Surgeon Major Nathaniel HOPKINS 
- Born: 26 Nov 1833, Langadock Carmarthenshire Wales
- Christened: 17 Dec 1833, Llangadock CMN WLS
- Marriage (1): Lucy Vanderzee FENN  on 29 Oct 1877 in St Pauls Church Manora, Kurrachee, India
- Died: 24 Jan 1894 aged 60
- Buried: 27 Jan 1894, Wimbledon Cemetery London
The Times of India
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Marriages 1 January 1877 to 30 June 1877 and 1 October 1877 to 31 December 1877
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Surname Hopkins First names Nathaniel
Brides Surname Fenn First names Lucy Vanderzee
Year 1877 month Oct day 29
Entry Oct 29th at St Paul's Church Mahora Kurrachee, by the Rev Digby Cotes, Joint Chaplain of Kurrachee, Nathaniel Hopkins esq Surgeon Major Civil Surg of Kurrachee, to Lucy Vanderzee youngest daughter of the late Thomas Harrold Fenn esq of Nayland Suffolk ntbl Edition Year 1877 Edition Date 06-Nov Editn 265
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Nathaniel was on the 10 Sept. 1859, at Simla, appointed by Commission Warrant Assistant Surgeon in the service of the East India Coy. The documents pertaining to this are in the possession of Adrian Hopkins - 2002.
Surgeons on the march to Kandahar
Listed below are the surgeon-officers I have been able to identify who marched with the Kabul-Kandahar Field Force in August 1880 (plus some other medical staff). As well as the Principle Medical Officer, each brigade had a surgeon in charge, as too did the various regiments. Names that are hyperlinked will lead to that man's database card with further information.
Edward HOPKINS Surgeon Major 1st Infantry Brigade Staff 1835-1914. Served Indian Mutiny (Doadpore, Fort Mudjedea), Umbeyla 1863, Egypt 1884-6. . . . . . . .
Hopkins Nathaniel. b. 26 Nov 1833. LSA 1854. MRCS 1855. AS 28 May 1858. Surg 28 May 1870. SM 1 July 1873. R. 24 Jan 1883. d. at wimbledon 24 Jan 1894.
Roll of the Indian Medical Service 1615-1930 - Volume 2
Hopkins, Edward. Surgeon Major, Army Medical Department
b. 1835 d. 30 Mar 1914 Carreg Cennen, Llandilo
Medal roll: Kandahar. Kandahar Bronze Star.
Entered service 1858. Indian Mutiny, Doadpore and taking of Fort Mudjedea. Umbeyla 1863, including attack on Eagle's Nest picquet. Afghan medals, Nile 1884-85, Egypt 1884-86. Retired 1885.
Married Lucy Fenn, sister of Surgeon Ernest Harold Fenn (also Afghan War).
References: 1885 Army List p.378, 389. The Times 31 Mar 1914.
Nathaniel was a beneficiary of the Will 1892 of his aunt Mary Hopkins
Age at death 60y
Burial date27 Jan 1894
Burial placeWimbledon Parish, Surrey County, England
Street address9 Berkeley Place
England Deaths & Burials 1538-1991
Nathaniel HOPKINS 1833 - 1894 birth, baptism and parent info found at :
His marriage date of 1887 appears to be a typing error - their first child was born 1878.
Ref: Rosie Flower
Index of Ecclesiastical returns
Subtitle From the India Office Records
Description These are transcriptions of the Indexes to the records of Marriage held in the India Office Records in the British Library. These records were the returns submitted to the Indian Government by individual churches throughout India.
