Robert Hancock

1854–September 1894 (Age 40)
Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Robert

When Robert Hancock was born in 1854, in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Charles Hancock, was 25 and his mother, Ellen Storey, was 20. He married Elizabeth Starkie on 19 May 1877, in Bourne, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died in September 1894, in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 40.

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Family Time Line

Robert Hancock
Elizabeth Starkie
Marriage: 19 May 1877
John William Hancock Spray
Ellen Hancock
Thomas Hancock

Spouse and Children

19 May 1877
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    Charles Hancock


    Ellen Storey





    William Hancock


    Thomas Hancock


    Mary Ellen Hancock


    Clara Hancock


World Events (3)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 0

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 26

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 30

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

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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Sources (3)

  • Robert Hancock, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Robert Hancock in household of Charles Hancock, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Robert Hancock in household of Charles Hancock, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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