Allied Family Topic H

 H   Simon Hancock (c.1600-c.1653)
Although I am not a descendant of Simon Hancock, some of his descendants married into my family. Consequently, I have devoted Allied Family Topic H to his family.

Simon Hancock, in his own words
If he could speak to us today, Simon Hancock might describe his life as follows.

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.  Sarah renewed her patent on 23 November 1657 adding that it was, “purchased by her husband Symon Hancock & due her as relict & Admx,”  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.

Living in Lynnhaven Parish also were William Hancock and his son Augustine Hancock, neither of whom appear to be Simon’s father.

Descendants of Simon Hancock
Information about the children of Simon Hancock, their descendants, and allied families previously found at Virginians.com is now available as Southside Virginia Genealogies. Learn more 
Names found in this topic include the following.
 Simon Hancock (c.1649-c.1725),  
Susannah Ashall,  George Ashall,  
 William Hancock (c.1648-1687),  
Elizabeth Cockroft,  William Cockcroft,  Elizabeth Burnett,  
Simon Hancock,  
William Hancock,  
Samuel Hancock,  Johan Hancock,   
John Hancock,  
Mary Hancock,  
Frances Hancock,  
Edward Hancock,  
Capt. George Hancock,  
George Hancock,  
John Hancock,  
Hannah (Brummall) Tullit,  John Brummall,  Hannah Brummall,  
William Waddill,  
John Brummall Sr.,  John Brummall Jr.,  
George Hancock,  Sarah Burton,   Obedience Newby,  
Walthall Lockett,  Rev. Eleazer Clay,   
George Hancock,  Thomas Burton,   
Sarah Hancock,  Robert Harding,  
Edith Hancock,  James B. Hooper,  
Arthur Hancock,  Sarah Cox,   
Francis Hancock,  Elizabeth Cox,   
Sarah Hancock,  William Traylor,   
Edward Traylor,   
Hannah Hancock,  Branch Blankenship,  
Thomas Hancock,  Francis Hancock,  William Traylor,  Polly Farmer,  
Newby Hancock,  Margaret Gregory,  Thomas Gregory,  
Matilda Hancock,  Miles P. Chalkley,  Rev. James Gregory,  
Kerenhappuch Hancock,  Drury Bowman,   
Rhoda Hancock,  Abraham Cox,   
John Hancock,  William Shepherd,  Ann Oliver,  Thomas Oliver,  
Milley (—) Hancock,  
Obedience Hancock,  Thomas Bridgewater,  
Bennett Hancock,  Mary Bryan,  
John Hancock,  
William Hancock,  
David Hancock,  
Elizabeth Hancock,  
Nancy Hancock,  
Barbara Hancock,  Charles R. Hatcher,  
Milley F. Hancock,  Benjamin G. Graves,  
Permelia Hancock,  
William Hancock,  Ann Hill,   
Simon Hancock,  Mary Cheatham,   
Hannah Hancock,  
Sarah Hancock,  
Elizabeth Hancock,  James Akin,  William Akin,  
 Robert Hancock (c.1650-1708),  
Johan Ligon,   
 Sarah (Hancock) Moseley,  
Arthur Moseley,  William Moseley,  Susanna Burnett,  
Ann Hargrave,  Richard Hargrave,  
Arthur Moseley II,  Sarah Hancock,   
Elizabeth (Cox) Jameston,   Samuel Hancock,   
Alexander Long,  
William Moseley,  
Mary Moseley,  
George Moseley,  
Susan Moseley,  
Edward Moseley,  
Joseph Moseley,  
Benjamin Moseley,  
Amos Moseley,  
Joseph Moseley,  Frances (—) Moseley,  William Moseley,  
Frances Moseley,  William Ligon,   
Elizabeth Moseley,  
Emperor Moseley,  
Anthony Moseley,  
Luke Moseley,  
 Eleanor (Hancock) Cockroft,  
William Cockroft,  


Notables
This family topic includes the following notable individuals.
 
Soldiers of colonial and American wars
Walthall Lockett - War of 1812 James B. Hooper - War of 1812
Newby Hancock - War of 1812 Bennett Hancock - Revolutionary War
Charles R. Hatcher - War of 1812  

Legislators - colonial and state
Arthur Moseley I - Virginia Edward Moseley - Virginia

Selected sources
Blankenship, Gayle King. Blankenship Ancestors. Privately Published. 1995. 203-208, 297-317. • Family of Simon Hancock including his son Robert Hancock who Johan Ligon. Family of Arthur Moseley and Sarah Hancock.
Boddie, John Bennett. “Hancock.” Southside Virginia Families. Redwood City, Cal.: Pacific Coast Publishers, 1955(1):207-212. • This is the genealogy of Capt. John Hancock, born in Henrico County 4 March 1753. We cannot place him among the descendants of Robert Hancock.
Childs, J. Rives. “Hancock Family of Lower Norfolk, Henrico and Bedford Counties.” Genealogies of Virginia Families from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1981(3):635-658. • Family of Simon Hancock including his son Robert Hancock who Johan Ligon.
D’Aiutolo, Leila Eldridge, Warren L. Forsythe, William S. Hubbard, Mary Carolyn Mitton. The Descendants of William Moseley 1656/1606-1655 of Norfolk, Va. 2 vols. 2000. • A tremendous compilation of the descendants of this early Colonial immigrant. The book is based on other published genealogies in addition to the material John Hale Stutesman gathered on the Moseley family and contributed to the Chesterfield Historical Society. Covers Arthur Moseley who married Sarah Hancock and their son Arthur Moseley who married Sarah Hancock.
“Families of Lower Norfolk and Princess Anne Counties - Moseley Family of Lower Norfolk County.” Genealogies of Virginia Families from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1981(5):682-689. • Family of Edward Moseley.
Moriarity, G. Andrews. “The Early Generations of the Hargrave Family of Lower Norfolk and Surry Counties and Moseley of Lower Norfolk.” Genealogies of Virginia Families from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1981(3):658-662. • Includes descendants of Arthur Moseley.
Moriarity, G. Andrews. “William Moseley of Lower Norfolk.” Genealogies of Virginia Families from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1981(4):446-447. • Includes a discovery concerning the English ancestry of William Moseley, the immigrant, father of Arthur Moseley who married Sarah Hancock.

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