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John Steven Hancock 14 Feb 1805 - 8 Jan 1883, son of Sarah Archer and George Hancock, born at St Mary's, Islington, London, was 'transported to Tasmania 1829 for stealing 30 chickens'. He died at Wild Dog and is buried at Dunolly with his wife and son Cornelius.
John Steven (Handcock) Hancock wed 4 July 1836 at St Johns Launceston, Tas to Caroline Kerrison 1820 - 24 Jun 1876 died at Wilson's Lead and buried at Dunolly, eldest child of Mary Goodings and Stephen Kerrison.
A second version has John born in Holloway, Middlesex and in 1829 was married and left a family in Conduit Falls UK

14 Children 1. Mary Ann Hancock 10 July 1837 wed 1853 to Henry Blabey with Blabey family page.
2. Caroline Hancock 10 May 1839 wed 1856 to James Battley Leeder with Leeder family page.
3. George Hancock 9 March 1841 wed 22 May 1862 to Eliza Taylor, with Taylor family page.
4. Sarah Hancock 2 Mar 1843 to 12 Aug 1843, lived 5 months.
5. John Hancock 31 July 1844 wed 1868 to Elizabeth Atkinson.
6. Sarah Ann Hancock 25 Aug 1846 married John Alfred Burke.
7. Joseph Hancock 16 Sept 1847 died as infant.
8. Archer Hancock 1 Nov 1848 wed Caroline Taylor.
9. Cornelius Hancock 11 Sep 1850 lived 25 years.
10. Harriet Hancock 19 Dec 1853 wed 1875 to William Rowe Bassett, with Bassett family page.
11. Eliza Hancock 1 Apr 1856 wed William Leeder.
12. Layer Hancock 4 July 1858 married Thomas Sears.
13. Rose Hancock 1 Jan 1861 wed 1885 to Samuel Charles Atherton with the Atherton family page
14. Robert Hancock 7 March 1863 wed 1885 to Edith Duncalf.


The children born at Georgetown, Tas are
1. Mary Ann Hancock 10 July 1837 - 26 Apr 1901 wed 1853 to Henry Blabey family page.
6 Children 1. George Blabey 12 Oct 1856 - 12 Nov 1899 married Mary Ann Willis
2. Thomas Harry Blabey 2 Feb 1859
3. Hannah June Blabey 7 Nov 1860
4. Alice Jane Maria Olorenshaw Blabey 3 May 1862 - 24 Apr 1901 married William Kerr
5. Alfred Richard Crisp Blabey 1 Aug 1864 - 18 Mar 1954, married Elizabeth Jenkins
6. Jessie Caroline Blabey 20 Sep 1866 - 27 Aug 1947, married George Atkinson
7. John Blabey 24 Apr 1868 born and died at Milang, South Australia

2. Caroline Hancock 10 May 1839 - 28 Aug 1911 wed 1856 to James Battley Leeder
12 Children 1. William Leeder 11 Aug 1857 - 28 June 1940 married his mother's sister Eliza Hancock
2. Ellen French Leeder 28 Jul 1859 - 21 Jun 1876 aged 16
3. John Henry Leeder 6 Jul 1862 - 21 Feb 1943 married Hannah Eliza Atkinson
4. Hannah Eliza Leeder 22 Aug 1864 - 21 Aug 1949 married John Forest Hay Tolmie
5. Emma Elizabeth Leeder 12 Nov 1866 lived 8 days
6. George Leeder 16 Mar 1868 - 23 Aug 1948 married Maud Dawes
7. Rose Leeder 18 Jul 1870 - 28 Dec 1955, married Henry Evans
8. James Leeder 26 Nov 1872 lived 5 months
9. Sanford Leeder 14 Aug 1874 lived 5 years
10. Ernest Batley Leeder 4 Jul 1877 lived 20 months
11. Esther Leeder 2 Feb 1879 lived 4 months
12. Victor Albert Leeder 28 May 1880 lived 22 months

3. George Hancock 9 March 1841 - 15 Sep 1926 wed 22 May 1862 at Christ Church, Maryborough Vic to Eliza Taylor. See the George family page.
9 Children 1. Georgina Eliza Hancock 5 Dec 1864 - 11 Apr 1921, married Solomon Kerrison
2. Stephen John Hancock 22 Nov 1866 - 17 Nov 1943, married Mary Jane Pickard
3. Rachael Caroline Hancock 8 Jul 1868 - 7 Aug 1947, married William Akers
4. Archer Herbert Hancock 8 Sep 1870 - 31 Jul 1941, married Margaret Keefe, 3 children - Roy, Hilda and Eliza
5. George Hancock 4 Jan 1874 - 30 Sep 1956 married Clare Scholefield, 8 children
6. Rose Mary Hancock 21 Mar 1876 - 17 Jan 1923, married Thomas Goddard, 3 children
7. Thomas Hancock 2 Apr 1879 - 18 Oct 1955 married Emily Elliott, 7 children
8. Albert Edward Hancock 22 Oct 1881 - 28 Jan 1926, married (1) Emily Louisa Andriske, 11 children and (2) Elizabeth Rees, 1 daughter
9. Ernest Hancock 3 Dec 1883 - 3 Jun 1968 married Adelaide Annie Treble, 4 children

