The ALCOCK Family of York, York, ME

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SGT. JOHN ALCOCK (d. 1671/5) of York, York, Maine m. Elizabeth Unknown
SARAH ALCOCK m. John Giddings 2

Generation 1

SGT. JOHN ALCOCK (d. 1671/5) of York

Parents: Unknown

John Alcock died between 1671 and 6 Jul 1675. He married Elizabeth Unknown. [Ref]

John Alcock purchased a homestead at Georgiana (York) from William Hooke on 16 Jun 1643. [Ref] On 30 Jun 1647 he was sued by Edward Godfrey on behalf of Sir Fernando Gorges for a debt of £50. He acknowleded owing this and the suit was dismissed. [Ref] He was on the grand jury in 1649. [Ref] He signed the submission of Maine at York in 1652. [Ref] In 1656 he was granted land in Georgiana. [Ref] He was chosen sargeant of the train band of York in 1659. [Ref] He had town grants in the bordering town of Kittery in 1659 and 1669. [Ref] In 1671, as an early settler of York, he received 210 acres there. [Ref] On 6 Jul 1675 administration on his estate was granted to his eldest son Joseph Alcock, Rev. Shubal Dummer and Richard Banks. [Ref]

Children of John Alcock and Elizabeth Unknown:

  1. Sgt. Joseph Alcock died before 2 Oct 1678. [Ref] He married Abigail Unknown; she later married Unknown Rowley. [Ref] Joseph was sargeant of the militia in 1659. [Ref]
  2. Mary Alcock married John Twisden of York. [Ref]
  3. Capt. Job Alcock was lieutenant of the militia in 1671. [Ref] He was a magistrate under the authority of Massachusetts in 1678. [Ref] He was a captain in 1681. [Ref] He was a Councillor of New Hampshire about 1688. [Ref] He was Assistant Judge of the Superior Court of Pleas in New Hampshire in 1697. [Ref]
  4. Elizabeth Alcock died after 1692. [Ref] She married Richard Banks. [Ref][Ref] Richard was an immigrant to New England and an early settler of York. [Ref] He died in 1692 and may have been a victim of the Indian massacre of 25 Jan 1691/2 when 137 inhabitants of York were killed or carried captive to Canada. [Ref] Elizabeth and Richard had four sons. [Ref]
  5. Hannah Alcock married George Snell. [Ref][Ref gives only the last name]
  6. Sarah Alcock married first John Giddings 2 . She married second Henry Herrick.
  7. Lydia Alcock married Rev. Shubael Dummer. [Ref]
  8. Samuel Alcock may be a son or brother of John Alcock. [Ref]

Generation 2


Parents: John Alcock and Elizabeth Unknown

Sarah Alcock married first John Giddings 2 of Ipswich. [Ref] She married second, as his second wife, Henry Herrick about 1692. [Ref] Henry, the son of Henry Herrick and Edith Laskin, was baptised on 16 Jan 1639/40 in the First Church in Salem. [Ref] He married first Lydia Unknown about 1633. [Ref]

Sarah Giddings received £31 20s. from her father John Alock's estate. [Ref]


Anderson, Robert Charles, The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Vol. 3, Boston, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003.

Banks, Charles, "The Alcock Family of Maine," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 36, 1882, 400.

Banks, Charles, "The Bank(e)s Family of Maine," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 44, 1890, 258.

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