Buckle, William

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William Buckle was a British sailor who (presumably) jumped ship (probably in Monterey; possibly from one of the Bouchard ships), and arrived in the Santa Cruz area ~1822. Seven years later, his brother Samuel found him after a long search, and the two remained in the area, inexplicably changing their last name to Thompson, and acquiring a homesite on the Mission Plaza - land that is now part of Holy Cross School.