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Birthplace: Southwark, Surrey, England
Death: Died in Plymouth, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
Occupation: Leather dresser., Immigrated on the "Fortune" in 1621 / Fellmonger & Merchant, leather dresser, Leather-dresser, fellmonger, Linda says: much misinfo, Fellmonger (in England), Fellmonger (Leather Seller) in England, Fellmonger
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About Robert Hicks

Alternate Birth date: 11/15/1575; Alternate death date: 3/24/1646

http://winslowtree.com/tree/getperson.php?personID=I3496&tree=Winslow

(ancestor of President George W. Bush)

  • Birth Abt 1575 Southwark, Surrey, England [13]
  • Gender Male
  • AFN 3DN3-0G
  • Died 24 May 1647 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Family Margaret Winslow, b. Abt 1589, Droitwich, Worchestershire, England

  • Married 1610 London, Middlesex, England
  • Children
    • 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 !Initial source: Family group sheet of Robert Hicks and Elizabeth Morgan in the FGRA collection of the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, submitted by Eva D. Nebeker, of Pocatello, Idaho.

Her sources:

  • 1. Hicks (Hix) Rec. B13 C19 pp 360, 361. It was adjusted for Thyrle N. Stapley by Charles Stapley Fam. c/o Gladys J. Bushby , Rt#1, Box 386, Mesa, AZ. Note at the bottom of the sheet says children no. 3, 4, 5 added by Grace R. Johnson, San Luis Obispo, Cal.
  • 2. A family group sheet of Robert Hicks and Margaret Winslow from the same collection submitted by Elsie Geneva Pace, Delta, Utah, compiled from "The Hicks Family" by Grace C. Toler pg 67-70; will of Margaret Winslow 1665 (A2D2 - Snow Estes Anc.) V. 1 pg 168-176), and "Col. Fam. of Amer." (Am 190) V. 18 pg 46-50, V. 8 pg 329, 330, Bital pg 1372.

The first sheet showed Robert Hicks born 1583, Southwark, London, Eng., son of James Hicks and Phebe Allyne, died 24 Mar 1647, married (1) 1600, London, Mddlsx, Engl, to Elizabeth Morgan, (LDS proxy sealing 14 May 1953 IFALL), b. abt 1585 of Eng.; died 1607, Southwark, London, Eng., daughter of John Morgan.

The second sheet has the same data, married (2) 1610, Margaret Winslow, born abt 1589, of Southwark, daughter of Edward Winslow and Magdalene Ollyver, wd (will dated) 1665 Plymouth.

"Snow-Estes Ancestry", by Nora E. Snow, 1939, gives both wills in full. His, dated 28 May 1745. It names wife, Margaret.

"Windecker-Gross and Allied Families" from "Americana" (973 B2a, 1942) also gives him two wives, quotes his and Margaret's wills, filed at Plymouth, Mass. It says the family moved to Duxbury, Massachusetts, as in 1642 two of his sons, John and Stephen, left his home and went to Long Island. (No source was given for this information and neither John nor Stephen are named in either will. Also, the will, dated 1645, says Robert was of Plymouth. (See further.)

An article in "THE AMERICAN GENEALOGIST", vol. 51 pg 57, by Robert S. Wakefield, says: "Although some writers credit Robert Hicks with two wives, no burial of a first wife was found in Bermondsey, and I do not know of any evidence that would prove he had any wife other than Margaret."

"The Great Migration Begins", also by Robert S. Wakefield and published in 1995, names only one wife, Margaret _____. It says "Death: Plymouth 24 May 1647 (from inventory). (Savage and Pope both give this date as 24 March, apparently based on the abstract of the inventory published in 1850 [NEHGR 4:282]. On the original the month of death is in the upper right corner of the page, and is worn, so that only 'Ma' can now be read on microfilm. Bowman saw this as May, and his reading is followed here.)"

LDS proxy temple ordinances are from the FGRA sheet and that of his parents.

Children on the FGRA sheet of Robert and Elizabeth: Thomas, b 1601, Southwark, md 1625, Margaret Atwood; Robert, abt 1603, Southwark; Elizabeth, abt 1605, of Southwark, md John Dickinson; John, abt 1605, of Southwark, w.p. 14 Jun 1672, md (1) 14 Mar 1637 (div) Herodias or Horod Long, (no 2nd marriage on the sheet); Stephen, abt 1607, of Southwark. (see further, article from "American Genealogist")

Children on the FGRA sheet of Robert and Margaret: Samuel, abt 1611, Southwark, married 11 Sep 1645, Lydia Doane; Ephraim, abt 1613, Southwark, married 13 Sep 1649, Elizabeth Tilley Howland, died 2 Dec 1649; Lydia, abt 1615, Chichester, Sussex, Eng., married 1633, Edward Bangs, died 1677; Phebe, abt 1616, Chichester, married 1635, George Watson, died 22 May 1663. (see further, article in "American Genealogist")

"Cape Cod Series" V. 2 pg 70 says children of his first wife were Elizabeth (married John Dickinson), Thomas, John (b 1607, died Long Island, N.Y., May 1672, married Herodia Long) and Stephen. (see further, article in "American Genealogist")

"Snow-Estes Ancestry" gives only Thomas as child of the first wife and children of the second wife as Samuel, Ephraim, Lydia and Phebe. (see further, article in "American Genealogist") It also gives wills of Robert and Margaret in full. His will names eldest son Samuel, son Ephraim, grandson John Bangs, and others with no relationship given. Margaret's will, dated 8 July 1665, names son Samuel, daughter in law Lydia, son Ephraim, deceased, son-in-law George Watson, husband of her daughter Phebe, deceased. and grandchild John Bangs.

The Windecker-Gross..." article says children of the first marriage were Thomas, baptized in Bermondsey, buried Apr 1604; John, baptized 12 Oct 1605, one of the patentees to whom (Dutch) Governor Kieft in 1645, granted the township of Flushing, Long Island. Children of the second marriage, Sarah bapt. 25 Oct 1607, Samuel, not shown in Bermondsey records, Stephen, Ephraim, Phebe and Lydia. (see next source)

The "American Genealogist" article says: "Charles Edwards Banks, in his 'English Ancestry and Homes of the Pilgrim Fathers' (1929), p. 119, lists the baptisms of three of the children of Robert Hicks, who came to Plymouth Colony in the Fortune in 1621, that he found in the parish of Bermondsey, and then he states, 'As there are no further entries in the register he probably removed to Southwark after the last-named date' (1607).

"This erroneous statement has probably been responsible for the long delay in finding the baptisms of more of the children of Robert Hicks, for there are baptismal records of five more children ... in the parish of St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey, the same parish where the three entries quoted by Dr. Banks appear!

"The early records of this parish are printed and indexed, and, no doubt, this is the source of Dr. Banks' information, but he should have noted they end in 1609."

He lists the children as they are shown here, with the burials of Thomas, Sara and Mary. He says Ephraim died three months after his marriage and it was his widow, Elizabeth, who married John Dickenson and not the "fictional eldest daughter often credited to Robert Hicks." Also, he says that Ephraim was "apparently born 1624-7 in Plymouth, as Robert and Margaret Hicks apparently had three children with them in 1623-4 when the division of land was made, yet had four children when the division of cattle was made in 1627 (Samuel, Ephraim, Lidia and Phoebe)." And "As far as the other purported children of Robert Hicks are concerned, it should be noted that they are not named in the wills of Robert or Margaret and were not with them during the 1623-1627 period. It appears that John and Richard died before 1623. It should also be noted that Robert Hicks calls Samuel his eldest son."

"The Great Migration..." gives a "Bibliographic Note" at the end of the account of Robert Hicks which says "In 1938 Louis Effingham de Forest compiled a comprehensive summary of all that was known about Robert Hicks at that date [Moore Anc 295-308]. (This summary includes children Elizabeth and Daniel, for whom there is no evidence.)

"The Great Migration..." says he came in 1621 on the "Fortune" and his first residence was Plymouth. It gives a deposition made by Clement Briggs of Weymouth 29 Aug 1638 saying that "about two and twenty years since this deponent then dwelling with one Mr. Samuell Lathame in Barmundsey Streete in Southwarke a fellmonger and one Thomas Harlow then also dwelling with Mr. Rob[er]te Heeks in the same street a fellmonger the said Harlow and this deponent had often conference together how many pelts each of their master pulled a week. And this deponent deposeth and saith that the said Rob[er]te Heeks did pull three hundred pelts a week and diverse times six or seven hundred & more in a week in the killing seasons, which was the most part of the year (except the time of Lent) for the space of three or four years. And that the said Rob[er]te Heek sold his sheep's pelts at that time for 40s. a hundred to Mr. Arnold Allard, whereas this deponents's Mr. Samuell Lathame sold his pelts for 50s. per hundred to the same man at the same time and Mr. Heeks pelts were much better ware [PCR 12:35].

"On 13 July 1639 Robert Hicks of Plymouth, 'citizen & leatherseller of London,' by a bill dated 6 July 1618 was indebted to Thomas Heath, citizen & cooper of London for L180, which amount was demanded by letter of attorney made by Hannah Cugley but Hicks showed an acquittance of all debts to Heath, having paid it long ago [PCR 12:43]." The article says he was in the 1633 list of Plymouth freemen, among those admitted before 1 Jan 1632/3 [PCR 1:3]. In the list of 7 March 1636/7 [PCR 1:52]. In the Plymouth section of the 1639 Plymouth Colony list of freemen, with the annotation 'dead' [PCR 8:173]. (should the date be 1649?)

Also, "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].

"Assessed 18s. in the Plymouth tax list of 25 March 1633 and 12s. in the list of 27 March 1634 [PCR 1:9, 27]. 'Robert Hickes' was thirty-seventh on the list of Purchasers [PCR 2:177].

"On 10 Feb 1629 Robert Hicks purchased two acres on the north side of town from Steven Dean [PCR 12:7]. On 29 Aug 1638 Clement Briggs acknowledged his sale of 'one acre of land in the upper fall near the second brook' to 'Mr. Rob[er]te Heeks' [PCR 12:34]. On 9 Dec 1639 'Mr Rob[er]te Hicks' rented five acres at Reed Pond to John Smyth for three years, Smyth to fence the east side of the land [PCR 12:51]. On 13 July 1639 George Sowle acknowledged his sale of two acres of land to Robert Hicks of Plymouth [PCR 12:45]. On 20 July 1639 John Barnes of Plymouth, yeoman, acknowledged his sale of four acres of meadow at High Pynes to Mr. Robert Hicks [PCR 12:45. On 11 Feb 1639[/40] Mr. Robert Hicks of Plymouth, planter, sold to Samuell Hicks his eldest son all his house, outhouses and garden in Plymouth, together with four acres of land and eight acres of land and all the meadow at the Heigh Pynes and Iland Creek, and all his right title and interest in the land, and three cows [PCR 12:54]. On 7 Apr 1642 Mr. Robert Hicks sold two acres of marsh at Heigh Pines to Mr. William Bradford [PCR 12:79]. On 7 May 1642 Mr. Robert Hicks sold seven acres of upland at Hand Creek to William Brett of Duxbury [PCR 12:80]. On 9 Oct 1645 Mr. Robert Hicks sold to Georg Partrich a parcel of marsh meadow consisting of two acres [PCR 12:115].

"In his will, dated 28 May 1645 and proved 15 May 1648, 'Robert Hicks of Plymouth ... being full of infirmities of body' bequeathed to

  • 'my son Ephraim all that my dwelling house barn and buildings with the gardens ... in Plymouth,' also 'all those three fields one lying on the north side of the said town of Plymouth ..., the second which I lately purchased of Mr. John Aldin and the third called the south field'; 'but my mind and will is that my executrix hereafter named shall have and enjoy three rooms in the said house during her life she keeping herself unmarried, viz. the hall and chamber over the cellar underneath, and also that my said son Ephraim shall pay her the thirds of the said lands during her life and widowhood'; to 'my said son Ephraim all my lands lying at Iland Creek on Duxbery side except two lots of upland of twenty acres apiece lying next unto Mr. Kemp's lands, which I hereby give and bequeath unto John Banges my grandchild'; to 'my executric ... the rents of the said land not set and let forth for six years yet to come if she shall so long live, but all the rest of my lands ... I give unto my said son Ephraim';
  • 'I give unto John Reyner the son of Mr. John Reyner our teacher fifty acres of the purchased lands accruing .... to me as a purchaser of my share of lands lying at Seawams or Secunck if the said Mr. John Reyner his father do remain at Plymouth';
  • to 'Samuell my eldest son' fifty acres;
  • to 'my said son Ephraim' fifty acres;
  • to John Watson' fifty acres;
  • to 'John Bangs' fifty acres;
  • to 'the younger of Mr. Charls Chancy's sons which his wife had at one birth when he dwelt at Plymouth' fifty acres;
  • to 'my said son Ephraim' household goods;
  • to the Town of Plymouth one cow calf;
  • to 'William Pontus' 20s.'
  • 'Margaret my loving wife' sole executrix and residue; Mr. John Howland, Mannasses Kempton and Thomas Cushman overseers;
  • to John Howland and Mannasses Kemton 10s. each for a remembrance;
  • to Joshua Prat 'a suit of my wearing clothes with a pair of shoes and stockings';
  • to Samuell Eddy a pair of wearing stockings;
  • to 'my said son ephraim ... my four oxen, paying my loving wife ... the thirds of the profits of the lands as is before mentioned ... and to draw her twenty loads of wood yearly to her house in Plymouth during her life' [MD 8:144-46, citing PCPR 1:1:703].

"The inventory of the estate of 'Mr. Robert Hicks deceased the 24th of May 1647 taken the fifth of July in the year aforesaid also exhibited upon oath the 4th of May 1648' totalled L39 13s., with no real estate included [MD ("The Mayflower Descendant") 8:143-44, citing PCPR ("Plymouth Colony Probate Records")1:1:69].

"On 23 Jan 1648 John Rogers of Duxbury bought the rent of lands improved by Mr. Robert Hicks now deceased from Ephraim Hicks of Plymouth [PCR 12:155-56].

On 1 May 1660 'Gorge Watson,' on behalf of his son John Watson and nephew John Banges, requested that, because 'Samuel Hickes' was mistakenly entered in the court records as purchaser of lands at Cushenah and Accoaksett, etc., and it should have been 'Mr. Robert' Hickes, it be corrected; the matter was referred to a later court [PCR 3:186]. On 3 Oct 1662 'Samuell Hickes' was offered an equal division with others in the lands of Mr. Robert Hickes at Accushen, Coaksett, etc., but he declined [PCR 4:27]. Margaret and Samuel could not agree on the division of goods in Robert's estate and the matter was taken to court 7 June 1661 [PCR 3:217].

"On 7 Oct 1662 'Margarett Hickes of Plymouth, widow, as sole executrix to my husband Mr. Robert Hickes,' confirmed his bequest of fifty acres to 'Elnathan Chauncye the younger of the twins of Mr. Charles Chauncye' [MD 17:240-41, citing PCLR 2:2:107].

On 22 March 1663[/4] 'Mistris Hickes' and 'Sam[uel] Hickes' were granted Lot 7 in the Plymouth lands at 'Puncateesett Necke' [PTR 1:64]."

"Snow-Estes Ancestry" says Robert was a leather dresser or felmonger at Southwark, Surrey, near London ..." It says he "came on the Fortune, Nov., 1621, and in the 1621 division of land in Plymouth, he received one acre; his wife and children came in the Anne, 1623, in which year he and his wife were granted four acres. In the Division of Cattle, 1627, the 'twelveth lot fell to John Jene & his companie joyned to him' ...", the list included Robert, Margaret, Samuel, Ephraim, Lidya and Phebe Hicks. It said "To this lott fell the greate white backt cow wch was brought over with the first in the Ann, to wch cow the keepeing of the bull was joyned for thes psonts to pvide for. heere also two shee goats."

It says further "He was the twenty-third signer of the agreement between Plymouth Colony and William Bradford, Capt. Miles Standish, and Isaac Allerton and others, dated at London, Nov. 17, 1628. (In) 1633, member of the General Court. On 7/17 Jan'y, 1632/3, Robert Hicks and Francis Cooke were appointed arbitrators to settle a difference about accounts between Dr. Samuel Fuller and Peter Brown. Oct. 2, 1634. he took the inventory of Stephen Dean's estate, and Feb. 27, 1643, that of John Atwood's estate."

"Windecker-Gross and Allied Families" gives some of the same information but calls him a "fellmonger or hide and wool merchant of London."

Sources

1. [S67] The Wayland George Adams Family, Helen Ester Adams, et al, (1972 Source 8.), Page 59 (Reliability: 3).

2. [S27] New England Historical And Genealogical Register, Volume 8, Page ? (Reliability: 3).

3. [S43] Bassett - Preston Ancestry, Belle Preston, 929.273 B294p., Page 19 (Reliability: 3).

4. [S64] Ancestry of Addie Clark Harding, (1970), 929.273 H219mc., Page 36 (Reliability: 3).

5. [S42] The American Genealogist, Volume 51, Page 57 (Reliability: 3).

6. [S42] The American Genealogist, Volume 54, Page 31 (Reliability: 3).

7. [S46] New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Volume 38, Page 11 (Reliability: 3).

8. [S65] Charles Roscoe Howland, Charles Roscoe Howland, (Tuttle Publishing Co Inc, Rutland VT,), 929.273 H843h., Page 30 (Reliability: 3).

9. [S66] National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Volume 5, Page 7 (Reliability: 3).

