I have in my possession a copy of a letter from a Mr. G.C. Allsebrook from Lancashire England dated 29 the Dec. 1948. The letter was addressed to Mr. Alvin Alsobrook, who sent it to Mrs. Alibee Alsobrook Rogers, which is where I got my copy of the letter. Mr. G.C. Allsebrook apparently did a lot of genealogy back the 40s. Some of you out there may know of him. Anyway, in his letter he says:
"Let me assure you that you are not Irish on the Alsobrook side as they came from Nottingham England, according to my earliest records.....you are probably from #108 on the list, John alsobrook or his brother Samuel..."
It then goes on to describe #108"
"John Alsobrook. At the age of 15 he left Nottingham, England on the ship Elenor, from the Port of London, with destination as "Antigua" with the purpose of his voyage as to "follow his calling". Sailed week of January 24-30th, 1775. Brother: Samuel Alsobrook."
Under the heading "Samuel Alsobrook", it says:
"He left Nottingham England at the age of 17 on the ship Elenor, listed as "Clerk" with destinaiton as "Antigua". Shipped from the Port of London, week Jan. 24th-30th, 1775. Brother: John."
I know this throws a kink into everyone who has Alsobrooks in America as early as the 1600's. If anyone wants a copy of this letter, just let me know.
I would imagine that the records of the ship Elenor can still be researched. Now maybe this Mr. GC Allsebrook is talking about the wrong line of Alsobrooks. Attached to the letter is a list of Alsbrooks eight pages long...most are born in the late 1800s to early 1900s. I would assume most of them are now deceased. But the list gives some information on about 100 Alsobrooks..some are siblings, such as in John and Samuel Alsobrook mentioned above.
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