Dea. George Alcock

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George Alcock

Birthdate: (35)
Birthplace: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Death: December 30, 1640 (35)
Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Alcocke and Elizabeth "Alice" Alcock
Husband of Anne? Alcock and Elizabeth Dingham
Father of Dr. John Alcock and Dr. Samuel Alcock
Brother of Elizabeth Whitehead and Thomas Alcock

Occupation: butcher, livestock merchant
Managed by: Jeremy Jed Lyman
Last Updated:

About Dea. George Alcock


  • Born: in England. Died: at Roxbury, Mass., December 30th 1640.
  • Will: December 22d 1640.


  1. Anne ? Hooker ( d 1631 ), married by 1626 in England. Her first name is uncertain. Sister of Rev Hooket
    1. John Alcock b 1626 in England
  2. Elizabeth in England ;she married again, April 1641, Henry Dingham, of Watertown, Mass., a surgeon.
    1. Samuel Alcock b Apr 16 1637 in Roxbury

brief biography

George Alcock (1605 - 1640), son of John Alcock (1550 - 1610) and Alice Alrich (1568 - 1633), was born 25 March 1605 in Cambridge, England; and died at the age of 35 on 30 December 1640 in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. George Alcock married Anne Hooker, sister of Reverend Thomas E. Hooker II, before 1626 in England.

They came to America in 1630 aboard the Arbella, with the Winthrop Fleet. George Alcock was made Freeman on 18 May 1631 and became a Deacon of the Dorchester church , but soon became member number 51 of the new church at Rocksbrough (present Roxbury), Massachusetts. He raised livestock and was a butcher. He made two return visits to England between 1630 and 1640, bringing back his son John and a wife with whom he had his second son, Samuel.

From Descent of Comfort Sands and of His Children, with Notes on the Families of Ray, Thomas, Guthrie, Alcock, Palgrave, Cornell, Dodge, Hunt, Jessup (Google eBook) Temple Prime De Vinne Press, 1886 - Genealogy - 91 pages. Page 57:

Account of George Alcock.

He was a physician [SIC: not a physician] at Roxbury, who came over in the fleet with Governor Winthrop in 1630, bringing with him his first wife, who died not long afterwards; applied for admission as freeman October 19th 1630, admitted as such May 18th 1631; deacon at Dorchester; representative at the first court held May 14th 1634, as well as on other occasions, deacon at Roxbury. He went back to England to bring his son John to America, and during this visit, or the next, he married his second wife. The church record on the occasion of his death, says: "He left a good name behind him, the poor of the church much bewailing his loss."

His homestead in Roxbury, consisting of 5 acres, was situated on the south side of Bartlett street, near Lambert, having Thomas Dudley on the north, John Dane on the south, a highway on the east and the meeting-house common on the west; it passed to the heirs of Joshua Lamb, who married May Alcock, his granddaughter. He also owned 20 acres of upland and marsh on the east side of the Neck, extending from the line near the "Bull pasture" to the burying-ground; this also passed to the representatives of his granddaughter, Mrs. Lamb

The colonists who settled at Roxbury came mostly from London and its vicinity and from Nazing, a village in Essex; a few came from the West of England; they were people of substance, many of them farmers, none being of the poorer sort.


Abstract of Will of George Alcock. (gen. Reg. n. 104.) 22 day 11th, called December, Anno Domini 1640.

The last "Will & Testament wch I George Alcock of Roxbury in N: E: doe make, havinge yet my perfect vnderstandinge and memory according to the measure thereof.

Debts to be paid both in owld England & in new. My debt of 40£. to my sonne John, woi I have of his in my hands.— Wife to have £100, to be paid her in whatsoever she shall chuse.— Brother Thomas Alcocke of Dedham all that he oweth me, & my Heifer w0" is wth calfe, wh came of the great Cow, if my goodes will howld out, else he shall have only hir Calfe, & I give his 2 children each of them To our brother Edward Porter, 20 bushles of Indian Come, & to our brother Chandler, the monye he oweth me.— To Elizabeth Blandfeild 2', she shall (be) put forth where she may be well educated.— To my servant Joseph Wise, my young heifer, & the rest of his time, from after mid-somer next.— To my servant, John Plimton, his time from after midsomer, for 5l — My youngest sone shall have the silver bowles, & my wife the silver spoons.— My house and lands to be improved for the best, for the education of my children, and the half e of ye revenue of the farme shall be to educate my sone John in learninge, together wtb the wisest improvement of his 40'—The other half to educate sone Samuell, for 7 yeares, beginning from y 1st daye of ye 11 month, called January, about w011 time expired, my sone John will be 21 yeares of age.— Part of the debts to my brother Carwithy be layde out on the 2 Cowes I had of Mr Perkins.— My lovinge brethren, Phillip Eliot & William Park be my executors. My brother Mr Hooker, Mr Welde, Mr Eliot, Isaac Heath to overseers.

George Alcocke. Witnesses Tho Welde Thorn Alcocke (28) 11: 1640.


Date and place of birth have also been (erroneously?) reported to be the following:

  • 1586 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts
  • circa 1587 / before 1588 at Impington, Cambridgeshire, England
  • March 25, 1605 at Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
  • circa 1676 at London, Middlesex? (now Greater London), England



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Dea. George Alcock's Timeline

April 22, 1592
March 25, 1605
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
January 1, 1627
Age 21
Leicester, Leicestershire, England
April 16, 1637
Age 32
Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, USA
December 30, 1640
Age 35
Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
December 30, 1640
Age 35
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
April 12, 1972
Age 35