8th January 1740
27th March 1791
John Alcock Jr. was the eldest son of John Alcock Sr., and was born in Plymouth, where he was baptised on 28 Jan 1740. He was a chorister at Lichfield Cathedral, where his father was organist. He deputized for his father at Lichfield before becoming organist at Newark. In 1773 he was appointed organist of St. Matthew's, Walsall.