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Hancock Family from Sheffield, England

Question by Sarasaurus92

I am struggling to make progress on my family tree because I don't know anything other than my grandfather George Hancock, and his mother's name was Lily Ball. According to Ancestry.com, the man she married was Cornelius Hancock, but I can't find any other record of him. If anyone could help, I would be grateful. Thank you. x

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on 2013-03-08 01:34:17

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by KableWalker on 2013-03-08 19:38:32

I'm not a Hancock family researcher but I have also encountered many spots in Ancestry/Census/UKBMD etc where only one of the person's Christian names was used in a record and then another in others. My father's birth is only registered under his 2nd christian name, his sister has her birth under her second name and her 1891 census record in the other etc. With a surname as common as Walker it makes it a real shocker to trace people! I imagine Hancock is a little easier but can be just as confusing. Just keep searching for records on both and see if you can find a mother and father with the same surnames as the parents of either George or Cornelius and you have solved one step! I had the weird experience of discovering my uncle, who was born on a British ship en route to Australia was actually registered as born in the country that owned the island where he was closest to at birth!! That was a very long search! No one in the family has ever spoken Spanish or Portugeuse so it was hard to apply for details!
Hope you get past your hump!
Kay [Adelaide, South Australia]

by asheppard on 2013-03-09 18:39:46

There are quite a few Cornelius Hancock's in and around Sheffield do you have any other details for George, wife's name, children's names, etc. any detail is helpful in the search.

Do you have any documents to verify George's mother as Lily Ball??

I found this marriage for a Cornelius Hancock & Lily Ball but it is 1934 and without dates it's hard to say if it is the right Cornelius Hancock.

Marriages Dec 1934
Ball Lily Hancock Sheffield 9c 1430
Hancock Cornelius Ball Sheffield 9c 1430

To help in your research the best way is to start with yourself and work backwards

Your Birth Certificate
Your parents marriage certificate - will give you details of your grandparents.
Your parents birth certificates - will give you more details and verify grandparents details.
Your grandparents marriage certificate - will give you more details and verify your parents details.

It may cost a bit to get the paperwork but at least you will have the correct details and documents to verify everything.

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by Sarasaurus92 on 2013-03-10 09:02:28

Thank you for the help guys.
They married in 1934. I know that my great-grandma Lily married three times. All I know about Cornelius is that he married her in 1934 and he died around 1945.

by maroldme on 2013-03-10 23:44:49

Hi: Hopefully, this info. will check out for you. England Marriages 1538-1973
George Hancock b: 1855 location unknown. Father: Cornelius Hancock.
George married Martha Jane Randall born 1850 location unknown.
Her Father: Charles Randall.
The wedding took place on Oct 1, 1883 North Bradley Wiltshire England.
Let me know if this helped you in your search. :) M.

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