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John Hicks

Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Southwark (within present London), Surrey, England, (Present UK)
Death: May 1672 (64)
Flushing, Long Island (Present Queens Borough), Province of New York, (Present USA)
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Hicks and Elizabeth Hicks
Husband of Herodias Porter; Florence Hicks and Rachel Starr Hicks
Father of Judge Thomas Hicks; John Hicks, of Virginia; Hannah Haviland and Elizabeth Starr
Brother of Elizabeth Hicks; Thomas Hicks; Stephen Hicks; Samuel Hicks and Robert Hicks
Half brother of Samuel Hicks, Sr. and Phebe Hicks

Occupation: Adjuster of Indian land claims, 1647 in New Amsterdam (Long Island). Representative from Flushing to Convention called by Gov Stuyvesant. Justice of the Peace, 1666., different sources say he could be the son of elizabeth
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About John Hicks

See below for wives: (1) married at St. Faith's Church, England, about 1634, Horod (Horodia) Long; (2) married in 1654 Florence Carman, who died in 1661, widow of John Carman -- no children; (3) in 1662, Rachel---, widow of Josias Starr -- no children.

Family Sheet


Name: John HicksMale [1] Note Born: 25 Oct 16071607-10-25 at Bermondsey, London, EnglandBermondsey, London, England [2] Married: Died: May 16721672-5-1 at , Long Island, NY, Long Island, NY [4]

Other Spouses: Rachael Taylor

Herodias Horad Long

Elizabeth Morton

Rachel Starr

      Father: Robert Hicks
      Mother: Elizabeth Morgan


Name: Florence Carman [5]

        Died: 1661



1). Pedigree Resource File CD 1

2). assorted research notes

4). Long Island Genealogies

5). Pedigree Resource File CD 1

  1. The Gardiners of Narragansett: being a genealogy of the descendants of George Gardiner, the colonist, 1638.  By Caroline E. Robinson. Ed. with notes and index by Daniel Goodwin.  Published 1919 by The Editor in Providence, R.I . Page 2.


1). mytree.FTW

Shortly after John married Herodias, Hicks took her to New England. They settled first at Weymouth, Massachusetts where he was g ranted land in 1637.

Shortly thereafter they removed to Newport, Rhode Island where Hicks was admitted an inhabitant since, 01 3rd mo 1638. On September 14, 1640 he was made a freeman.

On 07 1st mos 1644 5 he was before the Court and bound for 10 pound s to keep the peace for beating his wife Harwood Hicks ..... Th is was his last appearance in Rhode Island records.

He removed t o New Amsterdam, Flushing on Long Island, where he was an early Patentee. He evidently took the children with him for Hannah was married in Flushing in about 1653 to a William Haviland. Thomas also married and was a land owner in New Amsterdam New York when he came of age.

On December 12, 1645 Hicks wrote to John Cogge shall of Newport, Rhode Island, blaming Herodias for their marit al troubles. On June 01, 1655 Hicks was granted a divorce from Herodias by the Dutch Court in New Amsterdam. A small note of int erest to our family one of the signers of that divorce decree w as Cornelius VanTienhoven. Information from article by G. A. Mor iarty cited in other notes. Note Source Broderbund WFT Vol. 19 Tree 138.

John Hicks Emigrated to America in 1635. Lived at Weymouth, MA a nd Newport, RI. John and his brother Stephen came to Flushing Hempstead LI about 1642.

His Services are as follows:

In October 1645 Governor Kieft granted a patent to Thomas Farrington, John Hicks and others for the Township of Flushing Long Island. Adjuster of Indian land claims, 1647. Delegate from Long Island in 1663 to a Council whose aim it was to secure aid from the General Court at Hartford against the Dutch. Delegate from Hempstead in 1665 to a Council called by Gov Nicoll of New York to make additions and alterations to existing laws. Representative from Flushing to Convention called by Gov Stuyvesant in New Amst erdam, 1653. Justice of the Peace, 1666. Grantee of Patents of l and in the town of Hempstead, Mar 6 1666. Source The Hicks Fami ly, The American Genbealogical Research Institute, Arlington VI. Note Source Broderbund WFT Vol. 21 Tree 139. 

