Person:George Alcock (1)

George Alcock
b.Abt 1587
m. by abt 1626
  1. Ann Alcock1617 - 1692
  2. Dr. John Alcock1626/7 - 1667
  • HGeorge AlcockAbt 1587 - 1640
  • W.  Elizabeth (add)
m. by 1637
  1. Samuell Alcock1637 - 1677
Facts and Events
Name George Alcock
Gender Male
Birth[1] Abt 1587
Marriage by abt 1626 to Ann Hooker
Marriage by 1637 Englandto Elizabeth (add)
Will[1] 22 Dec 1640 Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Burial[1] 30 Dec 1640 Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

He was a butcher by trade in the New World, but he attached St. John's at Cambridge in 1622.[3] 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."[4]

  1. 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]

  2.   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.

    "GEORGE, Roxbury, came in the fleet with Govr. Winthrop 1630, with his 2. 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 his w. d. the first seas. He was a physician, rep. at the first ct. 14 May 1634, and after, as well as deac. for Roxbury ch. He went home to bring his s. John, and at the 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 wid. in Apr. foll. m. Henry Dingham, or Dengham, or Dengayne, a surgeon of Watertown."

  3. Anderson, citing NEHGR 97:205
  4. 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)

  Passengers: Winthrop wrote to his wife just before they set sail that there were seven hundred passengers. Six months after their arrival, Thomas Dudley wrote to Bridget Fiennes, Countess of Lincoln and mother of Lady Arbella and Charles Fiennes, that over two hundred passengers had died between their landing April 30 and the following December, 1630.
  Selected leaders and prominent settlers: Gov. John Winthrop - Richard Saltonstall - Isaac Johnson - Gov. Thomas Dudley - Gov. William Coddington - William Pynchon - William Vassall - John Revell - Robert Seely - Edward Convers - Gov. Simon Bradstreet - John Underhill - William Phelps

  Resources: The Winthrop Society - The Winthrop Fleet (Wikipedia) - Anderson's Winthrop Fleet