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Hancock Eustace

Born 1768 - Died 1829

Hancock Eustace (1768-1829) was the son of Isaac Eustace (c.1730-1795) and Agatha Conway (1740-1826).  Isaac owned a large tract in Stafford called Woodford, which straddled both sides of Garrisonville Road (Route 610).  This included what are now Porter Library, Kaz Automotive, Meadowlark subdivision, etc.  In 1792 he deeded one-half of the tract (525 acres) to Hancock.  This half included his father’s dwelling.  In 1789 Hancock married Tabitha Henry (c.1768-1841) and served as presiding justice of the Stafford court for many years.  In 1788 Hancock Eustace was Cornet of a troop of cavalry in the 45th regiment of Virginia militia and was captain of the 1st Battalion of Light Infantry in 1796.