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.
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
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]
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
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
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
List of pictures removed from Nork House to Burgh House, Banstead, when Nork House became the property of Lord Arden. BUCKLE/76 [c1812]
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]
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
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]
Memorandum of London properties in St. Mary at Hill and Mercers Court purchased by Captain Mathew Buckle in 1818. BUCKLE/81 1833
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
Correspondence, contracts, and accounts concerning investments made by Charles Mathew Buckle in railway companies, local authorities, and foreign governments. BUCKLE/83 1871-1910
Correspondence of Charles Mathew Buckle concerning investments and legacies. BUCKLE/84 1872-98
'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
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
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]
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]
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'.
CORRESPONDENCE [no ref. or date]
ANNE BUCKLE, born 1709 [no ref. or date]
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]
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]
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]
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
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]
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]
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
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]
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
CHRISTOPHER BUCKLE, 1824-87 [no ref. or date]
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
MARY BUCKLE, 1827-93 [no ref. or date]
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
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]
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Includes the original court roll, a transcript, and a translation.
REVEREND EDWARD VALENTINE BUCKLE, 1831-1905 [no ref. or date]
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]
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
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]
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
CHARLES EDWARD STEWART BUCKLE, born 1876 [no ref. or date]
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
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.
MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS RELATING TO OTHER FAMILIES [no ref. or date]
DICKENS FAMILY OF RIPLINGTON, EAST MEON, CO, HANTS [no ref. or date]
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
HAY MACKENZIE AND LEVESON-GOWER FAMILIES [no ref. or date]
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]
MANLEY FAMILY OF HENLEY, CO. OXFORD [no ref. or date]
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
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]
'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
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
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]
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
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
Solicitor's account for legal charges in the law suit Mason v. Hanning. BUCKLE/423 1676-81
'Mrs. Masons Bill'. Account of legal charges in the case of Mason v. Hanning. BUCKLE/424 1677-1700
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
Receipts of Jonathan Bridger for sums received from Captain Christopher Mason [for legal fees]. BUCKLE/426 1681-97
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
Abstract of title to properties in Greenwich and elsewhere in London showing the descent of the Mason estate, 1519-1687 BUCKLE/429 [c 1687]
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
Bill and receipt for carpenter's work undertaken for Captain Christopher Mason, 1691-93. BUCKLE/431 11 July 1693
Bill and receipt for dress-makers work undertaken for Mrs. Mason by William Nypes. BUCKLE/432 10 April 1694
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
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
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
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
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]
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]
Notes in the hand of Charles Mathew Buckle on the connection between the Mason and Buckle families. BUCKLE/441 nd [19th century]
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
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
Scale used to provide a substitute for parallel rulers in laying down bearings on a chart.
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
STEWART FAMILY OF BALCASKIE AND GRANTULLY, CO PERTH, SCOTLAND [no ref. or date]
Grace, daughter of Sir John Stewart, of Grantully Castle and Murthly, co. Perth, married the Reverend William Buckle (1759-1832) in May 1788.
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
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
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
'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]
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]
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]
Notes on the history of the Wardell family. BUCKLE/456 nd [19 century]
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