Thank you again for all of the wonderful information.I'm sorry to say I do not have information on John Hacker from Yeovil's parents.However I was on Google Books this week end and ran into some interesting information.
This is in a book of Surveys and Rentals in the County of Somerset dated 1548.
There are five Hacker's listed in the book, it may only be four people depending on Gyles and Giles being one person or two:
Page 139 "one burgage scituate in the Highestrete in the tenure of Gyles Hacker at the yearly rent of xiijs, iiiijd,pcell of this value aforesaid is graunted to this chauntrie but for terms of iiij yeres begynnyng at michelms ano R.R. E. iiij."
Page 314 "Richard Hacker holds by indenture half a rofoles tenement there with an orchard containing and acre, and xvij acres and a half of arable land and renders per annum xvjs.
The same holds two burgages lying in Quedamstrete with a garden to the same appertaining and renders per annum xijd."
Page 317 "John Hacker, junior hold a toft burgage there lying in South strete, and renders per annum xxd."
"John Hacker, senior holds a burgage with a garden and renders per annum xiijs,iiijd."
Page 318 "Giles Hacker holds a burgage situite in the High Strete there by divers persons by deed given to the use of the Chauntry aforesaid for the term of eighty years beginning at the beginning of the feast of Micheal archangel in the eighth year of the reigh of King Edward iiij and renders per annum xiijx,iiijd."
From this it is obvious that there were several Hackers living in the area where our John Hacker was born.
I've seen a lot of people try to link this family to William Hacker/Heckert b.1498 and d. 1527.He was from Dresden Saxony and died for religious reasons.but I haven't seen any proof to that being true.Yet!