John HICKS 1795-1881
Ellen DALTON 1808-1882

Co Wicklow, Ireland; Digby & Merino, S-W Victoria, Australia

John HICKS b. 1795, Ireland, son of John HICKS and Mary MILLER was to married Ellen DALTON b. ca 1808, Ireland daughter of Robert DALTON and Ellen WINTERS and they both died in Merino, John in 1881 and Ellen in 1882.

John Hicks, his wife Ellen (Dalton) and their eight children along with Robert Darlington BUCKLEY arrived in Portland on the "Cairngorm" in 1855.

They stayed in Portland for a short while before John purchased Allotment 16, Section 1 in the township of Merino at auction in 1856.

John, Ellen and their grandson are buried in the Merino Cemetery.

Robert purchased Township Allotment 2 in Turnley Street as well as selection acerage in Grassdale before moving on to Lawloit. 

John HICKS and Ellen DALTON had the following children...

  1. Mary Elizabeth HICKS b. 1831, Co Wicklow, Ireland, m. Robert Darlington BUCKLEY

  2. Robert HICKS b. 1833, Co Wicklow, Ireland, m. Johanna BRENNAN;
    1. Margaret HICKS b. 1859 Merino, Vic, d. 1937, Kaniva m. James McCRACKEN;
    2. Thomas Henry HICKS b. 1859 Digby, Vic, d. 1932, Merino, Vic, m. Catherine Cecelia BRUDER (1856-1956);
    3. John HICKS b. 1861 Merino, Vic., d. 1942, Ballan, Vic m. Janet Frost Williams (1867-1945);
    4. Robert HICKS b. 1863 Merino, Vic, m. Mary GRANT;
    5. William HICKS b. 1865 Merino, Vic, d. 1928 Kaniva, Vic. m. Florence Mary WATERS (1883-1964);
    6. Ellen HICKS b. 1867 Merino, Vic, d. 1921, Kaniva, Vic m. Arthur Edwin SANDERS;
    7. Richard HICKS b. 1870, d. 1880 Merino, Vic,;
    8. Greig HICKS b. 1872 Merino, Vic, d. 1926, Kaniva, Vic.

  3. John Dalton HICKS b. ca 1836, Dublin, Ireland, m. 1876 to Bridget FITZGIBBON (nee BURNS) d. 1915 (age on ship 19 does not match age 70, at death 70 in 1915, perhaps age on ship was incorrect). John HICKS was a farmer at Merino when he married the widow Bridget FITZGIBBON in 1876.

  4. William HICKS b. 1838, Ireland, d. 1906, NSW, m. 1871 to Anne Jane BOYD ~1850-1936 and they had the following children at Merino, Melbourne & Yea in Victoria before moving to NSW where both parents died....
    1. William HICKS b. 1872, Merino, S-W Vic, d. 1957, Wodonga, Vic., m. to Violet Lavinia NICHOLLS 1877-1959;
    2. Andrew HICKS b. 1874, Merino, S-W Vic, d. 1944, Albury, NSW.
    3. Susanna HICKS b. 1876, Merino, S-W Vic, ...................
    4. Mary Jane HICKS b. 1878, Merino, S-W Vic, ...................
    5. Ellen HICKS b. 1881, Merino, S-W Vic, d. ...................
    6. John HICKS b. 1884, d. 1884, Melbourne, Vic.
    7. Alexander HICKS b. 1885, Yea, N-E Vic, d. 1947, NSW.
    8. Victoria Ann HICKS b. 1886, Yea, N-E Vic, .....................
    9. Robert Burton HICKS b. 1889, Yea, N-E Vic, d. 1942, NSW.
    10. Francis James HICKS b. 1893, Yea, N-E Vic, ....................
    11. Martha Agnes HICKS b. 1883, d. 1893, Yea, N-E Vic.

  5. Susannah HICKS b. 1840 Co Wicklow, Ireland, m. Charles McBeath WHYTE;

  6. Margaret HICKS b. 1842, Co Wicklow, Ireland, d. 1922;

  7. Ellen HICKS b. ca 1850, Co Wicklow, Ireland, m. John COLLINS & Frederick MAGNUS;

  8. Martha HICKS b. 1854, Co Wicklow, Ireland, m. Robert Jacob MACKWOOD;

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Link to Jenny Self's web site with BUCKLEY, DARLINGTON & DALTON events from Powerscourt, Wicklow, IRL.