Facts and Events
He was a butcher by trade in the New World, but he attached St. John's at Cambridge in 1622.
The Roxbury Church Records tell us that George came with the "first company Anno 1630." He left his only son in England with his wife, who died soon after he immigrated. He was a deacon at Dorchester, then Roxbury. He returned twice to England, and brought back his son John, as well as a second wife, with whom he had another son, Samuel. He died in late December 1640 ("10th month') and "left a good savor behind him, the poor of the church bewailing his loss."
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 George Alcock, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).
Migration: 1630. Origin: Unknown. First Residence: Roxbury
Birth: By about 1605 based on birthdate of first son in 1626/7.
Death: Buried Roxbury 30 Dec 1640 [RVR MS 96]
- Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862).
1:21; ALCOCK; GEORGE; "GEORGE, Roxbury, came in
the fleet with Govr. Winthrop 1630, with his w. a sis. of Rev. Thomas Hooker, but leav. only s. at home, desir. adm. as freem. 19 Oct. of that yr. and was rec. 18 May foll. Bef. the gather. of ch. at R. he was deac. at Dorchester, and ... same or foll. visit got sec. w. Elizabeth by wh. he had Samuel, b. 16 Apr. 1637, H. C. 1659; and at his d. a. 30 Dec. 1640, the ch. rec. says he "left a good savor behind him, the poor of the ch. much bewailing his loss." Of his will, made ten days bef. an abstr. may be read in Geneal. Reg. II. 104. His ..."
1:21-22; ALCOCK; JOHN 2 of 3; "JOHN, Roxbury, s. of George of the same, b. in Eng. early in 1627, H. C. 1646, was a physician, but after leav. coll. went to Hartford, prob. on call of his uncle Hooker, to teach a sch. some time. He m. Sarah, d. of Richard Palsgrave of Charlestown, had Joanna, wh. d. soon after b. 5 Aug. or Sept. 1649; ..."
1:22; ALCOCK; SAMUEL 2 of 2; "SAMUEL, Boston, youngest s. of George of Roxbury, was a physician, m. 24 Mar. 1668, Sarah, d. of John Stedman, and wid. of John Brackett of Cambridge, had four cb. ea. of wh. d. at few weeks old, and lie bur. near him. He was freem. 1676, and d. 1677, on 16 Mar. as says the gr. stone, or 17, by Hammond's Diary; ..."
1:22; ALCOCK; THOMAS 1 of 2; "THOMAS, Boston, br. of George, came, no doubt, in the fleet with Winthrop for his number in the list of ch. mem. is 46, by w. Margery had Mary, bapt. 3 Nov. 1635, d. young; Elizabeth 10 Dec. 1637, d. soon; rem. to Dedham, there had Elizabeth again, b. 4 Oct. 1638; Sarah, 28 Dec. 1639; Hannah, 20 May 1642; ..."
2:35-36; DENGAYNE or DINGHAM; HENRY; "HENRY, Watertown, a physician, had grants of ld. in Feb. and June 1637, as Francis, in his Hist. Sketch, 132, tells. He m. Apr. 1641, Elizabeth wid. of deac. George Alcock, and d. of apoplexy, 8 Dec. 1645, as Roxbury ch. rec. tells."
2:459-460; HOOKER; THOMAS 1 of 2; "... assist William Ames at Rotterdam, thinking however to come over to us. One of our earliest sett. George Alcock had m. his sis. and of course he felt the attraction. Privately he got passage in the Griffin, with Rev. Samuel Stone, and our great John Cotton, arr. at Boston 3 Sept. 1633, next mo. sett. at Cambridge, ..."
- ↑ Anderson, citing NEHGR 97:205
- ↑ Anderson, citing RChR 76.
| The Winthrop Fleet (1630)
| The Winthrop Fleet brought over 700 colonists to establish a new colony at Massachusetts Bay. The fleet consisted of eleven ships: the Arbella flagship with Capt Peter Milburne, the Ambrose, the Charles, the Mayflower, the Jewel, the Hopewell, The Success, the Trial, the Whale, the Talbot and the William and Francis.
| Sailed: ||April and May 1630 from Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, England
| Arrived: ||June and July 1630 at Salem, Massachusetts
| Previous Settlers: ||The Higginson Fleet (1629)