Thomas Alcock

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Thomas Alcock

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1799-1856

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Thomas Alcock, born Dublin, Ireland, a shoemaker and later pawnbroker of Hobart, married Honora McGowan, age 16, in 1829 and had two children Sarah, born 1830 and Thomas born 1831. Honora died in 1833 and in 1835 Thomas married Ann McShane. They were married in New Norfolk, using 'their own Christian but their maternal surnames (ie Thomas Byrne and Ann Davey) but their marriage was ‚ÄĚhabilitated' in the Catholic Church on 19 November 1838, when Ann (daughter of Michael McShane) was 23. They had several other children: John, Ann ( 1841 ) , Martha ( 1844), Mary Helena (1847), Christopher Francis (1849), George (1852) Norbert Thomas (1857). Thomas Alcock had a pawnbroker's business in Liverpool Street, and property in New Town and South Hobart. He was a church warden and trustee of St. Joseph's Church from about 1840 until 1844.

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