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  • ID: I0929
  • Name: Herodias LONG
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: BET 1623 AND 1625 in England
  • Death: in Probably Narragansett, Washington Co., Rhode Island
  • Note:
    Obtained a divorce from Hicks in Rhode Island on Dec 2, 1643. On Jun 1, 1855, John Hicks was granted a divorce from Herodias in the Court at new Amsterdam by Governor Peter Stuyvesant.

    Herodias became a ardent follower of George Fox, and on Mar 11, 1658 whe, 'the mother of many children, with babe sucking at her breast," accompanied by a girl, Mary Stanton, who helped to carry the child, walked from Newport to Weymouth to bear witness and was whipped ten stripes by roder of Governor Endicott.

    1664, in her petition for divorce from George Gardiner, she stated: upon her father's death, she was sent to London by her mother "in much sorrow and griefe of spiritt, and there taken by on John Hicks unknown to any of my friends, and by the said Hicks privately married in the under Church of St Paules, called St Fath's church, and in a little while after, to my great griefe, brought to New England, when I was between thirteen and fourteen years of age, and lived two years and half at Weymouth, twelve miles from Boston, and then came to Rhode Island about the year 1640, and there lived ever since, till I came hear to Pettycomscutt...John Hicks went away to the Dutch, and carried away with him the most of my estate...

    May 3, 1665, Assembly decreed the separation of the parties:
    Whereas Hored Long, heretobefore the wife of John Hicks, and since the reputed wife of George Gardener of Newport in Rhode Island, by a petition presented unto the Right honorable His Majestyes Commissioners did most impudently discover her owne nakedness by declaring therein unto their honours, that although she had lived fro a long space of time with the aforesaid Gardenr, as in a married estate, and had owned him as her lawfull husband, yett she was never lawfully married to him, neither could owne him in such a relation, and soe consequently that she had lived all this time in that abominable lust of fornication, contrary to the generall apprehension of her neighbors, she having had by the aforesaid Gardener many children...and upon diligent search have found it to be even soe as the aforesaid Hored hath decalred, and that by the confession alsoe of the aforesaid Gardener, soe that the horrible sin of uncleannes in which they had lived for the space of eighteen or twenty years together, and had under cover of a pretened marriage (owning each other as man and wife), being now and not before, by her own acting and confession brought to light and most shamefully expressed to the publicke view, to the extreme reproach and scandall of this jurisdiction...

    May 13, 1665, Margaret Porter divorces John Porter who then marries Herodias

    Source: Rhode Island History, Volume XI, p 84-92, by G. Andrews Moriarty

    Marriage 1 John (Captain) HICKS b: 12 OCT 1605 in Baptised Bermondsey Parish, Southward, Co. Surrey, England
    • Married: ABT 14 MAR 1635/36 in St. Faith's, crypt of St. Paul's, London, England
    • Divorced: 1643 in See notes
    • Divorced:
    • Note:
      John Hicks obt divorce June 1, 1643 in the Court at New Amsterdam by Gov. Peter Stuyvesant
      Herodias obt divorce in Rhode Island, the same year, being the first divorce granted in the New Colonies

      John Hicks obt divorce June 1, 1643 in the Court at New Amsterdam by Gov. Peter Stuyvesant
      Herodias obt divorce in Rhode Island, the same year, being the first divorce granted in the New Colonies
    1. Has No Children Elizabeth HICKS
    2. Has Children Hannah HICKS b: BET 1638 AND 1639
    3. Has Children Thomas HICKS b: 1640 in Weymouth, Massachusetts

    Marriage 2 John PORTER
    • Married: BET 1668 AND 1671 in Rhode Island

    Marriage 3 George (LT.) GARDINER b: BET 1608 AND 1615 in England
    • Married: 3 DEC 1843 in No married, lived together 18 to 20 years
    1. Has No Children unk GARDINER
    2. Has No Children George GARDINER b: in Newport, Rhode Island
    3. Has No Children Rebecca GARDINER
    4. Has No Children Samuel GARDINER
    5. Has No Children Benioni GARDINER b: BEF 1645 in Newport, Rhode Island
    6. Has No Children Henry GARDINER b: ABT 1645 in Newport, Rhode Island
    7. Has No Children William GARDINER b: 1651 in Newport, Rhode Island
    8. Has No Children Nicholas GARDINER b: 1654 in Newport, Rhode Island
    9. Has Children Dorcas GARDINER b: 1654 in Newport, Rhode Island
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