Charles BUCKETT 1654 - 1744
Second son of John BUCKETT 1625 - 1718 and Susan BORLEY c.1625 - 1684
Born 7th September 1654, Brighstone, IOW
Died 6th February 1744, Shorewell, IOW
Married Mary LANGLEY b.1651 m. on 12 Oct 1679 at Brighstone
Four children were born to Charles BUCKETT and Mary née LANGLEY
1680 - ?
2) Susannah BUCKETT
1681 - ?
Roger WHITE 1680 - ? (one daughter)
1699 - ?
Mary EDGIN 1700 - 1762
4) George BUCKETT
1702 - ?
Brighstone, Isle of Wight
In the family archives we have the above picture. On the back is written ‘Brighstone New House, Buckett ancestral home.’
Today ‘New House’ is now ‘Old House.’
Old House
Original part to left was built in 1580 as part of the Swaynstone estate. Right hand part added in 1840 as a buttery on the ground floor with storeroom above. Original house built of stone rubble with thatched roof and brick chimneystack. Two storeys; 3 windows. Mainly casement windows with cambered brick head linings to ground floor. One original stone mullioned window to right hand side with hood moulding and two others are reported. Stone gabled porch added in mid C19. Right hand addition also of stone rubble with thatched roof and end brick chimneystack. One storey; one window. Casement with cambered brick head lining. Gabled porch with kneelers and round-headed doorcase. Buttery retains central beam with hooks for hanging pork. In 1670, the Widow Curtis was paying rent of 16 shillings and by 1680 she "holdeth by copy the tenement now called 'New House' with 23 acres of land during her life only yearly rent oe 12 13s". In this latter year it is described as "a very good stone house and in good repair."
Back of house in modern times. (photo: The Move Market)
Front of house from street view. (photo: Google maps)
Members of the Buckett family have lived at various addresses in and around Brighstone and on the island generally but Old - or New - House does seem to be a house with a very long known association with the family.
J.R. Buckett & Sons (building contractors) lived and worked from the premises until comparatively recently. The house has since changed hands twice.
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