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William Hickman (b. Bef. 1634, d. Bef. February 19, 1743/44)William Hickman (son of Edward Hickman) was born Bef. 1634 in Isle of Wight Co VA69, and died Bef. February 19, 1743/44 in Edgecombe Co NC70.
Notes for William Hickman:
[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 5, Ed. 1, Tree #1662, Date of Import: Aug 4, 1997]
No definite and documented link from North Carolina to "port of entry" of the Hickman family of Edgecombe Co., NC & Wilson Co TN is yet proved. However, there was much circumstantial evidence to support their having come from the Southside area of VA.
Land patents showing early Hickman arrivals:
John Hallowes, 8 Jun 1650, 328 acres in Northumberland Co. VA for transportation of 7 persons.......William Hickman.
John Dorman, 85 acres in Northampton 2 Oct 1660 on North side of Diascun Swamp for transportation of 6 persons.
William Hickman and Peter Gill, 1000 acres in James City and New Kent
Counties for transportation of 20 persons.
The connection between our family and these early arrivals, if any, is not presently known.There is strong circumstantial indications that our family came into North Carolina from Southside Virginial, specifically
Southampton-Nansemond-Isle of Wight.
William Hickman who died in Edgecombe Co NC about 1744.A detailed in-
ventory showed that he had a considerable estate:2 plantations, 13 horses and mares, a looking glass (a fairly rare item), 54 head of cattle and calves, 105 hogs, a Bible, and both gold and silver money.
In Isle of Wight, a John Williams, Sr. made his will 9 March 1691; it was proved 9 Aug 1692.Among the legatees were son Theophelas and "my boy
William Hickman".One of the witnesses was Boaz Guin.The term
"my boy" could refer either to a relative (grandson?) or an apprentice. Being named in the will inclines to the former.
Proved land rights in Edgecombe Co., N. C., November 1741, one white and 1 black (North Carolinian, v. xiii, p. 1828); 21 March 1743 he petitioned for 100 acres in Edgecombe (N. C. Colonial Records, v. 4, pp. 628-29). He was dead by 19 Feb. 1744, when the will of William Hickman was proved by the oaths of Wallace Jones, Drewy [sic] Jones, and Mary Jones. Nathaniel Hickman qualified as executor (Edgecombe Co., North Carolina Abstracts of Court Minutes 1744-46, 1757-94, Marvin K. Dorman, 1968). Inventory of the estate of William Hickman was presented to court 21 May 1745 by Nathaniel Hickman, exor.The North Carolina Archives does not have this will, so the father-son relationship of William and Nathaniel is predicated on Nathaniel's serving as executor, and the apparent difference in ages (William died in 1744 - Nathaniel 1795).The relationship of the three Joneses to William and Nathaniel is not known, but the will of William Jones in Edgecombe (1749/1750) names son "Druery" and makes "Wallis" Jones executor.He also devised land "formerly belonging to William Hickman".
"Edwin & Elender Weeber Chiles:Some Progentitors & Descendants,
Early Pioneers of VA, NC, KY, MO, & UT." by: Ione A. Hilton, 1978.
The Virginia Period - 1653/1779, Chapter II, pp 5-6.
Immigrants by the name of Hickman started arriving in Virginia as early as 1619.There were probably as many Hickmans who had to have their passage secured by some company, as there were Hickmans who could afford to pay for their own passage.There was a Nathaniel Hickman in
Wiltshire, England, in 1619 and in the same year there was a Nathaniel Hickman in Williamsburg, VA.This was the first year Negro slaves were brought to America, arriving in VA.Those apparently more affluent would include an Edward Hickman who lived in James City, VA in 1630.In the next generation there was a William Hickman who obtained a grant of land in James City County, Isle of Wight County and Williamsburg are within a few miles of each other.This group were probably all related, possibly as follows:
in Williamsburg, James City Co VA in 1619
in James City Co VA 1630
William HickmanEdward Hickman
in James City Co VA 1664Tithtables, Northampton Co
d/1744, Edgecombe Co NC.VA 1659.b/about 1632.
m/ca 1700, Mary.
patented land, Isle of Wight Co
Virginia 1713.Migrated to NC
in the early 1730's.
