Person Index

Buck, Alfred James Seldon

Alfred James Seldon Buck
b: 1 NOV 1852
d: 10 APR 1897
Biography
Christ Church''s Web Site
236 BUCK Alfred James Seldon
236 BUCK Mary Ann

233 BUCK Edwin Douglas Seldon
233 BUCK Janet Ann

38 BUCK George Green
38 BUCK Mary Ann Seldon
38 BUCK Percy
38 BUCK William S.

38 KEMBLE Henrietta
38 KEMBLE Robert

38 PIKE Cecil Seldon
38 PIKE Elizabeth Seldon
38 PIKE Evelyn Seldon
38 PIKE Gordon Seldon
38 PIKE Julia Catherine
38 PIKE William Seldon

Listed under Taita
NZPO 1880 - 81 Buck Alfred Seldon
NZPO 1880 - 81 Buck George Green settler
NZPO 1880 - 81 Buck George Seldon
NZPO 1880 - 81 Buck William Seldon, surveyor

NZPO 1890 - 91 Buck Alfred & George

Main Title: Alfred and Maryann Buck
Notes: 1148
Indexes: E13
Summary: Alfred Buck was gored to death by a bull belonging to his herd at Taita. Maryann later married Harry Mackenzie.
Language: English
Subject: Portraits
Heritage resources

*Birth Details Date: 1852, Folio No: 52/356, Area: Wellington Area, No quarter listed, Name: Alfred James Seldon Buck*

Birth Certificate Transcription shows Where and When: 1/11/1852, No Place Listed, Father: George Green Buck, Occ: Licensed Victualler, Mother: Mary Ann Buck nee Salmon, Informant: George Green Buck, Licensed Victualler, Taita

Marriage Transcription shows Place of Registration: Hutt No: None Listed, When and Where Married: 24/7/1878, St James'' Church, Lower Hutt, Alfred James Seldon Buck, Aged: 25, Occ: Farmer, Bachelor, Mary Ann Whitewood, Aged: 20, Occ: None Listed, Spinster, Witnesses: Isaac Plimmer, Gentleman, Wellington, Laura Welch, Taita, George Green Buck, Settler, Taita, Minister: Thos Fancourt, Denomination: Church of England

The Annual Sheep Returns
For the year ending 20th April, 1893
Presented to both Houses of the General Assembly by Comman of Page 50
Hutt County
(Wellington Subdivision).
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Buck, A. S., Taita, No on Sheep on: 30 April 1892: 200, 30 April 1893: 200
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Cottle, C. H., Belmont, Hutt, No on Sheep on: 30 April 1892: 180, 30 April 1893: 175
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Cottle, E. M., Taitai, No on Sheep on: 30 April 1892: 152, 30 April 1893: 140
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Death, Samuel, Taita, No on Sheep on: 30 April 1892: 950, 30 April 1893: 900
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Ebden Bros., Hutt, No on Sheep on: 30 April 1892: 340, 30 April 1893: 400
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Geange, Richard, Upper Hutt, No on Sheep on: 30 April 1892: 2930, 30 April 1893: 291
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Hawkins, F. H., Makara, No on Sheep on: 30 April 1892: 180, 30 April 1893: 280
Hayward, Thomas, Hutt, No on Sheep on: 30 April 1892: 200, 30 April 1893: 245
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Hobbs, Christopher, Horokiwi, Petone, No on Sheep on: 30 April 1892: 432, 30 April 1893: 393
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Judd, James, Hutt, No on Sheep on: 30 April 1892: 740, 30 April 1893: 750
Judd, S, (Executors of), Mayfield, Hutt, No on Sheep on: 30 April 1892: 320, 30 April 1893: 450
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Kilmister, John, jun., Karori, No on Sheep on: 30 April 1892: 2000, 30 April 1893: 2300
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Evening Post 1st December 1892
The fortnightly sitting of Hutt Resident Magistrate''s Court was held yesterday before Messrs. E. Jackson and D. B. Howden, Justices, when the case of A. J. S. Buck, Taita, v. A. S. and S. S. Pike, of the same place, was dealt with. The plaintiff claimed £5, being damages for trespass on land owned by him. In the course of the hearing, Mr. Wilford, for the defence, contended that as the case involved a question of title, the Justices had no jurisdiction, the plaintiff''s remedy being an action in the higher Court, and therefore the Justices could take no evidence or proof as to the title disputed. The case was dismissed.