Transcription of Marriage Indexes 1709 - 1893
Entry from Transcription of Marriage Indexes 1709 - 1893
Presidency of Marriage Bombay
Marriage Year 1877
Husband First Names Nathaniel Husband Surname Hopkins ntbl Wife First Names Lucy V Wife Surname Fenn
IOR Reference Z/N/3 ntbl Volume Number 51 ntbl Folio 299 ntbl LDS Film Reference 523853 ntbl Transcribed by Sylvia Murphy
Family pictures courtesy Professor Adrian Hopkins 1998
1. Nathaniel Hopkins: baptism.
Birth date26 Nov 1833
Baptism date17 Dec 1833
Father's first name(s)Edward
Mother's first name(s)Anne
Record setCarmarthenshire Baptisms
2. Census: Wales, 7 Jun 1841, Langadock Carmarthenshire Wales. Nathaniel is recorded as aged 7 born Wales
3. Census: Wales, 30 Mar 1851, Bank St Llandilo, Llandilofawr, Carmarthenshire. Nathaniel is described as a nephew (of Nathaniel Rees) aged 17 an apprentice born Langadock Carmarthenshire Wales
4. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, Salisbury Lodge Letham Rd Sutton SRY. Nathaniel is recorded as head of house aged 47 Surgeon Major Indian Army born Langadock Carmarthenshire Wales
5. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, Wimbledon LND. Nathaniel is recorded as head of house aged 57 retired Army Officer Surgeon Major Indian Medical Service born Langadock Carmarthenshire
6. Nathaniel Hopkins: Will, Probate 9 Feb 1894.
THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me NATHANIEL HOPKINS of Rhydian Stoke by Nayland Suffolk Surgeon Major Bombay Army
I hereby appoint my wife Lucy Vanderzee Hopkins my brother Edward Hopkins Surgeon Major of the Army
Medical Department and Edward Liveing Fenn of Richmond Surrey Doctor of Medicine the brother of my said wife EXECUTORS and Trustees of this my will who are hereinafter designated and called my trustees
I give and bequeath all my furniture linen plate jewellry horses carriages and other goods and chattels of every kind in my house or connected therewith to my wife absolutely
As my wife is provided for by settlement I give devise and bequeath to my said trustees all the rest and residue of my real and personal estate of what nature or kind soever Upon trust to sell the same by private contract or public auction or so much thereof as shall be in its nature saleable and deemed prudent to sell and to invest the produce of any such sale or sales in their joint names in any government stock or funds or Indian or Colonial securities or on mortgage or purchase of real estate or chattels real with a term of sixty years to expire from the date of investment or in good Railway or other corporation debenture or preference stock and upon further trust to apply so much of such income as shall be necessary to maintain and educate my children now born or hereafter to be born during their respective minority until they shall respectively arrive at twenty four years then to pay or transfer the share of each as shall arrive at that age but the share of any daughter to be for her sole and separate use independently of any husband and to be settled accordingly
The trustees to give the usual receipts and discharges on resignation or incapacity of a trustee
The surviving trustees or his or her Executor to appoint new trustees and to use all statutable powers for that purpose
I give each of my children a vested interest on their respectively arriving at the age of twenty one Should all my children die childless before having a vested interest then upon trust as to one third of my estate disposable under this my will to my said wife if living and the residue to my brother John his heirs executors and administrators
IN WITNESS whereof I the said testator Nathaniel Hopkins have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand this third day of February one thousand eight hundred and eighty three
Signed and declared by the said testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us both being present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as
H Y HANCOCK
A G HARRISON - Clerk to Messrs Daniel Morgan & Son
Solicitors 7 Furnivals Inn Holborn
ON the 9th day of February 1894 Probate of this will was granted to Lucy Vanderzee Hopkins widow Edward Hopkins and Edward Liveing Fenn M D the Executors
Hopkins Nathaniel of 9 Berkeley Place Wimbledon SRY retired surgeon-major in Bombay army died 24 Jan 1894 Probate London 9 Feb 1894 to Lucy Vanderzee Hopkins widow Edward Hopkins retired surgeon-major army medical department and Edward Liveing Fenn MD
Effects L10523 4s 10d
National Probate Calendar.
Nathaniel married Lucy Vanderzee FENN  [MRIN: 6], daughter of Dr Thomas Harrold FENN M.R.C.S.  and Maria ALSTON , on 29 Oct 1877 in St Pauls Church Manora, Kurrachee, India. (Lucy Vanderzee FENN  was born on 30 Jan 1848 in Nayland SFK, christened on 20 Apr 1848 in Nayland SFK, died on 21 Oct 1909 in Kent England and was buried in Nayland Burial Ground.)