John Hancock (1788-1835)
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'  Died of consumption. His children were looked after by his brother Thomas.
Buried at Ludgvan
Sources of Information
- Royal Cornwall Gazette, Falmouth Packet & Plymouth Journal, Saturday, March 21, 1835