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Henry Buck

Birthplace: Norfolk, England
Death: Died in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of William Buck, of Cambridge and Margaret Grace Neave
Husband of Elizabeth Buck
Father of Henry Buck; Sgt. Samuel Buck; Martha Deming; Elizabeth Latimer; Mary Smith and 5 others
Brother of died young Buck; Lieutenant Issac Buck; Christian Buck; James Buck; Roger Buck and 3 others
Half brother of Margaret Thurston

Occupation: blacksmith, farmer
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About Henry Buck

Henry BUCK was born in 1626 in (Bromland,Somersetshire,England.) He died on 7 July 1712 at the age of 86 in Wethersfield , Hartford, Connecticut.

Elizabeth Churchill married Henry Buck, of Wethersfield, Oct 31, 1660. Mr. Buck was the youngest of two brothers who came to Wethersfield in 1647. He was born in England in 1626, as we learn from the record of his death, July 7, 1712, at the age of eighty-six years. He was granted lands in Wethersfield in 1658, and aquired quite an estate later on, and became a citizen of influence and ability, filling the town offices, and being elected deputy to the General Assembly in 1667.

children were: Mehitable BUCK, Henry BUCK, Samuel BUCK, Martha BUCK, Elizabeth BUCK, Mary BUCK, Sarah BUCK, Ruth BUCK


To my knowledge the parents of Henry BUCK (abt 1626 to 7 Jul 1712) who married Elizabeth CHURCHILL (1642-aft 1730) remain known. Unfortunately there are places such as the LDS Ancestral File and some of the online databases that give highly unreliable information and tend to lead well-meaning people astray.

It is known that Emmanuel/Enoch BUCK and Henry BUCK had a sister Grace BUCK (abt 1623/4-1703) who married John RYLEY or RILEY (d. 1679) abt 1645 and had 8 Ryley children -- John, Joseph, Jonathan, Mary, Grace, Sarah, Jacob and Isaac. The two spellings of the name seem to be used qinterchangeably.

Hopefully, some day, a good researcher will be able to do onsite research in England and find the roots of this interesting family. As I mentioned in another posting this afternoon, Cornelius Harvey writes that he believes this branch may be from County Norfolk in England.


  • from TORREY:

BUCK, Henry (1626-1712) & Elizabeth CHURCHILL (1642-); 31 Oct 1660; Wethersfield {Wethersfield 2:143, 220; Buck (1907) 43; Churchill (1904) 325; Boardman Anc. 263; Foote (1907) 23; Dillon Anc. 17; Sv. 1:284, 387; TAG 10:104; Alexander (1931) 12; Buck (1889) 30, 34; Hartford Prob. 1:288; Reg. 61:311; NYGBR 8:183; Brainerd Anc. 88; Hale (1952) 553}


Excerpt from "Descendants of Nathaniel Foote Sr. & Elizabeth Deming" by Ellwood Court Curtis: He came to Wethersfied in 1647 with an older brother. He was granted lands in Wethersfield in 1658 and later acquired a large estate. He became a citizen of influence and ability, filling various town offices. He was elected a deputy to the General Assembly in 1667. He was a blacksmith and farmer.

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Henry Buck's Timeline

Norfolk, England
Age 36
Wethersfield, Connecticut Colony
February 2, 1664
Age 38
Wethersfield, Connecticut Colony
October 15, 1667
Age 41
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
June 6, 1670
Age 44
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut
March 12, 1673
Age 47
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Age 49
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
July 25, 1678
Age 52
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Age 54
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut