Unidentified Hopkinses

In researching the William and Katheryn Hopkins family from Southwark, I've come across some Hopkinses I can't identify. They may or may not be related. I'm listing these "stray" Hopkinses below in hopes someone might have researched them and can identify them for me. If you recognize any of these people, please contact me via this link: ahopkins@alum.mit.edu

London and Middlesex

From Boyd's Marriage Index

Groom Surname
Groom Name
Bride Surname
Bride Name
County
Year
Parish
Hopkins
Wm.
Pomfry
Win.
Middlesex
1630
St Martin in the Fields

From St. Martin in the Fields Church Records

John, a son of William and Winifred Hopkins was baptized at St. Martin in the Fields Church on 4 Mar 1632.
A second son, William, was baptized by this couple on 31 Aug 1634. A third son, also William, was baptized on 8/6/1637.
At the same church, a William Hopkins and wife Katherin baptized a daughter Anna on 10/2/1639.
Again, at the same church, a William Hopkins and wife Catherin baptized a son William on 11/24/1669. (See note below.)

A list of the other Hopkins births at St. Martin in the Fields for this time period follows:

Surname
Name
Father
Mother
Date
Hopkins
Thomas
19 Jan 1606
Hopkins
Edward
21 Jun 1607
Hopkins
Mary
Randall
20 Nov 1608
Hopkins
Prisilla
Ran.
20 Feb 1610
Hopkins
Elizabeth
20 Dec 1618
Hopkins
Catherine
Samuel
Ann
20 May 1627
Hopkins
Susan
Samuel
Ann
4 Jan 1629
Hopkins
John
William
Winifred
4 Mar 1632
Hopkins
Martha
Jacob
Margaret
1 Aug 1633
Hopkins
William
William
Winifred
31 Aug 1634
Hopkins
Charles
Jacob
Margaret
6 Sep 1634
Hopkins
Alice
David
Grace
21 Aug 1634

From St. Mary, St. Marylebone Church Records

Groom Surname
Groom Name
Bride Surname
Bride Name
Date
Hopkins
James
Baldwin
Frances Elizabeth
13 May 1799
Hopkins
James
Mobbs
Mary
1 Jun 1783
Hopkins
John
West
Margt.
28 Dec 1671
Hopkins
John
Brown
Mary
26 Mar 1799
Hopkins
John
Allwood
Sarah (widow)
28 Sep 1794
Hopkins
John
Lush
Margaret
3 Mar 1790
Hopkins
Joseph
Broom
Sarah
16 Jun 1776
Hopkins
Silas
Ellison
Ann
3 Jul 1801
Hopkins
Thomas
Cutler
Elizabeth
14 Apr 1788
Hopkins
Thomas
Higginson
Martha
17 Jun 1782
Hopkins
Willm.
Cather.
7 Jan 1668 (see note below)
Hopkinson
Matthew
Rouse
Mary
13 Dec 1768

Note: It's very tempting to think that the William and Catherin who baptized a son William on 11/24/1669 at Martin in the Fields, are the same couple who married at St. Marylebone on 7 Jan 1668, and are also William and Katheryn Hopkins of Southwark.

About 22 months elapsed between these two events, which would be a long time for a first child to wait, but this might not have been the first. Another problem is that William and Katheryn's first son William recorded in the Quaker records was born on 20 Aug 1670. But again, he may not have been their first, just the first entered into the Quaker records.

However, it seems like a long shot to say that these three couples are in fact all the same couple. Some pretty convincing proof needs to be found to justify this tempting theory. (back)

From London & Middlesex QM records:

Surname
Name
Death Date
Age
Cause
Hopkins
Thomas
15d 10m 1674
37
Dropsie and hortise? Ffeaver
Residence: Clerkenwell
Occupatioon: Taylor

Surname
Name
Death Date
Age
Cause
Hopkins
Mary
13d 12m 1683/84
33
Small pox
Residence: Giles in the Fields

Groom Surname
Groom Name
Bride Surname
Bride Name
Groom's Occupation
Wedding Date
Hopkins
John
Turner
Mary
Shipwright
28d 4m 1687
Groom's Residence: Poplar

Surname
Name
Death Date
Age
Cause
Hopkins
Thomas
31d 11m 1699
91
Age
Residence: Martins in the Fields

Surname
Name
Death Date
Age
Cause
Hopkins
Richard
5d 3m (May) 1700
60
Gangreen
Residence: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Buried in Chequer Ally burying ground.

Groom Surname
Groom Name
Bride Surname
Bride Name
Groom's Occupation
Wedding Date
Hopkins
Mathew
Lively
Anna
Scrivinor
1d 9m (Nov) 1705
Note: Mathew's name was often given as Hopkinson.
Groom's Residence: Anns, Westminster
Groom's Father: Thomas Hopkins, dec'd, Apothecary of Olave Jury, London.

Groom Surname
Groom Name
Bride Surname
Bride Name
Groom's Occupation
Wedding Date
Hopkins
Anthony
Lund
Mary
Glover
6d 5m (Mar) 1710
Groom's Residence: Fetter Lane, London
Groom's Father: Daniel Hopkins, Glover, of Shipston upon Stower, Worcester.

Surname
Name
Death Date
Age
Cause
Hopkins
Mary
24d 11m 1715/16
80
Stoppage
Residence: Martins in the Fields

Surname
Name
Death Date
Age
Cause
Father
Hopkins
Jane
18d 11m (Jan) 1722
15
Small Pox
Nathanl:
Residence: James, Clerkenwell

Surname
Name
Death Date
Age
Cause
Hopkins
Daniel
27d 10m 1761
73
the Stone
Occupation: Glazier
Residence: Stepney

I've compiled a list of London and Middlesex Hopkins will and probate references, which I've put into a separate rtf file because of its length. Please click on this link to access it.

Southwark

From Christ Church, Southwark Records

Surname
Name
Father
Mother
Date
Parish
Hopkins
Charles
Charles
Elizabeth
31 Oct 1675
Christ Church, Southwark
Hopkins
Mary
Charles
Elizabeth
28 Aug 1677
Christ Church, Southwark
Hopkins
Donna
Charles
Elizabeth
28 Aug 1677
Christ Church, Southwark
Hopkins
Elizabeth
Charles
Elizabeth
7 Sep 1679
Christ Church, Southwark

This Hopkins family doesn't appear to be related to William's family, and the naming pattern is different. They also live in a different parish.

From London & Middlesex QM Records

Surname
Name
Death Date
Age
Cause
Hopkins
Archelus
2d 1m 1673/4
20
a Surfit
Residence: Georges, Southwark, Servant to Richard Stubbs, a Carpenter.


Groom Surname
Groom Name
Bride Surname
Bride Name
Groom's Occupation
Wedding Date
Hopkins
Benedict
Pratt
Mary
Lath Bender
22d 10m 1674
Groom's Residence: Blackffryers, London.
Witnesses: James Parke, Jasper Batt, Gilbert Hutton, John Potter, Wm: Gibson, John Budd, Wm: Peache, Simon Marshall, John Tubbuck, Wm: Taylor, Timothy Trigg, John Hodgkins, Mathew Roper, Rowland, Price, Tho: May, John Dooblye, ffrancis Little, Rowland Price, John Welch, Hen: Marlaine, Peter Price Jn:, Jno: Read, Ellis Hookes, Henry Hackney, Elizabeth Somerset, Joane Gilbert, Anne Hutson, Ruth Grove, Susanah Dew, Hannah Doggett, Edith Woodrow, Mary Soare, Eliz: Taylor, Elinor White, Eliz: Dallamount, Eliz: Ellwood, Mary Burgopud?

Year
Groom Surname
Groom Name
Bride Surname
Bride Name
1676
Holcroft
Jeremy
Walker
Martha
Wedding Date: 22d 1m 1676
Witnesses: Mary Holcroft, ffrances Walker, Mary Walker, Mary Hopkins and others.
This Mary Hopkins isn't part of William's family. She may be the Mary Hopkins, daughter of William Hopkins of Farthingstone, who married William Lawrence in 1695 at the Bull & Mouth.

Groom Surname
Groom Name
Bride Surname
Bride Name
Groom's Occupation
Wedding Date
Hopkins
William
Warner
Ann
Wollen Draper
11d 1m (Mar) 1696/7
Groom's Residence: Jordans in Gyles Chalfont Parish, Bucks
Groom's Father: William Hopkins, dec'd, Yeoman of Farthingstone, Northamptonshire
Relations at Marriage: IsaacWarner, Ann Warner, Wm. Lawrence, Simon Warner, Mary Lawrence, Hen: Hopkins, Isaac Warner Junr, Jno. Warner, Bridget Russell.
This William Hopkins isn't unknown, but his relationship to my William Hopkins is unknown.

Year
Groom Surname
Groom Name
Bride Surname
Bride Name
1700
Hartley
John
Lewis
Elizabeth
Wedding Date
24d 8m 1700
Witnesses: Geo: Chalkley, Wm: Daile, Thos: Haines, Jno: Gopsill, Jos: Wasey, Jno: Gopsill junr, Robt. Hodgkins, Wm: Tidmarsh, Edwd: Hopkins, Susan Gopsill, Pat: West, Elizth: Grice, Mary Jobson Senr, Amy Parker, Elizth: Wasey, Jane Ward and others.

Edward also isn't a part of the William Hopkins family. William the Younger had a son named Edward, but he was born in 1702.

I've compiled a list of Hopkins marriages in St. George's parish in Southwark. The list is a little long for this page, so I'm providing a link to a separate page in rtf format. This file lists marriages from the early 1600s through the 1680s.


Following is a translation of an entry I found in the PCC Administrations. It is for a William Hopkins, who apparently died in or before 1650.

Prob 6/25 Folio 165, 1650
William Hopkins
On the ninth day [of a month and year specified in an earlier entry] issued forth a commission to Thomas Glover, one of the creditors of William Hopkins, late of the parish of Saint George Southwark deceased, to administer the goods, rights and credits of the said deceased, he being sworn well etc [to administer the same]. [Account to be submitted by the feast of St] Blaise Inventory.


I've composed a list of Hopkins wills and administrations for Southwark and vicinity, which is contained in an rtf file. Please click on this link to access it.


This file was last updated on 8/18/2005.

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