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Constance Hopkins was born 11 May 1605 in Hampshire, England, United Kingdom to Stephen Hopkins (1581-1644) and Mary Kent (c1582-1613) and died 25 November 1677 Eastham, Massachusetts, United States of unspecified causes. She married Nicholas Snow (1599-1676) 1627 in Massachusetts, United States.


Biography[]

Memorial for Constance Hopkins at Eastham MA.

Constance Hopkins, sometimes listed as Constanta, was probably born in Hursley, Hampshire, England. Constance was the second daughter of Stephen Hopkins, by his first wife, Mary. Some believe she was named in honor of Constance (Marline) Hopkins. Constance, at the age of fourteen, along with her father and his second wife Elizabeth (Fisher), accompanied by brother Giles, half-sister Damaris as well as two servants by the name of Edward Doty and Edward Lester were passengers on the Mayflower on its journey to the New World in 1620 to Plymouth Colony. Along the way her half-brother Oceanus was born, the only child born on the Mayflower journey. Her headstone marker, placed in 1966 by descendants, states in part “Wife of Nicholas Snow, Eastham’s first town clerk 1646 – 1662”.

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Constance married Nicholas Snow (1599-1676), sometime before the Division of Cattle which occurred May 22, 1627. Nicholas came to Plymouth on board the ship Anne in 1623 and was made a freeman at Plymouth in 1633. The inventory of Nicholas Snow's estate made at his death lists a wide variety of cooper's and carpenter's tools; this may indicate his trade. He was town clerk at Eastham and held several other local government offices.

According to Governor William Bradford, who wrote between March 6 and April 3, 1651:

“Constanta is also married, and hath 12 children all of them living, and one of them married”.




Children


Offspring of Nicholas Snow (1599-1676) and Constance Hopkins
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mark Snow (1828-)
Mary Snow (1630-1704) 14 December 1630 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 28 April 1704 Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Thomas Paine (1613-1706)
Sarah Snow (1632-)
Joseph Snow (1634-) 24 November 1634 Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States 3 January 1723 Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States Mary Higgins (1652-1721)
Stephen Snow (1636-1705) 10 August 1636 Plymouth County, Massachusetts 17 December 1705 Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Susanna Deane (1634-1676)
Mary Cottle (1653-1706)
John Snow (1638-1692) 16 September 1638 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 3 April 1692 Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Mary Tyant (1636-)
Mary Smalley (1647-1703)
Elizabeth Snow (1640-)
Jabez Snow (1642-)
Ruth Snow (1644-)
Constance Snow (-)
Unnamed Snow (-)
Anthony Snow (-)



Siblings[]


Offspring of Stephen Hopkins (1581-1644) and Mary Kent (c1582-1613)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Elizabeth Hopkins (1604-1615) 13 March 1604 Hursley, Hampshire, England 12 May 1615 Hursley, Hampshire, England
Constance Hopkins (1605-1677) 11 May 1605 Hampshire, England, United Kingdom 25 November 1677 Eastham, Massachusetts, United States Nicholas Snow (1599-1676)
Giles Hopkins (1607-1690) 1607 Hursley, Hampshire, England 26 April 1689 Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Catherine Whelden (1617-1689)


Offspring of Stephen Hopkins (1581-1644) and Elizabeth Fisher (1596-1638)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Damaris Hopkins (1618-1627) 1618 England May 1627 Plymouth Colony, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Oceanus Hopkins (1620-1627) October 1620 Atlantic Ocean, Mayflower 1627 Plymouth Colony, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Caleb Hopkins (1622-bef1651) 1623 Plymouth Colony, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 1651 Barbados
Deborah Hopkins (1625-1666) 1625 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 1666 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Andrew Ring (1617-1693)
Damaris Hopkins (1628-1669) 22 May 1627 Plymouth Colony, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 18 November 1669 Plymouth Colony, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Jacob Cooke (1618-1675)
Ruth Hopkins (1630-1651) 1630 Plymouth Colony, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, 1651 April 1651 Plymouth Colony, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Elizabeth Hopkins (1632-bef1659) 1632 Plymouth Colony, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 1659 Plymouth Colony, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts


Vital Records[]

Old Cove Burial Ground[]

National Monument to the Forefathers

Cove Burying Ground is an historic cemetery located in Eastham, Massachusetts. It is Eastham's oldest cemetery, dating to c. 1646. It is notable as the final resting place for several Mayflower pilgrims.

Pilgrim Monument[]

National Monument to the Forefathers, commemorates the Mayflower Pilgrims, (including this person) who came to Plymouth Colony in 1620 on the Mayflower. Dedicated on August 1, 1889, it is thought to be the world's largest solid granite monument. Located on an 11 acre hilltop site on Allerton Street in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

References[]

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  • 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.
  • History of Cape Cod by Frederick Freeman (2 Vol, 1600+ pages, Publ 2017) - The Annals of Barnstable County, and of Its Several Towns, State of the art technology restores many rare local records and histories.
  • History of Cape Cod by Frederick Freeman (2 Vol, 1600+ pages, Publ 2017) - The Annals of Barnstable County, and of Its Several Towns, State of the art technology restores many rare local records and histories.
  • MainTour Plymouth Colony]


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