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.
- "The Official Survey of Santa Cruz", Santa Cruz Sentinel, June 23, 1866, 2:4.
- History Pages: 6 - The Sailors
- History Pages: 39 - What's in a Name? – Adventures in Spelling
- The Sidewalk Companion to Santa Cruz Architecture (4th ed. 2023), Chapter Four, p88.