Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v2p461


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    HOPEWELL, THOMAS, Fairfield 1670, had Sarah, b. at Windsor, 31 July
1658; and he d. 17 Aug. 1683.

    HOPKINS, CALEB, Plymouth, s. perhaps youngest, of Stephen the first,
but old eno. to bear arms 1643, d. at Barbados, prob. unm. yet call. "heir
apparent," and made excor. in the will of his f. of 6 June 1644; wh. makes
more remarka. the fact of Giles being elder s. as relat. by Gov. Bradford,
and raises a doubt, whether the f. had not been overruled to injust. by
his sec. w. CALEB, Eastham, s. of Giles of the same, had Caleb,
Nathaniel, Thomas, and Thankful, but by w. or whether
bef. or after his rem. to Truro is not told. He d. 1728. � � EDWARD,
Hartford, came to Boston 1637, with Rev. John Davenport, and Gov.
Theophilus Eaton
(the d. of whose sec. w. Yale, was w. of H.), and went
to Hartford perhaps the same yr. was chos. Assist. in 1639, and Gov.
next yr. and thereafter in alternate yrs. with John Haynes until he
went home in 1652, and even in his absence, thro. hope of his coming,
back, he was again chos. in 1654. He had been, bef. coming hither, "a
Turkey merch. in London," Says Hutch. I. 82, "of good credit and
esteem," yet, tho. a thoro. puritan, he was not a mem. of the Mass.
Comp. in London. But his intimate friend Eaton was one of the most
active. After reach. home, he was soon made a mem. of Oliver's Parliam.
and a commiss. of the Navy, made his will 17 Mar. 1657, and d. soon, in
58th yr. near ten mos. bef. Gov. Eaton, and within two or three days
of his friend, Col. Fenwick. His wid. Ann, d. of David, or Thomas,
Yale, after insanity of over 50 yrs. d. 17 Dec. 1698. The liberal bequest in
fav. of Harv. Coll. did not come to be enjoy. for near fifty-seven
yrs. See large extr. from his will in a note to Winthrop Hist. I. 228-30.
Prob. she had no ch. GILES, Plymouth, eldest s. of Stephen, came with
his f. and mo. in the Mayflower; rem. to Yarmouth, m. Oct. 1639,
Catharine (on rec. spell. as pronounc. Catorne) Wheldon, had Mary, b.
1640; Stephen, Sept. 1642, wh. was of Eastham, and in infan. was nam.
in the will of his gr.f.; John, b. and d. 1643; Abigail, Oct. 1644, m. 23
May 1667, William Merrick; Deborah, June 1648; Caleb, Jan. 1651;
Ruth, June 1653; Joshua, June 1657; William, 9 Jan. 1661, wh. was
infirm in mind; and Elizabeth Nov. 1664, d. soon; and he d. a. 1690. The
last six ch. were b. prob. at Eastham. JOHN, Cambridge 1634, freem. 4
Mar. 1635, rem. to Hartford, was there an orig. propr. the yr. bef. Gov.
Edward, to wh. we kn. not if he were related, d. 1654, leav. wid. Jane,
and ch. Stephen, b. a. 1634; and Bethia a. 1635, as Goodwin presumes.
The wid. m. Nathaniel Ward of Hadley. Bethia m. 27 May 1652,
Samuel Stocking of Middletown; and next, James Steele of
Hartford. JOSEPH, Charlestown, m. 1 Dec. 1686, Ruth Long,
and d. 27 Dec. 1690, aged a. 32. His wid. d. 2 Mar. 1718.
JOSHUA, Eastham, s. of Giles, m. 26 May 1681, Mary, d. of Daniel Cole,
had John, b. 16 Apr. 1683, d. at 16 yrs.; Abigail, 9 Mar. 1686; Elisha,
17 Dec. 1688; Lydia, 1 Apr. 1692; Mary, 20 Jan. 1695; Joshua, 20