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Elizabeth Williams
Robert Kent (Backe)
Joan Machill (Michell)
Stephen Hopkins
(Abt 1581-1644)
Mary Kent (Backe)
Constance Hopkins


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Constance Hopkins

  • Born: 11 May 1606
  • Marriage (1): Nicholas Snow
  • Died: 1677


Biographical Summary
Constance Hopkins was baptized on 11 May 1606 in Hursley, Hampshire, England, to parents Stephen Hopkins and his first wife Mary. It should be noted that the long-standing Constance Dudley myth was disproven in 1998: the Hopkins family of the Mayflower was not from Wortley, Gloucester as had been previously speculated and published.
Constance came with her father Stephen, step-mother Elizabeth, brother Giles, and step-sister Damaris on the Mayflower in 1620, at the age of 14. Constance's future husband, Nicholas Snow, arrived on the ship Anne in 1623. Nicholas and Constance Snow were married shortly before the 1627 Division of Cattle, and lived in Plymouth for a time. Around 1645, the family moved to Eastham.
William Bradford, writing in 1651, stated that Constance Hopkins had 12 children "all of them living". Only 9 can be documented with existing records. Constance, wife of Daniel Doane, is quite probably one of the three "missing" children, but unfortunately there is no conclusive proof.

Constance married Nicholas Snow, son of Nicholas Snow and Elizabeth Rowlles. (Nicholas Snow was born on 25 Jan 1598 in London, England and died on 15 Nov 1676 in Barnstable Co., MA.)

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