 October 1639 at Plymouth, Catharine married Giles Hopkins.http://krentz.blogspot.com/2010/04/surname-whelden-also-whelding-wheldon.html

Early Wheldens of Yarmouth by James. W. Hawes http://books.google.com/books?id=OBbq13eCddYC&lpg=PA732&dq=catharine%20whelden&pg=PA732#v=onepage&q=catharine%20whelden&f=false -------------------- Birth: 1617 Nottinghamshire, England Death: 1689 Eastham Barnstable County Massachusetts, USA

She was christened on Mar 6,1616/7 at Basford, Co.Nottinghamshire, England.

She married Giles Hopkins on Oct 9,1639 in Plymouth MA. Giles Hopkins arrived on the "Mayflower" as a boy in 1620, and was the son of Stephen Hopkins and his first wife, Mary ___ Hopkins(d.1613).

She died after 5 Mar 1688/89.

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Catherine (Catorne) Hopkins's Timeline

1618
March 15, 1618
Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts
1639
October 9, 1639
Age 21
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
1640
November 1, 1640
Age 22
Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
1642
September 9, 1642
Age 24
Yarmouth, Cape Cod (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
1643
1643
Age 24
Yarmouth, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts
1644
October 1644
Age 26
Yarmouth, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1648
June 1648
Age 30
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts
1650
January 1650
Age 31
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts
1653
June 3, 1653
Age 35
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts
1657
June 1657
Age 39
Eastham, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony