Stephen Hopkins

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Stephen Hopkins was born in Upper Clatford, England back in 1581 to John and Elizabeth. In 1609, you could find him working as a minister’s clerk. In that same year he left his wife and family on a voyage to Jamestown, Virginia aboard the Sea Venture. Two months into the journey a storm blew them off course and he wound up in Bermuda where the ship sunk.

He would be stranded there for four years before being rescued. Once back in England he, his wife and children boarded the Mayflower in 1620. They arrived in the New World after three months at sea. Once there he worked as a tanner and merchant until his death in 1644.

What you may not know about Stephen Hopkins is that he is believed to be the only Mayflower passenger with prior New World experience, he was one of the forty-one signatories of the Mayflower Compact, and an assistant to the governor of the Plymouth Colony through 1636. Until tomorrow keep that smile on your face and show those pearly whites.

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faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

That is perseverence to get back on a ship, after being stranded once before! Tru

Sep 30, 2017 04:42 AM #1
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Bermuda well that was a nice vacation.

Sep 30, 2017 05:07 AM #2
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Looks to me there needs to be a movie about him and I suggest Tom Hanks.

Sep 30, 2017 05:13 AM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Stephen led an interesting life without doubt. Enjoy your day!

Sep 30, 2017 05:14 AM #4
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning James.  Stephen had a lot of adventurous spirit to get back on another ship after his first adventure.

Sep 30, 2017 05:21 AM #5
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

It's hard to imagine being stuck somewhere for four years, traveling back to pick up family, and then making the journey again!

Sep 30, 2017 05:50 AM #6
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

With the coming season, I'll bet he wished he had gone back to Bermuda!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Sep 30, 2017 06:08 AM #7
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. I thought you were talking about someone more modern but this was a great story.

Sep 30, 2017 08:45 AM #8
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon James - you really had to believe to persevere that hardship twice.

Sep 30, 2017 11:30 AM #9
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Once again, I had no idea about this historical tidbit.  Enjoy the weekend and your time on the links.  A

Sep 30, 2017 11:36 AM #10
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- I know so very little about those who helped to settle the New World. 

Sep 30, 2017 02:12 PM #11
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I just met someone whose ancestors came over on the Mayflower. But they looked like just about anybody else but they thought they were special James Dray 

Sep 30, 2017 02:47 PM #12
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

So, I am a bit confused when you say he worked as a tanner?  Would he help someone like Barbara Todaro with her tan?

Sep 30, 2017 03:47 PM #13
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

I think I read his biography James Dray  when I was in elementary school

Sep 30, 2017 04:07 PM #14
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