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Giles Hopkins was baptized on 30 January 1607 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. 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. He died ten days later.
From Caleb Johnson's Mayflower History It should be noted that the long-standing Constance Dudley myth was disproven in 1998: the Hopkins family of the Mayflower was not from Wortley, Gloucester as had been previously speculated and published From a descendant: Cove Burying Groundthe oldest cemetery in Eastham, MA (Cape Cod) and very historical. Most of the people buried there are related to Mayflower families and were instrumental in the founding of the area. Rest In Peace. Your Descendant.
Married 1. Catherine Wheldon in 1639 at Plymouth 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.
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...
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Giles Hopkins was baptized on 30 January 1607/8 in Hursley, Hampshire, England, to parents Stephen Hopkins and his first wife Mary (Kent?). It should be noted that the long-standing Constance Dudley myth was disproven in 1998: the Hopkins family of the Mayflower was not from Wortley, Gloucester as had been previously speculated and published.
Giles Hopkins was about 12 when he sailed on Mayflower with his father Stephen Hopkins, step-mother Elizabeth, sister Constance, and step-brother Damaris. In 1639, he married Catherine Whelden in Plymouth.
Stephen Hopkins was born in September 1642 at Yarmouth, Barnstable County, MA. (On Cape Cod). He was the son of Giles and Catorne (Wheldon) Hopkins. His father, Giles, came to the Plymouth Colony with his father on the Mayflower. Stephen was married on 23 May 1667 at Eastham, MA to Mary Merrick .
Four or more generations of descendants of Giles Hopkins (1607-1690) if they are properly linked: 1. Giles Hopkins (1607-1690) 2. Deborah Hopkins (1648-1727) 3. Josiah Cooke (1670-1727) 3. Richard Cooke (1672-1754) 3. Elizabeth Cooke (1674-1727) 3. Caleb Cooke (1676-1738) 3. Deborah Cooke (1678-1743) 4. Jonathan Godfrey (1701-1730) 4. Samuel Godfrey (1703-1767) 4. Moses Godfrey (1703-1773) 4 ...
Hopkins came to Plymouth Colony as a boy of about 12 on the Mayflower with his father Stephen, step-mother Elizabeth, sister Constance, and half-sister Damaris. His half-brother Oceanus was born during the passage. Giles is my 11thgreat-grandfather on my Grandmother Mildred (Booth) Rollins’ side of the His name is also spelled Gyles in records.
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Giles Hopkinswas baptized on 30 January 1607/8 in Hursley, Hampshire, England, to parents Stephen Hopkins and his first wife Mary (Kent?). It should be noted that the long-standing Constance Dudley myth was disproven in 1998: the Hopkins family of the Mayflower was not from Wortley, Gloucester as had been previously speculated and published. Giles came with his family on the Mayflower in 1620, at the age of 12. He volunteered for service in the 1637 Pequot War but was not called. He married Catherine Wheldon in 1639 at Plymouth; the family moved shortly thereafter to Yarmouth, living there for about five years before moving on to settle at Eastham, where he died sometime between 1688 and 1690.
On 9 October 1639 he married Catherine Wheldon in Plymouth and had ten children, recorded at Eastham, Plymouth Colony. They moved to Yarmouth and later Easton. Catherine was listed in his will (as "Catorne") but likely died sometime shortly after him. 1. Mary Hopkins (1640-1700) 2. Stephen Hopkins (1642-1718) 3. John Hopkins (1643-1643) 4. Abigail Hopkins (1644-1691) 5. Deborah Hopkins (1648-1727) 6. Caleb Hopkins (1649-1728) 7. Ruth Hopkins (1653-1738) 8. Joshua Hopkins (1657-1738)- md Mary Cole and resided in Eastham MA. Several children. 9. William Hopkins (1660-1728) 10. Elizabeth Hopkins (1664-1664)- infant died after about 1 month in Eastham MA.BAPTISM: 30 January 1607/8 at Hursley, Hampshire, England, (Parish Church) son of Stephen and Mary (Kent?) Hopkins.MARRIAGE: Catherine Whelden on 9 October 1639 at Plymouth.DEATH: Between 5 March 1688/9 and 16 April 1690 at Eastham.Caleb Johnson, The American Genealogist 73:161-171, “The True English Origins of Stephen Hopkins of the Mayflower”, July 1998. His first wife was notConstance Dudley, though this erroneous name is...
- 1607 Hursley, Hampshire, England
- Mary Kent (c1582-1613)
- Stephen Hopkins (1581-1644)
- Mayflower Pilgrim Age 12