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Judge Thomas Hicks

Birthdate: (106)
Birthplace: Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island or Wymouth, Massachussets
Death: January 26, 1741 (106)
Queens, Long Island, New York, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Hicks and Herodias Porter
Husband of Mary Hicks and Mary Hicks
Father of Thomas Hicks; Lt. Jacob Hicks; Sarah Rushmore; Thomas Hicks; Mary Rodman and 14 others
Brother of John Hicks, of Virginia; Hannah Haviland and Elizabeth Starr
Half brother of Henry Gardner; George Gardner; Lt. Samuel Gardner; William Gardner; Nicholas Gardner and 3 others

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About Judge 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
  10. Elizabeth

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 Genealogical & 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 February 23/1687 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 us 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, Mary 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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Judge 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