The Allicocks’ of Noitgedacht – By Dmitri Allicock

The Allicocks’ of Noitgedacht – By Dmitri Allicock

When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry, you are talking about every person on earth. Alex Haley Author of 1976 Roots

Beyond the populated coastal areas of early Guyana, rivers formed the natural highways, winding inland where undisturbed impenetrable vegetation closes in upon its banks. It was in the latter part of the 1700s that a family of Allicocks sailed 65 miles up the Demerary[1] River and decided to drop anchor at a location called Noitgedacht and would call it home for centuries.

One of the most common names still found in Upper Demerara is Allicock and the story of this family is interwoven within the history of the area and historical Guyana.

The journey of the original Allicock settlers is thought to be originating out of England via the colonies of America, before entering the Caribbean and Demerara. The actual name was also altered from its original form and probably on entrance into America as history appears to point to.      Read More »

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  • de castro compton  On 09/23/2013 at 8:11 am

    When border control agencies read my passport I am usually asked….
    Where is NABACLAIS ?
    My cynical hopefully funny response….

    Timbuctu ….a township in the sahara region of the African continent…
    …as I observe the expression on their faces….some funny some a blank.

    My twisted British sense if humour.

  • Deen  On 09/23/2013 at 5:49 pm

    Wow! Dmitri. this is a rich piece of Guyanese history and remarkable work of genealogy relating to the Allicock family of British Guiana (Guyana). I applaud you and your family members for being able to trace your roots so far back in Guyana…to the “latter part of the 1700s.
    I would be bold enough to think of you and the Allicock family as an integral part of Guyanese history….. much like Guyanese royalty.
    Thanks so much for sharing your family history and for all your great contributions to this Guyanese Online site.

  • Dmitri Allicock  On 09/23/2013 at 6:56 pm

    Thanks Deen. It was a pleasure reading your comments with a few Guyanese visitors at my home today. We were all delighted and my mother especially liked the part on royalty- she is indeed the queen of my family and I am very blessed to still have her. Thanks again!

  • Deen  On 09/23/2013 at 7:28 pm

    Dmitri, I’m indeed honored that you shared the well-deserved comments with your family and friends. Thanks for the additional links about the family history, I’m sure I’ll find them interesting reading.
    By the way, I’m impatiently waiting on the publication of your book. What’s the status?
    Best regards to you and your visiting friends and family…..especially your mom or should I say “Queen Allicock.”
    Peace and blessings.

  • Dmitri Allicock  On 09/24/2013 at 9:21 am

    Hi Deen,I have just got to get it done soon. I will pass on your kind words and will be in touch. All the very best.

  • de castro compton  On 09/24/2013 at 9:38 am

    Deen and Dimitri
    Why were you both named ! Names given to siblings at birth fascinates me…..

    Why !

    My mother a devout catholic (religion Her opium) named me after the bishop
    who “initiated” the dream of “Brickdam Cathedral” first church to acquire
    that cathedral status after St Georges.
    Religion is a very “addictive” part of Guyana culture….


    My mother was blessed with 5 sons and 2 daughters.
    Her dream remains unfulfilled….no Priests or Nuns in any of her
    siblings or the 60+ grandchildren of my grandmother who had 14
    Children….one of the 14 also reproduced another 14 siblings….
    My family (bloodline) transgresses the globe today….

    The Portuguese not unlike the Chinese Indians and African in the then
    BRITISH GUIANA did not interbreed outside their ethnic orientation…a tradgedy
    in today’s scientific explanations…they were also “privileged” as of European
    They were indentured labourers ! So were Indians…African slaves replacement
    on the abolishment of slavery by Queen Victoria…Maybe that is why
    Forbes Linden Sampson Burnham allowed her statue outside Law Courts to remain….it stands there today !…he was not only a Guyana scholar but went on to be a QC (queens council) an honourable aclolade…few awarded for brilliance in law and its understanding.
    I can go on and on but must get on with my book I started sometime ago…
    HOOKERS …as I have visited many institutions as I travel not only for pleasure but
    research for my book….one of the oldest professions of our planet…
    Jesus befriended Magdeline also in his travels….why I can but speculate…


  • Deen  On 09/24/2013 at 7:17 pm

    Thanks for sharing the origin of your name and a small part of your family history. The prodigious bearing of children by your grandparents and one of their children is impressive….14 children! Of course, in those days in British Guiana family planning was not an issue…and there was no television. Ha!Ha!. I know of many families that had 9 and 10 children including one of my aunts and uncle.
    The origin of my name is not as interesting as yours. Unfortunately, I was not named after any dignitary or anyone famous. I learned from my late mother that it was my grandfather who selected my first name. and basically I assumed my father’s name as my surname.
    I must admit I admire your wit in your writing…. sometimes subtle… and your candor in politely expressing your thoughts and opinions. You appear to be knowledgeable on many topics. I assume you read a lot.
    I’m sure your book, HOOKERS, will be an interesting read when it’s completed. Especially, if you have a voracious appetite for practical research. Ha! Ha!

