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Accession Number: 95-021


Buck family genealogy. -- [ca. 1500-1986]. -- 13 cm of textual records. -- 2 photographs.

Biography / History

The Buck family genealogy was compiled by Louise Buck, wife of Edwin D. Buck of Norwood, Ontario. From curiosity she researched and produced a book on the Buck family in Canada from the first ancestor to descendents. The book begins with a brief history of England then Yorkshire, Dent and its surroundings. Louise then writes about the English ancestors, immigration to Canada and gives a short history of Upper Canada and then Norwood. Included in the book are genealogical charts, abbreviations and codes, variations in the spelling of names, relationship charts, family charts and connected families. The book was privately produced in 1987.

Custodial History

This fonds was created by and in the custody of Louise Buck before it was donated to Trent University. It was housed in Special Collections before it was transferred to the University Archives.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of records leading to the production of "Thomas Buck Yorkshire to Ontario" which traces the descendents of Thomas Buck who came to Canada from Yorkshire in 1833. Records include newspaper clippings, obituaries, wedding announcements, photographs, a copy of "The First Publishers of Truth," a history of quakerism in Dent, historiography of the Buck coat of arms, genealogical charts and a photocopy of "The Late Thomas Buck, of Ravenstonedale."


Title based on contents of the fonds.

This fonds was donated by Louise Buck of Rolling Meadows, Illinois, U.S.A.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

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Box 1

Loose in box:

List of Buck Names, 1550 - 1850's inclusive Taken from 2 looseleaf binders "Buck names found in Yorkshire. Other nearby counties included where people seem to be related. Adamthwaite relatives included. John Belton chart included. The Morman "International Genealogical Index" is found in back of Book II."


1 Information Sources: I correspondence

2 Information Sources: II correspondence continued

3 Information Sources: III correspondence continued

4 Information Sources: IV newspaper clippings, Historiography of Buck coat of arms, obituaries, wedding invitations; copy of "The First Publishers of Truth," a history of quakerism in Dent; photographs of Martin and Oleta Dunbar (1982); copy of a family tree descending from the four brothers; notes from the "History of the County of Peterborough" from the Peterborough Archives; Photocopy of a photograph of Terrace Hall, Norwood, ON.

5 Chart of Mary Adamthwaite Buck and Thomas Buck genealogical charts; Mary Bell letters indicating relationship; photocopy of "The Late Thomas Buck, of Ravenstonedale."

6 James Buck information regarding James Buck, who's lineage was not included in Thomas Buck Yorkshire to Ontario. charts, correspondence.

7 Thomas Buck Yorkshire to Ontario copy of published genealogy