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Thomas Windsor (Hickman)

Birthplace: Plymouth, Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
Death: November 03, 1687 (59-60)
Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Dixie Hickman and Elizabeth Hickman
Husband of Anne Saville and Ursula Widdrington
Father of Mary Windsor; Other Windsor, Lord Windsor; Thomas Windsor, 1st Viscount Windsor of Blackcastle; Hon. Dixie Windsor, MP; Ursula Johnson and 3 others
Brother of Elizabeth Hickman; Marina Hickman; Viscountess of Armagh, Anne Chaworth; Jane Hickman; Katherine Hickman and 1 other

Occupation: Royalist army officer, politician
Managed by: James Hutchison
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About Thomas Hickman Windsor, 1st Earl of Plymouth

Thomas Hickman-Windsor, 1st Earl of Plymouth, PC (c.1627 – 3 November 1687)

From Wikipedia

... was the son of Dixie Hickman and his wife Elizabeth Windsor, sister and heiress of Thomas, 6th Baron Windsor. He succeeded to his family's estate around Hewell Grange near Redditch in 1645, the same year he distinguished himself in the Battle of Naseby. Hickman-Windsor impressed King Charles I by relieving his garrison at High Ercall.

Upon the Restoration, the title of Baron Windsor, which had last been held by his maternal uncle Thomas, was called out of abeyance in his favour, on 16 June 1660. From 1661 to 1663, he served as Governor of Jamaica.

He acquired the Navigation of the Warwickshire Avon from James, Duke of York and employed Andrew Yarranton to restore Pershore Sluice, thus restoring navigation from Tewkesbury to Evesham. He then sold two-thirds of the navigation above Evesham to Andrew Yarranton and others, who restored the navigation from there to Stratford-upon-Avon. He and George Digby, 2nd Earl of Bristol financed Andrew Yarranton's ultimately unsuccessful attempts to improve the River Salwarpe and River Stour to make them navigable. He was Gentleman of the Bedchamber to Charles II; in that capacity he was sent in September 1678 with a crucial message to Danby to investigate certain allegations made by Israel Tonge, thus setting in motion the Popish Plot.[1]

On 6 December 1682, Windsor was created the first Earl of Plymouth, a new creation with the previous title holder having been Charles FitzCharles, 1st Earl of Plymouth (1675-1680). He was succeeded by his grandson Other Windsor.



Thomas Windsor Windsor, 1st Earl of Plymouth1

M, #60607, d. 3 November 1687 Last Edited=15 May 2011

Thomas Windsor Windsor, 1st Earl of Plymouth was the son of Dixie Hickman and Elizabeth Windsor.1 He married, firstly, Anne Savile, daughter of Sir William Savile, 3rd Bt. and Hon. Anne Coventry, on 12 May 1656.1 He married, secondly, Ursula Widdrington, daughter of Sir Thomas Widdrington, on 9 April 1668.1 He died on 3 November 1687.1

He was given the name of Thomas Windsor Hickman at birth.2 On 6 December 1641 his name was legally changed to Thomas Windsor Windsor.2 He succeeded to the title of 7th Lord Windsor [E., 1529] on 6 December 1642.1 He was created 1st Earl of Plymouth [England] on 6 December 1682.1

Children of Thomas Windsor Windsor, 1st Earl of Plymouth and Anne Savile

  1. Mary Windsor1 d. 3 Jan 1694
  2. Other Windsor, Lord Windsor+1 b. 12 Sep 1659, d. 11 Nov 1684

Children of Thomas Windsor Windsor, 1st Earl of Plymouth and Ursula Widdrington

  1. Thomas Windsor, 1st Viscount Windsor of Blackcastle+1 d. 8 Jun 1738
  2. Brig.-Gen. Andrews Windsor1
  3. Lady Ursula Windsor1 d. 20 Aug 1737
  4. Lady Elizabeth Windsor3 d. 16 Oct 1737
  5. Hon. Dixey Windsor1 b. 1672, d. 20 Oct 1743
  6. William Windsor b. c 1681/82, d. Jul 1682


  • 1.[S22] Sir Bernard Burke, C.B. LL.D., A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire, new edition (1883; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1978), page 591. Hereinafter cited as Burkes Extinct Peerage.
  • 2.[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume X, page 560. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 3.[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003). Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.


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