    Take care.

  • de castro compton  On 09/25/2013 at 3:38 am

    Please let me “bow” in reverence to your compliments….accepted gracefully.
    Hence my preference to cricket as a sport before football….although football
    is more Global today….more exciting to “spectate” more internationalist.
    I hope to be in Manaus Brazil for 2014 world cup….won’t want to miss that
    ….added research for my book on “hookers”…Brazilian style….I am informed
    that the city of GT has more Brazilian pole dancers than Rio ..ha ha !

    I do follow the cricket here when in UK as it is usually live on SKY TV…..
    The shorter limited overs game a lot more entertaining…cricket is more a
    tactical game than football in my opinion.

    As for my “voracious” appetite in research …at 69 ” superman ” is still manly…
    “super” is a title best used to describe women…I admire feminism but detest
    feminists….women are certainly the future….proactive, procreative and
    certainly more productive.

    Will certainly save a signed copy of my book for you.


  • de castro compton  On 09/25/2013 at 8:19 am

    If my memory serves me ….Dimitri was a gladiator who fought in many Roman arenas….I think he refused to “kill” one of his contenders who he had disarmed
    and was himself “punished” for it… Barbaric Roman times this was considered “ungentlemanly” “antisocial” especially if the spectators shouted for “blood” !
    The Caesars were clever … Thumbs up or down decided “live or die” in the arena…
    If the rabble was loud enough in favour of death….it was thumbs down for the looser…..sometimes a painful and slow one…..
    Christians were also used in the arena …fed to lions to entertain the pagans of their newly conquered nationals.

    As for my book on Hookers my last encounter in ElEjido southern Spain in a pole dancing club was absolute entertainment….I was falling in love with a beautiful
    blonde bombshell from Moscow….one of the many of Putin’s ambassadors who
    was recruited by the mafiaosa of Moscow..she was also falling in love with me
    but her performance “task” was called to question so our relationship had to be
    curtailed….she told me most moscowvites were vodkaholics because of the
    severe winter cold-30c….husbands would beat their wives and the authorities would turn a blind eye….
    Much more in my book….will save u a signed copy..

    Kamptan my college name for Compton

  • Deen  On 09/25/2013 at 12:12 pm

    Thanks for offering a signed copy of your future book, HOOKERS. I’ll be looking forward for it’s publication. Who knows, it might make the bestsellers’ list.
    I’d assume since you have been living in England for many years, you probably have a lot of ready material for a book, but I guess you want to make it more interesting by including your global experiences.
    I recalled on my first visit to London, I was doing a lot of sightseeing on foot, with my wife. We were somewhere in the vicinity of the theater district and as we were passing through what must have been “a red light area”, I was boldly solicited by two skimpily dressed women….even though my wife was clinging to me. Needlessly to say I was flattered and flabbergasted. Ha! Ha!
    I’m sure your visit to Rio will be exciting. Of course, a visit to the beach is a must. As we all know, Brazilian women are known for their almost nude G-strings attire, more like dental floss, which perhaps gives the impression of squeaky clean cracks and crevices. Ha! Ha! You’ll probably get hooked. I myself have a weakness for beautiful women. Incidentally, you could visit Georgetown too for more hooker material, since you’ll be in the neighborhood.
    Take care and best wishes for success with your literary endeavor.


  • de castro compton  On 09/25/2013 at 12:32 pm

    Thanks my brother for your words of encouragement…
    I started researching my book on retirement a few years ago
    ….of course during my military service in RAF I visited most of the RAF
    bases abroad and in UK as a bachelor boy….. it was the norm to visit the “houses of angels” as they were described….even my mother recognised /identified the name when my naive twin brother asked her what it was….she burst out in loud laughter….my mother had her wits about her even in her 93 year before her peaceful exit in her sleep….hope I live to emulate her.

    Keep in touch …enjoy life as if there was no tomorrow…life is a bitch.


  • Deen  On 09/25/2013 at 6:11 pm

    Doing the things you love and loving the things you do is the essence of living, and in so doing life will certainly have less room for “dog” days. That;s my thought for today.
    Stay healthy,

  • de castro compton  On 09/25/2013 at 7:29 pm

    Thanks bro

  • Albert  On 05/11/2014 at 1:50 am

    Late reader of this article. Wish I knew how Demba came to build the bauxite company. on the land. Was the land not owned by members of the family. If so how did Demba get ownership. Interesting history.

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