|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Virginia's 5th district
March 4, 1793 – March 4, 1797
|Preceded by||James Madison|
|Succeeded by||John J. Trigg|
|Member of the Virginia House of Delegates from Botetourt County|
Alongside Martin McFerran
Alongside Archibald Stuart, Martin McFerran
|Born||June 13, 1754|
Chesterfield County, Virginia
|Died||July 18, 1820 (aged 66)|
"Fotheringay," Elliston Valley, Virginia
|Resting place||"Fotheringay," Elliston, Virginia|
Virginia State Militia
|Years of service||1776–1780|
Botetourt County Militia
|Battles/wars||American Revolutionary War|
*Siege of Savannah
He was born in Chesterfield County to George and Mary (Jones) Hancock. George Hancock was appointed a colonel in the Virginia militia, where he served as aide de camp to Count Casimir Pulaski. When General Pulaski was mortally wounded at the battle of Savannah, it was Colonel Hancock that pulled the general off of his horse. George Hancock married Margaret Strother in 1781. It was in that year that Hancock purchased 300 acres in and around Fincastle, Virginia, that was to become Santillane. Work began in 1795 on Santillane using George Hancock's slaves. The exterior was completed around 1800 using bricks fired on site. The interior was probably completed a couple of years later. The first documented reference to the residence as "Satillane", was on a letter head dated 1805 that was sent by Margaret Hancock. George and Margaret Hancock's daughter, Julia, married General William Clark at Santillane on January 5, 1808, upon his return from exploring the Louisiana Territory with Meriwether Lewis. The newlyweds lived at Santillane until 1810, at which time they moved west so General Clark could become the governor of the Missouri territory. Shortly after his daughter and son-in-law's move, George Hancock sold Santillane to Henry Bowyer.
- 1793; Hancock was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives with 60.47% of the vote, defeating Independents Caleb Munsey and Charles Clay.
- 1795; Hancock was re-elected unopposed.
- Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission staff (April 1969). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Fotheringay" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
"The Fincastle Herald" May 18, 2005; "The Roanoker Magazine" May 1988
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 5th congressional district
John J. Trigg