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Damaris Hopkins (bef. 1618 - aft. 1627)

Damaris Hopkins
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Damaris Hopkins was the first daughter named Damaris born to Stephen Hopkins and his wife Elizabeth. She was a passenger on the "Mayflower". She was not the same person as the Damaris Hopkins Wiki-ID Hopkins-11. This Damaris died young.


Damaris Hopkins was born in England in 1618/19, the daughter of Stephen Hopkins and Elizabeth (Fisher) Hopkins.[1] The marriage of her parents was recorded in Whitechapel, London, England, so she was perhaps born near there.

Damaris came on the Mayflower with her parents and was alive in the Plymouth Colony, New England, in 1627 but she was probably the daughter reported by Gov. Bradford to have "dyed here."[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 John D. Austin, Stephen Hopkins of the Mayflower and his Descendants Through Five Generations;" (Second Edition, Plymouth, Mass., General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1995), page 7

See also:

  • Ferris, Mary W., Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines, Volume 2,"Gates and Allied Families"' (privately printed, 1931), page 448
  • Robert Charles Anderson, "Stephen Hopkins", The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Vol II ( Boston, New England Historic Genelogical Society 1995} page 988 (subscription required
  • Caleb H. Johnson, "The Mayflower and her passengers" (Indiana:Xlibris Corp., Caleb Johnson, 2006).
  • Caleb Johnson's, "Damaris Hopkins"
  • Leon Clark Hills - Two Volumes in one. "History and Genealogy of the Mayflower Planters and First Comers to Ye Olde Colonie;" Reprint, Clearfield Company; Baltimore, 1990; Book.
  • 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.
  • John D. Austin, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Vol 6, Stephen Hopkins, Plymouth, Mass.: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2001 [3rd edition], Page 5.

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For this particular Damaris Hopkins, the Pane-Joyce Genealogy is unsourced so we'll avoid it.
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
This free source with Ancient Arnold Family Records was used by the NEHGR SOCIETY in 1879.. has some Hopkins marriages.

posted by Anne X
edited by Anne X
I don't think that's applicable here, This child died young.
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
Recommend changing the birth location to just "England" unless someone has a source for Whitechapel or London; Austin and Johnson both just say England.
posted by Stuart Bloom
Please add me to the trusted list for this profile. Thank You, John.
posted by Anonymous Vickery
Hopkins-5548 & Hopkins-7 are ready for merger. TY
posted by Anonymous Vickery
Hopkins-5548 and Hopkins-7 appear to represent the same person because: ready to merge
posted by Anonymous Vickery
The note says do not merge with Hopkins-7 but it doesn't say why. Stephen Hopkins and Elizabeth Fisher had two daughters named Damaris. The first died in 1627 at the age of 9 (Hopkins-7). A sister was born in 1628 and she was named Damaris too (Hopkins 11).
posted by Leila (Phelps) Schutz
Hopkins-7 and Hopkins-4403 appear to represent the same person because: Same parents, same dates. Please merge. Thanks.
posted by Vic Watt

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