Hicks Family

Name origin: the son of Hugh. Hig or Hick being a common nick-name for Hugh. Hich in Dutch signifies a simpleton. Sir Ellis Hicks was knighted by Edward, the Black Prince, 1356.

  • John Hicks (1455-1492)
  • Thomas Hicks (1485-1565)
  • Baptist Hicks (1520- ? )
  • James Hicks (1550- ? )
  • Robert Hicks (1583-1647)

    John Hicks

    b.1455 Fortesset, Gloucester, England
    d.1492 Gloucester, England
    m.abt.1486 Joan Damer
    b.abt.1459 prob.Fortesset, Gloucester, England


    1. John Hicks b.1477 Totsworth, Gloucester, England
    2. Richard Hicks b.abt.1480 prob.Totsworth, Gloucester, England
    3. Thomas Hicks b.abt.1485 d.1565

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    Thomas Hicks

    b.abt.1485 Fortesset, Gloucestershire, England
    d.1565 Foresset, Gloucestershire, England
    m.abt.1518 at Fortesset, Gloucestershire, England Margaret Atwood
    b.d/o James Atwood and Alicia Payne (Parne)

    CHILDREN included:

    1. Baptist Hicks b.1520 d.1565 Southwark, Surrey, England

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    Baptist Hicks

    b.abt. 1520 Fortesset, Gloucestershire, England son of Thomas Hicks and Margaret Atwood
    d.1565 England
    m.abt.1550 at Fortesset, Gloucestershire, England Mary Evarts dau. of James Everard
    b.bef.1528 d/o James Everard or Evarts

    CHILDREN included:

    1. Baptist Hicks b.abt.1548
    2. James Hicks b.1550
    3. Mary Hicks b.abt.1555
    4. child Hicks b.abt.1565
    5. James Hicks b.abt.1572

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    James Hicks

    b.1550 Fortesset, Gloucestershire, England son of Baptist Hicks and Mary Evarts
    m.abt.1582 at Southwark, Surrey, England Phoebe Alyn

    CHILDREN included:

    1. Robert Hicks b.1583 d.May, 24 1647 m.1603 Margaret Winslow
    2. Thomas Hicks b.abt.1585 d.1653 Scituate, MA
    3. Zachariah Hicks b.abt.1587
    4. Daniel Hicks b.abt.1589 Southwark, Surrey, England
    5. Samuel Hicks b.abt.1591 Southwark, Surrey, England

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    Robert Hicks

    b.1583 Southwark, London, England; s/o James Hicks and Phoebe Alyn
    d.May/Mar? 24, 1647 Plymouth, MA
    m.abt. 1603 Surrey, England Margaret Winslow dau. of Edward Winslow and Magdalene Ollyver

    CHILDREN included:

    1. Thomas Hicks chr.Feb. 19, 1603/4 Bermondsey, Surrey, England bur.Apr. 23, 1604 Bermondsey, Surrey England
    2. John Hicks chr.Oct. 12, 1605 Bermondsey
    3. Sara Hicks chr.Oct. 25, 1607 Bermondsey bur.Feb. 24, 1618 Bermondsey
    4. Richard Hicks chr.Sept. 17, 1609 Bermonsey
    5. Samuel Hicks chr.Aug. 18, 1611 Bermondsey d.1677 Dartmouth, MA m.Lydia Doane d/o John Doane of Eastham
        CHILDREN of Samuel and Lydia included:
      • Elizabeth Hicks m.Francis Small
    6. Lydia Hicks chr.Sept. 6, 1612 Bermondsey d.1634/5 Plymouth, MA
    7. Phoebe Hicks b.1614 at Bermondsey, Surrey, England d.1663 at Plymouth, MA m.George Watson
    8. Mary Hicks chr.May 11, 1617 Bermondsey bur.Sept. 14, 1619 Bermondsey
    9. Ephraim Hicks b.abt.1624 Plymouth, MA d.Dec. 12, 1649 Plymouth, MA

    NOTES: Robert Hicks of Plymouth mentioned in his will dated 28 May 1645, a field on the north side of Plymouth that he had "lately purchased" from Mr. Joh Aldin (The Mayflower Descendant, vol 8:144).

    From an email 10/4/97 from deemi@JUNO.COM...Robert Hicks came from Southwark, England to Plymouth in the Fortune Nov. 11, 1621. He was descended from Sir Ellis Hicks, who was knighted by Edward the Black Prince in 1356. He was a man of education and active in the affaris of the colony until his death 24 March 1647. Margaret (Winslow) Hicks and her four children followed her husband to America in the Anne in 1623. Her son Samuel married Lydia, d/o John Doane of Eastham. Robert Hicks died at Plymouth, MA 24 March 1647...

    From Directory of Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700 by Holmes: ROBERT, leather dresser, b.Eng., 1580, came to Plymouth, Mass., 1621.

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