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HANCOCK - Saint Barthélemy

PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:10 am
by Joanlouise
I have located a maternal great grandfather Alexander Hancock who lists his country of origin on crew lists for ships sailing to Australia in the 1870's and '80's as Saint Barthélemy. He died in 1885 in the Marine Hospital San Francisco at aged 45 so was presumably born in the 1840's. Physical evidence of descendants and some DNA testing (and there are no known direct male descendants - one surviving daughter, my grandmother born in London) suggest that he had some African ancestry. Does anyone have any Saint Barthélemy Hancock information, please? Access to records is somewhat complicated as Sweden governed the Island for some time and was succeeded by France. Many of the records seem to be in France and I'm in Australia.

Keywords: Saint Barthélemy, St. Barthélemy, St. Barts, St. Barths, Saint-Barth, Collectivité territoriale de Saint-Barthélemy