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William Henry Alcock

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Henry Alcock
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1769
Occupation: Soldier
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Political prisoner
Convicted at: Ireland, Waterford
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Minerva
Departure date: 24th August, 1799
Arrival date: 11th January, 1800
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 233 other convicts


Primary source: http://srwww.records.nsw.gov.au Memoirs Of Joseph Holt Vol11 published 1832 Page(s)29-32 Burkes Irish Family Records: Alcock Family page 5 http://colsec.records.nsw.gov.au http://trove.nla.gov.au/
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Eric Harry Daly on 28th December, 2012 wrote:

William Henry Alcock was a Captain in the British Army. He was born 1769, the child of Henry Alcock and Elizabeth Katherine Ussher, his grandfather was Colonel William Alcock and his grandmother the Hon, Mary Loftus. Related to the Loftus’s in my tree.
Although William Henry Alcock was a british Army Officer he fought with the Irish Rebels in 1798, his brother inlaw was another Irish Rebel Dr o’ Conner. The General of the Rebel’s was Joseph Holt who made a comment on both William Henry Alcock and his wife, Available to download here pages 29 to 32. and for Irish Rebel Historians contains important information.

Records From NSW:
ALCOCK, William Henry. Per “Minerva”, 1800; Assistant Engineer and Artillery Officer (pre 1810); Inspector of the Streets of Sydney; Superintendent of Government Factory at Parramatta (in 1814)


Deputy Colonial Engineer. Received absolute pardon from Lieutenant Governor Foveaux (Reel 6001; SZ760 p.133b)

1809 May 24

On list of all grants and leases of town allotments registered in the Colonial Secretary’s Office (Fiche 3268; 9/2731 p.218)


Assistant Engineer. Reference to in memorial of Edward Quin (Fiche 3008; 4/1822 No.269)

1810 Jan

Memorial (Fiche 3001; 4/1821 No.2)

1810 Jan 3

On list of persons holding civil and military employment at Sydney and settlements adjacent; as former Assistant Engineer and Artillery Officer (Fiche 3300; 2/8332 p.2)

1810 Jul 31

Juror at inquest on William Bowen held at Sydney (Reel 6021; 4/1819 p.29)

1810 Aug 7

Re instruction to survey new bridge leading to Orphan School (Reel 6002; 4/3490C p.149)

1810 Aug 17

Appointed to superintend construction and repair of streets and bridges in Sydney (Reel 6038; SZ758 p.86)

1811 Jan 19-1815 Jan 28

His salary as Inspector of the Streets of Sydney paid from Police Fund (Reel 6038; SZ758 pp.164, 278, 427, 517 & SZ759 p.35)


On list of convicts who have received absolute pardons [Mar 1811] (Fiche 3292; 4/6974.1 p.78)

1811 Sep 26

Juror at inquest on John Lloyd held at Sydney; appears as Allcock (Reel 6043; 4/1726 pp.253-4)

1811 Oct 26

His salary as Superintendent of Public Roads paid from the Police Fund (Reel 6038; SZ758 p.252)

1813 Feb 14

Report on a survey of the Government Stores at Parramatta (Reel 6043; 4/1728 p.349)

1813 Jul 31; 1814 Aug 6

Paid from Police Fund for street improvements and supply of lime at Parramatta (Reel 6038; SZ758 pp.399-400, 514)

1814 Jan 8

Appointed to act as Superintendent of Government Factory at Parramatta (Reel 6038; SZ758 p.447)

1814 Jun 11,13

On lists of settlers to receive cattle from the Government Herds on credit (Reel 6038, SZ758 p.498; Reel 6044, 4/1730 p.154a)

1814 Jul 2

On return of horned cattle issued from the Government Herds between 8 May 1814 and 9 Jan 1819; listed as Henry Allcock (Reel 6048; 4/1742 p.41)

1814 Nov 18

Dismissed from the services of Government for fraudulent & improper conduct (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.374)

1815 Jan 28

Paid from the Police Fund for improvements to the streets in Sydney & Parramatta (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.31)

1816 Oct 30

Juror at inquest on John Donahoo held at Sydney (Reel 6021; 4/1819 p.171)

1816 Nov 20,21

Permitted to become a settler at Port Dalrymple; to receive 100 acres of land and other indulgences (Reel 6005; 4/3495 pp.288, 290)

1819 Jan 9

On list of persons indebted for cattle received from the Government Herds between 8 May 1814 & 9 Jan 1819; listed as Henry Allcock (Reel 6048; 4/1742 p.29)

1819 Apr 30

On return of persons indebted to Government for cattle issued from the Government Herds, to be paid for in kind (Reel 6048; 4/1742 p.258)

1822 Apr 15, May

On lists of persons indebted to the Crown for livestock issued from the Government Herds & Flocks; listed as Henry Allcock (Reel 6052; 4/1753 pp.117, 120)


In index to land grants in Van Diemen’s Land; listed as J H Allcock (Fiche 3262; 4/438 p.3)

Eric Harry Daly on 29th December, 2012 wrote:

The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser: Saturday 18 August 1810

Government House, Sydney   Wednesday 17th August 1810   His Excellency the Governor has been pleased   to appoint Mr William Henry Alcock to superintend and direct the making, constructing   and repairing the streets, highways and bridges within the Town of Sydney. The working parties now employed for this Purpose are to obey such orders as Mr Alcock may find it necessary to give them ; and he will receive his instructions   from Time to Time from the Governor or   Lieutenant Governor.  
By Command of His Excellency
J.T. Campbell, Sec.  
Government House Sydney

Convict Changes History

Eric Harry Daly on 28th December, 2012 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 99 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1769, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

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