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James Hicks

Birthplace: Southwark, Surrey, England (United Kingdom)
Death: circa 1601 (36-54)
Southwark, Surrey, England (United Kingdom)
Immediate Family:

Son of Baptist Hicks, of Tortworth and Mary Hicks
Husband of Phebe Hicks
Father of William Hicks; Baptist Hicks; Michael Hicks; Ephraim Hicks; Mary Henlen and 5 others
Brother of Infant Hicks; Mary Hicks and Robert Hicks

Managed by: David Lee Kaleita
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About James Hicks

Not the father of Robert Hicks, of the Plymouth Colony

  • James Hicks
  • M, #20287, b. circa 1555
  • Father Baptist Hicks b. c 1519
  • Mother Mary Everard b. c 1530
  • James Hicks was born circa 1555 at Southward, Surrey, England. He married Phoebe Allyn, daughter of Ephraim Allyne and Nancy Evarts, in 1582.
  • Family Phoebe Allyn b. c 1557
  • Child
  • From: Royal Ancestors NO!!!
  • Allyn, Phebe

b. 1552 England Parents: Father: Allyn, Ephraim Family: Marriage: 1570 England Spouse: HICKS, James b. 1555 Southwark, Surrey, England Children: HICKS, Robert


From “Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of The State Of Massachusetts.” Vol. iv (1910). Page 2685. GoogleBooks

Thomas, of Tortworth, England, married Margaret Atvvood.

Their son Baptist (3) Hicks, of Tortworth, married Mary, daughter of James Everard, Esq.

Their son James (4) married Phoebe Hicks.

Their son Robert (5) married (first) Elizabeth Morgan, (second) Margaret. Robert (5) Hicks, immigrant ancestor, came to Plymouth in "The Fortune," December 9, 1621. DISPUTED

Disputed Existence

Research suggests that this person may never have existed. See the text for details.

The existence of James Hicks, his supposed father Baptist Hicks (distinct from Sir Baptist Hicks b 1556), his marriage to Phebe, and their being parents of Great Migration-era Robert Hicks was introduced to the world in the late 1800s in an undated manuscript by Benjamin D. Hicks, “Hicks MSS,” [sic], a multi-volume set, edited by Mrs Florence Youngs, available only in hard copy form at the Long Island Historical Society. A careful analysis of sources revealed that this manuscript appears to be the earliest to introduce the lineage of the John Hicks (1470) --> Thomas Hicks m. Margaret Atwood --> Baptist Hicks m. Mary Everard --> James Hicks m. Phebe Allyn --> Robert Hicks, immigrant to New England.

In 1939, Seversmith reviewed this manuscript and pointed out that there is NO evidence to support this lineage, and that BDH offered no explanation for this branch. It is all the more unhappy to note that a persistent search in the available Gloucestershire, MIddlesex and London records has not uncovered James Hicks who married Phebe, or Baptist Hicks who married Mary Everard.[1]

Since no contemporaneous documentation exists to support these claims, they have been detached as parents of these the PGM-era immigrants.

The English descent of THOMAS HICKS is as follows:

He was the son of James (m. Phebe, perhaps a daughter of Rev. Ephraim Allyne of Hertfordshire); son of Baptist, b. about 1526 (m. Nancy, dau. of James Everhard); son of Thomas Hicks of Tortworth, Gloucestershire, which estate he inherited from his father, John Hicks, and on which he resided until his death (m. Joan Darney). This Thomas was the eldest son of John Hicks who was lineally descended from Sir Ellis Hicks who was knighted by Edward the Black Prince at the battle of Poictiers, Sept. 19, 1356. In the English Baronctage (see Foster's Edition, 1881, p. 311I the lineage of Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, Bart., of Beverstone, Gloucestershire, is traced to Robert Hicks, the son of John Hicks of Tortworth. [295]

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Family Sheet


Name: James HicksMale [1] Note Born: 15501550-1-1 at Southwark, Surrey, London, EnglandSouthwark, Surrey, London, England Married: 15641564-1-1 at London, Middlesex County, EnglandLondon, Middlesex County, England Died: Abt 16001600-1-1 at Southwark, Surrey, EnglandSouthwark, Surrey, England

Other Spouses: Phebe Allyne

Father: Baptist Hicks Mother: Mary Everard WIFE Name: Phebe Allyne [5]

Born: 1547 at Southwark, Surrey, England [6] Died: Aft 1565 at Southwark, Surrey, England [7] Father: Ephraim Allyne Mother: Nancy Everard


Name: Robert Hicks Born: Abt 1580 at Southwark, Surrey, England Died: Bet 24 May 1646 and 1647 at Plymouth, MA Wife: Elizabeth Morgan

Name: Michael Hicks

Born: Died: at Y

Name: Baptist Hicks

Born: Died: at Y

Name: Zacariah Hicks

Born: Abt 1587 at Of London, Mddlsx, Eng. Died: Wife: Elizabeth Sill

Name: John Hicks Born: 1574 at England Died: at Oxford, England

Name: Daniel Hicks

Born: Abt 1589 at Scituate, Plymth, Mass Died: Wife: Elizabeth Sill

Name: Ephraim Hicks Born: 1576 at England Died: at France

Name: Mary Hicks Born: 1578 at England Died: at Y

Name: Samuel Hicks Born: 1582 at England Died: at Y

Name: Thomas Hicks Born: 1585 at England Died: 10 Jan 1653 at Scituate, Massachusetts, Us Wife: Margaret Atwood

Name: Phebe Hicks Born: 1587 at England Died: at Y

Name: Lydia Hicks Born: 1589 at England Died: at Y

Name: James Hicks Born: 1590 at City Of London, , London, England Died: at Y


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5). Pedigree Resource File CD 1

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1). Research mytree.FTW James Hicks, son of Baptist, married Phobe Allen, daughter of Re v. Ephraim Allyn, and they were the parents of nine children, six sons and three daughters, the former of whom were John, Ephraim, Robert, Samue l, Thomas and James. Some of this information was downloaded from RootsWeb WorldConnect Project. It was submited by Irene Mast. If you have any questions or corrections please e mail me at notes available on CD ROM, Disc 1 Pedigree Resource File

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James Hicks's Timeline

Southwark, Surrey, England
London, Middlesex , England
Southwark, Surrey, England
Scituate, Plymth, Mass
Southwark, Surrey, England