Wyatt Hancock (1743 - 1790)

Wyatt was the eldest son of James and and baptised on 15th February 1743. On the 27th September 1763, he married Frances Chinner at the parish church of St. Peter & St. Paul, Chacombe by Reverand John Loggin. Witnessed by Amos and Elizabeth Chinner. They had nine children; Elizabeth Butler, Ann, Frances, John, Mary, Ann, Catherine, Mary, and William. Frances died 7 months after giving birth to William and was buried on 10th December 1779.
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Wyatt remarried by licence on the 1st. March 1782 to Elizabeth Newcombe at St. Mary's Church, Adderbury where Elizabeth was resident. The marriage was again witnessed by Amos and Elizabeth Chinner. Wyatt had four children by Elizabeth; Thomas, Robert, George and Jane. Thomas had an interesting life. After surviving service in the Peninsular War where he took part in the many battles fought there with the 11th Regiment of Foot. He met and married his wife, Mary Ann Floyd in Gibralter. When pensioned from the Army, there was little work available so he emigrated with his family to Australia in 1832. There he prospered and there is now a thriving community of Australian Hancocks.