William Hodgkins, of the Plymouth Colony

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William Hodgkins, Sr.

Birthplace: Holt, Worcester, Worcestershire, England
Death: Died in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Hodgkins and Mrs. Hodgkins
Husband of Ann Hodgkins; Sarah Hodgkins and Ann Hodgkins
Father of William Hodgkins, of Ipswich; Sarah Hodgkins; unknown Hodgkins and Samuel Hodgkins
Brother of Elizabeth Willis

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About William Hodgkins, of the Plymouth Colony

From Hodgkins Family of Hancock, Maine:

"From the evidence it seems evident that two different individuals, William Hodgkins and William Hoskins, existed in Plymouth, Mass., but the variant spellings make it difficult assessing certain specific events from one individual or the other. ..."

"William Hodgkins arrived from England with his two children, William born in 1622 -- possibly the William recorded as having been baptized in St. Giles, Cripplegate, London on Oct. 27, 1622 -- and Sarah Hodgkins."


Charles Henry Pope's "Pioneers of Massachusetts":


Mr. William, planter, Plymouth, frm. 1634, juryman 1636. Propr. He m. Nov. 2, 1636, Sarah Cushman. He m. # 2, 21 Dec. 1638, Ann Hynes. Rem. to Ipswich about 1641. He deposed Sept. 29, 1691, age about 69 years; had occupied beach privileges fifty years. Placed his dau. Sarah with Thomas and Winnifride Whitney 2 Jan. 1643, to remain till 20 years of age. Wife Ann deposed 2 March 1641; had lived before marriage at the house of Mr. Derby, father of John and Richard D.


  1. Ch. ___b/ 30 Nov. 1647,
  2. Samuel, b. 8 Aug. 1654.

From Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Volume 4 (Google eBook) William Richard Cutter Lewis historical publishing Company, 1908 - Middlesex County (Mass.). Page 1434:

(i) William Hodgkins, the HODGKINS immigrant ancestor, was born in England, as early as 1590-1600. He came to Plymouth, New England, among the early settlers and was admitted a freeman several years afterward, in 1634, and served as juryman in 1636.

His first wife may have died in England. He married (second), December 21, 1638, at Plymouth, Ann Hynes. Hodgkins removed to Ipswich about 1641. His wife, Ann, deposed March 2, 1641, that she had lived before marriage at the house of Mr. Derby, father of John and Richard Derby.

Hodgkins placed his daughter Sarah with Thomas and Winifred Whitney, January 2, 1643, to remain until twenty years of age.

Children of his first marriage:

  • 1 . William, mentioned below.
  • 2. Sarah, mentioned above.

Children of the second marriage:

  • 3. Child, born at Ipswich, November 30, 1647.
  • 4- Samuel, born August 8, 1654
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William Hodgkins, of the Plymouth Colony's Timeline

December 20, 1590
Worcester, Worcestershire, England
October 27, 1622
Age 31
London, Middlesex, England
Age 33
November 30, 1647
Age 56
Ipswich, Essex , Massachusetts
August 8, 1654
Age 64
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts
Age 63
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts