Rev. John Hancock

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John Hancock, Jr.

Birthdate: (41)
Birthplace: Lexington, Middlesex, MA
Death: Died in Braintree, Norfolk, MA
Place of Burial: Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. John Hancock; John Hancock and Elizabeth Mary Hancock
Husband of Mary Hawke
Father of Mary Hancock; John Hancock, Signer of the "Declaration of Independence", 4th and 13th President of the Continental Congress and Ebenezer Hancock
Brother of Elizabeth Hancock; Sarah Hancock; Lucy Cooke; Nathan Hancock; Ebenezer Hancock and 2 others

Occupation: pastor of first church of North Precinct, librarian of Harvard.
Managed by: Scott David Hibbard
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About Rev. John Hancock


John Hancock, Jr son of Rev John Hancock 1671 – 1752 and Elizabeth Mary Clarke 1674 – 1760 , was born June 1,1702 in Lexington, Mass. and died May 7, 1744 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA. John Hancock, Jr. was a colonial American clergyman and father of politician John Hancock who signed the Declaration of Independence. Hancock graduated from Harvard College in 1719, and served as librarian there from 1723-1726. He was ordained on November 2, 1726 and settled in Quincy, Massachusetts as pastor of church of the North Precinct (now named the United First Parish Church, nicknamed "Church of the Presidents") of the town of Braintree (now Quincy) between 1726 and 1744, and during this time, performed around 75 marriage ceremonies. He was pastor there until his death."<ref>Wikipedia entry for John Hancock, Jr:,_Jr.</ref>

On December 12, 1733, Rev. Ebenezer Gay of the Old Ship Church in Hingham, officiated at the wedding of John and Mary. In 1744, Rev. Gay preached a sermon at the funeral of Rev. Hancock. Rev. Gay was an old friend of the family and had been classmates at Harvard with Mary's first husband Samuel Thaxter.

He married to MARY HAWKE 1711 – 1770 on 12 DEC 1733 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA. They were parents to three children:

Mary Hancock 1735 – 1779

John Hancock 1737 – 1793

General Ebenezer Hancock 1741 – 1819

Burial Find A Grave Memorial# 28417483 Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Inscription: Here rest the remains of: REV JOHN HANCOCK 5th Minister of the 1st Cong. Church of this Town, and father of JOHN HANCOCK the Patriot, decd May 7th, 1744 in the 42d year of his age, and the 18th of his ministry Note: Ministerial tomb was rebuilt in 1812 which is why it references the patriot John Hancock. Also interred in this tomb are Rev. Anthony Wibird, Rev. Joseph Marsh, Ann Marsh, Rev. Moses Fisk, Sarah Fisk and Anna Fisk.


1) Stephen M. Lawson, ancestry of John Hancock

2) Scituate Genealogy, by David Pane-Joyce, 2002

3) John Ott Database, 23 Sep 2003

4) Sterling Haring Database, 21 Mar 2002

5) Daniel T. Rogers (b. 1943) family tree site

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Rev. John Hancock's Timeline

June 1, 1702
Lexington, Middlesex, MA
April 8, 1735
Age 32
Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA
January 12, 1737
Age 34
Braintree, Quincy, Massachusetts
November 26, 1741
Age 39
Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA
May 7, 1744
Age 41
Braintree, Norfolk, MA
Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States