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Elizabeth (Fisher) Hopkins (abt. 1585 - 1639)

Elizabeth Hopkins formerly Fisher
Born about in London, Middlesex, Englandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 19 Feb 1617 in St. Mary Matfellon, Whitechapel, Middlesex, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, New Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 23 Dec 2008 | Last significant change: 22 Apr 2022
20:36: Daniel Landrum removed a match of Elizabeth (Fisher) Hopkins (abt.1585-1639) and Elizabeth (Fisher) Cope. [Thank Daniel for this | 1 thank-you received]
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Elizabeth (Fisher) Hopkins was a passenger on the Mayflower.
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Born in England, in 1620 Elizabeth (Fisher) Hopkins traveled with her husband, Stephen Hopkins, on the ship "Mayflower" along with her children to the Plymouth Colony in the New World. She gave birth to a son while on the ship. He was named Oceanus Hopkins, born September 6, 1620. He died in Plymouth, New England, in 1626. Elizabeth (Fisher) Hopkins died in Plymouth on February 4, 1639.

Research Notes

mtDNA Results H27

According to the Winter 2019 The Mayflower Quarterly Magazine a proposed matrilineal (all female) line for Elizabeth (Fisher) Hopkins is being researched. This line falls under the H27 haplogroup. We are currently looking for volunteers who are matrilineal descendants of Elizabeth to take a full mtDNA test.


  • Ferris, Mary W. Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines: A Memorial Volume Containing the American Ancestry of Rufus R. Dawes, Volume 1, published online by, The Generations Network, Inc., Provo, UT, 2005; original book privately printed, 1943.
  • Mayflower Families Through Five Generations. Mayflower Society. General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA, 2001 Volume six, "Hopkins"
  • A Munsey-Hopkins Genealogy. Lowell, D.O.S. Boston: Privately Printed, 1920
  • Caleb H. Johnson, The Mayflower and her passengers (Indiana:Xlibris Corp., Caleb Johnson, 2006)
  • Source: S393 Leon Clark Hills - Two Volumes in one Title: History and Genealogy of the Mayflower Planters and First Comers to Ye Olde Colonie reprint, Clearfield Company; Baltimore, 1990.
  • Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation (Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856) p. 448 "8. Mr. Steven Hopkins, & Elizabeth, his wife, and 2. children, caled Giles, and Constanta, a doughter, both by a former wife; and 2. more by this wife, caled Damaris & Oceanus; the last was borne at sea; and 2. servants, called Edward Doty and Edward Litster." " p. 452 (5.)Mr Hopkins and his wife are now both dead, but they lived above 20. years in this place, and had one sone and 4. doughters borne here. Ther sone became a seaman, & dyed at Barbadoes; one daughter dyed here, and 2. are maried; one of them hath 2. children; & one is yet to mary. So their increase which still survive are 5. (4.) But his 4. some Giles is maried, and hath 4. children. (12.) His doughter Constanta is also maried, and hath 12. children, all of them living, and one of them maried.
  • Bradford, William, 1590-1657. Of Plimoth Plantation: manuscript, 1630-1650. State Library of Massachusetts "List of Mayflower Passengers." In Bradford's Hand.

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John Fisher & Benetta Dering are long-shots for parents since they appear to never have left Kent.

Michael Warner: Could you please see if you can get us the exact quote. Francis Cooke had a dau Elizabeth born abt 1611. She would have been 7 at marriage to Mayflower Hopkins. Elizabeth Cooke died young.

Correction for Elizabeth's Fisher's death date. We only have a range. It's agreed she was alive in Feb 1639 and deceased by 6 Jun 1644 when Stephen wrote his will. We don't know what year she died much less the exact date. No records found.

Her birth date is also a guess.

But she's not the mother of Bartholomew and Stephen isn't the father (or of John).

Good reading:

posted by Tish Bucher
According to Davis' _Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families_ (GPC, Co. 1994 p. 326), Elizabeth was the daughter of Francis Cooke. Is it possible that she had been married prior to S. Hopkins, with Fisher being her 1st husband?
posted by Michael Warner
Fisher-2 and Fisher-2278 appear to represent the same person because: Please merge. Thanks.
posted by Vic Watt
Fisher-4148 and Fisher-2 appear to represent the same person because: Please merge. Thanks.
posted by Vic Watt
Could this person's parents be Fisher-884 and Dering-2? Citation:
posted by Amanda Pitts