Theresa Knight McFadden

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Stephen Hopkins was a passenger on the Mayflower. He is the only passenger who had been to America before. In 1609 he was on a ship headed for Jamestown that wrecked in Bermuda. Scholars feel that Shakespeare based his play "The Tempest" on this shipwreck and his character Stephano on Stephen Hopkins. He eventually sailed to Jamestown where he stayed until 1614 when he was called home to England on his wife's death. He remarried and he, his wife and 3 of his children sailed to Provincetown, MA on the Mayflower in 1620. His wife gave birth to their son, Oceanus on the voyage. He was the only child born on the ship. Hopkins became the owner of an ordinary in Plymouth, MA and died in or around 1644.