10. [S27] New England Historical And Genealogical Register, Volume 6, Page 168. (Reliability: 3).

11. [S41] Mayflower Quarterly, 973 B2md., Volume Aug 1979, Page 150 (Reliability: 3).

12. [S46] New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Volume 38, Page 73 (Reliability: 3).

13. [S32] Archive Section Family Group Sheet .

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In 1621, Robert Hicks left his home in Southwark, County Surrey, England, and came to the Plymouth Colony in the ship Fortune Nov 11 1621. He was listed as a leather dresser.

Family Sheet

HUSBAND

  • Name: Robert Hicks
  • Born: Abt 15801580-1-1 at Southwark, Surrey, England Married: 15961596-1-1 at , London, Middlesex, England,
  • Died: Bet 24 May 1646 and 1647/1646-5-24 at Plymouth, MA.
  • Other Spouses: Margaret Winslow
  • Father: James Hicks
  • Mother: Phebe Allyne

WIFE

  • Name: Elizabeth Morgan [5]
  • Born: Abt 1583 at , , , England [6]
  • Died: 1607 at Southwark, Surrey, England [7]
  • Father: John Morgan
  • Mother: Unknown

CHILDREN

Name: Elizabeth Hicks

  • Born: Abt 1600 at England
  • Died: at Y

Name: Thomas Hicks

  • Born: 19 Feb 1603 at Bermondsey, England
  • Died: 4 Apr 1604 at Bermondsey, England

Name: John Hicks

  • Born: 25 Oct 1607 at Bermondsey, London, England
  • Died: May 1672 at , Long Island, NY
  • Wife: Florence Carman

Name: Sarah Hicks

  • Born: 25 Oct 1607 at Bermondsey, England
  • Died: 1618

Name: Stephen Hicks

  • Born: Abt 1609 at City Of London, , London, England
  • Died: 1688 at Flushing, New York

Name: Richard Hicks

  • Born: 1609
  • Died: at Y

SOURCES

  • 1). Pedigree Resource File CD 1
  • 2). af18.ged
  • 4). af18.ged
  • 5). Pedigree Resource File CD 1
  • 6). assorted research notes
  • 7). assorted research notes

NOTES

1). Research mytree.FTW Robert, born 1580 he married first Elizabeth Morgan, and second Margaret Winslow. The children of the first marriage were Thoma s and John and of the second were Samuel, Ephraim, Lydia, Phebe , Elizabeth, and Daniel.

In 1621, Robert Hicks left his home in Southwark, County Surrey, England, and came to the Plymouth Colony in the ship Fortune Nov 11 1621. He was listed as a leather dresser. He lived as a substantial citizen of the Puritan Colony. This was the 2nd body of Puritans following the Mayflower.

  • Source The Hicks Family, The American Genealogical Research Instute, Arlington VI.
  • Note Source Broderbund WFT Vol. 21 Tree 139. His wife, Margaret, with their children, joined him two years later, coming in the ship Ann in 1622 , she was the sister of the Winslow brothers who came in the Mayflower .

Robert Hicks resided in Plymourth Colony for 26 years, sharing in the division of cattle in 1627.

  • Source Automated Archives, Salt Lake City, UT CD Rom.
  • Note Source Broderbund WFT Vol. 19 Tree 1100.

He was made a freeman in 1633, and died March 24, 1647.

  • Note Another of our ancestors sailed aboard the Fortune in the very same year to the same destination. William Symons also sailed from England to the Plymouth in 1621. I wonder if they met aboard ship?

Robert Hicks: Robert was born in England and lived in Bermondsey and Southwark in County Surrey, England. Surrey is the county located just southwest of London. He was a fellmonger or leather maker. The term especially applies to sheep skins. Normally Robert would pull 300 skins a week but sometimes he could do 600 to 700 skins. There seems to be some question about his wife wives. Some list his first wife as Elizabeth Morgan who he married about 1596. They had four children. He second married Margaret about 1610 and they had five children. Some identify her as Margaret Winslow step sister of govenor Edward Winslow. Robert came to Plymouth Colony in 1621 aboard the Fortune. Margaret Winslow followed two years later on the Anne.

Robert had his will written for him on May 28, 1645 and died two years later on May 24, 1647. His will in part says:

In the name of God Amen I Robert hicks of Plymouth this xxviiith day of may Anno dm 1645 being full of Infermities of body and conssidering the brevity of this mortall life but of very good and perfecte memory doe ordaine and make this my last will and Testament in maner and forme foloing

  • first I give and bequeathe my soule to Almighty god in certaine hope and assurance of a Joyfull Reseurection and my body to bee buried in decent maner
  • And as concerning all my wordly goods and estate my mind and will is as foloweth first I give and bequath unto my soon Ephraim all yt my dwelling house barn and buildings with the gardins therunto belonging sittuate in plymouth aforsaid ... my executrix heerafter named shall have and Enjoy three Romes in the sd house during her life shee keeping her selfe unmarried viz the hall and chamber over and seller underneath and allso yt my soon Ephraim shall pay her the thirds of the sd lands during her life and widdowhood and lickwise shee shall Enjoy the garden next unto the watter side with the sd Romes as foresaid ... and fifty acres to John watson there Seawams or Secunck allso ...
  • I doe ordayne and make Margerett my loveing wife the sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament ...

Roberts estate came to 39 pounds and 13 shillings outside of his real estate which amounted to over 300 acres. His widow lived on another 19 years dying between July 8, 1665 when she wrote her will and March 6, 1665/66 when it was exhibited.

  • Plymouth Colony, Its History & People 1620 16 91 by Eugene Stratton 1986 Mayflower Descendant Vol. 8, Pg 143 146.
  • Note Source Broderbund WFT Vol. 19 Tree 1198.
  • Other Sources WFT Vol. 23 tree 678 Rep Men & Old Families of Rhode Island V. 3 pg 1609

Sir Ellis Hicks Family pg 77: Robert arrived in Plymouth on the Fortune in 1621 Thomas and James arrived in Plymouth on the Anne in 1623 Margaret Winslow Hix wife of Robert arrived in Plymouth on the Anne in 1623.

  • ROBERT HICKS SOURCE WFT V.I, 259, AND 1412. Lived on Bermondsey St. Southwark, London. He was a fellmonger
  • VOL 27 6842. ROBERT HICKS 1578
  • Sources Plymouth Colony Its History and People 1 620 1691 by Eugene Aubrey Stratton p. 238
  • History and Genealogy of the Mayflower Planters by Leon Clark Hills p. 70 71, 162 1 63, 168
  • The Great Migration Begins Immigrants to NE 1620 1633 by Robert C. Anderson p. 927 Vol. 2

Robert Hicks arrived in Plymouth Ma. in the Fortune 1621. His wife, Phebe, Samuel, Ephraim , and Lydia arrived on the Anne in 1623 along with Edward Bangs. Child 9 married the daughter of John Howland and Elizabeth Tilly. Children 18 were all bap. at St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surry ENGLAND. All the dates listed as births were the dates they were bap. JAMES HICKS 1550

  • Sources: History and Genealogy of the Mayflower Planters by Leon Clark Hills 1981 p. 70.
  • Source WFT. Vol. 27 tree 551.
  • Some of this information was downloaded from RootsWeb WorldConnect Project. It was submited by Irene Mast. If you have any questions or corrections please email me at dmast@mediaone.net.

Has birth listed as London, Southwich, England. A dealer in hides and wool fellmonger from London. Came to Plymouth in 1621 1623 depending on reports on the ship fIFortune fP. His wife and some of his children followed on the ship fIAnn fP.

  • From The Surname Archive Lloyd Hicks, microfilm 1,035,657

Arrived in Plymouth 11 Nov 1621 on fIFortune fP. Left London about August 1621. Wife listed on fIAnne fP in July 1623. There is some disagreement on the maiden names of his wives. fBSaints and Strangers fP lists Margaret as fIMorgan fP instead of Winslow.

A dealer in hides and wool fellmonger from London. Came to Plymouth in 1621 1623 depending on reports on the ship fIFortune fP. His wife and some ofhis children followed on the ship fIAnn fP.

  • From The Surname Archive Lloyd Hicks, microfilm 1,035,657

Arrived in Plymouth 11 Nov 1621 on fIFortune fP. Left London about August 1621. Wife listed on fIAnne fP in July 1623. There is some disagreement on the maiden names of his wives. fBSaints and Strangers fP lists Margaret as fIMorgan fP instead of Winslow.

Hicks, Knight Baronet temp. Ed.III. 1327 S. desengaetor Robert Hicks, a lineal descendant of Ellis Hicks, in the year 1621, came to America on the ship Fortune , settling in Duxbury, Mass. Twenty years later two of his sons John and Stephen came to Long Island, and made their homes there. Robert Hicks, ancestor of the family in America, was a leather dresser for Bermondsey St. Southwark, London. He crossed the Atlantic with the second body of Puritans in the ship FORTUNE, which landed at Plymouth, Mass. on November 11, 1621, bringing over the parts of families left behind by the MAYFLOWER the year before. MARGARET, wife of ROBERT HICKS, and her children came over in the ship ANN, which arrived at Plymouth during the latter part of June 1622. This family settled in Duxbury, Mass but two of the sons came to Long Island about 1642. They were JOHN and STEPHEN. More info A fellmerger(????? can't read spelling) or hide and wool merchant of London. Settled at Scituate, Mass. later moving to Plymouth, later moved to Duxbury, Mass. as in 1642. Two of his sons John and Stephen...

Passenger List, ship Fortune, 1621 The ship Fortune arrived at Plymough on November 9, 1621, just a few weeks after the First Thanksgiving. This passenger list is based on the 1632 Division of Land, the passerger list compiled by Charles Edward Banks in Planters Of The Commonwealth, by material published occasionally by Robert S. Wakefield in the Mayflower Quarterly, and by the information found in Eugene Augrey Stratton's Plymouth Colony Its History and Its People, 1620 1691. The author is descended from Fortune passengers John Adams, William Bassett, and Moses Simmons.

Division of Land, 1623 In 1623, the Pilgrims divided up their land. The people mentioned in the Division of Land came on the Mayflower 1620, the Fortune 1621 , and the Anne 1623 . A couple may have arrived on the Swan 1622 or the Little James 1623 , but these were small ships carrying mostly cargo. The Division of Land is recorded in Volume XII of the Records of the Colony of New Plymouth , and reprinted in the Mayflower Descendant , 1 227 230.

Each family was given one acre per family member. This goeth in wth a corner by ye ponde. Robart Hickes his wife & children 4 acres. another entry says Robert Hickes 1 acre These lye beyoud the fort to the wood west.

The following information was found posted on the internet byJanet Dobbs janet@pressroom.com at http worldconnect.rootsweb.com cgi bin igm.cgi?op GET&dbc artsort&id I0933 ID I0933

  • Name Robert HICKS
  • Sex M
  • Birth 1580 in England
  • Death 24 MAR 1646/47
  • Emigration 1621 The Fortune left England for America 1
  • Immigration 11 NOV 1621 from England to America , ship Fortune
  • PROP 1627 1 black & white cow, 1 bull & 2 female goats 2
  • PROP 1623 1 acre These lye beyoud the fort to the wood west. 3
  • Occupation Leather dresser for Bermondsey St. Southwark, London, England
  • Note Hicks, Knight Baronet temp. Ed.III. 1327 S. desengaetor Robert Hicks, a lineal descendant of Ellis Hicks, in the year 1621, came to America on the ship Fortune , settling in Duxbury, Mass. Twenty years later two of his sons John and Stephen came to Long Island, and made their homes there. Robert Hicks, ancestor of the family in America, was a leather dresser for Bermondsey St. Southwark, London. He crossed the Atlantic with the second body of Puritans in the ship FORTUNE, which landed at Plymouth, Mass. on November 11, 1621, bringing over the parts of families left behind by the MAYFLOWER the year before. MARGARET, wife of ROBERT HICKS, and her children came over in the ship ANN, which arrived at Plymouth during the latter part of June 1622. This family settled in Duxbury, Mass but two of the sons came to Long Island about 1642. They were JOHN and STEPHEN. More info A fellmerger(????? can t read spelling) or hide and wool merchant of London. Settled at Scituate, Mass. later moving to Plymouth, later moved to Duxbury, Mass. as in 1642. Two of his sons John and Stephen...
  • Passenger List, ship Fortune, 1621 The ship Fortune arrived at Plymough on November 9, 1621, just a few weeks after the First Thanksgiving. This passenger list is based on the 1632 Division of Land, the passerger list compiled by Charles Edward Banks in Planters Of THe Commonwealth, by material published occasionally by Robert S. Wakefield in the Mayflower Quarterly, and by the information found in Eugene Augrey Stratton's Plymouth Colony Its History and Its People, 1620 1691. The author is descended from Fortune passengers John Adams, William Bassett, and Moses Simmons.Division of Land, 1623 In 1623, the Pilgrims divided up their land.

The people mentioned in the Division of Land came on the Mayflower 1620, the Fortune 1621 , and the Anne 1623 . A couple may have arrived on the Swan 1622 or the Little James 1623 , but these were small ships carrying mostly cargo. The Division of Land is recorded in Volume XII of the Records of the Colony of New Plymouth , and reprinted in the Mayflower Descendant , 1 227 230. Each family was given one acre per family member. This goeth in wth a corner by ye ponde. Robart Hickes his wife & children 4 acres. another entry says Robert Hickes 1 acre These lye beyoud the fort to the wood west.

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Note: HICKS, ROBERT, 5648 - He arrived in 1621 on the Fortune. Banks called him a fellmonger of Bermondsey and Southwark, County Surrey. Robert S. Wakefield, "The Children of Robert Hicks," TAG 51:57, shows that Hicks had at least nine children. See also R. G. Rider, "More on the Robert

Hicks Ancestry: Clues to the Identity of his Spouse," TAG 54:31, which should be read with a bit of caution. His wife was Margaret Hicks, q.v. Some interesting background is given on Hicks in the deposition of Clement Briggs of Weymouth, fellmonger, taken at New Plymouth 29 August 1638. Briggs said that about twenty-two years earlier he was dwelling (and working for) Mr. Samuel Latham in Bermondsey Street, Southwark, London, and a Thomas Harlow was dwelling with (and working for) Mr. Robert Hicks. Harlow and Briggs often discussed how many pelts their masters pulled a week. Hicks pulled 300 a week and sometimes 600 or 700, and he sold his sheep's pelts for forty shillings a hundred to Mr. Arnold AUard, whereas Mr. Samuel Latham sold his to the same man for ftfty shillings a hundred, even though Mr. Hicks's pelts were better ware (PCR 12-.35). In Plymouth, Hicks recorded with the court on 13 July 1639 a release whereby Thomas Heath of London, cooper, on 13 July 1619 had acquitted Robert Hicks, formerly a citizen and leatherseller of London, of all debts, including.EI80 pounds which Hicks had owed Heath (PCR 12-.43). Hicks died at Plymouth 24 May 1647, and in his will, dated 28 May 1645, inventory 5 July 1647, he named his wife Margaret, oldest son Samuel, son Ephraim, grandson John Bangs, John Watson, and a number of nonrelative Plymouth residents (MD 8:143).

Source: Plymouth Colony Its History & People 1620 - 1691 by Aubrey Stratton - 1986

Some show two wives for Robert Hicks: Elizabeth Morgan, and Margaret Winslow, but no marriage record has been found for Robert Hicks. His only known wife was Margaret, and there is little basis for her surname being

Winslow. See TAG 54:31-34. Came to America aboard the Fortune.

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ROBERT HICKS

Source: Ancestry.com

Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-33

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ROBERT HICKS

ORIGIN: London

MIGRATION: 1621 on Fortune

FIRST RESIDENCE: Plymouth

OCCUPATION: Fellmonger (in England).

FREEMAN: In the "1633" list of Plymouth freemen, among those admitted before 1 January 1632/3 [PCR 1:3]. In list of 7 March 1636/7 [PCR 1:52]. In the Plymouth section of the 1639 Plymouth Colony list of freemen, with the annotation "dead" [PCR 8:173].

EDUCATION: His inventory included "3 books" valued at 8s. His widow, Margaret, signed her will.

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].

Assessed 18s. in the Plymouth tax list of 25 March 1633 and 12s. in the list of 27 March 1634 [PCR 1:9, 27]. "Robert Hickes" was thirty-seventh on the list of Purchasers [PCR 2:177].

On 10 February 1629 Robert Hicks purchased two acres on the north side of town from Steven Dean [PCR 12:7]. On 29 August 1638 Clement Briggs acknowledged his sale of "one acre of land in the upper fall near the second brook" to "Mr. Rob[er]te Heeks" [PCR 12:34]. On 9 December 1639 "Mr. Rob[er]te Hicks" rented five acres at Reed Pond to John Smyth for three years, Smyth to fence the east side of the land [PCR 12:51]. On 13 July 1639 George Sowle acknowledged his sale of two acres of land to Robert Hicks of Plymouth [PCR 12:45]. On 20 July 1639 John Barnes of Plymouth, yeoman, acknowledged his sale of four acres of meadow at High Pynes to Mr. Robert Hicks [PCR 12;45]. On 11 February 1639[/40] Mr. Robert Hicks of Plymouth, planter, sold to Samuell Hicks his eldest son all his house, outhouses and garden in Plymouth, together with four acres of land and eight acres of land and all the meadow at the Heigh Pynes and Iland Creek, and all his right title and interest in the land, and three cows [PCR 12:54]. On 7 April 1642 Mr. Robert Hicks sold two acres of marsh at Heigh Pines to Mr. William Bradford [PCR 12:79]. On 7 May 1642 Mr. Robert Hicks sold seven acres of upland at Iland Creek to William Brett of Duxbury [PCR 12:80]. On the same day he acknowledged his deed to John Reynor of three acres of marsh meadow at Heigh Pynes [PCR 12:80]. On 9 October 1645 Mr. Robert Hicks sold to Georg Partrich a parcel of marsh meadow consisting of two acres [PCR 12:115].

In his will, dated 28 May 1645 and proved 15 May 1648,

"Robert Hicks of Plymouth ... being full of infirmities of body" bequeathed to "my son Ephraim all that my dwelling house barn and buildings with the gardens ... in Plymouth," also "all those three fields one lying on the north side of the said town of Plymouth ..., the second which I lately purchased of Mr. John Aldin and the third called the south field"; "but my mind and will is that my executrix hereafter named shall have and enjoy three rooms in the said house during her life she keeping herself unmarried, viz. the hall and chamber over and cellar underneath, and also that my said son Ephraim shall pay her the thirds of the said lands during her life and widowhood"; to "my said son Ephraim all my lands lying at Iland Creek on Duxbery side except two lots of upland of twenty acres apiece lying next unto Mr. Kemp's lands, which I hereby give and bequeath unto John Banges my grandchild"; to "my executrix ... the rents of the said land not set and let forth for six years yet to come if she shall so long live, but all the rest of my lands ... I give unto my said son Ephraim"; "I give unto John Reyner the son of Mr. John Reyner our teacher fifty acres of the purchased lands accruing ... to me as a purchaser of my share of lands lying at Seawams or Secunck if the said Mr. John Reyner his father do remain at Plymouth"; to "Samuell my eldest son" fifty acres; to "my said son Ephraim" fifty acres; to "John Watson" fifty acres; to "John Bangs" fifty acres; to "the younger of Mr. Charls Chancy's sons which his wife had at one birth when he dwelt at Plymouth" fifty acres; to "my said son Ephraim" household goods; to the Town of Plymouth one cow calf; to "William Pontus" 20s.; to "John Faunce" 20s.; to "Nathaneell Morton" 20s.; to "Thomas Cushman" 20s.; "Margaret my loving wife" sole executrix and residue; Mr. John Howland, Mannasses Kempton and Thomas Cushman overseers; to John Howland and Mannasses Kemton 10s. each for a remembrance; to Joshua Prat "a suit of my wearing clothes with a pair of shoes and stockings"; to Samuell Eddy a pair of wearing stockings; to "my said son Ephraim ... my four oxen, paying my loving wife ... the thirds of the profits of the lands as is before mentioned ... and to draw her twenty loads of wood yearly to her house in Plymouth during her life" [MD 8:144-46, citing PCPR 1:1:703].

The inventory of the estate of "Mr. Robert Hicks deceased the 24th of May 1647 taken the fifth of July in the year aforesaid also exhibited upon oath the 4th of May 1648" totalled £39 13s., with no real estate included [MD 8:143-44, citing PCPR 1:1:69].

On 23 January 1648 John Rogers of Duxbury bought the rent of lands improved by Mr. Robert Hicks now deceased from Ephraim Hicks of Plymouth [PCR 12:155-56].

On 1 May 1660 "Gorge Watson," on behalf of his son John Watson and nephew John Banges, requested that, because "Samuel Hickes" was mistakenly entered in the court records as purchaser of lands at Cushenah and Accoaksett, etc., and it should have been "Mr. Robert" Hickes, it be corrected; the matter was referred to a later court [PCR 3:186]. On 3 October 1662 "Samuell Hickes" was offered an equal division with others in the lands of Mr. Robert Hickes at Accushena, Coaksett, etc., but he declined [PCR 4:27]. Margaret and Samuel could not agree on the division of goods in Robert's estate and the matter was taken to court 7 June 1661 [PCR 3:217].

On 7 October 1662 "Margarett Hickes of Plymouth, widow, as sole executrix to my husband Mr. Robert Hickes," confirmed his bequest of fifty acres to "Elnathan Chauncye the younger of the twins of Mr. Charles Chauncye" [MD 17:240-41, citing PCLR 2:2:107].

On 22 March 1663[/4] "Mistris Hickes" and "Sam[uel] Hickes" were granted Lot 7 in the Plymouth lands at "Puncateesett Necke" [PTR 1:64].

In her will, dated 8 July 1665 and proved 6 March 1665/6,

"Margarett Hickes widow of the town of Plymouth" bequeathed

  • to "my son Samuell Hickes" £5;
  • to "my daughter-in-law Lydia Hickes" 30s.;
  • to "my son Samuell's children" 10s. each "there being seven of them";
  • said legacies to be paid by "son Samuell Hickes" from his debt "he having already received a large portion of that which God hath given me not only in lands but also in goods and chattels which was not only my husband's and son Ephraim's estate formerly but also given to me by will at my son Ephraim's death";
  • to "my grandchild John Banges" 40s.;
  • residue to "the children of my son-in-law Gorg Watson and my loving daughter that is deceased Phebe Watson,"
  • also said estate to be "at the dispose of my son-in-law Gorg Watson";
  • "my son-in-law Gorg Watson and my friend Captain Southworth" overseers [PCPR 2:2:32, abstracted in MD 16:157-58].

The inventory of Margaret Hickes, taken 5 March 1665[/6], totalled £53 12s. 6d. and included no real estate [PCPR 2:2:33, abstracted in MD 16:158]. On 6 March 1665/6 "Gorge Watson" was granted administration on the estate of "Mistris Margarett Hickes, deceased" [PCR 4:117].

BIRTH: By about 1578 based on estimated date of marriage.

DEATH: Plymouth 24 May 1647 (from inventory). (Savage and Pope both give this date as 24 March, apparently based on the abstract of the inventory published in 1850 [NEHGR 4:282]. On the original the month of death is in the upper right corner of the page, and is worn, so that only "Ma" can now be read on microfilm. Bowman saw this as May, and his reading is followed here.)

MARRIAGE: By 1603 Margaret _____; she died at Plymouth between 8 July 1665 (date of will) and 6 March 1665/6 (probate of will).

CHILDREN (first eight baptized at St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey [TAG 51:58]):

  • i THOMAS, bp. 19 February 1603/4; bur. 23 April 1604.
  • ii JOHN, bp. 12 October 1605; no further record.
  • iii SARA, bp. 25 October 1607; bur. 24 February 1617/8.
  • iv RICHARD, bp. 17 September 1609; no further record.
  • v SAMUEL, bp. 18 August 1611; m. Plymouth 11 September 1645 Lydia Doane [PCR 2:88], daughter of JOHN DOANE.
  • vi LYDIA, bp. 6 September 1612; m. by about 1633 EDWARD BANGS.
  • vii PHOEBE, bp. 15 March 1614/5; m. by about 1636 George Watson (their daughter Phebe m. Jonathan Shaw on 22 January 1656 [PVR 662]).
  • viii MARY, bp. 11 May 1617; bur. 14 September 1619.
  • ix EPHRAIM, b. Plymouth about 1625; m. Plymouth 13 September 1649 Elizabeth Howland [PCR 8:8], daughter of JOHN HOWLAND; Ephraim Hicks d. 12 December 1649 "a violent death" [PCR 3:202] and his widow m. (2) Plymouth 10 July 1651 John Dickenson [PCR 8:13].

COMMENTS:

The major breakthrough on this family was made when Robert S. Wakefield discovered additional baptismal entries in the St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, register [TAG 51:57-58].

Several sources give Robert Hicks two wives: Elizabeth Morgan and Margaret Winslow. No record has been found of any marriage for Robert Hicks, and his only known wife was Margaret; the argument that Margaret was a Winslow has little basis [TAG 54:31-34].

Clement Briggs of Weymouth, fellmonger, deposed 29 August 1638 that about two and twenty years since this deponent then dwelling with one Mr. Samuell Lathame in Barmundsey Streete in Southwarke a fellmonger and one Thomas Harlow then also dwelling with Mr. Rob[er]te Heeks in the same street a fellmonger the said Harlow and this deponent had often conference together how many pelts each of their master pulled a week. And this deponent deposeth and saith that the said Rob[er]te Heeks did pull three hundred pelts a week and diverse times six or seven hundred & more a week in the killing seasons, which was the most part of the year (except the time of Lent) for the space of three or four years. And that the said Rob[er]te Heeks sold his sheep's pelts at that time for 40s. a hundred to Mr. Arnold Allard, whereas this deponent's Mr. Samuell Lathame sold his pelts for 50s. per hundred to the same man at the same time and Mr. Heeks pelts were much better ware [PCR 12:35].

On 13 July 1639 Robert Hicks of Plymouth, "citizen & leatherseller of London," by a bill dated 6 July 1618 was indebted to Thomas Heath, citizen & cooper of London for £180, which amount was demanded by letter of attorney made by Hannah Cugley but Hicks showed an acquittance of all debts to Heath, having paid it long ago [PCR 12:43].

