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Lydia Bangs (Hicks)

Birthdate: (50)
Birthplace: Chichester, Sussex, England
Death: May 22, 1663 (50)
Plymouth, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Robert Hicks, of the Plymouth Colony and Margaret Hicks
Wife of Edward Bangs
Mother of John Bangs
Sister of Thomas Hicks; John Hicks; Sarah Hicks; Richard Hicks; Samuel Hicks, Sr. and 4 others

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About Lydia Bangs

Edward Bangs was born in England, probably in 1591. In his will, written in 1677, he says he is aged 86 years. He is probably the same Edward Bangs who was baptized in 1591 at Penfield, County Essex, England, the son of John and Jane (Chavis) Bangs.

Edward Bangs arrived in Plymouth in 1623 on the Anne.

Edward Bangs married 1st Lydia Hicks sometime after 1627 daughter of Robert Hicks and Margaret ,Edward and Lydiahad one child, John Bangs who married Hannah Smalley and a one son, John.

Edward’s father-in-law Robert Hicks, had arrived in Plymouth in 1621 on the Fortune. The rest of the Hicks family – Robert’s wife Margaret, and their three children, Samuel, Phoebe and Lydia, arrived on the Anne (as did Edward Bangs).

Lydia (hicks) Bangs died in the mid-1630s. Edward remarried, to Rebecca [last name uncertain]. Edward and Rebecca had 9 children.

Edward Bangs served on several town committees, and held a responsible position within the community.

Edward Bangs and his family moved to Cape Cod in the 1640s when the town of Nauset (later renamed Eastham) was being established. In Nauset, Edward was licensed to sell alcohol.

Before his death, Edward Bangs wrote a will in 1677, he says he is aged 86 years; he died in 1677/78.


Pg. 1076 '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.*'Edward Banges the pilgrim : a narrative (1916)

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Lydia Bangs's Timeline

September 6, 1612
Chichester, Sussex, England
September 6, 1612
St Mary Magdalen,Bermundsey,Surrey,Eng
September 6, 1612
Bermondsey, Surrey, England
September 6, 1612
Bermondsey, Surrey, England
Age 18
Age 18
Age 21
Plymouth, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
May 22, 1663
Age 50
Plymouth, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)