Alcock Family of Harbour Grace

An early 1771 reference to John Alcock at the very bottom of this page:


Mansfield Alcock plantation record in Harbour Grace:

784 Mansfield Alcock 90 yds. from E. to W. bounded on the E. by Robt.& Wm.Parsons, on the W. by Timothy Canty 200 yds. from the S. bounded on the S. by the woods.

Mansell Alcock will:

Note: the Mansell surname is associated with Guernsey

The Brown Family was from Jersey and originally Le Brun.

245  4 July 1705? Shepheard, Dolliffe, Browne, Eyre, Brooke, Cock, Renew, Brooking, Torriano, Hodges, Campbell [enclosed with above] “Copy of the proposal of Newfoundland Merchants.” The preservation of the colony in Newfoundland. In winter, the inhabitants are without military and civil regulations and are exposed to French attacks. They propose to choose among them one chief magistrate and one or more constables. Other instructions and procedures are laid out in relation to the founding of a judicial system in St. John’s, Consumption, Trinity, and Bonavista. More store houses should be prepared in St. John’s.

Note: La Cocq was a Jersey name

Seary: John Cock, of Musketta (now Bristol’s Hope), 1782 (CO 199.18);

This seems to have been transcribed as Cox in a posted Plantation Record:

795 – Thomas Neagle 50 yds.from E. to W. bounded on the E. by Wm. Simmonds on the West by Jas. Cowan 194 yds. from H.W.M. to the S. bounded on the S. by the woods 1 Stage 2 Flakes 3 Gardens 1 Meadow. Southside, Musketta, Purchased from John Cox for £-

Possibly same as above

Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 1, 1574-1660. Originally published by Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, London, 1860.

Alcock, John, petition of, 284

1638? 130. Petition of John Whiting, Thomas Marsfield, Edward Hopkins, and John Alcock and others, planters at Connecticut, in New England, to the Privy Council. Set forth that the plantations in New England are in great distress for want of provisions, especially butter and cheese, through the improvidence of those who went over to plant last year, and who have lived at the charge of the country ever since; and the planters in the new plantation of Connecticut in particular, who, by reason of the hardslips they endured in the old plantation, removed thence in hopes of better accommodation, but the river being barred, they are deprived of supplies enjoyed by others. Through the restraint of transporting provisions they can have no relief, neither from the old planters at the Bay, who have not a competency for themselves. Pray for licence to export to Connecticut 200 firkins of butter, 50 weight of cheese, 400 dozen pair of shoes, and six dozen of tanned hides, without which the planters, to the number of 3,000, must fall into extreme misery. Endorsed, “Denyed.”