Person:Mary Buckett (1)

m. 1582
  1. Mary Buckett1589/90 - 1676
  • HGeorge SouleAbt 1595 & 1599 - Bef 1679
  • WMary Buckett1589/90 - 1676
m. 29 Mar 1623
  1. Zachariah SouleBef 1627 - Bef 1663
  2. John SouleAbt 1632 - Bef 1707
  3. Nathaniel SouleAbt 1637 - Bef 1699
  4. George Soule, Jr.1639 - 1704
  5. Susannah SouleAbt 1642 - Abt 1684
  6. Mary SouleEst 1644 - 1720
  7. Patience SouleAbt 1645 - 1705/06
  8. Elizabeth SouleEst 1648 - Aft 1700
  9. Benjamin Soule1651 - 1676
Facts and Events
Name Mary Buckett
Alt Name Mary Beckett
Gender Female
Birth? 17 Jan 1589/90 St. Botolph Without Aldersgate, London City, Middlesex, England
Alt Birth? Abt 1605 England
Marriage 29 Mar 1623 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United Statesbef 1626
to George Soule
Death? 16 Dec 1676 Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Ancestral File Number 83QH-4H

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 [1] 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.

  1.   Justin Winsor. History of the Town of Duxbury Massachusetts. (1849)
  2.   Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Duxbury, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911).
  3.   By William T. Davis. Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families. (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore 1975)
  4.   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)

~60 (Full List)
Families of earlier immigrants: Patience and Fear Brewster - Elizabeth (Walker) Warren and daughters - Hester (Mathieu) Cooke and her children - Bridget (Lee) Fuller - Margaret Hicks and her children - Wife and daughter of William Hilton - Frances Palmer - Joshua Pratt - Barbara Standish
Other Passengers: Anthony Annable (and family) - Edward Bangs - Robert Bartlett - Mary Bucket - William Bridges - Thomas Clark - Christopher Conant - Anthony Dix - John Faunce - George Morton (and family) - Godbert Godbertson (and family) - Timothy Hatherly - Edward Holman - John Jenney (and family) - Manasseh Kempton - Experience Mitchell - George Morton (and family) - Ellen Newton - Oldham, John, his wife and sister - Christian Penn - Abraham Pierce - Nicholas Snow - Alice (Carpenter) Southworth - Francis Sprague - Stephen Tracy, wife, and daughter - Ralph Wallen

Resources: Primary Sources: Bradford's History of Plymouth Plantation - Mourt's Relation - Pilgrim Hall (wills and other contemporary documents)