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The Alcockís, Allcock's, Alicockís or Awlcocke's appear generally quite widespread in England going back 3-400 years. Locally around the Nantwich, Warmingham Sandbach area of Cheshire, England they also go back this far.

I have traced my line back in primary sources to a marriage of Ralph Allcock to Elizabeth Wilkinson in Warmingham Parish Church (St.Leonardís) in the year 1772 on the 25th October.His father was George Allcock of Leighton township in the Parish of Nantwich, which is close-by.

Although i have not found the Baptismal entry for Ralph around 1743 or 1753 yet. There are other entries which prove the link to George. George Allcock married Mary Sandb[i]ch on July 29th 1738, at Middlewich Parish Church their first child John was Baptised in December 1738.

entry 1
The Baptism of Sarah Allcock on 7th August 1796 states that Sarah is the daughter of Ralph Allcock of Warmingham, labourer, son of George Allcock of Leighton labourer. The mother is given as Margaret Jackson, (Ralph's second wife as Elizabeth had died in 1794)

entry 2
Another baptism on 30th July 1794 is for Mary daughter of Benjamin Palin of Leighton Sawyer son of John Palin of Warmingham Labourer, and Hannah daughter of [?] Bell of Elton. The mother is Hannah daughter of George Allcock of Leighton Labourer and Mary daughter of [?] Sandb[]ch of Occlestone labourer.

These two entries have been extremely valuable in proving the link to George. The entries give extra genealogy and are known generally as Dade Register entries. They are by no means common in Parishes but Warmingham Parish has a series of them around the late 1700's, after which they cease and revert to the normal minimal information entries.

The reason i have two possible birth years for Ralph is that there are two burials recorded for a Ralph Allcock in Warmingham Parish, one in 1806 aged 53 and another in 1823 aged 80. I am not yet able to distinguish the two yet. Warmingham Registers around the 1750's are of very poor quality and difficult to read.

I hope to link up my tree through George Allcock to a tree researched by a local researcher also tracing Al(l)cocks (there are numerous spellings). He has taken his line back to Thomas Allicocke marrying Margaret Sale in St.Mary's Parish Church Nantwich on 29th July 1665.I hope to show George is a descendent of Thomas Allicocke, and link my tree to his.

I currently have list of over 200 baptisms of Al(l)cocks 90 burials, 85 marriages, approx. 130 extracts of Al(l)cocks marriages from the Bertram-Merrell Marriage Index for Cheshire for 1701 to 1837 and approx. 120 references to Wills.
The task of gathering all this information has only just started and realising how big a task it could be I think Iíll stick to looking at central Cheshire.

The Family moved from being Agricultural Labourers at the middle of the 1700's around Warmingham to move into Sandbach as tradesmen as joiners, bricklayers. From there to the new town of Crewe with its growing Railway Works in the 1860's with its better salaries and possibly working conditions, but definitely the local town environment with street lighting and paved roads.

Keith Alcock 19th Feb 2013

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Updated February 19, 2013


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