I have just started my family tree and came across your posting of July 11, 2000 RE. allcock from lancashire late 1800.
Some of the names are so familiar to the 1946 newspaper clipping of my great great grandparents 65th wedding anniversary celebrated in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Here is some of what I have:
"Mary Davis and Jim Allcock walked shyly up to the altar at St.Helens, Lancashire, England, on Christmas Day, 1881. Jim Allcock worked in a copper smelting plant in England for 46 years.A few years after he came here (Montreal) he went to work as a laborer in the Angus Shops and it took a direct challenge (show your birth certificate) to get him retired at the age of 71.By then he had been at the shops 13 years.During the 65 years they have been married, Mr. and Mrs. Allcock have been apart only 2 months nearly 10 years ago, when Mr. Allcock went to Ireland (to kiss the Blarney stone, and his wife went to the US to visit relatives.Of 13 children born to Mr. And Mrs. Alllcock, eight are still living.: Mrs. Mary Forster, Joseph, George, Mrs. William Wilkinson and Mrs. Kennedy all of Montreal, James of Leigh England and Frank of Hudson Heights. Quebec."