Hancock, Lewis (1879-1933)

Christian Messenger 1906

Early years

Lewis was born on 21 June 1879 at Mow Cop, Cheshire, to parents Edwin and Hannah. Edwin was a colliery engine driver (1881) and later a grocer (1891).

Lewis was educated for a scholastic career prior to entering Hartley College.


His obituary records that Lewis had a big heart, and possessed marked ability to capture the interest of young and old, who were eager to follow him. He preached and sang the gospel with much effect. In the Salisbury and Southampton District, Lewis served as District Secretary and also as Secretary of the Candidates Examining Committee.


Lewis married Minnie Timmis (1874-1954) in the summer of 1907 at Wolstanton, Staffordshire.

Lewis died on 14 November 1933 at Portsmouth, Hampshire.


  • Hartley
  • 1903 Burslem
  • 1907 Dartmouth
  • 1909 Longton
  • 1912 Portsmouth II
  • 1921 Micheldever
  • 1929 Aldershot
  • 1932 Portsmouth (S)


Christian Messenger 1906/14

Methodist Minutes 1934/207

W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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