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Thomas Hicks

Birthplace: Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island or Wymouth, Massachussets
Death: Died in Queens, Long Island, New York, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Hicks and Herodias Porter
Husband of Mary Hicks; Mary Hicks and Mary Hicks
Father of Isaac Hicks; Thomas Hicks; Lt. Jacob Hicks; Sarah Rushmore; Thomas Hicks and 15 others
Brother of Hannah Haviland; Elizabeth Starr and John Hicks
Half brother of Thomas Hicks; Henry Gardiner; George Gardiner, Jr.; Lt. Samuel Gardiner; William Gardiner and 4 others

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Immediate Family

About 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.

Children by first wife (Mary Butler Washburn Hicks):

  1. Thomas
  2. Jacob

Children by second wife (Mary Doughty):

  1. Isaac
  2. William
  3. Stephen
  4. John
  5. Charles
  6. Benjamin
  7. Phcbe
  8. Charity
  9. Mary

and Elizabet

Name: Thomas HicksMale [1] Note Born: 16401640-1-1 at Newport, Newport, RINewport, Newport, RI [2] Married: Died: 17401740-1-1 at , Queens, Long Island, NY, Queens, Long Island, NY [4]

Other Spouses:

  • Mary Cornell Washburn
  • Mary Cornell Butler
  • Mary Doughty
      Father: John Hicks
      Mother: Herodias Horad Long


Name: Mary Albro




1). Pedigree Resource File CD 1

2). Long Island Genealogies

4). Long Island Genealogies


1). Research mytree.FTW The LDS Church Family History Center have 7 wives listed for this man. It is likely only two or three. They are as follows Mary Butler married 1658, Hempstead, Long Island, NY Mary Mrs. Butler Washburn married 1658, of Newport, Newpport, RI Mary Caroll Washburnmarried 1660 Mary Doughty married 6 Jul 1677, of Queens, NY Mary Albro Mary Cornell Butler Mary Doughtymarried 1658, Flushing, Queens, NY The Mary Doughty with the by her name is the one that I use. She is the one with the most information. This definately requires further investigation. 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

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 Berna Hunter lists the place of Birth as Wymouth, Mass. She also lists the place of marriage for one of the other spouses not Butler as Charleston, Mass and the date of marriage for on of the other spouses not Butler as 1 221660 1661

      The following is from the following sources:-

The Hicks Genealogy, by Benjamin Doughty Hicks, 8 volumes manuscript,

 the only copy extant being at the Long Island Historical Society
 library in Brooklyn, New York.

From "Adam and Anne Mott", by Thomas C. Cornell, Yonkers, 1890.

From Bunker's Long Island Genealogies.

From "The Van Wyck Family", New York, 1912.

From "The Jones Family of Long Island", by John Henry Jones.

From the New York Historical Society's Abstracts of Wills, vols 1 to 3.

From "The Doughty Family", by Ethan Allen Doty, in the New York Genea-

 logical & Biographical Record, vol 43, page 273.

From "Thomas Stevenson of London and his descendants", by John R.

 Stevenson, Flemington, N.J., 1902.
      Thomas Hicks was born probably at Weymouth, Mass., in 1640, and

died at Little Neck, L.I., in 1740, just over 100 years of age, son of

John and his first wife Horod (Long) Hicks, see subject 532.

      Thomas Hicks was brought to Long Island about 1642, shortly

after his father came. In 1666 Thomas bought from Governor Nicholls,

a patent of 4000 acres of land in the vicinity of Little Neck, built a

good house and lived as Lord of the Manor for many years. In 1691 he

was Judge of the Court of Queens County.

      According to Savage, Bunker and Stevenson, Thomas Hicks married,

1st, after 1658, in Long Island, as her second husband, Mary (Butler)

Washburn, daughter of Richard Butler of Stratford, Conn., who had

married, 1st, John Washburn, who died August 30/1658. However, the

Jones Genealogy says that the Mary Washburn who married Thomas Hicks,

was the daughter of John and Sarah (---) Washburn, uncle of the John

Washburn who married Mary Butler. The John Washburn who married Sarah

---, was a man who lived in Flushing, and whose will of February23/1687

was made after he returned to England and died in the parish of Saint

Beedolph, near London, in which he mentioned his daughters Sarah and

Mary. It seems to we that the Jones genealogy is the more correct, for

it is more likely that Thomas Hicks' wife Mary Washburn, came from

Flushing, rather than from Stratford, Conn. The St Nicholas Society

records say Thomas Hicks' wife was Mary Cornell Washburn. I don't know

which is correct. They had two children, see below.

      Thomas Hicks married, 2nd, on July 6/1676-7, Wary Doughty, born

about 1658, died 1713, daughter of Elias and Sarah (---) Doughty of

Flushing, L.I., and grand daughter of the Reverend Francis Doughty, see

subject 534, and 1068. The Cornell Genealogy says Mary Doughty was the

daughter of Thomas Doughty - this must be wrong.

      Thomas Hicks' will is given in the New York Historical Society's

Abstracts of wills, vol 3, p 352, and was dated May 15/1727, proved

January 28/1741-2. He left to his grandson Thomas Hicks, the eldest son

and heir of his son Thomas Hicks, the sum of five shillings: he left to

his son Isaac, his Great History Book, called Speed's Chronicle of

England: he left to his son Benjamin, his silver tankard: he left to

his son Stephen, all his houses, lands and meadows in the bounds of

Flushing, except his right on the great plain of Hempstead: also a bed

and furniture, and the remainder of his books, two hatchetts, and his

wearing apparel. He left to his six sons John, Joseph, Isaac, Benjamin

William and Stephen, all his right on the great plains of Hempstead.

To his daughter Phebe Simmons, œ100: (this same should have read

Seaman). To his daughter Charity, œ250: to daughter Mary Bushlar œ100:

(this name should have read Rushmore). He left to his grand daughter

Mary Hicks,

                         Subject 266. P2        (251)

daughter of his son William, his silver tumbler. All the rest of his

property to his four daughters Phebe, Elizabeth, Charity and Mary, and

to his grand daughter Sarah Everitt. His Indian and negro slaves and

his live stock, were to remain for his son Stephen. His sons Benjamin

and Stephen were to be serviceable to his daughter Charity in her

affairs. His son Stephen was his executor.

     His will did not mention a wife, so she must have predeceased

him, nor does it mention his sons by his first wife. His children below

are taken from his will, which lumped the sons first and the daughters

after: hence the order below may not be correct.

Adam and Anne Mott By Thomas Clapp Cornell

Thomas Hicks, only son of above John Hicks, was born 1640,

probably in Weymouth, Mass., but came to Long Island after his

father, and there married, Mary Washburn, by whom he had Thomas

and JACOB. His first wife died young, and in 1677, July 6, Thomas

Hicks married, second, Mary Doughty, by whom he had ten children,

Isaac, William, Stephen, John, Charles, Benjamin, Phcbe, Charity, Mary

and Elizabeth. In 1666 Thomas Hicks obtained of Governor Nicolls a

patent for about four thousand acres of land in the vicinity of Little

Neck, where he built a good house and lived as the Lord of his Manor,

for many years. Thomas Hicks lived out his hundred years, and died in

1740, and the newspapers of the times said that he left behind him more

than three hundred descendants.

said to be captain of Militia 1686-1692 1st judge in Queens, NY - on Long Island where Hicksville was founded?? (unconfirmed)

Had 2 wives, 4 sons and 6 daughters

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Thomas Hicks's Timeline

July 27, 1634
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island or Wymouth, Massachussets
Age 13
Little Compton, RI (or Seconnet, Sweden?), Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Age 26
Hempstead, Livingston, New York, USA
Age 29
Hempstead, Nassau, New York, USA
Age 32
Flushlng, Long Island, New York
June 1669
Age 34
Flushing, Province of New York
Age 37
Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
Age 39
Queens County, Province of New York
Age 41
Flushing, Queens, New York, USA