Nancy Bancroft

Brief Life History of Nancy

When Nancy Bancroft was born on 16 March 1778, her father, James Bancroft, was 38 and her mother, Sarah Pearson, was 38. She married Jeptha Brown on 24 November 1799, in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 3 September 1806, at the age of 28.

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Family Time Line

Jeptha Brown
1777–1863
Nancy Bancroft
1778–1806
Marriage: 24 November 1799
Nancy Brown
1800–1823
James Bancroft Brown
–1806
Sarah P Brown
1805–1885

Sources (3)

  • Nancy Bancroft, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Nancy Bancroft, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Nancy Bancroft in entry for Sarah P. Bancroft, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various minor places called Bancroft, from Old English bēan ‘beans’ (a collective singular) + croft ‘paddock, smallholding’.

History: John Bancroft came to MA on board the ‘James’ in 1632.

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

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