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John Hopkins

Birthplace: England (United Kingdom)
Death: before September 04, 1593
Parish of St. Thomas, Winchester, Hampshire, England (United Kingdom)
Immediate Family:

Son of N.N. and N.N.
Husband of Agnes Hopkins and Elizabeth Hopkins
Father of William Hopkins of Hampshire; Alice Hopkins; Stephen Hopkins, "Mayflower" Passenger and Susanna Hopkins

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About John Hopkins

John Hopkins was born ca 1550. His death date is unknown, but John's estate inventory was reported 4 September 1593.


  1. on 28 Oct 1574, Upper Clatford, Hampshire, England, to Agnes Borrowe who died bef 28 Jul 1579
  2. on 28 Jul 1579, Upper Clatford, Hampshire, England to Elizabeth Williams

Children of Agnes Borrowe and John Hopkins:

  1. William (<1575-)
  2. Alice (<1577-)

Children of Elizabeth Williams and John Hopkins:

  1. Stephen (<1581-<1644) - probably Stephen Hopkins, "Mayflower" Passenger
  2. Susanna (< June 24, 1584)

Inventory of Estate

On 4 October 1593, administration on the estate of John Hopkyns of Winchester was granted to widow Elizabeth with William Hopkines posting bond. Hursley historian S.C. Rawdon arranged to have the following transcription made by Mrs. Barbara Burbridge of Ampfield (near Romsey), Hampshire, which we have checked against a copy of the original.

Particularly interesting items in John Hopkyng's inventory are his military uniform and equipment kept in the kitchen: '1 bow & sheaf of arrows, 1 sword, 1 dagger, 1 skull [i.e., helmut], greave & warbrace [i.e., armor for arms, hands and lower legs].' Most likely he was a yeoman archer serving in the militia. From his military apparel. one can form a graphic picture of an Elizabethan bowman fully dressed and ready for battle.

From the variety of beds included in all rooms of the house, we can conclude that it was full with family members and perhaps some servants. There were thirteen bed spaces: four in the parlor, two in the fore chamber, four in the second chamber, three in the kitchen. While it is impossible to determine if all beds were in use, the number certainly indicates that the four rooms provided a large number of bed spaces and this does not include two more in the little chamber, which was probably used for storage. [803]


[803] Ernest Martin Christensen, "The Probably Parentage of Stephen Hopkins of the Mayflower," The American Genealogist, Vol.79, No. 4, October, 2004.

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John Hopkins BIRTH 1549 Upper Clatford, Test Valley Borough, Hampshire, England DEATH Aug 1593 (aged 43–44) Winchester, City of Winchester, Hampshire, England BURIAL Body lost or destroyed MEMORIAL ID 145993403

Birth: Abt 1549 Death: Bef. 04 SEP 1593

John probably died at the end of August 1593 as John's inventory that is printed in Caleb's book page 21 was reported 04 Sep 1593.

John Hopkins appears to have died around the end of August 1593 because his inventory was reported 04 September (corrected from 10 September). 04 Oct 1593 is the date that widow Elizabeth was appointed administrator of the estate in WInchester, Hampshire. We still don't know where/when she died.

John was first married to Agnes BORROW or BORROWE on 28 Oct 1574 in Upper Clatford, Hampshire, England, and had two children, William and Alice.

John married second to Elizabeth WILLIAMS on 28 Jul 1579 in Upper Clatford, Hampshire, England and had two children, Susanna and Stephen.

Stephen Hopkins (Mayflower passenger) (Mayflower_passenger)

Family Members Spouses Agnes Borrow/Borrowe Hopkins 1552–1578

Elizabeth Williams Hopkins 1560 – unknown

Children William Hopkins 1575 – unknown

Alice Hopkins 1578 – unknown

Photo Stephen Hopkins 1581–1644

Susanna Hopkins 1584 – unknown

Created by: Our Family History Added: 3 May 2015 Find A Grave Memorial 145993403 Sponsored by Blaine Barham

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John Hopkins's Timeline

England (United Kingdom)
June 16, 1574
Upper Clatford, Hampshire , England
March 20, 1578
Upper Clatford, Hampshire , England
April 1581
Upper Clatford, Hampshire, England (United Kingdom)
June 24, 1584
Upper Clatford, Hampshire, England
August 4, 1593
Age 43
Stepney, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Greater London, England (United Kingdom)
September 4, 1593
Age 43
Parish of St. Thomas, Winchester, Hampshire, England (United Kingdom)
Upper Clatford, Hampshire, England (United Kingdom)