Descendants of William Hancock

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Descendants of William Hancock

This family tree has been reproduced as it was submitted to us in 2016 but we have serious doubts about the first wife and parents shown for Thomas at generation 2. We have included the tree because we know that Thomas did marry Mary Whale in Jersey and they had the five children shown, all baptised in St Helier. We think the remainder of the tree is based on very inaccurate trees at Ancestry. They show a George Thomas Hancock, born in 1812, and marrying Mary Rutter, but close examination of the tree's sources show that these were almost certainly different people. How else could Thomas Hancock be shown in the 1851 census living in Alderney, and George Hancock be living at the same time in Shropshire? Some very careless family history research has combined them into one person, with children being born in Shropshire and Jersey at about the same time. This shows the danger of copying direct from online trees, and quoting sources which, far from supporting the assembled tree, actually contradict it. We hope it also demonstrates the effort we are prepared to make to check trees submitted for inclusion in Jerripedia

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  • 1 William Hancock (1781-1834) m (1804) Catherine Taylor (1781-1833)
    • 2 Thomas Hancock (1812-1888) m 1, (1834, Shropshire) Mary Rutter (1812-1869); 2 (1842, St Saviour, Jersey) Mary Whale
      • 3 Charles Thomas Hancock (1843- )
      • 3 Harriet Frances Hancock (1845- )
      • 3 Alfred Henry Hancock (1846- )
      • 3 Ernest Edward Hancock (1848- )
      • 3 Elvina Mary Hancock (1849- )
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