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John Hicks

Southwark, London Borough of Southwark, Greater London, England
Death 14 Jun 1672 (aged 59–60)
Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 90007197 · View Source
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According to my family history John was the son of Robert Hicks. However there is more recent thoroughly documented evidence that his connection to Robert Hicks and Elizabeth Morgan is incorrect. See details on

John married Herodias Long in England shortly before he crossed the ocean for America.

"John Hicks and Herodias had two children, Hannah and Thomas, and possibly a third child. When he went to Flushing, Hicks evidently carried his children with him. Hannah married about 1653/4 William Haviland of Flushing. She is said to have died in 1712. Thomas was also of Flushing. In 1666 he obtained a patent from Governor Nicolls of four thousand acres on Madman's Neck. He died shortly before 28 January 1741/2 aged nearly 100 years. The New York Post Boy under date of 28 January 1749 states that "he left behind him of his offspring above three hundred children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren." His will dated 15 May 1727, was proved 28 January 1741/2. He married first between 23 February 1657 and 19 January 1658 Mary, widow of John
Washburne and daughter of Richard Butler, who died before 1677; and he married second in 1677 Mary Doughty, daughter of Elias Doughty of Flushing who died in 1713. He had thirteen children.

After his (John's)divorce from Herodias in 1655 John Hicks married Florence, a widow of John Carman, who died shortly thereafter and he married third soon after 22 January 1662 (the date of their prenuptial agreement) Rachel, widow of Thomas Starr, who survived him. * * * *"

For a shorter summary by the same author, see NEHGR, Vol 105, p 258 (Oct 1951) - G. Andrew Moriarty "Some Notes on 18th Cent. Block Island"

Herodias's Divorce decree, obtained in Rhode Island, is published in NYGBR, Vol 70, issue 2, p 116 by Josephine Frost.

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Gravesite Details Also see his wife Herogrias Long Created by: Linda Mac Record added: Feb 26, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 34224625

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