Birth: Robert Hicks was born in England about 1578.
Death: He died in Plymouth on May 24, 1647.
Ship: Fortune, 1621
Life in England: Robert Hickes was a fellmonger
(leatherseller) living on Bermondsey Street in Southwark. His first
eight children were baptized at St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey.
Life in New England: Robert Hicks came to Plymouth in
November 1621. His wife and three children came on the Anne or Little
James in the summer of 1623. He was a freeman in Plymouth by 1633.
He served the colony in several minor capacities in 1633–4 as an
arbiter, appraiser, rater for taxes and as part of a committee for
dividing meadow land, but apparently nothing else after that time.
Margaret Hicks was educated enough to sign her name to her will. Samuel
Fuller in his will requested that “ when my daughter Mercy is fitt to
goe to scole that mrs Heeks may teach her as well as my sonne.” She may
have taught other children.as well. Both Robert and Margaret Hicks made
wills. She died in Plymouth between July 8, 1665, and March 6, 1665/6.
Family: Robert Hicks married Margaret _____ by 1603. She
died in Plymouth between July 8, 1665, the date of her will, and March
6, 1665/6, the date of probate.
Children of Robert and Margaret Hicks: