1. Francis COOKE Mayflower(568) emigrated in 1620 from Plymouth Colony, MA.(569) He died on 7 Apr 1663
in Plymouth, MA.(570) His will is made 7/10/1659. He makes his wife Hester and son John executors. It is
witnessed by Howland and Alden. Inventory was taken 1663 by Eph. Tuckham and Wm Crowe. He was born
prob after 1582 in Probably England. (571)(572) (573)(574) As a Mayflower ancestor, Francis Cooke is documented
rather thoroughly in numerous volumes; thus, we leave it to those studies for in-depth information. The recent
volume "Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Vol 12, Francis Cooke, Ralph V. Wood, et all, Picton
Press, 1996, is probably the most comprehensive abstract to date on this Mayflower Family.

 2. Jacob COOKE was born about 1618 in Leyden,Holland. (590)(591)
Rosser: by deposition, MD 2:45 He
emigrated in 1623 from Plymouth, MA. Came with mother Hester in the
Anne. He died Bet 11-18 Dec 1675 in
Plymouth, MA. (592) Will of son, John, Rosser MB&D, Vol 1, p. 316 Two
additonal children are Sarah (possible) born about 1671, and Rebecca
(probably) living 11 December 1675. [Wood P. 55] Parents: Francis
COOKE Mayflower and Hester LE MAHIEU.
He was married to Damaris HOPKINS in 1646.(593) (594) Children
were: Elizabeth COOKE, Caleb
COOK, Jacob, COOKE, Mary COOKE, Martha COOKE, Francis COOKE, Ruth COOKE.

He was married to Elizabeth SHURTLEFF on 18 Nov 1669.(595) (596)

3.    Jacob, COOKE was born on 26 Mar 1653 in Plymouth, MA. (598) He
died on 24 Apr 1747 in Kingston, MA.
(599) Parents: Jacob COOKE and Damaris HOPKINS (see below) Mayflower.
He was married to Lydia MILLER on 29 Dec 1681.(600) Children were:
William COOKE, Lydia COOKE ,
Rebecca COOKE, Jacob COOKE , Margaret COOKE, Josiah COOKE , John COOKE,
Damaris COOKE.

4. Jacob COOKE was born on 16 Jun 1691.(597) Parents: Jacob, COOKE and

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4. Jacob COOKE was born on 16 Jun 1691. Parents: Jacob, COOKE and Lydia
MILLER. He died on 20 Nov 1753 in Mendham, Morris Co. NJ. He was married
to Phebe HALL at Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA on 3 Apr 1716
 (AFN:S9DS-61, FS#recid-19694526; AFN:FKDD-ZH, FS#familyid-4415025;
Children were: Asa Cooke, Jacob Cooke

5. Jacob COOKE was born in 1725 (IGI#20489 says 10 Sep, 1725;
IGI#C510451 says 19 Apr 1725 both agree as to parents) in Plymouth, MA.
Parents: Jacob COOKE and Phebe HALL.
He was married to Phebe LINDLEY in New Jersey on 31 Jul 1751
(ANF:8ZJG-WH, FS#recid7277847)
Children were: Stephen COOK (AFN:2D4X-WS, FS#familyid-2422256;

6. Stephen COOK was born on 29 Mar 1751 at Mendham, Morris Co. NJ. He
died 7 Aug 1820. Parents: Jacob COOKE and Phebe HALL.
He was married at Mount Holly, Burlington Co. NJ on 27 Aug 1775
(FS#recid-1948467) to Sarah MCFARLAND (AFN:1VmFR2; AFN:1VM2-F5B;
FS#familyid-11938432; IGI#471880)
Children were: Rebecca Cook (AFN:2D4X-R4; FS#familyid-254067)

7. Rebecca COOKE was born on 11 July 1779. (IGI#449522,71,4839;
IGI#8315401; IGI#471881; AFN:2D4X-R4; FS#familyid-254067). She died.
Parents: Stephen COOK and Sarah MCFARLAND.
She was married in 1800 to Phileman PIERSON
Children were: Jacob Pierson (AFN:2D4X-NL)

8. Jacob PIERSON was born in 1801 in Ohio. He died in 1851. Parents:
Phileman PIERSON and Rebecca COOKE. He was married in 1820 to Mary WADE.
(AFN:2D4X-NL; FS#familyid-254063; AFN:2D4X-PR; AFN:2D4X-1B)
Children: Clarissa Pierson

9. Clarissa PIERSON was born 2 Oct 1825 in Ohio. She died 16 Oct 1890 in
East Union, Coshocton Co. OH. (AFN:2D4X-1B; FS#familyid-254063).
Parents: Jacob PIERSON and Mary WADE.
Married on 15 Jul 1847 in OH to Daniel BLUE
Children: Sarah Marie BLUE, William "Wilbur" Fisk BLUE, Harriet BLUE,
Thomas Melville BLUE, Adaline BLUE, Clifford BLUE, Laura BLUE, Leroy
BLUE, Mary BLUE, Anna Augusta BLUE, Mina Belle BLUE, Charles Summer
BLUE, Alice BLUE, Maggie Adele BLUE, Erwin BLUE, Herbert BLUE.

10. Wilbur Fisk BLUE was born 7 Jan 1850 in East Union, Coshocton Co.
OH. He died on November 14, 1937 in Tenino, WA. [I have copies of his
marriage and death certificates] Parents: Daniel BLUE and Clarissa
PIERSON. He married in Seattle, WA on October 14, 1888 to Margaret Jane
Children: Mary C. BLUE, Charles BLUE, Laura BLUE, Frederick Fisk "W."
BLUE, Daisy M. BLUE.

11. Frederick "W." BLUE was born on 27 Sep 1898 in Ballard, King Co.,
WA. He died 29 Jul, 1952 in Olympia, WA. [I have copies of his baptism,
marriage and death certificates] Parents: Wilbur Fisk BLUE and Margaret
Jane RINEHART. He married on 27 Nov 1925 in Tenino, WA to Mable Edna
Children: Barbara Jean BLUE, Lola Adell BLUE.

12. Lola Adell BLUE was born 4 Apr 1931 in Tenino, WA. She is still
living. Parents: Frederick "W." Fisk BLUE and Mable Edna GROOM. Married
28 Nov 1925 in Tenino, WA to Harry John EDWARDS. [I have copies of her
birth and marriage certificates].
Children: Richard Alan EDWARDS, Carolee J. EDWARDS, Robert Leroy EDWARDS

13. Richard Alan EDWARDS was born 23 Jun 1955 in Olympia, WA. He is
still living (this is ME). Parents: Harry John EDWARDS and Lola Adell
BLUE. Married 23 Jul 1977 in Elma, WA to Wendy Denise PAGE. [I have
birth and marriage certificates]
Children: William Arthur EDWARDS (born 12 Aug 1982 in Olympia, WA)

Stephen HOPKINS Mayflower(1374). —He most likely was the Stephen Hopkins who sailed on the Seaventure to Virginia in 1609, but was shipwrecked in Bermuda, where he was almost hanged for mutiny. He spent two years in Jamestown, where he learned much of later use to the Plymouth colonists (Adventurers of Purse and Person —Virginia 1607-1625, ed. by Annie Lash Jester with Martha Woodroof Hiden, 2nd ed. (1964), p. 213-17). See also the excellent account of his family in Dawes-Gates 2:443-51, which includes the reasoning for believing that the Stephen Hopkins of Virginia was identical with the one of Plymouth.

Hopkins arrived at Plymouth on the 1620 Mayflower accompanied by his wife, Elizabeth, and his sons Giles and Oceanus, and daughters Constance and Damaris, Oceanus having been born at sea on the Mayflower, plus two servants, Edward Doty and Edward Leister. Damaris died during the early years, and Hopkins and his wife later had a second daughter Damaris. He was probably also one of the dissenters at Plymouth whose actions led to the necessity for drafting the Mayflower Compact. Bradford (Ford) 1:219, and Mourt's Relation, p. 40, tell how in 1621 the colonists sent Mr. Edward Winslow and Mr. Stephen Hopkins on a mission to visit Massasoit. Mourt's Relation, pp. 7-8, also shows how Hopkins warned colonists on an early expedition about an Indian trap to catch deer, and how Bradford, not hearing the warning, stepped on the trap and was immediately caught by his leg. When Samoset first came to the settlement on 16 February 1620/21, the Englishmen were suspicious of him, and they "lodged him that night at Steven Hopkins house, and watched him" (Mourt's Relation, p. 33). Hopkins was an Assistant at least as early as 1633, and he continued in 1634, 1635, and 1636. He was on the original freeman list, and he was a volunteer in the Pequot War (PCR 1:61).

Keeping in mind the delicate balance in Plymouth between "covenant" and "noncovenant" colonists, it is reasonable to assume that Hopkins must have been a leader of the non-Separatist settlers, and in his career at Plymouth can be seen some of the ambiguity that attached to the non-Separatists living in a Separatist colony. On 7 June 1636, at a time when Hopkins was an Assistant, the General Court found him guilty of battery against John Tisdale, and he was fined £5, and ordered to pay Tisdale forty shillings, the court observing that he had broken the King's peace, "wch [p.309] he ought after a speciall manner to have kept" (PCR 1:42). On 2 October 1637 he was presented twice, first for suffering men to drink in his house on the Lord's day before meeting ended, and for allowing servants and others to drink more than proper for ordinary refreshing, and second for suffering servants and others to sit drinking in his house contrary to orders of the court, and to play at shovel board and like misdemeanors (PCR 1:68). On 2 January 1637/38 Hopkins was presented for suffering excessive drinking in his house "as old Palmer, James Coale, & William Renolds" (PCR 1:75). On 5 June 1638 he was presented for selling beer for two pence a quart which was not worth a penny a quart, and for selling wine at excessive rates "to the oppressing & impovishing of the colony"; he was fined £5 for some of these offenses, including selling strong waters and nutmegs at excessive rates (PCR 1:87, 97). In the Dorothy Temple case (see text) he was "committed to ward for his contempt to the Court, and shall so remayne comitted untill hee shall either receive his servant Dorothy Temple, or els pvide for her elsewhere at his owne charge during the terme shee hath yet to serve him" (PCR 1:112). On 3 December 1639 he was presented for selling a looking glass for sixteen pence which could be bought in the Bay Colony for nine pence, and he was also fined £3 for selling strong water without license" (PCR 1:137). Jonathan Hatch, who from the records seems to have been a recurring disciplinary problem in the colony, on 5 April 1642 was ordered by the court to dwell with Mr. Stephen Hopkins, "& the said Mr Hopkins to have a speciall care of him" (PCR 2:38).

xxx He dated his will 6 June 1644, inventory 17 July 1644, and mentioned his deceased wife; sons Giles and Caleb; daughter Constance, wife of Nicholas Snow; daughters Deborah, Damaris, Ruth and Elizabeth; and grandson Stephen, son of his son Giles (MD 2:12). Ralph D. Phillips, "Hopkins Family of Wortley, Gloucestershire—Possible Ancestry of Stephen Hopkins," TAG 39:95, suggests that he might have come from the parish of Wotten-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, but the evidence is not sufficient to say positively. Some writers, such as Banks in English Ancestry, pp. 61-64, and Jacobus in Waterman Family, 1:86, have felt that his wife, Elizabeth, may have been Elizabeth Fisher, whom a Stephen Hopkins married at London 19 February 1617/18—Mourt's Relation, p. 15, states that he was of London. If so, she would have been a second wife, for the births of some of his children would predate this marriage. Dawes-Gates 2:443, citing the London marriage record, states that his wife was "undoubtedly" Elizabeth Fisher. Timothy Hopkins, "Stephen Hopkins of the Mayflower and Some of His Descendants," NEHGR 102:46, 98, 197, 257, 103:24, 85, 166, 304, 104:52, 123, 213, 296, 105:32, 100, covers some of his early generations, but it is not documented. George E. Bowman wrote an article in MD 5:47 to consolidate much of the early information known about his family. A popularized biography of Stephen Hopkins was written by Margaret Hodges, Hopkins of the Mayflower—Portrait of a Dissenter (New York, 1972). Claims that a John Hopkins of Hartford, Connecticut, was his son are baseless. By his first wife he had Constance, who married Nicholas Snow, and [p.310] Giles, who married Catherine Wheldon. By Elizabeth Fisher he had the Damaris, who died young; Oceanus, who died young; Caleb, who died at Barbados as an adult without issue; Deborah, who married Andrew Ring; the second Damaris, who married Jacob Cooke, son of Francis; Ruth, who died without issue; and Elizabeth, who died without issue (Dawes-Gates, 2:449).

Biographical Summary

Stephen Hopkins was from Hampshire, England. He married his first wife, Mary, and in the parish of Hursley, Hampshire; he and wife Mary had their children Elizabeth, Constance, and Giles all baptized there. It has long been claimed that the Hopkins family was from Wortley, Gloucester, but this was disproven in 1998. For more information on the true English origins of Stephen Hopkins, see the "Published Research" section at the bottom of this page.

Stephen Hopkins went with the ship Sea Venture on a voyage to Jamestown, Virginia in 1609 as a minister's clerk, but the ship wrecked in the "Isle of Devils" in the Bermudas. Stranded on an island for ten months, the passengers and crew survived on turtles, birds, and wild pigs. Six months into the castaway, Stephen Hopkins and several others organized a mutiny against the current governor. The mutiny was discovered and Stephen was sentenced to death. However, he pleaded with sorrow and tears. "So penitent he was, and made so much moan, alleging the ruin of his wife and children in this his trespass, as it wrought in the hearts of all the better sorts of the company". He managed to get his sentence commuted.

Eventually the castaways built a small ship and sailed themselves to Jamestown. How long Stephen remained in Jamestown is not known. However, while he was gone, his wife Mary died. She was buried in Hursley on 9 May 1613, and left behind a probate estate which mentions her children Elizabeth, Constance and Giles.

Stephen was back in England by 1617, when he married Elizabeth Fisher, but apparently had every intention of bringing his family back to Virginia. Their first child, Damaris, was born about 1618. In 1620, Stephen Hopkins brought his wife, and children Constance, Giles, and Damaris on the Mayflower (child Elizabeth apparently had died). Stephen was a fairly active member of the Pilgrims shortly after arrival, perhaps a result of his being one of the few individuals who had been to Virginia previously. He was a part of all the early exploring missions, and was used almost as an "expert" on Native Americans for the first few contacts. While out exploring, Stephen recognized and identified an Indian deer trap. And when Samoset walked into Plymouth and welcomed the English, he was housed in Stephen Hopkins' house for the night. Stephen was also sent on several of the ambassadorial missions to meet with the various Indian groups in the region.

Stephen was an assistant to the governor through 1636, and volunteered for the Pequot War of 1637 but was never called to serve. By the late 1630s, however, Stephen began to occasionally run afoul of the Plymouth authorities, as he apparently opened up a shop and served alcohol. In 1636 he got into a fight with John Tisdale and seriously wounded him. In 1637, he was fined for allowing drinking and shuffleboard playing on Sunday. Early the next year he was fined for allowing people to drink excessively in his house: guest William Reynolds was fined, but the others were acquitted. In 1638 he was twice fined for selling beer at twice the actual value, and in 1639 he was fined for selling a looking glass for twice what it would cost if bought in the Bay Colony. Also in 1638, Stephen Hopkins' maidservant got pregnant from Arthur Peach, who was subsequently executed for murdering an Indian. The Plymouth Court ruled he was financially responsible for her and her child for the next two years (the amount remaining on her term of service). Stephen, in contempt of court, threw Dorothy out of his household and refused to provide for her, so the court committed him to custody. John Holmes stepped in and purchased Dorothy's remaining two years of service from him: agreeing to support her and child.

Stephen died in 1644, and made out a will, asking to be buried near his wife, and naming his surviving children.