Hopkins Family of Lakelands, Drummartin
Councillor William Hopkins was the senior member of the firm of jewellers W & R Hopkins of Sackville
Street, a member of the Dublin Corporation and the Paving and Lighting Committee.
Hopkins and Hopkins were commissioned to create the Sam Maguire silver trophy. Hopkins & Hopkins
were renowned for their Irish/Celtic Art Jewellery. In 1890 they purchased dies made by Johnson for the
Ardagh Chalice, the Tara Brooch and the Cross of Cong from the estate of William Cunningham Joyce.
In 1879 Edmond Johnson, one of Dublin's foremost goldsmiths, had started restoration work on the
Ardagh Chalice and was given permission to make copies of it and other objects.
Dr Maguire had died in 1927 and after his death a group of friends raised money for the cup. Costing
150 guineas it was presented to the GAA and was first played for on 30th September 1928 and won by
John and Mary Hopkins of Tullow.
1 Sarah Keppel Hopkins born circa 1828 Carlow married Thomas Jones Fisher son of Thomas
Fisher on 28.12.1861 at the Centenary Chapel, Stephens Green. Thomas died 23.06.1896
aged 58 years and Sarah died 24.05.1904 aged 80 years at 25 Dunville Avenue.
1 Sarah Alice Fisher born 21.02.1864 eldest daughter a Sister R.A.N.S. Netley Hospital
married John Lubbock Ingram on 16.03.1905 at All Saints, Edmonton, Enfield. Sarah
2 Florence Kate Keppel Fisher born 20.04.1865.
3 John Edward Alment Fisher only son born 06.10.1868 at 46 Shelbourne Road living
at Dunville Avenue, Ranelagh married Letitia West daughter of Thomas West of 53 St
Lawrence Road, Clontarf on 24.10.1906 at the Parish Church, Clontarf. John of 11
Tivoli Terrace east was a member of the Goldsmiths Corporation. He was a partner in
the firm Hopkins and Hopkins since 1911 following the death of his Uncle Miles.
2 Charles Thomas Hopkins born 07.10.1828 baptised at Tullow married Maria McOwen
daughter of Malachi McOwen on 16.09.1858 at Dublin Castle.
1 John Kepple Hopkins eldest son married secondly Elizabeth Sproule daughter of the late
Christopher Lynch of Monkstown and widow of Dr Sproule of Somerset on
01.11.1889 at Christ Church, Bray. Elizabeth Sproule took proceedings to have her
marriage declared null in 1902. John died 01.01.1926.
2 Martha Hopkins born circa 1874 living with her uncle Miles in 1911 at Monkstown
and died 21.02.1938 at a Private Nursing Home.
3 Olive (Olivia) Prudentia Hopkins born circa 1877 living with her uncle Miles in 1911 at
Monkstown and died 22.07.1941 at 74 Kenilworth Park and buried at Castle Works, Bray.
2 William Hopkins born circa 1830 died 03.09.1893 at Lakelands aged 63 years.
3 Miles Richard Hopkins born circa 1832 in Tullow, Co Carlow and of 1 Brighton Terrace, Monkstown
died 20.11.1911 Richard aged living at Belgrave Square in 1901. He left a personal estate of
28,500 just under 3 Million in today's money.
© June Bow & Karen Poff - March 2018