About John Hancock, of Accomack
- M, b. circa 1642
John was born circa 1642.1 John was living in August 1678 at Accomack Co, VA.1
- Ann (-----) b. c 1640, d. 3 Mar 1702
- John Gray+ b. c 1669
- Alexander Gray b. c 1670
On 2 Mar 1666, Ann, wife of Miles Gray, admitted adultrey with John Hancock from Apr 1665 to 2 Mar 1666 and asks husband's forgiveness. On 18 Feb 1667, Ann had a bastard child and Miles left her.
In 1669, Jane the wife of Robert Hill who had formerly been appointed whipper for a year, was ordered to "some time in each month Jane Hill shall go to the house of Mrs. Ann Toft and likewise to all other houses where the like order shall be given, and that the sheriff or deputy see that Jane Hill do with a fitting whip give unto John Hancock, Ann Gray, Adam Rocinson and Penelope Stafford twenty lashes on their bare backs soundly laid on, and this is to be continued for a year, once in each month" (Acc Co Orders, 1666-70, p. --).
- [S599] Virginia Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds & Wills, 1678-1682(viii), p. 16.