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From: "Glynis Millett-Clay" <>
Subject: Re: [ZA-IB] LOWER ALBANY CHRONICLE - COCK, HODGSKIN, HEIDEMAN, CLAYTON, EMSLIE, DYASON, ERITH, OSLER, PARKIN, SEPHTON - PART ONE & TWO
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2006 20:47:58 +0200
Hi Colleen and Debbie,
Does your William COCK come from Cornwall at all?
I have quite a bit on my William COCK whose descendants are Nicholas COCK &
John COCK, however I only know of my gt grandfathers William COCK whose
branch came out to SA in 1902 but do not know of siblings of John or
I have some info dating back to1799 when John COCK married Margaret EVA in
1799. Would like info on his siblings. John & Margaret's son was Nicholas
COCK born 1814 and would like to know his siblings as well and if they came
out to South Africa in 1820.
Glynis MILLETT-CLAY (nee COCK).
----- Original Message -----
From: "Debbie Nelson" <>
Sent: Thursday, March 09, 2006 1:47 PM
Subject: RE: [ZA-IB] LOWER ALBANY CHRONICLE - COCK, HODGSKIN, HEIDEMAN,
CLAYTON, EMSLIE, DYASON, ERITH, OSLER, PARKIN, SEPHTON - PART ONE & TWO
> Hi Colleen
> PART ONE
> "9 June 1820: Another batch of about four hundred Settlers began to arrive
> in Lower Albany. The party led by Captain Alexander BIGGAR, 85th Regiment,
> was outspanned at Reed River Post awaiting final direction. Other parties
> follow were those under James ERITH, George DYASON, William COCK, Charles
> HYMAN and Ben-jamin OSLER. Also, at Reed River Post, by mistake, was a
> under John PARKIN and a portion of Heze-kiah SEPHTON's party. They were to
> be moved by the next available wagons. DYASON's party was located on the
> Torrens River, at Lushington Valley, although it was originally intended
> share Theunis BOTHA's former loan-place with William WAIT's party. F.
> JORDAAN was occupying land just north of the source of the stream next
> of Kowie River, which had been named Rufane River. William COCK had
> the party recruited by John HAWKINS."
> "24 September 1820: The Reverend William SHAW baptised Jane, daughter of
> Robert EMSLIE, and Loveday, daughter of William COCK, at Green Fountain
> where Richard WALKER was leader of the local Wesleyan Methodists."
> "16 October 1820: Benjamin WARDEN asked for a Colonial Pass. His
> was supported by William COCK, who had left his location and was now
> at Grahamstown."
> PART TWO
> "31 March 1829: At Reed Fountain a Service was held at which the Reverend
> BARKER preached and the Reverend John AYLIFF offered prayers. Afterward,
> William COCK laid the Foundation Stone of Zoar Church. ...Subscriptions
> come from members of the Church of England as well as from the Wesleyan
> people. It was of brick, 38 feet by 18 feet."
> "15 September 1830: Port Frances Chapel land was transferred to the
> following Trustees: William LEE, William COCK, James POWELL, William
> MATTHEWS, James WEEKS, and Joseph WALKER."
> "30 April 1836: William COCK had stayed for a month with his family at the
> Port Frances Customs House. While there, George HODGSKIN of Heideman,
> Hodgskin and Company, Grahamstown, visited him."
> "1 December 1838: George HODGSKIN had proposed that his firm (William
> HEIDEMAN, George HODGSKIN, Isaac CLAYTON and William COCK), trading as
> Heideman, Cock and Company, should consider re-opening Port Frances,
> purchasing as much land as possible in the vicinity of the port as the
> step. The partners agreed."
> "7 September 1839: Henry Cloete proposed a Bill for the re-opening of Port
> Frances. It recorded that Heideman, Cock and Company, partners including
> George HODGSKIN and William COCK, would undertake to render the
> accessible to vessels drawing 8' of water, and would construct a wharf;
> they would be able to levy a tonnage of 5/- per ton on ships, and wharfage
> dues on cargo. The proceeds were first to be used for maintaining the
> then for paying the sums advanced by them, with interest at 10%. Any
> was to be paid to the Treasury. The partners were to grant land to the
> Government for the erection of stores, and for a road to the wharf. The
> Ordinance would have a period of fifteen years."
> "6 February 1840: Heideman, Cock and Company advertised folr more
> for the harbour works at Port Frances. The work was under the technical
> direction of Stephen GRADWELL."
> "30 April 1840: Heideman, Cock and Company had bought Glenfillan and
> Grove from William HIDDINGH of Cape Town."
> "30 July 1840: Then partnership of Heideman, Cock and Company was about to
> be dissolved."
> "12 August 1840: Frederick PHILIPPS again offered Wolf's Crag for sale,
> half of Holling Grove bounded on its north by the portion purchased by
> George HODGSKIN and William COCK."
> "29 September 1840: William COCK took transfer of the land on the right
> of the Kowie River between the cove and the bifurcation of the river."
> "31 December 1840: William COCK had arranged for a house to be started on
> the right bank at Port Frances."
> PART THREE& FOUR TO CONTINUE IN NEXT MAIL
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Colleen Thorne [mailto:]
> Sent: 07 March 2006 03:37
> Subject: Re: [ZA-IB] LOWER ALBANY CHRONICLE - LOOKUPS OFFERED
> Hi Debbie
> My children are descended from William COCK who married Elizabeth Mary
> through his son Cornelius who married Letitia Elizabeth SMITH. Their
> daughter Lydia COCK married Henry Pringle ASHTON. Lydia's daughter Amy
> ASHTON is my childrens Gran.
> Anything on these families would be very much appreciated.
> What I do know so far is William had a lot to do with Port Alfred.
> Kind regards
> Colleen Thorne
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