'Hicks2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Hicks of Nesse, Hicks (Hickes) of Newsham Hall, Hickes of Silton Hall, Hickes of Nunnington, Hicks of West Ness

Thoresby reports that "The Sirname (sic) Hickes, Hicks, or Hyggs, is from Hyge or Huge (now Hugo) which was a proper Name among the old Danes and Norwegians". An alternative origin of the name is given on Hicks1.
John Hickes of Nunnington
1. Robert Hickes of Nunnington (b 1586)
  m. (1619) Frances Wright
  A. Richard Hickes of Nunnington (bur 22.04.1669)
  m. Ursula Idle (dau of Ralph Idle of Bulmer)
  i. Marmaduke Hickes, Mayor of Leeds (b c1619, d 017.09.1696)
  m1. Isabel Isles (d 1653)
  a. Joshua Hickes (dsp)
  m2. Ann Baynes (d 10.08.1661, dau of John Baynes of Leeds)
  b. Ann Hickes (d 1693)
  m. James Moxon (b c1651, d 22.01.1694/5)
  (1) Ann Moxon (d 1695)
  c. Sarah Hickes (dsp 1693)
  m. Thomas Condam (dsp 27.03.1693)
  m3. Frances Marshall (d 1691, dau of William Marshall of Moore Allerton (alderman of Leeds))
  d. Frances Hickes (d 1704)
  m.(24.12.1695) Samuel or Sandford Arthington of Mitford (d 1705)
  e.+ other issue - John (b 1667, d 07.01.1673-4), William (d 25.12.1673)
  ii. Ralph Hickes of Leeds (d 1693)
  m. Mary (d 02.1707-8, widow of Thomas Savile)
  a. Richard Hickes (dsp)
  iii. George Hickes (bpt 0111.1638)
  B.+ other issue
2. Henry Hickes of Nesse near Nunnington probably of this generation
  m. (21.047.1594) Elizabeth Smytheman (bur 07.10.1613)
  A. Ralph Hicks of Nesse or West Ness (bpt 03.07.1597, bur 13.01.1658-9) probably the Ralph who had the following family
  m. Dorothy (bur 27.05.1658)
  i. Henry Hicks of West Ness (bpt 18.06.1627, bur 12.01.1684-5)
  m1. (29.07.1656) Elizabeth Colson
  m2. Elizabeth
  a.+ issue - Henry (bpt 26.02.1675, bur 07.03.1675), Mary (bpt 24.07.1669), Elizabeth (bpt 11.05.1673)
  ii.+ other issue - Robert (bpt 22.05.1629), Ralph (bpt 12.02.1638), Elizabeth (bpt 13.03.1635)
  B. William Hicks or Hickes of Newsham Hall (near Kirby Wisk, North Riding of Yorkshire) (b c1606)
  m. Elizabeth Kay (dau of Rev. George Kay or Key of Topcliffe)
  i. John Hickes or Hickes (bpt 29.11.1635, d 1683/5, cleric)
  m1. (c1656) Abigail Howe (b 05.12.1632, d 13.05.1675, dau of John Howe of Loughborough, sister of Rev. John)
  a. John Hicks (of Pusey Firs in Buckland, Berkshire?) (b c1658, d before 23.10.1733)
  (1) John Hicks of Exeter (b 05.04.1682, d 14.08.1762, cleric)
  m. Mary (a 09.1762)
  (A) Thomas Hicks of Stoke Gabriel, Devon (bpt 27.02.1729, d 09.05.1801, Rear Admiral, 7th son)
  m1. (c1763) Lucy
  (i) Anna Eleanora Hicks (b 1764, bur 14.11.1806)
  m. William Neyle of Ambrook
(a)+ issue - Nicholas Vincent (d infant), Maria (bur 13.09.1801), Philippa (bur 14.11.1803)
  m2. (26.09.1775) Jane Hyde Champion (dau of James Champion of Salisbury by Mary Lenton)
  (ii) Thomas Bickerton Assheton Hicks (bpt 02.11.1778, Commander RN) had issue
  m. (11.11.1799) Anna Maria Ridout Champion (dau of John Champion of Guernsey, cousin)
  (iii) James Champion Hicks (bpt 23.10.1781, d 06.09.1855, perpetual curate of Rangeworthy) had issue
  m. Frances Searle (dau/heir of John Searle of Allerton by Frances, dau of Gilbert Yarde of Stoke Gabriel & sister/heir of Rev. Francis of Dartington)
(iv) John Davies Hicks (b 1785, dsp 08.01.1827)
  (v) Peter William Henry Hicks of Northampton (b 1788, solicitor) had issue
  m. (03.07.1809) Sarah Hearsey (dau of Theophilus Hearsey of Denmark Hill(
  (vi) Edward Buller Hicks (b 15.09.1792, dsp 02.1845, RN)
  m. (06.1820) Sarah Atkinson (dau of Thomas Atkinson of Berry House)
  (vii) Mary Champion Hicks (b c1778)
  m. Edward Kendall of Pelyn House (Captain RN)
  (viii) Jane Hyde Hicks
  m. Thomas William Murphy, later Philips of Drumcondra Castle (b c1766, d 17.02.1857, vicar of Walton-cun-Felixstowe)
  (ix) Charlotte Anne Hicks (d 1822)
  m. James Hyde Champion of Guernsey (cousin)
  (B)+ other issue - John (bpt 08.04.1716, a 1739), Peter (bpt 27.02.1717), Charles (b 1721), William (b 1723), Harry (b 1724, d young?), James (b 1727), Harry (b 1732), Mary (b 1719), Ann (b 1726), Elizabeth (b 1734), Hannah (b 1737), Sarah (b 1738)
  (2) Elizabeth Hicks (a 10.1733, d unm?)
