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SAMPSON  FAMILY

 

This web page shows some  information regarding  the ancestors of Charles Headley Sampson b 1915 in Lewisham London. He lived and worked in and around Sydenham, London as a plumber.

 

Last updated:  15th Nov 2015

 

 

Charles’s father was William John Sampson b 1887(was 1888) Chulmleigh, Devon. (near South Molton)

He later moved to Dawlish with his parents, married Beatrice Rogers of Ilfracombe and had children, then moved to Sydenham, London aged around 24 in 1912

and had more children with Catherine Forster of German descent.

 

Charles’s grandfather was Robert John Sampson b1865 Chulmleigh, Devon.

He moved to Dawlish and ran a pub called The Manor Inn from 1901-1919.

 

Charles’s Great Grandfather was William Sampson b1843 Chawleigh, Devon. (near Chulmleigh)

He was an agricultural labourer when aged 59.

 

Charles’s 2x Great Grandfather  was Richard Sampson b1811 Chawleigh

We don’t have much information on him.

 

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Whats below on this page???

Some details about the families involved.

Some maps of the areas in which some of them lived.

Some links to Internet Message Boards

Various Sampson census information

Some email correspondence that helped solve a puzzle or two

Some thumbnail pictures with descriptions, of Chawleigh, Chulmleigh, and Dawlish.

Some information from Devon Record Office about Chulmleigh Parish

Some contacts, relatives, who had information about members of the family.

 

 

To check out the family tree as currently known, go to Rootsweb World Connect  GEDCOM at ……

http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=SHOW&db=dbown100&recno=306

 

 

A summary of what’s known follows below.

 

Charles Headley Sampson b 1st July 1915   d 14th Dec 1976.

He lived for some period at 13 Homecroft Road, Sydenham, London, SE26. Married Rose Thorne c1954 

 

They had the following children:

A daughter1955 

A daughter1958.

 

 

William John Sampson b 1887 Chulmleigh, Devon

 

The 1901 census for Dawlish East,  records John Sampson 12, born Chulmleigh, Devon ,  and his younger brother Headley (spelt Heedley) Sampson aged 10, also born Chulmleigh,  living with parents John & Elizabeth.

 

William John Sampson 1887 and Beatrice Mary Rogers married at Ilfracombe in March 1908. (ref Joyce Sampson:  sampson733@gmail.com)

 

William John was born 10th Aug 1908 at Dawlish.

 

At some point William John Sampson 1887  moved to and was living at 166 Adamshill  Rd, Sydenham, London, SE26  with a German lady called Catherine E Forster. William John Sampson 1887 and Catherine Forster did not marry until 1953.

 

They had the following children:

 

Elizabeth Katie 1913 known as Kathleen (marriage cert 1946 to Norman Bellamy)

 

William John 1914-2000

 

Charles Headley1915-1976 (plumber),

 

Laura Dolly1916

 

Polly Violet1920 a caterer at Marks & Spencer,

 

Kathleen Marjorie 1921-2010.  Known as Marge probably because her older sister Elizabeth Kate went under the name Kathleen.

 born  Lewisham Vol1d Page 1962 BDM online, m Harold Clapp 1943 Croydon, daughters,  Beryl K 1943 Bromley, Gillian H, 1953 Bromley,

 

Thomas Richard 1923

 

Joyce 1925

 

Joan L 1926

 

 

 

 

Robert John Sampson b1864 Chulmleigh, Devon             (See pictures of Chulmleigh below)

 

Also known as John Sampson, and William John Sampson (on his son Williams marriage cert in 1953).

 

He married Elizabeth Mary Shorney b1867 Taunton, in 1887.

 

They had at least two children

William John1887

Headley1890.

 

The 1881 census records  John Sampson,  aged 17 (b1864) working as an indoor farm servant to William Brook, farmer of 230 acres,  at Woodcruft, Broadwood Kelly.  Broadwood Kelly(only 8miles SW of Chulmleigh).

 

In the 1891 census Robert John was recorded as a Groom (Domestic).

