Joseph and Mark Starbuck were cousins who were both born in Hickling; the sons of George and William Starbuck (generation 4, below). In 1849 they emigrated to Australia on the James T. Foord (Cholera Ship).
Joseph Starbuck born c.1687 (thatcher and farmer).
- Married 1 – Mary Jarvise 1689-1731 on 2nd November 1712 in Hose, Leics
- Married 2 – Ann Edenborough on 11th November 1734 in Hose
- Died 30 Nov 1740 Hose.
- Buried 3rd December 1740 in Hose Churchyard
- Sarah – baptised 11th March 1715
- John – baptised 4th January 1717
- Joseph – baptised 28th April 1723 (died 1727?)
- Francis – baptised 15th August 1725 (see generation 2, below)
- Mary – baptised 3rd January 1727 (died 1731?)
- (possible sixth child?)
Francis Starbuck – bap 15th Aug 1725 Hose, Leics
- May have married Elizabeth Hentson on 4th December 1752 Harby, Leics
- Joseph 1753-1823 (baptism record, 1753, Barkestone – father Francis; married Philadelphia King 1775, Stathern (unconfirmed); burial record places him in Stathern in 1823 (unconfirmed)
- John 1755-1826
- William 1787-1759
- Elizabeth 1759
- Mary 1761
- Ann 1762
- William 1764
- Francis 1765-1799
- Sarah 1769
Generation 3 (grandparents of Joseph and Mark Starbuck):
John Starbuck bap 11 May 1755, Harby
- Married 1 – Mary Brewster 1750 – 1782 – 2 children (of Long Clawson)
- Married 2 – Frances Martin 1764 -1837 – 9 children (of Denton, Lincs)
Children dates unconfirmed):
- John 1777-1841
- Joseph 1779-1819
- Frances 1785-1811? – baptised Hickling 9th June 1785 (parents John & Frances); may have married George Hickling in Cotgrave 25th December 1802 or 1806. Frances Hickling died in Cotgrave in 1811. There is also a burial record (4th October 1811) for William Hickling son of George and Frances Hickling.
- Sarah 1787
- Elizabeth 1788
- Charles 1790-1813
- George 1793-1857 (baptised Hickling 5th March 1793)
- Richard 1795
- Martin 1797-1841
- Ann 1803-1862
John died 19th March 1826, age 78 – buried in Hickling.
Frances died 3rd July 1837, age 74.
(Note: both Joseph Starbuck and Mark Starbuck descended from John Starbuck’s second marriage to Frances Martin)
Generation 4 (parents of Joseph Starbuck):
George Starbuck bap 5th March 1793, Hickling (parents John and Frances Starbuck)
- George moved to Holbeach in Lincs
- Married – Ann Smith (bap. 20th May 1795) in Holbeach (probably daughter of Joseph & Elizabeth)
- Moved to Deeping St. James in Lincs where 2 children were baptised; by 1820 they had moved to Hickling:
- Frances 4 April 1814 (Deeping St. James), buried Hickling 6 July 1823 age 9
- John 16 January 1816 father labourer (Deeping St. James)
- Charles 9 May 1820 father labourer
- Joseph 10 March 1822 father labourer
- Martin 30 April 1826 father labourer
- Richard 12 April 1829 father labourer
- George 12 February 1832 father labourer
- Hannah 20 July 1834 father labourer, buried 9 September 1859 age 25, Hickling
- William, no record of birth nor baptism has been found, but he appears in the 1841 census with an apparent year of birth of about 1836
- Jane 20 May 1838 father labourer
George was buried in Hickling; 19th April 1857, age 66
Ann was buried in Hickling; 13th July 1879, age 84 (having fallen and broken her leg)
Generation 4 (parents of Mark Starbuck):
William Starbuck baptised 10th November 1800, Hickling (parents John and Frances Starbuck)
- Married Hannah Healy (1803-1880) – 2nd August 1824, Holbeach, Lincoln (William is resident in Holbeach, Hannah in Sutton St Edmund).
- Census records record her as born in Wisbech, Cambs but no immediate trace of a matching birth record. There is no matching birth record for Holbeach or Sutton St. Edmund although a Hannah Healey is baptised in Louth, Lincs in 1803 (parents William & Mary Healey)
Edward: 1826 – 1828
- (twins?) baptised in Hickling either 10th or 26th December 1826
- Parents, William and Hannah, are residents of Tuttenton (probably Sutterton), Lincs.
- There is a note in the margin of the parish registers for Hickling against his baptismal record which says; ‘2 years – dead – Edmunds Sutton. ST in margin’ (parents reside Tuttenton (likely to be Sutterton)); however, there is no corresponding death record in either Hickling or Sutton St. Edmund. It appears that Edward did not die as a child but the note in the registers is an oddity.
- He seems to be the same Edward Starbuck listed in Hickling in the 1861 census; dates and names tie in with information received from a descendent of this branch of the family which helped achieve a search backwards.
- Edward’s marriage record to Mary Vickers in 1850 records his father’s name as ‘William’.
- Richard Starbuck is recorded as a witness at Edward’s marriage; this is likely to be his brother, below. Also acting as a witness is Sarah Greenfield who marries Richard in 1854; also implying a link.
- His death is recorded in Hickling in 1862.
- This is almost certainly the eldest brother of Mark Starbuck who emigrated to Australia and then New Zealand.
- (Further information to follow on a separate page; ‘Descendents of Edward and Mary Starbuck’)
Frances: 1826 – 1903?
- (twins?) no birth date, baptised in Hickling 10th December 1826
- (parents, William and Hannah, are residents of Hickling, unlike the record, above).
- Census 1841: Frances (age 15 born 1826) is in Cotgrave in the household of Henry and Sarah Claton (both age 70) as a servant.
- 1850: records for birth, baptism and burial in Hickling of Mark Starbuck (base born) – no father, mother is Frances Starbuck; he is likely to be the child of this Frances Starbuck.
- 1851 census: age 21 born 1830 (error?) Living in Hickling in parents’ household (William and Hannah)
- Frances married Richard Blount (a machinist from Harby) in Hickling on 26th June 1853.
- 1861 census: they are living in Hickling with 4 children
- (Frances age 34, born 1827 which ties in with baptismal record – same birth date given in all subsequent census returns)
- 1871 census: living in Hickling with 7 children (plus a newborn boy being nursed)
- 1881 census: living at 95, Cremorne Street, Nottingham St Mary (birthplace wrongly recorded as Hickling, Norfolk) – with husband and 3 sons (sons’ names match 1871 census).
- 1891 census: recorded as a visitor in the household of Robert Beck, William rd. West Bridgford, Notts. (record to be confirmed)
- There is a death record for Richard Blount in 1891 – either Basford or Wilford (record to be confirmed)
- (Frances Blount – no confirmed death record; there is one possible death in Mansfield in 1903 but insufficiently detailed)
Mark: 1829 – 1900
- baptised 25th Jan 1829 in Hickling
- Census 1841:living as a labourer in the Wilde household in Upper Broughton; census 1841.
- 1849; emigrated to Australia on the James T Foord (with his cousin, Joseph Starbuck) and later settled in New Zealand.
- (see, below)
Ellen/Eleanor: 1831 – 1908?
- born 1831 (census 1841, age 9)
- baptised in Hickling, 8th or 10th May 1831 (name given is Eleanor, parents variously given as William & Hannah/Anna Starbuck)
- Census 1851: no trace
- Married William Blount at St. Mary’s in Nottingham 20th April 1856.
- Census 1861: William (machinist) & Ellen Blount living in Hickling (2 daughters)
- Census 1881 household is in Cropwell Bishop: William (machinist thresher Ag Lab mach attendt) and Ellen Blount (2 sons, 3 daughters)
- Census 1891, Cropwell Bishop: William (stationary engine driver) and Ellen (one daughter, one son).
- Census 1901: Ellen Blount (widow, born Hickling) visitor in the household of William framework knitter) & Mary (born Cropwell Bishop – Ellen’s daughter?) Brown, Mansfield
- Possible death record: 1908
Joseph: 1833 – 1925
- born 1833 (census 1841, age 7)
- Baptised 28th July 1833 in Hickling (parents William & Hannah Starbuck)
- Census 1851: in the household of Thomas Cross (widower/farmer) in Upper Broughton – listed as unmarried/servant/boy, age 17.
- Marriage: Joseph Starbuck to Martha Atkinson (of Bole, Gainsborough, Lincs) at St. Mary’s Nottingham, 4th September 1853.
- Census records and birth locations indicate a peripatetic existence in line with life as a shepherd:
- Census 1861: no trace
- Census 1871: household is in Armthorpe, Doncaster, Yorks.
- Joseph Starbuck – head – age 38 (1833) – shepherd – born Hickling
- Martha Starbuck – wife – age 35 (1836) – born Notts; Bole, Gainsborough
- George Starbuck – son – age 17 (1854) – ag lab – born Notts, Bole, Gainsborough
- James Starbuck – son – age 15 (1856) – servant (?) – born Notts, West Burton
- William Starbuck – son – age 12 (1859) – scholar – born Notts, Normanton
- Joseph Starbuck – son – age 9 (1862) – scholar – born Lincs, Surfleet
- Elizabeth H Starbuck – daughter – age 7 (1864) – scholar – born Notts, Osberton
- Martha E Starbuck – daughter – age 4 (1867) – scholar – born Notts, Osberton
- Mark E Starbuck – son – age 2 (1869) – born Notts, Osberton
- Kate A Greenland – niece – age 11 (1860) – born Notts (Bole? as Martha?)
- Marriage: sometime between 1871 and 1881 Martha Starbuck dies (?) and Joseph remarries Mary S (?)
- possibly Mary Hannah Provin, Nantwich, 1874.
- Census 1881: household in Ewerby. Sleaford, Lincs
- Joseph Starbuck – head – married – age 48 (1833) – shepherd – born Hickling, Notts
- Mary Starbuck – wife – married – age 38 (1843) – shepherd’s wife – born Lincolnshire
- Mark E Starbuck – son – single – age 18 (1863) – scholar – born Notts
- Florence A Starbuck – daughter – single – age 10 (1871) – scholar – born Gainsborough, Lincs.
- John Starbuck – son – single – age 8 (1873) – scholar – born Plumtree, Notts
- Alice M Starbuck – daughter – single – age 6 (1875) – scholar – born Notts
- Charles Starbuck – son – single – age 2 (1879) – born Ingham, Lincs.
- Census 1891: household in Ewerby, Sleaford, Lincs.
- Joseph Starbuck – head – married – age 58 (1833) – farm servant – born Hickling, Notts
- Mary Starbuck – wife – married – age 47 (1844) – born Snitterby Lincs
- Alice Maud Starbuck – daughter – single – age 16 (1875) – scholar – born Notts
- Charles H Starbuck – son – age 12 (1879) – scholar – born Ingham, Lincs
- John H Starbuck – son – age 9 (1882 – scholar – born Ewerby Thorpe, Lincs
- Census 1901: household listed at The Waith, Ewerby, Sleaford, Lincs
- Joseph Starbuck – head – married – age 63 – born 1838 – shepherd on farm – born Hickling, Notts.
- Mary S Starbuck – wife – married – age 28 – born 1873 – born Ewerby, Lincs
- Lily B Starbuck – daughter – single – age 7 – born 1894 – born ashton-under-lyne, Lancashire
- Sidney Starbuck – son – single – age 3 – born 1898 – born Lincolnshire
- Census 1911: household listed in Dembleby Folkingham, Lincs
- Joseph Starbuck – head – married – age 78 – born 1833 – roadman/old age pensioner – wife – born Hickling, Notts
- Mary Susannah Starbuck – wife – age 40 – born 1871 (error?) – Ewerby Lincs.
- Sidney Starbuck – no relationship added (son in 1901) – age 13 – born 1898 – born East Heckington, Lincs.
- Mark Edward Starbuck – no relationship added – single – age 42 – born 1869 – farm labourer – born Osberton, Notts.
- Harry Oxby – no relationship added – single – age 20 – born 1891 – farm waggoner – born Heckington, Lincs.
- George William Bird – no relationship added – single – age 17 – born 1894 – farm waggoner – born Amber Hill, Lincs.
- Joseph Starbuck died in 1925 – buried St. Andrew’s, Ewerby, Lincs
Richard: 1835 – ? (later than 1911)
- born 1835 (census 1841, age 5) – still in the household 1851
- baptised (Hickling) 4th October 1835
- present in parents’ household census 1841 & 1851
- in 1850, Richard Starbuck and Sarah Greenfield act as witnesses at Edward Starbuck’s marriage to Mary Vickers.
- married Sarah Greenfield (of Scalford) in Hickling, 6th May 1854.
- and/or: Sarah Ann Scarborough in Melton Mowbray in 1861.
- Census 1901 (household in Taylors Lane, Costock):
- Richard Starbuck (born Hickling 1833, age 68) ordinary farm labourer
- Sarah A – wife – age 67 – born Scalford 1834
- Mark – son – age 32 – born Hickling 1869 – ordinary farm labourer
- Alice – daughter – age 41 – born Hickling 1860 – laundry maid
- Florence Starbuck – granddaughter – age 14 – born Leics 1887 – nurse girl
- Charlie Starbuck – grandson – age 7 – born Costock 1894
- Census 1911 (household in Taylors Lane, Costock)
- Richard Starbuck (born Hickling 1835, age 76) farm labourer
- Sarah Ann – wife – age 71 – born Scalford 1840
- Alice – daughter – age 48 – born Hickling 1863
- Elizabeth – daughter – age 46 – born Hickling 1865
- Mark – son – age 43 – born Hickling 1868 – farm labourer
- There are no continuous records for Richard but he is still alive in 1911; possible (but unlikely) burial record in Richmond, Surrey in 1921.
- Sarah Starbuck dies age 72 in 1912, still in the Costock area.
John: 1838 – 1898
- Baptised 5th November 1837, Hickling
- (not to be confused with John Starbuck, son of John & Ann Starbuck, born 1841 – possible death record, 1841)
- Census 1841, age 3 (born 1838)
- Census 1851 age 13 (born 1838) in parents’ household
- Census 1861 (in Hickling): unmarried servant/maltster, age 23 (born 1838) in the household of William and Sarah Innocent.
- Possible marriage 3rd September 1866, St. Mary’s, Nottingham to Sarah Bilby. (A possible marriage to Sarah Brooks in Melton Mowbray in 1876 seems too late).
- Census 1881 (Cropwell Bishop):
- John Starbuck – age 43 – born 1838 Hickling – Ag Lab
- Sarah Starbuck – age 41 – born 1840 Colston Bassett
- William – son – age 10 – born 1871 Burton-on-Trent, Staffs
- Elizabeth Ann – daughter – age 8 – born 1873 Cropwell Bishop
- Hannah – daughter – age 5 – born 1876 Cropwell Bishop
- Alice – daughter – age 2 – born 1879 Cropwell Bishop
- Census 1891: Salvin’s Row, Cropwell Bishop; John & Sarah Starbuck plus Hannah & Alice (as above) plus Albert (age 8) and Louisa (age 5).
- Death record, John William Starbuck age 61, burial 18th Feb 1898 (Cropwell Bishop)
Anne: 1840 – ?
- Name variously spelt Ann/Anne
- Baptised Hickling 29th March 1840
- Census 1841, age 1 – still in the household 1851
- No further records found
Eli (son): 1841 – 1925
- Baptised 8th May 1842, Hickling (mother’s maiden name, Healy)
- Census 1851, age 10; still in household 1861 (named as Haley, son).
- Census 1861 – no confirmed record
- Marriage record 1865 – Eli Starbuck to Mary Geeson in Grantham, Lincs
- Census 1871; Hawkins Lane, Burton upon Trent
- Eli Starbuck – age 28 – born Notts 1843
- Mary Starbuck – age 26 – born Lincs 1845
- John Starbuck – age 5 – born Lincs 1866
- Mark Starbuck – age 4 – born Staffs 1867
- Census 1881 – no confirmed record
- Marriage record 1890 – Eli Starbuck to Jane Brunning in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffs
- Census 1891; Stafford St, Horninglow, Burton upon Trent
- Eli Starbuck – married – age 48 – born 1843, Hickling – brewer’s labourer
- Jane Starbuck – married – age 42 – born 1849, Billesdon, Leics
- Emma H Starbuck – daughter – age 12 – born 1879, Burton upon Trent
- Bessie A Brunning – daughter-in-law (should read stepdaughter) – age 15 – born 1876, Bristol
- Arthur M Brunning – son-in-law (should read stepson) – age 12 – born 1879, Bristol – errand boy
- Edith L Brunning – daughter-in-law (should read stepdaughter) – age 10 – born 1881, Bristol
- William Blount – visitor (& Eli’s brother-in-law) – married – age 32 – born 1859, Hickling – brewer’s labourer
- Edward Arbon – boarder – single – age 35 – born 1856 Chevington, Suffolk – brewer’s labourer
- Census 1901; 9, Carlton Street, Horninglow, Burton upon Trent
- Eli Starbuck – married – age 58 – born Hickling 1843 – Brewer’s waggoner
- Jane Starbuck – married – age 52 – born Billesdon, Leics 1849
- John Starbuck – son – married – age 35 – born 1866 Grantham, Lincs – wheelwright
- Emma H Starbuck – daughter single – age 22 – born 1879 Burton-upon-Trent – dressmaker
- Robert J Brunning – stepson – single – age 28 – born 1873 Bristol, Gloucs – brewery waggoner
- Bessie A Brunning – stepdaughter – single – age 25 – born 1876 Bristol
- Arthur M Brunning – stepson – single – age 22 – born 1879, Bristol – sawyer
- Edith S Brunning – stepdaughter – single – age 20 – Born 1881, Bristol – Post Office Assistant
- Census 1911; 162, Shobnall Street, Burton upon Trent:
- Eli Starbuck – married – age 68 – born Hickling 1843 – Brewer’s waggoner
- Jane Starbuck – married – age 62 – born Billesdon, Leics 1849
- Bessie Ann Brunning – stepdaughter – single – age 35 – born 1876 Bristol, Gloucs.
- Death record: Eli Starbuck, age 83, 1925 – Burton-upon-Trent.
Alice: 1844 – 1933
- born 1844; baptised Hickling – 23rd June 1844
- Census 1851, age 7 – with parents in Hickling
- Census 1861; 17, South Parade, St. Peter, Nottingham
- Francis Innocent – married – age 29 – born 1832, Cropwell Butler – Hosier & C employs 1 assistant
- Selina Innocent – married – age 23 – born 1838 – Hosier’s wife
- Helen Partridge Innocent – daughter – born 1861 – hosier’s daughter
- Anne Innocent – sister – unmarried – visitor – age 22 – born 1839, Hickling
- Agnes Frost – servant – unmarried – age 19 – assistant – born 1842, Torkard, Hucknall
- Alice Starbuck – servant – unmarried – age 17 – born 1844, Hickling – domestic servant
- Marriage record; Alice Starbuck marries Joseph Parr in Hickling 30th July 1866.
- Census 1871; Street Frecks Yard, Hickling
- Joseph Parr – age 26 – born 1845, Hickling – sawyer
- Alice Parr – age 26 – born 1845, Hickling
- Walter Parr – age 4 – born 1869, Hickling
- Census 1881; as above (only address is Hickling)
- Census 1991; no record found
- Census 1901; in Hickling village – as 1871; Joseph is now listed as a farmer and Walter (single) as a farmer’s son.
- Census 1911; on Hickling Pastures – as 1901 (Walter’s age wrongly recorded – age 14, born 1897).
- Alice (Starbuck) Parr died in 1933.
- William Starbuck buried 20th August 1869, age 68 (varicose veins mortification) – Hickling
- Hannah Starbuck buried in Hickling, 1880 (age 76).
- They had 10 children, all of whom survived into childhood; although Edward died age 2 and records for Anne are uncertain.
Generation 5 (Joseph Starbuck)
Joseph Starbuck: baptised 10th March 1822 in Hickling
- Married Jane Hill at Chadwell, Leics on 14th October 1841 (they were ‘of’ that parish but moved to Hickling shortly afterwards).
- Jane was baptised at Wycomb and Chadwell (which is near Scalford) on 1st October 1821; she was the younger sister of Ann who had married Joseph’s elder brother, John, in 1839.
Children baptised Hickling:
- Mary 24 April 1842, father labourer
- Selina 4 August 1844, father labourer, later note in registers “Australia”
- Thomas 10 May 1847, father labourer, later note in registers “Australia”
- Emma 3 June 1849, father labourer, later note in registers “Australia”
The family emigrated to Australia on the James T Foord in 1849.
Generation 5 (Mark Starbuck)
Mark Starbuck baptised 25th Jan 1829 in Hickling (parents William and Hannah Starbuck).
- Mark Starbuck is recorded living as a labourer (age 11/12) in the Wilde household in Upper Broughton; census 1841.
- There are no further records for him until he appears on the passenger lists of the James T Foord in 1849; emigrating to Australia with his cousin Joseph Starbuck’s family.
- In Melbourne, Australia he marries Elizabeth Eyles (also a migrant) and they have one daughter (Laura Ellen). They later settle in the Dunedin, Otago region of New Zealand and latterly in the Southland Region.
- Mark Starbuck died on the 22nd September 1900 and is buried in the Winton Cemetery, Southland District, New Zealand.
- (see marriage, family and death records on separate page)
Note: Mark Starbuck leaves the residue of his estate to any of his surviving siblings in equal shares (but not to their heirs); it is certain that some of his siblings did survive him (sisters; Frances, Ellen and Alice and brothers; Joseph, Richard and Eli) but there is no record of them being traced by Mark Starbuck’s executors.
Is there a familial link between the Hickling Starbuck Family and the Sutton St. Edmund Starbuck Family?
Mark Starbuck of Sutton St. Edmund, Lincs:
During research significant links (familial and by marriage) emerged around the Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire areas where the Counties meet – although still involving significant distances for the time. Specifically, there seem to have been regular comings and goings between the Hickling and the Holbeach/Sutton St Edmund areas.
The only specific connection is the marriage of William Starbuck (Hickling) to Hannah Healey (Sutton St Edmund); they are the parents of Mark Starbuck (who emigrated to Australia in 1849).
Further research is needed to confirm a link between William Starbuck’s family (Hickling/Hose/Harby) and the Starbuck family in Sutton St Edmund; however:
- Both Hickling and Sutton St. Edmund are small farming villages
- Starbuck is an uncommon surname and national searches for the late C18th/early C19th show the majority of search results clustered in these areas.
- ‘Mark’ is an unusual name in this period and a national search entering ‘Mark Starbuck’ only produces records relating to this individual until records for the Hickling-based family emerge in 1829 onwards.
- It seems likely that Mark Starbuck (Hickling, 1829) could have been named after Mark Starbuck (Sutton St. Edmund 1790) since his mother was resident in Sutton St. Edmund at the time of her marriage to William Starbuck in 1824 (he was also working in the area).
- It is most likely that the shared ancestor is one of the siblings in generations 1 or 2 in the lineage, above.
- However, it is also quite possible that the connection between the two Starbuck families is entirely coincidental.
- Nevertheless, further research is needed to establish a firm familial link between the Holbeach/Sutton St Edmund and the Hickling Starbuck families.
Probate record for Mark Starbuck of Sutton St. Edmunds in 1885:
Personal Estate £177 14s 11d
18th April (1885) the Will of Mark Starbuck late of Sutton St Edmunds in the County of Lincoln Farmer who died 1 February 1885 at Sutton St Edmunds was proved at Lincoln by George Burgess of Tyd St. Mary’s in the said County Farmer and William Smith of Sutton St Edmunds Farmer the Executors.(Probate Record 1885)
Sutton St. Edmund was the place of residence for Hannah Healey at the time of her marriage to William Starbuck in 1824 (Mark Starbuck fits, in terms of age, with generation 3, above).
- There are strong/frequent links between the Hickling Starbucks and this (Holbeach) area of Lincolnshire (see records, above).
Parish Records for Mark Starbuck in Sutton St. Edmund, Lincolnshire:
- Baptised 19th December 1790, Sutton St. Edmund (parents Joseph and Ann Starbuck)
- Joseph Starbuck marries Ann Forman in Sutton St Edmund, Lincs – 22nd January 1783 – both are ‘of this parish’.
- Joseph Starbuck (farmer) dies in Lincoln, aged 47 (b.1752); he is buried in Sutton St Edmund on 9th August 1799.
- Ann Starbuck (born 1754) died age 70 and is buried at Sutton St. Edmund on 25th Feb 1824.
- It seemed possible (but unlikely) that his father, Joseph, is the eldest son of Francis and Elizabeth Starbuck (1753-1823 generation 2, above) but this Joseph seems to remain in the Harby/Barkestone/Stathern area throughout his life and with a Joseph and Ann identifiable in Sutton St Edmund this seems a remote possibility.
- Married: 31st May 1814: Sarah Banham, All Saints, Holbeach.
- Census 1851:
- Mark Starbuck – head – age 60 (1791) – farmer 32 acres land – born St. Edmund, Lincs
- Sarah Starbuck – wife – age 57 (1794) – born Gedney Hill, Lincs
- Caroline Starbuck – daughter – unmarried – age 36 (1815) – born Holbeach Drove, Lincs
- Mark Starbuck – son – unmarried – age 23 (1828) – farmer’s son – born St. Edmund, Lincs
- John Starbuck – son – unmarried – age 18 (1833) – farmer’s son – born St. Edmund, Lincs
- Sarah Starbuck – daughter – unmarried – age 17 (1834) – born St. Edmund, Lincs
- Erastus Starbuck – son – age 12 (1839) – farmer’s son – born St. Edmund, Lincs
- Died 5th Feb 1885 in Sutton St. Edmund, Lincs
Sutton St. Edmund parish records for Starbuck (chronological):
- No evidence of the Starbuck family in Sutton st. Edmund before 1783.
- Joseph Starbuck (probably born c. 1750-1760?) marries Ann Forman in Sutton St Edmund, Lincs – 22nd January 1783 – both are ‘of this parish’ (and equivalent to generation 1 or 2, above).
- Elizabeth Starbuck baptised 19th Dec 1784 (parents Joseph & Ann); died 1809 and buried Sutton St Edmund 18th March 1809
- John Starbuck baptised 15th October 1786 (parents Joseph & Ann Starbuck). Marries Mary Ann Clayton from Holbeach 15th May 1811. Buried in Sutton St Edmund 25th March 1850, age 63.
- Sarah Starbuck baptised 10th October 1784 (parents Joseph & Ann); she dies age 14 in 1798 (burial 16th January 1798).
- Joseph Starbuck baptised 20th July 1788 (parents Joseph & Ann)
- Joseph Starbuck baptised 1st November 1789 (parents Joseph & Ann)
- There are three separate birth/baptism records for each of these Joseph Starbuck’s; it does appear that both boys were given the same name and that they both survived but this is unconfirmed.
- There are no records that show one of them dying as an infant.
- Also note; Ann Starbuck is baptised on 1st November 1789, too.
- Joseph Starbuck married Mary Woolmer 15th August 1839 in Sutton St. Edmund.
- Ann Starbuck baptised Sutton St Edmund – 1st November 1789 (parents Joseph & Ann); died 1791, burial 7th August 1791.
- Mark Starbuck baptised 19th December 1790, Sutton St. Edmund (parents Joseph and Ann Starbuck)
- There is a single record for a Luke Starbuck – details identical to Mark Starbuck’s baptism and no future references to any Luke Starbuck; likely to be a transcription error.
- Ann Starbuck baptised 17th December 1794 (parents Joseph & Ann); died 1795 and buried 5th November 1795.
- Francis Starbuck baptised 17th July 1796 (parents Joseph & Anne): daughter Ann is baptised in 1819 (daughter of Francis and Mary Starbuck) also son, Edwin baptised 1828.
- Christopher Starbuck baptised 28th Feb 1798 (parents Joseph & Ann); died 1809 and buried Sutton St. Edmund 30th July 1809.
- Joseph Starbuck (farmer) dies in Lincoln, aged 47 (b.1752); he is buried in Sutton St Edmund on 9th August 1799.
- Joseph Starbuck (born 30th June 1813, baptised 19th May 1839 – confirmed in 4 separate records) – parents John & Mary Ann Starbuck. Died age 71 in 1882 (death record gives birth year as 1811 – unconfirmed link to these baptismal records).
- Caroline Banham Starbuck; born 15th March 1815, baptised Baptist Chapel in Fleet, Lincs (parents Mark & Sarah Starbuck). Died age 54 in 1869, buried Sutton St. Edmund 26th April 1869.
- Jabez Foreman Starbuck (born 23rd Sept 1816, baptised Baptist Chapel in Fleet, Lincs (parents Mark & Sarah Starbuck); buried in Sutton St Edmund 27th April 1887 (age 70).
- Ann Starbuck (baptised 15th Dec 1819, Gedney Hill, Lincs) died age 15 and is buried at Sutton St. Edmund 25th August 1834 (parents Francis and Mary Starbuck)
- Ann Starbuck (born 1754) died age 70 and is buried at Sutton St. Edmund on 25th Feb 1824.
- Edwin Starbuck baptised 5th March 1828 (parents Francis & Mary Starbuck) – no further records in Sutton St. Edmund.
- Sarah Starbuck (of Sutton St Edmund) 16th April 1834. marries Oliver Rogers Garton (of Spalding – Lincs apprenticeship records in 1825 record him as the illegitimate son of Ann, born 7th April 1813 – apprenticed as a cordwainer to William Tagg).
- Matilda Theodosia Starbuck (birth 18th October 1832) baptised 14th August 1836 (parents John and Sarah (nee Frere) Starbuck.
- Jabesh Starbuck born 9th May 1836, baptised 14th August 1836 (parents John & Sarah (nee Frere) Starbuck) – no further records in Sutton St. Edmund.
- Joseph Starbuck baptised 1st Nov 1841 (parents Joseph & Mary)
- John Starbuck born 1842 – only detail is that his mother’s maiden name was Woolmer; died age 3, buried 8th March 1846. Parents likely to be Joseph & Mary (nee Woolmer).
- Rachel Starbuck (full age, father Mark Starbuck) marries William Blood (full age, father Robert Blood) 12th October 1847 – both of Sutton st Edmund.
- Martha Starbuck born 1849 and dies, aged 2, in 1851.
- Elizabeth Ann Starbuck born 1863 (father Jabez Foreman Starbuck) marries William Henry Branton 13th October 1887
- Sarah Starbuck (born 1793) dies in 1865, age 72 (married name)
- Mary Ann Starbuck (age 25, born 1844, father Joseph Starbuck), 30th November 1869 marries John de la Motte (age 29, born 1840, father Charles de la Motte) both of Guanock Gate, Lincs.
- Mary Starbuck born 1812, dies 1885 (married name)
- This search not extended beyond Sutton St. Edmund parish records; extensive records also exist for Holbeach.
Mark Starbuck – Who’s Who?
Confirming the identity of Mark Starbuck who emigrated to Australia in 1849 (later settling in New Zealand):
- (*explaining the death record for Mark Starbuck, (Hickling) Bingham District 1850)
- due to the lack of records for Mark Starbuck in Hickling after his baptism; checking that there is no alternative individual who fits the later records better.
Mark Starbuck – the starting point:
- Mark Starbuck (born 1829) emigrates to Australia in 1849 on the James T Foord with his cousin, Joseph Starbuck (& family), subsequently settling in New Zealand; he is the son of William Starbuck from Hickling (generation 2, above); he appears in Upper Broughton in the census of 1841 (above).
- Note: four of Mark’s siblings also name their sons ‘Mark’ which may indicate a wish to keep him in their memories after his departure:
- Joseph: his son, Mark Edward, is born in 1869
- Frances: her son is baptised and buried in 1850 (base born)
- Richard: his son is born in 1868 and remains in his parents’ household as a farm labourer in the 1911 census.
- Eli: his son is born in Burton upon Trent in 1867
Mark Starbuck – C19th (national search):
In view of the original confusion surrounding the identity of Mark Starbuck (passenger on the James T Foord), a thorough search was carried out of records nationally (Mark Starbuck thankfully being a relatively rare name in the C19th).
Results focused mainly in two areas:
- Hickling in Nottinghamshire
- Sutton St Edmund & Holbeach in Lincolnshire
- Two further areas emerged for later dates; Burton upon Trent, Staffs where Eli Starbuck (brother of Mark) and his family settled and Costock/Loughborough where Richard Starbuck (brother of Mark) and his family settled. These are largely explained by siblings of Mark Starbuck (b.1829) naming their own children, Mark.
Mark Starbuck – Census Records:
There are just 4 records (nationally) for Mark Starbuck in the 1841 census:
- Mark (age 50 born 1791) & Sarah (age 45 born 1796) Starbuck and family; Caroline (age 25, 1816), Jabez (age 20, 1821), Rachel (age 20, 1821), Mark (age 13, 1828), John (age 8, 1833), Sarah (age 7, 1834), Erastus (age 2 1839);
- Guanock Gate, Long Sutton, Holbeach, Lincs (this is the Sutton St. Edmund family, above).
- Note: their son, Mark age 13 (born 1828) included in the same record (died 1851)
- Both of these Mark Starbuck’s appear in the 1851 census (resident in Sutton St. Edmund); this means that the younger Mark is not the individual who emigrated to Australia.
- Mark Starbuck age 15 (b. 1826) in the household of Caly and Ann Harpham (both aged 25), Fen-Ends, Ravens Bank, Whaplode, Holbeach, Lincoln. The record is very unclear – he may be a servant in the household.
- Census 1851: Caly & Ann Harpham remain in Whaplode (no Mark Starbuck in household)
- There is no further record of this Mark Starbuck (either before or after 1841).
- It is not unheard of for individuals to be recorded twice in one census; it seems likely that this has happened here; one person recorded in two household – the two households are ten miles apart – one is his parents’ home and the other is his workplace.
- Mark Starbuck age 11 (born 1830, Hickling): in the household of Joseph (farmer) & Elizabeth Wilde – this is the son of William and Hannah Starbuck who emigrates to Australia on the James T Foord in 1849.
Mark Starbuck – Death Records:
- Death Records (national search under the name of Mark Starbuck):
- 1832: baptised 12th July 1832, died 14th Sept 1832 Ilkeston, Derbys (parents John & Phoebe Starbuck).
- *1850: Mark Starbuck baptised 17th March 1850 (no father), mother Frances Starbuck – a note has been added, ‘base born’.
- 1850 (3rd Q), Mark Starbuck – death is recorded in the Bingham District; this is a 5-month old baby (mother Frances Starbuck/base born).
- Burial record in Hickling; Mark Starbuck age 5 months, burial 28th July 1850.
- This child is likely to account for the 1850 death record which has been a query against Mark Starbuck who emigrated – Hickling falls within Bingham district.
- Frances Starbuck appears to be the daughter of William & Hannah Starbuck (elder sister of Mark Starbuck who emigrated – the baby was, perhaps, named after him being born just after he left for Australia).
- see Generation 4, above – William Starbuck.
- 1851, Mark Starbuck (born 1828), place of death – Lincoln. His burial is variously recorded as (1) Grimsby St James, Lincoln 19th February 1851 and (2) Sutton St Edmund 26th November 1851 – it is possible that his body was moved to the family’s home village. This would seem to be the son of Mark & Sarah Starbuck (Sutton St. Edmund). He is recorded in the 1851 census, resident of Sutton St. Edmund.
- He is also likely be the Mark Starbuck recorded in the Harpham household (1841).
- 1885, Mark Starbuck (born 1790) – see Sutton St. Edmund, above.
- 1900, Mark Starbuck (born 1829) – buried in the Southland region of New Zealand.
- There is no birth, marriage or death record which might explain the Mark Starbuck in the Harpham household (1841).
- There are 4 Mark Starbucks in the 1841 census (nationally)
- One of these, Mark Starbuck (Hickling, Notts) emigrates to Australia in 1849
- There are only 2 Mark Starbucks in the 1851 census (nationally) – both of these can be accounted for in the Sutton St Edmund household.
- Mark Starbuck (jnr) dies in 1851 (Sutton St Edmund)
- Mark Starbuck (snr) dies in 1885 (Sutton st. Edmund)
- There is only 1 Mark Starbuck in the 1861 census (nationally) – this is the older of the Sutton St. Edmund individuals.
- The only Mark Starbuck unaccounted for (from the 1841 census) is the individual named in the Harpham household (census 1841) – no birth, marriage or death records have been found for him but he seems to come from the Holbeach area which implicitly links him to the Sutton St Edmund family.
- He is not the individual who died in the Bingham District in 1850.
- It seems likely that the younger Sutton St. Edmund Mark Starbuck managed to be recorded in two households in the 1841 census (The two households are ten miles apart – one is his parents’ home and the other is his workplace.)
- It is also possible that this is the Mark Starbuck who emigrated; however:
- There is a close familial link between the Hickling Mark Starbuck and Joseph Starbuck who travelled on the same voyage.
- Hickling parish records have proved to be reasonably complete in their availability; it seems unlikely that the Hickling individual would have completely disappeared unless he either died or emigrated.
- The passenger list records Mark Starbuck’s origins in Nottinghamshire (not Lincolnshire)
- The Mark Starbuck in the Harpham household appears to be age 15 in 1841 (born 1826) – although his age is within a margin of error (census records aren’t entirely reliable) it doesn’t match the passenger records, making this individual 3 to 4 years too old.
- It seems more likely that the Mark Starbuck who emigrated was the Hickling individual and not the individual recorded in the Harpham household.
- The 1850 death record for Mark Starbuck in Hickling/Bingham District is for the baby son of Frances Starbuck; he is recorded as aged 5 months and is ‘base born’. It is likely that this Frances Starbuck is Mark Starbuck’s sister (see lineage, above).
It seems certain that the Mark Starbuck who emigrated in 1849 was the individual born in Hickling in 1829/30.
Later Mark Starbucks:
(see also lineage, above – siblings of Mark Starbuck (b.1829))
- 1864: Edward Mark Starbuck born Holbeach (mother’s maiden name Coats); died 15th April 1946 (Guanock Gate, Sutton St Edmund). Probate (3rd June 1946) to Elsie Coates and George William Newell (farmer), £3,271 15s 9d.
- 1866: birth 22nd Oct 1866, Burton-on-Trent, mother Geeson. Baptised 14th May 1873 (parents Eli & Mary Starbuck). Possible marriage record 1889 (Rebecca Jackson or Clara Elizabeth Sharp) – possible death record age 39, 1906 (both Burton upon Trent).
- 1866: birth 1866 (no details), possible death age 75 (1941) Basford, Nottingham – no further information.
- 1866: Mark Starbuck born 1866, baptism, Hickling, 16th February 1868 (parents Richard & Sarah Starbuck). – see generation 4, above (this Mark is nephew to the Mark who emigrated)
- Census 1871 in his parents’ household – Street lodge Farm, Hickling (age 5).
- Census 1881 in his parents’ household – House on Farm, Langar, Notts.
- Census 1891 in his parents’ household Wymeswold Rd, Rempstone, Loughborough, Leics.
- Census 1901 & 1911 in his parents’ household (single, Ag Lab) Taylors Lane, Costock, Loughborough.
- 1868: Mark Edward Starbuck born 1868 Worksop, Notts (mother’s maiden name, Atkinson); baptised 17th January 1869, Worksop (parents Joseph and Martha).
- Census 1871 living in Armthorpe, Doncaster – see generation 4, above (this Mark Edward is nephew to the Mark who emigrated).
- Possible marriage record, Sleaford 1917 (Louisa J Ward). Possible death record, age 73 (20th May 1942), 6, Charles St. Sleaford, Lincs. Probate to Albert Edward Starbuck (possibly of Llandudno) grocer’s roundsman – effects £44 13s 6d.
- 1876: Mark Starbuck birth – Holbeach, Lincs (mother’s maiden name, White); possible death record age 72 (10th July 1949), Spilsby, Lincs. Probate record (11th Feb 1950, 126, Winsover Rd, Spalding, Lincs), linked person Hugh Starbuck, market gardener (effects £2,047 6s 7d).
- There is no birth, marriage or death record which might explain the Mark Starbuck in the Harpham household (1841).
- Significant numbers of records continue into the late 1800s and into the C20th.
The following probate record was found on the same page as the probate record for Mark Starbuck (Sutton St. Edmund); this Joseph was born and died in Hickling but he is not directly linked to the lineage, above.
- There is a probate record for a Joseph Starbuck of Hickling in 1885; this is Joseph Starbuck (baptised in Hickling 24th April 1811), he is buried in Hickling churchyard:
- husband of Ruth (who died the previous year, 1884 age 88)
- son of John (1777-1841) & Elizabeth Starbuck – see generation (3) above.
- married Ruth Orridge from Shepshed in 1839
- profession: tailor
Personal Estate £1,640 2s 2d
19th December (1885) The Will of Joseph Starbuck late of Hickling in the County of Nottingham Gentleman who died 31st October 1885 at Hickling was proved at Nottingham by William Gardner of Colston Bassett in the said County Farmer and William Collishaw the Younger of Hickling Coal Merchant the Executors.(Probate 1885)