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Walter Hancock (2)

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Walter Hancock (1831-1916)

c1831 Born the son of Charles Hancock

1901 Living at 10 Chadwell Street, Clerkenwell: Walter Hancock (age 70 born Aylesbury), Engineer, Civil and Electrical - Widower. With his three children; Agnes E. Hancock (age 45 born Stratford, Essex); Mary E. Hancock (age 40 born Pentonville); and Walter C. Hancock (age 29 born Pentonville). Two servants.[1]

1904 HANCOCK, Walter, Automobile Club, 119, Piccadilly, London, W. Has taken an interest in motoring for many years. Is a nephew of Hancock, the engineer who built the world-renowned steam carriages "Autopsy," "Enterprise," "Automaton," and others which ran successfully in London in 1833. Was a pupil of his uncle, and gained a thorough knowledge of motoring under his tuition. Club: A.C.G.B.& I. [2]

1903 Bio Note [3]

HANCOCK, WALTER.- Is a nephew of the famous English engineer, Hancock, who built, in 1833, his famous steam carriages "Autopsy" and "Enterprise," followed by the "Automaton" and others, which were in actual use in the streets of London. Born on February 12th, 1831, was educated at Dr. Pinches' School and King's College, London; member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers since 1873. Has been a pupil of his uncle, and acquired a knowledge and experience in motoring from riding with him. Mr. Hancock's father was the inventor of gutta-percha, and the machinery by which the Atlantic cables are insulated. He is a member of the Club since 1898.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1901 Census
  2. Motoring Annual and Motorist’s Year Book 1904
  3. 1903/02/26 Automobile Club Journal