Giles HOPKINS

Male Abt 1610 - 1690  (~ 78 years)


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  • Name Giles HOPKINS  [1, 2
    • Giles Hopkins was the eldest son of Mr. Stephen Hopkins of Plymouth. He was born in England, and came over with his father's family in the Mayflower in 1620, and with the other members of his father's family survived the first winer's sickness, which swept off so many of that company. Of his boyhood days, but little appears. he appears to have been of a retiring disposition, only forward when duty impelled. When, in 1637, the Pequots, a tribe of brave Indians inhabiting the eastern part of Connecticut, commenced war with the English in that region, and overthrow of the Indians, he, with his father and younger brother Caleb, volunteered to go out in the company in the defense of his Connecticut neighbors, but happily for the company, before ready to go forth, the troops under Captain Mason had "vanquished" the enemy, and the company was not needed. The next year, Mr. Stephen Hopkins having been allowed by the Old Colony court "to erect a house at Mattacheese" now Yarmouth, "to cut hay there" and "to winter his cattle," it is supposed his son Giles was at yarmouth in 1639, and with Hugh Tilley and Nicholas Sympkins, "deposed" to the last will and testament of Peter Warden, the elder, deceased, and also courted and married Catherine Whelden daughter of Gabriel Whelden, who was licensed to build at Mattacheese the year preceding.....

      It would seem that Mr. Hopkins was not a resident of yarmouth in 1643, as his name does not appear in the list of those able to bear arms that year in the township, but evidence is quite conclusive that he was a resident June 6, 1644. At that date his father made his will, and several times speaks of Giles being at yarmouth in charge of the cattle. It is probable he was not enrolled on account of being physically unable to do military duty. In what year he removed to Nausett or Eastham, is not known. He was there in 1650, occupying the position of surveyor of highways, which he subsequently occupied several years..... [1]
    Baptism Between 30 Jan 1607 and 1608  Hursley, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Born Abt 1610  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 05 Mar 1688 and 16 Apr 1690  Eastham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I29599  Main Tree
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2016 

    Father Stephen HOPKINS,   b. Abt 1580, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 06 Jun and 17 Jul 1644 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Unknown ? 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Abt 1605  [2
    Family ID F13544  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Katherine WHELDON,   b. Abt 1615,   d. Aft 05 Mar 1688, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married 09 Oct 1639  Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. Mary HOPKINS,   b. Nov 1640, Yarmouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jul 1700, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)  [Birth]
     2. Stephen HOPKINS,   b. Sep 1642, Yarmouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1718, Harwich, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)  [Birth]
     3. John HOPKINS,   b. 1643, Yarmouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1643  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
     4. Abigail HOPKINS,   b. Oct 1644, Yarmouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +5. Deborah HOPKINS,   b. Jun 1648, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 28 Feb 1686 and 07 Dec 1727  (Age ~ 37 years)  [Birth]
     6. Caleb HOPKINS,   b. Jan 1650/1, Eastham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 22 May 1728  (Age ~ 77 years)  [Birth]
     7. Ruth HOPKINS,   b. Jun 1653, Eastham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     8. Joshua HOPKINS,   b. Jun 1657, Eastham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 14 May 1734 and 31 Aug 1738, Eastham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)  [Birth]
     9. William HOPKINS,   b. 09 Jan 1660/1, Eastham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 05 Mar 1689  (Age > 28 years)  [Birth]
     10. Elizabeth HOPKINS,   b. Nov 1664, Eastham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1664  (Age ~ 0 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F21369  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - Between 30 Jan 1607 and 1608 - Hursley, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1610 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Between 05 Mar 1688 and 16 Apr 1690 - Eastham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S3601] Cape Cod Library of Local History and Genealogy Vol. 1, Leonard H. Smith Jr.

    2. [S02658] Mayflower Increasings 2nd Edition by Susan E. Roser.

    3. [S03682] The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 2009, Vol. 163 October.