New York, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 16, 1740|
New York, USA
Thomas married first
MARY BUTLER 1635 – 1689 and their children were
Thomas Hicks 1660 – 1712
JACOB HICKS 1669 – 1755 ** my direct ancestor **
Second Spouse & Children
Mary Doughty 1658 – 1713
Charles Hicks 1678 – 1730
Isaac Hicks 1678 – 1745
Benjamin Hicks 1680 – 1741
Stephen Hicks 1682 – 1767
William Hicks 1684 – 1710
Charity Hicks 1690 – 1741
Mary Hicks 1690 – 1765
Phebe Hicks 1700 –
From "History of Bucks County Pennsylvania" by William Watts Hart Davis, published 1905
"John Hicks (Thomas's father) settled at Hempstead and from him are descended the extensive family of the name on Long Island in New York Philadelphia and Bucks county as well as in many other parts of the Union He was educated at Oxford and was a man of intelligence and natural force of character and therefore soon became a leader in the youthful colony and took an active part in public affairs his name appearing in nearly all the important transactions of the time.
Thomas Hicks only son of John inherited his father's intellectual ability and force of character and occupied a prominent position in public and social life filling many positions of trust and honor He was the first judge of Queens county New York and filled that office for many years. In 1666 he obtained from Governor Nicolls a patent for four thousand acres of land including Great Neck Long Island and lands adjacent and lived there in English manorial style. He was a remarkable man in many respects and retained his mental and physical powers unimpaired to an extreme old age/ He was twice married his first wife being Mary Washburne, by whom he had two sons, Thomas and Jacob, the latter being the father of the famous Quaker preacher Elias Hicks, the founder of that branch of the Society of Friends known to this day as Hicksites. Judge Hicks married second Mary Doughty by whom he had ten children, six sons: Isaac, William, Stephen, John, Charles, Benjamin and four daughters: Phebe, Charity, Mary and Elizabeth. A paragraph in the New York Post Boy of January 26, 1749 in referring to the death of Judge Hicks says he left behind him of his own offspring above three hundred children grandchildren great-grandchildren and great great grandchildren. He died in his one hundredth year."
Will of Thomas Hicks
In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas Hicks of Flushing, in Queens County, NY, being in good health. I leave to my grandson, Thomas Hicks, the eldest son and heir of my son Thomas Hicks, deceased, the sum of 5 shillings. I leave to my son Isaac, my Great History Book, which is called Speeds Chronicle of England. I leave to my son Benjamin, my silver tankard. I leave to my son Stephen, all my houses, lands, and meadows, in the bounds of Flushing, in Queens County, NY, except my right on the Great Plain in Hempstead; Also a bed and furniture, and the remainder of my books, and two Hatchells, and my wearing apparel. I leave to my six sons, John, Joseph Isaac, Benjamin, William, and Stephen, all of my right on the Great Plain, in Hempstead. To my daughter Phebe Simmons, 100lbs. To my daughter Charity, 250lbs. To my daughter Mary Bushlar, 100lbs.
I leave to my Grandaughter, Mary Hicks, daughter of my son William Hicks, my silver tumbler. All the rest of my personal property to my 4 daughters, Phebe, Elizabeth, Charity, and Mary, and to my Granddaughter Sarah Everett. My Indian and Negro slaves, and my live stock, are to remain for my son Stephen. My sons Benjamin and Stephen are to be serviceable to my daughter Charity in her affairs.
I make my son Stephen executon.
Dated 15 May, 1727. Witnesses, Cornelius Van Wyck, John Washburn, T. Whitehead.
Proved, 28 Jan.1742
John Hicks (1605 - 1672)
Jacob Hicks (1669 - 1755)*
Created by: Cathleen Sheibley Miller...
Record added: May 11, 2012
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