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  • George 3.3%
  • John 3.1%
  • William 3.0%
  • Mary 2.4%
  • Robert 1.9%
  • Charles 1.5%
  • Thomas 1.3%
  • James 1.3%
  • Elizabeth 1.3%
  • Edward 1.1%
  • Helen 1.0%
  • Richard 0.9%
  • Joseph 0.8%
  • Ruth 0.6%
  • David 0.6%
  • Margaret 0.6%
  • Dorothy 0.6%
  • Sarah 0.6%
  • Harold 0.6%
  • Harry 0.6%

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Ed Harris Always looking for more info on the Bancroft family from Gnosall, Staffs, UK.
I am now back indirectly to 1280 and directly to 1520, so I already have lots of info to share if you are related.
Other related familes include, Lockley, Brew, Stone, Stones, Vickers Robinson.
Look forward to hearing from you,
Ed
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Jan 26, 2007 · Reply
Patty Roberts The History of Woodstock, Vermont 1761 - 1886
By Henry Swan Dana

Page 225 Early 1800's

Singing in our religious societies was conducted for a long time with little, if any, aid from instruments. When the vase-viol was first introduced it is not known, but Isaiah H. Carpenter is thought to have been one of the earliest performers on this instrument. While John C. Bancroft was a member of the choir, he ventured now and then of a Sunday to accompany the singing with his violin. The introduction of this profane and worldly instrument shocked the minds of the more serious ones in the church, and caused much comment on the evil tendencies of the times. Yet Bancroft played it so softly, and under his touch it blended so sweetly with the voices of the singers, that no one in the congregation would have known of its presence in the choir, without taking pains to look for the wicked thing. The violin, however, was at no time much used in the choir. The main dependence of all times for instrumental aid was on the double bass-viol; sometimes Amos Cutler would add the tenor-viol or the clarinet would be brought in, oftener the flute. In December, 1827, organs were first set up in this town, one in the Congretational Church and one in the Episcopal Church.

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November 26, 1813 the mill property was conveyed to John C. Bancroft who retained the title about a year and then made the concern over to Samuel Ward. Soon, after this, Bancroft went to sea in a merchant vessel and was lost. He was a brother to George Bancroft, the historian, was a man of brilliant parts, attractive in his manners, and as some was disposed to say, the most of a man in that branch of the Bancroft family to which he belonged.

Note at the bottom of the page:

NOTICE: If the man who robbed a chaise last Wednesday will return the Pocket Book and Manuscripts to Mr. Pettes at Windsor or the subscriber at Woodstock, no questions shall be asked concerning the remainder of the property.
(Washingtonian) Novembert 25, 1814 John C Bancroft


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Jul 09, 2007 · Reply
Patty Roberts 11 3/4 cups flour
2 cups milk
2 1/2 cups warm water
2 yeast cakes
1/4 cup sugar
4 teaspoons salt
2 Tablespoons shortening

Mix yeast cakes into the warm water and add to the rest of the ingredients. Knead for ten minutes and then let rise until double in bulk. Punch down and form into loaves. Let rise then bake 350° for approximately 35 to 40 minutes or until done. (This is the way my father wrote the recipe down for me).

Great Grandma Lizzie Bancroft's Lemon Ice Cream

1 cup pure lemon juice, strained
2 3/4 quarts cream or half and half
3 cups sugar

Mix Lemon juice and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Mix in cream and pour into freezer and make according to freezer directions.
Nov 01, 2008 · Reply
Jarlath Bancroft I run a website and blog called "Bancrofts from Yorkshire" which has lots and lots of stories about Bancroft families from Yorkshire, England.
You can view the website by going to:
[external link]~bancroftsfromyorkshire
And view the blog by going to:
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Jan 31, 2011 · Reply