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HOPKINS, Edward, statesman, born in Shrewsbury, England, in 1600; died in London in March, 1657. He was an eminent merchant of London, emigrated to Boston in 1637, and soon afterward removed to Hartford, Connecticut, where he was chosen magistrate in 1639, and governor of the colony every even year from 1640 till 1654, alternating with John Haynes. He assisted in forming the union Of the colonies of New England in 1643, but on the death of his elder brother he returned to England, became warden of the fleet, commissioner of the admiralty, and member of parliament. He did not lose his interest in the colonies, but at his death left much of his estate to New England, giving £1,000 to the grammar schools of Hartford, New Haven, and Hadley, the income from which is still appropriated to their use, and £500 that, by a decree of chancery in 1710, was paid to Harvard. This money was invested in real estate in a township that was bought from the "praying Indians" in 1700, and called Hopkinton in honor of the donor. What is known as "Governor Eaton's Code of Laws" was sent to England and printed under Governor Hopkins's supervision shortly after his return to that country. -His great-grandson, Daniel, clergyman, born in Waterbury, Connecticut, 16 October, 1734; died in Salem, Massachusetts, 14 December, 1814, was graduated at Yale in 1758, taught in Salem from 1766 till 1788, in 1775 was a member of the Provincial congress, and in 1788 one of the council. From November, 1788, until his death he was pastor of the 3d Congregational church of Salem. In 1809 he received the degree of D. D. from Dartmouth. A volume of his works, with a memoir by Edward A. Park, has been published (Andover, 1854).
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