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Margaret (Unknown) Hicks (1580 - 1665)

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Margaret Hicks formerly [surname unknown] aka Morgan, Winslow (unproven)
Born in Englandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married about in Surrey, Englandmap
Died in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusettsmap
4 July 2016
21:52: Jillaine Smith proposed a merge of Winslow-1389 and Unknown-202363 with a comment. [Thank Jillaine for this]
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This person migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Despite claims made on many unsourced online family trees, she was the only known wife of Robert Hicks, and her maiden name and origins remain unknown. She was not Margaret Winslow. See Robert's profile for more details.

Already married, Margaret (_______) Hicks arrived at Plymouth in 1623 on the Anne with her children Samuel and Lydia to join her husband Robert who had sailed two years prior. (Also on the same ship with her was Edward Bangs who would marry her daughter Lydia.)[citation needed]

Last Will & Testament[1][2]

Dated 8 July 1665; proved 6 Mar 1665/6, "Margarett Hickes widow of the town of Plymouth" bequeathed to "my son Samuell Hickes" L5; to "my daughter-in-law Lydia Hickes" 30s; to "my son Samuell's children" 10s each "there being seven of them"; said legacies to be paid by "son Samuell Hickes" from his debt "he having already received a large portion of that which God hath given me ot only in lands but also in goods and chattels which was not only my husband's and son Ephraim's estate formerly but also given to me by will at y son Ephraim's death"; to "my grandchild John Banges" 40s; residue to "the children of my son-in-law Gorg Watson and my loving daughter that is deceased Phebe Watson," also said estate to be "at the dispose of my son-in-law Gorg Watson"; "my son-in-law Gorg Watson and my friend Captain Southworth" overseers [PCPR 2:2:32, abstracted in MD 16:157-58]. The inventory of Margaret Hickes, taken 5 Mar 1665/6.


This list needs confirming against original records.
  1. Elizabeth,
  2. Thomas
  3. John
  4. Stephen
  5. Samuel
  6. Ephain
  7. Lydia
  8. Phebe.


  1. Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins, Boston, MA: NEHGS, 1995, p 926-7
  2. Mayflower Descendant, 16:157-58; see also Plymouth Colony Its History & People 1620 - 1691 by Aubrey Stratton - 1986

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On July 5, 2016 at 01:52GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

Winslow-1389 and Unknown-202363 appear to represent the same person because: Same woman. Robert Hicks had only one wife, Margaret. Her maiden name is not known. She was not a Winslow so merge into Unknown. Thank you.

On November 21, 2015 at 13:44GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

Sorry; I accidentally deleted the merge request explanation; to reiterate: there is no proof of the maiden name of Margaret, wife of Robert Hicks-27; read his and her profile (Unknown-202363) for details. Therefore Winslow-1332 should be merged into Unknown-202363.

On November 13, 2014 at 04:17GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

Jacqueline, please read the "Disputed Origins" section; it explains why she is marked as "Unknown" and not recognized as daughter of Edward Winslow.

On November 13, 2014 at 03:11GMT J Overland wrote:

In her bio you mention she was the daughter of "Winslow". Margaret was my 10th great grandmother she was the daughter of Edward Winslow and Eleanor Pelham. Will you please add Margarets maiden name of Windlow and remove the "unknown" ? Thank you.

On January 13, 2014 at 02:40GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

Unfortunately, the US & Int'l Marriage records compilation is wholly unreliable. There's no way to confirm its accuracy. We need to dig deeper than that.

On January 12, 2014 at 20:12GMT J Overland wrote:

Marriage record between Margaret Winslow and Robert Hicks-

U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Name:Robert Hicks Gender:Male Birth Place:En Birth Year:1570 Spouse Name:Margaret Winslow Spouse Birth Place:12 Spouse Birth Year:1589 Marriage Year:1610 Marriage State:MA Number Pages:1

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