A Dictionary of the Booksellers and Printers who Were at Work in England, Scotland and Ireland from 1641 to 1667/Macocke (John)

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MACOCKE (JOHN), printer in London; Addle or Addling Hill [Thames Street], 1645-92. First entry in the Registers April 5th, 1645. In 1660 he was appointed printer to the Parliament in conjunction with John Streator, and also held the post of printer to the House of Lords with Francis Tyton. He was associated with T. Newcombe in printing Mercurius Publicus and the Parliamentary Intelligencer. In 1664 he was in trouble for printing law books. [P.R.O. Chan. Proc. before 1714, Reynardson, B. 31, Stationers' Company v. Flesher.] On June 4th, 1666, he commenced a news-sheet called the Current Intelligence. When the survey of the press was made in 1668 he was found to have three presses, three apprentices and ten workmen; it was, in fact, one of the largest printing houses in London. Macocke was Master of the Stationers' Company in 1680, to which at his death he left a silver cup. [Timperley, p. 575.]