Sorry but the earlest N. S. Hicks I have is John Hicks and wife Elizabeth Russell -------"" John Hicks, made the arrangements with the government of Nova Scotia. The settlers from Rhode Island were to come in sailing vessels, the names of two of which being the Sally under the command of Jonathan Lovett 24 and the Lydia under the command of Samuel Toby. In total there were four sailing vessels which carried 73 families to their new homes to the southwest and bordering on the Pisiquid River, another area that had been well populated by the Acadians prior to 1755.
ory of the County of Annapolis by W. A. Calnek
ohn Hicks was a descendant in the fifth generation from Robert Hicks , who came to the Plymouth colony from Bermondsey, Southwark, London, England in 1621 on the "Fortune "which brought the second party of Pilgrim Fathers, the line of descent being Samuel, Thomas, Thomas .
He was granted 50,000 acres at Falmouth in 1761, July 21. 250 A. 1768, Feb.19 farm lot 34 and1/2 of lot 80. He sold lot 30, Oct.25, 1765, to Jesse Crossman; moved to Bridgetown
Abracts From the Court records for AnnapolisCounty ,Nova Scotia 1763-1938 compiled by Wayne W. Walker item no. 87 P.223, R: April 23,1790; LWT of John Hicks of the Township of Annapolis dated 22 Jan., 1785 wife Elizabeth HIcks, sons: Benjamin Hicks, John Hicks, Thomas Hicks and Weston Hicks, Hannah Hicks & Ruth Hicks Estate folio L5
There was another group who arrived in now New Brunswick that I have never been able to tie but I believe they arrived later than John