- Mary Buckett1589/90 - 1676
Facts and Events
MARY BUCKET or BECKET was born about 1605, probably in England, and died in Dec. of 1676 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., MA.[1/98]
Mary arrived in Plymouth on the 'Anne' which arrived in Plymouth in July of 1623.
Mary married GEORGE SOULE  in perhaps 1624 or 1625 at Plymouth. He was born about 1595-1600 in England.[ibid] and died before 22 Jan 1680 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., MA.[ibid] The marriage was never recorded. Banks pointed out that it was established by the fact that George Soule sold the 1 acre of land which had been granted to Mary as a passenger on the Anne. Something that he could only do if he were her husband.
Banks also felt that Mary might be associated with the Parish of St. Botolph, Aldersgate, London. He gives no reason for this conjecture.
- "Mayflower Increasings," 2nd. ed., 1996, Susan E. Roser
- The English Ancestry and Homes of the Pilgram fathers by Charles Edward Banks 1984.
- George F. Willison, "Saints And Strangers", Reynal & Hitchcock, NY, 1945.
Believed to have come to America on the next ship after the Mayfower, The Anne.
Plymouth Colony: Its History and People 1620-1691 Part Three: Biographical Sketches Biographical Sketches Bennet, William
Arriving on the Anne in 1623, Mary Becket is said to have married Mayflower passenger George Soule prior to the 1627 cattle division. Nothing is known about her origins in England, and her identification as George Soule's wife is based on her known presence in Plymouth in 1623, on Soule being unmarried that year, on her disappearance from the records thereafter, on Soule having a wife named Mary [p.244] in the 1627 division, and on there being no other known Mary to assign as his wife.
- Justin Winsor. History of the Town of Duxbury Massachusetts. (1849), 310.
- Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Duxbury, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911).
- By William T. Davis. Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families. (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore 1975), 246.
- Mary Buckett, George Soule, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).
in the 1627 Plymouth division of cattle George Soule had wife Mary and son Zachariah; Mary has been identified by many writers as Mary Buckett of the 1623 land division on that basis that no other Mary was available in the limited Plymouth population of the earliest years
| The Anne and The Little James (1623)
|The Anne and the Little James left England together, and arrived a week or so apart in Plymouth. Most of the passengers were probably on the Anne, as the Little James was smaller and carried mostly cargo.
|Sailed: ||May(?) 1623 from an unspecified port in England under William Peirce (Master Anne), Emanuel Althan (Captain Little James), and John Bridges (Master Little James).
|Arrived: ||10 July 1623 (the Anne) and about 10 days later (the Little James) at Plymouth, Massachusetts
|Previous Vessel: || Weston's ships (Swan, Charity, Sparrow) (1622)
|Next Vessel: ||Jonathan (1623)
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