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"ALCORN. Probably from Alchorne, a manor in the parish of Rotherfield in Sussex. A family of this name lived there in the fourteenth century, and Lower (writing in 1860) says "Some of their descendants still resident in that parish have within a generation or two corrupted their name to Allcom. The mill of" Kethyk was leased to John Awldcorn in 1446 (Cupar-Angus, i, p. 124), and two years later it was re-let to his son Adam Aldcorn (ibid., p. 127). "Sir" Robert Aldcome was chaplain in Stirling in 1476 (SBR., p. 259), and John Auldcome, baker in Glasgow, and Walter Auldcorne, burgess of Elgin, are both mentioned in 1591 (RFC., rv, p. 620, 659). Walter Auldcorne, member of assize of the regality court of Spynie in 1596 (SCM., n, p. 132) may be the aforementioned Elgin burgess. In 1594 Stevin Auldcome was accused "for wirking on the Sondaye" (MCM., i, p. 67), John Aldcome was indweller in Kelso in 1630 (RFC., 2. ser. m, p. 563), Alexander Auldcome, messenger, appears in 1634 (ibid., 2. ser. v, p. 621), John Alcoirne was messenger of Gabriel Maxwell during the latter's residence in Daniskine 1635 (PoUok, n, p. 257) and in 1649 the wife of "umquhiU" John Auldcorne in Lochwinnoch was accused of witchcraft (ibid., 2. ser. vm, p. 204). Henry Alcorn or Hary Auldcorne was assay-master at the mint, 1687 and 1689 (RFC., 3. ser. xra, p. xxxvii; xrv, p. 430). The name is also found in the Edinburgh Marriage records as Alcom (1698), Alcorne (1671), and Auldcom (1696). It is also found in Castlemilk, Dumfriesshire, and in Kelso in the seventeenth century, and six of the surname are recorded in the Commissariot record of Stirling between 1621 and 1741. Aldycorne 1667. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)

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