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Reverand John Hancock II

Born:June 1 1702 In:
Died:May 7 1744 (at age 41)In:


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Immediate family

Mrs. Mary Hancock (born Hawke)
His wife
Mrs. Mary Perkins (born Hancock)
His daughter
Governor/Decloration Of Independence John Hancock III
His son
General Ebenezer Hancock, Revolutionary War Veteran
His son
Miss Lucy Hancock
His daughter
Rev. John Francis Hancock
His father
Elizabeth Hancock (born Clarke)
His mother

Source citations

Matched to: John Hancock
Date: Jan 31 2013
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Date: Feb 2 2013
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Rev. John Hancock
Gender: Male
Birth: June 1 1702 - Lexington, Middlesex, MA
Death: May 7 1744 - Braintree, Norfolk, MA
Wife: Mary Hancock (born Hawke)


Birth: Jun. 1, 1702
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: May 7, 1744
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA

Son of Rev. John and Elizabeth (Clark) Hancock. Husband of Mary (Hawke) (Thaxter) Hancock.

Harvard Class of 1719. Librarian of Harvard 1723-1726. He was pastor of the church of the North Precinct (now named the United First Parish Church, nicknamed "Church of the Presidents") of the town of Braintree (now Quincy) between 1726 and 1744, and during this time, performed around 75 marriage ceremonies.
On December 12, 1733, Rev. Ebenezer Gay of the Old Ship Church in Hingham, officiated at the wedding of John and Mary. In 1744, Rev. Gay preached a sermon at the funeral of Rev. Hancock. Rev. Gay was an old friend of the family and had been classmates at Harvard with Mary's first husband Samuel Thaxter. 
Family links: 
  John Hancock (1671 - 1752)
  Elizabeth Clarke Hancock (1681 - 1760)
  Mary Hawke Perkins (1711 - 1799)
  Mary Hancock Perkins (1735 - 1779)*
  Ebenezer Hancock (1741 - 1819)*
*Calculated relationship
Here rest the remains of:
5th Minister of the 1st Cong.
Church of this Town,
and father of JOHN HANCOCK
the Patriot, decd May 7th, 1744
in the 42d year of his age,
and the 18th of his ministry
Note: Ministerial tomb was rebuilt in 1812 which is why it references the patriot John Hancock. Also interred in this tomb are Rev. Anthony Wibird, Rev. Joseph Marsh, Ann Marsh, Rev. Moses Fisk, Sarah Fisk and Anna Fisk.
Hancock Cemetery 
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Created by: J. Anderson
Record added: Jul 20, 2008 
Find A Grave Memorial# 28417483
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