Here is the gravestone of the earliest Sandercock ancestor we have managed to find:
In memory of William Sandercock
who departed this life
the 25th day of November 1786 Aged 80
And in memory of Mary his wife who died July the 2
1786 aged 81.
William Sandercock is the 5th Great-Grandfather of Dr Stephen Tromp Wynn Hayes
* William Sandercock
* Mary Verran
Married 25 Jan 1729
* Thomas Sandercock
Married 1 Jun 1761
(Abt 1764- )
* Elizabeth Couch Saundercock
Married 26 Nov 1792
* Matthew Growden
(Abt 1810-Bef 1881)
Married 10 Dec 1844
* William Matthew Growdon
Married 2 Aug 1868
* George Growdon
Janet McCartney Hannan
Married 2 Jun 1909
Frank Wynn Hayes
* Ella Growdon
Married 24 Jun 1933
* Dr Stephen Tromp Wynn Hayes
There is more on this family on our family Wiki pages. If you are related to this family, please visit the family Wiki and contribute something to the story there. Anecdotes and other material about the descendants of William and Mary Sandercock are welcome.
Henry Sandercock was a blacksmith in Cardinham, Cornwall, and was my second cousin three tiems removed. After his death his sons and wife emigrated to Queensland, Australia, and some of their descendants are still living there today.
I’ve been doing quite a bit of work on the Sandercock family in the last week, trying to fill in some of the gaps. It seems to have been confined mainly to Cornwall and Devon until the mid-19th century, when some emigrated to other countries, or moved to other parts of Britain.
This particular Sandercock family is related to all our Growden family — the earliest Growdon in our line we know of is William Growden who married Elizabeth Sandercock in Cardinham in 1792, so this whole Saundercock line is related to our whole Growden line.
There are other Sandercock families from other villages in Cornwall, who may or may not be related. They come from St Gennys, Launceston, Tintagel and St Teath.
The surname is sometimes spelt Saundercock, but that is less common. Other variant spellings are Sanderlock and Sandercott.
Charlotte Sandercock, wife of Richard Sandercock, and daughter of George and Catherine Riddle.
We’re not sure if they are related to us, but we do have related Sandercocks who lived in Cardinham.