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Albert John Woodgate Hancock

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Albert John Woodgate Hancock (1882-1959), sometimes Albert "Joey" Hancock

1891 Living at Ivanhoe House, London Road, Leicester (age 9 born at Kingston-upon-Thames). In the house of his father Ebenezer Hancock (age 41 born Sturry, Kent), Draper and his mother Harriet (age 40) plus sibling, grandmother and servants. [1]

1901 A boarder at 104 London Road, Lowestoft (age 19 born Kingston-upon-Thames), Mechanical Engineers Pupil. [2]

Draughtsman at Wolseley Tool and Motor Car Co

1905 Joined Herbert Austin when he formed Austin.[3]

1911 Living at Letchworth Road, Leicester: Ebenezer Hancock (age 61 born Sturrey, Kent), Draper. With his wife Harriet Hancock (age 60 born Margate) and their three children; Albert Hancock (age 29 born Kingston), Motor Car Draughtsman; Winifred Hancock (age 27 born Norbiton), Teacher; and Enid Hancock (age 20 born Leicester). One visitor. One servant.[4]

1912 With Harry Ferguson and W. Watson drove for the Vauxhall team in the French Grand Prix.

1919-41 Austin chief designer

1935-36 President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

1959 Q1. Died at Bromsgrove aged 77

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Sources of Information

  1. 1891 Census
  2. 1901 Census
  3. The Austin 1905-1952 by R. J. Wyatt. Published 1981. ISBN: 0 7153 7948 8
  4. 1911 Census