Collection DX2 - Thomas Alcock: last will and testament

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Thomas Alcock: last will and testament


  • 1856 (Creation)

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1 photocopy

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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 ”habilitated' 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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Photocopy, gift of Mrs C.R. Sinclair

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Photocopy of the last will and testament of Thomas Alcock, dated 1856, leaving legacies to his children and his second wife, Ann. Executors were Thomas Lodywyk Crowther, surgeon, and John Regan, tanner.

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

When reusing this material, please cite the reference number and provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections”

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HE Mar2019




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