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Lydia Hicks (Doane)

Also Known As: "Done", "Deane", "Dunne"
Birthplace: Probably England
Death: Died in Probably Dartmouth, Plymouth Colony
Cause of death: Died between date of signing of husband's will and the date of a deed her husband signed alone.
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Deacon John Doane and Ann Doane
Wife of Samuel Hicks, Sr.
Mother of Henry Hicks; Sarah Churchill; Samuel Hicks; Robert Hicks; Dorcas Jane Sherman (Hicks) and 10 others
Sister of Abigail Lothrop; John Doane; Dea. Daniel Doane; Ephraim Doane; Isaiah Doan and 4 others
Half sister of Thomas Bryant, of Plymouth Colony; Stephen Bryant, of Plymouth Colony and John Bryant, of Scituate

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About Lydia Hicks

Lydia born about 1625 and died by June 1677. She married Samuel Hicks in Plymouth on September 11, 1645. Their burial places are unknown.


Samuel Hicks married on September 11/1645, Lydia Doane, born probably before her parents left England, daughter of Deacon John Doane of Plymouth and his wife Abigail ---. Lydia DOANE (b. unknown, the daughter of John DOANE d. after 1665)

After their marriage in Plymouth, the family moved to Eastham, back to Plymouth, then to Barnstable in 1662 and to Dartmouth by 1666 (a founder of that town).

Samuel was likely a Quaker.

Children of Samuel and Lydia Hicks (b. in Plymouth):

  1. Thomas Hicks, b. about 1646; d. 1698. He m. Mary ALBRO about 1670. He lived in Dartmouth, MA and Portsmouth, RI. They had children Sarah, Thomas, Samuel, Ephraim, Susanna, Abigail, Elizabeth.
  2. Sarah Hicks, b. about 1648.
  3. Samuel Hicks, b. about 1650.
  4. Dorcas Hicks, b. 14 Feb 1651/52. She m. Edmund SHERMAN.
  5. Margaret Hicks, b. 9 Mar 1653/54.
  6. Robert Hicks, d. before 29 Sep 1716. He m. Isabel (SAYLES) TILLINGHAST after Dec 1690.
  7. John Hicks. He m. Deborah ALMY about 1690. They had children John, Robert, Mary, Elizabeth, and Deborah.
  8. Joseph Hicks. He m. about 1692. He had children Grace, Joseph, Elizabeth, Gabriel, Sarah, William, Prudence, Benjamin, Marcy.


She signed a deed with her husband Oct. 19, 1672 and Samuel Hicks alone signed another in 1682. This suggests that Lydia died between 1672 and 1682.

Will of John Doane

In his will dated May 18, 1678, inventory taken May 21, 1686 and sworn by Abigail Doane May 29, 1686, he named his "loving wife," daughter Abigail, sons John, Daniel and Ephraim, and granddaughter Margaret Hicks, and left the remainder of his estate to "all my sons and daughters". He described himself in the will as "aged eighty and eight or there about" and in the inventory he was said to have died February 21, 1685/86, "aged about a hundred years" - a typical overstatement of age which occurred in those times.


  • Lydia Doane Hicks
  • Birth: 1629 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death: 1682 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Samuel Hicks and Lydia Doane were married on September 11, 1645 in Plymouth, Mass
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • John Doane (1590 - 1685)
  • Ann Doane (1600 - 1654)
  • Spouse:
  • Samuel Hicks (1611 - ____)
  • Children:
    • Martha Hicks Springer (1648 - 1703)*
  • Siblings:
  • Ephraim Doane (____ - 1700)*
  • Lydia Doane Hicks (1629 - 1682)
  • Abigail Doane Lothrop (1632 - 1734)*
  • John Doane (1635 - 1708)*
  • Daniel Doane (1636 - 1712)*
  • Burial: Unknown
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 126452823
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  • DOANE, Lydia
  • b. 1629 Plymouth, Plymouth, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: DOANE, John
  • Mother: PERKINS, Ann
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 11 SEP 1645 Plymouth, Plymouth, Mass.
  • Spouse: HICKS, Samuel
  • b. 18 AUG 1611 England
  • d. Dartmouth, Bristol, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: HICKS, Robert
  • Mother: Winslow, Margaret
  • Children:
    • HICKS, Sarah
    • HICKS, Samuel
    • HICKS, Dorcas
    • HICKS, Margaret
    • HICKS, Thomas
    • HICKS, Elizabeth
    • HICKS, Joseph
    • HICKS, Ephraim b. 1661 Portsmouth, Newport, RI.
    • HICKS, Joanna
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John Doane

  • John Doane John Doane (c.1590 - 1685/6) He arrived in Plymouth Colony on an unknown ship sometime between 1628 and 1632. During his long life he is considered a person of note in Plymouth Colony serving in many government capacities associated with the colony government, such as government committees and deputy for Plymouth as well as Assistant Governor in 1632/33. He left government service for a time in the 1630s to serve as deacon in the Plymouth Church.[1]
  • John Doane stated he was born in England and in his 1678 will he stated he was age about eighty-eight years of age making his birth year being about 1590. Nothing else is known of his English ancestry. There is no record of John Doane being in Leiden, Holland, although he was a Plymouth church deacon.[2]
  • .... etc.
  • John Doane's earliest known wife was called Ann in a 1648 deed, but in a later deed (of 1659) his wife was Lydia.[2]
  • John Doane married:
  • 1. Ann (poss. Perkins) by 1625 and had five children. She died on June 1, 1654 and was buried in Cove Burying Ground, Eastham.
  • 2. Lydia ___ by April 1, 1659 and died between May 18, 1678 and December 23, 1681. Her burial place is unknown.
  • Children of John and (probably) Ann Doane:
    • Lydia born about 1625 and died by June 1677. She married Samuel Hicks in Plymouth on September 11, 1645 and had two children. Their burial places are unknown.
    • Abigail was born about 1631 and died in Norwich, Connecticut on January 23, 1734/5. Her burial place is unknown. She married Samuel Lothrop as his 2nd wife in the early 1690s, but had no children. He died about 1700.
    • John was born about 1635 and died on March 15, 1707/8. He was buried in Cove Burying Ground, Eastham.
    • He married:
    • 1. Hannah Bangs in Eastham April 30, 1662 and had six children.
    • 2. Rebecca Pettee on January 14, 1684/5.
    • Daniel was born about 1637 and died in Eastham, Mass. On December 20, 1712. He was buried in Cove Burying Ground, Eastham.
    • He married:
    • 1. (poss. Constance Snow) by 1669 and had nine children.
    • 2. Hepsibah (Cole) Crispe after July 28, 1682 and had one daughter.[2]
    • Ephraim was born about 1642 and died in 1700 in Eastham, Mass. He was buried in Cove Burying Ground, Eastham, as was his 2nd wife Mary.
    • He married:
    • 1. Mercy Knowles at Eastham, Mass. On February 5, 1667/8 and had eight children.
    • 2. Mary (Smalley) Snow as her second husband after April 1692 but had no children. She died in 1703.[3]
  • .... etc.
  • John Doane died in Eastham, Massachusetts on February 21, 1685/6. He was buried in Cove Burying Ground in Eastham where his tombstone is existent as well as memorials in his honor.[6]
  • In 1869 the Doanes erected a memorial stone on the site of Deacon John's house in Eastham, Massachusetts. That site, overlooking Nauset Bay, is now a part of the Cape Cod National Seashore. In 1906, a perpetual lot in the Old Town Cove burial ground, including the grave site of Deacon Daniel Doane, a son, was set aside. The following year a memorial stone with a bronze tablet honoring Deacon John Doane was erected. In 1994 a granite stone and bronze marker commemorating the 350th anniversary of the founding of Nauset was dedicated at the homesite.
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  • The Doane family: 1. Deacon John Doane, of Plymouth, 2. Doctor John Done, of Maryland, and their descendants. With notes upon English families of the same name (1902)
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  • 1 JOHN1 DOANE came over from England and settled in Plymouth. He was the founder of the Doane family in America. Nothing is yet known of his history in England, but the same is true also of the greater number of the Pilgrims who repaired to these New England shores before the middle of the seventeenth century. .... etc
  • Of John Doane's eraly life, of his parentage, the place of his nativity, the family name of his wife, the name of the vessel on which he came nothing whatever has yet been discovered. .... etc.
  • .... His wife's name appears as Abigail. They were undoubtedly interred in the old cemetery at Eastham, the first burial ground of the town. .... etc.
  • Children of Deacon John Doane:
    • 2 i LYDIA,2 b. ---- .
    • 3 ii ABIGAIL,2 b. Jan. 13, 1632.
    • 4 iii JOHN,2 b. about 1635.
    • 5 iv DANIEL,2 b. about 1636.
    • 6 v EPHRAIM,2 b --- .
  • 2 LYDIA2 DOANE (John1) was born probably before her parents came to Plymouth. She married Sept. 11, 1645, Samuel Hicks who came over to Plymouth with his mother, younger brother and sisters, in the Ann, in 1623. His father, Robert Hicks, came over in the Fortune, in 1621, .... etc. He returned to Plymouth, where two of their children were born, and was a constable in that town in 1654. He was sometime an inhabitant of Barnstable. Mr. Otis says, he was admitted an inhabitant there Oct. 3, 1662, but had then resided in the town several years. .... etc.
