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Reference BUCKLE
Covering dates 1593-1963
Held by West Sussex Record Office
Extent 67 series
Source of acquisition The main collection was deposited in May 1976 by CS Buckle, Esq., of Slinfold. A further collection was deposited in 1977 by Lieutenant Commander CEA Buckle of Westbourne and has been catalogued in the Appendix.
Creators Buckle family of Banstead, Surrey
Related information Other records of the Buckle family can be found in Surrey Record Office

Administrative history:
The Buckle family were originally settled in the county of Westmorland, residing at Brough-under-Stainmore, and owning estates which bordered on the North Riding of Yorkshire in the reign of Henry VII. (The Biographer, No. 4, Vol. 1, p. 41 (see Buckle MS. 405))
The interests of the family were not confined to the north, however, and from the early 16th century they were possessors of properties in the City of London. Sir Cuthbert Buckle (1533-1594), a Vintner, was a Citizen and Alderman of London, and served the offices of Sheriff in 1582 and Lord Mayor in 1593-4. He lived in Mark Lane, and owned lands and houses in the parishes of St. Mary-at-Hill and St. Dunstan-in-the-East. (Buckle MS. 25.)
His only son, the first Sir Christopher Buckle (1590-1660), migrated to Surrey, and acquired lands at Mitcham. In 1614 he purchased from William Merland the estate of Burrough, since called Burgh, in Banstead co. Surrey, together with the mansion house built by the Merlands in 1550 and known as Burgh House. This became the centre of the Buckle estate until the sale in 1846 to the sixth Earl of Egmont. Sir Christopher evidently spared nothing in his endeavours to build up the family fortunes, and is reputed to have sold his father's chain of office so as to buy a flock of sheep. (The Biographer, op. cit., p. 41; Buckle MS. 1. See Catalogue of the Cowdray Archives (W.S.C.C. 1964) for references to the Banstead estate after 1846.
Sir Christopher had three sons and seven daughters by his marriage to Catherine, the daughter of Sir Martin Barnham of Hollingbourne in Kent. His eldest son, the second Sir Christopher Buckle (1629-1712), married Elizabeth, the daughter of Sir William Lewis, Bart., of Borden, East Meon, in Hampshire, who had been imprisoned by Cromwell after the Civil War. His eldest daughter, Judith (1612-1676), married Robert Mason of Greenwich, Doctor of Civil Law, and so began the Mason line of the family which produced two important naval commanders. (Buckle MS. 25; Buckle MS. 1.) The surviving papers of Captain Christopher Mason (born c1634) include his commission to the command of HMS Oxford signed by Charles II and Samuel Pepys, diarist and clerk to the Admiralty. (Buckle MS. 92.)
The second Sir Christopher Buckle was succeeded in 1712 by his grandson, also Christopher Buckle (1684-1759). The property in London had suffered severely during the Great Fire, but Christopher was able to finance the building of Nork House in Surrey in 1740 and to give Burgh House to his eldest son. His fifth and youngest son, Mathew Buckle (1718-84), entered the navy in 1731 at the age of 13, and was one of five members of the Buckle family ultimately to rise to Flag Rank.
Mathew Buckle was one of the most distinguished naval officers of the 18th century, and was in continuous command of fighting ships for nineteen years from 1744. His career is unfolded in a fine series of Log Books which survives for the period 1731-62 (excepting the years 1743-44), and in his Letter and Order Books for 1744-48. (Buckle MSS. 96-103, 105-106.)
His first command was HMS Russell, a third rate ship of 80 guns and 650 men, of which he was appointed Captain on 29 May 1745. The country was then at war with France and Spain, and the navy was blockading their fleets in Toulon and Cartagena. England maintained a large fleet in the Mediterranean and on the coast of Spain, mostly employed in cruising and intercepting enemy trade. Under the command of Mathew Buckle, the Russell became the Flag Ship of Admiral Henry Medley, but when the Admiral removed his Flag to the Boyne in May 1747, it was intended that the Russell should return to England. About 200 of her men were discharged to other ships, and her sail and gun power were reduced. On leaving Gibraltar she gave chase to the Glorioso, a Spanish man-of-war of 70 guns and 760 men, and on 8 October 1747, after a close action of six hours off Cape St. Vincent, she succeeded in capturing her prize. The engagement is described in detail in the log book of the Russell and in the despatches copied in the Captain's Letter and Order book. (Buckle MS. 6; Buckle MS. 98; Buckle MS. 105.)
The Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle was signed in October 1748, but the peace was an uneasy one. The French continued to hamper British trade and settlement on the west coast of Africa, and Captain Buckle commanded several vessels in the protection of British interests in Africa. Hostilities were resumed in 1756, and in January 1758 Buckle was appointed Flag Captain to Admiral Sir Edward Boscawen in the Namur, a vessel of 90 guns. He took part in the siege and capture of Louisburg, Cape Breton, in July of that year, and served in the same ship when Boscawen defeated the French fleet under de la Clue off Lagos on 17 August 1759. In November 1759 the Namur was part of Admiral Sir Edward Hawke's fleet which destroyed the French fleet under de Conflan in Quiberon Bay. Mathew Buckle remained in command of the Namur until 13 February 1762, and during that time was employed in maintaining the blockade of the French coast. (Buckle MS. 6.) Apart from the Log Books and the Letter and Order Books, a series of miscellaneous papers survive relating to the naval engagements of this period. (Buckle MSS. 107-110, 201-213.)
Mathew Buckle was made a Rear-Admiral on 18 October 1770, and was second-in-command at Spithead in 1770-71. He was promoted to Vice-Admiral of the Blue on 31 March 1775, and commanded the fleet in the Downs in 1778-79. On 19 March 1779 he was promoted to Admiral of the Blue, and in 1783 was offered the command of the Fleet, which he declined on account of ill health. (Buckle MS. 6; The Biographer, op. cit., p. 41.
The house at Nork was made over to Mathew Buckle by his father, but after his death in 1784 the house was let to Lord Arden on a long lease, and was eventually sold to him in 1812. His elder and only surviving son, Mathew (1770-1855), was apprenticed as Captain's servant with his first cousin Christopher Mason in 1777, but it is not thought that he went to sea until 17 April 1786, when he entered service as Able-Seaman on board HMS Salisbury, a 50 gun ship engaged on the Newfoundland station.
Mathew was rated Midshipman in 1787, and for the next six years was chiefly employed on the Newfoundland and West India stations, receiving his first commission as Lieutenant on 21 January 1791. In February 1793 he joined the Royal Sovereign, flagship of Vice-Admiral Thomas Graves, second-in-command of the Channel Fleet under Admiral Earl Howe, and was aboard that ship during the celebrated actions against the French fleet under Villaret Joyeuse on 29 May and 1 June 1794. Despite having been deprived of the use of his limbs by rheumatic fever, he remained at his post throughout those actions, and earned the favourable notice of his commanding officer. (Buckle MS. 6; Buckle MSS. 149, 153.)
He was appointed Commander of the sloop Ferret on 6 December 1796, and commanded the store ship Camel on the North American and West India station from 24 November 1800 to 24 September 1802. In the latter year he was promoted to the rank of Post Captain, and from 3 May 1804 to 28 February 1810 he was in charge of the Portsmouth division of the Sea Fencibles. During these six years Buckle constantly applied for a command at sea, and was eventually induced to descend on the Admiralty, commissions in hand, to state his case. He subsequently received two commands on the Leith station between 1810-1813, but as he had not served sufficient sea-time he was, to his intense mortification, placed on the Retired List of Admirals. He became a Rear-Admiral on 10 January 1837, a Vice-Admiral on 9 November 1846, and an Admiral on 30 July 1852. (Buckle MS. 6; Buckle MSS. 149, 153.)
Buckle evidently suffered disillusionment during his career, being denied the sea command to which he felt he was entitled, and his disenchantment was no doubt enhanced by the progressive deterioration of eyesight which diminished his prospects of active service and ultimately culminated in blindness. During the latter part of his life he looked to his second son, Claude Henry Mason Buckle (1803-1894), to fulfil the ambitions he had set for his own career, and his correspondence reflects the endeavours he made to further his son's prospects in the navy.
Though the surviving papers of Admiral Buckle are far fewer than those of his father, his commissions, together with certificates and memoranda of service, do survive, and provide a sketch of his naval career. (Buckle MSS. 127-149, 153.) Moreover, his correspondence includes letters from Lieutenant Charles Mathew Buckle written on board HMS Vengeance, and describing the battles of Odessa and the River Alma conducted during the Crimean War. (Buckle MS. 237.)
Mathew Buckle's efforts to advance his son's career in the navy were not without avail, and ultimately his son received a knighthood and attained the rank of Admiral.
Claude Henry Mason Buckle began his career at Portsmouth Naval College in 1817, and first went to sea as a Volunteer aboard HMS Heron on 30 March 1819. He was promoted to Midshipman on 1 April 1820, and to Mate on 16 February 1825. (Buckle MS. 154.) He served on the Liffey, a 50 gun vessel which led the fleet at the capture of Rangoon, and subsequently served in her boats in numerous affairs with Burmese stockades and flotillas. In 1827 he was promoted to Lieutenant and served aboard the Ganges, an 84 gun ship, on the South American station. He afterwards served in the North Sea in the West Indies, and in the San Josef, flagship at Plymouth. He was Flag-Lieutenant in the latter ship to Sir William Hargood, and when that officer hauled down his flag in 1836 he was, in accordance with the practice of those days, promoted to Commander. (Buckle MS. 6.)
In 1840-1 he spent four months at Robert Napier's Vulcan Foundry in Glasgow studying the theory and construction of the marine steam engine, and subsequently applied to the Admiralty for command of a ship. (Buckle MS. 237.) On 7 December 1841 he was appointed to the command of the Growler, a new steam sloop, in which he served for nearly four years on the African station employed in the suppression of the slave trade. (Buckle MS. 6.) His surviving papers include an account of an action with a Spanish slavetrader off Shebar in 1845. (Buckle MS. 156.) Upon his return he was, on 6 November 1845, given a commission as Post-Captain, and four years later, in command of the Centaur, a six-gun steam frigate, he assisted in the recovery of the Grant, a merchant schooner captured by Spanish pirates in the River Seba. (Buckle MS. 6; Buckle MS. 158.)
However, it was as Captain of the paddle frigate Valorous that Claude Henry Mason Buckle most distinguished himself. He was appointed to her at the end of 1852, and at the outbreak of war with Russia proceeded to the Baltic. In May 1854 the Valorous took part in the destruction of 34 vessels at Uleaborg, in the Gulf of Bothnia, and later in the summer of that year she was involved in the bombardment of the fortress of Bomarsund in the Aland Islands. At the end of the year the Valorous went to the Black Sea, where she assisted in the defence of Eupatoria, in the blockade and forcing of the Strait of Kertch, and in the capture of Kinburn. Captain Buckle retained his command throughout the Crimean War, and had the honour of being three times gazetted. (Buckle MS. 6; Buckle MS. 159-163. Life of Vice-Admiral Lord Lyons, S. Eardley-Wilmot (Sampson Low & Co., 1898), pp. 308-9.)
In 1857 he became Captain Superintendent at Deptford Dockyard, and held that position until shortly before his promotion to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 14 November 1863. His enforced retirement under the Order in Council of 24 March 1866 soon afterwards put an end to his period of active service. He became a Vice-Admiral on the retired list on 1 April 1870, and an Admiral on 22 January 1877. (Buckle MS. 6.)
His only son, Claude Henry Shute Buckle (1848-1912) followed his father into the navy, entering Royal Naval College at the age of 14, and attaining the rank of Lieutenant, before being placed on the retired list with the rank of Commander in 1893. (For details of the career of Claude Henry Shute Buckle see Buckle MS. 7.)
Returning to the domestic scene, the Burgh estates of the Buckle family passed from Christopher Buckle (1711-1783) to his only son, also called Christopher (1742-1816). The latter died without issue, and the estates passed to his cousin, the Reverend William Buckle (1759-1832). William Lewis Buckle (1790-1865) succeeded his father to the Burgh estates and to the living of Banstead, and it was he who sold the Burgh estates in 1846 to George James Perceval, 6th Earl of Egmont, the eldest son of Lord Arden. (Buckle MS. 25.)
William Lewis Buckle married Mary Freeman Manley, daughter of William Manley of Henley, Sergeant-at-Law, in 1823, and by her had eleven children. Several of his seven sons achieved distinction in military and naval service, and papers relating to their careers survive in this collection.
Christopher Buckle (1824-1887) was the second son of William Lewis Buckle, and served in the 3rd Queens Bombay Light Cavalry and in the Bombay Staff Corps. When political agent in Rewah Kantah District he distinguished himself during the Mutiny of the Indian Native Army, and received the thanks of the Queen for his services. A number of his letters survive, and these contain information on British policy in India. (Buckle MSS. 244-245.)
Cuthbert Robert Buckle (1837-1901), the sixth son of William Lewis Buckle, entered the Royal Navy as a cadet in 1851. In July 1853 he was promoted to Midshipman aboard the sloop Comns [sic] employed on the China station, and while serving on board that ship was involved in protecting the factories at Canton during the rebellion against the Viceroy. He served aboard HMS Winchester, the Flagship of Rear-Admiral Sir James Stirling, Commander-in-Chief on the China station, and during the Indian Mutiny saw action on board the steam sloop Assurance. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 19 May 1859, and for the following three years served in the Mediterranean and in the West Indies aboard HMS Aboukir. In November 1867 he was nominated Flag Lieutenant to Rear-Admiral Claude Henry Mason Buckle, and two years later was promoted to Commander. He commissioned H.M. Steam Gun Vessel Cracker in 1873, and served in her on the South American station, principally on the River Plate, until ill health caused his return to England and retirement from active service in 1875. (Buckle MS. 7.)
Though accounts of his career can be found in the manuscript biographies of the Buckle family, none of the personal papers of Commander Buckle survive in this collection, with the exception of letters amongst the correspondence of his elder brother, Charles Mathew Buckle. (Buckle MS. 250.)
Charles Mathew Buckle (1828-1914) was perhaps the most prominent of the seven sons of William Lewis Buckle, and enjoyed a long and distinguished naval career. It was he who first undertook the task of compiling a history of the Buckle family, and of arranging and preserving the surviving records of the family. His own papers are to be found in this collection, and provide a valuable insight into his naval career and his researches on the family history.
Charles Mathew Buckle was born on 14 October 1828 at the Vicarage House in Pyrton, near Watlington, co. Oxford, and he lived there until 1832 when his father succeeded to the Burgh estates and to the living of Banstead. He developed an interest in the navy at an early age, and in 1838 was sent to Gosport to a preparatory school for boys destined for a naval career. In his very detailed auto-biography, contained in the Memorials of the Naval Members of the Family of Buckle, he describes the type of education received at the school, and comments on the cruelties inflicted by the headmaster. (Buckle MS. 6.)
He was nominated a Volunteer of the 1st Class and appointed to the Cambrian, a 36 gun frigate, in September 1841, before his thirteenth birthday. This ship was employed initially on the China station, and was in Chinese waters during the latter year of the war with China. After the peace settlement, the Cambrian was engaged in combatting piracy off the coast of China, and later proceeded to the East Indies. (Buckle MS. 6.)
In 1845 Buckle was appointed to the Vernon, the Flagship of Rear-Admiral Samuel Hood Inglefield, Commander-in-Chief on the Brazils and River Plate station. He served on shore for eight months with a strong detachment of seamen and marines landed from the Squadron to assist in the defence of the city of Montevideo against the forces of the rebel General Oribe. In the autumn of 1846 Inglefield was transferred to the command of the East India and China station, and accordingly Buckle sailed with him to Hong Kong and Singapore. On 6 December 1847, at the age of 19 years 7 weeks, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, and appointed to the Ringdove, a 16 gun brig employed in the East Indies. (Buckle MS. 6; The Biographer, op. cit, p. 41.
Lieutenant Buckle returned to England in 1849 and spent a period in the study of gunnery on board the Excellent at Portsmouth. In January 1852 he was appointed to HMS Vengeance, and continued in that ship during the operations in the Black Sea and in the Crimea. Amongst the surviving correspondence of the Lieutenant are letters written aboard the Vengeance to his father and mother at Banstead containing detailed accounts of the naval campaigns, the embarkation of troops, and the besieging of Sebastapol. (Buckle MS. 248.) Other letters, written to Lieutenant Mathew Buckle, contain reports on the battles at Odessa and the River Alma during the same war. (Buckle MS. 237.)
Immediately after the Vengeance was paid off, in March 1855, Buckle applied for an appointment to a ship in the Black Sea or Baltic. To his intense disappointment he was eventually appointed to the Indefatigable, Flagship of Rear-Admiral Sir William James Hope Johnstone, Commander-in-Chief on the Brazil station. Nevertheless, under that officer he was successively appointed Acting Commander of the Harrier, steam sloop of 17 guns, of the Siren, 16 gun brig, and of the Indefatigable itself, and in March 1858 he was promoted to Lieutenant Commander of the Caradoc, a despatch vessel in the Mediterranean. (Buckle MS. 6; The Biographer, op. cit., p. 42.
On 6 August 1860 Buckle was advanced to the rank of Commander, and on his return to England undertook a course on steam at the Royal Naval College in Portsmouth.
In 1861 the American Civil War was at its height, and the affair of the Trent enhanced the prospect of war between England and the States. Four transatlantic steamers were requisitioned to transport troops to the St. Laurence to protect the Canadian colonies, and, on the promise of a command on returning to England, Buckle was persuaded to join the Adriatic. For a period of twelve weeks in the winter of 1861-62 the ship was frozen in the Gulf of Sydney, Cape Breton. (Buckle MS. 6.)
Seven days after returning to England in the Adriatic the promise was honoured and Buckle was appointed to command the Cormorant, a steam sloop of four guns bound for the China station (16 May 1862). His autobiography reveals the problems encountered in fitting out and provisioning the ship, and in finding adequate crewmen. He sailed for Madeira in July 1862, and for the following three and a half years was employed in Chinese and Japanese waters. Naval presence was required to enforce payment of indemnities imposed upon the Japanese government for outrages committed upon British subjects, and the resistance to these demands led to occasional engagements between the fleet and the Japanese forts. Buckle was in these waters at the time of the attack on Kagosima in 1864, and also during the forcing of the Straits of Simonoseki in the same year, but the Cormorant was not directly involved in either of these actions, much to the disappointment of her commander. (Buckle MS. 6.)
In January 1866 the Cormorant was paid off at Hong Kong, and Commander Buckle returned home by mail steamer. On 11 April 1866 he received his promotion to the rank of Captain, but, with the country now at peace, he was destined to six years of forced inactivity. On 21 May 1872 he was appointed to HMS Research, a small iron clad corvette carrying a central battery of four rifled guns, on the Mediterranean station.
In Spain the abdication of King Amedeo in 1873 was followed by a period of political unrest, and during the inter-regnum of 1873-4 the Carlists were in arms in all the north-eastern provinces of the country. The rebels captured the important fortress of Cartagena, and took possession of Spanish men-of-war to make raids upon coastal towns. The Mediterranean fleet, under the command of Vice-Admiral Sir Reginald Hastings Yelverton, was ordered to protect British interests and British subjects on the coast of Spain. The Memorials include detailed accounts on the political situation in Spain and of the role of the Mediterranean fleet. In addition there survives a series of letters addressed to Captain Buckle on board the Research, some from Hastings Yelverton and his successor Vice-Admiral Sir James Robert Drummond, and these refer in detail to the unrest in Spain and to British naval policy. (Buckle MS. 7; Buckle MS. 252.)
The fall of Cartagena in January 1874 marked the end of the rebellion in Spain, and thereafter the Research resumed more routine duties in the Mediterranean. In August of the following year Captain Buckle's commission came to an end, and he returned to England. In December 1876 he was appointed to command the Hector, an iron clad of 18 guns, employed in the Newhaven district of the Coastguard. A few months later he was transferred to the Lord Warden on the Queensferry district of the Coastguard, but was compelled to resign the command on account of ill health in July 1877. (Buckle MS. 7.)
On 6 March 1878 Charles Mathew Buckle received his commission to command the Revenge, a steam screw battleship carrying 28 guns, and successively the Flagship of Admirals Henry S. Hillyar, Sir William Montagu Dowell, and Sir Richard Vesey Hamilton. This was a harbour appointment, the ship being employed as Guardship at Queenstown, Co. Cork, and Captain Buckle's authority theoretically extended all round the coast of Ireland. His commission lasted three years, and in March 1881 his career as an active officer ended. On 27 March 1883 he was promoted to Flag Rank, becoming a Rear-Admiral on the retired list, and six years later he was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the retired list. (Buckle MS. 7.)
The career of Charles Mathew Buckle is recounted in detail in the autobiographical notes contained in the two volumes of Memorials, and to supplement this there survive his commissions, certificates of service, records of sea time, and communications with the Admiralty. His correspondence too contains many letters describing naval engagements and naval policy, and letters from other members of the family serving in the navy.
Charles Mathew Buckle was a prolific writer, and a fine series of journals survives for the period 1851-1891. The first volume covers his years aboard the Vengeance and Indefatigable, on the Black Sea and Brazil stations respectively, and the second covers his service on the Caradoc in the Mediterranean, recording among other things the insurrection in Italy led by Garibaldi in 1860. (Buckle MSS. 267-268.) His third journal includes the period at Naval College in Portsmouth, a brief tour of the continent in the summer of 1861, and his service as Agent aboard the Adriatic in 1861-2. (Buckle MS. 269.) The journals resume after his retirement from active service in 1881, and record details of a number of pleasure trips made by the Vice-Admiral between 1882-91. In October 1882 he embarked on a seven-month tour of Egypt, Palestine, and Europe, (Buckle MS. 270.) and in 1883-4 followed this by two shorter tours of Italy, Spain, and France, and North Germany and Scandinavia respectively. (Buckle MSS. 271-272.) In July 1885 he sailed from Liverpool to New York on board the Cunard steamer Etruria, then the fastest transatlantic steamer, and began a three-month tour of the north-eastern and mid-western states of America. (Buckle MS. 273.) The final volume contains notes made on a brief tour of the Netherlands in August 1891. (Buckle MS. 274.)
The travel journals of Charles Mathew Buckle are a rich source of information on the countries visited by him in this period. The volume containing the notes on the American tour is particularly detailed on topography, urban development, transport, industry, and education, and is liberally illustrated with photographs, postcards, and cuttings from guide-books.
Charles Mathew Buckle was deeply interested in the history of the family, and in the latter part of his life, after his travels were over, he devoted much of his time and interest to research into the ancestry of the Buckle family. He was helped in this task by the historical and biographical notes on the family compiled by Martha Buckle in 1810, and supplemented this by research of his own on records in family possession and in Somerset House.(Buckle MSS. 1-4.) He employed A. S. Scott-Gatty, York Herald at the College of Arms, to draw up a pedigree of the family, and copies survive in this collection.(Buckle MSS. 19-25.) He himself drew up the extremely detailed biographies of the naval members of the family, and also left behind voluminous notes in exercise books and on scraps of paper which provide an abundance of historical and biographical information on members of the family as well as details of places with Buckle connections.(Buckle MSS. 6-12.)
The family memorials and the notes on family history provide the principal references to the Sussex branches of the Buckle family--Rogate Lodge and Norton House, Aldingbourne, being homes of members of the family in the 18th and 19th centuries--but there are some surviving papers of Charles Edward Stewart Buckle of Horsham (b. 1876), who continued the work of his uncle on the history of the family.(Buckle MSS. 14-18; Buckle MS. 266.)
The Rogate estate was purchased by Lewis Buckle (1758-1818), the eldest son of Lewis Buckle of Borden, East Meon, co. Hants (1713-1785). In 1782 he married Frances Bachelor of Priors Court House in Cheveley, co. Berks, and it was by means of her fortune that he was able to buy the property at Rogate. However, the Hampshire and Sussex estates soon came to be charged with heavy settlement debts, and in 1830 an Act of Parliament was obtained to enable the estates to be sold, as they later were to Colonel Charles Wyndham.(See W.S.R.O. Add MS. 2193 for a terrier of the Rogate estate belonging to Lewis Buckle in 1803. The Petworth House Archives also include records relating to the Rogate estate.)
Mathew Buckle (1760-1837) was the third son of the said Lewis Buckle of Borden, and in 1802 he married his cousin Hannah, only daughter of Admiral Mathew Buckle of Nork House. After his marriage he purchased Norton House and surrounding lands in Aldingbourne, and this property remained in the family until the present century.

Contents:
The records relate to the family of Buckle, settled principally at Banstead in Surrey but with connections with Sussex, and are a rich source, particularly for students of naval history in the 18th and 19th centuries.



FAMILY ARCHIVES  [no ref. or date]

FAMILY MEMORIALS  [no ref. or date]

Memorials of the Buckle family compiled by Martha Buckle.  BUCKLE/1  22 February 1810

1 vol
66 pp

Contents:
Historical and biographical notes on the collateral lines of the family including the Blunts and Scawens of Sussex. Compiled for her nephews, Mathew Buckle of Norton House, Sussex, and Lewis Buckle of Rogate Lodge, Sussex.

Memorials of the Buckle family compiled by Martha Buckle. Copies of Buckle MS. 1. Nos. 2 and 3 are annotated by Charles Mathew Buckle; No. 4 may be an original draft.  BUCKLE/2-4  22 February 1810

3 vols
94 pp
45 pp
47 pp

Memorials of the Buckle family compiled by Charles Mathew Buckle and partly copied from Martha Buckle's study.  BUCKLE/5  1871-1902

1 vol
130 pp

'Memorials of the Naval Members of the Family of 'Buckle' of Burgh, Co. Surrey. Compiled by Rear Admiral Charles Mathew Buckle.' Volume 1.  BUCKLE/6  1886

1 vol
184 pp

Contents:
Detailed accounts of the careers of Admiral Mathew Buckle (1718-84); Admiral Mathew Buckle (1770-1855); Lieutenant Mathew Buckle (1760-1837); Admiral Sir Claude Henry Mason Buckle (1803-94); and Rear Admiral Charles Mathew Buckle (1828-1914).

'Memorials of the Naval Members of the Family of 'Buckle' of Burgh, Co. Surrey. Compiled by Rear Admiral Charles Mathew Buckle.' Volume 2  BUCKLE/7  1886

1 vol
106 pp

Contents:
Detailed accounts of the careers of Rear-Admiral Charles Mathew Buckle (1828-1914); Commander Cuthbert Robert Buckle (1837-1901); Vice-Admiral Claude Edward Buckle (1839-1930); Lieutenant Claude Henry Shute Buckle (1848-1912); and Commander Claude Preston Buckle (1867-1932).

'Records of Births, Marriages, and Deaths of relations and friends; commencing in 1904'.  BUCKLE/8  1904-1914

1 vol
28 pp

Contents:
Brief genealogical details of the later members of the Buckle family compiled by Charles Mathew Buckle. Newspaper cuttings included.

NOTES ON GENEALOGY AND FAMILY HISTORY  [no ref. or date]

Notes by Charles Mathew Buckle on the parishes of Banstead in co. Surrey and Brough-under-Stainmore in co. Westmorland, and on the Buckle family connections, including newspaper cuttings from the Sutton Herald on the dispute over the enclosure of commons on Banstead Downs.  BUCKLE/9  c1889-1910

4 docs

Miscellaneous genealogical and biographical notes on members of the Buckle family compiled by Charles Mathew Buckle during his researches on the family history.  BUCKLE/10  c1890-1910

92 docs

Miscellaneous notes and papers collected by Charles Mathew Buckle during researches on the family pedigree  BUCKLE/11  c1890-1910

41 docs

Contents:
Certificates from parish registers (35 docs); lists of certificates, etc. (2 docs); list of members of the family who had been at Oxford University (1 doc); and correspondence (3 docs).

Miscellaneous notes on the heraldic crests and armorial bearings of the Buckle family, mostly compiled by Vice-Admiral Charles Mathew Buckle.  BUCKLE/12  c1890-1930

7 docs

Notes on members of the Buckle family compiled by Archibald Stewart Buckle, Farnborough, co. Hants.  BUCKLE/13  August 1934

16 ff

bound in paper cover

Contents:
Includes a copy of the despatch of Captain Mathew Buckle on the capture of the Spanish man-of-war, the Glorioso, in 1747, and extracts from letters thereon by the Reverend William Buckle, 1814, and Vice-Admiral Charles Mathew Buckle, 1883

Biographical notes on the Buckle family compiled by Charles Edward Stewart Buckle of Horsham. Includes extracts from articles about the family in newspapers and other printed sources, notes on Banstead church, notes on heraldry, etc.  BUCKLE/14-17  c1941-42

4 exercise books

Miscellaneous notes on the Buckle family compiled by Charles E. S. Buckle. Includes extracts from articles about the family in newspapers and other printed sources, notes on Banstead church, notes on the origins of place-names, etc.  BUCKLE/18  c1941-42

9 ff

unbound

PEDIGREES  [no ref. or date]

'Pedigree of the Family of 'Buckle' formerly of Burgh, Co. Surrey. Executed in January 1890, by Vice-Admiral Charles Mathew Buckle of No. 3 Lowndes Street, London, for his Cousin Edward Buckle Esq. of Rogate House, Wimbledon.'  BUCKLE/19  January 1890

2 docs

Contents:
A complete pedigree of the Buckle family covering the period c1533-1890, and including detailed genealogical and biographical notes on members of the family. Seal showing the Buckle arms granted to Sir Cuthbert Buckle in 1579 appended in top left hand corner.

'Pedigree of the Family of 'Buckle' formerly of Burgh, Co. Surrey.' Copies of Buckle MS. 19, No. 22 is incomplete and in two pieces.  BUCKLE/20-22  nd [19th century]

'Pedigree of Buckle, from deeds and wills. Buckle of Burgh under Stainmore, Westmoreland'.  BUCKLE/23  c1890-1910

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A pedigree of the main branch of the Buckle family--of Burgh and Banstead--but also showing the Norton (Aldingbourne) and Rogate lines. Covers the period mid-16th to mid-19th centuries, and was drawn up probably by or for Charles Mathew Buckle.
Enclosure: An account of the descent of the Buckle family from the mid-16th to the mid-19th centuries apparently extracted from Burke's History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland. Contains details of the main branch of the family--Burgh and Banstead--and of the Norton (Alding-bourne) and Rogate lines; and references to marriages into the Stewart of Grantully and Manley of Henley families. 2 ff.

'Pedigree of Buckle, from deeds and wills. Buckle of Burgh under Stainmore, Co. Westmoreland.' Draft or rough copy of 23.  BUCKLE/24  c1890-1910

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'Pedigree of the family of Buckle formerly of Burgh in the parish of Banstead in the County of Surrey.' Photocopy.  BUCKLE/25  nd

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A pedigree derived in part from the family pedigree compiled for Charles Mathew Buckle and covering the period c 1533-1918. Includes some biographical notes.

SETTLEMENT, PROBATE, AND EXECUTORSHIP  [no ref. or date]

COMPILATION OF COPIES OF AND EXTRACTS FROM WILLS  [no ref. or date]

'Records of the Family of Buckle formerly of Burgh in Banstead, Co. Surrey.'  BUCKLE/26  June 1900

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A bound volume compiled by Charles Mathew Buckle containing copies of and extracts from wills of members of the family obtained from Somerset House. These comprise:
6 August 1659 Sir Christopher Buckle of Banstead.
4 March 1674 Sir William Lewis of Borden, co. Hants.
6 August 1706 Christopher Buckle of Banstead.
25 July 1721 Sarah Buckle, widow of Christopher Buckle.
10 November 1725 Lewis Buckle of Borden, co. Hants.
2 March 1752 George Dickins, Doctor in Phisick, of Liverpool.
4 February 1759 Christopher Buckle of Nork.
26 November 1759 William Buckle of Nork.
4 March 1781 Christopher Buckle of Burgh.
25 July 1781 Mathew Buckle of Banstead, Admiral of the Blue.
23 December 1784 Lewis Buckle of Upper Seymour St., Mary-le-Bon, co. Middlesex.
23 April 1809 Eleanor Buckle of Oxford St., co. Middlesex, widow of Lewis Buckle.
19 February 1815 Christopher Buckle of Banstead.
20 April 1816 Lewis Buckle of Rogate Lodge, co. Sussex.
29 March 1831 Reverend William Buckle, Vicar of Banstead and Vicar of Pyrton, co. Oxford.
24 June 1838 Sarah Buckle of Little Burgh, widow of Christopher Buckle.
Prefaced by brief details of the history of the Buckle family and the family estates from the time of Sir Cuthbert Buckle, and by details of the family arms and pedigree.
Typescript; 26 ff.

Manuscript drafts or copies of Buckle MS. 26 in the hand of Charles Mathew Buckle.  BUCKLE/27, 28  c1900

Contents:
Unbound; 24 ff., 15 ff.

SIR CUTHBERT BUCKLE, 1533-94  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Son of Christopher Buckle of Brough-under-Stainmore, co. Westmorland. He settled in the City of London and was a Vintner. An Alderman and member of the Corporation, he served the office of Sheriff in 1582 and was Lord Mayor of London in 1593-94.

Accounts of the executors of Sir Cuthbert Buckle and of Dame Elizabeth, his wife, both of whom died in 1594, regarding the payment of debts and legacies.  BUCKLE/29  1593-94

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Extracts from the will of Sir Cuthbert Buckle, dated 28 June 1594, together with biographical notes, provided for Charles Mathew Buckle by W. H. Overall, Librarian to the City of London Library.  BUCKLE/30  3 December 1875

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Enclosure: Letter, 30 March 1877, concerning the document, to Charles Mathew Buckle from Sir Claude Henry Mason Buckle.

Extracts from the Will of Sir Cuthbert Buckle, with biographical notes, (The information in the biographical notes is the same as that provided in 30.) copied from Thomas Milbourn's Biographical Notices of the Eminent Members of the Vintners' Company.  BUCKLE/31  13 November 1941

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Enclosure: Covering letter, 13 Nov 1941, to Charles Edward Stewart Buckle from Harold B. Tuffill, Clerk to the Vintners' Company.

MATTHEW BUCKLE OF NORFOLK, 1718-84  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Fifth son of Christopher Buckle of Burgh (1684-1759). Admiral of the Blue.

Papers of Christopher Mason, Esq., nephew and executor of Mathew Buckle, concerning the execution of the will.  BUCKLE/32  c1784

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MATHEW BUCKLE, 1770-1855  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Eldest son of Admiral Mathew Buckle of Nork (1718-84). Married Henrietta, daughter of Henry Reveley, Esq., in 1799. Admiral of the Red.

Papers respecting the settlement of the family estates upon the marriage of Mathew Buckle and Henrietta Reveley.  BUCKLE/33  1798-99

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CATHERINE MANLEY  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Eldest daughter of John Manley, Esq., of Bloomsbury Square, co. Middlesex.

Settlement between (i) John Manley of Bloomsbury Square, co. Middlesex, Esq., and Catherine Manley, spinster, his eldest daughter; (ii) William Smith of Barking Mills, co. Essex, miller; and (iii) John Lowe of the Inner Temple, London, Gentleman, and George Smith of Meopham, co. Kent, Esq., made upon the intended marriage between (ii) and the said Catherine Manley.  BUCKLE/34  9 February 1802

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Endorsed: Appointment of part of the sum settled by the abovesaid deed in favour of Emma Rebecca Smith, daughter of the said William and Catherine Smith, upon her intended marriage with Robert Manley Lowe of the Inner Temple, London, Gentleman, dated 2 April 1839

MARY ELIZABETH BUCKLE, 1814-89  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Daughter of Mathew Buckle of Norton House, Aldingbourne (1760-1837). Resided in Priory Place, Bath, and later in Settledown Road, Bournemouth.

Papers of Charles Mathew Buckle concerning the will and codicil left by Mary Elizabeth, and the dispersal of her personal estate.  BUCKLE/35  1889

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CHRISTOPHER BUCKLE, 1824-87  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Second son of the Reverend William Lewis Buckle of Burgh (1790-1865). Resided at Shakenhurst Hall, Cleobury Mortimer, co. Worcester. Lieutenant Colonel.

Correspondence of Charles Mathew Buckle concerning the will of Christopher Buckle, including letters from the latter regarding legacies, etc.  BUCKLE/36  12 June 1882-22 October 1887

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Will of Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Buckle.  BUCKLE/37  21 January 1885

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'Short Epitome of the Will of Col. Christopher Buckle deceased.'  BUCKLE/38  [July 1887]

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A summary of bequests, legacies, and trusts created by the will.

'Statement of Legacies given by the Will of Colonel Christopher Buckle, deceased.'  BUCKLE/39  July 1887

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'Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Buckle deceased. Executorship Accounts.'  BUCKLE/40  20 July 1887-2 March 1888

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Final accounts prepared by Messrs. Lowe and Co., solicitors, 2 Temple Gardens, London, and signed by Charles Mathew Buckle, Residuary Legatee.

'Inventory and Valuation of Plate, Horses, Carriages, Hay, and Effects at Shakenhurst, Cleobury Mortimer Worcestershire made for the purposes of Probate.'  BUCKLE/41  29 July 1887

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Executed by Messrs. Thurgood and Martin, surveyors and valuers, Lonsdale Chambers, 27 Chancery Lane, London.

'Re-The Estate of Lt. Colonel Christopher Buckle of Shakenhurst, deceased July 19th 1887. Executors, Rear Admiral Chas. M. Buckle; The Reverend Robt. Higgens, and Robt. Manley Lowe, Esq.'  BUCKLE/42  1 August-5 November 1887

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Statement of executorship accounts up to 5 November 1887 signed by Charles Mathew Buckle.

Account of the personal estate of and debts due to Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Buckle made for the purposes of probate by Charles Mathew Buckle, Reverend Robert Higgens, and Robert Manley Lowe, executors.  BUCKLE/43  7 September 1887

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Account of the personal estate of and debts due to Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Buckle made for the purposes of probate by Charles Mathew Buckle, Reverend Robert Higgens, and Robert Manley Lowe, executors.  BUCKLE/44  7 September 1887

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'Col. Christopher Buckle Deceased. Statement as to Legacies and proposed realization of a portion of Deceased's Securities to pay same.'  BUCKLE/45  12 September 1887

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Drawn up by Lowe and Co., solicitors, 2 Temple Gardens, London, for Charles Mathew Buckle, executor.

Residuary Account prepared by Robert Manley Lowe, Messrs. Lowe and Co., solicitors, 2 Temple Gardens, London. Separate statements of investments, dividends, debts, and legacies enclosed.  BUCKLE/46  29 February 1888

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Residuary Account prepared by Robert Manley Lowe, Messrs. Lowe and Co., solicitors, 2 Temple Gardens, London. Separate statements of investments, dividends, debts, and legacies enclosed.  BUCKLE/47  29 February 1888

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Card with miscellaneous notes by Charles Mathew Buckle, apparently regarding the executorship accounts.  BUCKLE/48  1888

REVEREND ROBERT HIGGENS, c1824-99  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Married Matilda Frances Buckle, second daughter of the Reverend William Lewis Buckle of Burgh (1790-1865). Vicar of Wareside, co. Herts.

List of securities of the Reverend Robert Higgens, deceased, held by Messrs. Prescott and Co. Ltd.  BUCKLE/49  6 July 1899

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MARY BUCKLE, 1827-93  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Eldest daughter of the Reverend William Lewis Buckle of Burgh (1790-1865). Resided at Banstead, and later at No. 3 Lowndes Street, co. Middlesex, at Shakenhurst Hall, co. Worcester, and at No. 19 Halsey Street, Cadogan Square, co. Middlesex.

Copy will of Miss Mary Buckle. Executors Charles Mathew Buckle and Dillon Ross-Lewin Lowe.  BUCKLE/50  21 March 1895

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Appended: Certificate of the Registrar of the Principal Probate Registry of the High Court of Justice confirming the granting of the administration of the personal estate to the executors, and the delivery of the affidavit in verification of the account of the estate, 12 August 1895. 1 folio.

Miscellaneous notes in the hand of Charles Mathew Buckle concerning the estate of Miss Mary Buckle--investments, legacies, debts, etc.  BUCKLE/51  c1895

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CHARLES MATHEW BUCKLE, 1828-1914  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Third son of the Reverend William Lewis Buckle of Burgh (1790-1865). Resided at No. 3 Lowndes Street, co. Middlesex. Vice-Admiral.

Copy codicil to the will of Vice-Admiral Charles Mathew Buckle.  BUCKLE/52  10 May 1913

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2 copies of synopsis of will of Vice-Admiral Charles Mathew Buckle.  BUCKLE/53, 54  1914

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Statement as to £20,000 settled legacy--Trustees of the will of Vice-Admiral Charles Mathew Buckle in account with the Trust Estate.  BUCKLE/55  1914

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Schedule of securities included in the estate of Vice-Admiral Charles Mathew Buckle.  BUCKLE/56  1914

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Correspondence between Charles Edward Stewart Buckle and Messrs. Lowe and Co., 2 Temple Gardens, London, concerning the disposal of the securities representing the legacy of £20,000 settled by the will of Vice-Admiral Charles Mathew Buckle.  BUCKLE/57  12 January-5 May 1915

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Statement as to £20,000 settled legacy--Trustees of the will of Vice-Admiral Charles Mathew Buckle in account with Charles Edward Stewart Buckle.  BUCKLE/58  23 February-April 1915

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'In the Matter of the Estate of Admiral C. M. Buckle deceased. Particulars of the disposal of the securities representing the legacy of £20,000 settled by this deceased's will in favour of the late Mrs. Georgiana Buckle and her children.'  BUCKLE/59  1915

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Miscellaneous notes in the hand of Charles Edward Stewart Buckle concerning the distribution of the securities representing the legacy of £20,000 settled by the will of Vice-Admiral Charles Mathew Buckle.  BUCKLE/60  c1915

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REVEREND EDWARD VALENTINE BUCKLE, 1831-1905  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Fourth son of the Reverend William Lewis Buckle of Burgh (1790-1865).
Vicar of Banstead, co. Surrey, 1865-1905.

Copy will of the Reverend Edward Valentine Buckle.  BUCKLE/61  22 February 1904

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LOUISA SARAH BUCKLE, 1832-88  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Third daughter of the Reverend William Lewis Buckle of Burgh (1790-1865).

Copy of executorship account. Reverend Edward Valentine Buckle and Miss Mary Buckle executors.  BUCKLE/62  26 July-13 September 1888

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Drawn up by Messrs. Lowe and Co., solicitors, 2 Temple Gardens, London.

MARY GEORGIANA BUCKLE, 1841-1914  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Daughter of the Reverend Francis Trotman. Married the Reverend Edward Valentine Buckle, Vicar of Banstead (1831-1905), in 1862.

Copy will of Mrs. Mary Georgiana Buckle of 'Elmwood', Denville, Havant, co. Hants, widow. Charles Edward Stewart Buckle and the Reverend Cyril Stanley of Bawdsey, co. Suffolk, executors.  BUCKLE/63  12 September 1914

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Copy will and codicil of Mrs. Mary Georgiana Buckle.  BUCKLE/64  25 November 1914

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CHRISTOPHER ERNEST BUCKLE, 1864-1930  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Eldest son of the Reverend Edward Valentine Buckle, Vicar of Banstead (1831-1905). Resided at Grove Lodge, Portchester, co. Hants, and later at 'Rotherlea', Easebourne, co. Sussex.

Copy will of Christopher Ernest Buckle of 'Rotherlea', Easebourne, co. Sussex, Esq. Charles Edward Stewart Buckle and Hugh Augustus Sullivan of Southsea, co. Hants., retired Major, executors.  BUCKLE/65  22 October 1923

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Copy codicil to the will of Christopher Ernest Buckle.  BUCKLE/66  4 March 1929

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Executorship account.  BUCKLE/67  21 January-13 November 1930

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MISCELLANEOUS  [no ref. or date]

Extract from the will of John Gowen proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 18 January 1826.  BUCKLE/68  21 September 1829

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Copy will of Mary Wane, of Bath, spinster. Miss Anna Miller, god-daughter, executrix. Covering letter enclosing the same addressed to Admiral Mathew Buckle, St. James Square, from Messrs. Dowding & Co., solicitors, of Bath, dated 11 October 1842.  BUCKLE/69  1 October 1838

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REAL ESTATE AND INVESTMENT  [no ref. or date]

Brief of William Wynne of Kingston in the case of John Smith (tenant of Christopher Buckle of Burgh), plaintiff, against John Fairbrother and Henry Horsley, defendants, for trespass upon his lands in the parish of Banstead.  BUCKLE/70  25 March 1735

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Enclosures: Four sketch maps of the parish of Banstead showing the lands in question. 13 x 22½ ins each.

Exemplification of a Common Recovery to convey 8 messuages, 15 gardens, 400 acres of land, 200 acres of meadow, 200 acres of pasture, 100 acres of wood, 30 acres of furze and heath, 20 acres covered with water, and common of pasture, lying in the parishes of Slinfold and Billingshurst, from John Ellis, Gentleman, tenant to the precipe, to Robert Steele Esq. Seal fragmented.  BUCKLE/71  28 November 1785

Particulars of the London estate of the Buckle family--St. Mary at Hill, Cross Lane, Idol Lane, Mark Lane, Lombard Street--including details of rental, insurance, taxes, etc.  BUCKLE/72  [c1800]

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Lease for 21 years, at the yearly rent of £28, of No. 9 Cross Lane, St. Mary at Hill, parish of St. Dunstan in the City of London, from Hannah Buckle of Epsom, widow of Mathew Buckle of Banstead (1718-84), to James Walker, of Cross Lane, salesman.  BUCKLE/73  18 May 1801

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Enclosure: Letter from F. A. H. Lambert, Fairlawn House, near Epsom, to Charles Mathew Buckle, concerning the lease, and dated 9 May 1902.

Policy of the Sun Fire Office to insure against fire the household goods, wearing apparel, books, and plate of Hannah Buckle in her dwelling house at Windsor.  BUCKLE/74  29 June 1802

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Valuation of Nork House and premises at Banstead in the occupation of the Right Honourable Lord Arden. Taken by William Driver.  BUCKLE/75  May 1810

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List of pictures removed from Nork House to Burgh House, Banstead, when Nork House became the property of Lord Arden.  BUCKLE/76  [c1812]

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Exemplification of a Common Recovery to convey 9 messuages, 4 tofts, 17 gardens, 500 acres of land, 220 acres of meadow, 220 acres of pasture, 110 acres of wood, 35 acres of furze and heath, 25 acres covered with water, and common of pasture, lying in the parishes of Lyminster, Slinfold, and Billingshurst, from Isaac Samuel Glamtree, Gentleman, to Robert Bicknell, Gentleman. Seal fragmented  BUCKLE/77  12 February 1817

Heads of Lease proposed to be granted by Mathew Buckle Esq., to Mr. John Caffin of a farm called Jordans at Ifield and Crawley. Husbandry covenants, etc.  BUCKLE/78  [c1820]

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Account of J. Booth, solicitor, for drawing up leases of No. 11 Cross Lane, Captain Mathew Buckle to Mr. Tyler.  BUCKLE/79  29 June-22 August 1825

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Instructions for drawing up leases to London properties owned by Captain Mathew Buckle in Idol Lane, St. Mary at Hill, Cross Lane, Mark Lane, and Mercers Court.  BUCKLE/80  [c1825]

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Memorandum of London properties in St. Mary at Hill and Mercers Court purchased by Captain Mathew Buckle in 1818.  BUCKLE/81  1833

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Correspondence, contracts, and accounts concerning investments made by Charles Mathew Buckle. Also valuations of real estate, stocks and shares prepared in 1887-89 for drawing up a codicil to his will.  BUCKLE/82  1870-1907

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Correspondence, contracts, and accounts concerning investments made by Charles Mathew Buckle in railway companies, local authorities, and foreign governments.  BUCKLE/83  1871-1910

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Correspondence of Charles Mathew Buckle concerning investments and legacies.  BUCKLE/84  1872-98

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'Parish of St. George, Hanover Square. Estimate of the Annual cost of maintaining the house with five servants for the year 1892.' In the hand of Charles Mathew Buckle.  BUCKLE/85  1892

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On reverse side: Notes in the same hand on a visit made to Brough-under-Stainmore, co. Westmorland, 13 August 1892.

Catalogue of the Library at No. 3 Lowndes Street, London, compiled by Charles Mathew Buckle.  BUCKLE/86  1894

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106 pp

Contents:
Arranged by subject with comments and criticisms, and including manuscripts and photographs as well as printed works. Index of contents.

Notes (In the hand of Charles Mathew Buckle.) on Nork House, Banstead.  BUCKLE/87  [c1900]

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List of pictures removed from Nork House to Burgh House, Banstead, when Nork House became the property of Lord Arden in 1812.  BUCKLE/88  [c1900]

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A copy of Buckle MS. 76, in the hand of Charles Mathew Buckle and endorsed 'Family Pictures removed from Burgh House when the property was sold to Lord Egmont, 1846-7'.

NAVAL AND MILITARY PAPERS  [no ref. or date]

Arrangement: The papers of individual members of the family have been re-assembled, and are catalogued individually under the name of the person concerned.


CHRISTOPHER MASON, b.c1634  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Son of Judith Buckle (1612-76) and Dr. Robert Mason of Greenwich. His own son, Christopher (1689-1759), married Anne Buckle (born 1709).

Commissions  [no ref. or date]

Lieutenant HMS Soveraigne  BUCKLE/89  21 May 1666

First Lieutenant. HMS Prince  BUCKLE/90  29 May 1672

Captain. HMS Dover  BUCKLE/91  10 June 1672

Captain. HMS Oxford  BUCKLE/92  26 March 1678

Captain. HMS Bredah  BUCKLE/93  30 May 1689

Captain. HMS Vanguard  BUCKLE/94  2 March 1691

Captain. HMS London  BUCKLE/95  16 February 1693

MATHEW BUCKLE, 1718-84  [no ref. or date]

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Fifth son of Christopher Buckle of Burgh (1684-1759). Entered the navy in 1731, appointed to his first command in 1745, promoted to Rear-Admiral in 1770, to Vice-Admiral in 1775, and to Admiral of the Blue in 1779.

Ships Log Books  [no ref. or date]

A log book kept by Mathew Buckle while serving on the following ships under the following commanding officers.  BUCKLE/96  20 July 1731-2 June 1738

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Contents:
20 July 1731-11 Dec 1731. HMS Edinburgh. Sir Chaloner Ogle
16 June 1732-21 Sept 1732. HMS Buckingham. Charles Brown
15 Oct 1732-28 May 1733. HMS Flye. Christopher Oates
5 June 1733-23 Jan 1736. HMS Pearle. John Toller
24 Jan 1736-17 Feb 1736. HMS Pearle. John Russell
18 Feb 1736-2 Aug 1736. HMS Newcastle. Ellis Brand
16 Nov 1736-2 June 1738. HMS Greenwich. James Cornwall

A log book kept by Mathew Buckle while serving as a Lieutenant. The name of the ship, or ships, in which the log was kept is not mentioned.  BUCKLE/97  25 June 1739-5 September 1742

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A log book kept by Mathew Buckle while Captain of HMS Russell.  BUCKLE/98  30 May 1745-4 June 1748

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A log book kept by Mathew Buckle while Captain of the following ships.  BUCKLE/99  31 January 1749-14 November 1754

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Contents:
31 Jan 1749-23 July 1752. HMS Assistence
31 July 1752-15 Nov 1752. HMS Culloden
12 Jan 1753-14 Nov 1754. HMS Unicorn

A log book (More detailed than 99.) kept by Mathew Buckle while Captain of HMS Assistence and HMS Unicorn.  BUCKLE/100  6 December 1751-6 November 1755

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A log book kept by Mathew Buckle while Captain of the following ships.  BUCKLE/101  1 November 1754-16 August 1758

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Contents:
1 Nov 1754-10 Jan 1756. HMS Unicorn
11 Jan 1756-20 July 1756. HMS Swiftsure
7 Aug 1756-21 Dec 1756. HMS Invincible
21 Dec 1756-30 Jan 1758. HMS Royal George
31 Jan 1758-16 Aug 1758. HMS Namur

A log book kept by Mathew Buckle while Captain of HMS Namur.  BUCKLE/102  17 August 1758-16 July 1761

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A log book kept by Mathew Buckle while Captain of HMS Namur. (Part of this volume used by Captain Mathew Buckle (1770-1855) to record the log of HMS Adament, 1 September 1810-31 October 1811.)  BUCKLE/103  17 July 1761-13 February 1762

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Other Papers  [no ref. or date]

Register of British naval vessels built or rebuilt between c1715-69.  BUCKLE/104  [c1715-69]

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Contents:
Arranged according to the rating of the ship, and recording for each ship the length of gun deck, length of keel, breadth, depth, tonnage, number of men, number of guns, when built or rebuilt, where built or rebuilt, and name of shipbuilder. In the hand of Mathew Buckle.

Letter and order book of Mathew Buckle.  BUCKLE/105  1744-48

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164 ff

Contents:
Copies of Orders received by Mathew Buckle while in command of H.M. Sloop Spence (1744-45) and HMS Russell (1745-48). Copies of letters and despatches sent by Buckle while in command of the two ships, including his despatch relating to the capture of the Spanish man-of-war Glorioso in October 1747.

Order book of Mathew Buckle.  BUCKLE/106  1744-48

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Contents:
Copies of orders issued by Mathew Buckle while in command of H.M. Sloop Spence (1744-45) and HMS Russell (1745-48).

Copy of a petition to George II by Mathew Buckle and the officers and crew of HMS Russell respecting the sale of the Spanish man-of-war Glorioso captured by HMS Russell off Cape St. Vincent on 8 October 1747.  BUCKLE/107  c1748

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Orders and instructions to Captain Mathew Buckle, HMS Assistance, to proceed to the coast of Guinea for the protection of British trade in West Africa. Signed by Lord Anson, Lord Barrington, Lord Duncannon, W. Ellis, Esq., and Admiral Edward Boscawen, Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty.  BUCKLE/108  14 November 1751

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Specification of signals to be used by a squadron commanded by George Edgcumbe. Issued to Captain Mathew Buckle, HMS Unicorn.  BUCKLE/109  [c1753-56]

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Signed rules and orders presented to Captain Mathew Buckle, HMS Namur, by Edward Boscawen, Admiral of the Blue and Commander of the Fleet on the North American station.  BUCKLE/110  9 May 1758

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CHRISTOPHER MASON, 1734-1802  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Son of Christopher Mason (1689-1759) and Anne Buckle (born 1709). Entered the navy and appointed to his first command in 1776. Promoted to Rear-Admiral in 1795 and to Vice-Admiral in 1799.

Commissions  [no ref. or date]

Third Lieutenant. HMS Somerset  BUCKLE/111  28 December 1762

Fourth Lieutenant and Lieutenant at Arms. HMS Somerset  BUCKLE/112  10 February 1763

Lieutenant. HMS Flamborough  BUCKLE/113  2 May 1763

Second Lieutenant and Lieutenant at Arms. HMS Boreas  BUCKLE/114  24 October 1766

First Lieutenant. HMS Panther  BUCKLE/115  25 February 1772

First Lieutenant. HMS Chatham  BUCKLE/116  26 July 1775

Commander. H.M. Sloop Tamar  BUCKLE/117  7 June 1776

Commander. H.M. Sloop Dispatch  BUCKLE/118  4 February 1777

Captain. HMS Delaware  BUCKLE/119  22 April 1778

Captain. HMS Delaware  BUCKLE/120  12 December 1780

Captain. HMS Quebec  BUCKLE/121  17 May 1781

Captain. HMS Zealous  BUCKLE/122  24 May 1794

Rear-Admiral of the White  BUCKLE/123  1 June 1795

Vice-Admiral of the Blue  BUCKLE/124  14 February 1799

Vice-Admiral of the White  BUCKLE/125  1 January 1801

Other Papers  [no ref. or date]

Memorandum addressed to Captain Mason, HMS Zealous, and signed by Lord Howe, Lieutenant General of Ordnance, regarding the procedure for loading and firing canon at sea.  BUCKLE/126  21 January 1795

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MATHEW BUCKLE, 1770-1855  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Eldest son of Admiral Mathew Buckle of Nork (1718-84). Entered active service in the navy as an able-seaman in 1786, and appointed to his first command in 1796. He was promoted to Rear-Admiral on the retired list in 1837, and attained the rank of full Admiral in 1852.

