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Roger Buck

Birthplace: Padbury, Buckinghamshire, England
Death: Died in Woburn, Middlesex , Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Buck, of Cambridge and Margaret Grace Buck
Husband of Susanna Buck
Father of Samuel Buck; John Buck; Ephraim Buck; Mary Buck; Ruth Batherick and 2 others
Brother of died young Buck; Lieutenant Issac Buck; Margaret Thurston; Christian Buck; James Buck and 3 others
Half brother of Margaret Thurston

Occupation: ploughwright
Managed by: Erin Spiceland
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About Roger Buck

Roger Buck

  • Birth: Circa 1617 - England
  • Death: Nov 10 1693 - Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA
  • Parents: William Buck, Unknown Buck
  • Wife: Susanna Buck

3776. Roger BUCK died on November 10, 1693 in Woburn, MA. He was born ~1617 in England. Came from England in 1638 and settled in Cambridge, MA. with father, William.

A land grant of the General Court of Land in Shawshene (Billerica) 7 MAR 1643 was given, but no division seems to have been made until 1652. Among the grants were: Roger Buck, Lot No.5, containing 10 acres. William Buck, Lot No.91, containing 20 acres. Roger was a plowright and served for a time as Public Executioner, in which capacity he was ordered to inflict twenty lashes upon a culprit in 1668. Whether the order was carried out by him does not appear in the record.

Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of Mass. list Nathaniel, Samuel and Ann as children of Roger. Other records claim a Nathaniel and Ann with corresponding dates as children of Samuel and Rachel Leven Buck. The latter is assumed here. Also assumes is that Samuel Buck, b. 1669 is also a child of Samuel and Rachel.

Roger BUCK and Susannah UNKNOWN were married in 1640 in Cambridge, MA.

Roger Buck and Susannah (Buck) had the following children:

  1. Samuel3 Buck was born 6 Feb 1642/3.(4)
  2. John Buck was born in Cambridge, MA September 3, 1644.(5) John died in Massachusetts, at age unknown.
  3. Ephraim Buck was born July 26, 1646.(6)
  4. Mary Buck was born in Cambridge, MA June 23, 1648.(7) Mary died August 31, 1669 in probably, Cambridge, MA, at age 21. "Gen. and Personal Memoirs of Worcester Co. MA" gives birth date as January 23, 1648; died unmarried Aug 31, 1669.
  5. Lydia Buck (ca 1650-). Married Henry Smith.
  6. Ruth Buck was born in Cambridge, MA November 6, 1653.(8) Ruth died at age unknown.
  7. Elizabeth Buck was born in Cambridge, MA July 5, 1657.(9)


  • 10-19-1664: A petition of the inhabitants of Cambridge sent to the General Court of "Massachusetts Colinie" a charter to "petition His Majesty for his royal favour in the continuance of the present establishment of all privileges thereof and that we may not be subjected to the arbitrary power of any who are not chosen by this people according to their patent" , was signed by Roger.

Attached to this is a similar petition signed by the same members of the "train band and single men who desire to manifest themselves of the same mind with our parents, masters and the aged men and householders of the peace." Among the signers is the name of Samuel Buck

  • Death date from "Vital Records of Cambridge MA" NEHGS, p.490.
  • Marriage confirmed by same with birth of children, and explicitly (without surname) by "Compendium of Amer. Gen." Vol. VI, p.726.
  • Birth and marriage dates from "Compendium of American Genealogy" Vol. VI, p.726.
  • "History of Buckfield, Oxford County, Maine" by Alfred Cole and Charles F. Whitman, 1915, p.548, says that, according to tradition, Roger was 18 years old when he came to America.
  • Death date and place from "Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester Co. MA" Vol. 1 p.387.


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Roger Buck's Timeline

December 19, 1613
Wandsworth, Middlesex, ENG
Padbury, Buckinghamshire, England
February 6, 1642
Age 25
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
September 3, 1644
Age 27
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
July 26, 1646
Age 29
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
June 23, 1648
Age 31
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
November 6, 1653
Age 36
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
November 23, 1655
Age 38
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts
July 5, 1657
Age 40
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA