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Buckinghamshire / Henry Hancock B. 1814 and Sarah Ayres B. 1814 Wooburn Bucks
« on: Wednesday 24 April 13 17:09 BST (UK)  »
This Hancock family have been left resting by me for the last couple of years.  Yesterday I resurrected them and now remember why I left them!
A Hancock family became Mormons in the mid 1800s.
They went America after 1861
I have the 1st child Sarah on the 1841 census with the wife's family but no sign of the parents.
There are may trees on Ancestry with this family but they call my 'Henry'  William Henry and he has different parents. 
I have no idea where I got James Hancock and Jane Andrew as Henry's parents and I don't have any for Sarah.
Can anybody help me tie up this family.  If I am wrong then the whole branch is not mine.  Shame because the Mormon part is interesting.
Below is an excerpt from

"The pattern of missionary work and emigration.

Even though the Mormons at Wooburn Green experienced serious opposition, similar to those at Simpson, the Wooburn Branch was
able to meet in public. Although a meetinghouse was not reported in
the 1851 Census of Religious Worship,96 a local trade directory of 1853
indicated that among the other Churches in Wooburn Green, the
Mormons also had a place of worship.97 It was identified as a “Mormon
Chapel.”98 However, historical evidence indicates there was no dedicated Church building in Wooburn Green, and the trade directories do
not include a location of the building. However, the name of Henry
Hancock, the second branch president of the Wooburn Branch, does appears in the Wooburn Green Census Records for the years 1851 and
By carefully calculating the route taken by the census taker and
using known landmarks that existed then and still exist today (for example, “The Red Lion Inn” Public House pictured below)100 it was
possible to establish the residence occupied by Henry Hancock and his
family during that time period. This information became increasingly
interesting because the 1861 census records that a “Minister of the Latter-day Saints” named George Alfred Wiscombe was also residing with
the Hancock family. This led to the notion that an official minister of
the Church residing in the home might indicate the home may have
been used for Church meetings, and may have even been the “Mormon
Chapel” reported in the local trade directories of 1853.
This was confirmed when an entry in Henry Hancock’s eldest
daughter Sarah’s life history was discovered which states “Church leaders in Wooburn held meetings in the Hancock home.”101 Fortunately,
this home is still extant today and is included in the local Historical Site
index as “No. 36” on “The Green” in Wooburn102 verifying that it did in fact exist at the time a “Mormon Chapel” was listed in Mussen and
Craven’s Commercial Directory noted above. Pictures of the Hancock residence, which doubled as the “Mormon Chapel” (No. 36 on The
Green), as well as the “Red Lion Inn,” are displayed below.
Figure 3. Hancock residence, which doubled as the “Mormon

Henry is Henry in the above and also on both the 51 and 61 census.

Any Roots chatters any ideas on how to prove that my Henry is Henry :-\


Technical Help / Smart Scan - a mouse that scans
« on: Saturday 02 February 13 18:06 GMT (UK)  »
Has anyone knowledge of the smart scan.  I have just seen it on QVC and it looks good but of course they are selling!  So I am wondering if anyone has experience of using one?

Berkshire / Marriage John Emmett and Sarah Hanes
« on: Thursday 31 January 13 12:07 GMT (UK)  »
I am trying to find the marriage of John Emmett  and Sarah Hanes (Haynes, Haines) I think it should be Bray or Cookham Berkshire.  Their first child was born in 1834 so I imagine the marriage to between 1830 to 1835. Sarah was born in 1818 in Berkshire.
Not having much luck any suggestions welcome,
Thank you,

Technical Help / Another annoying problem
« on: Tuesday 04 December 12 00:32 GMT (UK)  »
I have an HP Pavillion and I can't shut down.   I go to Start and then click on shut down but it doesn't! ;D

Technical Help / Tool bar at the bottom of the screen has disappeared!
« on: Tuesday 04 December 12 00:22 GMT (UK)  »
It is there at the bottom of the desk top but as soon as I go into anything else it disappears.  >:(    It is very frustrating can you help please?


Technical Help / Norton Security
« on: Thursday 27 September 12 08:25 BST (UK)  »
I use Google Chrome and have Norton Security.  This am. I have a pop up telling me the flash drive for Norton Security has crashed.  I was asked if I wanted to continue I clicked yes but want to know how to 'uncrash' it?
I have to be out all morning from 9.30 so if anyone comes up with the answer I will reply after 1pm.
Thanks in anticipation.

Glamorganshire / Is there a Kelly's Dectory for Cardiff and area in 1871?
« on: Thursday 20 September 12 16:15 BST (UK)  »
I believe the census for Coombs Terrace, Llandaff, Cardiff is missing.  There has been an exhaustive search for the family here on RC.  So that has to be our conclusion.  Now there is the thought that they may be in a Kelly's Directory of the time 1871 does anyone here know if one exists?
Thank you,

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Can anyone do anything with this?
« on: Monday 17 September 12 08:13 BST (UK)  »
This photo has just been sent to me and is in very poor condition.  I feel sure if anything can be done RC photo experts will be able to.  If you have time it would be a lovely surprise to the owner.
Thank you

Technical Help / Forgotten how to use my scanner!!!
« on: Monday 20 August 12 15:28 BST (UK)  »
It is a long time since I scanned anything and now I cannot remember how I do it.
I feel such a twit!  In the past I have scanned loads of documents but now I am lost.

I have a Canon all in one Scanner, fax and printer,  I want to scan a pic and save it to my computer.  It is a Cannon MX 320 and windows 7 (64bit).

Please can anyone help?

I feel so stupid,


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