Knight Robert Hancock

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

The Life of Robert

When Knight Robert Hancock was born in 1500, in Dronfield, Derbyshire, England, his father, Richard Hancock, was 34 and his mother, Margaret Joane Boris, was 15. He had at least 1 son with Lady Isabell Leigh. He died in 1585, in England, United Kingdom, at the age of 85.

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Knight Robert Hancock
Lady Isabell Leigh
Thomas Goodwin Hancocke

Spouse and Children



    Thomas Goodwin Hancocke


Parents and Siblings

    Richard Hancock


    Margaret Joane Boris





    John Hancock


    William Hancock


    Sisly Hancock


    Nicholas Hancock


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World Events (4)

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

1 English: from the Middle English personal name Hann + the hypocoristic suffix -cok, which was commonly added to personal names ( see Cocke ).2 Dutch: from Middle Dutch hanecoc ‘winkle’, ‘periwinkle’ (a type of shellfish), probably a metonymic occupational name for someone who gathered and sold shellfish.

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

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