Maud Hancock and her Husband John Hancock left central Britian in the late 1800's to join the Gold Rush in Pilgrims Rest South Africa. John was a confectioner by trade. John Died in the flu epedemic of 1918 -1919 and Maud took in washing top support her 3 children, John Hancock (Jack) Maud Hancock Thomas Hancock. She later married and became Maud Julian. There were no children by this marriage.