Individual Record 2079

Name}   Hancock, James Family History} Hancock                
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam 25 Nov 1875 Place} Bishops Nympton, Devon, England
Marr1: Date} Exa  20 Apr 1898 Place} Plympton, Lambton, Ontario, Canada     (Link)
Marr2: Date} Exa  30 Jun 1904 Place}   , Middlesex, Ontario, Canada     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa  13 Nov 1916 Place} Sarnia Township, Lambton, Ontario
Burial: Date} Exa  15 Nov 1916 Place} Beechwood Cemetery, Forest, Lambton, Ontario
  Grave Markers} First   Second
Source 1} 943 = 1881 ENG cen
Source 2} 944 = 1891 ENG cen
Source 3} 832 = 1901 CAN cen
Source 4} 987 = Marriage rec
Source 5} 131 = Index
Source 6} 115 = Newspapers
Source 7} 177 = Death record
Source 8} 989 = Death record
Source 9} 112 = Cemetery rec
Source 10}130 = Cemetery rec
Source 11}1381=Cemetery rec
Source 12}172 = Probate rec
Source 13}173 = Title abst
Source 14}174 = Land deed
Source 15}451 = Letter
Source 16}1343=Family history
Parents: } William Hancock & Susanna Jane (Susan) Nickels
   Relationship No.} 720
1st Household No.} 121 = Lot No. 5, 6th Con., Sarnia, Ontario
      Occupation 1} Farmer
       Occupation 2} Apprentice miller
Spouses:    First} Hales, Sarah Elizabeth
              Second} Berryhill, Mary Edgerton
 Total Number of} 2
Notes:  James was born in England and was a nephew of Thomas Hancock.

James is often confused with his cousin, James Edward Hancock, who was a son of Thomas, was born in Forest, and who lived in Forest and Sarnia during some of the same years.  Our current James had no middle name.

In 1881 James was 5 years old and living on his parents' 100-acre farm at Eastacott Hill, Mariansleigh, Devon, England, with six siblings.

In 1891 James was 15 years old and living with the Frederick Upham family at Bishops Nympton, Devon, England, and working there as a miller's apprentice.

By 1901 James was 25 years old, had immigrated to Canada, had married Sarah, and was working as a farmer in Bosanquet Township, Lambton County, Ontario.  Sarah died in 1902.

In 1904 James married Mary — who was later known as Mary Hancock Griffin.

In 1916 James bought Lot 5 in the 6th Concession in the Township of Sarnia, consisting of 76.87 acres, for $3,000.  At that time a mortgage of $2,500 was recorded on that Lot with James Hancock and wife as Grantor.

James passed on unexpectedly two weeks short of his 41st birthday.  The funeral took place from his late residence, Lot 5 in the 6th Concession, London Road, in the Township of Sarnia on Wednesday, 15 Nov 1916, at 1 o'clock, to Beechwood Cemetery, Forest.  James was buried next to his two wives and his son Wilbert.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}    
Confirm. Date}   Photo} None
Immigr'n Date} Fam 1893 Port} Unknown
Education: Grade}              or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                   for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death} Typhoid fever
Last Updated
by} Dan Hancock
Date Updated}   6 May 2012
Date Created}    7 Feb   2009
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