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Margaret (Unknown) Hicks (abt. 1579 - bef. 1666)

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Margaret Hicks formerly [surname unknown] aka Morgan, Winslow (unproven)
Born about in Bermondsey, Surrey, Englandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married about in Surrey, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusettsmap
Unknown-202363 created 14 Jun 2013 | Last modified | Last edit: 6 Oct 2017
21:01: David Whittington added Lydia Hicks as child for Margaret (Unknown) Hicks. [Thank David for this | 1 thank-you received]
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Categories: Puritan Great Migration.

The Puritan Great Migration.
Margaret (Unknown) Hicks migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Despite claims made on many unsourced online family trees (and Torrey, which uses question marks[1]), 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[2][3]

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. [ Torrey's New England Marriages to 1700 ] vol 2, p 749
  2. Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins, Boston, MA: NEHGS, 1995, p 926-7
  3. Mayflower Descendant, 16:157-58; see also Plymouth Colony Its History & People 1620 - 1691 by Aubrey Stratton - 1986

See also:

  • Wikipedia for Margaret Hicks on the Anne
  • Torrey's sources (vol 2, p 749)
    • Williams (,16) 97, 167;
    • Seaman 82-3;
    • Shotwell 237 280;
    • Blood Anc. 67;
    • Newell Anc. 123, 134;
    • MD 8:143
    • Fulton Anc. 268;
    • Brainerd Anc. 111;
    • Barlow Anc. 190;
    • Cape Cod Lib. 33:19;
    • Reg. 6:187; 4:282
    • NYGBR 38
    • Plymouth (Davis) 332;
    • Duxbury 266;
    • Winthrop-Babcock 262;
    • Davol-Willets 96; Sh
  • Thomas E Corey, who sites:
    • Rep Men & Old Families of Rhode Island V. 3, pg 1609
    • Sir Ellis Hicks and descendants pg 77
    • Morman Microfiche - Co Surrey, England Lists as children of Robert & Margaret (Winslow [sic]) Hix
  • Little Comptons Families vol 1 page 338, ,which cites:
    • Pearce papers in the New Bedford public library,
    • the Woodworth Genealogy,
    • the Leonard papers,
    • the Tabor collection at the Rhode Island Historical Society.
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On 5 Jul 2016 at 01:52 GMT 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 21 Nov 2015 at 13:44 GMT 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 13 Nov 2014 at 04:17 GMT 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 13 Nov 2014 at 03:11 GMT J (Munn) 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 13 Jan 2014 at 02:40 GMT 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 12 Jan 2014 at 20:12 GMT J (Munn) 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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