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Simon Hancock

Also Known As: "Simon"
Birthplace: Devonshire, England
Death: Died in Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Norfolk, VA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of William Hancock, of Jamestown; Susan Hancock and Susan Pointer
Husband of Sarah Piggott and Sarah Gaye
Father of Sarah Moseley; William Hancock; Simon Hancock; Robert Hancock; Ann Moseley and 5 others
Brother of Augustine Hancock and William Hancock

Occupation: Farmer, Planter
Managed by: Private User
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About Simon Hancock

A “planter,” I was the ancestor of the Hancock Family of Southside Virginia. I was born in England around the year 1600 and was settled on the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River, in Lynnhaven Parish, in what was later Princess Anne County, Virginia, as early as 1637. Sarah, the widow of Gilbert Gaye, and I had 5 children.

On 1 June 1652 the county granted me a certificate to receive 200 acres for the transportation into the colony of Randall Hewett, John Cooper, Simon Robinson, and George Gaye. Although I never got to use it, Sarah did.

I died before 29 November 1654 when Sarah Hancock, my widow, secured a patent to 300 acres in Lynnhaven Parish, Lower Norfolk County. Her tract included 100 acres I had bought from Thomas Holt and the remainder she redeemed with that certificate. [Patent Bk. 3, p. 321] Sarah renewed her patent on 23 November 1657 adding that it was, “purchased by her husband Symon Hancock & due her as relict & Admx,” [Patent Bk. 4, p. 188] meaning she was my widow and was managing my estate, I having left no will.

Sarah later married a Piggott of Lynnhaven Parish who was perhaps the William Piggett, a headright of her 1654 patent.

Sarah wrote her will in Lower Norfolk 1 April 1689 leaving bequests to our Hancock and Moseley grandchildren and appointing our grandson Edward Moseley the overseer of her plantation. She was dead by 15 May 1689, when the court recorded her will.

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Simon Hancock's Timeline

Devonshire, England
Age 43
Lynn Haven Parish, Virginia Colony
Age 45
Virginia, United States
Age 45
Princess Anne County, Virginia Colony
Age 49
Princess Anne County, Virginia Colony
Age 50
Princess Anne County, Virginia
Age 52
Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Colony
Age 53
Norfolk, VA, USA
June 22, 1654
Age 54
Norfolk, Virginia, United States