Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

John Hancock

From Graces Guide

John Hancock (1788-1835)

1788 February 28th. Born the son of James Hancock, Senior. See Hancock Genealogy

1813 Patent EP3733. For use of whale bone in the construction of coaches, gigs and carriages.

Early partner with Thomas Hancock as a coach builder.

1816 Trading at Hancock and Co

Had a successful rubber and gutta percha surgical goods business using process and manufacturing equipment built by Walter Hancock

1833 Charles Macintosh and Co bought John's specialist rubber business which manufactured a range of rubber medical devices.

1835 'At Barfel, Ludgvan (Cornwall), on Saturday, Mr. John Hancock, late of London leaving a wife and eleven children to mourn their irrepairable loss, aged 47 years' [1] Died of consumption. His children were looked after by his brother Thomas.

Buried at Ludgvan


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Sources of Information

  1. Royal Cornwall Gazette, Falmouth Packet & Plymouth Journal, Saturday, March 21, 1835