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].

BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE:

In 1938 Louis Effingham deForest compiled a comprehensive summary of all that was known about Robert Hicks at that date [Moore Anc 295-308]. (This summary includes children Elizabeth and Daniel, for whom there is no evidence.)

A Fellmonger is someone who removes hair from animal hides in preparation for tanning. The name is derived from the Old English ‘fell’ meaning skins and ‘monger’ meaning dealer. Fellmongery is one of the oldest professions in the world and since ancient times, man has used the skins of animals to clothe himself, and for making domestic articles. Today however, Fellmongery has been superseded by machines that now perform the work formerly done by man.

The process of fellmongering had to be done quickly after the animal was slaughtered to prevent the hides from decaying before tanning could begin. The hides were first washed and cleansed of all blood. They were then soaked to allow the skin tissues to distend. Next, a paste made from lime and sodium sulphate was applied. This fed the pelts and unblocked the pores so that the fellmonger could then separate the wool from the skins. The wool was then cooled and dried. The fellmongering stage of the leather making process was then complete.

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(I) Robert Hicks, immigrant ancestor of the Hicks family, arrived in Plymouth Harbor, November 11, 1621, on the ship "Fortune". He was a son of James, of Southwark, London, and was lineally descended from Sir Ellis Hicks. Robert's second wife, Margaret Winslow, and her children, followed him on the ship "Ann", the latter part of 1622. They settled in Duxbury, Massachusetts, where he did full duty as a pioneer in developing the land and building a home. He was a man of considerable consequence in the community. The "History of Plymouth" states that he owned considerable land in that town, and gives a fac-simile of a deed made by him to Miles Standish for the transfer of certain real estate in Plymouth. The same history gives the fac-simile of his will and that of Margaret Winslow, his second wife. Who was a sister of Governor Winslow. Robert Hicks took the oath of fidelity about 1644. He married (first) Elizabeth Morgan; and (second) Margaret Winslow. Children by first marriage: 1. Elizabeth, 2. Thomas, 3. John, mentioned below. 4. Stephen.

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ROBERT HICKS.

The following is from the "Hicks Genealogy", by Benjamin Doughty Hicks, 8 volumes manuscript, the only copy extant being at the Long Island Historical Society, Brooklyn: from "One Branch of the Hicks Family", by J.O. Austin, 1894, at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston: from "Adam & Anne Mott", by Thomas C. Cornell, Yonkers, 1890: from Bunker's Long Island Genealogies" from "The Memorial of Samuel Hicks Seaman, by Mary Thomas Seaman, 1927: from the "Davol-Willets Genealogy", by Josephine C. Frost, New York, 1925: from Landmarks of Plymouth", by William T. Davis, Boston, 1899: and from the New York Historical Society's Abstracts of Wills, Vols 1 and 3. and from "Moore and Allied Families", by L. Effingham De Forest, New York, 1938, a long interesting account.

Robert Hicks was baptized in England about 1575, and died at Plymouth, Mass., on March 24/1647, son of James and Phebe (Allyn) Hicks, see subject 2128. He is said to have been of a Gloucestershire family, and that he had been a leather dresser at Bermondsey, a suburb of London, which at that time was the seat of the leather tanning industry. He lived at Southwark, London.

He came to America on the ship "Fortune", which followed the Mayflower, and arrived at Plymouth on November 11/1621, with a party of Puritans. His second wife Margaret Winslow, followed in the ship "Ann", arriving at Plymouth in June 1922 (1622!).

He married, 1st, in England, in 1596, Elizabeth Morgan, who died about 1607, daughter of John Morgan of Southwark, a leather dealer.

He married, 2nd, at London, England, in 1610, Margaret Winslow, whose will was dated July 8/1665, proved March 6/1666.

Issue:- (by his first wife Elizabeth Morgan)

  • 1. Elizabeth Hicks. She married James Dickenson. After Elisabeth's death, James married, 2nd, Elizabeth Howland, widow of Elizabeth Hicks' younger brother Ephraim, see next page.
  • 2. Thomas Hicks. Baptized at Bermondsey, February 19/1603, buried 1604.
  • 3. John Hicks. Baptized at London, England, October 12/1605, died in Long Island, N.Y., in May 1672. He emigrated to America about 1635. He married, 1st, in London, about 1634, Horod Long, from whom he was separated in 1639. He married, 2nd, (according to the Cornell Genealogy by the Rev. John Cornell, New York, 1902), Florence Carman, who died in 1661, widow of John Carman, see subject 536. He married, 3rd, Rachel ---, widow of Josias Starr. See subject 532 for issue and further particulars.
  • 4. Sarah Hicks. Baptized at Bermondsey, London, October 5/1607.
  • 5. Stephen Hicks. Born in England, Bunker says he followed his elder brother John to Long Island, acquired a tract of land at Little Neck, built a handsome house, and lived to an advanced age. He had no sons. His will, dated June 8/1688, proved August 28/1688, left all his estate to his wife Anne ---.

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.
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  • Edward Bangs (I), born in England about 1592, came in the "Anne" to Plymouth in 1623, and in the same year had a grant of four acres of land for a garden. He was made Freeman, 1633, assessor of taxes, 1634-36, juror, 1636, grand juror, 1636-37 and afterward, and ful-fulled other offices in the Plymouth colony until 1645, when he was made freeeman at Eastham, Cape Cod. He was deputy to the colony court about 1650 and 1652, town treasurer of Eastham from 1646 to 1665, selectman in 1665 and afterwards, and was licensed as merchant in 1657. He died in Eastham in 1678. He married a daughter of Robert Hicks, whose wife and children came in the "Anne" in 1623. Her name was Lydia, and she bore him one son John. She died soon after marriage, and he married a second wife, Rebecca, and had children: Lieutenant Joshua, Rebecca, Sarah, Captain Jonathan, Lyida, Hannah, Bethia, Apphia and Mercy, twins.

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This information was provided by Elmer Lewis Hicks was taken from 3 family Bibles containing family history dated to Charles R Hicks. All generations prior to Charles R Hicks was added by Daniel Ray Mackin (third cousin to Elmer L Hicks).

This Robert Hicks was a leather merchant from Southwick, London, who came over on a boat named "FORTUNE" which landed in Massachusetts on November 11, 1621. He brought his wife Margaret over in 1623 on the boat "ANN" along with her children and step-children (Ephriam, Samuel, Lydia, and Phebe). The family settled in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Notes: Robert tried to come on the Mayflower but was declined. Margaret Winthrop Hicks was a relative of Governor Winslow of Massachusetts.

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From The Great Migration Begins (found at Ancestry.com)


ROBERT HICKS

ORIGIN: London

MIGRATION: 1621 on Fortune [His wife and children came over on the Anne in 1623.]

FIRST RESIDENCE: Plymouth

OCCUPATION: Fellmonger (in England).

FREEMAN: In the "1633" list of Plymouth freemen, among those admitted before 1 January 1632/3 [ PCR 1:3]. In list of 7 March 1636/7 [PCR 1:52]. In the Plymouth section of the 1639 Plymouth Colony list of freemen, with the annotation "dead" [PCR 8:173].

EDUCATION: His inventory included "3 books" valued at 8s. His widow, Margaret, signed her will.

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]. Assessed 18s. in the Plymouth tax list of 25 March 1633 and 12s. in the list of 27 March 1634 [PCR 1:9, 27]. "Robert Hickes" was thirty-seventh on the list of Purchasers [PCR 2:177].

