Joseph Ebenezer Hancock

Joseph Ebenezer Hancock Born: 13 June 1816, Islington, London, England
Parents: James Hancock and Ann Hancock (nee Kennedy)
Siblings: (Joseph was fifth of 12 children)
                Charles James Hancock, 21 February 1809, London (died 26 February 1813, London)
                George Frederick Hancock, 5 November 1810, London (died 7 April 1811, London)
                Margaret Ann Hancock, 5 April 1812, London (died 16 August 1826, Grahamstown)
                James Hancock, 7 February 1814, London (died 3 March 1815, London)
                Joseph Ebenezer Hancock, 13 June 1816, London
                Thomas Hancock, 17 March 1818, London (died 16 June 1895, Hancock Grange farm)
                Samuel Hancock, 27 March 1820, on board the Aurora
                    (died 23 June 1886, Grahamstown)
                Benjamin Hancock, 16 June 1823, Salem (died 22 January 1825, Grahamstown)
                    (buried 23 January 1825, St George (Anglican), Grahamstown)
                Rachel Hancock, 26 December 1825, Grahamstown (died 24 March 1869, Port Elizabeth)
                Ann Eliza Hancock, 14 December 1827, Port Elizabeth (died 18 January 1850, St John's River)
                Elizabeth Kennedy, 19 August 1832, Port Elizabeth (died 19 January 1834, Port Elizabeth)
                Clarissa Charlotte Hancock, 5 November 1834, Port Elizabeth (died 29 October 1906, Harrismith)
Married 1: Mary Hulley, 13 May 1851, Shawbury Mission Station, Transkei
Children: James Ebenezer Hancock 14 February 1852, St John's River
                Ann Kennedy Hancock, November 1853, Shawbury Mission
                Alice Sarah Hancock, 1 October 1855, Umtata
                Harold Richard Hancock, 19 September 1858, St John's River
                      (died 27 February 1859, Tshungwana, Mount Frere)
                Rachel Jane Hancock, 13 February 1860, Cromwell Farm
                      (died 20 September 1936, Culyean Farm)
                Oliver Thomas Hancock, 5 April 1861, Cromwell Farm (died 25 April 1861, Cromwell Farm)
                Thomas Herbert Hancock, 8 March 1862, Cromwell Farm (died 1862)
                Thomas Richard Hancock, 9 April 1864, Cromwell Farm (died 3 May 1864, Cromwell Farm)
Married 2: Mary Sidley Scott, 17 September 1868, New Germany, Natal
Children: Charles Scott Hancock, 14 June 1869, Cromwell Farm (died 23 March 1897, Hartley, Southern Rhodesia)
                  Clarissa Margaret Hancock, 11 March 1871, Cromwell Farm
                      (married Joseph Clifford Humphrey) (Clarissa died 10 July 1956, Ixopo, Natal)
                  Joseph Robert Hancock, 17 December 1872, Cromwell Farm (died 10 February 1900, Ladysmith, Natal)
                  Elizabeth McKenzie Hancock, 17 January 1875, Cromwell Farm
                      (married John George Hackland, 1909) (Elizabeth died 5 May 1934, aged 59, Durban, Natal)
                      (John was born 4 March 1869, Stromness, Orkney Island, Scotland)
                      (child: Harold George Hackland)
                  Robert (Bob) Hancock
Died: 4 May 1892 (age 75), Cromwell farm, Umzimkulu District, Colony of Natal
Buried: Cromwell Farm Cemetery, Umzimkulu District, Colony of Natal

Joseph Ebenezer Hancock Joseph Ebenezer Hancock

1820 Settler, part of Hezekiah Sephton's party in the ship Aurora.
Departed from London on 15 February 1820. Arrived at Simon's Bay 1 May 1820.
Arrived at final destination of Algoa Bay, Cape Colony on 15 May 1820.

Aurora

Hancock's Drift

The story of Joseph Ebenezer Hancock and his family is told in the book "Hancock's Drift" by Frederic Whinchcombe Powell.

(Click on the image of the book cover for further details.)


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