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date: 28 February 2020

Hancock, Thomaslocked

(1786–1865)
  • R. B. Prosser
  • , revised by Anita McConnell

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Hancock, Thomas (1786–1865), rubber manufacturer and inventor, was born at Marlborough, Wiltshire, on 8 May 1786, the second son in the family of twelve children raised by James Hancock, a timber merchant and cabinetmaker at Marlborough, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Longman. Walter Hancock...

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