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Deborah (Hopkins) Ring (abt. 1624 - bef. 1674)

Deborah "Debra" Ring formerly Hopkins
Born about in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, New Englandmap
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Wife of — married 23 Apr 1646 in Plymouth, Plymouth Colonymap
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Died before before about age 50 in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, New Englandmap
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Deborah Hopkins was born about 1624-5 in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, the daughter of Steven and Elizabeth (Fisher) Hopkins, passengers on the Mayflower.[1] She was named in her father's June 1644 will and her portion of his estate was defined in October 1644.[2][3] In these documents she was named first in the list of his daughters, suggesting she was the eldest of his female children.[1]

She married Andrew Ring on 23 April 1646 at Plymouth.[4] Andrew was the son of William and Mary (Durrant?) Ring, born about 1618 in Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.[5] He survived Deborah and probably married a second time about 1674 to widow Lettice (Kempton) Morton, the widow of John Morton. Andrew died on 22 February 1692/3 (not 1693/4) in Plymouth.[5]

Deborah died probably before 1674 when her husband seems to have remarried.[1][5]

Andrew Ring's will, dated 14 December 1691 and proved 22 March 1692/3, named elder son William; son Eliezer; grandson John Mayo (child of daughter Eliabeth, late of Eastham, deceased); granddaughters (unnamed, daughters of Elizabeth Mayo); grandson Andrew Ring (son of Eliezer); daughter Mary Morton and her daughter Mary Morton; daughters Deborah and Susannah (no surnames).[6]

The children of Andrew and Deborah (Hopkins) Ring were born Plymouth:[1]

  1. Elizabeth Ring, b. 19 Apr 1652.
  2. William Ring, b. ca. 1653.
  3. Eleazer Ring.
  4. Mary Ring, b. ca. 1658.
  5. Deborah Ring, alive in 1691.
  6. Susanna Ring, alive in 1691. Possibly the woman of that given name who mar. William Walker.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Austin, John D., Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Stephen Hopkins, Vol. 6 (Plymouth, MA: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2001 [3rd edition]), pp. 5, 9-10.
  2. Simmons, C.H., Jr. ed., Plymouth Colony records (Camden, Maine : Picton Press, 1996), Vol. 1:137-9. Borrow on
  3. Bowman, George Ernest, "The Portions of Stephen Hopkins' Daughters, and the Estate of Elizabeth2 Hopkins," Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 4:114-119
  4. Bowman, "Plymouth Colony Vital Records," MD Vol. 13:86.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III. (Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010), (Originally Published as: New England Historic Genealogical Society. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III, 3 vols., 1995). Page 1587, "Mary Ring." ($), citing Plymouth Church Records 275; MD 4:193; PCR 2:130; TAG 42:203.
  6. "Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Records, 1633-1967," images, FamilySearch ( : 20 March 2023), Probate records 1686-1702 and 1849-1867 vol 1-1F > image 88-89 of 490; State Archives, Boston.
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I'm planning to update this profile using the sources from the Hopkins "silver book" if there are no objections.
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
Update complete. Let me know if you spot any typos or have additional sources to add more to her story.
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
I've been trying to locate the source references for Deborah Ring Hopkins in the Ferris book and have been unable to find it. Can you tell me on what page you found reference to her? Thank you.
posted by Darlene (Scott) Kerr

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