Alcock, John (b London, 11 April, 1715 - d Lichfield, 23 February, 1806)
Alcock was a chorister at St Paul's Cathedral and then became the apprentice of John Stanley. After holding two parish church posts, he became a vicar choral, and organist of Lichfield Cathedral in 1750 until 1765 after when he remained in Lichfield with organist's posts nearby. He took the Oxford B.Mus. in 1755, and the D.Mus. in 1766. Alongside his liturgical works, his music output includes anthems, catches, canons, harpsichord suites, organ voluntaries, six concerti, and an opera. He also wrote a semi-autobiographical novel. His eldest son, John (1740 - 1791), organist at Walsall from 1773, contributed anthems to a set of six published by his father in around 1790.