Transcription of Death Certificate shows Place of Registration: Hutt, No: 9, When and Where Died: 10/4/1897, Taita, Hutt, Alfred James Seldon Buck, Occ: Farmer, Aged: 43, Cause of Death: Verdict of Coroners Jury held at Taita, Lower Hutt on 10th April 1897, Accidental death from attack by a bull, Father: George Green Buck, Occ: Farmer, Mother: Mary Ann Seldon Buck, Maiden Surname: Mary Ann Seldon, When Buried: 13/4/1897, Where Buried: Taita, Minister: Joshua Jones, Denomination: Episcopalian, Where Born: Taita, Lower Hutt, How Long in NZ: Life, To Whom Married: Mary Ann Whitewood, Age of Widow: None Listed, Ages and Sex of Issues: 1 Male: 15 years, 2 Females: 14 and 9 years, Informant: Walter P. Pringle, Agent authorised in writing by undertaker

Probate Record shows Alfred James Seldon Buck, Place: Taita, Occ: Farmer, Date of Death: 10/4/1894, Court: Wellington, Archives Reference: AAOM 6029 5535, Probate No: 5535, Date Filed: 21/5/1897, Type: Intestate (Letter of Administration), Archives NZ, Wellington

Evening Post 12th April 1897
Buck - On 10th April, at Taita, being gored to death by a bull, Alfred James Seldon Buck; aged 43 years
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Funeral Notice
The Friends of the late Mr. Alfred J. S. Buck are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, which will leave his late residence, Taita, on Tuesday, 13th April, 1897, at 2p.m. E. H. Collett undertaker, Petone
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Gored to Death
Particulars of the Taita Tragedy
At the inquest held by Mr. Jas. Ashcroft on Saturday afternoon upon the body of Alfred James Seldon Buck, who had been gored by a savage bull at his farm at the Taita, the following evidence was given -
Mrs. Mary Ann Buck stated that her husband rose about 7.15 on Saturday morning, and went into a small paddock to bring in three cows to be milked. The bull was in the paddock, and deceased tried in vain to drive it away. He then got a willow stick and either pricked or struck the animal on the hind quarters. The bull turned round and charged at him, striking the deceased in the abdomen. The animal then tossed him 10 or 15 feet in the air. Witness saw the whole occurrence from an upstairs window, and at once ran down to send for assistance. When she got downstairs she saw a neighbour, Alfred Austis, in the paddock with a pitchfork. He called out to the witness''s son to shoot the animal, and her son got a gun and fired a shot at the bull, which was standing over her husband''s body. The bull thereupon retreated. Mr. Buck, when lifted up, was found to be quite dead. The animal was a savage and bad tempered one, and deceased previously spoken about destroying it. The affair was all over in two or three minutes.
Alfred Austis, bus driver, said that the deceased throw some stones at the bull, and witness, who was in his yard, remarked to deceased that "his pet would upset him yet." The bull was a savage brute. After corroborating Mrs. Buck''s evidence, witness said that when he got to where deceased was lying he found the bull kneeling on deceased''s body, and goring him about the neck and face in a terrible savage manner. When witness arrived the bull retreated, and deceased got up on his knees, but witness told him to lie flat. When deceased was lifted up he expired. The bull had attacked other people. Witness did not think that deceased has unduly provoked it. All the previous night witness had heard the animal roaring.
Dr. Purdy deposed that when he arrived at deceased''s house at 8.15 a.m., Mr. Buck was quite dead. There was a slight grase over the abdomen, a wound over the eye, and a cut through the upper lip. Witness thought that some of the plates at the base of the skull were fractured. The neck and jaw were loose. The fact of the bull hitting deceased (who was not a very robust man) in the stomach would be sufficient to cause death.
A verdict of Accidental Death was returned.
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The Evening Post 14th April 1897 shows
The funeral of the late Mr. Alfred Buck, who was gored to death by a bull on his farm at the Taita on Saturday, took place yesterday. Several hundred people, including the school children of the district, the deceased having been Secretary of the local School Committee, followed the remains to the cemetery. The principal mourners were Messrs D. and W. Buck (brothers), W. Buck (son), Mr. W Dale, of Christchurch, and Mr. A. R. Hislop, an intimate friend of the deceased

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Birth Certificate Transcription shows When and Where: 21/1/1858, No Place Listed, Mary Ann Whitewood, Father: William Matson Whitewood, Occ: Licensed Victualler, Mother: Rebecca Whitewood nee Monteith, Informant: W. M. Whitewood, Father, Hutt

Marriage Transcription shows Place of Registration: Hutt No: None Listed, When and Where Married: 24/7/1878, St James'' Church, Lower Hutt, Alfred James Seldon Buck, Aged: 25, Occ: Farmer, Bachelor, Mary Ann Whitewood, Aged: 20, Occ: None Listed, Spinster, Witnesses: Isaac Plimmer, Gentleman, Wellington, Laura Welch, Taita, George Green Buck, Settler, Taita, Minister: Thos Fancourt, Denomination: Church of England

*2nd Marriage Details Date: 1912, Folio No: 6406, Names: Henry Alexander Wilmer MacKenzie and Mary Ann Buck*

Probate Record show Mary Ann McKenzie, Place: Lower Hutt, Occ: Widow, Court: Wellington, Archives Reference: AAOM 6029 58635, Probate No: 58635, Date Filed: 4/6/1936, Type: Will, Archives NZ, Wellington

Cemetery Fiche for Christ Church Cemetery, Taita, Lower Hutt shows Record No: 232
Alfred James Seldon Buck died 10 April 1897 aged 47 years
Mary Ann wife of the above died 10 May 1936 aged 76 years
Facts
  • 1 NOV 1852 - Birth -
  • 10 APR 1897 - Death -
Ancestors
   
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George Green Buck
1 APR 1818 - 11 OCT 1894
  
  
  
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Alfred James Seldon Buck
1 NOV 1852 - 10 APR 1897
  
 
  
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Mary Ann Seldon Salmon
1817 - 4 JUL 1867
  
  
  
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) George Green Buck
Birth1 APR 1818Somerset, England
Death11 OCT 1894
Marriage8 MAR 1840to Mary Ann Seldon Salmon
Marriage2 JUN 1877to Rebecca Monteith at Sunnyside, Woolcombe-street, the residence of Mr Isaac Plimmer
Father?
Mother?
PARENT (F) Mary Ann Seldon Salmon
Birth1817
Death4 JUL 1867
Marriage8 MAR 1840to George Green Buck
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MEdwin Douglas Seldon Buck
Birth23 MAR 1860
Death17 JUN 1932
Marriage16 FEB 1888to Janet Ann Fox
FAlexina Seldon Buck
Birth3 JAN 1841Newton St Loe, Somerset, England
Death
MWilliam Seldon Buck
Birth26 MAY 1846
Death30 OCT 1919
Marriageto Hautu Ngaiwikau
MGeorge Robert Seldon Buck
Birth26 MAR 1849
Death3 AUG 1885Drowned in the Wainuiorau River, Near Masterton
MAlfred James Seldon Buck
Birth1 NOV 1852
Death10 APR 1897
Marriage24 JUL 1878to Mary Ann Whitewood at St James Anglican Church, Lower Hutt
FJulia Mary Ann Seldon Buck
Birth9 SEP 1855Taita
Death7 JUN 1945
Marriage6 MAY 1876to William Henry Reynolds Dale
FElizabeth Seldon Buck
Birth31 MAY 1844
Death28 APR 1901
Marriage1862to George Hale Pike
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Alfred James Seldon Buck
Birth1 NOV 1852
Death10 APR 1897
Marriage24 JUL 1878to Mary Ann Whitewood at St James Anglican Church, Lower Hutt
FatherGeorge Green Buck
MotherMary Ann Seldon Salmon
PARENT (F) Mary Ann Whitewood
Birth21 JAN 1858
Death10 MAY 1936
Marriage24 JUL 1878to Alfred James Seldon Buck at St James Anglican Church, Lower Hutt
Marriage1912to Henry Alexander Wilmer MacKenzie
FatherWilliam Matson WHITEWOOD
MotherRebecca Monteith
CHILDREN
FAlice Mary Buck
Birth20 MAY 1879Taita
Death14 NOV 1962
Marriage20 MAY 1902to William Dacre Bennett at Christ Church, Taita
MWilliam Matson Whitewood Buck
Birth5 DEC 1881
Death2 JUN 1965
Marriage24 AUG 1910to Winifred Morgan James
FMarjory Buck
Birth16 MAY 1887Taita
Death1 JUN 1962
Marriage10 FEB 1917to John Warneford Known As Jack McKenzie
Descendancy Chart
Alfred James Seldon Buck b: 1 NOV 1852 d: 10 APR 1897
Mary Ann Whitewood b: 21 JAN 1858 d: 10 MAY 1936
Alice Mary Buck b: 20 MAY 1879 d: 14 NOV 1962
William Dacre Bennett b: 1879 d: 14 SEP 1968
William Matson Whitewood Buck b: 5 DEC 1881 d: 2 JUN 1965
Winifred Morgan James b: 3 DEC 1883 d: 1 AUG 1976
Marjory Buck b: 16 MAY 1887 d: 1 JUN 1962
John Warneford Known As Jack McKenzie b: 1878 d: 19 SEP 1974
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