Yesterday I had some museum visitors who were interested in Rev. John Tucke, who is buried on Star Island under the huge obelisk built for him in 1914 to replace his earlier, smaller gravestone. He was a minister, judge, educator and physician on Star Island for 42 years- from 1731 until his death in 1773. He was well-respected by the villagers. The Shoalers paid him in dried cod, Isles of Shoals ‘dunfish’ which made him one of the best paid ministers in New England. The visitors are members of a church in Epsom, NH that was founded by his son and wanted to learn more about Rev. Tucke.
Here is some of the information I found and promised to scan and send to them. (Which I am sending now).
From Rev. John Tucke’s handwritten records of the Town of Gosport, this is a page recording the baptism of his own son, John on August 10, 1740:
Bottom part of same page:
From the Dismissions page of the Town of Gosport records, showing his son going to Epsom, NH to be ordained on September 13, 1761:
From Lyman V. Rutledge’s 6 Volume Omnibus Edition of Isles of Shoals In Lore and Legend, the chapter The Era of John Tucke: