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Mary Smith (Hopkins)

Birthdate: (56)
Birthplace: Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
Death: May 14, 1697 (56)
Eastham, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Giles Hopkins, "Mayflower" Passenger and Catherine "Catorne" Hopkins
Wife of Samuel Smith and Samuel Smith
Mother of John M. Smith; Son Smith; Samuel Smith, Jr.; Mary Hamilton; Joseph Smith and 4 others
Sister of Stephen Hopkins; John Hopkins, II; Abigail Merrick (Hopkins); Deborah Cooke; Caleb Hopkins, Sr and 4 others

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Mary (Hopkins) Smith (abt. 1640 - 1700)

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Mary Smith formerly Hopkins

Born about Nov 1640 in Yarmouth, Barnstable Co MA

Daughter of Giles Hopkins and Katherine (Whelden) Hopkins

Sister of Stephen Hopkins, John Hopkins, Abigail (Hopkins) Merrick, Deborah (Hopkins) Cooke, Caleb Hopkins, Ruth Hopkins, Joshua Hopkins, William Hopkins and Elizabeth Hopkins

Wife of Samuel Smith — married 3 Jan 1665 in Eastham, Massachusetts

Mother of Unnamed Smith, Samuel Smith, Mary Smith, Joseph Smith, John Smith, Grace Smith and Rebecca Smith

Died 2 Jul 1700 in Eastham, Barnstable Co MA Profile managers: Katherine Patterson [send private message] and Merry Ann Palmer [send private message] Hopkins-54 created 11 Jun 2010 | Last modified 19 Aug 2016 | Last edit: 19 Aug 2016

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Mary (Hopkins) Smith was the daughter of Giles Hopkins and Katherine Whelden.


See also:

New Englanders in Nova Scotia (subscription) compiled by Fred E Crowell, c1938. Page 50 says she died two days before her husband, March 20, 1696-7 in Eastham, Massachusetts Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915 Ferris, Mary W. Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines: A Memorial Volume Containing the American Ancestry of Rufus R. Dawes, Volume 1, published online by, The Generations Network, Inc., Provo, UT, 2005; original book privately printed, 1943. DeForest, L. Effingham and Anne Lawrence DeForest, Moore and Allied Families: The Ancestry of William Henry Moore, published online by, The Generations Network, Inc., Provo, UT., 2005; original publisher: The DeForest Publishing Company, N.Y., N.Y., 1938. Austin, John D., Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Volume 6, Family of Stephen Hopkins, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA., 1992, Vol. 6 p. 26. Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Edmund West, comp., Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Caleb H. Johnson, The Mayflower and her passengers (Indiana:Xlibris Corp., Caleb Johnson, 2006) "Mayflower Families Through Five Generations", Volume six, "Hopkins", Published by General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1992. Acknowledgments

Thank you to Stacy x and Kitty Smith for contributions to this profile. This person was created through the import of 124-DeCoursey.ged on 13 September 2010.

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Mary Hopkins. Born in Nov 1640 in Yarmouth, MA.156,73 Mary died on 2 Jul 1700 in Eastham, MA.24

Children of Samuel and Mary (Hopkins) Smith:

   i. a son, b. & d. Mar 1667;
   ii. Samuel Smith:, b. 26 May 1668, d. 22 Sep 1692;
   iii. Mary Smith:, b. 3 Jan 1669;
   iv. Joseph Smith:, b. 10 Apr 1671, d. 22 Sep1692;
   v. John Smith:, b. 26 May 1673;
   vi. Grace Smith:, b. 5 Sep 1676, d. 1 Dec 1691; and
   vii. Rebecca Smith:, b. 10 Dec 1678.206

On 3 Jan 1665[/6] Mary married Samuel Smith, son of Ralph Smith (ca 1613-14 Sep 1685) & Grace [Smith], in Eastham, MA.156 Born ca 1641. Samuel was baptized in Hingham, MA, on 11 Jul 1641.33 Samuel died on 22 Mar 1696/7 in Eastham, MA.156

Samuel was a farmer and a large landholder. He also owned 400 acres at Orleans. He owned two farms at Chatham and a house at Eastham.206

Their children include:

15195 i. Samuel Smith (26 May 1668-22 Sep 1692)

15196 ii. Mary Smith (3 Dec 1669-ca 1738)

15197 iii. John Smith (26 May 1673-25 Feb 1717)

GILES3 HOPKINS (STEPHEN2, STEPHEN1) was born Abt. 1609 in England, and died Abt. 1690 in Eastham, MA. He married CATHERINE WELDON October 9, 1639 in Plymouth, MA, daughter of GABRIEL WELDON. She was born Abt. 1618 in England, and died Abt. 1688 in Eastham, MA.


Giles (Gyles) Hopkins cane on the ship Mayflower with his family. He volunteered with his father and brother, Caleb to go up against the Pequot Indians in 1637. He moved from Plymouth to Yarmouth in late 1638 or early 1639 and probably met his wife there. They occupied the first house traditionally built by the English on Cape Cod below Sandwich.

Giles took the oath of fidelity at Yarmouth and was named a surveyor of highways, March 7, 1642/3.

He was conveyed 100 acres by his brother, Caleb on October 28, 1644. He moved to Eastham, where he served as highway surveyor in 1660, 1662, and 1671.

His will was dated January 19, 1682, and a codicil, dated March 5, 1688 were admitted to probate April 16, 1690. Will of Gyles Hopkins- To all Christian people to whome these presents shall com know ye that I Giles Hopkins of Eastham being sick and weak of Body and yet of perfit memory do declare this as my Last will and Testament on this ninteenth day of January in ye year of our Lord 1682.

I bequeath my Body to ye grave in decent burial when this Temporal Life of mine shall have an end and my soul to god that gave it in hopes of a blessed Resurection at ye Last day.

2ly my will is that my son Stephen Hopkins shall possess and Injoy all my Upland and meadow Lying and being at Satuckit that is to say all my upland and meadow on ye southerly side of ye bounds of ye Towne of eastham that is to say all my Right and title Intrest and claime to all those Lands from ye head of Namescakit to ye southermost part of ye long pond where mannomoyet cart way goes over to Satuckit and from thence to ye head of manomoyet river and so as our Line shall run over to ye south sea all ye Lands between thos bounds and ye westermost bounds of ye purchesers at satuckit river all these Lands I give Unto my son Stephen Hopkins and to his heirs forever: and half my stock of cattill for and in consideration of ye above sd Land and half stock of cattel my will is that after my decease my son Stephen Hopkins shall take ye care and oversight and maintaine my son William Hopkins during his natural Life in a comfortable decent manner.

3ly my will is that all my Lands at Palmet both purchesed and unpurchesed both meadows and upland and all my Lands at Pochet and my third part of Samsons neck and what other Lands shall fall unto me as a purcheser from ye fore mentioned Bounds of my son Stephen Hopkinses Lands and potanomacot all these fore specified Lands I give unto my sons Caleb and Joshua Hopkins to be equaly devided between them: further my will is that if either of my sons Joshua or Caleb Hopkins dye having no Issew that then these Lands which I have given them to be equally devided between them fall to him that surviveth.

4ly. I give unto my wife Catorne Hopkins and to my son William Hopkins the improvment of too acres of meadow Lying at ye head of Rock Harbor during my wifes Life and ye one half of that too acres I give Unto my son william during his Life and after ye decease of and after ye decease of my wife and son william I do give this above sd too acres of meadow to my son Joshua Hopkins and his heirs forever: as also after my decease I give Unto my son Joshua Hopkins a parcel of meadow Lying at ye mouth of Rock Harbor according to ye bounds thereof specified in ye Towne Records of Lands: it I give unto my son Caleb Hopkins a parcel of meadow Lying at Little Nameskeket according to ye bounds thereof specified in ye Towne Book of Records of Lands.

It. I give unto my wife my now dwelling House and halfe my Land and halfe my orchard that is by my house: by Land I mean half my Land that is about my house both fenced and Unfenced during my wifes natural Life, and then ye above sd housing and Lands to fall unto my son Joshua Hopkins; the other half of my Land and orchard I give to my son Joshua Hopkins after my death that is to say ye other half of my Lands Liying about my house.

It. I give unto my son Caleb Hopkins one pair of plow Irons.

It. I give Unto my son Joshua Hopkins one payer of plow Irons.

It. I give Unto my son Joshua Hopkins my carte and wheels.

It. I give unto my wife ye other half of my stock and moveables I say to my wife and my son William or what parse of ye moveables my wife shall see cause to bestow on my son William Hopkins.

It. I do appoint my son Stephen Hopkins to be my true and Lawful executor of this my Last will and testament to pay what is payable and Receive what is due.

And to ye truth and verity hereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal ye day and year above written.

Signed and sealed in presence of us, ye mark of Jonathan Sparrow. Giles Hopkins (seal) Samuel Knowles. Jonathan Sparrow and Samuel Knowles witnesses to this will made oath in Court ye: 16 th: of April 1690 that they saw ye above sd Giles Hopkins signe seal and declare this to be his Last will and Testament.

Attest Joseph Lothrop. Clerk.

I ye above sd Giles Hopkins do declare where as by ye providence of God my Life has been prolonged unto me and by Reason of age and disabillity of Body Lam Incapatiated to provide for my owne support and my wifes, my will further is that my son Stephen Hopkins from this time and forward shall possess and Injoy all my stock and moveable estate provided he take effectual care for mine and my wifes Comfortable Support during our natural Lives witness my hand and seal this fifth day of march 1688/9.

Witness Mark Snow Giles Hopkins (seal) Jonath Sparrow

The within mentioned Mark Snow and Jonathan Sparrow made oath in Court April ye: 16 : 1690 that they saw Giles Hopkins within mentioned signe seal and declare ye latter part of this will within mentioned to be his Last will and Testament. Attest. Joseph Lothrop, Clerk.

Duly Compared with the original and entered April ye: 22 : 1690. Attest. Joseph Lothrop, Recorder.


Name also spelled Katherine Wheldon.


Marriage: October 9, 1639, Plymouth, MA


5. i. MARY4 HOPKINS, b. November 1640, Yarmouth, MA; d. July 2, 1700, Eastham, MA.

6. ii. STEPHEN HOPKINS, b. September 1642, Yarmouth, MA; d. October 10, 1718, Harwich, MA.

iii. JOHN HOPKINS, b. 1643, Yarmouth, MA; d. Unknown, Died young, 3 months old..

7. iv. ABIGAIL HOPKINS, b. October 1644; d. Unknown.

8. v. DEBORAH HOPKINS, b. June 1648, Eastham, MA; d. Bet. February 28, 1686 - December 1727, Eastham, MA.

9. vi. CALEB HOPKINS, b. Abt. January 1649, Eastham, MA; d. Bef. May 22, 1728, Truro, MA.

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.


Burial: Unknown, Orleans, MA


Marriage: May 26, 1681, Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA

10. viii. JOSHUA HOPKINS, b. June 1657, Eastham, MA; d. Unknown, Eastham, MA.

ix. WILLIAM HOPKINS, b. January 9, 1660, Eastham, MA; d. 1718, Shelter Island, NY; m. REBECCA HAVENS; d. Unknown.

x. ELIZABETH HOPKINS, b. November 1664, Eastham, MA; d. December 1664, Eastham, MA.


. Her custody given aft Nov 30, 1644 to Richard Sparrow. Died unmarried.

 Giles Hopkins  was baptized on 30 January 1607/08 at Hurley, Hampshire, England. He was the son of Stephen and Elizabeth Hopkins. He came to Plymouth Colony with his father on the Mayflower in 1620. Giles was married on 9 October 1639 at Plymouth to Catherine (or Catorne) Whelden .

In 1637, Giles volunteered to go with his father and brother, Caleb, to fight against the Pequot Indians in 1637. By early 1639, he had moved from Plymouth to Yarmouth on Cape Cod. He and Catherine lived in the first house built by the English on Cape Cod south of Sandwich. Giles was made a surveyor of Highways in Yarmouth in 1643. He moved to Eastham on the Cape in 1644 where he also served as highway surveyor.

Giles signed a will on 19 January 1682 and also a codicil to the will dated 5 March 1688/89. His will was admitted to probate 16 April 1690.

Children of Giles and Catherine (Whelden) Hopkins:

  1. Mary Hopkins , b. Nov. 1640. Marr. 3 Jan 1665/66, Samuel Smith . Died at Eastham, 22 Mar 1696/97.
  2. Stephen Hopkins , b. Sept 1642. Marr. #1, 22 May 1667, Mary Merrick ; #2, April 1701, Bethia (Linnell) Atkins . Died at Harwich, 10 Oct 1718.
  3. John Hopkins , b. 1643. Died at age 3 months.
  4. Abigail Hopkins , b. Oct 1644. Marr. at Eastham, 23 May 1667, William Merrick .
  5. Deborah Hopkins , b. June 1648.
  6. Caleb Hopkins , b. Jan 1650/51.
  7. Ruth Hopkins , b. Jun 1653. May have been the wife of Samuel Mayo , marr. at Eastham 26 May 1681. Died 29 Oct 1738.
  8. Joshua Hopkins , b. Jun 1657.
  9. William Hopkins , b. 9 Jan 1660. Was unmarried. Died aft. 5 Mar 1688/89.
 10. Elizabeth Hopkins , b. Nov 1663. Died at age 1 month. 
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Mary Smith's Timeline

November 1, 1640
Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
March 1667
Age 26
Eastham, Barnstable, MA
May 26, 1668
Age 27
Eastham, Barnstable, MA
January 3, 1669
Age 28
Eastham, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
April 10, 1671
Age 30
Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA
May 26, 1673
Age 32
Eastham, Barnstable, MA, USA
September 5, 1676
Age 35
Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA
December 10, 1678
Age 38
Eastham, Barnstable, MA
Age 37