Nathaniel HickmanWilliam HickmanNathaniel Hickman
of Edgecombe Co NCd/1761, Southampton VA.b/about 1769
b/about 1709;d/1795m/ ?
m/2, ca 1745, Sarah.
(1740-1803) m/2m/DeborahNorthampton Co VA
m/Sally Widgeon Elliott
widow of Thomas Elliott
m/1, Mildred SmithVet of War of 1812
m/2, 1762, Lucretia Stricklin
d/1816, Jackson Co GA
1713, Nov 13William Hickman obtained a patent for 370 acres of "New Land" in Isle of Wight, VA, for importation of 3 persons, including his wife Mary.[William Hickman of Isle of Wight was married by 1713, so presumably born at least by 1692].(English Duplicates of Lost Virginia Re-
cords, des Cognetsp. 96).
1716, Oct 8 & 10By Lease & Release, William Hickman sold to Henry "Bosman", a cooper, for 3000 # of tobacco, 175 acres, on the North side of Nottoway River, of his 370 acre patent, and his wife Mary relinquished her dower rights.
1722William Hickman signed (not by mark) a petition to Gov. Drysdale from the inhabitants along the Blackwater and Nottoway Rivers in the Isle of Wight Co. (Calendar of VA State Papers, v. 1, p. 204).
1725, Feb 28William sold another 160 acres of the patent to Benjamin "Jonson" (Johnson), described as being on the south side of Black River. These descriptions locate the land as being in the forks of the Nottoway and Black Water.By now one of the landmarks was "Hickman's Swamp".
1732Theophilus Pugh purchased of William Hickman a parcel of land, in the County of Nansemond, on a branch of the Beaver Dam Swamp (Hening, v. 4, p. 529.
1738, JulBenjamin Johnson sold back to William Hickman the land bought from him in 1725.
1738, Aug 22Henry Bosman, now of "Carolina" sold to William Hickman the patented land bought in 1716, now 170 acres, the different acreage probably due to a resurvey, or inaccurate recording.
1739, Jun 10William was in Edgecombe Co NC when Christopher Guin sold land adjoining that of William Hickman & Frederick Jones, with Henry West one of the witnesses. [The will of an Arthur West, 12 April 1727/May 1730, in Bertie Co, devised to a Nathaniel Hickman land on Fishing Creek and to Robert, son of Henry West, land on Fishing Creek.] (Hofmann, Abstracts of Edgecombe Precinct...as found in Halifax Co Public Registry, p 27, and Grimes, Abstracts of NC Wills, p 397).
1741, Nov William Hickman proved his land rights in Edgecombe Co
[1 white & 1 black]. ("North Carolinian v, xiii" p 1828).
1743, Mar 21Petitioned for 100 acres in Edgecombe Co NC.Received a warrant for 100 acres. ("NC Colonial Records, v 4,"pp 628-629).
1744, Feb 19William Hickman was dead by 19 Feb 1744, when the will of William Hickman was proved by the oaths of Wallace Jones, Drewry[sic]Jones, and Mary Jones.Nathaniel Hickman qualified as executor (Edgecombe Co., NC Abstracts of Court Minutes 1744-46,1757-94, Marvin K. Dorman, 1968).The will of William Jones,Edgecombe, 1750, names son "Drewy", mentions land formerlybelonging to William Hickman, and names Wallace "Wallis" Jonesas executor. [The will of William Jones, Edgecombe, 1750, namesson "Druery", mentions land formerly belonging to WilliamHickman, and names "Wallis" Jones as executor].
