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From: "valerie" <>
Subject: Re: [ZA-EC] Re: [ZA-IB] LOWER ALBANY CHRONICLE - COCK, HODGSKIN, HEIDEMAN, CLAYTON, EMSLIE, DYASON, ERITH, OSLER, PARKIN, SEPHTON - PART ONE & TWO
Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2006 19:08:57 +0200
References: <200603091150.k29BoNCX030002@mail.rootsweb.com> <00a201c643a9$fd7ed6c0$b306d0c4@kwikmark21481d> <000d01c645f3$06cdadf0$e33cd0c4@Computer1>
If you have photos of the old churches in Port Alfred I would love some
copies. My McLaine (McLean) family married there and most of the children
were born in Port Frances. Donald McLean worrked in Port Alfred for most of
his life. I am also looking for info on the various "boarding houses. etc"
Valerie Jean de Kock
(012) 361 6246 or 082 831 0698
P.O. Box 32545,
Researching : Amm; Attwell; Berrington; Bowles; BUTT - direct family;Croft;
Deacon; Emslie; Futter; Gardner; Gilfilan; GRAVETT direct family; Gush,
Hall; Harvey;HILL; Impey; Jakins; Jennings (Thanks to Alice Zimmerman) Kent;
LAKE - direct family; LONG family; MACLAINE, MCLEAN, MCDOUGALL - direct
family; McGillivray; McLuckie, Matthews; Newcombe; PARKIN (married into
GRAVETT family) PICKSTOCK - direct family; Scheepers (Opposing views as to
who should have been given the Royal Humane Society Medal - it was rightly
given to Charles BUTT; Short; Smith;Talbot; Wainwright; Wedderburn (one of
the 1st generation of Gravett sisters married) Wilmot;
----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Bailes" <>
Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2006 6:33 PM
Subject: Re: [ZA-EC] Re: [ZA-IB] LOWER ALBANY CHRONICLE - COCK, HODGSKIN,
HEIDEMAN, CLAYTON, EMSLIE, DYASON, ERITH, OSLER, PARKIN, SEPHTON - PART ONE
> Hi Glynis
> I have some information re William & Elisabeth Cock in my "book" As it
> Was. There is the story of the harbour at Port Alfred, as well as an
> article written in the Herald in 1970. He is also mentioned regarding the
> Wesley Methodist Church as well as St Paul's Anglican Church in Port
> I have a photograph of Mr & Mrs as well as a photograph of the members of
> the Eastern Frontier Legislative Council of the Cape Parliament - 1865 of
> which William was a member
> There are photographs of Richmond House as it originally stood as well as
> what stands today after it has been partly demolished by the present
> You will need Adobe Acrobat to read the disk. If interested come back to
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Glynis Millett-Clay" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Thursday, March 09, 2006 8:47 PM
> Subject: [ZA-EC] Re: [ZA-IB] LOWER ALBANY CHRONICLE - COCK, HODGSKIN,
> HEIDEMAN, CLAYTON, EMSLIE, DYASON, ERITH, OSLER, PARKIN, SEPHTON - PART
> ONE & TWO
>> 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" <>
>> To: <>
>> 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
>>> in Lower Albany. The party led by Captain Alexander BIGGAR, 85th
>>> was outspanned at Reed River Post awaiting final direction. Other
>>> parties to
>>> follow were those under James ERITH, George DYASON, William COCK,
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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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