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Hicks Family History
GEORGE HICKS was born 1833 in Udimore, Rye, Sussex, England, (Father George Hicks) and he d: 1923 in Canterbury, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia while visiting his daughter, Jessie Colbran in Sydney where he contracted a cold and d: from heart failure.
Death Notice: HICKS - June 4, 1923, at Sydney, George Hicks, of Hillside, Clareval via Stroud, aged 88½ years." He was bur: Methodist Cemetery (now United) Row 31923 Stroud, NSW
George Hicks's parents were WILLIAM HICKS (b: 1799 at Rye, Udimere, Sussex, England; d: 1879 Kent, Sussex) who mar: 1828 at East Guldeford, Sussex his mother was MARY WENHAM (b: 1806 Beckley, Sussex; d: 1887 Kent, Sussex)
George's mother's younger brother was WILLIAM WENHAM (b 1814 Beckley, Sussex) - he mar in 1838 and decided to immigrate to Australia on the barque "Florist" where he arrived at Sydney in 1839 with his wife Elizabeth Ann BARNES. They settled in the Stroud area of New South Wales, Australia.
George Hicks immigrated in 1857 and in 1859 he mar: his cousin (William Wenham's daughter) MARY ANN WENHAM at St. John's C Of E Church at Stroud, Port Stephens. Mary was b: at Williams River, New South Wales and d: 14 Sept 1931 at Vacy, New South Wales.
Children of GEORGE HICKS and MARY WENHAM are:
i. WILLIAM GEORGE HICKS (b. 1860, Port Stephens; d: 1895 Western Australia) He mar: 1883 to Agnes Gore in Wingham, NSW, Australia - she was b: 25 Jul 1864 in Kimbriki, Manning River NSW (her father was Henry Gore (1824-1915) and her mother Mary Ann Pearce (1829-1868) Agnes d: 27 Oct 1950 in Taree, New South Wales, Australia Bur: Tinonee Cem. Their family:
ii ANNE HICKS (b 1862 Stroud, NSW - d: 1862 Patricks Plain, New South Wales, Australia)
iii. SPENCER HICKS (1) b: 1863 Bourke, New South Wales; 1863
iv. SPENCER HICKS (2) b: 1865 Singleton, New South Wales; d: 1934 Patricks Plain (now Singleton), NSW
v. BLANCHE HICKS (b. 1867, Port Stephens; d. 1934, Mosman, New South Wales, Australia) She mar: 15 Jul 1897 FREDERICK ERNEST CORYin St John's Church, Stroud, NSW, Australia, son of GILBERT CORY and CHARLOTTE HAINES. He was b: 10 Mar 1866 in Tackbear, Vacy, NSW, Australia, and d; 20 Feb 1930 in Inverell, Newtown, NSW, Australia.
Sydney Morning Herald - Wed. 18 August 1897: Marriages: CORY - HICKS: On July 5, at St. John's Church, Stroud, by the Rev. G. Rushforth. Frederick Ernest, son of the late Albert Cory, of Neyarrow, Vacy, to Blanche, eldest daughter of Mr. George Hicks, of Clareval.
vi. JOHN HICKS, b. 4 Aug 1868 at Adventure Farm, Narratta, d. 16 Jul 1911, New Guinea. He was the 2nd husband of AMY CLARKE whom he mar 1907 at Kalumandau, Papua New Guinea. Amy was b: 1884, and d: 1960.
Newspaper: "Death At New Guinea: Mr John Hicks, aged 42, son of Mr Hicks of Clareval, we are sorry to say, died quite recently in New Guinea, where he had been gold mining. He leaves a wife and two children, besides a wide circle of relatives and friends to mourn their loss."
John was said to have a pearl lugger at some time and reported to have died of Black Water fever and was bur: in an unmarked grave on the Trobian Island, New Guinea where he died. His name is on the family headstone in Stroud, NSW Their daus:
vii. HOWARD HICKS (b. 18 Mar 1872, Port Stephens; d. 19 Jul 1919, Mount George, Wingham, New South Wales) He mar; REBECCA GRIFFIN 02 Feb 1909 in William Street Methodist Church, Sydney, daughter of EBENEZER GRIFFIN and MARY ANDREWS. She was b: 11 Jan 1875 in St Olave, Surrey, London, and died 29 Dec 1953 in Sydney, Australia.
Children of HOWARD HICKS and REBECCA GRIFFIN are:
viii. UN-NAMED HICKS, b. 1874, Port Stephens; d. 1874, Port Stephens.
ix. SABINA MARY HICKS (b. 1875, Port Stephens; d: 9 Apr 1893 Hillside, Clareval aged 18yrs; bur: Stroud Anglican Cemetery - St John's Church)
x. JESSIE MILDRED HICKS ( b. 1878, Port Stephens; d; 1935 Redfern, NSW) Her mar. in 1913 was to Gordon Cobram
xi. ARTHUR GRAHAM (Tom) HICKS (b. 1880, Port Stephens; d. 30 Aug 1949 at Gloucester Hospital aged 60 years; aged 60 years; bur: Aug 31 Nowendoc Cem, NSW )
Mar: (1) 1915 Vera Pearl Sawyer b: 1895 in Tinonee, New South Wales m: 1915 in Taree, NSW d: in childbirth 1917 in Tinonee, New South Wales
Mar: (2) IVY GLADYS MILLER (b. 1901; d. 10 Nov 1963, Nowendoc, NSW.) Their children:
a. Arley Jane Hicks (b: 1919 in Walcha, NSW d: 1990 in Tamworth, NSW) mar: 1951 in Waltcha, NSW to Thomas Stanser Laurie (b: 1902 in Dungog, NSW; d: 1974 in Tamworth, NSW)
b. Ellen Jean Hicks (b: 30 May 1921 in Waltcha, NSW d: 21 Jul 1999 in Liverpool Hospital, NSW Bur: Nowendoc Cemetery) mar: 1944 in Tamworth, NSW to Arthur Albert Usback (b: 1908 in Waltcha, NSW; d: 1979)
c. Elsie Kathleen Hicks b: 1923 in Waltcha, NSW d: 1984 in Sydney, NSW
d. Edna May Hicks (b: 1925 in Waltcha, NSW d: 23 Apr 1994 in Nth Of Coffs Harbour Bur: Novendoc Cem) mar: 1946 in St Patrick's Catholic Church, Waltcha to John Thomas (Jack) Blencowe (b: 1921 in NSWd: 2003 in NSW)
e Arthur John Hicks (b: 1926 in Waltcha, NSW d: 1987 in Kippax, NSW)
xii. HARRY OSWALD HICKS (b: 21 Aug 1882; d; 1970) mar: Daisy W Knight (b: 1892 to parents Charles William Knight (1859-1923) and Adeline Lucy Cluer (1862-1944); she d: 1944) They had ten children -
xiii. ELSIE HILDA HICKS (b: 1885 Stroud, NSW; d: 1952 Stroud Road, NSW; Bur: Stroud Cem) mar: 1916 in Stroud, Robertson, NSW to William John Wattus (b: 1885 in Raymond Terrace, NSW d: 26 Sep 1957 in Dungog, NSW Bur: Stroud Cem0.. +Elsie Hilda Hicks b: 1885 in Stroud Rd, NSW d: 12 Apr 1952 in Stroud, NSW Burial: Stroud Cemetery
xiv. ARLEY JANE HICKS (b: 1886 Karuah River, Stroud, NSW; d: 1965 Kogarah, Sydney, NSW) mar: Undercliffe Sydney NSW in 1913 to Walter (Wally) Kimberley Knight (b: 1915 Woolloongabba Brisbane Qld; d: 1999 Parkes NSW Australia