|Notes for Constance Hopkins|
|!BIRTH: "Mayflower Descendants and Their Marriages" by J.T. Landers; mentioned in |
father's will; General Society of Mayflower Descendants. "Mayflower Families in Progress"
Plymouth: General Society of Mayflower Descendants. !MARRIAGE: "New England Marriag
es" as noted above p.692.; General Society of Mayflower Descendants, "MFIP", Plymouth.
Stratton, Eugene Aubrey,FASG. "Plymouth Colony Its History and People 1620-1692, Salt
Lake City: Ancestry Publishing, 1986. "Mayflower Descendants and Their Marriages",
J.T.Landers. !DEATH: "Saints and Strangers", George F. Wilson(New York 1945); "New
England Marriages" as noted above p.692; "Mayflower Descendants and Their Marriages" as
above. !Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Vol 6, John D Austin FASG, Publ
ished by General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1992. Sailed to New World as a Pilgrim
on the Mayflower. 258
"Constance, sometimes written Constanta, b. in England ca. 1605; d. in 1670. (Note to Freeman's Cape Cod states that she d. in 1677.) It seems almost positive that she could not have been under 12 years of age when the Mayflower landed in 1620, and she was probably 15." 797
"Governor Bradford wrote bet. 6 March and 3 April 1651 that 'Constanta is also maried, and hath 12 children all of them living, and one of them married.' "441
"Constance in 1627 married Nicholan Snow, who came in the 'Ann' 1623. They had Mark, born 1628." 791
Constance Hopkins Snow is buried in the Old Cove Burying Ground, Eastham, MA. A photo of the stone at her grave (visited by Barbara Fleming in August, 1997) reads:
"Constance Hopkins Snow
Wife of Nicholas Snow, Eastham's
First Town Clerk 1646-1662
Placed by her descendants
"If you visit Pilgrim Hall [Plymouth, MA], you will see the cradle in which Susanna White rocked her son Peregrine, cooking utensils and tableware used by the women of the Alden, Bradford, Fuller and Howland families, a beaver hat worn by Constance Hopkins." 344
"Constance, sometimes written Constanta, b. in England ca. 1605; d. in 1670. (Note to Freeman's Cape Cod states that she d. in 1677.) It seems almost positive that she could not have been under 12 years of age when the Mayflower landed in 1620, and she wasd probably 15. She m. prior to 1628 Nicholas Snow, who came in the Ann in 1623. Governor Bradford says, probably about 1650, 'Constanta is also married and hath 12 children, all of them living, and one of them married'. There is no positive record of all their children." 798
The Hopkins hat is on display at the Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth, MA and was viewed by Barbara Fleming in November, 2003. A bookmark, sold at the Museum, states "Constance Hopkins married Nicholas Snow, who arrived in Plymouth in 1623 on the Anne. The parents of 12, Constance and Nicholas also moved to Nauset in the 1640s. The ownership of this beaver hat is attributed to Constance Hopkins. Steeple-crowned hats were popular for both men and women in the early 17th century." [Photo on file with Barbara Fleming] 799
"In 'A History of Early Orleans,' by Ruth L. Barnard, reference is made to three 'Mayflower' passengers who arrived in Nauset.
Besides Constance (Hopkins) Snow, wife of Nicholas Snow, one of the founders of Eastham, there was Giles Hopkins, brother of Constance, who arrived at Nauset in 1659 . . .These three 'Mayflower Pilgrims' - Constance and Giles Hopkins, living half their lives, and Joseph rogers, living one-third of his life in 'Nosset,' are buried in the Old Cove Cemetery in Eastham. Their graves are now marked by fieldstones with name plaques."
"Constance Hopkins was married to Nicholas Snow and they had 12 children." 800
"The following list of 51 people believed to have been living in December 1621 has been compiled from Eugene A. Stratton and Robert S. Wakefield, 'A Historical Background for Easly Plymouth Colony Genealogical research, Genealogical Journal 13(winter 1984-5): 145-162:
1. John Alden . .
28. Stephen Hopkins
29. Elizabeth Hopkins
30. Constance Hopkins
31. Giles Hopkins
32. Damaris Hopkins
33. Oceanus Hopkins
34. John Howland . . .
39. Priscilla Mullins . . .
44. Elizabeth Tilley . . .
46. Richard Warren . . . "341
"Household possessions [at the Pilgrim Hall Museum] include the Allerton-Cushman carved wooden cup, the Peter Brown tankard, the Howland Family bowl, the Fuller Family salt, the Warren Family porringer, the Cooke-Thomson bown and William Bradford's 1634 silver cup (owned jointly with the Smithsonian). The Loara Standish sampler, the oldest sampler made in America, and the Constance Hopkins beaver hat are among the textiles and wearing apparel in the collections." 801
"In 1651 . . . his daughter Constanta was also married and had 12 children, one of them being married." 796
"Constanta (Constance) b. ; m. at Plymouth between 1623 and June 1, 1627, Nicholas Snow, who came over in the Anne in the latter part of July, 1623, and who d. in Estham Nov. 15, 167. She d. in Eastham about the middle of October, 1677." 796
"The will and inventory were recorded in the Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories, Volume I, folios 61, 62 and 63.
The last Will and Testament of mr Stephen Hopkins exhibited upon the Oathes of mr Willm Bradford and Captaine Miles Standish at the generall Court holden at Plymouth the xxth of August Anno dm 1644 as it followeth in these wordes vixt.
The sixt of June 1644 . . . Also I give and bequeath to my daughter Constance Snow the wyfe of Nicholas Snow my mare . . ." [full text to be entered] 802
"Constant Snow [Daughter of Stephen Hopkins by his first wife] which was the Wife of Nicholas Snow died about the Midle of October in the year 1677' [Eastham Records, Vol. I, Pt. II, p. 40]" 789
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