  On 10 February 1629 Robert Hicks purchased two acres on the north side of town from Steven Dean [PCR 12:7]. On 29 August 1638 Clement Briggs acknowledged his sale of "one acre of land in the upper fall near the second brook" to "Mr. Rob[er]te Heeks" [PCR 12:34]. On 9 December 1639 "Mr. Rob[er]te Hicks" rented five acres at Reed Pond to John Smyth for three years, Smyth to fence the east side of the land [PCR 12:51]. On 13 July 1639 George Sowle acknowledged his sale of two acres of land to Robert Hicks of Plymouth [PCR 12:45]. On 20 July 1639 John Barnes of Plymouth, yeoman, acknowledged his sale of four acres of meadow at High Pynes to Mr. Robert Hicks [PCR 12;45]. On 11 February 1639[/40] Mr. Robert Hicks of Plymouth, planter, sold to Samuell Hicks his eldest son all his house, outhouses and garden in Plymouth, together with four acres of land and eight acres of land and all the meadow at the Heigh Pynes and Iland Creek, and all his right title and interest in the land, and three cows [PCR 12:54]. On 7 April 1642 Mr. Robert Hicks sold two acres of marsh at Heigh Pines to Mr. William Bradford [PCR 12:79]. On 7 May 1642 Mr. Robert Hicks sold seven acres of upland at Iland Creek to William Brett of Duxbury [PCR 12:80]. On the same day he acknowledged his deed to John Reynor of three acres of marsh meadow at Heigh Pynes [PCR 12:80]. On 9 October 1645 Mr. Robert Hicks sold to Georg Partrich a parcel of marsh meadow consisting of two acres [PCR 12:115].
  In his will, dated 28 May 1645 and proved 15 May 1648, "Robert Hicks of Plymouth ... being full of infirmities of body" bequeathed to "my son Ephraim all that my dwelling house barn and buildings with the gardens ... in Plymouth," also "all those three fields one lying on the north side of the said town of Plymouth ..., the second which I lately purchased of Mr. John Aldin and the third called the south field"; "but my mind and will is that my executrix hereafter named shall have and enjoy three rooms in the said house during her life she keeping herself unmarried, viz. the hall and chamber over and cellar underneath, and also that my said son Ephraim shall pay her the thirds of the said lands during her life and widowhood"; to "my said son Ephraim all my lands lying at Iland Creek on Duxbery side except two lots of upland of twenty acres apiece lying next unto Mr. Kemp's lands, which I hereby give and bequeath unto John Banges my grandchild"; to "my executrix ... the rents of the said land not set and let forth for six years yet to come if she shall so long live, but all the rest of my lands ... I give unto my said son Ephraim"; "I give unto John Reyner the son of Mr. John Reyner our teacher fifty acres of the purchased lands accruing ... to me as a purchaser of my share of lands lying at Seawams or Secunck if the said Mr. John Reyner his father do remain at Plymouth"; to "Samuell my eldest son" fifty acres; to "my said son Ephraim" fifty acres; to "John Watson" fifty acres; to "John Bangs" fifty acres; to "the younger of Mr. Charls Chancy's sons which his wife had at one birth when he dwelt at Plymouth" fifty acres; to "my said son Ephraim" household goods; to the Town of Plymouth one cow calf; to "William Pontus" 20s.; to "John Faunce" 20s.; to "Nathaneell Morton" 20s.; to "Thomas Cushman" 20s.; "Margaret my loving wife" sole executrix and residue; Mr. John Howland, Mannasses Kempton and Thomas Cushman overseers; to John Howland and Mannasses Kemton 10s. each for a remembrance; to Joshua Prat "a suit of my wearing clothes with a pair of shoes and stockings"; to Samuell Eddy a pair of wearing stockings; to "my said son Ephraim ... my four oxen, paying my loving wife ... the thirds of the profits of the lands as is before mentioned ... and to draw her twenty loads of wood yearly to her house in Plymouth during her life" [ MD 8:144-46, citing PCPR 1:1:703].
  The inventory of the estate of "Mr. Robert Hicks deceased the 24th of May 1647 taken the fifth of July in the year aforesaid also exhibited upon oath the 4th of May 1648" totalled £39 13s., with no real estate included [MD 8:143-44, citing PCPR 1:1:69].
  On 23 January 1648 John Rogers of Duxbury bought the rent of lands improved by Mr. Robert Hicks now deceased from Ephraim Hicks of Plymouth [PCR 12:155-56].
  On 1 May 1660 "Gorge Watson," on behalf of his son John Watson and nephew John Banges, requested that, because "Samuel Hickes" was mistakenly entered in the court records as purchaser of lands at Cushenah and Accoaksett, etc., and it should have been "Mr. Robert" Hickes, it be corrected; the matter was referred to a later court [PCR 3:186]. On 3 October 1662 "Samuell Hickes" was offered an equal division with others in the lands of Mr. Robert Hickes at Accushena, Coaksett, etc., but he declined [PCR 4:27]. Margaret and Samuel could not agree on the division of goods in Robert's estate and the matter was taken to court 7 June 1661 [PCR 3:217].
  On 7 October 1662 "Margarett Hickes of Plymouth, widow, as sole executrix to my husband Mr. Robert Hickes," confirmed his bequest of fifty acres to "Elnathan Chauncye the younger of the twins of Mr. Charles Chauncye" [MD 17:240-41, citing PCLR 2:2:107].
  On 22 March 1663[/4] "Mistris Hickes" and "Sam[uel] Hickes" were granted Lot 7 in the Plymouth lands at "Puncateesett Necke" [ PTR 1:64].
  In her will, dated 8 July 1665 and proved 6 March 1665/6, "Margarett Hickes widow of the town of Plymouth" bequeathed to "my son Samuell Hickes" £5; to "my daughter-in-law Lydia Hickes" 30s.; to "my son Samuell's children" 10s. each "there being seven of them"; said legacies to be paid by "son Samuell Hickes" from his debt "he having already received a large portion of that which God hath given me not only in lands but also in goods and chattels which was not only my husband's and son Ephraim's estate formerly but also given to me by will at my son Ephraim's death"; to "my grandchild John Banges" 40s.; residue to "the children of my son-in-law Gorg Watson and my loving daughter that is deceased Phebe Watson," also said estate to be "at the dispose of my son-in-law Gorg Watson"; "my son-in-law Gorg Watson and my friend Captain Southworth" overseers [PCPR 2:2:32, abstracted in MD 16:157-58].
  The inventory of Margaret Hickes, taken 5 March 1665[/6], totalled £53 12s. 6d. and included no real estate [PCPR 2:2:33, abstracted in MD 16:158]. On 6 March 1665/6 "Gorge Watson" was granted administration on the estate of "Mistris Margarett Hickes, deceased" [PCR 4:117].

BIRTH: By about 1578 based on estimated date of marriage.

DEATH: Plymouth 24 May 1647 (from inventory). (Savage and Pope both give this date as 24 March, apparently based on the abstract of the inventory published in 1850 [ NEHGR 4:282]. On the original the month of death is in the upper right corner of the page, and is worn, so that only "Ma" can now be read on microfilm. Bowman saw this as May, and his reading is followed here.)

MARRIAGE: By 1603 Margaret _____; she died at Plymouth between 8 July 1665 (date of will) and 6 March 1665/6 (probate of will).

CHILDREN (first eight baptized at St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey [ TAG 51:58]):

   i   THOMAS, bp. 19 February 1603/4; bur. 23 April 1604.
   ii   JOHN, bp. 12 October 1605; no further record.
   iii   SARA, bp. 25 October 1607; bur. 24 February 1617/8.
   iv   RICHARD, bp. 17 September 1609; no further record.
   v   SAMUEL, bp. 18 August 1611; m. Plymouth 11 September 1645 Lydia Doane [PCR 2:88], daughter of JOHN DOANE.
   vi   LYDIA, bp. 6 September 1612; m. by about 1633 EDWARD BANGS.
   vii   PHOEBE, bp. 15 March 1614/5; m. by about 1636 George Watson (their daughter Phebe m. Jonathan Shaw on 22 January 1656 [ PVR 662]).
   viii   MARY, bp. 11 May 1617; bur. 14 September 1619.
   ix   EPHRAIM, b. Plymouth about 1625; m. Plymouth 13 September 1649 Elizabeth Howland [PCR 8:8], daughter of JOHN HOWLAND; Ephraim Hicks d. 12 December 1649 "a violent death" [PCR 3:202] and his widow m. (2) Plymouth 10 July 1651 John Dickenson [PCR 8:13].

COMMENTS: The major breakthrough on this family was made when Robert S. Wakefield discovered additional baptismal entries in the St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, register [TAG 51:57-58].

  Several sources give Robert Hicks two wives: Elizabeth Morgan and Margaret Winslow. No record has been found of any marriage for Robert Hicks, and his only known wife was Margaret; the argument that Margaret was a Winslow has little basis [TAG 54:31-34].
  Clement Briggs of Weymouth, fellmonger, deposed 29 August 1638 that

about two and twenty years since this deponent then dwelling with one Mr. Samuell Lathame in Barmundsey Streete in Southwarke a fellmonger and one Thomas Harlow then also dwelling with Mr. Rob[er]te Heeks in the same street a fellmonger the said Harlow and this deponent had often conference together how many pelts each of their master pulled a week. And this deponent deposeth and saith that the said Rob[er]te Heeks did pull three hundred pelts a week and diverse times six or seven hundred & more a week in the killing seasons, which was the most part of the year (except the time of Lent) for the space of three or four years. And that the said Rob[er]te Heeks sold his sheep's pelts at that time for 40s. a hundred to Mr. Arnold Allard, whereas this deponent's Mr. Samuell Lathame sold his pelts for 50s. per hundred to the same man at the same time and Mr. Heeks pelts were much better ware [PCR 12:35].

  On 13 July 1639 Robert Hicks of Plymouth, "citizen & leatherseller of London," by a bill dated 6 July 1618 was indebted to Thomas Heath, citizen & cooper of London for £180, which amount was demanded by letter of attorney made by Hannah Cugley but Hicks showed an acquittance of all debts to Heath, having paid it long ago [PCR 12:43].
  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].

BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE: In 1938 Louis Effingham deForest compiled a comprehensive summary of all that was known about Robert Hicks at that date [ Moore Anc 295-308]. (This summary includes children Elizabeth and Daniel, for whom there is no evidence.)

-------------------- Robert Hicks (M)

b. 1578, d. 24-Mar-1646/47, #42062

Relationship=10th great-grandfather of David Kipp Conover Jr..

Appears on charts:

    Pedigree for David Kipp Conover Jr.
     Robert Hicks was born in 1578 at Southwark, Surrey, England. He married Margaret (Unknown) before 1603 at Surrey, England. Robert Hicks died on 24-Mar-1646/47 at Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. His estate was probated on 15-May-1648. 
    He was fellmonger in 1616 at England. He resided at at London, Middlesex, England, on 6-Jul-1618. He immigrated on 9-Nov-1621 to Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; aboard the ship fortune. "Robert 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. In 1623 at Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. On 1627 In the division of cattle Robert Hicks, Margaret Hicks, Samuel Hicks, Ephriam Hicks, Lydia Hicks, and Phebe Hicks wert the sixth throught eleventh persons in the twelfth company. 

He purchased two acres on the north side of town from Steven Dean on 10-Feb-1629 at Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Before 1-Jan-1632/33 Robert Hicks was listed as a freeman at Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He was are found on the tax list at Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, assessed 18s on 25-Mar-1633. He was are found on the tax list at Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, assessed 12s on 27-Mar-1634. On 7-Mar-1636/37 Robert Hicks was listed as a freeman at Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Clement Briggs acknowledged his sale of "one acre of land in the upper fall near the second brook" to "Mr. Rob[er]te Heeks" on 29-Aug-1638 at Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Clement Briggs of Weymoth, fellmonger, deposed August 29, 1638; that about two and twenty years since his departure then dwelling with one Mr. Samuel Lathame in Barmundsey Streete in Southwarke a fellmonger and one Thomas Harlow then also dwelling with Mr. Rob[er]te Heeks in the same stree a fellmonger the said Harlow and this deponent had often confrence together how many pelts each of their master pulled a week. And this deponent deposeth and saith the the said Rob[er]te Heeks did pull three hundred pelts a week and diverse times six or seven hundred & more a week in the killing seasons, which was the most part of the year (except the time of Lent) for the space of three or four years. And that the said Rob[er]te Heeks sold his sheep's pelts for 40s a hundred to Mr Arnold Allard, whereas this deponent's Mr Samuel Lathame sold his pelts for 50s per hundred to the same man at the same time and Mr. Heeks pelts were much better ware. George Soule acknowledged his sale of two acres of land to Robert Hicks of Plymouth on 13-Jul-1639. Robert Hicks of Plymouth "citizen and leatherseller of London," by a bill dated July 6, 1618 was indebted to Thomas Heath citizen and cooper of London for £180, which amount was demanded by letter of attorney made by Hannah Cugley but Hicks showed and acquitance of all debts to Heath, havein paid it long ago on 13-Jul-1639. John Barnes of Plymouth, yeoman, adcknowledged his sale of four acres of meadow at the Heigh Pynes to Mr. Robert Hicks on 20-Jul-1639 at Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. "Mr. Rob[er]te Hicks rented five acres at Reed Pond to John Smyth for three years, Smyth to fence the east side of the land on 9-Dec-1639 at Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Mr. Robert Hicks of Plymouth, planter, sold to Samuel Hicks his eldest son all his house, outhouses and garden in Plymouth, together with four acres of land and eight acres of land and all the meadow at Heigh Pynes and Hand Creek, and all his right, title and interest in the land, and three cows on 11-Feb-1639/40. He acknowledged his deed to John Reyonr of three acres of marsh at Heigh Pynes on 7-Apr-1642 at Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He sold land two acres of marsh at Heigh Pynes to Mr. William Bradford on 7-Apr-1642 at Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He left a will on 28-May-1645 at Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

"Robert Hicks of Plymouth ... being full of infirmities of body" bequeathed to "my son Ephriam all that my dwelling house barn an buildings with the gardens ... in Plymouth," also "all those three fields on lying on the north side of the said town of Plymouth ..., the second which I lately prurchased of Mr. John Alden and the third called south field," but my mind and wills is thay my executrix hereafter named shall have and enjoy three rooms in the said house during her life she keepeing herself un married, viz. the hall and chamber over and cellar underneath, and also that my son Ephriam shall pay her the thirds of the said lands during her life and widowhood", to "my said son Ephriam all my lands lying at Iland Creek on Duxberry side except two lots of upland of twenty acres apiece lying next unto Mr. Kemps lands, which I hereby give and bequeath unto John Bangs my grandchild"; to my executrix ... the rents of the said land not set and let forth for six years yet to come if she shall so lon live, but all the rest of my lands ... I give unto my son Ephriam", I give unto John Reyner the son of Mr. John Reyner our teacher fifty acres of the purchased lands accruing ... to me as a purchaser of my share of lands laying at Seawams of Secunck if the said Mr. John Reyner his father do reamin at Plymouth"; to "Samuell my eldest son" fifty acres; to "my said son Ephriam" fifty acres; to "John Watson" fifty acres; to "John Bangs" fifty acres; to "the youger of Mr. Charls Chancy's sonswhich his wife had at one birth when he dwelt in Plymouth" fifty acres; to "my son Ephriam" household goods; to the Town of Plymouth one cow calf; to "William Pnotus" 20s: to "John Faunce' 20s; to "Nathaneell Morton" 20s; to "Thomas Cushman" 20s; "Margaret my loving wife" sole executrix and residue; Mr. John Howland, Mannasses Kemton, and Thomas Cushman overseers; to John Howland, Mannasses Kemton 10s each for a remeberance; to Joshua Prat "a suit of my wearing clothes with a pair of shoes and stockings"; to Samuell Eddy a pair of wearing stockings; to "my son Ephriam ... my four oxen, paying my loving wife ... the thirds of the profits of the lands as before mentioned ... and to draw her 20 loads of wood yearly to her house in Plymouth during her life."

He sold land Georg Patrrich a parcel of marsh meadow consisting of two acres on 9-Oct-1645 at Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. The Inventory of Robert Hicks was taken totalled £39 13s, with not real estate included on 4-May-1648. "Gorge Watson" on behalf of his son John Watson and nephew John Bangs, requested that, because "Samuel Hicks" was mistakenly entered in the court records as prurchaser of lands at Cushenah and Accoaksett, etc., and it should have been "Mr, Robert" Hickes, it be corrected, thre matter was referred to a later court. On 1-May-1660 at Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

-------------------- Robert Hicks was one of few passengers on the Fortune, the second ship to arrive in America in Plymouth in 1621. He was the father of Lydia Hicks, who arrived in the 3rd boat, the Anne. -------------------- http://www.webster1.com/genealogy/d20.htm#P1250

Robert HICKS (2) died in 1647 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He was born WFT Est. 1541-1569 in England.

He was married to MARGARET WFT Est. 1567-1609 in England.(3) Children were: Lydia HICKS, Samuel HICKS , Ephraim HICKS, Phebe HICKS , Margaret HICKS. -------------------- 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].

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Robert Hicks, a leather dresser of London, England, and ancestor of the Hicks family in America, is said to have descended from Sir Ellis Hicks as knighted by Edward, the Black Prince, on the battlefield of Poictiers, September 9, 1356, for bravery in capturing a set of colors from the French through his son John, who had Thomas, who had Baptist who had James, father of Robert.

Robert Hicks arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts, on the ship Fortune November 11, 1621, which brought over parts of the families left behind the year before by the Mayflower. He married first in 1610 in England Elizabeth Morgan before sailing for America; he married second Margaret Winslow who came over with their children, Samuel, Ephraim, Lydia and Phebe in the ship Ann during 1622 in the month of June.

Just which Margaret in the Winslow family she was has not been ascertained but there can be no doubt but what she was of the early noted Winslow family for one John Winslow came with Robert Hicks on the ship fortune and in the will of Samuel Fuller, made in 1633, Robert Hicks and John Winslow are mentioned together showing close association with the Winslow family on this side of the water.

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Robert Hicks's Timeline

1582
1582
Southwark, Surrey, England
1596
1596
Age 14
London, Middlesex, England, (Present UK)
1603
February 19, 1603
Age 21
Bermondsey (within present London), Middlesex, England, (Present UK)
1605
1605
Age 23
Southwark (within present London), Surrey, England, (Present UK)
1607
October 25, 1607
Age 25
Bermondsey,London Co,Eng
1609
September 17, 1609
Age 27
Bermondsey, Southwark, Surrey, England
1609
Age 27
England
1610
1610
Age 28
Probably England
1611
1611
Age 29
Bermondsey, Surrey, England
1612
September 6, 1612
Age 30
Chichester, Sussex, England