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date: 19 April 2021

Hancock, William Neilsonlocked

(1820–1888)
  • R. D. Collison Black

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Hancock, William Neilson (1820–1888), lawyer and economist, was born on 22 April 1820, at Lisburn, co. Antrim, the second son of William John Hancock, land agent and later a poor-law commissioner, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Samuel Neilson of Belfast, who took part in the 1798 rebellion. He was educated at the ...

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