27 October 1866: The Register of Electors to Vote in the Choice of a Member or Members to Serve in Parliament, for the City of Gloucester, for 1866-7. Occupiers: Parish of St Aldate: Aaron Hancock, house, Northgate Street; Occupiers: Hamlet of Barton St Mary: Joseph Hancock, house, Prince Street
25 March 1880: Bill of sale by Isaac Hancock, Quarry Hill, Box, baker, in favour of Abraham Collins
18 August 1880: Burnham. ‘At the Axbridge Town Hall, on Friday, two of the divisional county magistrates (Rev. J. A. Yatman and Captain Long) investigated an extraordinary affair that occurred the night previous at Burnham, and which occasioned great excitement in the town, resulting in two sons of Mr Cuthbert Ritson, J.P., of Ravensworth House, Burnham, and chairman of the Board of Health, being sent to prison for an assault on their father, and also upon Sergeant Hancock, of the county constabulary. It appears that for some time past serious family disputes have arisen between Mr Ritson and his two twin sons (Mr C. and Mr J. Ritson) young men aged about 24 years. On Thursday, shortly before midnight, the conduct of the sons, under the influence of liquor, was of so threatening a character that Mr Ritson sought the intervention and protection of the police, and shortly before midnight Sergeant Hancock, of Burnham, and P.C. Cox, stationed at Highbridge, entered the premises and endeavoured to prevail on the sons to retire to rest and leave their father unmolested. Instead of doing so, both sons, who are powerful young men, ordered the police officers to quit the premises, and assumed a very threatening attitude towards them. The gas was extinguished, and whilst one of them seized a stick, the other rushed upstairs and came down, as the sergeant perceived by his light, with a drawn sword, formerly the property of a deceased brother (a volunteer officer). The police sergeant, considering himself in imminent danger, the point of the sword being directed towards him, released his hold from the son he had endeavoured to take the stick from, and grappled with the one having possession of the sword, and succeeded, after a desperate struggle in which they all took part, in taking it from him. Both sons were subsequently handcuffed and removed in a conveyance to Axbridge … both prisoners were subsequently conveyed to the Shepton Mallet gaol. Great sympathy is felt in Burnham for Mr Ritson, who is greatly esteemed by the inhabitants generally.’
28 August 1891: Wanted: good powerful hanging lamp for dining room. Hancock, Springfield Road, Leicester
September 1909: Subscriptions for the Sunday School Treat: Magdala Road – Mr Rodway 1d, Mrs Powell 3d, Well-Wishers 6d, Mrs Hancock 3d. Total 1/1.
21 May 1917: William Alfred Helmer married Harriet Hancock, both of 39 Conran Street, Harpurhey.
August 1924: ‘On July 13th the Weekly Board gave a very cordial and sincere greeting to their colleagues, Mr F. Connell, J.P. and Mr William Hancock, who made a welcome re-appearance after weeks of absence due to illness. We trust they will both enjoy a long period of renewed strength.’
Advertisement: John Hancock & Son, 14 Bridge Street, 182 Wellington Road North, Stockport, and 8 & 10 Old Shambles, Manchester
7 September 1924: Second Class: Harvest Festival. At the morning service Mr Hancock, the school treasurer, will be chairman, and Mr Helm, our inspector, will give the address. In the afternoon the Mayoress, Mrs H. Patten, will preside, and the speaker will be T. Molloy, esquire, of Didsbury.
April 1925: Lancashire Hill School: The Annual L.H.S.S. Fellowship Social took place on Wednesday, Feb 25. Two hundred members attended … Madame Annie Hargreaves, Mr Arthur Dean, Mr W. H. Hancock and Mr Froggatt sang, and Miss Harrison recited three amusing sketches. Perhaps the most delightful, because the most unexpected, item on the programme was the recitation by Mrs James Morton and Mrs Joseph Stokes – both ‘dressed up’ for their part – of Edwin Waugh’s little poem ‘The dule’s i’ this bonnet o’ mine’ In response to encore, Mrs Stokes spoke Samuel Laycock’s ‘Welcome Bonny Brid’.
