Richard Francis Hancock

Male1859–26 September 1925

Brief Life History of Richard Francis

When Richard Francis Hancock was born in 1859, in New South Wales, Australia, his father, John Hancock, was 36 and his mother, Eliza Cooper, was 33. He married Mary Ward in 1888, in New South Wales, Australia. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 26 September 1925, in Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia, at the age of 66, and was buried in Sutherland, New South Wales, Australia.

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Richard Francis Hancock
Mary Ward
Marriage: 1888
Angela M Hancock
Irene M Hancock
Henry Cyril Hancock
Ethel Maude Hancock
Richard Bartholomew Hancock

Sources (2)

  • Richard Francis Hancock, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Richard F Handcock, "Australia, New South Wales, Deceased Estate Files, 1880-1923"

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  • Marriage
    1888New South Wales, Australia
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 8

    End of transportation to Western Australia.


    Age 11

    British troops withdraw from Australia.


    Age 18

    Australia and England play the first-ever cricket Test match in Melbourne.

    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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