One of Ari’s 6x great-grandfathers was William Dancocks. He was born in about 1756 in Kempsey, Worcestershire, the son of Elizabeth Dancocks, and baptised on 16 October 1761 at St Mary’s Church.

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There are no records of William until his marriage in 1790 to Nancy Martin.

There is a record of a William Dancocks being sentenced to three months’ imprisonment for poaching, but the criminal register gives his age as 25, so maybe a grandson?

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Worcester Journal, 9 March 1837, Findmypast.co.uk
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England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791–1892, Ancestry.co.uk

The 1841 census shows that William was still working as an agricultural labourer at the age of 85.

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1841 census, Kempsey. Ancestry.co.uk

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William died in December 1847, and was buried at St Mary’s. His death certificate and burial record gives his age as 96.

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Ari, this is how you are related to William:

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