Commissions  [no ref. or date]

Second Lieutenant. HMS Diana  BUCKLE/127  21 January 1791

First Lieutenant. HMS Diana  BUCKLE/128  2 March 1791

Second Lieutenant. HMS Diana  BUCKLE/129  21 May 1791

First Lieutenant. HMS Diana  BUCKLE/130  19 November 1791

Second Lieutenant. HMS Falcon  BUCKLE/131  13 March 1792

Eighth Lieutenant. HMS Royal Sovereign  BUCKLE/132  27 February 1793

Seventh Lieutenant. HMS Royal Sovereign  BUCKLE/133  11 October 1793

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Sixth Lieutenant. HMS Royal Sovereign  BUCKLE/134  [8] February 1794

damaged

Fifth Lieutenant. HMS Royal Sovereign  BUCKLE/135  [7] April 1794

damaged

Third Lieutenant. HMS Royal Sovereign  BUCKLE/136  2 August 1794

damaged

First Lieutenant. HMS Marlborough  BUCKLE/137  March 1795

damaged

Commander. H.M. Sloop Ferret  BUCKLE/138  6 December 1796

Commander. H.M. Storeship Camel  BUCKLE/139  24 November 1800

Captain. HMS Overypel  BUCKLE/140  29 April 1802

Captain. HMS Adament  BUCKLE/141  16 August 1810

Captain. HMS Latona  BUCKLE/142  14 September 1813

Retired Rear-Admiral  BUCKLE/143  10 January 1837

Rear-Admiral of the White  BUCKLE/144  17 August 1840

Rear-Admiral of the Red  BUCKLE/145  23 November 1841

Vice-Admiral of the Blue  BUCKLE/146  9 November 1846

Vice-Admiral of the White  BUCKLE/147  13 May 1847

Admiral  BUCKLE/148  30 July 1852

Other Papers  [no ref. or date]

Certificates of the service of Mathew Buckle as Captain's servant, Able-Seaman, and Midshipman from 4 February 1777 to 10 November 1789.  BUCKLE/149  28 November 1788-10 November 1789

4 docs

Letter from the Admiralty Office acknowledging his application to serve against the mutineers at the Nore.  BUCKLE/150  17 June 1797

1 folio

Extract from the account of Robert Stocker, Master of the James and Mary of Blythe, acknowledging the assistance of H.M. Storeship Camel, and Mathew Buckle her Captain, in saving his crew from shipwreck.  BUCKLE/151  [c1800-02]

1 folio

'Answers to applications for Ships'.  BUCKLE/152  [c1815]

2 ff

Contents:
A list of Lords [of the Admiralty] to whom application was made by Mathew Buckle for command of a ship between 1803-15.

Memoranda and related correspondence of the service of Mathew Buckle from 4 February 1777 to 28 March 1846. Recording in tabular form the rank, name of ship name of commander, station in which employed, and date of entry and discharge. Compiled in response to orders from the Admiralty and requests from the editors of the Royal Naval Biography.  BUCKLE/153  30 July 1817-28 March 1846

7 docs


Related information: For log of HMS Adament, commanded by Mathew Buckle, see Buckle MS. 103.

CLAUDE HENRY MASON BUCKLE, 1803-94  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Second son of Admiral Mathew Buckle (1770-1855). Entered the navy as a cadet at Portsmouth Naval College in 1817, and began active service as a Volunteer in 1819. Appointed to his first command in 1841, and rose to the rank of Rear-Admiral by 1863. Became a Vice-Admiral on the retired list in 1870, and full Admiral in 1877.

Certificate of the Navy Office as to the sea time of Claude Henry Mason Buckle. Recording in tabular form the name of the ship, the rank, and the dates and periods of service, from 7 August 1817 to 30 April 1831.  BUCKLE/154  9 August 1831

1 folio

Contents:
Subsequent entries, covering the period from 1 May 1831 to 2 May 1836, are added.

Specifications of the Growler, a steam sloop, commanded by Claude Henry Mason Buckle from 1841-45.  BUCKLE/155  [c1841]

2 ff

Copy of the official account of an action between the Growler and a Spanish slave trader off Shebar. Signed by Claude Henry Mason Buckle, Commander.  BUCKLE/156  15 January 1845

2 ff

Account of the sea time of Claude Henry Mason Buckle up to the time of his command of the Growler.  BUCKLE/157  23 April 1845

1 folio

Papers concerning a naval expedition led by Captain Claude Henry Mason Buckle to recover the English merchant schooner Grant captured by pirates in the Jeba River, Sierra Leone.  BUCKLE/158  13 December 1849

3 docs


Related information: For a detailed description of the action see the correspondence of Mathew Buckle (1770-1855), Buckle MS. 237, letter from Claude Henry Mason Buckle dated 31 December 1849.

Contents:
Includes a copy of the official account of the campaign, a list of the forces employed, and a sketch of the action.

Papers relating to the bombardment by English and French vessels of the fort of Bomersund, Aland Islands, Baltic, in the summer of 1854.  BUCKLE/159  21 June-14 August 1854

2 docs


Related information: For a detailed account of the action see Buckle MS. 237, letter from Claude Henry Mason Buckle dated 11 August 1854.

Contents:
Includes an extract from the log of HMS Valorous, commanded by Claude Henry Mason Buckle, and an extract from a letter by him describing damage to the ship.

'HMS Valorous. A Report of the Sailing and other qualities of this Ship, ascertained under various circumstances, and from strict observation, between the First day of January 1854, and the 31st of December 1854.'  BUCKLE/160  31 December 1854

2 ff

Contents:
Specifications, sailing power, etc., of HMS Valorous, commanded by Claude Henry Mason Buckle.

'Return of Men and Boys who have volunteered for Continuous Service in H.M. Navy belonging to HMS Valorous.'  BUCKLE/161  31 December 1854

1 folio

Contents:
Records name, rating, age, height, character, and ability as seaman.

'Plan of Attack on Kinbourne.'  BUCKLE/162  11 October 1855

2 ff

Contents:
Notes on the proposed plan of attack by English and French vessels upon the fort and land batteries at Kinburn at the mouth of the R. Dnieper in the Black Sea.

Printed resolutions of the Houses of Parliament acknowledging the service of naval and military personnel during the Crimean War. Endorsed: 'Valorous'.  BUCKLE/163  8 May 1856

2 docs

CHRISTOPHER BUCKLE, 1824-87  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Second son of the Reverend William Lewis Buckle of Burgh (1790-1865). Served in the 3rd Queens Bombay Light Cavalry and in the Bombay Staff Corps. Lieutenant Colonel.

Commissions  [no ref. or date]

Major in the army.  BUCKLE/164  8 June 1862

Major, Bombay Staff Corps.  BUCKLE/165  12 January 1863

Lieutenant Colonel in the army (honorary rank).  BUCKLE/166  16 January 1865

Other Papers  [no ref. or date]

Covering letters from the Military Secretary, India Office, enclosing commissions as Major and Lieutenant Colonel in the army.  BUCKLE/167  19 October 1865-17 January 1866

2 letters

CHARLES MATHEW BUCKLE, 1828-1914  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Third son of the Reverend William Lewis Buckle of Burgh (1790-1865). Entered the navy as a Volunteer in 1841, and attained the rank of Acting Commander by 1856. Promoted to Captain in 1866, and advanced to Rear-Admiral on the retired list in 1883 and to Vice-Admiral on the retired list in 1889.

Commissions  [no ref. or date]

Volunteer First Class. HMS Cambrian  BUCKLE/168  30 August 1841

Acting Mate. HMS Vernon  BUCKLE/169  15 October 1847

Acting Lieutenant. HM Sloop Ringdove  BUCKLE/170  6 December 1847

Lieutenant. HM Sloop Scout  BUCKLE/171  6 December 1847

Lieutenant. HM Sloop Scout  BUCKLE/172  15 June 1849

Lieutenant. HMS Excellent  BUCKLE/173  27 February 1850

Lieutenant. HMS Excellent  BUCKLE/174  1 July 1851

Lieutenant. HMS Vengeance  BUCKLE/175  9 January 1852

Lieutenant. HMS Indefatigable  BUCKLE/176  21 August 1855

Acting Flag Lieutenant. HMS Indefatigable  BUCKLE/177  11 February 1856

Acting Commander. HM Steam Sloop Harrier  BUCKLE/178  12 August 1856

Acting Commander. HM Sloop Siren  BUCKLE/179  11 December 1856

Acting Commander. HMS Indefatigable  BUCKLE/180  28 May 1857

Lieutenant-Commander. HMS Caradoc  BUCKLE/181  18 March 1858

Commander  BUCKLE/182  6 August 1860

Commander. H.M. Gun Vessel Cormorant  BUCKLE/183  16 May 1862

Captain  BUCKLE/184  11 April 1866

Captain. HMS Research  BUCKLE/185  21 May 1872

Captain. HMS Hector  BUCKLE/186  15 December 1876

Captain. HMS Lord Warden  BUCKLE/187  1 April 1877

Captain. HMS Revenge  BUCKLE/188  6 March 1878

Rear-Admiral on Retired List  BUCKLE/189  27 March 1883

Vice-Admiral on Retired List  BUCKLE/190  17 July 1889

Other Papers  [no ref. or date]

Certificates of service of Charles Mathew Buckle signed by his commanding officers.  BUCKLE/191  6 September 1841-31 October 1857

15 docs

Records of Admiralty time and sea time of Charles Mathew Buckle.  BUCKLE/192  6 September 1841-29 June 1880

8 docs

Certificates of attainments of Charles Mathew Buckle--as a Midshipman, for seamanship, for gunnery, for navigation, and in the steam engine.  BUCKLE/193  6 September 1843-14 June 1861

6 docs

Miscellaneous papers of Charles Mathew Buckle relating to his naval career between the years 1854-62.  BUCKLE/194  1854-62

52 docs

Contents:
These include sailing orders, memoranda, etc., concerning his service in the Black Sea during the Crimean War, in the Brazil station, and in North American waters during the American Civil War.

'Notes on a Course of Lectures on The First Principles of Electricity given by Professor Frederick Guthrie, Professor of Physics in the Royal School of Mines... Notes on the Report of the Admiralty Torpedo Committee.'  BUCKLE/195  January 1871-June 1876

1 vol
32 ff

The London Gazette  BUCKLE/196  27 March 1883

4 ff

Contents:
Includes notice of the promotion of Charles Mathew Buckle to the rank of Rear-Admiral on the retired list.

Newspaper cutting of an extract from The London Gazette  BUCKLE/197  1 July 1889

Contents:
Includes notice of the promotion of Charles Mathew Buckle to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the retired list.

ARCHIBALD LEWIS BUCKLE, 1839-74  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Youngest son of the Reverend William Lewis Buckle of Burgh (1790-1865). Captain in the Royal Engineers, served in India.

Memorials to the life and work of Archibald Lewis Buckle.  BUCKLE/198  8 January 1874-24 February 1875

4 docs

Contents:
Includes extracts from reports of the Public Works department, Bombay, and Irrigation department, Poona, commending his services in India.

MISCELLANEOUS NAVAL AND MILITARY PAPERS  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
A miscellaneous series of papers mainly relating to naval engagements during the period 1750-1816.

Copy of correspondence (Original correspondence dated 24-26 January 1703.) between Prince George of Denmark and Sir George Rooke on Captain Whetstone being made an admiral in preference to Captain Wishart.  BUCKLE/199  [c1703]

2 ff

Note signed by John Boulton as to the position and the course of an un-named vessel.  BUCKLE/200  30 June 1755

1 folio

List of English and French ships of war captured or destroyed during the Seven Years War.  BUCKLE/201  1755-63

1 folio

Contents:
Records the name of the ship, the number of its guns, the name of the ship that captured or destroyed it, and the manner of its capture or destruction.

Copy of a paper delivered by Admiral John Byng to William Brough Esq., Marshall of the High Court of Admiralty, prior to his execution by firing squad at Portsmouth. Printed.  BUCKLE/202  14 March 1757

1 folio

The Whitehall Evening Post or London Intelligencer containing an account of the capture of the town of Louisbourg by the British troops.  BUCKLE/203  17-19 August 1758

2 ff

The Whitehall Evening Post or London Intelligencer containing an account of the landing of British troops on Cape Breton Island and the besieging of the town of Louisbourg.  BUCKLE/204  19-22 August 1758

2 ff

Draft orders of Major-General Amherst, commander of the British infantry forces, regarding the landing of troops on Cape Breton Island and the besieging of Louisbourg.  BUCKLE/205  [c1758]

5 ff

Return of the killed and wounded of the several regiments involved in the siege of Louisbourg, 8 June-26 July 1758.  BUCKLE/206  [c1758]

1 folio

Account of the scaling of the Heights of Abraham and the capture of Quebec, with a copy of the Articles of Capitulation dated 18 September 1759.  BUCKLE/207  [c September 1759]

4 ff

Account of the scaling of the Heights of Abraham and the capture of Quebec, with a copy of the Articles of Capitulation dated 18 September 1759.  BUCKLE/208  [c September 1759]

4 ff

'Private account of Battle on Heights of Abraham Sept 13 - 1759. Wolf & Montcalm.'  BUCKLE/209  [c September 1759]

2 ff

Contents:
Describes the scaling of the Heights of Abraham and the capture of Quebec by the British, and refers to the death of General Wolfe.

'Private account of Battle on Heights of Abraham Sept 13 - 1759. Wolf & Montcalm.'  BUCKLE/210  [c September 1759]

2 ff

Contents:
Describes the scaling of the Heights of Abraham and the capture of Quebec by the British, and refers to the death of General Wolfe.

'An Epigram on the Times--Humbly dedicated to the Generous Brittons Onshore. By the Brittish Tars Starving off Quiberon.'  BUCKLE/211  [c1759]

1 folio

Contents:
Copy of an ode written after the defeat of the Brest fleet in Quiberon Bay.

Admiralty Order to the Captains and Commanders of British ships regarding the observance of the rights of neutral powers during times of war.  BUCKLE/212  11 August 1760

2 ff

Printed.

Copy of an epitaph to the memory of Admiral Edward Boscawen (1711-61).  BUCKLE/213  [c1761]

2 ff

Copy (Signed as a copy by Mathew Buckle.) of instructions issued to Francis Geary, Vice-Admiral of the Blue and Commander-in-Chief of the Guardships at Portsmouth, by the Lord Commissioners of the Admiralty.  BUCKLE/214  29 September 1769

8 ff

Letter book of Colonel Livingstone, British officer serving in North America.  BUCKLE/215  30 August 1770-26 April 1781

1 vol
31 ff

Contents:
Includes copies of letters from military officers relating to the progress of the American War of Independence.

Copies of legal opinions on courts martial arising out of naval engagements and conducted during the period 1745-89.  BUCKLE/216  [c1789]

6 ff

Contents:
Endorsed: 'Those opinions were copied from others that were in the possession of Moses Greetham, Junior, Deputy Judge Advocate to the Fleet at Portsmouth.'

'Estimate of the Prices of Ships Building.'  BUCKLE/217  11 August 1790

1 folio

Contents:
A detailed estimate of the cost of building ships of different classes, arranged in tabular form.

List of the frigates and ships of the line comprising the French navy in May 1794, giving the names of the vessels, their gun-power, and their fortunes during the action of 1 June 1794.  BUCKLE/218  [c June 1794]

2 ff

List of the ships of the French fleet, giving names of the vessels, their gun-power, and their fortunes during the action of 1 June 1794.  BUCKLE/219  [c June 1794]

1 folio

'A list of the French Navy, in the three principle ports of France, with their state and condition.'  BUCKLE/220  [c1794]

3 ff

Contents:
Records the names, gun-power, state of repair, etc., of vessels at Brest, Toulon, and Rochefort.

List of ships of the French fleet, giving the name of each vessel and notes on their war record, and also a list of ships of the English fleet, giving names of ships and their commanding officers.  BUCKLE/221  [c1794]

2 ff

'Estimates and Report of the State of the French Navy.'  BUCKLE/222  [c1794]

3 ff

Contents:
Detailed statistical analysis of the annual costs of repairing, rebuilding, and refitting the French fleet, partly based on a report by the Committee of Finances to the National Assembly in 1790.

Account of the Battle of the Nile.  BUCKLE/223  2 October 1798

1 folio

Contents:
Plan of the positions of the British fleet under Admiral Nelson and the French fleet under Admiral Brueys at the mouth of the Nile on 1 August 1798... Copy of a letter from Nelson to the Earl of St. Vincent, Commander-in-Chief, announcing his victory over the French, with a line of battle of the English and French squadrons and a return of the killed and wounded, published in the London Gazette Extraordinary.
Printed.

Reprint of The Times, containing Lord Collingwood's despatch reporting the victory of Trafalgar and the death of Lord Nelson, 21 October 1805.  BUCKLE/224  7 November 1805

2 ff

'Victory over the Combined Fleets!!!'  BUCKLE/225  [c 7 November 1805]

1 folio

Contents:
Copies of despatches from Vice-Admiral Collingwood, Commander-in-Chief of the fleet off Cadiz, announcing the victory of Trafalgar and the death of Lord Nelson, and describing the capture of enemy vessels. Received at the Admiralty on 6 November 1805 and published in the London Gazette Extraordinary.
Printed.

'Plan of the Fortifications and City of Algiers.'  BUCKLE/226  12 August 1816

1 folio

Contents:
Coloured plan showing the city and coast of Algiers, its defences and fortifications, and the positions of the English and Dutch fleets. Also details of the topography of the city, its walls, gates, and buildings, and its defences and fortifications.
Printed.

List of officers who served in Nelson's battles--admirals, vice-admirals, rear-admirals, captains, commanders, lieutenants, masters, medical officers, surgeons, pursers, officers in the Royal Marines--compiled by Joseph Allen, Greenwich Hospital, for the editor of the Naval and Military Gazette.  BUCKLE/227  31 October 1843

4 ff

Epitaph (In the hand of Charles Mathew Buckle.) to the memory of General C. G. Gordon, killed at Khartoum, January 1885.  BUCKLE/228  31 March 1885

1 folio

Extract (In the hand of Charles Mathew Buckle.) from the log of HMS Russell kept by Captain Mathew Buckle concerning the capture of the Spanish man-of-war Glorioso in October 1747.  BUCKLE/229  [c1900]

2 ff

Copy of The Times. Weekly Edition. Records the names of officers and men mentioned in despatches including that of Major Mathew Percival Buckle D.S.O. (1869-1914), subsequently killed in action when commanding the 1st Battalion of the Queen's Own R.W. Kent Regiment at Neuve Chapelle (27 October 1914).  BUCKLE/230  23 October 1914

12 ff

Copy of The Spectator containing an article on the 'Naval Situation'.  BUCKLE/231  7 November 1914

16 ff

Copy of souvenir programme published under the authority of the Portsmouth Navy Week Committee on the occasion of the Coronation Review of the Fleet at Spithead.  BUCKLE/232  20 May 1937

64 pp

Contents:
Enclosed: Instructions for the information of guests on board ships of the fourth destroyer flotilla at the Coronation Review. 2 ff.

Plan of a ship of war. Masts, rigging, etc., numbered and key provided.  BUCKLE/233  nd [18th century]

Contents:
Printed. 1 folio.

