Alcock Suffolk, England http://genforum.genealogy.com/alcocl/ http://genforum.genealogy.com/bobbitt/
stretched through to Hungate Lane. With increasing population some of the owners built or adapted buildings as
dwellings in the 18th and 19th centuries, others developed small industries at the back, mostly, if not all, on the north
side of Hungate Lane.
The number of houses and the population increased, so that according to the 1881 Census there were 137 people
living in Hungate Lane.
Hungate House was built about 1795. It may have been one of the houses that Chateaubriand lived in during his stay
at Beccles, when an emigree from the French Revolution. He later became a writer of importance and Frech Foreign
The first mention of a Pub in Hungate Lane was in 1728, when number 21a was called “The Adam & Eve”. It
changed its name to “The George & Dragon” about 1795. It closed as a Pub in 1904. Next to the George &
Dragon on the west side was a Bowling Green.
As far as I can tell from the Deeds, the area to the south of the Lane was open farm land in the 1630s
ALCOCK : Bury St Edmunds, Barrow : any time
ALCOCK : Norton : 1750-1800
ALCOCK : Weybread : c1410-1440
ALCOCKE : Hadleigh : c1570
Alecock, Robert Fleece Inn Beccles
ALECOCK Charlotte Milliner & Dress Maker, Beccles
ALECOCK William Blacksmith, Beccles
BOBBIT John Ironmonger, Bungay
BOBBIT Mrs Martha G Southwold
Sparrow family - Barrow http://www.curiousfox.com/history/suffolk_4.html
I am looking for information on Rebecca Sparrow born around 1822 supposedly in Barrow. She married Daniel Alcock in Bury St. Edmunds in 1845 and in the 1851 census was with him in Kent(he was in the army) with 2 of her children. She had several other children later in Bury St.Edmunds. I am trying to find her birth details (and also whereabouts in the 1841 census) so that I can then find the names of her parents and siblings