Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v4p538


  Prev WICKENDON or WICKINGTON - WICKS Next  
Volume 4, Page 538

1670, had three ds. Plain, who m. Samuel Wilkinson; Ruth m. Thomas
Smith; and Hannah m. John Steere. An extravag. tradit. assigns th
name of his first ment. d. to her want of beauty, but as a descend.
rejoices in our day in the same prefix, we may give less than the usual
credit allowed to such tales.

    WICKHAM, WIKEHAM, WICKUM, WICUM or WICOM, * DANIEL,
Rowley, had Daniel, b. 1641; and John; was a lawyer, rep. 1689 and
90, and d. 15 Apr. 1700, says Farmer, but I think in mark. his age 65,
he, for a rarity, much underestim. Yet perhaps there were two Daniels,
f. and s. His two s. were old eno. to be in the tax list of 1691, and he
bore a large share that yr. RICHARD, Rowley 1661. SAMUEL, Warwick,
m, Barbara, sixth d. of Randall Houlden the first of the same,
and rem. to Newport. THOMAS, Wethersfield, freem. 1658, was liv.
1679; by w. Sarah had Thomas, b. 1648, d. soon; Thomas, again, 14
Oct. 1651, at New Haven, but the first was, as all the others, at W.;
Sarah, 1653; William, 1657; beside Samuel, Joseph, and John, nam.
in the will of their mo. 15 Dec. 1699, who d. 7 Jan. foll. The f. had d.
1689. Sarah m. a Hudson. THOMAS, Wethersfield, s. of the preced.
by w. Mary, m. 1673, had Thomas, b. 1674; William, 1676, d. at 12
yrs.; Gideon, 1678, d. young; Sarah, 1682; Ann, 1684; and Mary,
1687; and no more is kn. of him, but that Ann m. 5 Sept. 1706, Charles
Deming.

    WICKS, oft. WEEKS, FRANCIS, Salem 1635, a supporter of R.
Williams, rem. with him next yr. says Felt, Eccles. Hist. I. 248, and
the name is found at Providence 1637, spell. Weeks. * JOHN, Warwick
1643, had first liv. at Portsmouth, on the isl. of Aquedneck, and
bef. that at Plymouth 1637, where began his affect. for Gorton, is thot.
to be the passeng. emb. at London, Sept. 1635, in the Hopewell, capt.
Babb, aged 26, with w. Mary, 28, and d. Ann, 1. He was a tanner
from Staines, Co. Middlesex, a. sixteen ms. S. W. from London, where
his fam,. enjoy some est. here had John, Mary, and Elizabeth and unit. with
Gorton, Holden, Greeene, and others, all of a faith diverse from that of
Mass. in purch. 12 Jan. 1643, from Miantinomo, of part of the W. side
of Narraganset, the region after. call. by these just proprs. Warwick, in
honor of the Earl, admiral of all Eng. their protector from the violence
of their better believ. neighbors. He was brot. prisoner, with his assoc.
to Boston, and escaping the full maledict. of the clerg. and the majority
of Assist. who denounc. death for their erron. belief, or extravag.
express. were mildly sentenc. by lenity of the reps. to be confin. to
Charlestown at labor, in irons, "during the pleasure of the Ct." See
the entire story in Winthrop II. 140-149, or the result in Col. Rec. II. 52.
His fellow-citzens on 8 Aug. 1647, made choice of him as one of the