Samuel Hopkins

Male16 May 1740–21 September 1803

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Hopkins was born on 16 May 1740, in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Samuel Hopkins, was 33 and his mother, Mary Shrieve, was 28. He married Elizabeth Gardner on 28 October 1762, in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. He died on 21 September 1803, in his hometown, at the age of 63, and was buried in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Samuel Hopkins
Elizabeth Gardner
Marriage: 28 October 1762
Sarah Hopkins
James Hopkins
Catherine Hopkins
Elizabeth Hopkins
James Hopkins
Elizabeth Hopkins
Thomas Hopkins
Benjamin Hopkins
Mary Hopkins
John Hopkins
Ann Hopkins
Kitty Hopkins
Ann Hopkins

Sources (41)

  • Samuel Hopkins, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Sam Hopkins, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Samuel Hopkins in entry for Hopkins, "England, Bedfordshire Parish Registers, 1538-1983"

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  • Marriage
    28 October 1762Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (13)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (7)

    1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

    Age 12

    Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.

    1754 · Seven Years' War

    Age 14

    The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

    1770 · Boston Tea Party

    Age 30

    Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

    Name Meaning

    English and Welsh (Glamorgan): variant of Hopkin with genitival or excrescent -s. In Ireland, where the name is also frequent, it is sometimes Gaelicized as Mac Oibicín.

    History: Stephen Hopkins (c. 1580–1644) was a pilgrim on the Mayflower in 1620 and one of the founders of Plymouth Colony. At his death he left seven children and eighteen grandchildren.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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