Robert Hancock

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

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 May 1877Bourne, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    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

    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.

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    Sources (13)

    • Robert Hancock in entry for Ellen Dickson, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Robert Hancock, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
    • Robert Hancock in household of Charles Hancock, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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