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How the Hicks Virginia line came to the US

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How the Hicks Virginia line came to the US

Posted: 1404088291000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1404088464000

I posted this in a response but I'm starting a new thread-- it's clear to me that some of this is wrong. But what about is wrong and do you agree with any of it?

Our Turner and Walker families in Mississippi: Page 182 published in 2005:

"The Hicks family was descended from Sir Robert Hicks, who was born in 1560 in Gloucester, England. His son John was born in 1585 and immigrated to Virginia in 1635 with his wife and one child. He was granted 200 acres of land on the south side of the James River at Crosse Creek on 15 August 1637. His son James, who emigrated with his father, was a Captain in the British Army. John settled at Hicks Ford on the Meherrin River in Greensville County, Virginia. His son Robert Hicks was born in 1659 in Surry County. Robert Hicks became a renowned Indian Trader and interpreter and helped conduct many surveys of the new territory."

We know that Baptist Hicks, a wealthy merchant and silk trader was the first documented Hicks in the US in 1609 in Jamestown. Baptist had I believe two daughters and he is part of the Sir Robert Hicks line. Clearly this line came to America and traded probably in tobacco in Virginia. As I remember Sir Robert had two sons Thomas and John. Michael, who is well documented was Baptist's brother and (all of the top of my head) both in John's line.

A rumor? that Baptist returned to Jamestown with a nephew William was floating around somewhere and it would have been shortly thereafter since Baptist died a dozen or so years later (by 1630 or so). does anyone know about William?

Many of the Hicks lines are early-- 1654 for Robert, the taylor. It doesn't make sense to me the the early Hicks line could have come from Plymouth MA or NY. What do you think?

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