About Margaret Hicks (Winslow)
There is little real evidence to support the belief that Margaret was a Winslow. This is a huge area of debate. She was the second child of Edward Winslow and Eleanor Pelham, also she is the sister of the Mayflower Winslow's. She is one of twelve children of Edward Winslow Sr,
Note: MARGARET HICKS, #5649: arrived at Plymouth in 1623 on the Anne with her children Samuel and Lydia to join her husband Robert q.v. In her will dated 8 July 1665, exhibited 6 March 1665/66, the widow Margaret Hicks of Plymouth named her son Samuel Hicks, daughter-in -law Lydia Hicks, son Samuel's seven children, grandchild John Bangs, and children of her loving deceased daughter Phebe, who had married George Watwon (MD 16:157-58)
Source: Plymouth Colony Its History & People 1620 - 1691 by Aubrey
Stratton - 1986
Birth Abt 1589 Droitwich, Worchestershire, England
- Gender Female
- AFN G77F-J7
- Died Bef 5 Mar 1665 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
- Buried Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
- Father Edward Winslow, Sr., b. 17 Oct 1560, St.Andrew, Droitwich, Worcestershire, England
- Mother Eleanor Pelham, b. 1564, Droitwich, Worchestershire, England
Family Robert Hicks, b. Abt 1575, Southwark, Surrey, England
- Married 1610 London, Middlesex, England
- 1. Thomas Hicks, c. 19 Feb 1604, St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey, England
- 2. John Hicks, c. 12 Oct 1605, St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey, England
- 3. Sara Hicks, c. 25 Oct 1607, St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey, England
- 4. Richard Hicks, c. 17 Sep 1609, St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey, England
- > 5. Samuel Hicks, c. 18 Aug 1611, St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey, England
- > 6. Lydia Hicks, c. 6 Sep 1612, Bermondsey, London, Middlesex, England
- > 7. Phebe Hicks, c. 15 Mar 1615, Bermondsey, London, Middlesex, England
- 8. Mary Hicks, c. 11 May 1617, St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey, England
- 9. Ephraim Hicks, b. Abt 1624, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Notes Will dated 8 Jul 1665, Proved 6 Mar 1665/6
!See notes of father and husband. No record of her birth has been found.
However, "The Great Migration ..." says the argument that she was a Winslow has little basis [TAG 54:32-34]. It also says she came in the Anne, 1623, accompanied by three children.
"Snow-Estes Ancestry" says: "Margaret (Winslow) Hicks was thought to have been the first woman teacher in America. In his will dated July 30, 1633, Dr. Samuel Fuller says, 'I give unto Mrs. Heeks the full sum of twenty shillings: wit, Robert Hicks . . . 'my will is that when my daughter Mercy is fitt to goe to scole that Mrs. Heeks may teach her as well as my sonne.' Mar. 6, 1649, Mrs. Margaret Hicks exhibited an inventory of her son Ephraim, in connection with which the following agreement was made: .... ". There follows the agreement in full which was made by her son Samuel "being possesed of the whole estate of my Brother Ephraim Hickes Deceased" to pay certain sums to his mother. It was dated 1 Mar 1650.
"The Great Migration..." says "On 6 March 1649/50 administration of the estate of Ephraim Hickes was granted to Margaret Hicks and Thomas Willet [PCR 2:148]. The nuncupative will made by Ephraim to Mr. Thomas Southworth was set aside, Ephraim being 'not in a capacity in regard of his said manner of death to make a legal will' [PCR 3:202]. The court ordered that Ephraim's estate be set aside for the benefit of his mother, 'Mistris Margaret Hickes,' but the order was not recorded and Margaret had to go back to court many years later to insist it be recorded, 3 December 1660 [PCR 3:203]."
- [S39] Mayflower Descendant, Volume 15, Page 245 (Reliability: 3).
- [S39] Mayflower Descendant, Volume 16, Page 157 (Reliability: 3).
First female professional educator in America
He married, 2nd, at London, England, in 1610, Margaret Winslow, whose will was dated July 8/1665, proved March 6/1666. His second wife Margaret Winslow, followed in the ship "Ann", arriving at Plymouth in June 1922 (1622!).
Issue:- (by his second wife Margaret Winslow)
- 6. Samuel Hicks. Josephine C. Frost says he came to New England with his mother in 1623, and in 1642-3 settled at Eastham, Mass., where he was a constable in 1646, represented the town in the Colony Court in 1647-1649. He returned to Plymouth in 1652. He was at Barnstable Mass., on October 3/1662, and at Dartmouth in 1667. He 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 ---. He had many lawsuits over his brother Ephraim's estate and his father's estate, see the long account in Moore Genealogy quoted above. Issue:-
- 2/1. Samuel Hicks, born about 1646, (Moore says 1651). He married on September 27/1665, Hannah Evans.
- 2/2. Ephraim Hicks, born about 1648.
- 2/3. Thomas Hicks, born about 1650, died in 1698. His estate was valued at œ250, consisting of lands and live-stock. He was a carpenter and in 1673 lived at Portsmouth, R.I. He married Mary AIbro or Alborough, who died in 1710, daughter of John Albro, [Subject 1054. P2.] (born in England in 1617, came to Boston on the ship "Frances & Ann" and settled at Portsmouth) and Dorothy Potter (born in England in 1617, died February 10/1696) widow of Nathaniel Potter who died in 1644, see subject 700 for their children). Issue:-
- 3/1. Sarah Hicks, born about 1670, died June 16/1694. She married on May 1/1693, John Anthony born June 28/1671, died 1699, son of John and Frances (Wodell) Anthony: no children.
- 3/2. Thomas Hicks, died November 20/1759. He married, 1st, on September 22/1704, Ann Clarke, daughter of Weston and Mary (Easton) Clarke, and had eight children. He married, 2nd, Elizabeth ---, but had no children by her. In his will, Thomas left Elizabeth "nothing but what she could get by law as she has left me and eloped with another man". Thomas inherited from his father, the Tiverton, R.I. house and lands.
- 3/3. Samuel Hicks, died 1742. He inherited from his father, the 70th plot in the first division of Portsmouth. He married on January 1/1702, Susanna Anthony, born 1674, died 1756, daughter of Abraham and Alice (Wodell) Anthony, and had seven children.
- 3/4. Ephraim Hicks. His father left him 190 acres of land,
- 3/5. Susannah Hicks, Her father left her œ20 to be paid by her brother Thomas,
- 3/6. Abigail Hicks. Her father left her œ20 to be paid by Thomas.
- 3/7. Elizabeth Hicks, Her father left her œ20 to be paid by her brother Ephraim.
- 2/4. Dorcas Hicks, born February 14/1652 at Plymouth, Mass,
- 2/5. Margaret Hicks, born March 9/1654.
- 2/6. Sarah Hicks. She married on June 3/1672, Joseph Churchill, born at Plymouth in 1647, son of John and Hannah (Pontus) Churchill and had five children.
- 2/7. Daniel Hicks. He married Elizabeth Hanmore.
- 7.Ephraim hicks. Probably born between 1620-1625, died a violent death September 12/1649-50. He married on September 13/1649, Elizabeth Howland, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Tilley) Howland of the Mayflower, see subject 1380, page 1. After Ephraim's early death, Elizabeth married, 2nd, on July 10/1651, James Dickenson, who had married, 1st, Ephraim's elder sister Elizabeth, see page 1.
- 8. Lydia Hicks. Josephine C. Frost says she was the daughter of the first wife. She married at Plymouth, Mass., Edward Bangs, born in England about 1592, died at Eastham, Mass., in 1679-80, aged 86 years. He came to Plymouth in the ship "Anne", in July 1623, one of the founders of Plymouth Colony. He removed to Eastham and was deputy to the General Court in 1647, 1650 and 1663. Issue: -
- 2/1. Rebecca Bangs. She married on October 28/1654, Jonathan Sparrow, born at Plymouth in 1633, died 1707, son of Richard and Pandora Sparrow of Plymouth, and had Rebecca, John, Priscilla, Lydia, Elizabeth and Jonathan. After Rebecca's death, he married, 2nd, Hannah (Prince) Mayo and had two children. He married, 3rd, Sarah Lewis, widow of John Cobb.
- 9. Phebe Hicks. She married, perhaps, in 1635, George Watson, and had one son John.
- 10. Elizabeth Hicks. No data.
- 11. Daniel Hicks. No data.
-------------------- http://www.webster1.com/genealogy/d26.htm#P1251 -------------------- ESTATE: In the 1623 Plymouth division of land, "Robart Hickes" was granted one acre as a passenger on the Fortune, and his wife and children were granted four acres as passengers on the Anne [PCR 12:5, 6]. In the 1627 Plymouth division of cattle Robert Hicks, Margaret Hicks, Samuel Hicks, Ephraim Hicks, Lydia Hicks and Phebe Hicks were the sixth through eleventh persons in the twelfth company [PCR 12:13].
Margaret Hicks's Timeline
Droitwich, Worcestershire, England
December 30, 1604
October 25, 1607
September 17, 1609
Bermondsey, Southwark, Surrey, England
Probably England, (Present UK)
Bermondsey, Surrey, England
September 6, 1612
Chichester, Sussex, England
London, Greater London, UK
March 15, 1615
Bermondsey, Southwark, Surrey, England
May 11, 1617
Bermondsey, Southwark, Surrey, England