Simon Hopkins

Bristol, Gloucestershire, England

The Life of Simon

When Simon Hopkins was born in 1539, in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, his father, Reverend Stephen Hopkins, was 21 and his mother, Lady Katherine Wheldon, was 21. He had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Mrs Simon Hopkins. He died in his hometown.

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Simon Hopkins
Mrs Simon Hopkins
Thomas Hopkins
Alce Hopkins
Willia Hopkins
George Hopkins

Spouse and Children




    Alce Hopkins


    Willia Hopkins


    George Hopkins


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    John Nicholas Hopkins


    Ruth Hopkins


World Events (7)

1549 · Book of Common Prayer

Age 10

Book of Common Prayer, a product of the English Reformation, was published in 1549 for assistance in the administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the church according to the use of the Church of England. The book outlined morning, evening, and communion prayers and orders for baptism and marriage, thus making England a truly Protestant state.
1558 · Act of Uniformity

Age 19

The Act of Uniformity was passed by the Parliament of England and required all people to go to church once a week. The consequence of not attending church was a fine of 12 pence, which was a considerable amount for a poor person.
1571 · The Royal Exchange is Organized

Age 32

The Royal Exchange was organized in January 1571 by Sir Thomas Gresham. Gresham is known as the father of English banking.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Hopkin . The surname is widespread throughout southern and central England, but is at its most common in South Wales.2 Irish (County Longford and western Ireland): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Oibicín, itself a Gaelicized form of an Anglo-Norman name. In other parts of the country this name is generally of English origin.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Simond Hopkins in entry for Willia Hopkins, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"
  • Simond Hopkins in entry for George Hopkins, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"
  • Simon Hopkins in entry for Alce Hopkins, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"

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