John William Hicks I

???? - 1800


Free man of colour, natural son of William Hicks of Bath.

  1. Will of John William Hicks of Walcot Somerset proved 15/05/1800. In the will he left his freehold house at 16 Lansdowne Crescent to his wife Mary, and entailed his British and Jamaican estates for his son John William Hicks and then younger sons.

  2. 'When John William Hicks petitioned [for the privileges of white subjects] for himself [in 1765], he indicated the size of the fortune he had received from his father, as he had been, “in his infancy, sent to England by his said reputed father, and there brought up, educated, and instructed . . . at great expence.”'


  1. PROB 11/1342/145

  2. D.A. Livesay, Children of Uncertain Fortune: Mixed-Race Migration from the West Indies to Britain, unpublished PhD thesis, University of Michigan, 2010 [forthcoming as of March 2017 from the University of North Carolina Press or the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture], p. 99, sourced to December 18, 1764, CO 140/40, f. 481, NAE.

Further Information

Married but no further details
John William

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1771 [EA] - 1800 [LA] → Owner
1770 [EA] - 1800 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (2)

Father → Son
Son → Father

Addresses (1)

16 Lansdowne Crescent, Bath, Somerset, South-west England, England