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HICKS in Wales prior to 1800

HICKS in Wales prior to 1800

Posted: 12 Jan 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 Nov 2006 12:31AM GMT
Surnames: HICKS
My ancestor William M. Hicks born 1804 in Virginia states father came from Wales. Father was one of the HICKS brothers (William B., Robert, Elijah and James). Appreciate any information re HICKS family who left Wales with same or similar names in mid to late 1700's.
Posted: 13 Jun 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 22 Jun 2001 6:50PM GMT
Surnames: Hicks
It is possible that your ancestor came from Wales. I do know that a Robert Hicks came over from England in 1621 to Plymouth, MA. His wife and daughter Phebe followed him in 1623 on the ship "Ann" (I think). Use the website and use the search bar for this name. You know, I think that I remember an entry in Comptons Encyclopedia (online) on a William Hicks. I have just started researching the names Hicks, Cowick, Cato, Starnes, etc... My Hicks clan is from SC and NC. I have information on other Hicks from 1600's and later, if you are interested.

Re: Hicks

darlene (View posts)
Posted: 2 Nov 2001 11:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Tina McRorie, I am a descendant of Robert Hicks who arrived at Plymouth Colony on the ship "Fortune", on November 11, 1621, which was the first ship to arrive after the Mayflower. Robert, who was from Bermondsey Street in Southwark, New London, England, had been a fellmonger and a leather dresser in England. Robert was married to Margaret (Winslow) Hicks, who arrived in Plymouth Colony two years later (1623) on the ship "Anne" with their three children, son Samuel, age 11, and daughters Lydia and Phoebe. A fouth child, Ephraim, was born in Plymouth in 1624. Robert became a prominent citizen in the Plymouth community. He was one of the fifty-eight original Purchasers of Plymouth Colony. I do have more me at my e-mail address.....who knows...maybe we are related..?!

Re: HICKS in Wales prior to 1800

Posted: 24 Apr 2002 4:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello from Texas,Do you know if your William M.Hicks had any children?My greatgrand father name was William Morgan Hicks,he went by Morgan.He was born in Va. in 1847.I think his father was Alexander H.P.Hicks.I'm 90% sure.Let me know what you think.
Posted: 8 Jan 2003 9:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 1 Dec 2004 2:27PM GMT
Working on the HIcks in NC and SC. email me at and we can compare.
Posted: 2 Feb 2003 10:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Apr 2003 4:45PM GMT


Re: Hicks

William Lee (View posts)
Posted: 3 Aug 2003 5:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
My grandfather was Boyd Hicks, and his wife, Mary.
(both born late 1800,s)
They lived in Southern Illinois.
Any missing links out there?

Re: Hicks

Posted: 8 Sep 2010 6:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 8 Sep 2010 4:42PM GMT
Surnames: Hicks
I believe I am also related to Robert Hicks and his mother,Sarah and Ephraim. I believe that this family migrated to Delaware and onto Massachusetts. Are we on the same track? Anxious for your reply!
Posted: 11 Sep 2010 5:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Sep 2010 5:29PM GMT
Surnames: Hicks, Lutton
Kay, Thanks for the response to my query. As you can see from my query my line stops with William M. Hicks born 1804 in Virginia. There was a group of Hicks that came to Hickman County Tennessee about 1812 and they are said to have decended from a Robert Hicks and Esther Lutton in the 1700 time frame. Most of this group left Tennessee and went to Illinois where their descendents remain today. I have posted their line on my site (Jim Hicks) on ancestry,com. Sorry I cannot be of more help.

Posted: 12 Sep 2010 8:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
jim, Hi there...Joseph Hicks, son of Samuel Hicks. Joseph married Mary Earl around 1693 and together they had nine children beginning in 1698. The child of this marriage from which we descend was the oldest son, Gabriel who was born on March 10, 1699. Gabriel, married Sarah Manchester of Tiverton, RI on November 19, 1720 and had 8 children. Gabriel's oldest son, Joseph, was born on Feb. 22, 1722. He married Elizabeth Waite and they had twelve children. Benjamin Hick's I, oldest child of Joseph and Elizabeth was born around 1750 in Westport Point was married to Eunice Briggs of Compton, RI on November 26, 1772. The house is registered by the Westport Historical Society and bears a plaque which states, "Benjamin Hicks, Tailor, 1775". Three more children were born including a son, Benjamin II, the ancestor to my line, born April 18, 1778. He filed marriage intentions in Westport on October 26, 1805 and soon married Patty Tompkins of Little Compton, RI. Their first child Oliver, was born in 1806, followed two years later by the birth of twins, Benjamin III and William (from whom I descend) on July 11, 1808. My source says they have had little success in tracing the life of William prior to his moving to Canada. He had apparently been married at least once before, for when he arrived in St. Andrews, he was in his sixties and he had a twelve year old son, James, with him. In 1871 Canadian census lists William as a trader by occupation and shows he and James as the only members of the household. But on December 22, 1872, William married Phoebe McGrath in St. Andrews, Canada. The 1881 census for St. Andrews shows the household members to be William, age 70, Phoebe, age 50 and a son, William Henry Hicks, age I don't think it is the same William you are saying is your line of Hicks....but this is all very interesting and I wish you luck in your search. Maybe we are related....but my Robert Hicks was not married to an Esther Hicks and we were mostly on the North easterly coast.....Good luck in your endeavors and I look forward to hearing of your successful searches...."Donner et Pardonner" ...which means " to give and forgive".....this was the Hicks Coat of arms with a crest of a buck's head and this motto imprinted on it.......John, lineal descendant of Sir Ellis Hicks,.... Sir Ellis Hicks was made a knight banneret by Edward, the Black Prince (son of King Edward III) in 1356 for capturing a French standard at the battle of Poitiers in the 100 years War. For this capture, he was granted the Hicks coat-of-arms with a crest of a buck's head and the motto, "Donner et Pardonner".......Darlene.
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