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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.
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.)
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.
- ↑ Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins, Boston, MA: NEHGS, 1995, p 926-7
- ↑ Mayflower Descendant, 16:157-58; see also Plymouth Colony Its History & People 1620 - 1691 by Aubrey Stratton - 1986
Sir Robert Hicks I, the emigrant, was born about 1575 and married Margaret Morgan in England in 1596.
- There is no proof that Robert Hicks had any other spouse besides Margaret Unknown. We have requested that this Margaret Morgan be merged away into Margaret Unknown, using Margaret Unknown's vitals.
He had four children: Elizabeth, Thomas, John II, and Stephen.
Margaret Morgan died about 1607.
In 1610, Sir Robert I married in London a second time, Margaret Winslow, by whome he had four more children: Samuel, Ephain, Lydia, and Phebe.
- NOTE: There is no evidence to support that he was married to Margaret Winslow.
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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