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John Buck, of Scituate

Also Known As: ""Cornet" John Buck"
Birthdate: (83)
Birthplace: Hingham, Norfolk or, London, Greater London, England
Death: September 4, 1697 (83)
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Edmund Buck, of Barbados & Plymouth Colony
Husband of Elizabeth Hatch, of Weymouth; Elizabeth Holbrook of Scituate and Sarah Buck
Father of Elizabeth Chandler; Joseph Buck; Mary Chandler; John Buck; Hannah Buck and 5 others
Brother of Lt. Isaac Buck

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About John Buck, of Scituate

John Buck

  • Birth: 1625 - Hingham, Norfolk England (ALT: Dec 19 1613 - London, Middlesex, England)
  • Death: 1698 - Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
  • Parents: Perhaps Edmund Buck, of Barbados & Plymouth Colony (1588 - 1662) & an unknown woman
  • Wife: Elizabeth Holbrook, Sarah Faunce

John (Cornet) BUCK died about 1697. John BUCK sailed to America possibly with his brother James, in 1638 on the (DILIGENT), removed to Scituate 1650,

married Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel Holbrook, of Weymouth, and had by her ten children - Elizabeth, born 1653; Mary, born 1655, married to Benjamin Chandler; Joseph, born 1657; John, born 1659; Hannah, born 1661; Susanna, born 1664; Benjamin, born 1665; Deborah, born 1670, married to Isaac Randall, November 29th, 1692; Robert, born 1672; Rachel, born 1674, married to John Dwelly, January 4th, 1692.

From the History of Scituate: "Cornet John Buck appears in Scituate in 1650....He succeeded the veteran, Robert Stetson, as 'Cornet of the Troopers' before the Philip's War in which he was constantly in service. He married in 1693 the widow of the second Edward Dotey, who was probably Sarah, sister of the famous Elder Faunce. Some of this family have descendants in Easton.

"John Buck's will is dated 1697 and gives legacies: 'To daughter Chandler; to Isaac Randall's children; to John Garrett's children; to all my grandchildren living at Yarmouth and Sandwich.'

From another source: "There is an account of Francis Adams, born in England who married Mary Buck of Scituate. They had seven children, among whom was Thomas who married Bathsheba Bradford, a great-granddaughter of Governor Bradford and lived near Stony Brook in Kingston."

Nothing has been found to prove that this individual was the son of William (RIN 701), but other members of the family have a short history that includes John as William's son.


  1. 1Faunce, James Freer, "The Faunce Family," NEHGR 114:2 (Apr 1960) (New England Historic, Genealogical Society.), p. 119, Los Angeles Public Library.
  2. 2Anderson, Robert Charles, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995-), 1:653, Los Angeles Public Library, Gen 974 A549.
  3. 3Hill, Peter B., Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Family of Edward Doty(Volume Eleven) (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower  Descendants, 1996.), p. 4, Los Angeles Public Library, 929.3614 S678-3 v. 11 (1).
  4. 4Allen, John Kermott, George Morton of Plymouth Colony and Some of His Descendants (Chicago: J. K. Allen, 1908.), p. 9, Los Angeles Public Library, 929.2 M889.
  5. Millicent Herring; Lineage Lines of the Bucks of Plymouth Colony


Pane-Joyce Genealogy

Cornet John Buck. John died in Sep 1697 in Scituate, MA.

“Cornet John Buck appears in Scituate before 1650, and may have been the son of James Buck of Hingham. He was the first proprietor of Walnut tree hill, as least the wast part of it, in 1651, and his house was on the west side of that hill. He succeeded the vereran Robert Stetson as ‘Cornet of the Troopers,’ before Philip’s war, in which was he was constantly in service.”50

John’s will mentioned grandchilden living in Yarmouth and Sandwich.

Will: From the Mayflower Descendant, volume 14, page 128:

   John Buck's Will. The original will of “John Buck of Sittuate” is in the files at Plymouth, but it is worn, and the abstract here presented has been perfected by means of the probate record [Book I, p. 276]. The will was made 4 September, 1697. Bequests were as follows: “I will that all my houseing and lands lying in Sittuate be .... sold and equally divided between my daughters”; “I give and bequeath one Cow to my daughter Chandler..... I her Children Each of them one Sheep"; "to Isaac Randalls two Children to Each of them Six Shillings”; “to John garrets Children twelve Shillings apeece”; “to all my grand Children liveing at yarmouth and Sandwich one shilling to Each of them”; “my Son in law Isaac Randall to be my.....Executor”. The will was signed by a mark and witnesses by William Curtis, Sr. (who signed by a mark), John Curtis, James Torrey. It was probated 27 September, 1697, before William Bradford, Judge of Probate. The inventory was taken 21 September, 1697, by Elisha Turner and James Torrey, and sworn to by the executor on 27 September, 1697. “Lands and Houseing” were valued at £50. The original inventory is still in the files.

Children: 15423i. Elizabeth Buck (16 Jul 1653-ca 1732) 15424ii. Mary Buck (26 Jun 1655-17 Nov 1717) 15425iii. Joseph Buck (26 Jun 1657-ca 1696) 15426iv. John Buck (6 Sep 1659-) 15427v. Hannah Buck (9 Aug 1661-6 Oct 1753) 15428vi. Susanna Buck (19 Jul 1664-) 15429vii. Benjamin Buck (15 Mar 1665-) 15430viii. Deborah Buck (15 Nov 1670-12 Jun 1760) 15431ix. Robert Buck (16 Jun 1672-) 15432x. Rachel Buck (22 Aug 1674-bef 31 May 1738) On 26 Apr 1693 John second married Sarah Faunce (4430) , daughter of John Faunce (ca 1607-29 Nov 1653) & Patience Morton (1800) (ca 1615-16 Aug 1691), in Plymouth, MA.49,60 Born ca 1645 in Plymouth, MA.30 Sarah died on 27 Jun 1695 in Scituate, MA.60 “My Sister Sarah the Wif of John Buck of Sittuat deceased on the 27^th day of June 1695” recorded by Elder Faunce.

Sarah first married Edward Doty, second John Buck as his second wife.

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John Buck, of Scituate's Timeline

December 19, 1613
London, Greater London, England
July 16, 1653
Age 39
Plymouth County, MA
June 5, 1655
Age 41
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts
June 26, 1657
Age 43
Scituate, MA, USA
September 6, 1659
Age 45
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts
April 9, 1662
Age 48
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts
July 19, 1664
Age 50
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts
March 15, 1665
Age 51
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts
November 15, 1670
Age 56
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts