Alcock, Catherine

Female 1610 - 1680  (70 years)


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  • Name Alcock, Catherine 
    Born 1610  Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Find A Grave Memorial 34284772 
    Died 20 Jul 1680  Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 20 Jul 1680  Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I32691  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 

    Family Belcher, Gregory,   b. 30 Mar 1606, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1674, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 11 Dec 1627  Manchester, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Belcher, Samuel,   b. 24 Aug 1637, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1679, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F11164  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1610 - Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Dec 1627 - Manchester, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Jul 1680 - Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 20 Jul 1680 - Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Belcher, Geregory and Catherine Alcock Marriage Record
    Belcher, Geregory and Catherine Alcock Marriage Record

    Family Crest
    Alcock Family Crest
    Alcock Family Crest
    This is a very English name, coming from a diminutive of various male personal names beginning with "Al", particularly Alan, Albert, Alban and Alexander, with the popular medieval suffix "cock", from the Olde English pre 7th Century "cocc", Middle English (1200 - 1500) "cok", used here as a nickname from the bird. The application of the nickname could be for various reasons, it was most often used for a young lad who strutted around in a pert and aggressive manner, and as such soon became a generic name for young men, and was added to the short forms of many medieval names, such as Allcock, Hancock and Hiscock. The nickname may also have applied to an early riser or to a natural leader. The name can be spelt Allcock or Alcock. Recordings from London Church Registers include the marriage of John Alcock and Agnes White on October 4th 1545, at St. Mary Magdalene's, Old Fish Street, and the christening of Dorothie, daughter of Thomas Alcock, on June 16th 1550, at St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Alexander Alecoc, which was dated 1275, in the "Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire", during the reign of King Edward 1, known as "The Hammer of the Scots", 1272 - 1307. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

  • Notes 
    • HER WILL IS LISTED 1680 MENTIONING LAST 4 CHILDREN:
      THE GENEALOGY DICTIONARY OF FIRST SETTLERS OF NEW ENGLAND DOES NOT STATE HER SURNAME:
      SEVERAL PLACES HAVE THIS GREGORY LISTED AS MARRIED TO: CATHERINE ALLCOCK

      Her will dated 3 sep 1679 and proven 20 july 1680, gives to son Josiah a cow, "if he molest not my son Moses in his present dwelling and possessions"; to son John a cow and a horse; to daughters Elizabeth Gilbert and Mary Marsh and Grandaughter Mary marsh, some household effects; to son Moses (who hath all his life carried himself so dutifully to myself and his Father) the great bible and the whole house and land he now posesses which I declare his Father gave him."
      Son Moses Belcher and Alexander Marsh executors:
      On 9 July 1680 Josiah Belcher entered a caveat against the probate of any will said to be made by his late mother Catherine Belcher of Braintree, widow, deceased until he be present.(suffolk co. Probate) It does not appear that the contest was made over the estate.
      Children:
      1..Josiah Belcher
      2..John Belcher
      3..Samuel Belcher
      4..Mary Belcher
      5..Joseph Belcher
      6..Gregory Belcher: this Gregory in question whether he is their son: not mentioned in will of mother: but is listed in several sources of good standing as their son:
      7..Moses Belcher
      8..Elizabeth Belcher

  • Sources 
    1. [S167] FindAGrave, (Name: www.findagrave.com;).
      Record for Catherine Belcher

    2. [S655] Warwickshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials,1535-1812, Warwickshire Record Office; Warwick, England; Warwickshire Anglican Registers; Roll: Engl 2 1043; Document Reference: DR 130.