CORRESPONDENCE  [no ref. or date]

ANNE BUCKLE, born 1709  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Second daughter of Christopher Buckle of Burgh (1684-1759). Married Christopher Mason (1689-1759).

Letter from J. Gunter, a friend, concerning the death of Mrs. Woolfe, a mutual acquaintance.  BUCKLE/234  6 October 1764

MATHEW BUCKLE OF NORFOLK HOUSE, 1718-84  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Fifth son of Christopher Buckle of Burgh (1684-1759)

Copies of three letters written by Mathew Buckle to Admiral Arbuthnot, Rear-Admiral Digby, and Rear-Admiral Graves, recommending that Captain Edward Thornborough junior be given a post ship.  BUCKLE/235  14-18 June 1781

CHRISTOPHER MASON, 1734-1802  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Son of Christopher Mason (1689-1759) and Anne Buckle (born 1709).

Letter from Lord Howe offering a directorship of Greenwich Hospital; letter from R. Veale, Portsmouth, re the provision of brass howitzers; and two letters from Mathew Buckle regarding his promotion of Christopher Mason's naval career.  BUCKLE/236  13 December 1768-25 June 1795

MATHEW BUCKLE, 1770-1855  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Eldest son of Mathew Buckle of Nork House (1718-84)

General correspondence including letters from Claude Henry Mason Buckle and Charles Mathew Buckle. The latter, written on board the Vengeance, describe the battles at Odessa and the R. Alma, during the Crimean War. Also copy of letter from Lieutenant Fitzharding Maxse describing the battle of Balaclava.  BUCKLE/237  29 September 1798-16 November 1854

16 letters

Letter from Lord Arden offering to purchase Nork House, and copy of reply declining to sell during the lifetime of Martha Buckle.  BUCKLE/238  11-15 November 1807

Three letters from Frederick Dowding, Esq., solicitor, concerning a legacy due to a Miss Chrishop out of the estates of Lord and Lady Tyrconnel.  BUCKLE/239  3 June-26 July 1850

WILLIAM MANLEY, born c1770  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Father of Mary Freeman Manley (1795-1860) who married the Reverend William Lewis Buckle of Burgh (1790-1865)

Letter to the Reverend T. A. Warren, Chertsey, regarding the death of the writer's wife.  BUCKLE/240  12 October 1835

REVEREND WILLIAM LEWIS BUCKLE, 1790-1865  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Eldest son of the Reverend William Buckle, Vicar of Pyrton and later Vicar of Banstead (1759-1832).

Extract from the report of Brigadier Robertson commending Lieutenant Christopher Buckle, son of the Reverend William Lewis Buckle, for his services as Brigade Major in India. Forwarded by Captain G. N. Prior  BUCKLE/241  18 December 1845

1 doc

Letter from Messrs. Boodle and Partington, Berkeley Square, London, solicitors, regarding the bequest by Lady Arden towards the upkeep of the school house at Banstead.  BUCKLE/242  9 December 1851

MARY FREEMAN BUCKLE, 1795-1860  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Daughter of William Manley (born c1770). Married the Reverend William Lewis Buckle of Burgh (1790-1865).

Letters to a Mrs. Davies of Henley upon Thames, a friend, containing family news, and from G. A. Godwin, jeweller, High Holborn, enclosing accounts.  BUCKLE/243  6 June 1833-3 February 1858

3 docs

CHRISTOPHER BUCKLE, 1824-87  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Second son of the Reverend William Lewis Buckle of Burgh (1790-1865).

Six letters written while serving as political agent in India; addressed to his father and containing information on British policy in India.  BUCKLE/244  19 April 1856-8 August 1858

Correspondence (Including notes in the hand of Charles Mathew Buckle) concerning his service as political agent in the Rewah Kantah during the Indian Mutiny of 1857-8.  BUCKLE/245  21 July 1857-11 June 1860

11 docs

MARY BUCKLE, 1827-93  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Eldest daughter of the Reverend William Lewis Buckle of Burgh (1790-1865).

Letters (Including notes in the hand of Charles Mathew Buckle) received from members of the family containing mostly family news. Those from Archibald Lewis Buckle, brother, refer to his service in the Royal Engineers in India, and that from Cuthbert Edward Buckle, nephew, deals with his life as a settler in Florida.  BUCKLE/246  12 April 1832-28 December 1890

Contents:
Other correspondents: William Manley, grandfather; Catherine Manley, grandmother; Reverend William Lewis Buckle, father; Reverend Thomas Alston Warren, uncle; Elizabeth Lowe, aunt; and Beatrice Lowe. 13 docs.

CHARLES MATHEW BUCKLE, 1828-1914  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Third son of the Beverend William Lewis Buckle of Burgh (1790-1865).

Letters received chiefly from the Admiralty in Whitehall, relating to his naval career and referring to new commissions, training courses, leave, retirement, and pensions.  BUCKLE/247  15 June 1849-10 July 1883

53 letters

Letters written to members of the Buckle family, chiefly to his father and mother at Banstead. All but two written on board HMS Vengeance, part of the Black Sea fleet, and containing detailed accounts of the naval campaign, the embarkation of troops in the Crimea, and the besieging of Sebastopol.  BUCKLE/248  3 February 1854-21 June 1859

18 letters

Letters received from friends, with news of their families, careers, social occasions, etc. Also includes letters from Queen Victoria's equerries at Osborne during his stay at Cowes in command of HMS Hector in February 1877.  BUCKLE/249  18 May 1854-5 November 1879

25 letters

Contents:
Principal correspondents: F. Austen; J. Austen; Isabella Alexander; William Alexander; G. L. Bowyear; G. Dickins; S. Flyn; W. C. Hannay; Albert F. Hart; Alice Hart; G. E. Howman; Jessie Mordaunt; Mary Miller; M. J. Rawnsley; R. M. Read; Edith Snow; Augusta Thomas.

Letters from members of the Buckle family. These contain family news in the main, but those from Claude Henry Mason Buckle and Claude Edward Buckle, cousins, contain details of their naval careers.  BUCKLE/250  25 August 1868-12 January 1913

54 letters

Contents:
Principal correspondents: Archibald Lewis Buckle, brother; Cuthbert Robert Buckle, brother; Reverend Robert Higgens, brother-in-law; Matilda Francis Higgens, sister; Louisa Sarah Buckle, sister; Louisa Catherine Buckle, sister-in-law; Mary Georgiana Buckle, sister-in-law; Cuthbert Edward Buckle, nephew; Claude Edward Buckle, cousin; Christopher Reginald Buckle, cousin; Claude Henry Mason Buckle, cousin; Claude Henry Shute Buckle, cousin; A. L. Stewart, cousin; Frances Lowe, cousin; F. M. Fearnley, cousin; Eleanor Tinling, cousin.

Miscellaneous correspondence mainly with members of the Buckle family concerning his researches into the history of the family.  BUCKLE/251  10 June 1871-May 1913

29 letters

Contents:
Principal correspondents: Edward Valentine Buckle, brother; Mary Buckle, sister; Claude Edward Buckle, cousin; Henrietta Charlotte Surtees, cousin; Maria Emma Buckle, cousin; Reverend J. Brunskill; Charles H. Coke; William Fraser; Captain Charles Johnstone, R.N.; A. W. Lockhart; Lewis Meryon; Arthur Pigott; R. Garraway Rice; R. Smith.

Letters received on board HMS Research in the Mediterranean.  BUCKLE/252  7 March 1873-9 August 1875

27 letters

Contents:
Principal correspondents: Admiral Sir James Drummond; Henry H. M. Herbert, 4th Earl of Carnarvon; Sir Austen Henry Layard; Sir Alexander Milne; C. A. Pritchard; Sir Hastings Yelverton.
The Mediterranean fleet, of which HMS Research was part, was ordered to protect British interests and British subjects in Spain during the Carlist disorders of 1873-5.

Letters received from naval officers and seamen, or from members of their families, either requesting help with their careers or acknowledging help received.  BUCKLE/253  16 September 1875-28 June 1886

10 letters

Contents:
Principal correspondents: Edward Bain; Thomas Brown; C. W. Carter; Matilda Hardy; Miss Hull; Trelawny Jago; Hugh Talbot; John T. Talbot.

Letters received from the Reverend Edward Valentine Buckle, Vicar of Banstead, brother. These contain mostly family gossip, including news of their brothers and sisters, nephews and nieces, and of the writer's own children. They recount the strains of parochial life, the decision to leave Banstead in 1889, and the move to the Midlands (Burrough in co. Leicester and then Dunstall in co. Stafford).  BUCKLE/254  17 February 1881-12 June 1894

16 letters

Six letters written to the Reverend Edward Valentine Buckle, Vicar of Banstead, brother. These chiefly concern the compilation of the Buckle family pedigree, and researches in the Banstead parish registers.  BUCKLE/255  5 July 1890-6 March 1900

Five letters received from the Reverend J. W. B. Bell, Vicar of Pyrton, co. Oxford, concerning the vicarage and living of Pyrton, once held by the Buckle family.  BUCKLE/256  6 February 1897-2 May 1899

Correspondence with the Reverend E. M. Tomlinson, vicar of East Meon, Petersfield, co. Hants, concerning family connections with the parish.  BUCKLE/257  26 March 1897-17 July 1899

3 letters

Correspondence principally with A. S. Scott-Gatty, York Herald, concerning the compilation of the Buckle family pedigree at the College of Arms.  BUCKLE/258  3 May 1897-18 April 1912

18 letters

Correspondence concerning the Buckle memorial window in the parish church at Banstead. Deals in particular with the inaccurate re-glazing of the window and re-painting of the Buckle armorial shield by Geoffrey Webb of Regents Park, London.  BUCKLE/259  7 September 1910-5 January 1911

20 letters

Contents:
Principal correspondents: Christopher Buckle, nephew; D. Maynard-Taylor, Keith W. Murray; Geoffrey Webb; Mr. Woodroffe. Includes notes, sketches, and accounts.

Correspondence with Charles Edward Stewart Buckle, nephew, and J. H. MacGregor, Esq., concerning the charter of Nigel de Monbrai and the court roll of the manor of Horton, co. Surrey.  BUCKLE/260  30 May-2 July 1911

8 docs

Contents:
Includes the original court roll, a transcript, and a translation.

REVEREND EDWARD VALENTINE BUCKLE, 1831-1905  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Fourth son of the Reverend William Lewis Buckle of Burgh (1790-1865).

Letter written to his mother, Mary Buckle, referring to his examinations at Cuddesdon Theological College, and to his succeeding his father to the living at Banstead.  BUCKLE/261  [c1860-65]

Open letter written to his parishioners concerning the renovation of the church at Banstead and the improvement of the church-yard. Includes copy of the Restoration Fund account dated 2 April 1874.  BUCKLE/262  2 April 1874

LOUISA SARAH BUCKLE, 1832-88  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Third daughter of the Reverend William Lewis Buckle of Burgh (1790-1865).

Letters received from family and friends. Includes one letter from Charles Mathew Buckle, brother, on board HMS Indefatigable on the Brazil station (1856), and several from Christopher Buckle, brother, political agent in India.  BUCKLE/263  27 September 1848-21 October 1871

65 letters

Contents:
Other correspondents: Archibald Lewis Buckle, brother; Reverend Robert Higgens, brother-in-law; Reverend R. R. P. Stanley, brother-in-law; Matilda Frances Higgens, sister; Georgiana Stanley, sister; Hubert Stanley, nephew; Catherine Warren, aunt; Henrietta Buckle, cousin; Kate Bleech; H. W. Crawford; Angelica Julia Crookshank; Agnes Sullivan; (The husband of Agnes Sullivan, Captain Gillilan, held a staff appointment in India, and her letters, together with those of Christopher Buckle, contain considerable detail on British rule in India.) John Sullivan.

CHRISTOPHER ERNEST BUCKLE, 1864-1930  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Elder son of the Reverend Edward Valentine Buckle (1831-1905).

Letter written to his father from Bullawayo concerning the war in South Africa and the preparations for storming the Matoppa Hills.  BUCKLE/264  18 June 1896

Correspondence with Charles Mathew Buckle and Emma Fleetwood Buckle concerning the history of the Buckle family. Includes copies of a Buckle family crest.  BUCKLE/265  11-14 May 1907

2 letters

CHARLES EDWARD STEWART BUCKLE, born 1876  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Younger son of the Reverend Edward Valentine Buckle (1831-1905).

Correspondence concerning his researches into the history of the Buckle family.  BUCKLE/266  3 July 1941-8 August 1942

28 letters

Contents:
Principal correspondents: Grace Stewart Buckle, sister; Christopher Richard Sandford Buckle, cousin; Edward P. Wickham, cousin; Lewis Mansfield Buckle, cousin; Elizabeth Braithwaite Buckle, cousin; Elsie Mary Bordes, cousin; Ethel Henriette Mary Buckle; Messrs. Lowe and Co; Colonel H. Pirie-Gordon; George Sherwood.

DIARIES AND JOURNALS  [no ref. or date]

JOURNALS OF CHARLES MATHEW BUCKLE, 1828-1914  [no ref. or date]

Journal written on board HMS Vengeance and HMS Indefatigable.  BUCKLE/267  1851-55

1 vol
80 pp

Contents:
20 Oct. 1851-17 July 1852. Diary while in England.
28 Aug. 1854-5 Nov 1854 Serving on board HMS Vengeance during Crimea--siege of Sebastopol.
7 Oct. 1855-20 Oct 1855 Serving as First Lieutenant on HMS Indefatigable on the Brazil station. Recipes for blacking guns, etc.

'Journal between Feb. 1. 1858 and Dec 31. 1860; including the period during which I commanded H.M. Despatch Vessel 'Caradoc' on the Mediterranean Station.'  BUCKLE/268  1858-60

1 vol
324 pp

Contents:
1 Feb. 1858-4 Apr. 1858 Diary while in England.
4 Apr. 1858-14 Apr 1858 Southampton-Malta on P.O. steamer Colombo.
15 Apr. 1858-19 Sept 1860 Serving as Lieutenant Commander on board HMS Caradoc in the Mediterranean--records insurrection in Italy led by Garibaldi in May 1860.
19 Sept. 1860-31 Dec 1860 Diary while in England.

Journal written on a tour of the continent and later on board the Transport Vessel Adriatic.  BUCKLE/269  1861-65

1 vol
143 pp

Contents:
1 jan. 1861-24 Apr. 1861 Diary while in England--studying steam at the Royal Navy College, Portsmouth.
25 June 1861--31 July 1861 Tour of the continent--France, Germany, Netherlands.
27 Nov. 1861--19 Dec 1861 In England--thoughts on the boarding of the Trent by a U.S. sloop of war.
19 Dec. 1861--1 Apr 1862 Serving as Agent on board the Transport Adriatic taking troops to Canada--notes on the island of Cape Breton.
Jan 1864 Notes on the strength of the Russian navy.
May 1865 On board the steamer Express from Hong Kong to Macao.

'Journal--Voyage to Malta in Steam Ship 'Palmyra'; to the Suez Canal in H.M. Ship 'Audacious', Captain Henry St. John; to Cairo; to Judea and thence to Alexandria, Malta, and Italy and so home.'  BUCKLE/270  1882-83

1 vol
158 pp

Contents:
7 Oct. 1882-17 Oct. 1882 Voyage from Portsmouth to Gibraltar and Malta on board the Steam Ship Palmyra.
17 Oct. 1882-22 Oct 1882 Malta.
23 Oct. 1882-28 Oct 1882 Voyage from Malta to Port Said on board H.M. Ironclad Audacious.
29 Oct. 1882-30 Oct 1882 Through the Suez Canal from Port Said to Ismailia.
30 Oct. 1882 From Ismailia to Cairo by railway.
31 Oct. 1882-9 Nov 1882 Cairo--trips to the Pyramids, the Nile, etc.
9 Nov. 1882-11 Nov 1882 From Cairo to Tel-el-Kabir and Port Said by rail and canal.
11 Nov. 1882-12 Nov 1882 Voyage from Port Said to Jaffa on board the Austrian steamer Selene.
13 Nov.. 1882 Jaffa to Jerusalem by carriage.
13 Nov .1882-19 Nov 1882 Jerusalem--visiting chapels, mosques, etc.--trips to Jericho, the Plains of Jordan, and Bethlehem.
20 Nov. 1882 Jerusalem to Jaffa by carriage.
21 Nov. 1882 Jaffa.
22 Nov. 1882-24 Nov. 1882 Voyage from Jaffa to Port Said and Alexandria on board the Russian steamer Azof.
24 Nov. 1882-1 Dec. 1882 Alexandria.
1 Dec. 1882-4 Dec. 1882 Voyage from Alexandria to Malta on board the Steam Transport Iberia.
4 Dec. 1882-15 Dec. 1882 Malta.
15 Dec. 1882-17 Dec. 1882 Voyage from Malta to Messina and Naples on board the French steamer Chas V.
18 Dec. 1882-23 Dec. 1882 Naples--trip to Mount Vesuvius.
24 Dec. 1882-30 Apr. 1883 Rome, Florence, Pisa, Padua, Venice, Verona, Milan, Pavia, Pallanza, Lucerne, Zurich, Basle, to Paris by railway.
30 Apr. 1883 Voyage from Paris to London by steamer.

'Journal. Travels in Italy, Spain, and France.'  BUCKLE/271  1883-84

1 vol
99 pp

Contents:
29 Dec. 1883-31 Dec. 1883 London to Calais via Dover on the Continental Express train, and on to Rome on the Nice and Rome Express.
31 Dec. 1883-23 Feb. 1884 Rome--notes of visits to churches, galleries, and museums--also opinions on the political situation in England and on affairs in Egypt.
23 Feb. 1884-11 Mar. 1884 Rome to Perugia, Florence, Spezia, Genoa, Marseilles, Barcelona, and Madrid by train and steamer.
11 Mar. 1884-24 Mar. 1884 Madrid--trip to bull-fight.
24 Mar. 1884-17 Apr. 1884 Madrid, Toledo, Bayonne, Biarritz, Saint Jean de Luz, Pau, Lourdes, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Tours, Nantes, Lorient, Aurey, Brest, Morlaix, St. Brieux, to St. Malo by railway.
17 Apr. 1884 St. Malo to Jersey by steamer.
17 Apr. 1884-21 Apr 1884 St. Heliers, Jersey.
21 Apr. 1884 Jersey to Weymouth.
23 Apr. 1884 Weymouth to London.

'Notes on a Journey to North Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Holland.'  BUCKLE/272  1884

1 vol
67 pp

Contents:
24 June-25 June London to Queenboro and Flushing by steamer.
25 June Flushing to Hamburg by railway.
26 June-27 June Hamburg.
27 June Hamburg to Copenhagen by railway and steamer.
27 June-2 July Copenhagen.
2 July-3 July Copenhagen to Göteborg by steamer.
3 July-5 July Göteborg--visit to Trollhättan Falls.
5 July-7 July Göteborg to Stockholm by railway and the Göta canal.
7 July-12 July Stockholm.
12 July-13 July Stockholm to Trondheim by railway.
13 July-16 July Trondheim.
16 July-24 July Trondheim to Tromsosol; and North Cape and back to Trondheim by steamer.
26 July-27 July Trondheim to Bergen.
27 July-30 July Bergen.
30 July Bergen to Vossvangen by railway.
31 July Vossvangen to Gödvangen by horse and carriole.
1 August Gödvangen to Lærdalsören by steamer on the Sogn Fjord.
2 August-5 August Lærdalsören to Odnes by carriole.
5 August Randsfjord to Drammen and Kristiania by rail.
5 August-9 August Kristiania.
9 August-12 August Kristiania to Göteberg and Kiöpenhaven and on to Lubeck by steamer.
12 August-14 August Lubeck to Bremen by railway.
14 August-17 August Bremen.
17 August Bremen to Amsterdam by road.
17 August-23 August Amsterdam.
23 August-24 August Steamer to Queenboro and back to London.

'Journal of Three months travel in The United States of America with a great variety of illustrations.' (This volume is rich in information on topography, urban development, transport, industry, and education in the U.S.A. It is liberally illustrated with photographs, postcards, and cuttings from guide books.)  BUCKLE/273  1885

1 vol
215 pp

Contents:
Preface.
18 July-26 July Liverpool to New York on board the Cunard steamer Etruria (then the fastest Atlantic steamer).
26 July-1 August New York.
1 August New York to Niagara by railway.
1 August-4 August Niagara--tour of the falls.
4 August Niagara to Chicago by railway.
5 August-8 August Chicago--notes on the stockyard, hog-slaughtering, municipal facilities, etc.
8 August-20 August Chicago to St. Paul, Minnesota; to Livingston, Montana; to Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming; and back to St. Paul, by Northern Pacific Railroad.
20 August-25 August St. Paul to Minneapolis--visiting the flour mills--and back to St. Paul.
25 August-26 August St. Paul to St. Louis, Missouri.
27 August-29 August St. Louis.
29 August St. Louis to Cincinnati, Ohio, by the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad.
29 August-31 August Cincinnati.
31 August-1 September Cincinnati to Washington by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.
1 September-4 September Washington.
4 September Washington to Baltimore by the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad.
4 September-6 September Baltimore.
6 September Baltimore to Philadelphia by railway.
6 September-11 September Philadelphia.
11 September Philadelphia to New York.
11 September-23 September New York.
23 September-24 September New York to New Haven and Hartford, Connecticut; to Springfield, Worcester, and Boston, Massachusetts.
24 September-29 September Boston.
29 September Boston to Providence and Newport, Rhode Island.
30 September Newport, Rhode Island.
30 September-1 October Newport to New York by steamer.
1 October-3 October New York.
3 October-12 October New York to Liverpool on board the Cunard steamer Servia.
13 October Liverpool to Buxton by N.W. Railway.
13 October-19 October Buxton.
19 October Buxton to London.
General observations on the U.S.A. from a traveller's point of view-on the railways, hotels, history, religion, etc.
Illustrated.

'Notes during a trip to Holland.'  BUCKLE/274  1891

1 vol
53 pp

Contents:
31 July-1 August London to Harwich by the Great Eastern Railway and to Rotterdam on board the paddle steamer Claud Hamilton.
1 August-3 August Rotterdam.
3 August Rotterdam to The Hague by railway.
3 August-5 August The Hague-notes on the steam trams, principal buildings, galleries, etc.
5 August The Hague to Delft and back by steam tram.
6 August The Hague to Leyden and back by railway.
9 August The Hague to Amsterdam by railway.
9 August-18 August Amsterdam-notes on municipal improvements, on the Rijks museum, on the taxation and postal systems, on the North Sea Canal.
18 August Amsterdam to Haarlem by railway.
18 August-21 August Haarlem.
21 August Haarlem to La Haze.
21 August-24 August La Haze.
24 August-25 August La Haze to Rotterdam and from thence on board the paddle steamer Claud Hamilton to Harwich.
illustrated.

DIARIES OF THE REVEREND EDWARD VALENTINE BUCKLE, 1831-1905  [no ref. or date]

Extracts from the diaries of the Reverend Edward Valentine Buckle, Vicar of Banstead, compiled by his son, Christopher Ernest Buckle, 3 March 1905.  BUCKLE/275  1867-1904

1 vol
89 pp

MEMORANDA BOOKS  [no ref. or date]

MEMORANDA BOOKS OF CATHERINE MANLEY  [no ref. or date]

A collection of poems, limericks, epitaphs, anecdotes, recipes, extracts from newspapers, etc. Front cover inscribed 'Catherine Manley April 1808'.  BUCKLE/276  April 1808

1 vol
52 pp

Similar collection of poems, limericks, epitaphs, and anecdotes.  BUCKLE/277  [c1812]

1 vol
118 pp

MEMORANDA BOOKS OF MARY BUCKLE, 1827-93  [no ref. or date]

A collection of poems and prose. Front cover inscribed 'Mary Buckle 1848'.  BUCKLE/278  1848

1 vol
66 pp

A collection of poems and prose written on loose leaves of paper and found enclosed in Buckle MS. 278.  BUCKLE/279  nd mid 19th century

51 docs

Contents:
Includes extracts from sermons by Bishop Armstrong and the Reverend R. C. Trench, given at Wareside, co. Herts, in 1858. Unbound.

MEMORANDA BOOKS OF CHARLES MATHEW BUCKLE, 1828-1914  [no ref. or date]

A collection of notes and newspaper cuttings. Front cover inscribed 'Notes, commencing in August 1892'. Contains notes on a tour of Westmorland, Lancashire, and Warwickshire in 1892; newspaper cuttings of articles of naval interest and hints on home maintenance; notes on Alfred Scott-Gatty, York Herald of the College of Arms, who compiled the Buckle family pedigree; and biography of Francis Buckle (1764-1832), 'the most celebrated jockey of his day'.  BUCKLE/280  1892-1904

1 vol
123 pp

Similar collection of notes and newspaper cuttings. Front cover inscribed 'Notes. C. M. Buckle. Commencing in July 1901'. Contains notes on a visit to Folkestone; newspaper cuttings of card games, puzzles, obituaries of naval officers, etc.  BUCKLE/281  1901-1912

1 vol
80 pp

PRINTS AND DRAWINGS  [no ref. or date]

MEMBERS OF THE BUCKLE FAMILY  [no ref. or date]

Five photographs of Charles Mathew Buckle (1828-1914).  BUCKLE/282  1865-66

Contents:
Taken by Pun-Lun, photographer and ivory painter, Queens Road, Hong Kong.

Drawing of Christopher Buckle (1824-87).  BUCKLE/283  25 October 1866

Photograph of Christopher Ernest Buckle (1864-1930) and Grace Stewart Buckle (1866-1951), eldest children of the Reverend Edward Valentine Buckle (1831-1905).  BUCKLE/284  [c1869]

Contents:
Taken by Messrs. Lambert Weston and Son, Waterloo Crescent, Dover.

Photograph of Mrs. L. Buckle.  BUCKLE/285  [c1870]

Contents:
Taken by Messrs. Lambert Weston and Son, Waterloo Crescent, Dover. [Possibly Louisa Catherine, wife of Archibald Lewis Buckle (1839-74)].

Five photographs of Captain Charles Mathew Buckle, HMS Research.  BUCKLE/286  1874

Contents:
Taken by Formosa Guiseppe Lorenzo, photographer, Malta.

Photograph of Charles Mathew Buckle (1828-1914).  BUCKLE/287  1875

Contents:
Taken by G. Laranza, Barcelona.

Photograph of Claude Edward Buckle (1839-1930).  BUCKLE/288  1879

Contents:
Taken by Messrs. Debenham and Co., Rembrandt House, Southsea.

Photograph of Admiral Sir Claude Henry Mason Buckle (1803-94).  BUCKLE/289  c1880

Contents:
Taken by Messrs. Maull and Co., photographers and miniature painters, Piccadilly, London.

Photograph of Mathew Percival Buckle (1869-1914) and Claude Preston Buckle (1867-1932), eldest sons of Claude Edward Buckle (1839-1930).  BUCKLE/290  c1880

Contents:
Taken by Messrs. Debenham and Co., Rembrandt House, Southsea.

Photograph of Charles Mathew Buckle (1828-1914).  BUCKLE/291  [c1883]

Contents:
Taken by Messrs. Elliott and Fry, photographers, Baker Street, London.

Photograph of Christopher Ernest Buckle (1864-1930), eldest son of the Reverend Edward Valentine Buckle (1831-1905).  BUCKLE/292  1892

Contents:
Taken by William Whiteley, photographer, Bayswater, London.

Photograph of Christopher Ernest Buckle (1864-1930).  BUCKLE/293  c1892

Contents:
Taken by William Whiteley, London.

Photograph of Hugh Charles Buckle (1881-1924), youngest son of Claude Edward Buckle (1839-1930).  BUCKLE/294  1895

Contents:
Taken by Messrs. Guy and Co. Ltd., Cork.

Photograph of Vice-Admiral Charles Mathew Buckle (1828-1914).  BUCKLE/295  1896

Contents:
Taken by W. J. Reed, Bournemouth.

Photograph of Grace Douglas Buckle (1872-1946), third daughter of Cuthbert Robert Buckle (1837-1901).  BUCKLE/296  March 1899

Photograph of Bertha May Wardell. Married Christopher Ernest Buckle (1864-1930) on 24 November 1900.  BUCKLE/297  October 1899

Contents:
Taken by Army and Navy photographer, Westminster, London.

Photograph of Grace Stewart Buckle (1866-1951), eldest daughter of the Reverend Edward Valentine Buckle (1831-1905).  BUCKLE/298  [c1899]

Contents:
Taken by C. J. Hopkins, photographer, Hampden House.

Photograph of Grace Stewart Buckle (1866-1951).  BUCKLE/299  [c1899]

Contents:
Taken by Messrs. Debenham and Co., York.

Photograph found with, and similar in style to, the photograph of Grace Stewart Buckle (Buckle MS. 298). Possibly of her husband, the Reverend John Egerton Germon, Rector of Barnoldby-le-Beck, co. Lincoln.  BUCKLE/300  [c1899]

Contents:
Taken by J. Laing.

Photograph of Archibald Stewart Buckle (1867-1940), second son of Cuthbert Robert Buckle (1837-1901).  BUCKLE/301  1900

Contents:
Taken by Army and Navy photographer, Westminster, London.
Endorsed: 'Taken in 1900, just before leaving England to re-assume his work on the Assam-Bengal Railway'.

Photograph of Cuthbert Charles Corbett Buckle (1892-1916) and Stewart Henry Buckle (b. 1894), eldest sons of Cuthbert Edward Buckle (b. 1866).  BUCKLE/302  [c1900]

Contents:
Taken by Army and Navy photographer, Westminster, London.

Photograph of Cuthbert Charles Corbett Buckle (1892-1916), Stewart Henry Buckle (b. 1894), and Julian Robert Cyril Buckle (1897-1913), eldest sons of Cuthbert Edward Buckle (b. 1866).  BUCKLE/303  August 1902

Contents:
Endorsed: 'Three sons of Cuthbert E. Buckle of Charlotteville, Vir, U.S.A.'

Photograph of Hilda Buckle (1868-1947), second daughter of the Reverend Edward Valentine Buckle (1831-1905) and wife of Hugh Augustus Sullivan, and of her elder daughter Sheila Mary Buckle (1902-1918).  BUCKLE/304  February 1903

Contents:
Taken by Law Brothers, Umballa and Kasauli, India.

Photograph of Julia Beverley, wife of John Edward Grote Higgens (1856-1910).  BUCKLE/305  1903

Contents:
Taken by Messrs. De Youngs, Broadway, New York.

Photograph of Bertha May, daughter of Captain George Vaughan Wardell and wife of Christopher Ernest Buckle (1864-1930).  BUCKLE/306  1904

Contents:
Taken by T. A. Swaine, Southsea.

Photograph of Julia Beverley, wife of John Edward Grote Higgens (1856-1910), and of her second daughter Frances Julia Beverley (b. 1905).  BUCKLE/307  January 1907

Photograph of Magdalen Mary Rowen, daughter of George William Henry, Esq., of Lachine, Montreal, and wife of Lewis Mansfield Buckle (b. 1873).  BUCKLE/308  May 1908

Contents:
Taken by William Notman and Son.

Photograph of Lewis Mansfield Buckle (b. 1873), youngest son of Cuthbert Robert Buckle (1837-1901).  BUCKLE/309  July 1908

Contents:
Taken by Kennedy, Toronto.

Photograph of Frances Julia Beverley Higgens (b. 1905), second daughter of John Edward Grote Higgens (1856-1910).  BUCKLE/310  September 1908

Photograph of Judith Buckle (b. 1904), third daughter of Christopher Reginald Buckle (b. 1862).  BUCKLE/311  1908

Contents:
Taken at Gibraltar.

Photograph of Archibald Stewart Buckle 1867-1940, second son of Cuthbert Robert Buckle (1837-1901).  BUCKLE/312  1910

Contents:
Taken by Army and Navy photographer, Westminster, London.

Photograph of Frances Julia Beverley Higgens (b. 1905) and Joan Cecilia Grote Higgens (b. 1909), daughters of John Edward Grote Higgens (1856-1910).  BUCKLE/313  [c April 1910]

Photograph of John Edward Grote Higgens (1856-1910), third son of the Reverend Robert Higgens (c1824-1899) and his wife Matilda Frances Buckle 1829-1899.  BUCKLE/314  [c1910]

Contents:
Taken by Messrs. French and Co., photographic artists, Wallington.

Photograph of Arthur Hubert Stanley, second son of Hubert Stanley, and grandson of the Reverend R. R. P. Stanley and his wife Georgiana Anne Buckle 1834-1913.  BUCKLE/315  1912

Photograph of Christopher Ernest Buckle (1864-1930), Charles Edward Stewart Buckle (1876-1942), and Christopher Stewart Buckle (b. 1915).  BUCKLE/316  1918

NAVAL AND POLITICAL FIGURES, OTHER FAMILIES, ETC.  [no ref. or date]

Engraving of Samuel Hood, first Viscount Hood, Vice-Admiral of the Red and Commander-in-Chief of the Fleet in the Mediterranean (1724-1816).  BUCKLE/317  8 October 1793

Contents:
Painted by J. Northcote. Engraved by G. Friesinger. Published London.

Engraving of William Edward Parry, naval commander and arctic explorer. Drawn following the polar expedition of 1819-23.  BUCKLE/318  [c1823]

Contents:
Engraved by J. Thomson from an original painting by S. Drummond, A.R.A.

Photograph of the Reverend G. Ernest Howman.  BUCKLE/319  1853

Photograph of the Reverend G. Ernest Howman.  BUCKLE/320  1853

Contents:
Taken by T. W. Gough, Cirencester.

Photograph of Miss Marian Howman, daughter of the Reverend G. Ernest Howman.  BUCKLE/321  [c1853]

Contents:
Taken by T. W. Gough, Cirencester.

Photograph of Edmund Lyons, 1st Baron Lyons (1790-1858).  BUCKLE/322  1857-8

Contents:
Taken from a portrait painted on board HMS Royal Albert in the Bosphorous by G. F. Watts, R.A.
Notes on the photograph, and on the original painting, by Charles Mathew Buckle, April 1891.

Photograph of the Reverend G. Ernest Howman.  BUCKLE/323  May 1870

Contents:
Taken by Valentine Blanchard, photographer, Piccadilly, London.

Photograph of the Reverend G. Ernest Howman.  BUCKLE/324  June 1870

Contents:
Taken by L. Dolibo, St. Georges Road, Brighton.

Engraving of Benjamin Disraeli.  BUCKLE/325  19 January 1878

Contents:
Taken from the Whitehall Review.

Photograph (Endorsed with notes by Charles Mathew Buckle.) of Mrs. Dysart Hunter, her daughter Mrs. Whitworth, and her grand-daughter.  BUCKLE/326  October 1897

Contents:
Taken by Messrs. E. Day and Son, Lansdowne Road, Bournemouth.

Photograph (Endorsed with notes by Charles Mathew Buckle.) of Alexander Anderson Eustace, Barrister at Law.  BUCKLE/327  January 1899

Contents:
Taken by Messrs. E. Day and Son, Lansdowne Road, Bournemouth.

Photograph (Endorsed with notes by Charles Mathew Buckle.) of Rear-Admiral Valentine Otway Inglefield (1824-1900).  BUCKLE/328  October 1900

Contents:
Taken by Messrs. Elliott and Fry, Baker Street, London.

Photograph (Endorsed by Charles Mathew Buckle.) of Nellie Anderson.  BUCKLE/329  1902

Contents:
Taken by H. Lane Smith, York.

Photograph (Endorsed with notes by Charles Mathew Buckle.) of Alexander Anderson Eustace, Barrister at Law.  BUCKLE/330  September 1913

Contents:
Taken at Blacks Studios, Jamaica Street, Glasgow.

UNIDENTIFIED PERSONS  [no ref. or date]

Photographs of unidentified individuals--some possibly members of the Buckle family  BUCKLE/331-346  nd [late 19th-early 20th century]

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FAMILY RESIDENCES AND PLACES WITH BUCKLE CONNECTIONS  [no ref. or date]

Engraving of the north west view of Banstead church, co. Surrey.  BUCKLE/347  [c1800]

Painting of Norton House, Aldingbourne, co. Sussex.  BUCKLE/348  1854

Drawing of Burgh House, Banstead, co. Surrey.  BUCKLE/349  [c1870]

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Endorsed: 'To Elsie from L. B. Buckle, Old Burgh House, Banstead. Home of the Buckle family for a hundred or more years.'

Photograph of Pyrton manor house, near Watlington, co. Oxford.  BUCKLE/350  [c1880]

Photograph of Pyrton church.  BUCKLE/351  [c1880]

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Endorsed: 'Pyrton Church, nr. Watlington, Oxon. As rebuilt.'

Photograph of Pyrton church.  BUCKLE/352  [c1880]

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Endorsed: 'Pyrton Church, as rebuilt.'

Photograph of Pyrton vicarage.  BUCKLE/353  [c1880]

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Endorsed: 'Pyrton Vicarage from Front Lawn.'

Photograph of Pyrton vicarage.  BUCKLE/354  [c1880]

Contents:
Taken by George E. Dell, Watlington. Endorsed: 'Pyrton Vicarage from Manor Drive.'

Photograph of Banstead church yard, showing the headstone and grave of Louisa Sarah Buckle (1832-88).  BUCKLE/355  [c1890]

Painting of Burgh House, Banstead, co. Surrey.  BUCKLE/356  1893

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Endorsed: 'Burgh House 1614-1847. From a drawing by Mary C. Buckle, 1887. By G. G. Thompson 1893.'

Photograph of Pyrton manor house, near Watlington, co. Oxford.  BUCKLE/357  [c1900]

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Endorsed: 'Pyrton Manor (Front).'

Photograph of Couching Street, Watlington, co. Oxford.  BUCKLE/358  [c1900]

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Endorsed: 'View in Couching Street, Watlington, showing part of front of Hare and Hounds Inn.'

Photograph of the Red House, Raithby, co. Lincoln. Admiral Claude Edward Buckle (1839-1930) and Vice-Admiral Charles Mathew Buckle (1828-1914) in the foreground.  BUCKLE/359  August 1911

OTHER BUILDINGS AND PLACES  [no ref. or date]

Drawing of the schoolroom, Winchester College.  BUCKLE/360  March 1816

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Published for R. Ackermann's History of Winchester College.

Drawing of the parish church of Shirburn, co. Oxford.  BUCKLE/361  April 1825

Drawing of Brawl Castle, Halkirk, Caithness.  BUCKLE/362  [c1860]

Contents:
Endorsed in the hand of Charles Mathew Buckle: 'The Shooting and Salmon Fishing Quarters of Lt. Col. Christopher Buckle for many years.'

Photograph of Bibury Court, Fairford, co. Gloucester.  BUCKLE/363  [c1880]

Photograph of part of a church. Unidentified.  BUCKLE/364  [c1880]

Photograph of the town of Cork, Eire.  BUCKLE/365  [c1880]

Contents:
Taken looking up the River Lee.

Photograph of Haulbowline Island showing sailing vessels in Cork Harbour.  BUCKLE/366  [c1880]

Contents:
Endorsed in the hand of Charles Mathew Buckle: 'Queenstown, Cork. Haulbowline Isld. before the Dock was commenced.'

Photograph of Queenstown Harbour, Cobh, co. Cork, showing sailing vessels.  BUCKLE/367  [c1880]

Contents:
Endorsed in the hand of Charles Mathew Buckle: 'Queenstown Harbour, Ireland. The new basin in embrio.'

Photograph of two houses. Unidentified.  BUCKLE/368  [c1880]

Photograph of the New Capitol, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.A.  BUCKLE/369  [c September 1885]


Related information: The photograph is one of the series included in the travel journal of Charles Mathew Buckle (Buckle MS. 273.)

Contents:
Taken by Messrs. St. John, Main Street, Hartford

Photograph showing a clergyman leading a procession of convent girls or confirmation candidates.  BUCKLE/370  [c1890]

Contents:
Taken by John MacLardy, photographer, Church Street, Oswestry.

Drawing of a coastline and coastal fortifications.  BUCKLE/371  December 1891

Contents:
Endorsed in the hand of Charles Mathew Buckle: 'Executed by Archie Stewart Buckle, Royal Artillery, Xmas 1891'.

Postcard of Emsworth Road, near Havant, co. Hants.  BUCKLE/372  [c1910]

Contents:
Published by A. H. Sweasey, Southsea.

Postcard of Blatchington village, near Seaford, co. Sussex.  BUCKLE/373  [c1910]

Contents:
Published by Photochrom Co. Ltd, London.

Postcard of Graven Hill, Paddington, London.  BUCKLE/374  [c1910]

Photograph of Bibury Court, Fairford, co. Gloucester.  BUCKLE/375  [c1910]

Postcard of Grantully Castle, co. Perth, Scotland, ancestral home of the Stewart family.  BUCKLE/376  c1919

Contents:
Written by [Archibald Stewart Buckle] to Christopher E. Buckle, Grove Lodge, Portchester, co. Hants.

Postcard of the Esplanade and North Hill, Minehead.  BUCKLE/377  c1927

Contents:
Published by F. Frith and Co. Ltd., Reigate. Written by Mary -- to Mrs. Buckle, 'Greystones', Westbourne Villas, Hove, co. Sussex.

NAVAL VESSELS  [no ref. or date]

Print of H.M. Gunnery Ship Excellent.  BUCKLE/378  1850

Contents:
Inscribed in hand of Charles Mathew Buckle: 'H.M. Gunnery Ship 'Excellent', Captain H. D. Chads, C.B. 1850.' [Charles Mathew Buckle, Lieutenant.]

Photograph of HMS Hector.  BUCKLE/379  1876-77

Contents:
Inscribed in the hand of Charles Mathew Buckle: 'H.M. Ship 'Hector', 18 Guns. Captain C. M. Buckle, R.N. 1876-7.'

MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE BUCKLE FAMILY  [no ref. or date]

MANUSCRIPTS  [no ref. or date]

Miscellaneous papers of Mary Buckle--'Lines upon the interment of Princess Charlotte', sketches, and cuttings.  BUCKLE/380  1827-93

5 docs

Miscellaneous papers of Louisa Sarah Buckle--visiting cards, poems, notes, locks of hair, etc.  BUCKLE/381  1832-88

20 items

Copy of statement by Sir William Webbe, Benedick Barnehame, Alderman, John Aldersonne and William Cobbe, Citizens of London, overseers under the Will of Sir Cuthbert Buckle, regarding his next of kin and legal representatives, dated 7 August 1594.  BUCKLE/382  [c1837]

1 folio

Contents:
Covering letter: Mr. Glover of Reigate to Mr. Buckle pointing out that Christopher, son of Sir Cuthbert Buckle, was purchaser and builder of Burgh House, Banstead, during the time of James I. Dated 12 August 1837. 1 folio

Declaration of the Reverend William Lewis Buckle, Vicar of Banstead (1790-1865), concerning the birthdate of his son Charles Mathew Buckle (1828-1914).  BUCKLE/383  3 September 1841

1 folio

Copy of an entry in the Vestry Minute Book of the parish of Banstead regarding the alterations proposed to be made at the west end of the church. The Reverend Edward Valentine Buckle, Vicar of Banstead (1831-1905), in the chair.  BUCKLE/384  21 March 1862

1 folio

Permit authorising [Charles Mathew Buckle] to travel in Spain.  BUCKLE/385  1874

1 folio

The Primrose League. Diploma of Knighthood. Certificate elevating Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Buckle (1824-87) to the status of Knight Harbinger of the Primrose League.  BUCKLE/386  17 November 1885

Licence to kill game. Issued to Charles Mathew Buckle at Somerset House.  BUCKLE/387  27 August 1886

1 folio

Copy by Charles Mathew Buckle of an Act to enable John Buckle Esquire, or other Committee of the Estate of William Buckle, a Lunatic, for and in the name and on behalf of the said William Buckle, to consent to the exercise of a power of sale over Estates settled on the said William Buckle for his Life, and which power is exercisable with the consent of the said William Buckle. (1830.)  BUCKLE/388  21 January 1890

Contents:
The Act involves the Sussex estates of the Buckle family--in the parishes of Rogate, Harting, Trotton, and Chithurst--which devolved upon William Buckle (1787-1850) from his brother Lewis Barton Buckle (1786-1819).

Copy of an extract from the Reverend William A. Bartlett's History and Antiquities of the Parish of Wimbledon on the institution of Parish Registers. In the hand of Charles Mathew Buckle.  BUCKLE/389  [c1900]

1 folio

Copies of family papers by Charles Mathew Buckle.  BUCKLE/390  [c1900]

2 ff

Contents:
Letter dated 18 October 1841 from Thomas Bellars of Bowgate to Lewis Buckle Reeves, son of William Reeves and Eleanor Buckle (1757-87), regarding the Buckle family and their connections with Stanemore. Letter dated 21 January 1808 from Hannah Buckle, widow of Admiral Mathew Buckle of Nork (1718-84), to her son Mathew Buckle (1770-1855). And obituary of Hannah Buckle extracted from the Naval Chronicle 1808.

Copy of a letter dated 12 November 1912 from Captain Edward Chawner to Miss MacLaclan of Newton Valence Rectory, Alton, co. Hants, regarding the descent of the Borden estate, East Meon, co. Hants, and the haunting of Borden House. Copied in the hand of Charles Mathew Buckle.  BUCKLE/391  [c1912]

1 folio

Miscellaneous poems written or copied by members of the Buckle family. Includes a translation of a poem written by the Emperor of China and presented to Lord Macartney at the Court of Peking.  BUCKLE/392  nd [19th century]

10 docs

Recipes for puddings, cakes, etc., written by members of the Buckle family.  BUCKLE/393  nd [19th century]

7 docs

Children's pencil drawings and cut-outs. Some signed by William Stewart Buckle (1823-34), first son of the Reverend William Lewis Buckle of Burgh (1790-1865).  BUCKLE/394  nd [19th century]

14 docs

PRINTED MATERIAL  [no ref. or date]

A Relation of the Late Wicked Contrivance of Stephen Blackhead and Robert Young, against the Lives of several Persons, by Forging an Association under their Hands. Written by the Bishop of Rochester. Printed by Edward Jones, Savoy.  BUCKLE/395  19 October 1692

1 vol
75 pp

Contents:
Endorsed: 'For Sir Christopher Buckle', and found amongst the papers of Charles Mathew Buckle.

Miscellaneous newspaper cuttings--mostly late 19th century--including several items of naval, military, and political interest, and various wedding notices, obituaries, etc., relating to the Buckle family.  BUCKLE/396  1783-1937

34 docs

European and North American Railway Terminus.  BUCKLE/397  1851

2 copies
23 pp

Contents:
Pamphlet published following a public meeting at Sydney, Cape Breton, regarding the prospects of using the town as a terminus of the projected railway. Printed at the Cape Breton News Office.

Brief Description of the Royal United Service Institution. With covering letter addressed to Charles Mathew Buckle from Captain E. Gardiner Fishbourne, Chairman, and Colonel James Lindsay, Vice-Chairman.  BUCKLE/398  1860

1 vol
8 pp

Contents:
Pamphlet outlining the objectives and functions of the Royal United Service Institution for the promotion of Naval and Military Art, Science, and Literature. Printed by J. B. Nichols and Sons, Parliament St.

Copy of the inaugural address delivered by Benjamin Lambert at the opening of the Reading Rooms for the working classes at Banstead on 2 January 1861.  BUCKLE/399  1861

1 vol
20 pp

Contents:
Printed by M. S. Rickerby, Cannon Street, London.
Endorsed: 'Captain Buckle R.N. With the author's kind Regards'.

Papers relating to the Royal Naval Female School established at Twickenham to provide education for the daughters of necessitous naval officers. These include prospectus, annual report, list of contributors, etc. Covering letter addressed to Charles Mathew Buckle from Francis Maude and George Hope, honorary secretaries.  BUCKLE/400  1862

4 docs

Valentine card. Envelope addressed to 'My darling Valentine' [in hand of Charles Mathew Buckle].  BUCKLE/401  14 February 1870

An Act to amend the Law of Entail in Scotland (45 & 46 Vict. Ch. 53).  BUCKLE/402  18 August 1882

Newspaper cuttings--obituaries of Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Buckle (1824-87).  BUCKLE/403  1887

3 docs

Copy of Good Words, journal edited by Donald Macleod, one of Her Majesty's Chaplains.  BUCKLE/404  July 1893

1 vol
79 pp

Contents:
Contains an article mentioning Pyrton church, Pyrton Hall, and Watlington, co. Oxford. Printed by J. S. Virtue and Co. Ltd., City Road, London.

Copies of and cuttings from The Biographer, a fortnightly journal.  BUCKLE/405  1894

4 docs

Contents:
Volume 1, No. 4 contains a biography of Charles Mathew Buckle (1828-1914).

Reprint of The Times, containing George Washington's address to the people of the United States of America on his resignation as President, 9 November 1796.  BUCKLE/406  9 November 1896

2 ff

Cuttings extracted from The Morning Post, comprising letters to the editor on the idea of the formation of an Armorial Club to regulate the use of Coats of Arms. (Pasted on paper backing and endorsed with notes in the hand of Charles Mathew Buckle.)  BUCKLE/407  1-14 January 1897

Cutting from M.A.P., a weekly journal, containing an article on Sir William Treloar, carpet manufacturer and philanthropist, with an anecdote about the Reverend John Fearnley, who married Frances Martha Buckle (1809-81), third daughter of Mathew Buckle of Norton House, Aldingbourne, co. Sussex (1760-1837).  BUCKLE/408  7 November 1903

Dance engagement card for a Ball held to mark the 150th anniversary of the 61st P.W.O. Pioneers. With pencil.  BUCKLE/409  1908

Invitation card for Mrs. Christopher Buckle to attend the wedding of Humphrey Higgens and Margaret Binyon at St. George's Church, Bloomsbury, London.  BUCKLE/410  nd [19th century]

Programme for a performance of the play, The First Crib, by G. Evelyn Hart, at Benenden School.  BUCKLE/411  5 December 1963

Prints of ancient emblems, mosaics, etc.  BUCKLE/412  nd [19th century]

2 items

MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS RELATING TO OTHER FAMILIES  [no ref. or date]

DICKENS FAMILY OF RIPLINGTON, EAST MEON, CO, HANTS  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Eleanor Dickens (died 1811), daughter of George Dickens, of Liverpool, physician, married Lewis Buckle, of Borden, East Meon (1713-85), in 1756.

Notes on the Dickens family, draft pedigree, and copies of correspondence--by Charles Mathew Buckle.  BUCKLE/413  1882

3 docs

HAY MACKENZIE AND LEVESON-GOWER FAMILIES  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Isabella Hay Mackenzie, daughter of Edward Hay Mackenzie, of New Hall and Cromarty, married John Buckle, of New Hall (1792-1863), in 1817.

Notes (In the hand of Charles Mathew Buckle.) on the families of Hay Mackenzie (House of Cromarty) and Leveson-Gower (House of Sutherland), on their union by marriage, and on their estates in Scotland.  BUCKLE/414  [c1900]

4 docs

MANLEY FAMILY OF HENLEY, CO. OXFORD  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Mary Freeman Manley (1795-1860), daughter of William Manley of Henley, Sergeant-at-Law (1754-1824), married the Reverend William Lewis Buckle of Burgh (1790-1865), in 1822.

Broker's account and receipts for the purchase of £2489..8..4d Consolidated 3% Annuities on behalf of John Lowe and George Smith Esqs.  BUCKLE/415  7 January 1813

3 docs

Circular letter from Robert Manley Lowe, Inner Temple, London, announcing the reconstruction of the firm of Lowe and Co. on the retirement of his brother, Francis Lowe. (The firm of Manley, Lowe, and Co., solicitors, was established in London by John Manley in 1756.)  BUCKLE/416  2 March 1885

Notes concerning the firm of Lowe and Co.  BUCKLE/417  nd [19th century]

1 folio

Contents:
'The Lowes and Buckles were connected through inter marriage with the Manleys.' In the hand of Charles Mathew Buckle.

'A short Memoir of William Manley Esq: Sergeant-at-Law.'  BUCKLE/418  1887

4 ff

Contents:
A brief account of the life and career of William Manley (1754-1824) - Attorney General to the Chester Circuit, Sergeant-at-Law, and Commissioner of the Board of Excise. In the hand of Charles Mathew Buckle.

'A short Memoir of William Manley Esq: Sergeant-at-Law.' Typescript copy of Buckle MS. 418.  BUCKLE/419  1887

3 ff

Letter from Dillon R. L. Lowe, Southwick, near Fareham, co. Hants, to Charles [Buckle], concerning the firm of Lowe and Co.  BUCKLE/420  3 November 1932

MASON FAMILY OF GREENWICH, LONDON  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Dr. Robert Mason of Greenwich (died 1672), married Judith Buckle (1612-76), eldest daughter of Sir Christopher Buckle (1590-1660), in 1633. Their grandson, Christopher Mason (1689-1759), married Anne Buckle (born 1709), second daughter of Christopher Buckle of Burgh (1684-1759), in 1733.

Copy of receipt for £900 paid by Sir William Wilson of Eastbourne to Benjamin Culpeper, being part of his wife's portion. Witnesses Thomas Farnefould, John Derkins.  BUCKLE/421  1 December 1666

1 folio

Administrative history:
Sir William Wilson was the father-in-law of Captain Christopher Mason

Notes on the birth-dates of members of the Culpeper family.  BUCKLE/422  1667-78

1 folio

Solicitor's account for legal charges in the law suit Mason v. Hanning.  BUCKLE/423  1676-81

1 folio

'Mrs. Masons Bill'. Account of legal charges in the case of Mason v. Hanning.  BUCKLE/424  1677-1700

8 ff

Bond of John Mason, of Deptford, co. Kent, Gentleman, to pay Christopher Mason, of East Greenwich, the sum of £10.  BUCKLE/425  13 April 1678

2 ff

Receipts of Jonathan Bridger for sums received from Captain Christopher Mason [for legal fees].  BUCKLE/426  1681-97

6 docs

Letter to Captain Christopher Mason, Greenwich, from Sir William Wilson, of Eastbourne, his father-in-law, concerning the loaning out of money on bond and mortgage.  BUCKLE/427  28 October 1684

Account between Captain Christopher Mason and Robert Offley for payment of purchase monies.  BUCKLE/428  31 May 1687

1 folio

Abstract of title to properties in Greenwich and elsewhere in London showing the descent of the Mason estate, 1519-1687  BUCKLE/429  [c 1687]

2 docs

Receipt of Ann Farmery for the sum of £14..6..4d. belonging to her brother, Joseph Farmery, seaman, deceased, left on board HMS Bredah. (Christopher Mason was captain of HMS Bredah, 1689-91).  BUCKLE/430  29 August 1690

1 folio

Bill and receipt for carpenter's work undertaken for Captain Christopher Mason, 1691-93.  BUCKLE/431  11 July 1693

1 folio

Bill and receipt for dress-makers work undertaken for Mrs. Mason by William Nypes.  BUCKLE/432  10 April 1694

1 folio

Extract from a survey of the manor of East Greenwich showing the estates of Captain Christopher Mason and Captain John Robinson.  BUCKLE/433  27 May 1697

1 folio

Bill and receipt of Robert Watson for 12..6d. due from Captain John Robinson for one year's fee farm rent and one year's quit rent due to the Earl of Portland for inclosures made out of the Lord's waste within the manor of East Greenwich.  BUCKLE/434  2 December 1704

1 folio

Bill and receipt of Robert Weston for £201..12..8d. legal costs incurred on behalf of John Robinson Esq. during a suit against Elizabeth Stevens, widow.  BUCKLE/435  13 March 1709

2 ff

Letter from Edward Wilson, Buxted, to his niece, Mrs. Mawgride, Greenwich, explaining his intentions regarding his will.  BUCKLE/436  26 September 1720

Certificate admitting Christopher Mason (1689-1759) to the title of Younger Brother of the Corporation of the Trinity House of Deptford-Strond. Signed by the Master, Wardens, and Assistants of the Corporation.  BUCKLE/437  24 November 1725

Copy of despatches to Congress from George Washington regarding the capture of the British posts at York and Gloucester, and copy of the articles of capitulation signed on 19 October 1781 by Lieutenant-General Earl Cornwallis. Printed,  BUCKLE/438  25 October 1781

1 folio

Copy of the epitaph inscribed on the vault containing the remains of Christopher Mason, Vice-Admiral of the White, and only son of Christopher Mason and Anne Buckle of Burgh. Died 26 May 1802.  BUCKLE/439  nd [19 century]

1 folio

Extract from Foster's Alumni Nominenses comprising biographical details of the career of Sir John Mason (died 1566) - Dean of Winchester (1549-53), Privy Councillor, English Ambassador in France and Holland, M.P. for Reading (1551-52), M.P. for Taunton (1552-53). Notes in the hand of Charles Mathew Buckle.  BUCKLE/440  nd [19 century]

1 folio

Notes in the hand of Charles Mathew Buckle on the connection between the Mason and Buckle families.  BUCKLE/441  nd [19th century]

1 folio

RUSSELL FAMILY  [no ref. or date]

'A True Copy of Certificates of Servitude and Character of James Thomas Russell Commander R.N.'  BUCKLE/442  1825-58

1 vol,
83 pp

Contents:
Copies of references given by commanding officers of ships in which James Thomas Russell served during the period 21 August 1825-17 May 1858

'Scale used on board the Lady of St. Kilda yacht.'  BUCKLE/443  1837

1 folio

Contents:
Scale used to provide a substitute for parallel rulers in laying down bearings on a chart.
Printed

Schedule of the ships in which James Thomas Russell served during the period 21 August 1825-June 1858, giving the name of the ship, rank, period of service, and area of service. Also copy of statement by C. J. Bosanquet, Commander of HM Brig Leveret, commending Russell for his valour during an action against a Spanish slave ship on 9 September 1836. Prepared by his son, Major W. J. Dacres Russell.  BUCKLE/444  22 May 1909

1 folio

STEWART FAMILY OF BALCASKIE AND GRANTULLY, CO PERTH, SCOTLAND  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Grace, daughter of Sir John Stewart, of Grantully Castle and Murthly, co. Perth, married the Reverend William Buckle (1759-1832) in May 1788.

