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Stephen Hopkins

Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
Death: October 10, 1718 (76)
Harwich, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Giles Hopkins, "Mayflower" Passenger and Catherine "Catorne" Hopkins
Husband of Mary Hopkins and Bethiah Hopkins
Father of Elizabeth Hopkins; Stephen Hopkins; Ruth Hopkins; Judah Hopkins; Samuel Hopkins and 4 others
Brother of Mary Smith; John Hopkins, II; Abigail Merrick (Hopkins); Deborah Cooke; Caleb Hopkins, Sr. and 4 others

Occupation: Surveyor
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About Stephen Hopkins

Stephen Hopkins was the son Giles Hopkins, "Mayflower" Passenger and Catherine "Catorne" Whelden. He was born in Sep 1642 in Yarmouth, MA.156,73 Stephen died on 10 Oct 1718 in Harwich, MA.55

Stephen removed to Harwich, now Brewster, and settled, having all his father’s possessions there.55

On 23 May 1667 Stephen first married Mary Merrick, daughter of William Merrick (ca 1602-3 Dec 1686) & Rebecca Tracy (say 1625-3 Dec 1686), in Eastham, MA.156,3 Born on 4 Nov 1650 in Eastham, MA.3,156 Mary died in Harwich, MA, on 15 Apr 1692; she was 41.

Children of Stephen and Mary (Merrick) Hopkins, born at Eastham:

  • i. Elizabeth Hopkins, b. last week in Jun 16683;
  • ii. Stephen Hopkins, b. 15 Jul 16703;
  • iii. Ruth Hopkins, b. about the beginning of Nov 1674;
  • iv. Judah Hopkins, b. about the middle of Jan 1677;
  • v. Samuel Hopkins, b. the middle of Mar 1682;
  • vi. Nathaniel Hopkins, b. about the middle of Mar 1684;
  • vii. Joseph Hopkins, b. 1688;
  • viii. Benjamin Hopkins, b. middle of Feb 1690; and
  • ix. Mary Hopkins, b 15 Apr 1692.156

On 9 Apr 1701 Stephen second married Bethiah Linnell, daughter of Robert Linnell (-27 Jan 1662/3) & Peninah Howes, in Eastham, MA.156 Born ca 1640/1 in Barnstable, MA. Bethiah was baptized in Barnstable, MA, on 7 Feb 1641.24 Bethiah died on 25 Mar 1726 in Harwich.24

Stephen was a freeman in Eastham, MA in 1683. He moved to Harwich, MA sometime before 1701 and died 10 October 1718 at Brewster, Barnstable County, MA. at age 76. He was named in the will of his grandfather, Stephen Hopkins of the Mayflower.


Signers of the Mayflower compact By Annie Arnoux Haxtun Pg. 31





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Stephen Hopkins's Timeline

December 22, 1609
St. Stephen, London, England
December 22, 1609
St. Stephen, London, England
September 9, 1642
Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
June 30, 1668
Age 25
Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
July 15, 1670
Age 27
Eastham, Massachusetts, United States
November 2, 1674
Age 32
Eastham, Massachusetts, United States
January 16, 1676
Age 33
Eastham, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
Age 39
Eastham, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
March 16, 1684
Age 41
Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts