NameRobert Hicks
Birth1582, London, England
Death24 Mar 1647, Plymouth, Massachusetts
FatherJames Hicks (1550-)
MotherPhebe Allyne (~1557-)
Misc. Notes
He immigrated between 1621 and 1623 to Plymouth [ship fortune]. He was a fellmonger in London. A dealer in hides and wool (fellmonger) from London. Came to Plymouth in 1621/1623 (depending on reports) on the ship Fortune. His wife and (some of) his children followed on the ship Ann.

He arrived in 1621 on the Fortune. Banks called him a fellmonger of Bermondsey and Southwark, County Surrey. Robert S. Wakefield, "The Children of Robert Hicks," shows that Hicks had at least nine children. See also R. G. Rider, "More on the Robert Hicks Ancestry: Clues to the Identity of his Spouse," which should be read with a bit of caution. His wife was Margaret Hicks, q.v. Some interesting background is given on Hicks in the deposition of Clement Briggs of Weymouth, fellmonger, taken at New Plymouth 29 August 1638. Briggs said that about twenty-two years earlier he was dwelling (and working for) Mr. Samuel Latham in Bermondsey Street, Southwark, London, and a Thomas Harlow was dwelling with (and working for) Mr. Robert Hicks. Harlow and Briggs often discussed how many pelts their masters pulled a week. Hicks pulled 300 a week and sometimes 600 or 700, and he sold his sheep's pelts for forty shillings a hundred to Mr. Arnold AUard, whereas Mr. Samuel Latham sold his to the same man for ftfty shillings a hundred, even
though Mr. Hicks's pelts were better ware (PCR 12-.35). In Plymouth, Hicks recorded with the court on 13 July 1639 a release whereby Thomas Heath of London, cooper, on 13 July 1619 had acquitted Robert Hicks, formerly a citizen and leatherseller of London, of all debts, including.EI80 pounds which Hicks had owed Heath (PCR 12-.43). Hicks died at Plymouth 24 May 1647, and in his will, dated 28 May 1645, inventory 5 July 1647, he named his wife Margaret, oldest son Samuel, son Ephraim, grandson John Bangs, John Watson, and a number of nonrelative Plymouth residents (MD 8:143). Source: Plymouth Colony Its History & People 1620 - 1691 by Aubrey Stratton -

More About Robert Hicks:
Fact 1: 1621, ? Passenger on ship "Fortune" which sailed to Plymonth
Fact 2: "Fortune" arrived at Plymonth just days after thefirst Thanksgiving
Fact 3: lived in Plymouth colony for 26 years sharing in the division of cattle in 1627

References: [GMB],[GENSERV],[York1]
Birth1589, Droitwich, Worcestershire, England
Death23 Aug 1670, Clinton, Massachusetts
FatherGov. Edward Winslow (1560-1620)
MotherEleanor Pelham (1560-~1589)
Marriage1610, Plymouth, Massachusetts
ChildrenMargaret (1610-1670)
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