At the weekend, her only son, John Hancock, 36, went public, upbraiding his mother for failing to provide security for her family.
This letter was a great surprise to John Hancock and the other leaders of Congress.
His grandson, John Hancock, came to live with him, and went to school with us.
It was that of John Hancock, who had heard and recognized the messenger's voice.
If this were so, she was to offer it first for purchase to John Hancock.
Of John Hancock it was often argued among the Tories that he might almost be left to himself.
These, upon the demolition of that church, in 1774, were the gift of John Hancock.
John Hancock offered one of his vessels, free of charge, to re-ship the tea then stored in Boston.
In 1773 John Hancock was elected treasurer of Harvard college.
To the honourable John Hancock, esquire, president of the continental congress.
colloquial for "signature," 1903 (sometimes, through some unexplainable error, John Henry), from the Boston merchant and rebel (1736-1793), signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. The extended sense is from his signing that dangerous document first or most flamboyantly.
John Hancock, president of Congress, was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence, writing his name in large, plain letters, and saying: "There; John Bull can read my name without spectacles. Now let him double the price on my head, for this is my defiance." [Hélène Adeline Guerber, "The Story of the Thirteen Colonies," New York, 1898]The family name is attested from 1276 in Yorkshire, a diminutive (see cock) of Hann, a very common given name in 13c. Yorkshire as a pet form of Henry or John.
[1903+; fr the fact that John Hancock of Massachusetts was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence in 1776; John Henry, possibly by confusion with Patrick Henry, because of the prominence of John Henry as a folklore hero, and by near-rhyming resemblance]