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Caleb Hopkins was born circa 1623 in Plymouth Colony, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts to Stephen Hopkins (1581-1644) and Elizabeth Fisher (1596-1638) and died before 1651 Barbados of unspecified causes.

Research Notes

Caleb Hopkins was born in Plymouth Colony about 1624. He became a seaman and died at Barbados between 1644 and 1651.

Vital Records

Bradfords Passenger List

From Gov Wm Bradfords 1651 record of Mayflower passengers:

Mr. Steven Hopkins, and Elizabeth, his wife, and 2 children, caled Giles, and Constanta, a doughter, both by a former wife, and 2 more by his wife, caled Damaris and Oceanus; that last was borne at sea; and 2 servants caled Edward Doty and Edward Lister.

Mr. Hopkins and his wife are now both dead, but they lived above 20 years in this place, and one sone and 4 doughters borne here. Ther sone became a seaman, and dyed at Barbadoes, one daughter dyed here, and two are maried; one of them hath 2 children; and one of them is yet to mary. So their increase which still survive is 5; But his sone Giles is maried and hath 4 children. His daughter Constanta is also maried and hath 12 children, all of them living, and one of them maried.

Edward Doty and Edward Lister, the servants of Mr Hopkins. Litster, after he was set at liberty, went to Virginia, and ther dyed. But Edward Doty, by a second wife hath 7 children, and both he and they are still living.




  • Here Shall I Die Ashore - The Story of Stephen Hopkins: Bermuda Castaway, Jamestown Survivor, and Mayflower Pilgrim by noted genealogist and early American historian Caleb Johnson. A very exhaustive collection of Family History of this famous English colonist and his descendants.
  • Caleb Johnson, The American Genealogist 73:161-171, “The True English Origins of Stephen Hopkins of the Mayflower”, July 1998. His first wife was not Constance Dudley, though this erroneous name is given by older references.
  • Hopkins in Plymouth County, Massachusetts
  • Caleb Hopkins - disambiguation


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