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Sarah (Hopcott) Macy (1612 - 1706)

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Sarah Macy formerly Hopcott aka Hopcot, Hopkott
Born in Chilmark Parish, Salisbury, Wiltshire, Englandmap
Daughter of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married in Chilmark Parish, Salisbury, Wiltshire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Nantucket Island, Nantucket, Massachusettsmap
Hopcott-1 created 27 Mar 2011 | Last modified
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This information on Sarah Hopcott's name, being from Chilmark, as well as her birth and death years can be further documented in the book, The Macy Genealogy, by Silvanus Macy, on page 67.

Parents and Birth

Sarah Hopkott was born 1612. Her parents were from Chilmark Co., Wiltshire, England. Sarah died on Nantucket Island in 1706.[1]


Date: 1706
Age: 94[1][2]


Place: Chilmark, Wiltshire, England[1][2]
Place: Salisbury, Massachusetts[1]
Place: Nantucket, Massachusetts[1]. He (Thomas Macy) was prosecuted and fined for allowing four Friends on a journey to take shelter in his house about three quarters of an hour one rainy day, in 1659, as his own letter to the court informs us. It is worthy of note that his grandson and many others of his descendants became Friends. Like Roger Williams, he fled from persecution in Massachusetts. His family were the first white settlers in Nantucket, then under the jurisdiction of New York. Edward Starbuck and Isaac Coleman, a lad 12 years old, accompanied them.[3]


1640: Salem,Massachusetts[1]

Marriage and Issue

Husband: Thomas Macy
Wife: Sarah Hopcott
Marriage Place: England[2]
Date: 9th August 1639[4]
  1. Sarah, born 9 July 1644 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, died in 1645 -1646 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts.[4]
  2. Sarah (1646-1701) m. William Worth (1642-1724)[1] on 11 Apr 1665 in Nantucket, [4]
  3. Mary (1648-1729) m. William Bunkers (1648-1712)[1]
  4. Bethiah (1650-1732) m. Joseph Gardner (1652-1701)[1]
  5. Thomas (1653-1675)[1]
  6. John(1655-1691) m. Deborah Gardner (1658-1712)[1]
  7. Francis, (1657-1658)[4]


Thomas Macy , of Chilmark, Wiltshire, England was made freeman at Newbury, Mass., September 6, 1639.

He was one of the founders of Salisbury, Massachusetts[3]. (named for the shiretown of Wilts). His religious denomination was Baptist, and he preached occasionally. Because of religious persecution, he with nine others, purchased the island of Nantucket in February, 1649, the deed being dated July 2, 1659. Nantucket at that time was under the jurisdiction of New Amsterdam.[4]

He died in Nantucket, April 19, 1682, aged seventy-four years[4], and his widow died in 1706, aged ninety-four years.[2]

LDS Information

LDS Baptism:: 2 Dec 1935
LDS Endowment: 16 Apr 1936


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 The Macy-Colby House Thomas Macy. The Macy-Colby House, 257 Main Street, Amesbury, MA 01913 USA · Phone: 1-978-388-3054 Copyright © 2016 The Macy-Colby House All Rights Reserved • The Macy-Colby House is on the National Register of Historic Places. Accessed 2016 November 19 by amb
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Edward Norris Wentworth, Jr., The Genalogy of Edward Norris Wentworth Junior. Publication: Location: Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA; Date: June 1928. Page: 50-51. Special Project Submitted in Courses in Community Life and Advance Biology at the University High School, University of Chicago
  3. 3.0 3.1 The old families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts ; with some related families of Newbury, Haverhill, Ipswich and Hampton. Accessed 2016 November 20 by amb
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 © 2004 by Michelle Boyd, All rights reserved. Boyd House: Thomas Macy & Sarah Hopcot. Accessed 19 November 2016 by amb

See also:

  • History of Nantucket ... by Alexander Starbuck F72.N257 1969 Macy Family History V.1 by Ralph E. Pearson CS71.M177 1982
  • Findagrave memorial Sarah Hopcott Macy

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On 10 Aug 2016 at 18:00 GMT Kay (Johnson) Wilson wrote:

Hopcott-12 and Hopcott-1 appear to represent the same person because: Please agree to merge these two profiles for the wife of Thomas Macy. I believe the 1682 death date is that of her husband. Thanks!

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