  b. Catherine Hicks (a 07.1734)
  m. _ Davis
  (1) William Davis
  (2) Abigail Davis (a 10.1733)
  m. Peter Virtue (d by 10.1733)
  (A)+ issue - George, Anne, Elizabeth, Mary
  c. Eliabeth Hicks
  m. _ Tuckin
  (1) Elizabeth Tuckin
  m. _ Ram
  (2) Katherine Tuckin
m. _ Brown
  d.+ other issue - William (d 06.1734, rector of Braughton Gifford, Wiltshire), Abigail (bpt 01.12.1667, bur 15.05.1675)
  m2. (before 07.1679) Elizabeth Moody (dau of John Moody of Portsmouth, widow of _ Mills)
  f. James Hicks of Portsmouth (b 10.11.1679, d before 09.1794)
  m1. (10.06.1701) Mary Seager (bur 03.06.1702)
  m2. Susanna
  (1) Anne Hicks (bpt 13.09.1704, a 1706?)
  a. Elizabeth Hicks (b 24.03.1677-8, d before 04.10.1728)
  m. (c1695) Luke Spicer of Kingston (d 04.10.1728)
  ii. Henry Hicks of Newsham
  m1. Cecily (bur 01.10.1663)
  m2. (22.09.1666) Janet Heywood of Lartington
  iii. George Hicks or Hickes (b 20.06.1642, d 15.12.1715, Dean of Worcester (not Windsor), Suffragan Bishop of Thetford, author, 5th son)
  m. (13.09.1679) Frances Mallory (dau of Charles Mallory of Raynham, widow of John Marshall of London)
  iv. William Hickes of Newsham Hall (bpt 28.05.1644)
  Commoners shows this as the William who m. Mary Oastler with 1 son, Thomas (d 1481). 'Family of Hicks' (in note on p26) refers to this and suggests that Thomas (d 1781) may have been a son of William's son George of Newsham by ...
  m. Elizabeth
  a. George Hicks of Newsham (bpt 16.02.1668, 2nd son)
  m. (27.04.1696) Ellinor Johnson of Kirkby
  (1) Thomas Hicks (bpt 22.03.1698-9, 2nd son)
  'Family of Hicks' ends this line with this generation. The dates support the view that Commoners missed out a generation and that this was the Thomas who had descendants as follows.
  m. Mary Oastler (Hostler?)
  (A) Thomas Hickes or Hicks (d 1781)
  m. Mary Fowler
  (i) George Fowler Hickes or Hicks of Silton Hall, Yorkshire
  m. Jane Topping (dau of John Topping)
  (a) Fowler Hickes or Hicks of Silton Hall (b 04.1765)
  (b)+ other issue - Thomas, Mary
  (2)+ other issue - Thomas (bpt 04.11.1697, d infant?), George (bpt 23.06.1702), Ellinor (bpt 06.05.1705), William (bpt 14.08.1707)
  b. Abigail Hicks (bpt 09.01.1673)
  m. (04.07.1712) John Robinson of Sedgefield
  c. Elizabeth Hicks (bpt 06.01.1676)
  m. (06.02.1698-9) Edward Swales
  d.+ other issue - John (bpt 28.12.1666), William (bpt 20.08.1671, bur 21.05.1674), William (bpt 08.10.1682), Mary (bpt 14.03.1677, bur 29.11.1695), Milcah (bpt 05.10.1680, bur 01.10.1680), Rebecca (bpt 02.05.1685, bur 31.05.1685), Margaret (bpt 06.1686, bur 16.01.1705)
  v. Ralph Hicks (b 1651, d 05.04.1711, MD)
  m. Elizabeth
  a. Elizabeth Hicks (bpt 01.10.1684, dvp)
  vi. Elizabeth Hicks (bpt 04.08.1639)
  m. _ Hostler (or Oastler?)
  vii.+ other issue - William (bpt 07.01.1637-8, bur 16.07.1639), William (bpt 25.02.1640-1, bur 08.09.1641), Lucy (bpt 07.04.1634)
  C.+ other issue - Richard (bpt 08.07.1599), Agnes (bpt 10.05.1595), Elizabeth (bpt 07.05.1602), Mary (bpt 24.06.1612)

Main source(s): 'The Family of Hicks' (Marquis de Ruvigny and Raineval', 1902), FMG (vol 3, MS359, 'Idle-Hickes', p867+), FMG (Continuation ('Hunter's Pedigrees', 1936), 'Hicks of Nunnington', p94), 'Ducatus Leodiensis' (Ralph Thoresby, 1715, p138+), Commoners (vol 1, 'Hickes of Silton Hall', p510+)
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