Contents:
The envelope containing these papers is endorsed by Charles Edward Stewart Buckle: 'Stewart Pedigrees. On death of present Baronet, next heir is a Nephew through Female Line. If such is maintained why not a Buckle through Grace Stewart who m. my G.G.F.'

Copy in the hand of Charles Mathew Buckle of the terms of the regulating deed of entail of the estates of Grantully and Murthly, co. Perth, executed by John Stewart of Grantully and Murthly, 31 March 1717.  BUCKLE/445  22 May 1871

2 ff

Draft of letter from Charles Mathew Buckle to William Fraser Esq, of Castle Street, Edinburgh, concerning their respective researches into the Stewart and Buckle families.  BUCKLE/446  14 June 1871

Note copied in the hand of Charles Mathew Buckle from the newspaper Truth regarding the proposed sale of the Murthly and Grantully estates, co. Perth (34000 acres), by Sir A. Douglas Stewart to Stewart Kennedy of New York.  BUCKLE/447  20 December 1888

2 ff

Note copied in the hand of Charles Mathew Buckle from the newspaper The St. James Gazette concerning the legal dispute over the proposed sale of the Perthshire estates.  BUCKLE/448  9 February 1889

1 folio

'Pedigree of the House of Stewart.' Compiled by W. A. Lindsay, F.S.A., Portcullis Pursuivant of Arms, and printed by Richard Clay and Sons, London and Bungay. Covers the period 12th to 19th centuries.  BUCKLE/449  nd [19 century]

Pedigree of the Stewart family of Grantully, with notes on the descent of the baronetcy, covering the period 1683-1885, and compiled by Charles Mathew Buckle.  BUCKLE/450  [c1890]

1 folio

Notes on the Stewart family, on the descent of the baronetcy, on the deed of entail, etc., compiled by Charles Mathew Buckle.  BUCKLE/451  [c1890-1910]

14 docs

WARDELL FAMILY OF DURHAM, NORTHUMBERLAND, AND IRELAND  [no ref. or date]

Commission of George Vaughan Wardell, Gentleman, to the office of Ensign in the 24th Regiment of Foot.  BUCKLE/452  11 May 1858

Commission of George Vaughan Wardell, Gentleman, to the office of Lieutenant in the 24th Regiment of Foot.  BUCKLE/453  8 June 1862

Two letters of John Wardell of Youghall, co. Tipperary, Ireland, to 'My dear B[uckle],' concerning the history of the Wardell and Buckle families.  BUCKLE/454  1916

Notes for a memoir of G. V. Wardell (1840-79). Account of his military career, and death at Isandhlwana in January 1879.  BUCKLE/455  nd [19th century]

8 ff

Notes on the history of the Wardell family.  BUCKLE/456  nd [19 century]

1 folio

Plate for printing visiting cards of Captain and Mrs. G. V. Wardell.  BUCKLE/457  nd [19 century]

WARREN FAMILY OF SOUTH WARNBOROUGH, CO. HANTS  [no ref. or date]

Three letters to Kitty Warren, South Warnborough Rectory, co. Hants, from her nephew, William Stewart Buckle (1823-34), first son of the Reverend William Lewis Buckle (1790-1865).  BUCKLE/458  16 April 1832-11 March 1833

APPENDIX  [no ref. or date]

PAPERS OF MATHEW BUCKLE (1718-84)  [no ref. or date]

Copy letter from Mathew Buckle, HMS Russell, to Commander Hills, describing the capture of the Spanish man-of-war, Glorioso.  BUCKLE/459  9 November 1747

'An Account of the Proceedings on a Voyage to the Coast of Africa by Captain Mathew Buckle, Commander of His Majesty's Ship Assistance.' (Endorsed by Claude Henry Mason Buckle: 'My Grandfather Admiral Buckle's proceedings on the West Coast of Africa in 1751-2'.) Includes details of his dealings with native chiefs and his experiences with slave traders and pirates.  BUCKLE/460  5 December 1751-10 June 1752

1 vol
30 pp

Papers enclosed in a pocket-case, comprising a list of English and French ships off the Lizard, with the names of their commanders, July 1778, and a child's poem entitled 'On a ride to Bansted', n.d., possibly written by Mathew Buckle (1770-1855).  BUCKLE/461  1778

Particulars of leases of the London estate of Mathew Buckle deceased and William Buckle deceased at St. Mary at Hill, Cross Lane, Idol Lane, Cheapside, Mark Lane, and Lombard Street.  BUCKLE/462  c1796

1 doc

PAPERS OF CHRISTOPHER MASON (1734-1802)  [no ref. or date]

Addresses to orders issued by Admirals Samuel Hood and Richard Howe to Rear Admiral Archibald Dickson and Captain Christopher Mason, HMS Zealous.  BUCKLE/463  21 January-16 April 1795

4 docs

PAPERS OF MATHEW BUCKLE (1770-1855)  [no ref. or date]

Memoranda of naval service of Mathew Buckle from 4 February 1777 to November 1813 compiled by his son, Claude Henry Mason Buckle.  BUCKLE/464  1846

2 docs

PAPERS OF CLAUDE HENRY MASON BUCKLE (1803-94)  [no ref. or date]

Diaries and Journals  [no ref. or date]

A retrospective account of his formative years, 1803-23, including details of his early naval career.  BUCKLE/465  January 1830-June 1831

1 vol
178 pp

Diary of life in Plymouth while acting as Flag Lieutenant to Admiral Sir William Hargood, mainly referring to office duties, to duties aboard the flagship San Josef, and to social affairs.  BUCKLE/466  July 1834-August 1835

1 vol
221 pp

Diary written on board the San Josef, commissioned to carry the Mail to Lisbon, including his impressions of Portugal.  BUCKLE/467  June-July 1835

1 vol
43 pp

Diary of life in Plymouth while acting as Flag Lieutenant to Admiral Sir William Hargood, referring to office duties, to duties aboard the flagships San Josef and Royal Adelaide, to his promotion to the rank of Commander, and to social and family news.  BUCKLE/468  August 1835-August 1836

1 vol
181 pp

Diary written on board the San Josef, carrying the Mail to Lisbon, including his impressions of Portugal.  BUCKLE/469  October 1835-December 1835

1 vol
51 pp

Diary written on board the Growler on the west coast of Africa. Records the capture of Spanish slave ships, the sacking of hostile native villages, and the dealings with native chiefs.  BUCKLE/470  October 1844-May 1845

1 vol
269 pp

Diary written in London and at the family home in Bath. Refers to the paying off of the Growler and to his promotion to the rank of Captain. Contains mainly social and family news.  BUCKLE/471  October 1845-October 1846

1 vol
273 pp

Diary written in London, Portsmouth and Bath. Refers to his membership of the Board of Ordnance Commission on Concussion Shells, but contains mostly social and family news, including his own marriage to Harriett Shute.  BUCKLE/472  October 1846-August 1847

1 vol
184 pp

Diary written in part on his honeymoon tour of Belgium, Germany, and France, and in part at Bath.  BUCKLE/473  August-December 1847

1 vol
84 pp

Diary written on board HMS Centaur while serving as Flag Captain to Commodore A. Fanshawe.  BUCKLE/474  February-August 1849

1 vol
161 pp

Contents:
Records the proceedings of the vessel in the search for slave trading ships off the west coast of Africa. Contains an account of the capture of the Brazilian slaver Sirena (31 May), and refers to excursions to the mainland and to the burning of native villages known to encourage the slave trade. Partly written while at anchor off the Ascension Islands and containing details of shore activities and routine aboard ship.

A continuation of the previous diary written on board the Centaur.  BUCKLE/475  August 1849-January 1850

1 vol
161 pp

Contents:
Refers to the capture of the Brazilian schooner Veloz (2 October), and includes details of the attack on the island of Bassis, River Jeba, Sierra Leone, to recover the English merchant schooner Grant captured by Manuel Garra and his pirates (10-12 December).

A continuation of the previous diary written on board the Centaur.  BUCKLE/476  January-June 1850

1 vol
137 pp

Contents:
Refers to the observation of vessels and to the capture of slave traders by other British ships. Includes details of excursions to villages on the mainland, and an account of talks with the Gallinas chiefs on the renewal of the treaty against the slave trade.

Diary written on board the steam ship Cyclops.  BUCKLE/477  November 1850-January 1851

1 vol
48 pp

Contents:
The writer had been taken ill at Ascension and the diary mainly describes the routine on board ship on the passage home to England. Refers to the capture of a Brazilian brig by the Cyclops (20 November), and contains extracts from Admiralty Orders respecting the procedure for seizing slave ships

Naval Commissions and Appointments  [no ref. or date]

Student. Royal Naval College, Portsmouth  BUCKLE/478  8 Aug 1817

Midshipman. HMS Ganges  BUCKLE/479  10 April 1826

Mate. HMS Ganges  BUCKLE/480  15 April 1826

Lieutenant. HMS Ganges  BUCKLE/481  17 April 1827

Lieutenant. HMS Ganges  BUCKLE/482  17 April 1827

Lieutenant. HMS Rainbow  BUCKLE/483  8 Dec 1829

Lieutenant. HMS North Star  BUCKLE/484  8 Dec 1829

Lieutenant. HMS Tweed  BUCKLE/485  11 April 1833

Flag Lieutenant. HMS San Josef  BUCKLE/486  2 Dec 1833

Commander  BUCKLE/487  4 May 1836

Commander. H.M. Sloop Falcon  BUCKLE/488  4 May 1836

Commander. H.M. Steam Vessel Growler  BUCKLE/489  7 Dec 1841

Captain. HMS Royal William  BUCKLE/490  6 Nov 1845

Captain. H.M. Steam Vessel Centaur  BUCKLE/491  1 Jan 1849

Captain. H.M. Steam Vessel Valorous  BUCKLE/492  11 Dec 1852

Captain Superintendent, H.M. Dock and Victualling yards, Deptford  BUCKLE/493  4 Dec 1857

Rear-Admiral of the Blue  BUCKLE/494  14 Nov 1863

Vice-Admiral (Retired)  BUCKLE/495  3 April 1870

Admiral (Retired)  BUCKLE/496  29 Jan 1877

Certificates and Memoranda of Naval Service  [no ref. or date]

Certificates of admission and attainments at Royal Naval College, Portsmouth.  BUCKLE/497  18 February 1819-7 February 1826

4 docs

Certificates of service at sea signed by commanding officers.  BUCKLE/498  5 September 1819-4 October 1845

19 docs

Memoranda of service.  BUCKLE/499  4 May 1836-6 December 1877

16 docs

Certificates for study of mechanical drawing and the marine steam engine at the Mechanical Drawing Academy and the Vulcan Foundry, Glasgow.  BUCKLE/500  8-12 February 1841

2 docs

Miscellaneous Naval Papers  [no ref. or date]

Statements of salary.  BUCKLE/501  12 April 1833-7 October 1835

3 docs

Orders of Commodore John Brett Purvis, Senior Officer in Command of His Majesty's Ships on the Eastern Coast of South America, addressed to Commander Claude Henry Mason Buckle, directing him to receive on board the Growler Prince Adalbert of Prussia, and to continue his surveillance for slave traders.  BUCKLE/502  19 October 1842

Copy of report to Admiralty by Claude Henry Mason Buckle on the character and conduct of Commander Estcourt while in command of HMS Eclair off the coast of Africa.  BUCKLE/503  27 April 1846

Papers relating to the expedition led by Captain Claude Henry Mason Buckle, HMS Centaur, to recover the English merchant schooner Grant captured by pirates in the Cajecoote Creek, Jeba River, Sierra Leone.  BUCKLE/504  11-16 December 1849

6 docs

Contents:
Includes orders from Commodore Arthur Fanshawe; copy of report by Captain Buckle; communications from Commander J. de Piralez, commander of the French ship Rubis also involved in the expedition; and letter from Captain Buckle to his wife, Harriett, describing the expedition.

Sketches by Claude Henry Mason Buckle-HMS Centaur, 1849; HMS Valorous, 1856; and two unidentified vessels, n.d.  BUCKLE/505  1849-1856

4 docs

Communication from the Admiralty requesting observations on the suppression of the slave trade, and copy of report sent in reply by Captain Claude Henry Mason Buckle.  BUCKLE/506  6 May 1850-28 February 1851

2 docs

Miscellaneous notes, memoranda, sketches, and newspaper cuttings regarding the involvement of HMS Valorous in the Crimean War-bombardment of Bomersund, Aland Islands, Baltic Sea, June 1854; attack on Sebastopol, February 1855; and bombardment of Kinburn, River Dnieper, Black Sea, October 1855.  BUCKLE/507  22 May 1854-17 October 1855

14 docs

Illustrated London News. Articles and illustrations of naval campaigns involving HMS Valorous during the Crimean War, 1854-55; and article and illustration on the wrecking of the Great Eastern, 1861.  BUCKLE/508  8 July 1854-22 September 1861

5 docs

Orders from the Admiralty relieving him of his command at Queenstown and announcing his retirement from active service.  BUCKLE/509  8 December 1868-2 January 1869

3 docs

Communications from the Admiralty concerning the award of the Greenwich Hospital Pension and the Good Service Pension.  BUCKLE/510  20 June 1877-18 November 1885

5 docs

Correspondence  [no ref. or date]

Letters to Claude Henry Mason Buckle from members of the Buckle family.  BUCKLE/511  2 December 1811-20 March 1836

13 letters

Contents:
These are principally from his father Mathew Buckle at Bath, and contain thoughts on the prospects of his advancement in the navy, advice on seamanship, and family news. Those written in 1820-21 refer to the growth of radicalism in London, to the Cato Street conspiracy, and to the troubles over the trial and death of Caroline of Brunswick.
Other correspondents: Edward Buckle, brother; Matilda Buckle, sister; and William Buckle of Pyrton, cousin.

Miscellaneous letters mostly addressed to Claude Henry Mason Buckle on a variety of subjects including the receipt of gifts from Prince Adalbert of Prussia, the painting of a portrait of the Admiral, and the sale of family paintings at Christies.  BUCKLE/512  12 December 1829-19 April 1885

10 letters

Correspondence and related papers concerning the award of the Burmese Medal to Claude Henry Mason Buckle, his appointment as a Companion of the Order of the Bath, and his investiture as a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath.  BUCKLE/513  28 April 1851-30 November 1875

15 docs

Letters to Claude Henry Mason Buckle from his son, Claude Henry Shute Buckle, written while serving at sea on the Australian, West Indian, and American stations.  BUCKLE/514  24 November 1867-21 March 1874

17 letters

Contents:
These were mostly written on board HMS Reindeer and contain impressions and observations on the climate, topography, towns, and peoples of the Americas. Those written in 1872-73 also include references to the Indian uprisings in Mexico and the protection of English merchants in the country.

Copy letter to Hugh Childers, First Lord of the Admiralty, from Claude Henry Mason Buckle, recounting his own naval services, and requesting an appointment for his son, Claude Henry Shute Buckle, aboard the Queen's yacht.  BUCKLE/515  16 May 1870

Letters to Claude Henry Mason Buckle from Charles Mathew Buckle containing details of his researches on the Buckle family history.  BUCKLE/516  22 January 1879-22 February 1894

6 letters

Accounts  [no ref. or date]

Bankers Book. Accounts with Messrs. Willis Percival and Co. recording income and expenditure.  BUCKLE/517  21 July 1840-15 November 1860

1 vol
62 pp

Papers on Family History  [no ref. or date]

Miscellaneous notes, memoranda, newspaper cuttings, etc., relating to the history of the Reveley family.  BUCKLE/518  c1836-1890

20 docs

Miscellaneous notes, memoranda, newspaper cuttings, etc., relating to the history of the Buckle family.  BUCKLE/519  c 1840-1890

28 docs

Notes on the history of the Shute family, and on the death of Mrs. Charlotte Shute, January 1876.  BUCKLE/520  1876

3 docs

Miscellaneous Papers  [no ref. or date]

Printed account of an action between British and Spanish ships off Gibraltar, September 1782, to accompany an engraving of the scene.  BUCKLE/521  c1782

Claude Henry Mason Buckle. Copies of baptism entry in registers of parish of Greenwich, co. Kent; copy of will, 1879; and copy of obituary in The Times, 1894.  BUCKLE/522  c1804-1894

6 docs

Compositions of Claude Henry Mason Buckle, including poems and a prayer on the theme of leaving home.  BUCKLE/523  c1813-1852

4 docs

Engraving and memorial of Granville Sharp, philanthropist and campaigner for the abolition of the slave trade, died 1813.  BUCKLE/524  c1816

2 docs

Newspaper cuttings from The Times comprising articles on the East India Railway Company.  BUCKLE/525  6-12 November 1878

3 docs

PAPERS OF CLAUDE HENRY SHUTE BUCKLE (1848-1912)  [no ref. or date]

Examination papers in arithmetic for candidates for naval cadetships at the Royal Naval College, Portsmouth.  BUCKLE/526  1852

2 docs

Notes of the birth, baptism, and vaccination dates of Claude Henry Shute Buckle.  BUCKLE/527  c1854

2 docs

Correspondence, examination papers, and progress reports of Claude Henry Shute Buckle at the Royal Naval College, Portsmouth.  BUCKLE/528  5 March-11 December 1862

7 docs

Letter to Claude Henry Shute Buckle from Evan MacGregor, Secretary to the Admiralty, expressing the regret of the Lords Commissioners on learning of the death of his father, Claude Henry Mason Buckle.  BUCKLE/529  12 March 1894

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