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