Name: Simon HANCOCK
Suffix: Simon HANCOCK
Title: Simon HANCOCK
Birth: Abt 1615 in England
Death: 1654 in Lower Norfolk County,Virginia
Ancestral File #: 9NQK-WX
LDS Baptism: 12 JUN 1933 Temple: DALLA
Endowment: 12 SEP 1934 Temple: SLAKE
Sealing Child: 6 MAR 1996 Temple: DALLA
Relationship 10th Great Grandparent of Melanie McKinzie
Change Date: 6 JUL 2003 at 18:17:45
now Princess Anne Co.
Simon Hancock was born in England ca 1610. From information found in anold family Bible, his father was said to have been William Hancock. It isknown that William Hancock was an Adventurer in the Second VirginiaCompany of London, his name being listed on The Second Virginia Charterdated 23 May 1609, which charter was authorized by King James I for thepurpose of colonizing in America. The family Bible records indicated thatin the year 1620 William Hancock came to Virginia in search of timber forhis building of ships, and that he was killed in the Indian massacre atJamestown on Good Friday 22 March 1622. A few years later, his sons,Augustine, William and Simon came to Virginia. This is possible, but hasnot been confirmed by official documents.
Simon Hancock came to Virginia about 1637 and settled on the EasternBranch of the Elizabeth River in Lynnhaven Parish, which at the time wasin Lower Norfolk County, but later became Princess Anne County. On 26 Aug1642 Simon married Mrs. Sarah Gye, widow of Gilbert Gye. Simon became aplanter and a merchant.
Simon's name appears frequently in the early public records of LowerNorfolk County in the period from 1641 to 1654, during which time itappears that he became a prominent and respected member of the community.One of the first county records entries was a certificate for 200 acresof land granted Simon Hancock for transporting four individuals to thecolony. Another entry shows he was awarded 200 more acres of land for thetransportation of four other people.
Also in the year 1642, he was elected Church Warden and a Vestryman ofLynnhaven Parish. The first Lynnhaven Church was built in 1639. A second,known as the Eastern Branch Chapel, was built in 1642, probably on landdonated by Simon Hancock.Simon Hancock and Mrs. Sarah Yeardley (akaYardley) were given a Power of Attorney to transact business from his"loving friend," and her husband, Francis Yeardley, dated 12 Nov 1653,recorded on 15 Dec 1653. Francis Yeardley, son of Sir George Yeardley,the Governor of the Virginia colony, was appointed Captain of the Militiaduring the Indian scare on the Eastern Shore.
Simon Hancock died in 1654 in Lower Norfolk County, Virginia. His widow,Sarah Hancock, afterwards married William Piggot.
Children of Simon Hancock and Mrs. Sarah Gye:
William Hancock, b. 1645, m. Elizabeth Cockroft Simon Hancock, Jr., b. 1649, m. Susan Ashall Robert Hancock, b. 1650, m. Johan Ligon Ann Hancock, b. ca 1652, m Arthur Moseley
Compiled by James Reid Hancock (HANSER5@aol.com)
Sources: The Hancock Family in England and America (1993) by Arvil DaleHancock, 726 Jura Way, Sunnyvale, CA 94087; Publisher: Gateway Press,Inc., Baltimore, Md; Colonial Families of Philadelphia (1911) by John W.Jordan, The Lewis Publishing Company, NY
Simon's marriage may have been in 1642 in Princess Ann Co., Virginia.
From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996.
From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 5 JAN 1998.
Simon (Symon) Hancock b. abt. 1624 Norfolk Co. VA d. 1649 Norfolk Co. VAm. Sara (Gilbert) Gaye who died 1 Apr 1689 VA Children: 1. Sarah Ann (Johann) m. Arthur Moseley Sr. 2. William d. May 1684 VA m. Elizabeth Cockcroft 1668 Norfolk Co. VA3. Simon b. 1649 Norfolk Co. VA d. 1729 VA m. Susan Ashall 1670 Lower Norfolk Co. VA 4. Robert m. Johanne Lygon
SIMON WAS BORN IN ENGLAND, CAME TO AMERICA, SETTLING IN THE EASTERN AREAOF THE LYNHAVEN PARISH, LOWER NORFOLK COUNTY, VA. (now Princess AnneCounty) which is where he died. Sarah was the widow of Gilbert Gaye, thenshe married Simon. After Simon's death she remarried to ? Pigot or Piggott.
Father: William HANCOCK b: 4 SEP 1580 in ,Devonshire,England
Mother: Susan POYNTER b: Abt 1580 in England
Sarah ? b: Bef 1632 in England
26 AUG 1647
in Lower Norfolk,Virginia
- Sealing Spouse:
6 MAR 1996
- Robert HANCOCK b: Abt 1648 in ,Norfolk,Virginia,USA
- William HANDCOCK (HANCOCK) b: 1647 in Lower Norfolk,VA
- Sarah HANCOCK adopted b: Abt 1673 in ,,Virginia
- Simon HANCOCK b: 1649 in Of Norfolk,VA
- ? HANCOCK