Advertisement: Hancock’s new provision store, 41 Great Underbank
1 April 1931: Urban council elections: Huthwaite: candidates: J. Davies, F. C. Sowter, A. Wilson, T. Goodall, J. Peters, D. D. Bonser, N. Betts, J. Iball, W. E. Hancock, W. Clarke, E. H. Lowe, H. A. Simpson, J. Potter, J. G. Wright, S. Allcock, A. Farnsworth, C. H. Coupe, W. B. Fidler, V. Henton, J. E. Towers, J. Slack, A. O. Tomlinson, A. Dicken, S. Speed, W. Parkin, F. Wilson, F. H. Leah, J. W. Gent, G. W. Dobb.
January 1932: Candidate for membership of the Cyclists’ Touring Club: W. W. Hancock, 71 Uplands Road, N.8
May 1933: Mr C. Bramley and Mr T. D. Hancock, churchwardens of Cinder Hill parish church;
Messrs. R. H. Cook, F. J. Hancock, G. Hind, R. Hopkin, G. Pallant, C. Poole, T. Robinson, W. Shaw, J. H. Smith (Diocesan Lay Reader), G. Starr, G. Vickers, W. Walker, T. Walters, F. Woodhead, L. F. Woodhead, C. Woodhead, E. W. Lane, A. Kirk, J. Shore, sidesmen of Cinder Hill church
Easter Vestry: The Vicar asked Mr Bramley if he would kindly serve again [as Churchwarden], which he consented to do, expressing his gratification. The meeting then re-elected Mr Hancock as people’s Warden, who suitably replied. Mr Hancock called the attention of the meeting to the great improvement in the Churchyard that had taken place during the past few weeks, and expressed the feelings of the meeting when he thanked the young men who had worked so hard to achieve this improvement.
January 1936: Valete: V D: K. G. Franklin, M. B. G. Flack, K. S. C. Hancock, G. F. Kidd and R. S. Paradise are dockyard apprentices;
Examination Successes: Dockyard & Artificer Apprentices Examination, 1935: D. W. Devonshire, K. P. Farrell, E. S. Homyer, R. S. Blanchard, E. R. Nicholas, P. T. King, L. J. Evans, R. Connor *, A. J. Cope, R, C, Horswell *, E. E. H. Osgood, E. R. Wilkinson, G. F. Kidd, K. S. C. Hancock, C. A. Little, V. O. Lillie, R. S. Paradise, J. A. Grace, D. L. A. Vick, W. J. Cochran, M. B. G. Flack, W. L. Oakshatt *, W. P. Padbury, W. T. A. Greer, R. T. James *, W. H. Childs *, J. E. Raggett *, R. J. Lacey, K. G. Franklin, W. L. Prangnell, W. K. Richards, J. James, H. Colyer, M. Sweetman, S. H. New *, A. E. Catmore *, R. A. Morris *, C. A. T. Russell *, R. Farmer, M. Smith *
17 May 1938: Mr Arthur Bedward Spencer of Blidworth Dale, managing director of the firm of George Spencer, Ltd, Vedonia hosiery works, Basford, and also managing director of the subsidiary firm of W. E. Saxby, Ltd, bleachers and dyers, of Bar Lane, Basford, who died in a Nottingham nursing home on Thursday, in his 48th year, was cremated at Wilford Hill yesterday. A service was held at Mansfield Road Baptist Church, Nottingham, after which the ashes were scattered over the park at Blidworth Dale. The services at Wilford Hill, Mansfield Road church, and at Blidworth Dale, were conducted by the Reverence James Amos, M.A., minister of Moseley Baptist Church, Birmingham, formerly of the Mansfield Road church. … The mourners were: Mrs A. B. Spencer (widow), Mr George Spencer (father), Mr H. B. Spencer and Mr G. H. Spencer (brothers), Mr John Spencer (uncle), Mr A. I. Spencer and Mr Vernon Spencer (cousins), Mr