William Hopkins, of Roxbury

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William Hopkins

Birthdate: (63)
Birthplace: Probably, England
Death: November 5, 1688 (59-67)
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of unknown Hopkins and unknown Hopkins
Husband of Hannah Hopkins
Father of Hannah Goss (Hopkins); William Hopkins; Joseph Hopkins; Abigail Field (Hopkins); Bethia Davis and 1 other

Occupation: Gravedigger
Managed by: Dennis Harold Cloukey
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About William Hopkins, of Roxbury

WILLIAM1 HOPKINS was born Abt. 1625 in ?England, and died 28 Apr 1688 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Mass.


  1. HANNAH ANDREWS 1655, daughter of THOMAS ANDREWS and ANN UNKNOWN. She was born 23 Jun 1639 in Dorchester, Suffoll, Ma, and died 05 Jan 1678 in Roxbury, Suffolk, MA.


  1. HANNAH2 HOPKINS, b. 03 Jan 1657, Roxbury, Suffolk, MA; d. 1692, Jamaica, West Indies.
  2. THOMAS HOPKINS, b. Abt. 1660; d. 21 Apr 1676, Sudbury. Notes for THOMAS HOPKINS: Killed by Indian's April 21, 1676, under command of Capt. Samuel Wadsworth. page 75 Colonial Hopkins and Families Thomas Hopkins was in garrison in Marlborough 24 Apr 1676. (Bodge:op cit.p 217)
  3. WILLIAM HOPKINS, b. 06 May 1660, Roxwell, Chelmsford, Essex, England; d. 1676, North Hampton, MA. Notes for WILLIAM HOPKINS: Was a soldier at Northampton under Capt. Turner and was killed my Indians in 1676.
  4. MARY HOPKINS, b. Abt. 1661; d. 1678, Roxwell, Chelmsford, Essex, England. Notes for MARY HOPKINS: Died of Smallpox
  5. SAMUEL HOPKINS, b. Abt. 1663; d. Mar 1732, South Kingston, Rhode Island.
  6. MARGARET HOPKINS, b. 18 Feb 1666, Roxbury, Suffolk, MA. Notes for MARGARET HOPKINS: Went to live with Philip and Hannah Goss in Boston from Roxbury on 27 August 1683.
  7. JOSEPH HOPKINS, SR., b. 08 Mar 1667, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachuetts; d. 15 May 1735, E. Greenwich, Rhode Island.
  8. ELIZABETH HOPKINS, b. Abt. 1669.
  9. ABIGAIL HOPKINS, b. 03 Apr 1672, Rhode Island.
  10. EBENEZER HOPKINS, b. 05 Jul 1674; d. Aug 1674, Roxbury, Rhode Island.
  11. BETHIA HOPKINS, b. 05 Dec 1675, Rhode Island; m. ICNABOD DAVIS.


This line appears to have started with William Hopkins who first appears in the records of Roxbury, MA,. as a grave digger around 19 January 1656 of which he was paid two shillings for men and winnen graves and children under 10 years of age, he is to have twelve pence per child. pg. 73 Colonial Hopkins and Families, although no record has been found of the marriage, his wife Hannah Andrews, Daughter of Thomas Andrews, Sr. of Dorchester, MA, whose will was written 17 Dec 1667 and proved 4 Aug 1673---Thomas having died May 27, 1673---In this will Thomas named wife Ann, son Thomas and daughter Hannah...legacy was restricted to the children of daughter Hannah, born before the date of the will. William Hopkins put in a caution against the will, but differences were compose.


Arrived in America 1654. NOT a child of Stephen "Mayflower" Hopkins.

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William Hopkins, of Roxbury's Timeline

January 3, 1657
Age 32
Roxbury (within present Boston), Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
November 15, 1663
Age 38
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
March 6, 1664
Age 39
March 8, 1667
Age 42
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Age 47
December 5, 1675
Age 50
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts
November 5, 1688
Age 63
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts