Knight Robert Hancock

1500–1585 (Age 85)
Dronfield, Derbyshire, England

The Life Summary of Robert

When Knight Robert Hancock was born in 1500, in Dronfield, Derbyshire, England, his father, Richard Hancock Sir Knight, was 20 and his mother, Joan Rachel Boris, was 15. He had at least 1 son. He died in 1585, in England, United Kingdom, at the age of 85.

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Knight Robert Hancock
1500–1585
Thomas Hancock I
1525–1589

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World Events (3)

1549 · Book of Common Prayer
Age 49
Book of Common Prayer, a product of the English Reformation, was published in 1549 for assistance in the administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the church according to the use of the Church of England. The book outlined morning, evening, and communion prayers and orders for baptism and marriage, thus making England a truly Protestant state.
1558 · Act of Uniformity
Age 58
The Act of Uniformity was passed by the Parliament of England and required all people to go to church once a week. The consequence of not attending church was a fine of 12 pence, which was a considerable amount for a poor person.
1569 · State Lottery
Age 69
A State Lottery was recorded in 1569. The tickets were sold at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Hann + the hypocoristic suffix -cok, which was commonly added to personal names (see Cocke ).Dutch: from Middle Dutch hanecoc ‘winkle, periwinkle’ (a type of shellfish), probably a metonymic occupational name for someone who gathered and sold shellfish.History: Thomas Hancock, the uncle of Declaration of Independence signatory John Hancock (1736/7–93), was among the foremost of 18th-century American businessmen. He was a descendant of Nathaniel Hancock, who was known to have been in Cambridge, MA, as early as 1634. Born in Braintree, MA, John Hancock was president of the Second Continental Congress and the first governor of the state of MA.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Hancox
Handcock
Hann

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