My Maine Heritage - April 2022 - Person Sheet
My Maine Heritage - April 2022 - Person Sheet
NameWilliam Buck
Birth Date1585
Birth PlacePadbury, England
Death Date24 Jan 1658 Age: 73
Death PlaceCambridge, Middlesex Co., MA
Burial PlaceOld Cem., Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA
FatherJames Buck (~1555-)
MotherUnnamed (1557-)
Misc. Notes
William and son Roger came to Massachusetts on ship “Increase” sailing in April, 1635. Landed in Boston. “He settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1652 he had a grant of land, twenty acres, lot number 91 in the Cambridge Survey, so called. Here he built a new home for his family. It was called the west field, northeast from Garden Street, on what is now Raymond Street. He died intestate January 24, 1658, and was buried in the old cemetery at Cambridge, MA.

William is said to be buried in the old cemetery at Harvard Square in
Cambridge, however, no record of the burial, nor stone can be found.

There is a family tradition that the Bucks are of Scottish origin, and
were connected with the royal family of King James the First and Queen
Elizabeth. One of the race now living remembers seeing in the family
of one of the daughters of Capt. Jonathan Buck a pin cushion made from
one of the silk dresses of Queen Elizabeth, which was cherished as an
heirloom. The English ancestor may have come from Scotland with King
James, who ascended the throne after the death of Queen Elizabeth. Sir
Hugh Buck was Master of the Rolls under this monarch and licensed some
theatrical plays. The name is supposed to have been taken from armorial
devices, and first given for distinction won on the field of battle.
source - John R. McCormick
Birth Dateabt 1590
Birth PlaceEngland
Death Date24 Jan 1657 Age: 67
Death PlaceCambridge, Middlesex Co., MA
Misc. Notes
Likely died before William and Roger emigrated.
Marr Dateabt 1610
ChildrenInfant x (-<1660)
 Isaac (1602-1695)
 Christian (1609-)
 James (~1603-)
 John (1613-1698)
 Roger (1617-1693)
 Thomas (1618-)
 Emanuel “Enoch” (1623-1695)
 Samuel (~1623-)
 Grace (~1624-1703)
 Henry (1626-1712)
Last Modified 16 Dec 2017Created 20 Apr 2022 using Reunion for Macintosh
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