This name definitely connects Delaware with Hyde County. In 1697 John Stuckbury lived in Lewes and was assigned a property there named Robert's Choice; he served on petit and grand juries for several years, and appeared in Sussex Co. court records re litigation. He also appeared as witness in a marriage at the home of William Clark, first husband of Honour, who later married Thomas Bedwell. Bedwell became Clark's executor. In 1685 William Clark had been a witness at the marriage of John Tuxbury to Elenor Richards.

Later in Hyde County John Stuckbury lived between John Morris and Henry Gibbs on Lake Matamuskeet and in 1756 was conveyed 100 acres by James Clayton on the lake below his plantation. (This John Stuckbury was likely a descendant of the original John Stuckbury of Lewes.)

Stuckberry's name was spelled in both states in a variety of ways: Tuxbury, Stokesbury, etc.

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