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.
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 Ancestry.com, The Generations Network, Inc., Provo, UT, 2005; original book privately printed, 1943.
"The Truth about the Pilgrims" by Francis R. Stoddard
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.