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Name: Herbert Hancock

Burial Number: 1845

Gender: Male

Occupation: Schoolmaster, Headmaster, Clergyman

Distinction: Chaplain to Ex Servicemen

Born: 29/04/1864

Died: 17/06/1952

Buried: 12/08/1952


Herbert Hancock 1864 – 1952

Clergyman and Cambridge graduate, Herbert Hancock was Chaplain to Queen Alexander’s Hospital for disabled ex-servicemen in Worthing.


Herbert Hancock was born on 29th April 1864 in Sneiton, Nottinghamshire, to stonemason, William Hancock and his wife Elizabeth. He gained a B.A. from St. John’s College, Cambridge in 1887 and an M.A. in 1888. He taught at King’s School, Rochester and was headmaster of Hipperholme School. He was ordained into the Church of England in 1900 in St. Albans and served as a deacon and priest. He married Anna Rogers in 1900 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. He served in two London parishes, Campden Hill and Westminster before becoming the Rector of Stokesby with Herringby in Norfolk until 1936 with a wartime interlude and four years at St. Stephen’s London between 1915 and 1919.

Herbert and Anna had one son, Michael, Herbert Swinbourne Hancock (1905), who became a clergyman after gaining a mathematics degree from St. Peter’s College, Cambridge. Michael succeeded his father in becoming the Vicar of Stokesby with Herringby.

In 1936, Anna and Herbert moved to 88 Heene Road, Worthing and took on the role of Chaplain to The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home for disabled sailors and soldiers in Gifford Road, Worthing. Herbert died on 17th June 1952 and was buried in Heene Cemetery. Anna died four years later and is also buried in the cemetery.



Researcher: Pat Brownbill

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 4 Plot: 48

Exact Location (what3words): strong.palm.nights

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



Herbert Hancock ashes are buried under the headstone for William and Betsy Sams


In ever loving remembrance of William Sams J.P. who passed to his rest on March 14th 1937 aged 89 years Also of his beloved elder daughter Daisy Dora Sams at rest Sept. 21st 1962 In loving memory of Betsy the beloved wife of William Sams J.P. Also of their beloved younger daughter Bessie Beeson Sams died Feb 24th 1944 Remembering also William John Sams their beloved eldest son who died June 26th 1944 "Sweet and happy memories encircle them"

Further Information


Name: Herbert Hancock

Gender: Male

Born: 29/04/1864

Town: Sidmouth

County: Nottinghamshire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: //1900

Spouse First Name: Anna

Spouse Last Name: Rogers

Town of Marriage: Cheltenham

County of Marriage: Gloucestershire

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 17/06/1952

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 88

Address line 3: Heene

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £7381 6 s 11 d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


The Rectory, Stokesby, Stokesby by Herringby, Norfolk.

Herbert aged 55, clerk, Church of England. Plus 2 servants.

Miscellaneous Information

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