Person:George Alcock (1)

George Alcock
b.Abt 1587
m. by abt 1626
  1. Ann Alcock1617 - 1692
  2. Dr. John Alcock1626/7 - 1667
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 Unknown
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.[4] 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."[5]

  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; 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, ..."

  3.   Patricia Law Hatcher, in National Genealogical Society quarterly. (Washington, District of Columbia: National Genealogical Society), 85:195-219, 1997.

    Patricia Law Hatcher (After the Great Migration was published) discovered the bp of George's son John 21 Jan 1626 at St. Margaret, Leicester, Leicestershire. A possible second son by George by his first wife – Thomas Alcock bp Nov 1628 Bulkington, Warwickshire. Then Samuel with the second wife as before. So one possible new son. Anderson reviews her work in Winthrop Fleet and agrees with it and states that Patricia Law Hatcher “disproved the supposed connection to the gentry family of Sibbertoft, Warwickshire.” George was a stockman and butcher and never a doctor. George Alcock never attended St. John’s College at Cambridge. George's birth was likely 1601 far too early to have been the student at Cambridge as “most men were in the their mid-teens at matriculation.” And she tightens the dates when he returned to England (twice).

  4. Anderson, citing NEHGR 97:205
  5. 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