D. G. Hopewell and Mr D. H. Jackson (brothers-in-law), Mr F. Ballam (Belfast), Mr James Barlass (Manchester), Mr F. Cox (Market Harborough, Mr Geoffrey Dawson (Bury St Edmunds), Mr J. C. Edwards (Manchester), Mr A. C. Farrow (London), Mr Eric Forth (Nottingham), Dr Adam Fulton (Harrogate), Mr S. Grain (Old Basford), Mr W. Holmes (Old Basford), Mr Allen Lovell (Leicester), Mr Douglas Main (Glasgow), Mr R. Mallett (Nottingham), Mr S. Morrison (Hucknall), Mr A. Newell (Old Basford), Mr A. Robinson (Lutterworth), Mr Herbert Sands (Nottingham), Mr R. A. Shipstone (Nottingham), Mr R. B. Spencer (Nottingham), Mr Edward Stibbe (Leicester), Dr R. H. Vartan (Hucknall), and Mr W. Wallace (London). Representing Mansfield Road Baptist Church were Messrs A. M. Edward (secretary), T. Cave (treasurer), W. H. Webster, Rev. T. Adamson, T. S. Adamson, W. Goodliffe, W. T. Westby, A. H. Cullen, A. Walters, W. W. Wood and Mrs A. W. Staveley. Mr H. R. Lindley represented Nottingham and Notts County Boy Scouts’ Association, Mr W. O. Burrows (Nottingham Chamber of Commerce), Mr E. B. Hancock (Shepshed Lace Co.), Mr Frank Bradwell (also representing Lieut.-Col. H. Bradwell), Mr C. G. Tuthill (Mansfield Conservative Association), Mr D. W. Harrison (L.N.E.R., Nottingham), Mr J. E. Widall (representing Mr F. M. Geeson, passenger and parcel agent, L.N.E.R., Nottingham), Lieut.-Col. A. A. Walton, Principal H. A. S. Wortley (University College), Dr and Mrs T. L. T. Knox, Dr and Mrs Lakin (representing Mr and Mrs J. Beales), Mr E. Bignall (chairman) and Mr S. E. Ward (director) of J. B. Lewis and Sons, Ltd. Rev. J. Lowndes, Old Basford, Mr O. L. Bell (Westminster Bank), Mr S. Blythen, Mr and Mrs R. Hunterburom, Mr A. C. P. Hughes (Nottingham Y.M.C.A.), Mr H. Morley (Hucknall), Mr J. Hinchliffe (Hucknall), Captain L. L. Cooper, Miss Hope Cooper, Miss Anthea Cooper, Miss Ethel M. Smith (Nuthall), Mr E. A. Silverberg, Mr G. F. Godson, Messrs H. Bingham, T. Turner, F. G. Peach, C. H. Turner (Bradford), J. J. Spencer, H. W. Saunderson, W. G. Jacobson, E. J. Icke, J. F. Young, A. E. Short, Eric Potter, A. F. Roberts, S. W. D. Roberts, F. E. Bruckshaw (Leicester), G. Hind, Mr and Mrs F. G. Cox, Mr A. A. Aitken (representing Alex A. Aitken Ltd, and also the Egyptian Spinners Ltd, Bury), Mr A. A. Haley (Wakefield), Mr E. J. Allsop (Dobson and Allsop Ltd, Sutton-in-Ashfield), Mr J. Murray (Murray Bros and Co. Ltd, Bulwell), Mr A. H. Perkins and Mr A. E. Hudspeth (representing Holland and Webb Ltd), Mr F. L. Gell (G. Hopewell and Son Ltd). In addition there were representatives of the staffs and workpeople of the Old Basford, Hucknall and Lutterworth factories of George Spencer and Co. Ltd, and of W. E. Saxby Ltd, as well as Messrs H. Gulson, J. Gulson and W. Gulson of Blidworth Dale and Mr George Nicholson (Arkholme).
29 June 1951: Birth, at Westwinds, King’s Worthy, to Lydia (née Hill), wife of Sydney L. Hancock – a son
15 April 1953: County court judgment against Charles Raymond Hancock, 2 Wesley Place, Peverell, Plymouth
28 October 1964: — Hancock, footballer, played for Crewe Alexandra against Brighton: recalled in the programme for a rematch 6 November 1968