Mary Alcock: Birth: 15 AUG 1652 in Roxbury Village (Suffolk) Massachusetts Bay Colony. Death: 9 OCT 1700 in Roxbury Village (Suffolk) Province of Massachusetts Bay
Note: 1627c: John Alcock was born. "New England Marriages Prior to 1700" compiled by Clarence Almon Torrey; p. 7; Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.; Baltimore, Maryland; 1985 (974.0 NEa/Marriage SCGS) 1630c: Dr. John Douglas Alcock came over in the fleet with Winthrop from Stepney (Middlesex) England, bringing with him his wife and his daughters, Mary and Sarah. Winthrop Fleet passengers were motivated to make their move by their need to "practice their religion free from the persecution of the Crown Church of England." 1646c: John Alcock was graduated at Harvard College. 1647-48: He taught school at Hartford, this probably under the in influence of his mother's brother, the Reverend Thomas Hooker, who was settled there. 1652, November 12: He was freeman at Roxbury, Massachusetts. 1657c: He established himself as a physician at Roxbury, but subsequently removed to Boston and he was employed on public service to locate grants of land; as a retribution, he received a grant of land of one thousand acres, now included in the town of Marlborough and known as "The Farm". He had also other grants of land; he owned land on Boston Neck, at Dorchester, on the Assabet River, in Stow, and the estate known as the "Williams Place" in Scituate, near the harbor; he was identified with the settlement of Block Island. 1666, May 10: The Last Will and Testament of Dr. John Alcock was dated. He left to Jonathan Mitchel, of Cambridge, the charge of his books and manuscripts to be kept for his sons, those two that are desirous to be scholars (the library consisted of over a hundred volumes, including Homer, Hesiod, Aristotle, Plutarch, Horace, and Don Quixote, besides numerous volumes and folios of medical texts); also the Summe of �0-40-00 to buy him a ring to wear for my sake; to the church of Christ in Roxbury the sum of �3-00-00 to buy them a good wine bowl. (Suffolk County Records) 1667c: John Alcock died, age 40 years. "New England Marriages Prior to 1700" compiled by Clarence Almon Torrey; p. 7; Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.; Baltimore, Maryland; 1985 (974.0 NEa/Marriage SCGS) 1667, May 15: In answer to a petition in behalf of the children and the estate, it was ordered by the General Court, "that Captain William Davis and Lieutenant Jn. Hell take the best care they cann of the children and family, in disposing of them to such friends, or otherwise providing for them as they may, and preparing all things concerning that estate between this and the next County Court for Suffolke." "Sibley's Harvard Graduates" by John Langdon Sibley; Massachusetts Historical Society; Boston, Massachusetts (929.11 H2601S, V.18, 1772-1774 ACPL) 1678, October: In answer to the petition of Zachariah Whitman, JOSHUA LAMBE and John Alcock, children and heirs of the estate of the late Mr. John Alcock, phisition, humbly desirng liberty to exchange a parcill of land assigned to their brother Palsgrave Alcoks, with a like quantity and goodness from Joseph Dudley, Esquire, the Court grants their petition and allows them liberty for the said exchange. "Thomas Lamb of Roxbury, Massachusetts" by Patricia C. Lamb from "The American Genealogist" 1980 (Per SCGS) Additional Resources: 1) "A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England" by James Savage; The Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.; Baltimore, Maryland; 1981 (929.274 S264 LAPL) (NE Sec. SR)
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