Surnames/tags: New Jersey Hancock
This page is a place for me to put information that I gather Hancock Families of Salem and Burlington Counties, New Jersey.
Right now this project just has one member, me. I am Carrie Lippincott. This is where I'll gather information until I can figure it out.
Salem County, Hancocks
1679 Sept. 29. Hancock, William, of the Parish of Leonard Shoreditch, County of Middlesex (England), shoemaker; will of intending a "voyage for New West Jersey." Wife, sole executrix, brothers Edward Hancock of Bath, Co. of Somerset, Richard Hancock of West Jersey, sister Patow. Real and personal estate in England and West Jersey. Witnesses -- William Biddle, Sarah Biddle, Mary Parnell.
1680 Aug. 2. Letters testamentary granted to the widow, Isabella Hancock of Allowayes.
____ ____, Inventory of the personal estate, incl. that of the widow, £83,18.10, incl. a great and 2 small Bibles 6s., a glass standish and 22 bound books £1; made by James Nevill and John Maddocks. Salem Wills, 1679, p. 16 , Documents relating to the colonial, revolutionary and post-revolutionary history of the State of New Jersey Volume 23, p. 207 - Isabella's abstract of her will is also available, same volume, two pages back.
Confusion on Children of John Hancock, of Salem County- 3 Lists of Children
"Nathaniel Chambless, and his son Nathaniel, embarked for this country in the year 1675. They were servants of Edward Wade. About 1680 he purchased 250 acres of land of his former employer, being a part of the allotment Edward Wade bought of John Fenwick before he embarked for this country. In 1681, his wife Elizabeth and daughter Mary embarked from London in the ship Henry, and landed at Elsinborough in the 7th month of the same year. Soon after his wife came they settled on his property in Alloways Creek. He about that time bought 250 acres more, adjoining his first purchase, of Joseph Wade. Both comprised the greater part of what is now called Alloways Creek Neck. In 1688 their daughter Mary married John Hancock, who emigrated to this country in 1679. He was a native of England. John and his wife had nine children.
Their eldest son,
- John Hancock, was born 10th of 1st month, 1690, in Alloways Creek Neck. The names of their other children were:
- Joseph Hancock
This list ( was rearranged to make lists consistent to see name differences) it does not agree with the list of John's children, abstracted from his will. Missing a son > Jonathan, lists a daughter Grace, instead of Hannah. See below. Source continues: "Some persons suppose that they were of the same family of Hancock's as those by that name who resided in Elsinborough and Hancock's Bridge. There is no evidence that any relationship existed. Notwithstanding Nathaniel Chambless and his son Nathaniel were servants when they first came to this country, by industry and by maintaining high moral character, both became eminent men in religious and civil society in the early settlement of Fenwick Colony."
History of Buck County, states - John's father was William Hancock.
Where did Edward Hancock, as John's father come from?
1709-20 Feb. 22. John Hancock of Allowyes Creek, Salem County, alias Monmouth River - Will - Wife Mary - Names from abstract of John's will:
- John Hancock
- Hannah married Thomas Andrews or Anderson
Property by Josiah White, William Powell , Ephraim Allen Thomas Wright, given land by Nathenell Champness - my father
Did Grace die young?
The list of John Hancock's children contained in Warren S. Ely and John W. Jordan, History of Bucks county, Pennsylvania, from the discovery of the Warr Delaware to the present time (1905 New York ; Chicago : The Lewis Pub. Co.), p 516. is the same for the first nine children of John and Mary, then he lists another son, Samuel, instead of Hannah.
His wife, Mary (Chambliss) Hancock of Alloways Creek - will 13 April 1713
Burlington County Hancocks
George Hancock, an adult child of Thomas and Sarah Hancock was baptized on 30 December 1774 at St. Mary's in Burlington, New Jersey.
Methodist clergyman, "John Hancock was born in Springfield, New Jersey in 1775; and left fatherless when eight months old, he was carried in his mother's arms from the blackened ruins of the village, burned by the British, to Madison"....He died in his 78 year. [Calculated death year - 1853] 
- "Methodism came to the Cranford/Westfield area around the year 1840, led by Methodist circuit rider John Hancock (no relation to the Declaration of Independence signer)." Appears to be a church John founded.
Profile made for Joseph Hancock, m Patience - Parents currently unknown
Death> Charlotte Hancock [b ca. 1812] d 6 April 1830 in the 18th year of her life, buried at St. Mary's. 
Death - Martha Hancock Relict of Thomas Hancock [Ca. 20 Dec 1764] d 13 November 1851, Aged 86 years, 10 months and 24 days, buried in St. Mary's.
Death - Prudence Hancock, wife of Thomas Hancock, [ b Ca. 13 Aug 1800] d 13 November 1834, aged 34 years and 3 months, buried at St. Mary's.
Death - Rebekah Hancock, wife of William Hancock [b ca. 1780] d 16 May 1847 in the 67th year of her age, buried at St. Mary's.
Death - William Hancock (b ca. 1793), d 17 March 1824 in the 31st year of his age buried at St. Mary's 
Death - William Hancock [b ca. 1782] d 12 March 1831, in the 49th year of his age.
Death - William Hancock [b ca. 1777] d 5 August 1850, in the 73rd year of his age, buried at St. Mary's.
New Jersey Hancock Marriages
Hancock, Arnall, Pennsylvania, and Susannah Phillips, Pennsylvania 1727 July 31
Hancock, Daniel, Burlington, and Rhoda Lippincott, Burlington 1774 Mar. 1
Hancock, Edward, Burlington, and Sarah English, Burlington 1742 Jan. 23
Hancock, Edward, Salem, and Mary Allen 1757 Dec. 17
Hancock, Edward, Salem, and Rebecca Ward, Salem 1774 Feb. 28
Hancock, Edward, Salem, and Abigail Carpenter 1786 Mar. 7
Hancock, George, Burlington, and Hannah Perkins 1779 Oct. 12
Hancock, Godfrey, Burlington, and Ann Tuly, Burlington 1754 June 25
Hancock, Isaac, Burlington, and Mary English 1782 Feb. 6
Hancock, Joseph, Burlington, and Patience Andrews, Burlington 1751 May 2
Hancock, Joseph, Cumberland, and Elizabeth Butcher 1785 April 25
Hancock, Pearson, Burlington, and Meriam Deacon 1779 Sept. 8
Hancock, Thomas, Salem, and Mary Goodwin 1775 Oct. 31
Hancock, Thomas, Burlington, and Hester Green 1788 April 3
Hancock, Timothy, Burlington, and Rachel Sirman 1684 Nov. 6
Hancock, William, Burlington, and Hester Curtis, Burlington 1782 June 5
Hancock, William, and Ellen Kimball 1735 Oct. 15
Hancock, William, Jr., Salem, and Mabel Chambless 1745 Nov. 28
Hancock, William, Salem, and Sarah Thompson, Salem 1765 Oct. 30
Harvey, Peter, Burlington, and Mary Hancock, Burlington 1748 April 8
Hancock, Ann, Burlington, and Samuel Swift, Burlington 1738 May 20
Hancock, Anne, and Thomas Antram 1783 Nov. 25
Hancock, Esther, Salem, and John Stretch, Salem 1751 May 7
Hancock, Hannah, Burlington, and Joseph Scott, Burlington 1770 May 30
Hancock, Jane, Burlington, and Henry Scott, Burlington 1728 Aug. 10
Hancock, Lydia, and Gershom Craft, Burlington 1741 Nov. 25
Hancock, Mary, Burlington, and Peter Harvey, Burlington 1748 April 8
Hancock, Mary, and Joseph Edwards, Salem 1777 July 7
Hancock, Mary, and George Shrevin, Burlington 1778 Feb. 10
Hancock, Melissa, and Aaron Daniels, Salem 1787 Oct. 9
Hancock, Rebecca, and Wessell Alricke, New Castle, Del. 1751 Mar. 2
Hancock, Sarah, Alloways Creek, and Thomas Sinnickson, Salem 1769 July 4
Hancock, Sarah, and Joseph Stout, Burlington 1771 Oct. 28
Hancock, Sarah, and Robert Lucas, Burlington 1782 Nov. 22
Hancock, Susannah, Alloways Creek [Salem], and Edward Test, Salem 1765 Mar. 4
From [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nj/statewide/vitals/marriages/marrindx20.txt Index to Marriage Bonds and Marriage Records in the Office of the Secretary of State at Trenton NJ FEMALES - H]
Hancock, Judith and Gilbert Murrell 31 day December 1691 at Burlington Court. Hancock witnesses - Mary Hancock, Sen. John Hancock, Mary Hancock, Jr. 
Certificates of Removal
10th 3rd mo. 1836, from Burlington MM to Upper Springfield MM [Mansfield, NJ] - Clayton Hancock, with three minor children: Martha Hancock, Joseph Elwood Hancock and William R. Hancock
- ↑ History and Genealogy of Fenwick's Colony Biographies by Thomas Shourds of Salem County. Bridgeton, N. J.: George F. Nixon, Publisher. 1876.
- ↑ Warren S. Ely and John W. Jordan, History of Bucks county, Pennsylvania, from the discovery of the Warr Delaware to the present time (1905 New York ; Chicago : The Lewis Pub. Co.), p 516.
- ↑ Selected and Introduced by Joseph R. Klett, Genealogies of New Jersey Families From the Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, (Genealogical Publishing Company, copyright 1996 Baltimore, Maryland), Vol. II, page 370Z
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 New Jersey Historical Society. Documents relating to the colonial, revolutionary and post-revolutionary history of the State of New Jersey. Newark, 1880-1949.Volume XXIII, p 206
- ↑ Meldrum, Charlotte D, Early Church Records of Burlington County, New Jersey (Family Line Publications, Rear 63 East Main St, Westminster, MD 21157 800-876-6103. 1995). Volume 3, p 149
- ↑ Memorial history company, Newark, N.J. Memorial cyclopedia of New Jersey, p 352
- ↑ Cranford United Methodist Church
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 John E. Stillwell, Historical and genealogical miscellany; data relating to the settlement and settlers of New York and New Jersey (1903 New York) Volume 2, page 139
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 John E. Stillwell, Historical and genealogical miscellany; data relating to the settlement and settlers of New York and New Jersey (1903 New York) Volume 2, page 144
- ↑ John E. Stillwell, Historical and genealogical miscellany; data relating to the settlement and settlers of New York and New Jersey (1903 New York) Volume 2, page 141
- ↑ John E. Stillwell, Historical and genealogical miscellany; data relating to the settlement and settlers of New York and New Jersey (1903 New York) Volume 2, page 39
- ↑ Ancestry. "U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935 for Joseph Elwood Hancock Index: New Jersey> Burlington> Burlington and Rancocas Monthly Meetings> Minutes, 1727-1877 Image
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