Charles Wyatt Hancock (1826 - 1920)

Charles was baptised on 24th July 1826 at Middleton Cheney, Northamptonshire. Nothing is known of his childhood but in those days times were hard and he became a framework knitter like his father and his younger brother Henry. Somewhere along the way, Charles became a boot and shoe maker and during this period met Sarah Ann Freer

Charles married Sarah, aged 24, on the 6th July 1856 at Kettering in the Parish Church, witnessed by John Green and Mary Hancock. The 1861 census shows they resided at 74 Curzon St. Leicester, but no children are shown. The 1871 census returns for Curzon St. are missing. Sarah died aged 41 at 83 Curzon St. on 24th November 1973 of Acute Rheumatoid Exhaustion.

Charles remarried on June 8th 1875 to Charlotte Butler aged 36 at St Michael’s, Coventry. Charles gave his age as 45 but as he was baptised in 1826, this made him almost 50 years old. He put himself 5 years younger in the censuses as well.
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Charles on the doorstep of his house and shop at 104 Curzon Street, in the parish of St. Margaret, Leicester in the late 1880’s or early 1990’s at a rough estimate. His brother Henry Wyatt a bachelor and now a music teacher by profession lived next door at 102 with his widowed sister, Mary Wilson.
Charles and Charlotte had four children; Charles William Wyatt, Harry Herbert, Joseph Wyatt, and Frances Charlotte.
Charles William and Joseph Wyatt both died within days of each other in 1881. Charles Wyatt died at the age of 94 and was buried on 25th March 1920, in the same grave as his first wife Sarah and his two children. His daughter Frances died a few weeks later aged 38 and was buried in the same plot on 4th May 1920.