John Hicks was born circa 1510, a son of Thomas Hicks and Joan Dorney.


He inherited a fulling mill, an orchard and a meadow in Tortworth, Gloucestershire, England.

Owner of the Ancient Ram Inn in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, England from 1532 to 1538.

He married Ursula Yate about 1538.

Purchaser of two watermills, two messuages and lands in Tortworth, Gloucestershire, England in 1545.

At the time of his death, he also held the following properties:

? a messuage with 70 acres of land in the hamlet of Halmore near Wanswell Manor for a yearly rent of 3 shillings 4 pence;

? 2 messuages, orchards and gardens in Berkeley near Berkeley Castle for a yearly rent of 5 shillings 4 pence;

? another messuage and curtilage in Berkeley near the Manor of Canonbury for a yearly rent of 16 pence; and

? land in the hamlets of Bevington and Huntingford (