The Acock family in Birmingham before 1800
All these references date to before 1800. We have not attempted to go beyond that date.
The Acock family and Yardley
The records referring to Yardley nearly always contain the names Acock and Acocke rather than any of the other connected or unconnected variants like Acockes, Acocks, or Aycocks. These have been assembled from references to deeds and other old documents, from work by Bickley, the IGI, the National Burial Index on CD-ROM, and the national Archives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/. We have tried to extract references from the Yardley church registers, but they are very difficult to decipher. Jan Pick has undertaken the task of transcribing the registers, and we are greatly indebted to her for most of the very early records. The first two sets of sources are in the Birmingham Central Library. Births, marriages and deaths nearly always refer to Yardley church
1420 John Akoc a witness to a Yardley Charities Estates deed concerning land in Sheldon.
1468 Richard Acocke and Matilda his wife
1495 Richard Acock married at Yardley to Matilda
1495 Richard Acocke at Gilbertstone (Boundary Presentment, Yardley/Lyndon (Bickenhill)
1496 John Acokke and Agnes his wife of Yardley (also mentioned in 1500)
1511 John Acokke and Alicia Acokke
1524-5 John Acock paid two shillings on goods
BAPTISM: 7 (or 17) August 1540 Willm Acocke
BAPTISM: 16 October 1541 Anne Acocke
1544-1551: Henry Arnam alias Baker of Yardley, weaver, v. Richard, son and heir of John Acocke, esquire.: Detention of deeds relating to lands and rents in Yardley, late of Thomas Arnam, deceased, uncle of complainant.
BAPTISM: 28 February 1545 Edward Acock
BAPTISM: 1 July 1547 Jaine Acock
BURIAL: 19 December 1547 Joone Acocke
1547 William Acocke witness to a Yardley deed.
BAPTISM: 11 October 1548 Elsabeth Acocke
BURIAL: 20 (or 26) January 1549 Elsabeth Acocke
BAPTISM: 27 May 1550 Joone Acocke
BURIAL: 24 June 1551 Joone Acocke
BAPTISM: 6 July 1551 Elsabeth Acocke
BURIAL: 22 October 1553 John Acocke
BAPTISM: 27 July 1555 Alice Acocke
BAPTISM: 9 October 1556 John Acocke
BURIAL: 10 January 1557 John Acocke
BAPTISM: 4 June 1563 Willm Acock otherweys Swyfte
BURIAL: 12 June 1563 Willm Acock otherweys Swyfte
1563-1628: Two crofts called Heathe, one of which is now known as the coppice; dole of meadow in Brodmedowe in Nether Henfilde, 1585/6-1628. Earlier deeds also refer to Toll Crofte, the Paddocke, Iskes Croft, Breary or Springe, cottage and crofts late of Allyn Gossage called Bromefilde and Ballcrofte. (Chaderton, Yelson or Elson, Watton, Hanne (elsewhere Haime), Acocke, Richardes, Powell)
MARRIAGE: 20 February 1566 John Conyworthe and Anne Acocke
1572-3 William Acock as an attorney
MARRIAGE: 6 February 1574 George Ffysher and Elizabethe Acocke
4 October 1575 Richard Acocke mentioned in a Yardley Charities Estates deed
1575 John Acocke a former Trustee of a Yardley Charities Estates deed, Richard Acocks a new Trustee
1577/8: Receipt from Peter Chard to William Acocke acknowledging the receipt of twenty shillings for the discharge of a writ of scire facias issued out of the Exchequer against John Cotterell in Michaelmas term, 19 Eliz. I. 1577 for certain lands lying in Colshyll Coleshill co. War. (Presumed to be Yardley)
BAPTISM: 8 February 1579 Richard Acocke son of Edward
BURIAL: 3 November 1579 Richard Acocke
BURIAL: 10 November 1579 Edward Acocke son of Richard
18 October 1582 Land from Thomas Throckmorton to William Acock, gent., deceased, late of Yardley (grandfather of the William of 1649).
BAPTISM: 26 June 1586 William Acocke son of Willm Acocke
17 September 1586: Will of George Bott of Shirley mentions sister Alice Acocke anad cousin William Acocke, to Richard Acocke son of William, to Mary Acock. William Acocke also a witness and overseer.
20 June 1587: - Deed poll whereby William Jefferey of the Lea in the parish of Yardeley Yardley, yeoman, grants to William Acocke of Yardeley lands in the Lea.
20 January 1586/7: Deed poll whereby William Jefferey of Lea in the parish of Yardeley Yardley, yeoman, grants in trust for Elizabeth his wife, to William Acocke of Yardeley, gent., John Smythe of Sheldon, yeoman, and William Syer of Sheldon, yeoman, a capital messuage and land in Lea.
10 September 1587: Grant from Henry Cull, the elder, of the Lea in the parish of Yardeley Yardley, husbandman, to William Acocke of Yardeley, gent., of a messuage and lands in the Lea.
12 May 1588: Release from Margarett Cull, late the wife of John Cull of London, cutler, William Leighton of London, carpenter, Johane, his wife, and John Martyn of London, habberdassher, to William Acocke of Yardeley Yardley, gent., of a messuage and land in Yardley.
1588 William Acock purchased land in Yardley
10 December 1588 William Acocke regarding land at Lea
20 December 1588: Deed poll whereby John Corbison, alias Corpson, the younger, of Churche Bickenell Church Bickenhill, co. War., grants to William Acocke of Yardeley Yardley a messuage and appurtenances in the Lea in the parish of Yardeley.
1588 reference to Richard being the son of William Acocke in a Yardley Charities Estates deed
28 September 1589 William Acock owning land near Longfield Close
5 November 1589: Deed poll whereby William Jeffrey of the Lea within the parish of Yardeley Yardley, yeoman, grants to William Acocke of Yardeley lands in the Lea.
6 June 1592: Grant from William Jeffrey of the Lea in the parish of Yardeley Yardley, yeoman, to William Acocke of Yardeley of lands in the Lea.
1 May 1594: Deed poll whereby William Jeffrey of Lea in the parish of Yardeley Yardley, yeoman, grants to William Acocke lands in the Lea.
BURIAL: 4 September 1594 Alice Acocke late wife of Richard Acocke
6 December 1596: Deed poll whereby Symon Asheforde of Weeforde Weeford, co. Staff., stirrupmaker, grants to William Acocke, the elder, of Yardeley Yardley, land called Symores in the Lea in the parish of Yardley.
31 March 1597: Bargain and sale from Henry Cassemore the elder of Sheldon, yoman, and Elizabeth, his wife, to William Acocke of Yardeley Yardley, of a cottage an lands with appurtenances in Sheldon. Consideration: £60.
26 and 31 May 1597: Grant from William Jeffrey of the Lea in the parish of Yardeley Yardley yeoman, to William Acocke, the elder, of Yardeley of lands in the Lea (Lee mores).
10 September 1597: Demise for fifty years from William Acocke the elder, of Yardeley Yardley to William Fytzherbert of same, yoman, of a cottage and land with appurtenances in Sheldon.
17 September 1597: Demise for three years from William Acocke the elder of Yardeley Yardley, to Frauncis Swyfte of the same, husbandman, of a cottage and land with appurtenances in Sheldon.
28 February 1597/8: Deed poll whereby Dorothye Jeffrey of the Lea in Yardley, widow, late the wife of John Jeffrey, releases to William Acocke, the elder, of Yardeley, lands in the Lea.
1598: Indenture of fine between William Acocke and Richard Palmer, plaintiffs, and William Jeffrey and Elizabeth, his wife, deforciants, of a messuage and lands in Lee and Yardley.
28 March 1598: Quitclaim from Thomas Ashton of Sheldon, gent., to William Acocke the elder, of Yardeley Yardley, of rights in a cottage and land with appurtenances in Sheldon.
31 August 1598: Indenture between William Jeffrey of Yardeley Yardley, yeoman, William Acocke, the elder, of Yardeley, and Richard Palmer of Solihull, co. War., yeoman, declaring the uses of a fine of a cottage and lands in the Lea in the parish of Yardeley.
10 May 1599: Grant to William Acocke, the elder, of Yardeley, gent., of lands called Boles Medowe and Wynhurste Heathe in the Lea.
18 May 1599: Deed poll whereby John Byssell of Sheldon, smythe, grants to William Acocke of Yardeley Yardley gent., land called Cleypittcrofte in the Lea in the parish of Yardeley.
10 May 1599: Deed poll whereby John Knyght of Kyllingworth Kenilworth, co. War., yeoman, Margery, his wife, Isabel Wilson of Charelcote Charlecote, co. War., widow, and Thomas Wilson of Charelcote, gent., her son, grant to William Acocke, sen., of Yardeley Yardley, gent., lands in the Lea in Yardeley.
20 June 1599: Counterpart of feoffment from William Acocke the elder, of Yardeley Yardley, gent., to Roger Kynge of Birmingham, draper, Thomas Ashton of Sheldon, gent., and Thomas Yardeley, of a messuage, lands and appurtenances in Sheldon.
8 June 1601: Deed to create a tenant to the praecipe, by way of a demise for the life
of lessor, from William Acocke the elder, of Yardeley Yardley, to Thomas Yardeley of Sheldon, for lands, a cottage, meadows, woods and appurtenances in Sheldon, which the said William lately
purchased from Henry Cassemore and Elizabeth, his wife.
20 March 1601/2: Bargain and sale and feoffment from William Cowper of Sheldon, yoman, and Susan, his wife, to William Acocke the elder of Yardeley Yardley, gent., and Marye, his daughter, of a cottage with buildings, pasture and appurtenances in Sheldon.
1603 Richard Acocke of Yardley, cooper, son and heir of Edward Acocke deceased, mentions land now or late of William Acocke, gent.
11 January 1603/4: Indenture between William Bull of Sheldon, gent., Sara, his wife, and William Acocke, senior, of Yardeley Yardley, gent., concerning land in Yardeley.
30 April 1604: Deed poll whereby Thomas Chattocke of Castelbromwich [Castle Bromwich], y[e]oman, and John Chattocke, his son, grant to Henrye Seidgwicke of Sutton Coldefilde [Sutton Coldfield], co. War., y[e]oman Richard Acocke, son of William Acocke of Yardeley [Yardley] and John Cottrell of Sheldon, weaver, lands and premises in Sutton Coldfild and Castelbromyche and the moiety of a meadow in Eardington [Erdington], in trust as a settlement upon Ellen Chattocke, wife of the said John Chattocke.
10 May 1606: Indenture between William Jeffrey of the Lea in Yardeley Yardley, yeoman, Elizabeth, his wife, Symon Jeffrey, son of the said William, William Acocke of Yardeley, gent., Richard Palmer of the Lea, yeoman, and Thomas Bosworthe of Longichington Long Itchington, co. War., yeoman, declaring the uses of a fine of cottages and lands in Yardeley.
1607: Indenture of fine between William Acocke, the elder, gent., Thomas Boseworthe, and Richard Palmer, plaintiffs, and William Jeffrey, Elizabeth, his wife, and Simon Jeffrey, son of the said William Jeffrey, deforciants, of lands and premises in Lea and Yardeley Yardley.
28 January 1607/8: Quitclaim from John Niccolles of Asteley Astley in the parish of Alveley, co. Salop, son of James Niccolles of Ramesley Ramsley in the parish of Alveley, gent., and Marye, his wife, daughter of William Acocke of Yardeley to the said William Acocke of Yardeley Yardley gent., of a cottage with buildings, land and appurtenances in Sheldon.
MARRIAGE: 19 April 1609 William Acock and Margaret Talor at Yardley
BURIAL: 20 April 1610 William Acock
BURIAL: 1 May 1610 William Acocke Snr Gent
15 June 1610: Indenture between Richarde Acocke of Yardeley Yardley, gent., Elianore, his wife, Thomas Hannes of Yardeley, yeoman, Elizabethe, his wife, and William Acocke of Yardeley, gent., being a covenant to levy a fine of messuages, lands and premises in the Lea in the parish of Yardeley.
DOCUMENT: 5 July 1610 Assignment of lease from Richard Acocke, son and administrator of William Acocke of Yardley, gent., deceased, to William Acocke the younger, son of the said William Acocke, deceased, of a close, meadow and half part of a pasture in Sheldon, and a messuage called the Motehouse near Yardley church, with lands and appurtenances in Yardley.
BAPTISM: 30 August 1612 Richarde Acocke son of Richarde Acocke gent
1612 Richard Acocke of Yardley, deed
BAPTISM: 13 February 1613 Elizabethe Acocke, father Richard
BAPTISM: 25 June 1614 William Acocke, father William
BURIAL: 11 August 1614 Patience Acocke daughter of Richarde Acocke gent
BAPTISM: ? June 1616 ? Acocke daughter of Richarde Acocke gent
BAPTISM: 4 February 1620 Joseph Acocke, father Richard
24 July 1620 Indenture mentions land adjoining land of Richard Acocke
BAPTISM: 26 January 1622 Blanch Acocke, father Richard
9 April 1623 trust document referring to Richard Acocke of Yardley, gent. and William Acocke his son
BAPTISM: 12 February 1624 Edward Acock, father Richard
BAPTISM: 27 February 1624 Edward Acocke, father Richard
26 September 1624 Rycharde Acocke and Willyam Acocke mentioned in a Yardley Charities Estates deed
1624 land now or late of Richard Acocke
BURIAL: 23 April 1625 Edwarde Acocke son of Mr. Richard Acocke
1626 Mortgage by William Acock to Humphrey Greswold of the moiety of the parsonage or mot house at Yardley and a moiety of the lands therewith
MARRIAGE: 16 September 1626 William Acocke and Joyce Wright at Cleeve Prior, Worcestershire
16 October 1626 William Acocke witness to a deed
1 November 1626 settlement in relation to marriage of William Acock the Younger, a minor under age, son of Richard Acocke of Acocks Green gent. And Elionor his wife, with Joyce Wright, daughter of Rev Richard Wright of Prior's Cleeve, Worcestershire, reference to Acocks Green House and other estates in Yardley, Bickenhill and Sheldon, William Acock the Elder of Sheldon gent. being one of the trustees.
BAPTISM: 20 December 1628 Richard Acocke, father William, Cleeve Prior church
BAPTISM: 23 May 1633 Francis Acocke, father William, mother Patience
BAPTISM: 25 June 1633 William Acocke son of William Acocke
1637 William Acock senior gent. Contributed to the cost of the chancel ceiling in Yardley church
MARRIAGE: 1 August 1637 John Biddle and Patience Acocke
BAPTISM: 23 May 1638 Ffrancis Acocke daughter of Willia Acocke and Patience his wife
BAPTISM: 7 October 1638 Isabell, father William, mother Joyce
Willm Acock signatory to Bishop's transcript of the Register 1638/9
MARRIAGE: 1 August 1640 William Acock and Sara Foster
BAPTISM: 29 September 1641 Thomas Acocke, father William, mother Joice
BAPTISM: 14 January 1643 Elinore Acocke, father William, mother Joice
4 February 1646/7 Lease mentioning George Acock, son and heir of William Acock of Sheldon, gent., deceased. House is the Mote house with lands in Yardley
9 December 1648 reference to Marye Niccolles, deceased, daughter of William Acocke of Acockes Greene, deceased
2 July 1649 reference to Richard Acock of St. Stevens Herts. gent. and Joyce Acocke of St Stevens, Herts., late wife of William Acocke of Yardley gent. deceased, regarding lands in Sheldon. Reference also to Richard Acocke of Yardley, grandfather of this Richard.
1651-post 1678: "Flynts Tenement Bagg B" Wr. 1, 3, 5-7, 11-15. Cottage, close, 3½
acres in Heynfeild and Stocke Feild. Some variations of description including Berry Field, land in Great Heynfeild, Other House Feild and Other House meadow. (Acocke, Sier, Flynt. Foxe,
Greswolde, Jennens, Birch, East)
1 April 1651: Grant from Richard Acocke of Yardley, gent., to Richard Fox of Yardley and Dorothy his wife, of land in Yardley.
1652 Richard Acocke of Acocks Green gent. And Susannah his wife, witnesses George Acocke and Edmund Acocke
1652: Indenture of fine in which Richard Foxe, Thomas Foxe and Wm. Sier were plaintiffs and Richard Acocke and Susanna his wife deforciants of a cottage and land, 1652. [Endorsed by H. Greswold, clerk]. Bond for Richard and Susanna Acock to fulfil covenants to Wm. Sier and Robert Flynt, 1651/2
15 June 1652: Indenture between Richard Acocke of Acocks Greene, gent, Richard Foxe of Bicknell, co. War., yeoman, Dorothy his wife, Thomas Foxe of Yardley, William Sier of Aston, nayler, and Robert Flynt of Westbromwich, co. Staff., concerning land in Yardley.
BAPTISM: 5 October 1653 Dorothye Acock, father Richard Acock gent.
1658 Richard Acock the Elder gent. And Joyce his wife, and Richard Acock the Younger gent. and Susannah his wife
8 May 1660 Richard Acock mentioned in a Yardley Charities Estates deed
BAPTISM: 18 May 1663 William Acock, father Richard gent
BURIAL: 28 June 1665 Robert Acock
BURIAL: 28 June 1665 Joseph Acock
MARRIAGE: 1666 Edmon Acock and Sarah ?
BAPTISM: 1667 a male, father Edmon, mother Anne
1667 Richard Acock gent. 7 hearths, William Acock 1 hearth (tax roll)
BAPTISM: 13 April 1667 Richard Acock, father Edmon, mother Sarah
BAPTISM: 25 July 1671 Edmon Acock, father Edmon, mother Sarah
BAPTISM: 14 August 1672 Richard Acock, father Richard Acock gent.
BAPTISM: 14 April 1674 William Acock, father Edmon
MARRIAGE: 1675 William Acock and Mary ?
BURIAL: 22 April 1675 Elns? Acock wife of William Acock
BAPTISM: 26 November 1677 Richard Acock, father Edmon,
25 and 26 November 1679 Richard Acock gent. And William Acock the Younger mentioned in a Yardley Charities Estates deed
BURIAL: 23 March 1680 Mary Acock
MARRIAGE: 13 September 1681 Ann Acock and Benjamin Greaves
BAPTISM: 4 April 1683 Richard Acock, father William Acock gent.
1684 reference to land of William Acocke, gent.
BAPTISM: 15 February 1684 Richard Acock, father William Acock gent.
BURIAL: 4 March 1684 (or 1685) Richard Acock
BURIAL: 18 April 1684 William Acock
BURIAL: 2 April 1685 Jane? Acock wife of William Acock gent.
BURIAL: 28 May 1686 Joyce Acock widdow
1 March 1687 William Acocke of Acockes Green regarding land at Kings Norton
BAPTISM: 7 August 1689 Richard Acock, father William Acock gent.
1691/2 William Acocke of Acockes Green: deed of the White Hart, Digbeth, Birmingham
BAPTISM: 12 April 1691 Robert Acock, father William
23 March 1692 conveyance of lands in Yardley and Bickenhill to Richard Acock Junior of Yardley, long cutler
BAPTISM: 3 April 1693 Hanna Acock, father William
BURIAL: 6 August 1693 Richard Acock gent.
BAPTISM: 16 April 1695 Susannah Acock, father William
BAPTISM: 26 January 1697 Alice Acock, father William
BURIAL: 28 March 1697 Susanna Acock
MARRIAGE: 24 August 1697 Anne Acock and Richard Hopkins
10 May 1698 Settlement on the marriage of Richard Acock and Elenor Birch, William Acock of Acocks Green being one of the trustees
BAPTISM: 18 August 1699 Susanna, father Richard, mother Elnor
31 October 1700 Richard Acock selling land in Kings Norton
BAPTISM: 28 November 1700 Richard Acocke, father Richard, mother Elnor (? buried 3 December)
BURIAL: 3 December (or October) 1700 Richard Acock, son of Richard
21 March 1701 William Acock of Acocks Green gent. mentioned in a Yardley Charities Estates deed
BURIAL: 10 August 1701 Alice wife of Peter Acock
BURIAL: 3 February 1702 Hannah Acock wife of William Acock
BAPTISM: 13 March 1702 William Acock, father William, mother Mary
BAPTISM: 3 April 1702 Elizabeth Acock, father William
BAPTISM: 21 November 1702 Mary Acock, father Richard, mother Elinor (?1701)
BURIAL: 3 February 1703 HAnnah Acock
BURIAL: 29 March 1703 Elizabeth Acock, daughter of William Acock
1704 disposal of the seats in Marston Chapel, Hall Green, north side:...The Second Seat to Sarehole House also Collins Place now Mr. Robert Yates's and to Mr. William Acocks's house at Acock's Green...The Fifth Seat to the Several Houses in the possessions of Mr. Richard Acock.....The Sixth Seat to Mr. Robert Yates's Houses in the tenure of John Lee Junior, Richard Hardman, John Newbery, and to Greet Mills, and to the House in the possession of Mr. Acock, called the Mermaid...
BAPTISM: 13 October 1704 John Acock, father William, mother Mary
BURIAL: 23 October 1705 William Acock, son of William Acock
BAPTISM: 20 June 1707 Anne Acock, father Richard, mother Elinor
MARRIAGE: 5 October 1707 Robert Acock and Sarah Watson
BURIAL: 11 June 1708 Richard Acocke
BURIAL: 15 June 1708 Richard Acock
BURIAL: 20 August 1708 Sarah Acock wife of Edmund Acock
BAPTISM: 24 February 1709 James Acock, father William, mother Mary
BURIAL: 2 July 1710 Anne, daughter of Elnor Acock widow
BAPTISM: 5 March 1711 Barbara Acock, father William, mother Barbara
BAPTISM: 3 March 1712 Barbara Acock, father William (?), mother Barbara
BURIAL: 31 March 1712 James Acock, son of William Acock
BAPTISM: 12 June 1713 Sarah Acock, father William, mother Mary
BURIAL: 11 October 1713 Mrs Hanna Acock (?) widow
BURIAL: 2 February 1714 Sarah daughter of Mr William Acock
BURIAL: 2 february 1714 Jane Acock
29 and 30 March 1714 William Acock mentioned in a Yardley Charities Estates deed
BURIAL: 7 August 1715 Hannah Acock
BAPTISM: 7 April 1716 Anne Acock, father William, mother Barbara
BURIAL: 11 May 1716 Susannah Acock
BURIAL: 5 April 1720 (or 1719) Sarah Acock, wife of Peter Acock
MARRIAGE: 12 October 1720 Peter Acock and Isabel ?
BURIAL: 22 August 1721 (?) daughter of Robert Acock
1722 Inventory of estate of John Hopkins taken inter alia by William Acock of Acock's Green, gent
16 March 1722-3 lease of land in Moseley, Kings Norton belonging to William Acock of Birmingham, gent.
BURIAL: 22 October 1723 Sarah Acock wife of Robert Acock
BURIAL: 24 January 1724 Peter Acock
26 June 1725 mortgage from William Acock the Elder of Acocks Green, Yardley, gent. And William Acock the Younger, son and heir of the said William Acock the Elder, to John Dolphin (who marries Susannah Acock at Kings Norton on 11 September 1735)
BAPTISM: 14 July 1726 Hannah Acock, father Richard, mother Mary
BURIAL: 5 September 1727 Richard Akock
25 February 1728 reference in a lease to lands of William Acock, gent.
BURIAL: 13 August 1728 William Acock
BURIAL: 4 (or 8 or 15) September 1728 Robert Acock
BURIAL: 27 January 1729 (or 1730) Katharine Acock wife of William Acock
16 and 17 April 1731 Richard Acock gent. mentioned in a Yardley Charities Estates deed
1731 Richard Acock of Yardley, gent. Deed of property in Birmingham and Aston
18 October 1731 Richard Acock of Yardley gent: land agreement with Thomas Powell of Birmingham
24 and 25 March 1731/2 Richard Acock gent and Thomas Powell: land documents
1747 William Acock of Solihull, surgeon: Deed of Yardley and Bickenhill
15 April 1748 Release from Richard Doubledee of Middleton, War. to Richard Acock, gent. of lands in Yardley
1752 Fine between Richard Acock late of Yardley but now of Stepney, London, gent., plaintiff and William Hobday of Shirley Street in the parish of Solihull
BURIAL: 14 May 1756 William Acock
BURIAL: 11 (or 15) June 1764 Elizabeth Acock
BURIAL: 24 (or 27) September 1765 Richard Acock buried at Yardley, 45 years, Elizabeth his daughter buried there in 1764, aged 12
BURIAL: 14 May 1765 William Acocks
1 and 2 January 1766 Richard Acock, late of Yardley, gent. mentioned in a Yardley Charities Estates deed
9 February 1769 Assignment from Richard Acock of Shadwell London, gent., by the direction of Grace Hobday of Sherley Shirley Street co. War. to Joseph Dudley of Hall Green, blacksmith, of land and buildings in Sherley Street
BURIAL: 2 May 1769 Elizabeth Acock
5 October 1773 Will of Richard Acock of Birmingham, gent.
BURIAL: 20 May 1774 Richard Acock of Birmingham buried at Yardley, aged 91, reference to his grand-nephew Richard Acock of Poplar, carpenter, and his grand-niece Elizabeth
11 and 12 October 1776 Land documents relating to Richard Acock of Poplar, London, carpenter and Ann his wife and John Ward of Birmingham. Richard also an executor of the will of Richard Acock, late of Birmingham, gent, deceased
The Acock family and Sheldon
The earliest reference found so far relates to Sheldon. In 1420 a John Akoc was witness to a Yardley Charities Estates deed concerning land in Sheldon. The Acock or Acocke family owned land in Sheldon as well. All but one of the following records are from a transcription of the records of St Giles Church, Sheldon, from 1558 to 1858 in Birmingham Central Library.
MARRIAGE: 24 September 1571 William Acocke and Patience Smythe
1576 William Acocke a churchwarden
20 May 1577: William Acocke of Sheldon as attorney
2 July 1577 William Acocke of Sheldon re. lands in Coleshill
BAPTISM: 20 March 1579 Richard, father William Acocke
8 July 1579: Copy of exemplification of recovery by William Acocke, gent., and John Hickmans, against Joan Smythe, widow, John Smythe and Robert Weld of messuages, lands and premises in Sheldon, Bicknell, alias Buckenhull Bickenhill, co.War., and Solihull, co.War.
BAPTISM: 10 April 1580 Marie, father William Acocke
1582 William Acock of Yardley gent., lease of an estate in Sheldon
1584 William Acocks a witness to a Yardley Charities Estates deed referring to Sheldon
BURIAL: 23 August 1584 John Acocke
BURIAL: 17 September 1592 Patience Acocke
12 February 1601/2: Exemplification of recovery by Richard Acocke and Thomas Rogers, demandants, against Thomas Yardeley, tenant to the praecipe of Henry Casemore, son of Henry Casemore, deceased, the first voucher of lands, meadows and pastures with appurtenances in Sheldon.
MARRIAGE: 10 June 1607 John Nicholes and Marie Acocke
BAPTISM: 6 January 1610 William, father Richard Acocke of Yardeley
18 July 1612: Bond from Humfrey Tuckley of Bicknell Bickenhill, co. War., fewster, and William Acocke of Sheldon, gent., to Thomas Lowe of Bittell in the parish of Alchurche Alvechurch, co. Worc., gent., to secure the sum of £10-10-0.
BURIAL: 13 August 1613 an infant son of William Acocke, gent.
BURIAL: 16 August 1613 Sara, wife of William Acocke, gent.
1616 William Acocke a churchwarden
BAPTISM: 31 March 1616 Anne, father William Acocke
BAPTISM: 27 July 1617 George, father William Acocke
BAPTISM: 22 November 1618 Richard, father William Acocke
BAPTISM: 17 November 1619 Robert, father William Acocke
BAPTISM: 21 September 1621 Katherine, father William Acocke
6 December 1624: Grant from William Acocke of Sheldon, gent., to Dame Katheryne Devereux of Castlebromwhich Castle Bromwich, co. War., widow, and George Devereux of Castlebromwich, esq., of a messuage called Culls Tenement and land and premises in the Lea within the parish of Yardley.
BURIAL: 18 July 1625 Dionisia, wife of William Acocke
18 October 1627: Indenture of mortgage from William Acocke of Sheldon, gent., to William Sucklyne of Yardley, yoman, and Anne, his wife, of land with appurtenances in Sheldon.
William Acock the Younger, gentleman, for an assault and battery upon John Walsingham. Fine made. (Warwicks. Quarter Sessions, Michaelmas 1631)
Richard Awcock of Sheldon, gentleman, presented for not repairing a highway called Greene Brooke leading between Solyhull and Birmingham (Warwicks. Quarter Sessions, Easter 1633)
BURIAL: 25 December 1633 Richard Acock
16 June 1646: Will of William Acocke, gent.
4 February 1646/7 Lease mentioning George Acock, son and heir of William Acock of Sheldon, gent., deceased. House is the Mote house with lands in Yardley
1 September 1647: Release from George Acocke of Canley, co. War., gent., son of William Acocke of Sheldon, deceased, to William Sucklyne of Coleshull Coleshill, co. War., yeoman, and Anne, his wife, of the equity of redemption of land with appurtenances in Sheldon. Consideration: £130 due on a mortgage, plus £70 more
9 December 1648 George Acocke of Canley in the parish of Stonley co. War., gent, son and heir of William Acocke of Sheldon, gent., deceased
Richard Acock of Sheldon, gentleman, indicted for assaulting and beating one Henry Shaw; Richard Acock of Sheldon, gentleman, for the like offence upon one Thomas Shaw (Warwicks. Quarter Sessions, Trinity 1655)
BURIAL: 28 November 1661 Elainor Acocke, widow
BURIAL: 28 November 1663 Joseph Acocke
MARRIAGE: 13 August 1719 John Hinckley of Coleshill and Mrs Susanna Acock of Yardley
MARRIAGE: 28 March 1744 Richard Acock and Elizabeth Rogers both of this parish
In addition there is an entry which may not be relevant:
BAPTISM: 25 September 1580 Sara, daughter of Humfrie Adcox
The Acock family and Lyndon
John Acok v. Richard Acok, complainant's brother.: Deeds concerning a messuage, land &c. in Lyndon in Bickenhill (Bekenhill), late of John Acock, his father.: Warwick. 1465-1471, or perhaps 1480-1483 Chancery C1/35
The Acock family and Castle Bromwich
BIRTH: c. 1579 Thomas Acocke of Castle Bromwich
DEATH: 1649 Thomas Acocke of Castle Bromwich
BAPTISM: 19 December 1656 Mary, father William Acock
BAPTISM: 29 November 1658 Sarah, father William Acock
BAPTISM: 4 April 1664 William, father William Acock
BAPTISM: 3 July 1670 Katherine, father William Acock
BURIAL: 10 April 1690 Katherine Acocks
BURIAL: 3 January 1702 Amey Acocke
The Acock family and Aston
BIRTH: c. 1563 Mrs Thomas Aucock
MARRIAGE: 5 February 1576 Humfrey Smith and Elizabeth Alcoke
BAPTISM: 2 October 1584 Alce Aucocke, father Thomas
MARRIAGE: 10 July 1617 Thomas Aucock of Birmhm and Mari Sommerland of Castle Bromwich
BURIAL: 9 October 1629 An infant son of Thomas Acock
BURIAL: 15 March 1633 John, son of Thomas Acock of Castlebromwich
BURIAL: 22 November 1633 An infant daughter of Thomas Acock of Castlebromwich
BAPTISM: 14 December 1656 Mary, father William Acock
1676 Viscount Hereford Charity for the Poor: reference to William Acock being apprenticed to his father William for eight years, as a spurrier. Neither could write, and signed with a mark
BURIAL: 10 April 1690 ?Katherine Acock
BURIAL: 30 (? or 3) January 1702 Ame Acock
MARRIAGE: 17 October 1751 Daniel Parker and Ann Acox
1773: Will of Richard Acock, gent.
The Acock family and Lea Marston
BAPTISM: 3 July 1730 Thomas Alcok, father Francis
The Acock family and Birmingham
There are some connections with Birmingham, but we do not know which of the ones mentioned here relate to the Acocks Green branch. The records are taken from the IGI, from deeds in Birmingham Central Library, and transcriptions of the records of St Martin's church (1550s - 1708) and some St Philips records. Before 1800 spellings other than Acock and Acocke are rare in Yardley. We have included some different spellings here, as spelling seems more variable in the Birmingham records.
BIRTH: c. 1578 Samuel Acock, father ?
BIRTH: c. 1580 wife of Samuel Acock, father ?
1580-1 Deeds of Deritend mention William Acock
MARRIAGE: 8 December 1583 Thomas Acocke and Elizabeath Jellife
BAPTISM: 1586 Elizabeth Adcocke, father Thomas
MARRIAGE: 28 June 1588 William Handide and Awdrue Havcokes
BAPTISM: 1592 Thomas Awcocke, father Thomas
MARRIAGE: 19 January 1595 Samson Acocke and Elnor Reeve
BURIAL: 9 July 1595 John Acocke
BURIAL: 27 August 1596 Johana Acocke
BIRTH: c. 1597 Edward Acocke, father ?
BIRTH: 1599 of Mrs Edward Acocke, father ?
BIRTH: 4 June 1600 John Acock, father Samuell
BAPTISM: 4 June 1600 John Acock, father Samuell
BAPTISM: 18 July 1606 Francis Acocke (female), father Samson
MARRIAGE: 27 January 1610 William Avcocke and Anne Groves
BAPTISM: 5 August 1610 Mary Aucocke, father William
BAPTISM: 29 August 1613 Ales Aucock, father William
BURIAL: 27 April 1615 Ann (Alcockes) Aucock, 'Alcockes' is crossed out
BURIAL: 30 May 1615 William Aucocke
BAPTISM: 9 May 1617 Elizabeth Aucocke, father Thomas
MARRIAGE: 13 May 1617 Edward Avcocke and Anne Warde
BAPTISM: 12 October 1617 William Aucocke, father Thomas
BAPTISM: 19 March 1619 Thomas Acocke, father Thomas of Derriton
BIRTH: 1619 Mrs Elizabeth Acocke
BAPTISM: 4 February 1620 Elizabeth Acocke, father Edward
BAPTISM: 29 April 1621 Dorothy Acocke, father Edward
MARRIAGE: 15 September 1625 Henry Croncke and Elizabeth Acock als Townsend
BAPTISM: 1 June 1626 Joane Acocke, father Thomas of Derriton
MARRIAGE: 29 July 1627 Richard Chattwinn of the prishe of Halse and Joane Acocke of this prishe
MARRIAGE: 4 November 1627 John Acocke and Margerit Peatinge
BAPTISM: 7 December 1627 Mary Acocke, father Edwarde
BURIAL: 8 December 1627 Mary Awcocke
BURIAL: 16 July 1628 Elizabeth Acocke
MARRIAGE: 24 April 1629 Frauncis Acocke and Joane Hollyman
BAPTISM: 26 April 1629 Samson Acock, father John
BAPTISM: 11 June 1629 Anne Acocke, father Edward
BURIAL: 12 October 1629 Margery Awcocke
BAPTISM: 1 February 1634 John Townsend, father Frauncis, mother Joane (see 24 April 1629)
BAPTISM: 21 September 1636 John Towndsend, father John, mother Margerit (see 4 November 1627)
BAPTISM: 2 August 1640 William Acocke, father William, mother Elizabeth
MARRIAGE: 25 October 1640 Henery Awbard and Elizabeth Acocke
BAPTISM: 6 February 1642 Samuell, father William Townesend ales Acock, mother Elizabeth
BAPTISM: 18 February 1644 William Acocke, father William
BAPTISM: 11 January 1646 Thomas Acocke, father William Acocke alias Towensend
29 September 1656 Deed mentioning John Acocke alias Townesend
BURIAL: 27 November 1661 Edward Acocke
MARRIAGE: 20 July 1663 Richard Dennis and Alice Acock at Edgbaston
MARRIAGE: 30 September 1667 Jacob Acoks and Elizabeth Harding
MARRIAGE: 30 September 1672 William Acocks and Anne Lindon
BURIAL: 21 May 1674 a child of Thomas Acocke
BAPTISM: 27 May 1674 Thomas Acocke, father Tho.
BAPTISM: 5 October 1678 John, son of John Townsend (als. Acocke)
BURIAL: 27 March 1679 a child of John Acockes
BAPTISM: 12 February 1679 William Acock, father Samuel
BURIAL: 27 March 1680 ? Acockes
MARRIAGE: 12 September 1681 Jacob Youeng and Susane Acoke boath of this paresh
BAPTISM: 2 April 1682 Thomas sonne of Thomas Townsend Ales Allcock but born 20th March
BAPTISM: 22 August 1683 Suana, daughter of John Townsend ales Alcok
BAPTISM: 27 January 1684 Danuell son of Samuell Townsend ales Allcoke
BURIAL: 18 April 1684 William Townsend ales Allcok
BURIAL: 20 August 1686 a child of Jacob Acok
BURIAL: 9 September 1686 a child of Samuell Acokes
BAPTISM: 2 October 1687 Ann Acok, father Thomas
BAPTISM: 22 July 1688 Daniell Acok, father Samuell
BURIAL: 22 July 1689 Thomas Acok
1691/2 Deed of the White Hart, Digbeth mentions William Acocke of Acocks Green
BURIAL: 2 March 1692 Allies wief of William Acok elis Towsin
BAPTISM: 16 January 1693 Joseph Acock, father Samuell
BIRTH: 29 May 1697 Mary Acocke, father Edwarde
BIRTH: 29 May 1697 Mary Acocke, father Sam.
BAPTISM: 10 November 1699 Cathe. Acock, father Samuel
MARRIAGE: 14 January 1701 Jacob Bingham and June Acock both of this parish
BURIAL: 5 September 1701 William Acock
BAPTISM: 9 January 1702 Cat. Acock, father Sam.
MARRIAGE: 21 July 1706 Samuell Acock and Esther Swann both of this parish
MARRIAGE: 25 August 1706 William Hacuck and Mary Heeley both of this parish
BAPTISM: 5 September 1707 Will. Acock, father Samuell
BURIAL: 29 April 1709 ? Acock
BAPTISM: 2 February 1711 Tho Acock, father Samuell
BURIAL: 27 November 1713 Samuell Acock
MARRIAGE: 31 January 1715 Joseph Acock and Penelope Lees
16 March 1722-3 Indenture mentions William Acock of Birmingham, gent.
William Accock Jnr. listed as the original occupier of 7 Old Square
MARRIAGE: 28 September 1725 Jonathan Acock and Catharine Lowe
MARRIAGE: 3 October 1730 Moses Breedon and Ann Acock (at St Philips cathedral)
BAPTISM: 5 November 1731 Esther Acock, father William
BAPTISM: 5 May 1733 Sarah Acock, father William
BAPTISM: 6 May 1733 Joseph Acock, father Joseph
BURIAL: 11 June 1737 Joseph Acock
MARRIAGE: 31 December 1738 John Acock and Joan Dunn
BAPTISM: 23 November 1739 Thomas Acock, father John
MARRIAGE: 12 August 1740 Josiah Cash and Sarah Acock
BURIAL: 30 May 1741 John Acock
BAPTISM: 13 July 1742 Elizabeth Acock, father John
BURIAL: 22 March 1743 Elizabeth Acock
BAPTISM: 15 October 1743 Joseph Acock, father William
BAPTISM: 27 November 1746 John Acock, father John
BURIAL: 5 May 1747 William Acock
BAPTISM: 29 May 1747 Ann Acock, father William
BURIAL: 13 December Michael ? Acock
BURIAL: 27 December 1747 William Acock
BURIAL: 2 December 1749 Samuel(l) Acock
BURIAL: 10 April 1754 Lydia Acock
MARRIAGE: 24 December 1754 William Acock and Elizabeth Williams
BURIAL: 15 September 1755 Esther Acock
MARRIAGE: 18 July 1756 Thomas Bennett and Esther Acock
BURIAL: 17 August 1756 William Acock
BURIAL: 5 March 1758 Elizabeth Acock
BURIAL: 8 October 1758 William Acock
BURIAL: 1 December 1758 James Acock
BURIAL: 18 July 1759 Thomas Acock
BAPTISM: 27 June 1761 Anne Acock, father Edward, mother Eleanor
BURIAL: 10 July 1764 Thomas Acock
DOCUMENT: 9 and 10 March 1764 1. Thomas Saul of Birmingham, Warws., bricklayer
2. William Acock of Birmingham, carpenter and Isaac Anderton of Birmingham, toymaker
Property in Steel House Lane, alias Whitehalls Lane described. Attested copy of Lease and Release of 9 & 10 March 1764
BURIAL: 12 April 1767 Catherine Acock
BURIAL: 2 July 1768 Eleanor Acock
BAPTISM: 5 May 1772 John Edwards Acock, father Edward, mother Elizabeth
BURIAL: 11 September 1772 William Acock
5 October 1773: Copy of the will of Richard Acock of Birmingham, gent. 5 October, 1773. Codicils dated 17 December, 1773; 28 January, 1774; 29 March, 1774. Probate granted 24 November, 1774.
24 November 1774:Will of Richard Acock, Gentleman of Birmingham, Warwickshire
BURIAL: 27 January 1779 William Acock
BURIAL: 16 April 1780 Ann Acock
07 June 1792: Will of George Townsend alias Acock, Gimblet Maker of Birmingham, Warwickshire
The Acock family and Harborne
MARRIAGE: 26 November 1644 Thomas King and Alice Acocke
MARRIAGE: 17 September 1672 Thomas Acock and Ales Partridge of Birmingham
MARRIAGE: 19 May 1698 Richard Acock of Yardley and Elinor Byrch of this parish
The Acock family and Edgbaston
BURIAL: 26 February 1650 ? Acock
MARRIAGE: 20 July 1663 Richard Dennis and Alice Acock
MARRIAGE: 31 January 1715 Joseph Acock and Penelope Lees
MARRIAGE: 12 June 1776 Thomas Sylvester and Ann Alcocks