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Hancock Family Timeline

YEAR

WHO?

GENERATION

EVENT

1664 Stephen Hancock 1st

Arrived in Maryland on the ship Supra – Stephen was indentured to John Blomfield, agent for William Calvert, Esq. Governor of Maryland.

1667 Stephen Hancock 1st

Indenture was completed – He was granted Planter status with 50 acres.

1678

Stephen Hancock

Rebecca Crouch

1st

 

 

Married Rebecca Crouch, daughter of Wm. Crouch of Broad Neck.

 

 

1680

William Hancock

2nd

Born to Stephen and Rebecca.

1701 Stephen Hancock 1st

Died – His estate worth 65L included an indentured servant.

1703

William Hancock

Jane North

2nd

 

William married Jane North.

 

 

1704 Stephen Hancock, Sr.

3rd

 

Stephen Senior was born to William and Jane. He was the oldest of 4 children.

1741
Stephen Hancock, Sr.
 
Helen Leshoday

3rd

 

 

Stephen Senior married Helen Leshoday.

 

 

1747 Stephen Hancock, Jr. 4th

Stephen Junior was born to Stephen Hancock Senior. He was the 3rd child, the first to survive, and the only one of 4 children to survive to adulthood.

1754 William Hancock 2nd

William died. His will referred to the plantation where he lived. It indicated that ½ the land was leased from Worthington (Dividing Point) which later became part of Hancock’s Resolution.

1764

Stephen Hancock, Jr.

Margaret Cromwell

4th

 

 

Stephen Junior married Margaret Cromwell.

 

 

1766

Francis Hancock

5th

Francis was born to Stephen Junior and Margaret. There is no record of siblings.

1771

Margaret Cromwell

4th

Margaret died prior to 1771. Her mother’s will lists “Margaret’s children."

1778

Stephen Hancock, Jr.

Belinda Ridgely

4th

 

 

Stephen Junior married Belinda Ridgely, his second wife.

 

1780 Stephen Hancock, Jr.

4th

 

Served in 6th Company, 3rd Regiment of the Continental Army. He served from 1780 to 1783.

1783 Stephen Hancock, Jr.

4th

 

Was discharged from the Army. He was discharged after the British surrendered at Yorktown.

1785 Stephen Hancock, Jr.

4th

 

Stephen Junior built the stone house that is now known as Hancock's Resolution.

1798

Francis Hancock

Jemima Selby

5th

 

Francis married Jemima Selby.

 

1799 John Hancock 6th John was born to Francis and "Mima". There is no record of siblings.
1801

Stephen Hancock, Jr.

Ann Cromwell

4th

 

 

Stephen Junior married Ann Cromwell. Ann was the widow of Margaret's brother and Stephen's 3rd wife.

 

1807 Stephen Hancock, Jr.

4th

 

Resurveyed and combined his holdings. Stephen's holdings at this time were 409.5 acres which he named "Long Meadows".
1808 Francis Hancock 5th Was appointed Lieutenant in the 22nd Maryland Regiment.
1808

Francis Hancock

Rachel Beal

5th

 

Francis married Rachel Beal, his second wife.

 

1808 Francis Hancock 5th Purchased a portion of Long Meadows on the Patapsco River.
1809

Stephen Hancock, Jr.

Ann Cromwell

4th

 

 

Both Stephen and Ann died in 1809. Their grave stones in 1962 were the oldest legible grave stones.

 

 

1812 Francis Hancock 5th Listed as a Captain in the 22nd Maryland Regiment in military records.
1814 Francis Hancock 5th As a Captain in the 22nd Maryland Regiment, he was active for 17 days "near Bodkin".
1825

John Hancock

Elizabeth Williams

6th

 

John married Elizabeth Williams.

 

1826 Elizabeth Williams   Elizabeth died and had no children.
1827

John Hancock

Rhoda Alwell

6th

 

John married Rhoda Alwell, his second wife.

 

1828

John Hancock

Francis Hancock

6th

5th

John purchased the stone house and 100 acres from Francis.

 

1829 Henry Alfred Hancock 7th Henry was born to John and Rhoda.
1831 Rhoda Alwell   Rhoda died. Henry Alfred was her only child.
1831

Francis Hancock

Caroline Hancock

5th

6th

Francis died. His house and property on the Patapsco passed to his daughter, Caroline.

 

1833

John Hancock

Mary Leeke

6th

 

John married Mary Leeke, his third wife. They had 6 children of which 4 survived to adulthood.

 

1853 John Hancock 6th John died. At his death John's estate was held by his wife and children.
1861

Henry Alfred Hancock

Matilda Wilkinson

7th

 

Henry Alfred married Matilda Wilkinson.

 

1863 Annie Melvina Hancock

8th

 

Annie Melvina was born to Henry Alfred and Matilda.

 

1866 Rhoda Virginia Hancock

8th

 

Rhoda Virginia (Ginny) was born to Henry Alfred and Matilda.
1869 Mary Adaline Hancock

8th

 

Mary Adaline (Mamie) was born to Henry Alfred and Matilda.
1872

John Henry Hancock

William Edward Hancock

8th

 

 

The twins, John Henry (Harry) and William Edward were born to Henry Alfred and Matilda. William Edward died the next day.

 

1882 Henry Alfred Hancock

7th

 

Purchased the stone house and 100 acres from his family.

 

1934 Henry Alfred Cook 8th Henry Alfred Cook, the husband of Rhoda Virginia (Ginny) died.
1935 John Henry Hancock 8th John no longer shipped farm produce by boat to the Baltimore market at Long Dock. Harry continued to grow produce and shipped it by truck with the cooks and Calverts.
1954 Mary Adaline Hancock

8th

 

Mary Adaline (Mamie) died. She never married.

 

1958 Rhoda Virginia Hancock

8th

 

Rhoda Virginia (Ginny) died. She asked her family to preserve the family house and history.
1962 John Henry Hancock 8th John Henry (Harry) died. The contents of the house were left to Rhoda's children (Pansy, Tillie, and Philip Cook). The house and 14 acres were left to "Annapolis Historic Society" to be preserved for historic value.