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Mary Hicks (Butler)

Nicknames: "Mary (Butler) Washburn Hicks"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: of, Fairfield , Connecticut
Death: Died in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Richard Butler, Deacon; Richard Butler; Elizabeth Butler and Elizabeth Butler
Wife of John Washbourne and Thomas Hicks
Mother of John Washburn, Jr.; James Washburn; Martha Springer; Mary Hicks; Thomas Hicks, Jr. and 4 others
Sister of Deacon Samuel Butler; Joseph Butler; Abigail Butler; Phoebe Butler; Thomas Butler and 18 others
Half sister of Nathaniel Butler

Managed by: Susan
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About Mary Hicks (Butler)

JOHN3 WASHBURN (WILLIAM ( WASHBOURNE)2, JOHN1 WASHBOURNE) was born Bet. 1601 - 1655, and died Bet. June 09, 1655 - February 19, 1659/60. He married MARY BUTLER June 09, 1655, daughter of RICHARD BUTLER. She was born Bef. 1655, and died Unknown.

Notes for JOHN WASHBURN: ABOUT JOHN WASHBURN / MARY BUTLER / THOMAS HICKS: (source: excerpt from : Ada C. Haight, The Richard Washburn Family Genealogy, Ossining, New York. 1937, page 10.): "John Washburn's widow, Mary Butler Washburn, married as her second husband Thomas Hicks (son of Herodias Long and John Hicks). He was born in 1640, probably in what is now Flushing. He died in 1739. They had two sons, Thomas and Jacob Hicks. Thomas Hicks, Sr., was a man of considerable ability and seemed to have a liking for public affairs, following the example of his father in taking a prominent part in initiating and promoting the advancement of the community. He was the first judge appointed for the County of Queens, and was a Lieutenant Colonel of the Continental forces on Long Island. In 1666, he obtained from Governor Nichol, a patent for 4,000 acres, including Great Neck and adjacent lands. Here he erected a fine mansion and introduced the English Manorial manner of living. After the death of his wife, Mary Butler Washburn Hicks, he married Mary, the daughter of Thomas Doughty. Ten children were born to this couple. February 19, 1660, Thomas Hicks in behalf of his wife Mary, late wife of John Washburn, deceased, demands certain legacies bequeathed by William Washburn to his son John; Imprimis, one-third of Mr. Washburn's meadow, item two sows, one yearling, one pestle and mortar, two ox pastures and five gates in the Neck. The Court ordered the above to be delivered to plaintiff for use of John Washburn, Jr."

More About JOHN WASHBURN: Individual Note: 1643, He was a juryman in Hartford, Connecticut.

Notes for MARY BUTLER: ABOUT JOHN WASHBURN / MARY BUTLER / THOMAS HICKS: (source: excerpt from : Ada C. Haight, The Richard Washburn Family Genealogy, Ossining, New York. 1937, page 10.): "John Washburn's widow, Mary Butler Washburn, married as her second husband Thomas Hicks (son of Herodias Long and John Hicks). He was born in 1640, probably in what is now Flushing. He died in 1739. They had two sons, Thomas and Jacob Hicks. Thomas Hicks, Sr., was a man of considerable ability and seemed to have a liking for public affairs, following the example of his father in taking a prominent part in initiating and promoting the advancement of the community. He was the first judge appointed for the County of Queens, and was a Lieutenant Colonel of the Continental forces on Long Island. In 1666, he obtained from Governor Nichol, a patent for 4,000 acres, including Great Neck and adjacent lands. Here he erected a fine mansion and introduced the English Manorial manner of living. After the death of his wife, Mary Butler Washburn Hicks, he married Mary, the daughter of Thomas Doughty. Ten children were born to this couple. February 19, 1660, Thomas Hicks in behalf of his wife Mary, late wife of John Washburn, deceased, demands certain legacies bequeathed by William Washburn to his son John; Imprimis, one-third of Mr. Washburn's meadow, item two sows, one yearling, one pestle and mortar, two ox pastures and five gates in the Neck. The Court ordered the above to be delivered to plaintiff for use of John Washburn, Jr."

More About JOHN WASHBURN and MARY BUTLER: Marriage: June 09, 1655 Child of JOHN WASHBURN and MARY BUTLER is: 3. i. JOHN4 WASHBURN, b. November 20, 1657; d. February 1686/87, London, England.

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      According to Savage, Bunker and Stevenson, Thomas Hicks married,

1st, after 1658, in Long Island, as her second husband, Mary (Butler)

Washburn, daughter of Richard Butler of Stratford, Conn., who had

married, 1st, John Washburn, who died August 30/1658. However, the

Jones Genealogy says that the Mary Washburn who married Thomas Hicks,

was the daughter of John and Sarah (---) Washburn, uncle of the John

Washburn who married Mary Butler. The John Washburn who married Sarah

---, was a man who lived in Flushing, and whose will of February23/1687

was made after he returned to England and died in the parish of Saint

Beedolph, near London, in which he mentioned his daughters Sarah and

Mary. It seems to we that the Jones genealogy is the more correct, for

it is more likely that Thomas Hicks' wife Mary Washburn, came from

Flushing, rather than from Stratford, Conn. The St Nicholas Society

records say Thomas Hicks' wife was Mary Cornell Washburn. I don't know

which is correct. They had two children, see below.

