Having incorrectly removed Mary Andrews as a wife of William Hopkins which I believed correct at the time (Anne B restored it pending further research) I have researched existing records to sort this out. My early information was wrong.
1/ The Mary (Lewis) Hopkins listed as third wife of William Hopkins is in fact his daughter and the name should be Mary (Hopkins) Lewis. The profile Mary (Hopkins) Lewis as daughter is the correct entry and lineage. Profile Mary (Lewis) Hopkins (Lewis-1404) as it is does not represent a real person and should be merged into Mary (Hopkins) Lewis (Hopkins-405). William Hopkins did not have a third wife.
Error appears to spring from a reference listed as [Manwaring 1:215] in incomplete transcribed documents at Ancestry. A reversal of maiden and married name order in the information appears to have caused a chain reaction in many places.
2/ Mary Hopkins, daughter of William Hopkins was the eldest child b Hartford 6 May 1645 (HaVR 575]. Can someone let me know what that abbreviated citation represents? Thanks.
3/ 2 Sep 1670 a deposition was made regarding "Mary Whitehead the known mother of Mary the wife of Lt William Lewis of Farmington." [Manwaring 1:215]
This third point is followed by the notation, 'Mary, widow of William Hopkins, married as her second husband Richard Whitehead of Windsor.' However the source of this is unclear.
Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700 Pg 808 contains the marriage of Richard Whitehead to Mary Hopkins in Windsor, CT c 1644-45. That date does represent a conflict with existing records of Wm Hopkins in government office capacity in 1647 (see Trumbull Complete History of CT citation in his profile). Some of the information seen various places on Richard Whitehead gives the appearance of possible conflation of two different individuals of the same name but that is not relevant to correcting the wives of William Hopkins-446.
If PGM coordinators are in agreement with these findings I can correct the relevant information on William Hopkins profile and propose the merge of Mary Lewis Hopkins into Mary Hopkins Lewis to correct that lineage error.