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Hicks, William Robert (1808–1868), asylum superintendent and humorist  

G. C. Boase

revised by Charles Brayne

Hicks, William Robert (1808–1868), asylum superintendent and humorist, was born at Bodmin, Cornwall, on 1 April 1808, the son of William Hicks (d. 1833), a schoolmaster of Bodmin, and Sarah, daughter of William and Margaret Hicks. He was educated under his father until 1824, and then under a ...