and hello to Ben Hocking
I was pleased to get your messages. Ages ago I signed up for
ENG-CORNWALL-RUAN but this is the first message I've received.I wonder if
I'm correctly on the list.
Ben, I am also descended from John Hocking, via his daughter Elizabeth Sarah
Hocking who married James Scott Stone. John Hocking was my GG Grandfather.
I have visited Bone Gap and Albion several times since my first visit in
1957. I've seen oodles of Hockings in the Bone Gap cemetery and have some
photos of some of the grave stones.
My file has the same dates for Richard Hocking and Amy Johns that Carol
Hughes has (I got them from her!). Where did you get the 1781 and 1785 dates
for Richard and Amy?
I have Richard's parents as James Hocking and Mary Bennatts or Bennato.
I have Amy Johns parents as George Johns and Amey Roberts. I have George's
parents as George Johns and Mary Cock.
I was in Ruan 18 months ago and met Carol, who is a wonderful source and
wonderful person. I visited the Berruppa Farm, then for sale, in which the
Hockings lived prior to leaving for the USA. There is also the Ardevora Farm
which was a Hocking homesite. It is a fun visit to Ruan. Unfortunately I
lost my video cassette with all my film coverage, so maybe I should go back.
Finally, I have the following childen of Richard Hocking and Amy Johns
Elizabeth Sarah (my line)
Which is your line, Ben?
All for now. Let me know more about your Hocking findings.
John C. Stone II
P. O. Box 8, 3668 Craftsbury Road
Greensboro, VT 05841
Hi Carol, I am not sure how I get these emails but I do - quite
interesting. You might be able to help me with some information. I
have been looking for my great-grand parents marriage registration. I
gather they were "married" (according to my grandmother's birth certificate
and the greatgrandmother's death certificate) in St Austell 17.11.1871.
She was Mary Jane Hancock, born 11.11.1852 in Bunny, St Austell, Cornwall
and married John Varcoe who was born about 1850 in Sentlew, Cornwell. They
came to NZ in 1874. I have looked in ChCh (New Zealand) at the Family
HistoryCentre (Church of the Latter Day Saints) but have not found a match.
Someone has suggested they may have been Methodists and that the Family
History Centre would not have those records. I am not sure how this works.
I have Mary Jane Varcoe's birth certificateand the people at Four Corners
Search got that for me.
Now my question, Is there a place in Cornwall that might have these
records? If there is, could you please let me know and an address etc.
You might know a website I don't. Being so far doesn't help. Mary Jane
Hancocks parents were William and Susanna (formerly Common) and I have not
got far with that!
Any ideas for the marriage certificat would be most welcome. I don't
expect you to go to any trouble, but living there and having an interest you
might easly have something that could help.
Rowena Fisher, 4 Chorley Place, Christchurch 2, New Zealand.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carol Hughes" <hughes.ruan(a)lineone.net>
Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2003 8:45 AM
Subject: Re: [RUANL] Looking for John Hocking, born Oct 1808 in Ruan
> Dear Ben,
> I live in Ruan Lanihorne and I am also the Online Parish Clerk for Ruan.
> have quite an extensive tree for the Hocking family. I would be
> to know where you got your year of birth for Richard and Amy. I have
> Richard as being baptised 09-11-1766 at St Stephen in Brannell.
> I have several contact addresses for descendants of the Hocking family.
> you manage to come down to Ruan please come and visit me. I have various
> photos that may be of interest to you. As regards any must sees in Ruan,
> is only a very small village and can be walked round in a couple of
> I am guessing that you live in the USA. From John & Susan Hocking do you
> come down through Thomas, John W, Nathan, William H, Richard A or Daniel?
> OPC Kenwyn, Chacewater & Ruan Lanihorne
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ben Hocking" <benjaminhocking(a)yahoo.com>
> To: <ENG-CORNWALL-RUAN-L(a)rootsweb.com>
> Sent: Friday, April 25, 2003 7:28 PM
> Subject: [RUANL] Looking for John Hocking, born Oct 1808 in Ruan Lanihorne
> > I've traced my patriarchal line back to John Hocking, who
> > was born in Ruan Lanihorne in October 1808. I know that he
> > died in Bonegap, Illinois on 7 Aug 1874, and that his
> > parents were Richard Hocking and Amy Johns, born in 1781
> > and 1785 respectively. That's about all I know (except
> > marriage info on John) and was wondering if anyone else
> > knew anything about either Amy Johns or Richard Hocking.
> > On a separate note, I plan on being in England in the
> > beginning of June, and will hopefully be able to make a
> > trip down to Ruan Lanihorne for a day. If anyone from Ruan
> > Lanihorne would like to point out a must see, please do so!
> > -Ben Hocking
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