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TUCKERS of Bermuda

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The Tuckers of Bermuda can trace their roots to Captain Daniel Tucker, Governor of Bermuda.

I am researching the descendants of Henry Tucker born in 1714 nearly one hundred years after the 1615 charter was granted to 117 British noblemen who founded the Bermuda Company and took over the administration of the island. We believe Henry was a descendent of Captain Daniel Tucker who was appointed Governor. It was said of him that he was a harsh man who enforced labour and paid with the "hog pennies", brass coins stamped on one side with the symbol of the Bermuda hog.

ANCESTORS OF HENRY

Captain Daniel Tucker
Daniel Tucker born about 1560, died 10 February 1625. A planter in Virginia when called to be Governor of Bermuda, May 1616. He came to Bermuda aboard the ship George. He succeeded the first Governor of Bermuda, Richard Moore. He was Governor until 1619.

Captain William Tucker
In May1623 in Jamestown Captain William Tucker concluded peace negotiations with a Powhatan village by proposing a toast with a drink laced with poison prepared by Dr. John Potts. 200 Powhatan Indians died instantly and another 50 were slaughtered. [source: Keith Archibald Forbes - www.bermuda-online.org/history.htm

Captain John Tucker
Born about 1645, died about 1715. Styled as "Captain" in deposition of his sister Mary, in John Tucker vs Paul Turner.

Known as "John the Elder", succeeded his father as secretary of the Bermuda Company. 1681 held office till disolution of the company in 1684. Will dated 30 August 1715, proved November 4. Mentions by name John, known as "John the Younger" & Henry. Source [2]

Henry Tucker - (contrast with next entry)
Henry Tucker born 12 March 1658, married about 1681 to Jehrida Seymour daughter of Florentius Seymore, Governor of the Bermuda Company. Henry was brought from England as a child in 1662.

Henry Tucker
Henry Tucker was born in 1714. Family tradition is that he married Jehoiddea Seymour, the daughter of the Governor, Florentius Seymour. But this seems unlikely as Seymour was governor from1663 to 1668, and 1681. IT SEEMS MORE LIKELY THAT THIS HENRY WAS THE SON OF J.SEYMOUR.

Henry Tucker - acting Governor
Henry Tucker born in 1742, died 1800, married Frances Bruere daughter of Governor Bruere. There is a tablet to Henry's memory in St. Peter's Church.

In the Bermuda Gazette of 12 November 1796, he called for privateering against Spain and its allies, and with advertisements for crew for two privateer vessels. He acted as governor on four occasions between 1797 and 1806

GeorgeTucker
George Tucker was born in 1739. Family tradition is that the son of Henry and Jehoiddea. He married Mary Auchinleck. [Was he the brother of Henry 1742-1800?]

Surnames: SEYMOUR TUCKER
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on 2009-07-11 12:54:57

dsocarroll , from United Kingdom, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jul 2009. is researching the following names: GALL, CARROLL, DUKE and 3 other(s).

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by tucko22 on 2013-04-19 02:51:16

I have traced my Tucker line through DNA back to the Bermuda Tucker and English Tuckers. I am looking for info on George Tucker b-1678 son of Henry St. George tucker B-1651. Robert Thomas Tucker

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