01 James Hicks and Margaret Hicks- References

References – relevant to James and Margaret Hicks including Russell Vale Land Grant & Sidmouth, Austinmer

  • 1778 – Birth of mother Margaret Howe in Surrey England
  • 1785 – Birth of father Richard James Hicks in Kent England
  • 1797 -10-03 – Conviction of father Richard James Hicks at Kent Quarter Sessions Maidstone – see Indent  (note this is considered opinion of David Christian after examination of various sources – Musters, etc etc – some people have suggested that James’ father  is Zachary Hicks however there is no real basis for this)
  • 1801 – Transport of Richard James Hicks on Canada (Nile Canada Minorca)
  • 1802 – Arrival of Richard James Hicks
  • 1802 – Sentencing of mother Margaret Howe at Surrey Assizes
  • 1803-11 – Transport of of mother Margaret Howe on Coromandel & Experiment
  • 1804-07-01 – Arrival of mother Margaret Howe in Australia as Convict on Coromandel & Experiment
  • 1810 – 03 -10 – Birth of James Hicks in Windsor
  • 1819 – Marriage of mother  Margaret Howe to Thomas White – NSW BDM – V18192350 3A/1819
  • 1819 – Birth of Margaret Daley in Sydney – daughter of Thomas Brain and Ann Daley
  • 1830 – 02 -18 – listing of James Hicks’ Application for land grant in Illawarra – Historical Records of the Illawarra 1770- 1855 by Michael Organ
  • 1830 – 09 – 30 James Hicks in included in a Petition – Index to References to Illawarra Names pre 1856 – A P Doyle & M Organ – Illawarra Historical Publications 1992 – p23
  • 1831- 02 – 01 James Hicks is included in a letter of recognition to George Sleeman by Northern Illawarra Landholders & free inhabitants
  • 1832 – 01 – 25 – James Hicks is included in a Petition – Index to References to Illawarra Names pre 1856 – A P Doyle & M Organ – Illawarra Historical Publications 1992 – p23
  • 1834 – 11-10 – Marriage of John (James)  Hicks to Margaret Daley (daughter of Thomas Brain/Brean/Brayne & Anne Daley) in Penrith Parish of Castlereagh – NSW BDM – V18341250 18/1834
  • 1836 – Birth of 1st child Henry Thomas Hicks – in Penrith Parish of Castlereagh – NSW BDM – V1836714 20/1836
  • 1837 – Death of mother Margaret White nee Howe aged 59 years – NSW BDM -V18372549 21/1837
  • 1837 – Arrival of Alexander McKenzie Jnr (Angus) in William Nicol – Index to References to Illawarra Names pre 1856 – A P Doyle & M Organ – Illawarra Historical Publications 1992 – p33
  • 1838 – Birth of 2nd child William Hicks – NSW BDM – V18382159 162B/1838 (however his father’s name is given as William not James or John – however was it a clerical error ? Such errors still happening even in 2012 with Hicks Descendants !!)
  • 1839-06-25 – Sydney Gazette and NSW Advertiser – land promised to Chippendale now being advertised in favour of Robert Marsh Westmacott (Austinmer)
  • 1839 – 09-28 –  Sydney Gazette and NSW Advertiser – Land grant of 50 acres to James Hicks near Corrimal (in Russell Vale) – unnamed Parish in County of Camden – this was in respect of land grants which had been promised on 30.11.1830 and possession given on 6.9.1831 – quit rent to commence on 1.1.1839 – see map of land grant
  • 1839 – Birth of Mary Ann McKenzie to Alexander McKenzie Jnr (Angus) & wife Anne (McLean) – future wife of Henry Thomas Hicks – NSW BDM – V1839899 47/1839
  • 1840 – Birth of 3rd child Richard Hicks in Windsor – NSW BDM – V1840528 61/1840
  • 1841 – Robert Marsh Westmacott Land sales near James Hicks land at Russell Vale
    • 1841-01-04 – Sydney Morning Herald – land for sale adjoining James Hicks 50 acres at Russell Vale – presumably land of Robert Marsh Westmacott ?
    • 1841-01-05 – Sydney Morning Herald – land for sale adjoining James Hicks 50 acres at Russell Vale – presumably land of Robert Marsh Westmacott ?
    • 1841 -01-06 – Sydney Morning Herald – land for sale adjoining James Hicks 50 acres at Russell Vale – presumably land of Robert Marsh Westmacott ?
    • 1841-01-07 — Sydney Morning Herald – land for sale adjoining James Hicks 50 acres at Russell Vale – presumably land of Robert Marsh Westmacott ?
    • 1841-01-09 – The Australian – land for sale adjoining James Hicks 50 acres at Russell Vale – presumably land of Robert Marsh Westmacott ?
  • 1841 – Chippendale’s Land being transferred to Robert Marsh Westmacott – would later be bought by James Hicks and Hennings
    • 1841-01-21 – Sydney Morning Herald  – Notice confirming title of land promised to Chippendale now in title of Robert Marsh Westmacott
    • 1841-01-23 – The Australasian Chronicle – Notice confirming title of land promised to Chippendale now in title of Robert Marsh Westmacott
    • 1841-01-23 – Sydney Morning Herald – Notice confirming title of land promised to Chippendale now in title of Robert Marsh Westmacott
    • 1841-05-26 – Sydney Herald – Notice confirming title of land promised to Chippendale now in title of Robert Marsh Westmacott
    • 1841-05-27 – Sydney Gazette & NSW Advertiser – Notice confirming title of land promised to Chippendale now in title of Robert Marsh Westmacott
  • 1841 – Sheriff selling of land at Fairy Hill belonging to Robert Marsh Westmacott adjoining James Hicks 50 acres at Russell Vale
    • 1841-07-31 – Sheriff selling off land at Fairy Hill belonging to Robert Marsh Westmacott adjoining James Hicks 50 acres at Russell Vale
    • 1841-08-02 – Sheriff selling off land at Fairy Hill belonging to Robert Marsh Westmacott adjoining James Hicks 50 acres at Russell Vale
    • 1841-08-03 – Sheriff selling off land at Fairy Hill belonging to Robert Marsh Westmacott adjoining James Hicks 50 acres at Russell Vale
  • 1842 – James & Margaret Hicks move to the Hicks 50 acres in Russell Vale
  • 1842-04-07 – Promotion of Public Auction on 9.5.1842 of Bellambi Estate Subdivision of 2000 acres, estate of the Late Colonel Leahy (?)  near to Balgownie Estate, Cornelius O’Brien’s 140 acres, adjacent to James Hicks’ 50 acres & Robert Westmacott’s land – also mention of Farengher’s 160 acres
  • 1843 – Birth of 4th child Anne Hicks – NSW BDM – V18431848 28/1843
  • 1844-10-16 – Sydney Morning Herald – Robert Marsh Westmacott is living at Woodlands (in Thirroul) & offering items for sale
  • 1844-10-18 – Sydney Morning Herald – Robert Marsh Westmacott is living at Woodlands (in Thirroul) & offering items for sale
  • 1846 – Birth of 5th child George Hicks – NSW BDM – V18462987 31A/1846
  • 1846 – James Hicks had a lease but no title to Sidmouth (source Michael Adams) – rented it out to Biddulf Henning
  • 1847-07-05 – Sydney Morning Herald – Land for sale adjoining James Hicks 50 acres at Russell Vale
  • 1848 – Birth of 6th child Deborah Hicks – NSW BDM – V18482366 33A/1848
  • 1848 – Birth of Emma Payne – future wife of Richard Hicks
  • 1850 – Birth of 7th child James Hicks Jnr – NSW BDM – V1850963 35/1850
  • 1852 – NSW Colonial Secretary Letters – 1822-1860 – James Hicks one of many in Illawarra District petitioning against the harshness of the sentence handed down on Thomas, John and Elizabeth Collery (later Collery would become Collaery)
