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Re: VILES/HORTON

Posted: 26 Nov 2012 11:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 Nov 2012 4:31AM GMT
> the statement in your reply that refers to "the 4 Hancock brothers ...

That statement was, in part:

> Sarah Hancock, was the daughter of John Hancock, who traced his
> ancestry back to the 4 Hancock brothers who immigrated to this
> country and from whom the numerous race of Hancocks in America
> are descendants.

That statement is incorrect. The immigrant ancestor of John Hancock (and, apparently, many other Hancocks) was Nathaniel Hancock, who came from England about 1634 and settled in Cambridge. Whenever you see an assertion that three (or four) brothers immigrated together I would suggest that you be skeptical. I have seen many assertions of that nature and very few are true. Among the ones that are true it is often the case that the brothers immigrated at different times, as is the case with brothers John, Henry and Arthur Howland, who immigrated in 1620, ca. 1632 and ca. 1640, respectively.

For a well-researched and documented account of Nathaniel Hancock and his family see Robert Charles Anderson, "The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634-1635," 7 Volumes (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999-2011) at vol. 3, pp. 203-205.

Dale H. Cook, Member, NEHGS and MA Society of Mayflower Descendants;
Plymouth Co. MA Coordinator for the USGenWeb Project
Administrator of http://plymouthcolony.net
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