4. Sarah Hancock 2 Mar 1843 to 12 Aug 1843, lived 5 months

5. John Hancock 31 July 1844 - 24 Aug 1907 wed 1868 to Elizabeth Atkinson nee Elizabeth Neill, widow with 5 children
10 Children 1. John Neill als John Stephen Hancock 13 Sep 1869 - 29 Dec 1959 aged 90 years
2. Robert Neill Hancock 1870
3. Harriet Hancock 17 Sep 1872 - 25 Jun 1953 aged 80 wed John James Kirk, 13 chn
4. Eliza Hancock 1874 - 9 Sep 1907
5. James Hancock 1876 - 16 Feb 1882 lived 5 years
6. Elizabeth Catherine Hancock 1879 - 1901 died of TB aged 22 years
7. William Hancock 1881 - 21 Aug 1916 aged 35
8. Thomas Hancock 1883 - 10 Mar 1892 lived 9 years
9. Herbert Hancock June 1885 - 16 Jan 1886 lived 6 months
10. Charles Arthur Hancock 16 Aug 1887 - 22 Apr 1957 aged 69

6. Sarah Ann Hancock 25 Aug 1846 - 27 Dec 1916 wed 1864 #2443 to John Alfred Burke and lived at Dunolly. 8 children
8 Children 1. Mary Burke 1866 #9330 lived 1 day
2. Sarah Burke 1867 #7832 lived 1 day
3. Elidia 1868 #2278 lived 1 day
4. Caroline Matilda Burke 7 Feb 1870 #2123 - 16 Sep 1947 aged 77
5. Reuben Burke 18 Jan 1872 #2076 - 7 June 1925 aged 53
6. Alice Maud Burke 9 Feb 1875 #1878 - 17 Feb 1882 lived 7 years
7. Mabel Aileen Burke 12 Sep 1879 #22554 - 26 Dec 1953 wed William Roy Atherton
8. Edith Rose Burke 1882 #8692 - 1930 aged 48 years

7. Joseph Hancock 16 Sept 1847 died as infant

Children born at Mt Barker, Adelaide
8. Archer Hancock 1 Nov 1848 - 31 May 1908 wed 1874 Caroline Taylor, 8 children.
See their family page.
8 Children 1. George Hancock 14 Aug 1875 wed (1) Ellen Louise Arnold
2. Sarah Hancock 18 June 1877 wed James Read
3. Edward Hancock 29 Dec 1878 wed Wilhelmina Albertina Muller
4. Joseph Hancock 3 Sept 1880 wed (2) Sarah Eliza Wilson
5. Adelaide Hancock 1 Sept 1882 wed John Thomas Read
6. Archer Allen Hancock 27 Aug 1884 wed Mabel Maud Bramley
7. Caroline Hancock 4 Jan 1886 wed Daniel Riordan
8. Cornelius Hancock 25 Oct 1888 wed (1) Mary Johanna Smith

9. Cornelius Hancock 11 Sep 1850 - 14 June 1876 lived 25 years

10. Harriet Hancock 19 Dec 1853 - 20 Apr 1932 wed 1875 to William Rowe Bassett family page.
9 Children 1. Violet Basset 9 Aug 1876 - 11 Mar 1959 aged 83,
2. Rose Bassett 1877 - 1940 aged 63,
3. Caroline Rowe Bassett 21 June 1879 #15462
4. Charles William Bassett 6 Aug 1881 #22811
5. Bertram Martin Bassett 21 Oct 1884 #2018 - 15 Jan 1973 aged 89,
6. Mabel Caroline/Harriet Bassett 1 Jan 1886 #2336 - 18 Nov 1969 aged 83,
7. Lillian Bassett 16 Dec 1888 #2420 - 26 May 1969 aged 91
8. Florence Irene Basset 17 Jan 1890 #12136 - 2 Feb 1976 aged 86,
9. Lancelot Leslie Basset 1 May 1892 - 5 Sep 1978 aged 86
11. Eliza Hancock 1 Apr 1856 - 7 Apr 1922 wed 1877 to William Leeder, son of her second eldest sister.
8 Children 1. William Leeder 4 Sep 1877 lived 1 day
2. Hilda Florence Leeder 20 wed 1879 - 20 Dec 1955
3. Robert Edward Leeder 7 Feb 1881 - 4 May 1910
4. Ernest Nicholas Leeder 12 May 1883 - 12 Oct 1950,
5. William Leeder 27 Jan 1886 - 21 Mar 1918, KIA Belguim
6. Nellie Violet Leeder 25 Apr 1888 - 28 Feb 1968,
7. Ethel Eliza Leeder 21 Oct 1893 - 20 Jun 1955
8. Florence Wilma Leeder 10 Mar 1899 - 23 Jul 1924,

12. Layer Hancock 4 July 1858 wed Thomas Sears, no issue.

Family left South Australia on the 'Henry' for Victoria 1859.
13. Rose Hancock 1 Jan 1861 - 20 Sep 1927 born at Amherst, wed 1885 #5698 Vic to Samuel Charles Atherton, 'born at Sea' 1861 - 1936, son of Mary Jane Fowler and Charles Atherton
8 Children 1. Leah Atherton 26 May 1886 - 21 Sep 1960 aged 74,
2. Victoria May Atherton 24 May 1888 - 6 May 1959 aged 71,
3. Cecil Robert Atherton 28 May 1890 - 21 Mar 1917 WWI died of wounds in France
4. Dorothea Annie Atherton 29 Nov 1893 - 1937
5. Charles Thomas Atherton 29 Mar 1898
6. John Raymond Atherton 30 Mar 1901 - 1 May 1971 aged 70,
7. Samuel Atherton still-born 1 Jul 1903, Dunolly
8. Gladys Rose Atherton 7 Nov 1905

14. Robert Hancock 7 March 1863 born at Burnt Creek, wed 1885 #1425 Vic to Edith Duncalf. Robert is said to have been born blind.
5 Children 1. Robert Arthur Hancock 1886 at Dunolly
2. James Hancock 1888
3. Frank Norris Hancock 1891
4. Elsie May Hancock 1893
5. Norman Albert Sears Hancock 1900 - 1976, born at Subiaco, Perth, WA


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began 1st Nov, 1998.
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