On the 11th of November, 1621, the ship Fortune arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts, from London. On the Fortune was Robert Hicks, ancestor of the Hicks family in America. Robert Hicks’ father was James Hicks who was lineally descended from Ellis Hicks, knighted by Prince Edward for bravery in capturing a set of colors from the French at the battle of Poretiers, September 9, 1356. Captain Robert Hicks was a direct descendeant of the Hicks that arrived in America ont he Fortune. Hicks settled originally in Massachusetts and Long Island and then became first Hicks to move to the south.