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The generations are numbered working back from Jack's as (1)
GEORGE BUCK and SARAH FORSTER (6)
GEORGE BUCK came from the woollen town of Colne in Lancashire. He was probably the eldest son of Dr John Buck of Colne and his wife Sarah . The likely baptism is the following.
Both George and his brother John followed their father as doctors. They were often known as “surgeons”, though this did not denote a specialism in operations. He moved to Alston, Cumberland, some time before 1805, to practise his profession. Alston is the highest market town in England, in the North Pennines, and now designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is close to the point where the Northumberland, Cumberland and Durham country borders meet.
From: Mannix & Whellan , History, Gazetteer and Directory of Cumberland, 1847 :
Clearly much work for the town surgeon.
A possible baptism for her is in Heptonstall, 10 miles from Colne.
If these baptisms are right, then the couple married young. Sarah at 20 and George at 19.
Colne Parish Registers - Marriages 1754 to 1812
9.11.1797 BUCK George , Colne, Surgeon, FOSTER Sarah ---- Colne
Mary Ann born 24 Feb 1805, baptised the same month.
Ann born 7 July 1806, baptised the same month.
Sarah was born on 23 August 1810 but not baptised at the parish church until 28 April 1811. The delay of 8 months is unusual.
1811 Sarah Buck Born Aug 23rd 1810 baptised April 28th 1811 daug of George Buck surgeon Alston native of Colne Lancashire by his wife Sarah dau of John Forster .
George born 3 Mar, baptised the same month. He appears to have died in infancy.
George baptised 23 Jan 1815.
George senior is typically described at these baptisms as being ‘a native of Colne’.
Neither George nor Sarah has been identified in the 1841 census. They probably died before then.
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