Issue:- (by his first wife Mary Washburn)

1/1. Thomas Hicks. The Stevenson Genealogy gives his birth as 1667:

 he died between April and October 1712.  Bunker wrongly says he
 married Deborah Valentine, born 1657, daughter of Richard Valentine,
 He married Deborah Whitehead, born 1675, whose will dated April
 14/1712, proved July 24/1712, confirms that she was the wife of
 Thomas Hicks: she was the daughter of Daniel and Abigail, (Stevenson)
 Denton Whitehead.  Abigail was born in 1640, and was the daughter of
 Edward and Anne Stevenson: she had married, 1st, about 1660, Daniel
 Fenton, born in Yorkshire, England, about 1628, died 1703, son of the
 Reverend Richard Denton, to whom she bore two children. They were
 divorced in 1672, and Abigail married, 2nd, in that year, Daniel
 Whitehead and bore him seven children, Deborah's will mentions
 the same children as in her husband's will. Thomas Hicks made his
 younger brother Jacob, his executor. Thomas left to his wife Deborah,
 the use of his homestead, to wit, that part which was James
 Clements', together with 10 acres of woodland at the north west
 corner of his 100 acres, and all the housing and orchards during her
 widowhood. Also the use of the meadow he bought of Richard Chew, with
 all the 100 acres he bought of John Hinchman, except the ten acres at
 the north east corner which he left to his son Augustine: also the
 meadow that was formerly James Clements after his wife`s decease.  He
 left his son Augustine all his homestead that was James Clements', as
 all the meadow that was Francis Doughty's, with all the haying and
 orchards. He left his son Whitehead all the 10 acre lots, bought and
 purchased by his father in law Daniel Whitehead, deceased, situate
 and lying upon the south side of the Hills, to him and his heirs and
 assigns. And his son Thomas was to pay his brother Whitehead œ25 when
 he was of age: and his son Augustine was to pay him œ10.  And his son
 Thomas was to pay his brother Stevenson œ100 when of age. He left to
 his six daughters Abigail, Deborah, Mary, Elizabeth, Hannah and
 Martha, two thirds of moveables. His wife Deborah's will left œ15 in
 money to Benjamin and his wife Elizabeth Field with her youngest son
 Stevenson to bring him up. She left the rest of her estate to her
 seven children. She bequeathed her daughter Martha to her loving
 friend Martha Thorne, and her daughter Hannah to her dear cousins
 Robert and Phebe Field, desiring them to bring up her dear children
 in the way of truth and the fear of God. She appointed her loving
 friends John Rodman, Robert Field, Francis Doughty, and Samuel Bowne
 as executors.

1/2. Jacob Hicks. Born 1669, died 1755. He lived at Rockaway, L.I.

 He married, probably in 1690, Hannah Carpenter, born 1672, died
 July ---, daughter of Joseph and Hannah (Carpenter) Carpenter, who
 came from Amesbury, Wiltshire, England, to Providence, R.I. and
 Warwick, R.I., and then in 1663 to Long Island, N.Y.

-------------------- Hello Erica and thanks for answering. Because I am like a dog searching for a bone, I have kept looking since I sent out the request. And found not only answers but well documented. First is from rootsweb uploaded by a Philip under Thomas Hicks. The second is from GenForum uploaded by a Berna Hunter and is very well documented including the instrument Thomas executed for the CT. Probate District of Fairfield that Philip had. This is it in a nut shell: Mary daughter of Richard Butler (mother unknown) of Stratford, Ct. married Thomas Hicks 1659 in Hempstead, NY. after her first husband John Washburn died October 30, 1658. Mary and John had one son. Mary and Thomas married 1659 had seven children: Thomas, John, Jacob, Phebe (the one in my line), Mary, Sarah and Elizabeth. Mary died 1675/6. Thomas married second Mary Doughty in 1677 and they had six more children. So the article quoted on Find a Grave was wrong and as are a good number of sites on the web. The confusion comes from one: there were two Richard Butlers. One from Stratford, the other from Hartford living and dying about the same time. They both had daughters named Mary. Two: Thomas's wives were both named Mary.

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Mary Hicks's Timeline

1635
1635
Fairfield , Connecticut
1637
June 29, 1637
Age 2
Romford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
June 29, 1637
Age 2
Romford, Hartford, CT
June 29, 1637
Age 2
Romford, Hartford, CT
June 29, 1637
Age 2
Romford, Hartford, CT
June 29, 1637
Age 2
Romford,Hartford,CT
June 29, 1637
Age 2
Romford, Hartford, CT
June 29, 1637
Age 2
Romford, Hartford, CT
1648
1648
Age 13
Little Compton, RI (or Seconnet, Sweden?), Newport, Rhode Island, United States
1655
June 7, 1655
Age 20
Stratford, Ct