  • .... No record appears of the deaths of Samuel and Lydia Hicks. They had at least seven children, two of whom, Dorcas born Feb. 14, 1652 and Margaret born Mar. 9, 1654, were born in Plymouth. Davis says, there was a son Samuel born in 1651 and Austin's Dictionary of Rhode Island Families gives a son Thomas, a carpenter of Dartmouth, Mass., and Portsmouth, R. I., who married Mary, daughter of John and Dorothy Albro. Margaret Hicks' will, dated July 8, 1655, bequeaths to her son Samuel and his family as follows : .... etc.
  • 3 ABIGAIL2 DOANE (John1) was born at Plymouth, Jan. 13, 1631-2 and died at Norwich, Conn., Jan. 23, 1734-5. She married, in 1690, Samuel, born in England about 1620, second son of Rev. John Lothrop.(*) .... etc.
  • Samuel Lothrop was married, first, by his father, at Barnstable Nov. 28, 1644, to Miss Elizabeth Scudder, of whose death there is no record. .... etc. In 1668 he removed to Norwich, where he is recorded as "Constable" and "Townsman," and where he died Feb. 29, 1700, leaving the widow Abigail who survived him many years.
  • On the one hundredth anniversary of her birth, an audience of her neighbors and church people assembled in her rooms at Norwich, where a sermon was preached by her pastor, the Rev. Benjamin Lord. At this time, it is claimed, she retained to a remarkable degree the intelligence and vivacity of her earlier years.
  • She was buried in the old Town Burial Ground near the Congregational church in Norwich, a stone with the following inscription marking her grave : .... etc.
  • Caulkins' History of New London gives the following notice of her death, copied from the New England Weekly Journal:
  • Mrs. Abigail Lothrop died at Norwich, Jan. 23, 1735, in her 104th year. Her father John Doane and his wife came to Plymouth in 1630, and there she was born the next year. She lived single till she was sixty years old and then married Mr. John (Samuel) Lothrop of Norwich, who lived ten years and then died.
  • 4 JOHN2 DOANE, Jr. (John1) was born probably at Plymouth about 1635 and died at Eastham, Mar. 15, 1708, aged about 73 years. He married, first, Apr. 30, 1662, Hannah, daughter of Edward Bangs, who came over to Plymouth in the Ann in July, 1623. She was born at Plymouth, about 1644, and was living at Eastham in 1677, then being named in her father's will. Married, second, Jan. 14, 1694, Rebecca Pettee, whom he outlived.
  • .... etc.
  • 5 DANIEL2 DOANE (John1 ) was born probably at Plymouth, about 1636, and died at Eastham, Dec. 20, 1712, in the seventy-sixth year of his age. He was twice married. Nothing is known of his first wife. The marriage is not recorded on Eastham records. She doubtless was the mother of all the children, except the daughter Hepzibah. His second wife, whom he married after July 28, 1682, was Hepzibah Crisp, widow of George Crisp,(*) and daughter of Daniel and Mary Cole of Eastham. She was many years his junior, and survived him.
  • .... Dea. Daniel Doane was buried in the old Town Cove burial ground where a small slatestone still legible marks his grave, and bears this inscription :
    • Here Lyes ye Body
    • of Deacon Daniel
    • Doane DecD DecR
    • ye 20th 1712
    • In The 76 Year
    • Of His Age.
  • .... etc.
  • There is no list of Daniel Doane's children on the Eastham records, but the following one, made up from his will and other sources, is correct except perhaps as to the order of their births.
  • .... etc.
  • 6 EPHRAIM2 DOANE (John1) was born probably at Plymouth before the removal of the family to Eastham in 1645, and died at Eastham in 1700. He married first, Feb. 15, 1667, Mercy Knowles, the daughter of Richard and Ruth (Bower) Knowles. Married, second, after 1692, Mary Snow, who was born at Barnstable, Dec. 11, 1647
  • and died at Eastham in 1703, widow of John2 Snow (Nicholas1), and the daughter of John and Ann (Walden) Smalley.
  • .... etc.
  • An Inventory of all and singular ye Goods chattels and credits of Ephraim Doane deceased praised at Eastham the fifth day of March 1699 : 1700 by John Doane sen. and Thomas Pain Jun.
  • .... etc.


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Lydia Hicks's Timeline

Probably England
September 11, 1645
Age 20
Plymouth, MA, USA
Age 21
Age 21
Plymouth, Plymouth, MA, USA
Age 21
Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
Age 23
Age 25
Plymouth, Plymouth, MA, USA
February 14, 1652
Age 27
Portsmouth, (Present Newport County), Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, (Present USA)
March 9, 1654
Age 29
Plymouth, Plymouth Colony
Age 30
Newport, Newport, Ri