Buckton Snippets 2

James Buckton 1793 – 1862 was a Proctor in Doctors Commons, London. He lived at Oakfield Lodge in Crouch End, Hornsey. His gardener was obviously not very happy in his job, as he is seeking new employment by means of an advertisment in The Times newspaper dated 13 July 1841. “As a groom and gardener and to make himself generally useful, a young man age 24, who has been accustomed to gardening and driving, both in town and country. Direct to HS. Mr Bucktons lodge, Crouch End, Hornsey”

Henry Buckton 1745 – 1815 was a Proctor in the Court of the Admiralty. He is listed as having a black man as a servant, residing at his home at Church Street, St Pauls, Canterbury, Kent. The unnamed servant was born in Johanna in the Straits of Madagascar and was manumitted under Mr. Wilberforce’s Act of Parliament, in Henrys will.

Woodyer Merricks Buckton and Emma Buckton, brother and sister, married Eliza and William Anderson. Another brother and sister.

Their father, Joseph Anderson, was a Provisions Merchant. Born in Liverpool and marrying in 1822, he went into business with his father in law. The business quickly grew, with large warehouses in Southwark. The changes in his addresses from Islington to the centre of Regents Park shows his increasing wealth. His wife gave birth to nine children, before dying in 1843. It would appear that Joseph had also had a mistress, who bore him eight children. No record of a marriage can be traced, but they were co-habiting in 1871. It seems that running two households ran away with the money, and when Joseph died in 1875, he was no longer a wealthy man.

Flora Cassey Buckton 1865 – 1920 married Edgar Lydekker, a Solicitor. His family home was Harpenden Lodge, in Harpenden Hertfordshire. His elder brother Richard Lydekker FRS, a Naturalist, had many books on natural history published. Richard inherited Harpenden Lodge, and it passed to his youngest daughter Hilda on his death. She lived to the grand age of 101. Having no living close relations, she left the house and grounds to Harpenden Borough Council with the intention of the land being used as an open space for the local people. Also as a memorial to family members and her fiance, all of whom had died during the wars. The will however was overturned, and eight acres of the land was sold for housing. The three remaining acres became Lydekker Park.

Maria Buckton 1819 – 1879 married Saffery Wiliam Johnson, a Solicitor and Attorney, in 1846. His parents, John Johnson and Susannah Saffery, were both from Fenland families. The Safferys could trace their ancestors back many generations to the 16th Century when Flemish families settled in the Fens, bringing their knowledge of draining the land with them. The register of property owners, drawn up for The Adventurers, prior to the building of the Bedford Level, showed the Saffery family owing seventy eight deeds for land. The Johnson family had also been in the Fens since the early 1600s. One ancestor was a Commissioner of the North Level (part of the Bedford Level) and owned lands and a water mill in Whittlesey. Saffery Johnsons’ grandfather was High Sherriff of Cambridgeshire, residing at Gorefield, Leverington. He farmed 350 acres and had fifteen children. His father, John Johnson, lived at Leverington Hall and had 400 acres, 100 of which were under water.

Elizabeth Buckton 1817 – 1898 was married to Nicholas Tyacke MD. Born in Cornwall, his father was a tenant of a Tin mine, employing 400 men. He became a doctor at Edinburgh in 1836. He moved to Chichester in Sussex where he was the Honorary Consulting Gynaecologist and Obstetrician at The West Sussex, East Sussex, East Hampshire and Chichester Infirmary and Dispensary between 1840 and 1883. He then became the Honorary Consulting Surgeon until 1900. He was also a Magistrate and councillor for Chichester. A member of The Sussex Archaeological Society, and The Botanical Society of Edinburgh, his Herbarium was sent to Oxford University, on his death in 1900.

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