Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Moses BUCK (1847-?)

and Harriet STEDMAN (1851-1917)


Moses Buck and Harriet Stedman married by banns on 10 April 1871 in Rudgwick, Sussex.  He was then a 24 year old bachelor and gardener, whilst she was a 20 year old spinster and cook.  They were both of Rudgwick.  Their fathers were named as William Buck a labourer and John Stedmand a gardener.  The witnesses to their marriage were Edmund Buck and Rebecca Stedman.  (They were not my direct ancestors.  One of their daughters married my great grandmother's brother.)

Moses Buck was baptised on 20 February 1847 in Rudgwick.  He was the son of William Buck (c1815-?) and Ann Etherington (1817-?).  At the time of his baptism his father was a labourer of Lynwick Lane in Rudgwick.  When the 1851 census was recorded Moses was 3 years old and living with his mother and younger brother in the Petworth Union workhouse and they were all described as paupers.  His father was then a prisoner and bricklayer in the Petworth goal.  In 1861 he was 14 years old and living with both his parents in Vicarage Lane, Rudgwick.  The census says his mother was a brickmaker, but I would think that was more likely to have been his father's occupation.

Harriet Stedman was baptised on 29 June 1851 in Horsham, Sussex.  She was the daughter of John Stedman (c1813-?) and Rebecca Cole (c1818-?).  When the 1851 census was recorded she was 10 years old and living with her parents and younger siblings at Hornbrook Hill, Horsham.  Her father was then a pauper and unable to work.  The census then recorded that Harriet was born in Battel, Sussex. She died aged 66 years in the first quarter of 1917 in the Battle registration district.


Moses Buck and Harriet Stedman had 9 known children:

  1. Alice Maud Buck was born in Warnham, Sussex and baptised on 11 February 1872 in Horsham, at which time her father was a gardener.

  2. Constance Mabel G. Buck was born in the second quarter of 1873 in Effingham Hill, Surrey.

  3. William Alfred Buck was born in the third quarter of 1874 in Wadhurst, Sussex.

  4. Beatrice Lily A. Buck was born in the fourth quarter of 1875 in Wadhurst.

  5. Albert E. E. Buck was born about 1878 in Wadhurst.

  6. Frances Margaretta Buck was born in the fourth quarter of 1879 in Wadhurst.  She married Frank Boorman by banns on Wednesday 9 July 1902 at the Parish Church of Wadhurst.  He was then a 30 year old bachelor and a machinist's clerk of Wadhurst.  His father was named as Frederick Edward Boorman a bricklayer.  Frances was a 22 years spinster of Wadhurst.  Her father was named as Moses Buck a gardener.  The witnesses to the marriage were Moses Buck and Daisy Beatrice May.  They all signed their names in the marriage register.  Frederick was born on 9 January 1872 in Wadhurst and was the son of Frederick Edward Boorman (1846-1884) and Frances Barham (1836-1917).

  7. Bernard Buck was born about 1884 in Wadhurst.

  8. Florence Buck was born about 1884 in Wadhurst.

  9. Walter Buck was born about 1886 in Wadhurst.



This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012