A detailed inventory showed that William Hickman had considerable estate:25 barrels of Jordian corn, 2 negro men, 42 head of cattle, 9 horses & mares, 1 bell & furniture, 1 pot & pot hook, 1 frying pan, 2 & 3 dishes, 4 spoons, 1 bed cord, 1 clock, 1 hat, 2 pair of stockings, 1 pair of gloves, 1 pair of shoes, 1 pair comps to overshirt, 1 wastcoat, cloth for suit of clothes, 1 bible, a drinking glass, 1 glass, 1 looking glass (a fairly rare item),honey scales, 3 books, 2 pair of buttons, 8 brass buttons, ounce of brown thread, 1 cyphering book, 28 head of hogs, 13 head of horses & 12 calves, 1 plantation, 1 ink glass, 1 knife & fork, 1 file, 1 pocket book, 2 lb, 5 shilling in gold, 7 shilling & 5 pence in silver, 1 add, 1 gauge, 1 augor, 1 hand saw, 1 drawing knife, 2 gimbles, razors, 1 ink horn & pen knife, 3 weeding hoes, 2 stumps of hoes, 1 broad ax, 2 wedges, 1 gun, 1 powder tub, 3 pigeons, 1 meal sifter, 3 baskets, 1 jacket & britches, 77 head of hogs, 1 saddle, 2 ropes, 1 oxen, brigs, wallet, 1 house knife. (Signed by: Nathaniel Hickman).Edgecombe Co NC, an inventory of the estate of William Hickman, deceased on Rocky Swamp. (Edgecombe Co Record of Inventories, sales, & accounts of estates, 1730-1747, pp 97-99.Photostatic copy by Dept of Archives & History, Raleigh, NC).
1745, Apr 8William Hickman, 100 acres in Edgecombe Co on the
southside of Conoway Creek, joining the mouth of Fish Pond Branch
and the creek.(Colony of NC 1735-1764, Abstracts of LandPatents, Vol I, Patent Book #2725 p. 196.By: Margaret M. Hofman).
The dates of land grants cannot be considered as the date of arrival
of a patentee; often he was in the colony form many years before obtaining a patent.
1745, May 21Inventory of the estate of William Hickman was presented to courtby Nathaniel Hickman, exor.The North Carolina Archives does not now havethis will, so the father-son relationship of William and Nathaniel is predicated on Nathaniel's serving as executor, and the apparentdifference in ages (William died in 1744 - Nathaniel in 1795).Therelationship of the three Joneses to William and Nathaniel is not known, but the will of William Jones in Edgecombe (1749/1750) names son "Druery' andmakes "Wallis" Jones executor.He also devised land "formerlybelonging to William Hickman". [Edgecombe Co Record ofInventories, Sales & Acc't of Estate 1730-47" pp 97-99].
William Hickman's detailed estate inventory showed that he had a considerable estate:2 plantations, 13 horses and mares, a looking glass (a fairly rare item), 54 head of cattle and calves, 105 hogs, aBible, and both gold and silver money. (Edgecombe Co Record of Inventories, Sales & Accounts of Estates, 1730-1747, pp. 97-99).
1749Southampton Co was divided out of Isle of Wight, and the Hickmanland fell into the new County, and Nottoway Parish.The will ofWilliam Hickman of Southampton Co VA. proved 8 Oct 1761 names sons Joseph & John, daughters Sarah, Martha, Elizabeth, Tamer,and "my surviving children".Executors were friends AlbridgtonJones and Job Wright.The will of Francis Jones, Edgecombe Co,NC, proved Aug 1755 names, among others, sons Nathaniel (exor.)
and Albridgton.(I believe this is the second known son of William
1753, Feb 8Hickman sold William Grimmer 100 acres on Hickman Swamp, part of the land patented 40 years before.
More About William Hickman:
Comment: November 1741, NC Taxpay, proved land rights in N. C..71
Comment (2): May 21, 1745, Invent. of estate presented to court..71
Comment (3): Farmer & Stockowner.71
Commet: February 19, 1743/44, Will Proved, Nathaniel Hickman, executor.Nash Co NC. Will Bk 1/78.71
Fact 8: Isle of Wight Co VA & Edgecombe Co N. C..71
Fact 9: White & Christian.71
Fact 10: March 21, 1742/43, Petitioned for 100 acres in Edgecombe Co..71
Ntnlty/Relig: July 10, 1739, Edge. Co N. C. land owner..72
Occupation: November 13, 1713, Obt. pat./370a, Isle of Wight Co VA.73
More About William Hickman and <Unnamed>:
Marriage: Abt. 1700, Isle of Wight Co VA.74
Children of William Hickman are:
- +William Hickman, Jr., b. Abt. 1705, Isle of Wight Co VA74, d. October 1761, Southampton Co VA74.
- +Nathaniel Hickman, Sr., b. 1720, Isle of Wight Co., VA74, d. Bef. November 10, 1795, Edgecombe Co., NC74.