Stephen HOPKINS-16764 was born on 25 Sep 1631 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. He died on 6 Nov 1689 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut. Stephen married Dorcas BRONSON-16765 on 4 Mar 1657 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.
BIOGRAPHY: "A DIGEST OF THE EARLY CONNECTICUT PROBATE RECORDS, 1687 TO 1695." COMPILED BY CHARLES WILLIAM MANWARING
Page 16-17-18 Name: Stephen Hopkins Location: Hartford
Invt. ce51-09-06. Taken 6 November, 1689, by James Steele sen. and Joseph Mygatt. Will dated 28 September, 1689.
I Stephen Hopkins sen. of Hartford do declare this to be my last Will & Testament: my just debts being paid out of my estate, I give all the remainder of my Moveable Estate, except what I do hereafter give unto my wife Dorcas during her life, and at her deceased my Will is that she bestow it upon my Children as she shall see Meet. I give her the Use of the new End of my now dwelling house, half the Celler, half the Barn, half my Orchard, and Half the Garden, during her life. I give unto my wife the Use of my Share of the Mills during her natural Life & the Use of 1/2 of my Lott by Hannison's during life. I give unto my son John Hopkins, besides what I have already given him, my Lott in the Last Division in Hartford, about 50 acres; also 5 Shillings out of my Estate. I do give unto my son Stephen Hopkins, besides what I have already given him, my two parcerls of Land in the Meadow called Indian Land, after my wifes decease; also give him 5 Shillings; also give him the Use of 2 acres of my Meadow Division until my son Joseph Comes of age. I also give unto my sd. son Stephen my Lott on the East Side of the Connecticut River forever. I give unto my son Ebezener Hopkins my now dwelling house, Barn & Outhouses & Homelott, to have the same as soon as he comes of age, all except what my wife is to have so long as she lives, and at her decease the whole to be his forever. I give unto my son Joseph Hopkins the 1/2 of my Lott by Hannison's as soon as he comes of age, the other half at my wife' decease, & 5 Shillings. I give unto my daughter Dorcas Webster 40 Shillings besides what I have already given her. I give to my daughter Mary Hopkins ce 15 out of my estate when she comes of age. My will also is that at my wife's decease my sons Stephen, Ebenezer & Joseph do pay unto my daughter Mary 40 shillings apeice. And my Will also is that at my wife's decease my Right in the Mill shall be equally divided among my Children. I appoint my wife and four sons, John, Stephen, Ebenezer & Joseph, Executors; and desire my friends John Easton and Joseph Mygatt to be Overseers.
Witness: James Steele Sen., John Easton,