John Hicks of 1607 came to New England in 1635, and resided for a while at Weymouth, Massachusetts, then to Newport, R.I., and f inally moved to Hempsted, Long Island in 1642, where he became q uite active as an adjuster of Indian claims to land. He was a de legate from Long Island in 1663 to a Council called by Governor Nicoll of New York to make additions and alterations to existin g laws. Representative from Flushing to Convention called by Go vernor Stuyvesant in New Amsterdam 1653. Justice of the Peace 16 66. Grantee of Patents of land in town of Hemstead, March 6, 166 6, and the first patent for Flushing grated by Governor Keith to English emigrants including John Hicks. The Pilgrim Reader, Ge orge F. Wollison, Doubleday & Co.In. 1953, p. 543. 22 320 Note S ource Broderbund WFT Vol. 21 Tree 139. 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 has date of birth listed in 1605 death listed as 1617 From Lloyd Hicks compilation Almost all the Hickses of Long Island, N.Y. are apparently descended from Robert, through his son John, son of first wife, Elizabeth Morgan. One great, gr. gr. grandson of Thomas died at Amagangett in 1833. There is a set of about 8 books containing the complete family genealogy in the Long Island Historical Society Library, 128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn, open 9 5 Tues. through Friday. Moved to Flushing, Long Island in 1642


         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 the "Winthrop-Babcock Genealogy by Josephine

C. Frost".

      John Hicks was baptized in England on October 12/1605, and died

in Long Island, N.Y., in May 1672, son of Robert and his first wife

Elizabeth (Morgan) Hicks, see subject 1064.

        He emigrated to America about 1635. He was in Flushing, L.I.,

as early as 1645. The first patent for Flushing was granted by Governor

William Kieft on October 10/1645 to a company of English emigrants,

including Thomas Farrington, John Lawrence, John Hicks, John Townsend,

Thomas Stiles, Robert Field, Thomas Saul (Soule), John Marston, Thomas

Applegate, Lawrence Dutch, William Lawrence, Henry Sawtell, William

Thorne, Michael Willard, Robert Forman and William Widgeon. John Hicks

was representative for Flushing to the conventions in New York in

November and December 1653, called by Governor Stuyvesant. On March

6/1656, John Hicks was named a Justice of the Peace. On February

20/1666 Richard Nicholls, Governor General under His Royal Highness

James, of York and Albany, &c, of all his territory in America,

confirmed and ratified John Hicks' purchase of 500 acres of land at

Madnan's Neck, Hempstead, L.I., to manure, plant and settle on. This

tract was then divided into equal thirds, between himself, Richard

Cornell and Elias Doughty. Twelve years later, William Haviland, in

1679-80, having bought from Elias Doughty his third part, complained to

the Governor General that he was encroached upon by Richard Cornell and

John Hicks, who settled their sons in law John Lawrence and John

Doughty, on his land,

        John Hicks married, 1st, at St. Faith's Church, England, about

1634, Horod (Horodia) Long, when she was between 13 and 14 years of

age, of good family and considerable estate, with whom he lived in

Weymouth, Mass., for two or three years. On March 20/1639 he moved to

Newport, Rhode Island. There he had a disagreement with her and finally

deserted her, and "the authority parted them". He then moved to

Stanford, Conn., and it is alleged, took much of her estate with him.

In 1642 he moved to Hempstead, L.I., where his children joined him

later. Horod married, 2nd, as his first wife, George Gardener, of

Newport, R.I,, who was Constable there in l638-l642, Ensign in 1644,

and Commissioner in 1662. Horod divorced him in 1665, and George

married, 2nd, Lydia Hallow, daughter of Robert Hallow: George died in

1677 and Lydia married, 2nd, in 1678, William Hawkins. George and Horod

Gardener had Benoni, Henry, George, William, Nicholas, Dorcas, Rebecca,

Samuel, and Joseph. George had by his second wife, Lydia, Mary and

Peregrine. After John Hicks divorced Horod, she became a Quaker. On

May 11/1658, Horod went from Newport to Weymouth "with a babe at her

breast", to deliver her religious testimony, and as a result, was

carried to Boston before Governor Endicott, who sentenced her to be

whipped with a three fold knotted whip and kept in prison for 14 days.

During her trial she kneeled down and prayed the Lord to forgive

Governor Endicott.

         John Hicks married, 2nd, in 1654, (according to the Hicks and

Cornell genealogies), Florence Carman, who died in 1661, widow of John

Carman, see subject 536, but had no children by her. In 1661 her

children by John Carman, asked an accounting of her estate free John


        John Hicks married, 3rd, (Bunker says 2nd), in 1662, Rachel

---, widow of Josias Starr, but had no children by her. The Haviland

Genealogy says an agreement was made between John Hicks and Rachel

Starr, the former of Hempstead and the latter of Oyster Bay, before

marriage, to a settlement of their estates for the prevention of

difficulties and differences between the children or each. Rachel's

property was to be returned to her children and John's to his children.

His property was valued at 13,360 Guilders.

       John Hicks' will of April 29/1672, instructed his son Thomas to

pay Rachel œ100 in neat cattle, according to wheate at 5 shillings per

bushel, and "the bed and bedding she usually lyeth upon", with all its

furniture: also one brass kettle and ye lesser iron pot, beside her own

wearing clothes, and what goods his said wife brought with her. To his

daughter Hannah Haviland's children, a yearling colt or a 2 year

heifer, to each of them. Also to Hannah, œ100 to be paid two thirds in

neat cattle, and one third in horse kind. To son Thomas' children, to

each of them a yearling colt and a two year heifer. To son in law

Josias Starr, one mare, come two year old, and one heifer, come three

year old.

Issue:- (by his first wife Horod Long)

1. Thomas Hicks. Born probably at Weymouth, Mass., in 1640, died at

 Little Neck, L.I., in 1740, just over 100 years old. He married, 1st,
 after 1658, Mary Washburn. See subject 266 for two versions
 of her birth and parentage, and their issue and further particulars.
 He married, 2nd, on July 6/1676-7, Mary Doughty, born about 1658,
 daughter of Elias and Sarah (---) Doughty, see subject 536. See
 subject 266 for their issue and further particulars.

2. Hannah Hicks. Born about 1638, died March 1712. She married at

 Newport, L.I., William Haviland, baptized at St.Thomas Church,
 Salisbury, England, September 7/1626, died 1697, son of Matthew
 Haviland of Bristol, England, an elderman there.
 2/1. Joseph Haviland, born before 1654. He married before 1686, Mary
    Birdsall or Heathcote. In 1695 he moved to Westchester County,
    N.Y., and bought 30 acres of land from John Winter on the east
    aide of the Bronx River. On June 27/1711, he went to Shrewsbury,
    N.Y. and had eight children.
 2/2. John Haviland, died at Hempstead, L.I., October 11/1740. He
    married Sarah Bergen, daughter of Jan Jansen and Jannetje
    (Theunis) Bergen and had nine children.
 2/3. Benjamin Haviland, born in Rhode Island about 1650, died at Rye,
    N.Y., June 30/1726. He was a Quaker, though his brothers and
    sister were Episcopalians. He married at Portsmouth, R.I., Abigail
    Mott, born there May 3/1660, daughter of Adam and Mary (Lott)
    Mott, a descendant of Adam and Sarah Mott who came to America in
    the ship "Defense" on July 2/1635, with five children, three more
    being born in America later.
 2/4. Jacob Haviland. Wife Mary ---. In 1711 he lived in Flushing,
    L.I., and had four children.
 2/5. Elizabeth Haviland. She married William Bergen and had three

3. Elizabeth Hicks. She married Josias Starr, the son of her step-

  mother Rachel Starr, of Danbury, Conn.

-- Came to New England in 1635

-- Granted land in Weymouth, MA 1636

-- Admitted Freeman at Newport, RI, Sept. 14, 1640

-- Lived in Flushing NY 1645

-- Captain for Ft. Neck, Long Island and deputy from Hempstead, Long Island NY, 1653

-- Divorced Herodias and later married Rachel

-- Named in Dutch patent for Flushing in 1645

-- Representative from Flushing to a convention called by Gov. Stuyvesant in New Amsterdam 1653

-- Member of English Convention for Flushing in 1658

-- Appointed at Hempstead to settle lines with Indians in 1658

acting as Ass't Magistrate 1663

-- Delegate to Hartford from Hempstead 1665

-- Justice of Peace 1666

-- Grantee of Patens of land in Town of Hempstead, March 6, 1666

-- The first patent for Flushing granted by Governor Keith to English emigrants included John Hicks


This John Hicks

was NOT he born/baptized 25 Oct 1607 in Southward, London, England, son of Robert and Margaret (____) Hicks] That John Hicks was dead by 1645. based on his marriage date, we are estimating a birth year of 1612. married abt 14 Mar 1635/6 St. Faith's, crypt of St. Paul's, London, England emigrated 1635 granted land in Weymouth 1636 obtained divorce [fron Herodias] June 1, 1643 in the Court at New Amsterdam by Gov. Peter Stuyvesant [Herodias obt divorce in Rhode Island, the same year, being the first divorce granted in the New Colonies] NOTE: "Early Families of New England," entry for Thomas Starr ( indicates the divorce was not granted until 1 Jun 1655. lived in Flushing NY 1645 (named in Dutch patent for Flushing) representative from Flushing to a convention called by Gov. Stuyvesant in New Amsterdam 1653 member of English Convention for Flushing in 1658 appointed at Hempstead to settle lines with Indians in 1658 acting as Ass't Magistrate 1663 delegate to Hartford from Hempstead 1665 Justice of Peace 1666 grantee of Patens of land in Town of Hempstead, March 6, 1666 the first patent for Flushing granted by Governor Keith to English emigrants included John Hicks died 14 June 1672 in Jamaica, Queens, New York.
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John Hicks's Timeline

October 12, 1605
England, (Present UK)
October 12, 1605
Bermondsey, London, England
October 12, 1605
St Mary Magdalen,Bermondsey,Surrey,England
October 25, 1607
Southwark (within present London), Surrey, England, (Present UK)
Age 13
Aboard the Fortune
July 27, 1634
Age 26
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island or Wymouth, Massachussets
Age 27
Weymouth, MA
Age 28
Charles City County, Virginia
Age 30
Newport, Newport Colony