Elizabeth Hopkins (Fisher), "Mayflower" Passenger

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Elizabeth Hopkins (Fisher)

Also Known As: ""Mayflower Passenger""
Birthplace: perhaps of Whitechapel, London, Middlesex, England (United Kingdom)
Death: between February 04, 1639 and June 06, 1644 (43-49)
Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Daughter of unknown Fisher and unknown Fisher
Wife of Stephen Hopkins, "Mayflower" Passenger
Mother of Damaris Hopkins, (died young); Oceanus Hopkins, "Mayflower" Passenger; Caleb Hopkins; Deborah Ring; Ruth Hopkins and 2 others

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About Elizabeth Hopkins (Fisher), "Mayflower" Passenger

Elizabeth Fisher married Stephen Hopkins as his second wife February 19, 1617/8, in St. Mary Matfellon, Whitechapel, Middlesex, England.

Her parents are not known.

Their first child, Damaris, was born about 1618. In 1620, Stephen Hopkins brought his wife, and children Constance, Giles (children by his 1st wife, Mary) and their daughter Damaris on the Mayflower; Stephen & Mary's daughter Elizabeth apparently had died. 

She gave birth during the Mayflower voyage to a son, Oceanus. He died young, sometime before 1627.

Children Caleb Hopkins, Deborah (Hopkins) Ring, Damaris (Hopkins) Cooke, Ruth Hopkins and Elizabeth Hopkins were born in the Plymouth Colony.

She likely died before June 6, 1644, as she is not mentioned in her husband's will written on that date.


  1. Ferris, Mary W. Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines: A Memorial Volume Containing the American Ancestry of Rufus R. Dawes, Volume 1, published online by Ancestry.com, The Generations Network, Inc., Provo, UT, 2005; original book privately printed, 1943.
  2. "The Truth about the Pilgrims" by Francis R. Stoddard
  3. Mayflower Families Through Five Generations. Mayflower Society. General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA, 2001
  4. A Munsey-Hopkins Genealogy. Lowell, D.O.S. Boston: Privately Printed, 1920


Stephen Hopkins' second wife, married second, at St. Mary Matfellon, Whitechapel, London, 19 Feb 1617/18. She died at Plymouth sometime in the early 1640s before her husband, who desired to be buried near her. Their 7 children: Damaris, Oceanus, Caleb, Deborah Ring, Damaris Cooke, Ruth, & Elizabeth.

Source: ancestry.com: Elizabeth Fisher Found 10 Records, 10 Photos and 3,422,572 Family Trees Born in London, England on 1600. Elizabeth married Stephen Hopkins and had 6 children. She passed away on 1642 in Massachusetts, USA. Family Members Parents Unavailable Unavailable Spouse(s) Stephen Hopkins 1585-44


Elizabeth Hopkins 1627-1616

Ruth Hopkins 1628-1651

Oceanus Hopkins -1621

Caleb Hopkins 1624-1650

Deborah Hopkins 1623-1670

Damaris Hopkins 1628-1668

Mayflower passenger, 1620. Wife of Plymouth settler, Stephen Hopkins. Mother of the only child born on the journey, Oceanus Hopkins.

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Elizabeth Hopkins (Fisher), "Mayflower" Passenger's Timeline

perhaps of Whitechapel, London, Middlesex, England (United Kingdom)
September 6, 1596
Age 1
St. Mary, Whitechapel, London, England (United Kingdom)
England (United Kingdom)
September 20, 1620
Aboard the Mayflower, Atlantic Ocean

Oceanus Hopkins (1620 – c. 1627) was the first and only child born on the Mayflower during its historic voyage which brought the Pilgrims to America. He was born to Stephen Hopkins and his wife, Elizabeth, sometime between the boarding and arrival dates of September 6 and November 9, 1620. He did not survive long, and was dead before the 1623 Division of Land. Oceanus Hopkins was named so because he was born in a ship in the Atlantic Ocean and the Latin word for the ocean is Oceanus.