  • 1852 – Death of father Richard James Hicks in Penrith – NSW BDM – V18521190 118/1852
  • 1852 – Birth of 8th child Alice Hicks –  (can’t find a Birth Certificate reference – however there is a marriage of Alice Hicks to William McEwen in Newcastle with subsequent death of Alice McEwen list parents given names as James and Margaret)
  • 1854-09-13 – Empire Newspaper – Public Auction of 3 x 60 acre farms purchased by Robert Marsh Westmacott – known as Chippendale Farms
  • 1854-09-20 – Empire Newspaper – Public Auction of 3 x 60 acre farms purchased by Robert Marsh Westmacott – known as Chippendale Farms
  • 1855 – Birth of 9th child Mary Jane Hicks – NSW BDM – V1855936 42A/1855
  • 1855 – Likely date that James Hicks had purchased Westmacott’s Chippendale Farms at North Bulli, Austinmer (Source Michael Adams)
  • 1856-01-07 – Public Auction of  Chippendale farms – Woodlands (?) and Austinmer (?) including 300 acres at Long Point
  • 1856-01-10 – Empire Newspaper – Public Auction of  Chippendale farms – Woodlands (?) and Austinmer (?) including 300 acres at Long Point
  • 1856 – 01-29 – Public Auction of  Chippendale farms – Woodlands (?) and Austinmer (?) including 300 acres at Long Point
  • 1857 – Birth of 10th & 11th children – the Twins – Charles Hicks & Thomas Hicks – NSW BDM – 12268/1857 & 12269/1857
  • 1858 – although James Hicks had purchased the Chippendale Farms from Westmacott in 1855, he did not get title until 1858 (Source Michael Adams)
  • 1858-02-09 – Empire Newspaper – James Hicks wins Second Prize for Best Potatoes at the Annual Exhibition of the Illawarra Agricultural Society
  • 1859 –  Birth of 12th child – Hambleton (Hamilton) Herbert Hicks – NSW BDM – 13795/1860
  • 1861 – 07-12 – Sydney Morning Herald – Local Boards appointed for Church of England Denominational Schools for 1861 – Hicks appointed to Woonona Board
  • 1862 – Birth of 13th child – Margaret Minnie/ Minnie Margaret Hicks – NSW BDM – 15031/1862
  • 1865 – 05-23 – Sydney Morning Herald – Local Boards appointed for Church of England Denominational Schools for 1861 – Hicks appointed to Woonona Board
  • 1865 – Transfer of Westmacott’s 300 acres to James Hicks
    • 1865-06-03 – Empire Newspaper- Public Notice of Transfer of Title of Robert Marsh Westmacott’s 300 acres at North Bulli, originally promised to William Chippendale going to James Hicks
    • 1865-06-03 – Empire Newspaper- Public Notice of Transfer of Title of Robert Marsh Westmacott’s 300 acres at North Bulli, originally promised to William Chippendale going to James Hicks
    • 1865-07-08– Empire Newspaper- Public Notice of Transfer of Title of Robert Marsh Westmacott’s 300 acres at North Bulli, originally promised to William Chippendale going to James Hicks
    • 1865-08-05 – Sydney Morning Herald – Public Notice by James Hicks of North Austinmer regarding Transfer of Title of Robert Marsh Westmacott’s 300 acres at North Bulli, originally promised to William Chippendale going to James Hicks
    • 1866-06-16 – Sydney Morning Herald – Public Notice of Title of land – James Kennedy adjoining James Hicks land – North Bulli ? (Note – mention of transfer of title of 60 acres from Jane Rose to Thomas Rose on sea coast (Thirroul) also in same notice)
  • 1866-07-07 – Sydney Morning Herald – Public Notice of Title of land – James Kennedy adjoining James Hicks land – North Bulli ? 
  • 1867 – James Hicks appointed elected as Patron to a Board to establish North Bulli (Austinmer) School – Government Gazette -Vol.1 1867 page 912
  • 1868-01-06 – Empire Newspaper –  severe bushfire at James Hicks North Bulli property – fences & effects burned but houses able to saved with trouble & exertion
  • 1868-01-09 – Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser – severe bushfire at James Hicks North Bulli property – fences & effects burned but houses able to saved with trouble & exertion
  • 1868-11-23 – Sydney Morning Herald – shipwreck portions ashore north of James Hicks property at North Bulli
  • 1872 – Mention of James Hicks, and sons Henry Hicks & Richard Hicks as all being Freeholders at North Austinmer in Greville Postal Directory of 1872 – note – no mention of Edmund Biddulph Henning however William Kirton is listed as a Gardener in North Bulli
  • 1874 – Protracted court battle with James Kennedy over a boundary dispute
  • 1879 – 09-11 – Petition of 77 persons to establish North Bulli Shire Council citing James Hicks property at North Bulli as boundary – presumably James & son Henry Thomas Hicks were amongst the petitoners ?
  • 1880-05 – Boundary dispute with James Kennedy is mentioned in NSW State Parliament – NSW Legislative Assembly
  • 1881-06-21 – Kiama Independent & Shoalhaven Advertiser – Sale of 140 acres by Messrs Hicks to Sir George Wigram Allen – possibly for coal mining – a mile or two north of Robbinsville
  • 1881-06-25 – Australian Town & Country Journal – Sale of some land by Messrs Hicks to Sir George Wigram Allen – possibly for coal mining
  • 1881 – 10 – 04 – Austlii – Refers to an Act to enable the Trustees of Henry Osborne (deceased) to create Building and Mining Leases for 99 years – with respect to his Will dated 30/12/1858 including the 48 acres lately purchased by Henry Osborne from Hicks in the District of Bulli (infers land was purchased from Hicks in the 1850’s) – note – also mentioned is land he bought from Biddulph Henning;  other lands  mentioned include Farragher
  • 1885-10-10 – Sydney Morning Herald – North Illawarra Coal mining Company offering subscription in the company – assets include lease over the Sir George Wigram Allen land at North Bulli (the land acquired from Messrs Hicks ?)
  • 1887 – 11 – 23 – Subdivision of Portion of the North Illawarra Coal Company at North Bulli – Parish of Southend – County of Cumberland – Late Hicks
  • 1895-06-16 – Sydney Morning Herald – Death of James Hicks
  • 1895 -06-18 – Evening News – Death of James Hicks
  • 1895 -06 – 22 – Windsor & Richmond Gazette – Death of James Hicks – Grave pre 1980’s -post 1980’s
  • 1895-06-22 – Australian Town & Country Journal – Death of James Hicks
  • 1895 – James Hicks Will
  • ? – Sale of Woonona Property of Margaret Hicks (nee Brain/Brayne/Daley)
  • 1905 – 11-27 – Sydney Morning Herald – Death of wife Margaret Hicks (nee Brain/Brayne/Daley) at Thirroul
  • 1905- 11- 29 – Australian Town & Country Journal – Death of wife Margaret Hicks (nee Brain/Brayne/Daley) at Thirroul
  • 1905 – Margaret Hicks (nee Brain/Brayne/Daley) Will – Page 1 & Page 2
  • 1908 – 1921 – Sidmouth rented out from Sydney, and then by Henning of Hunters Hill
    • 1908-05-06 – Sidmouth advertised for rental via GPO Box Sydney
    • 1909 – 03-06 – Sidmouth advertised for rental by (P B?) Henning of Hunters Hill
    • 1910-02-19 –  Sidmouth advertised for rental by H Henning of Hunters Hill
    • 1912-03-16 –  Sidmouth advertised for rental by Henning of Hunters Hill
    • 1916 – 04 -12 – Sidmouth advertised for rental by (?) Henning of Hunters Hill
    • 1921 – 02 -10 – Sidmouth advertised for rental by  Henning of Hunters Hill
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