 

The 1901 census records him as 36 in Manor Row, St Michaels Parish, Dawlish East as a  Licensed Victualler, born Chulmleigh, Devon, living with his wife Elizabeth 33 b Taunton, and sons John 12, and Headley 10, both born Chulmleigh, Devon.

 

According to Tricia Whiteaway, from Dawlish Museum, John Sampson was the licensee of the Manor Inn in Manor Row, from 1901 to 1919. Manor Row was renamed about 1926 to Brook Street, and the pub, which backed onto the brook, the stream that runs down to the seafront, was closed in 1952 and converted to flats. (see map of Dawlish below)

 

William Sampson b1843 Chawleigh, Devon.

 

He married Elizabeth Jane Joint b 1844, in 1863. They had at least the following children 

Robert John1864,

William T. 1871,

Mary A 1876,

Eliza J 1879,

Laura E 1882.

 

The 1881 census records that he was born at Chawleigh, which is a few miles south east of Chulmleigh.

Besides recording his family, it also records a grandson Richard J Sampson b1873, and a servant Mary Jane Sampson b1868 also from Chawleigh. Could she be the daughter of a relative from his home village?

 

The 1901 census records him aged 59, an agricultural labourer. His wife Elizabeth is not recorded. Had she died by then?

 

 

 

Richard Sampson b1809 Ottery St Mary,  Devon    (See pictures of Chawleigh below)

Richard married Eliza Cornall b1816 in 1834. William Sampson1843 was one of 8 children.

 

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A Map of the Chulmleigh area in Devon, including Chawleigh & Broadwood Kelly.

 

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A map of Dawlish showing Brook Street, formerly Manor Row where John Samson was licensee of the Manor Inn from 1901-19.

 

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Surname  Message Boards:

Ancestry    http://boards.ancestry.co.uk/surnames.sampson/mb.ashx

 

County Message Boards:

http://boards.ancestry.com.dev.general  Devon Localities Board

britishislesgenweb.org/devon.cgi            Devon Surname Board

http://www.rootsweb.com/~engdev/     Rootsweb Devon.

 

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Various Sampson data from the census records

 

1841 census from Ancestry                    1851 census  from Ancestry

 

Searching on Chawleigh:                           Recorded in  Chawleigh:

Richard Sampson 1811

Eliza Sampson 1815                                    Eliza Sampson 1816 head

John Sampson 1835

Mary Sampson 1839                                   Mary A Sampson 1840 daughter

                                                                       William Sampson 1842 son

                                                                       William Sampson 1850 son

                                                                       Harriet Sampson 1828 ?? relationship

 

Searching on Chulmleigh:                           Recorded in Chulmleigh:

                                                                       Richard Sampson 1811 head

                                                                       Eliza Sampson 1816 wife

Ann Sampson 1801

John Sampson 1806

John Sampson 1830                                     John Sampson 1829 b Chulmleigh

Mary Sampson 1828                                    Mary A Sampson 1840 daugh b Chulmleigh

Mary A Sampson 1835

Richard Sampson 1833

                                                                         Elizabeth Sampson 1837 daugh

                                                                          Eliza Sampson 1840 daugh

                                                                         William Sampson 1842 son

 

 

1881 census info from LDS site.

 

General search for John Sampson b1865+-2yrs found

John Sampson17  1864 b Broadwood Kelly(8miles sw of Chulmleigh)  Indoor farm servant to William Brook at Woodcruft, Broadwood Kelly.

 

 

 

Searching on

Chulmleigh:

   Richard SAMPSON  - 1881 British Census / Devon Head   Gender: Male   Birth: <1852> Chulmleigh, Devon, England

2. Rebecca SAMPSON - 1881 British Census / Devon Wife   Gender: Female   Birth: <1854> Chulmleigh, Devon, England

3. Leah SAMPSON - 1881 British Census / Devon Daur   Gender: Female   Birth: <1874> Chulmleigh, Devon, England

4. John SAMPSON - 1881 British Census / Devon Son   Gender: Male   Birth: <1877> Chulmleigh, Devon, England

5. Elizabeth SAMPSON - 1881 British Census / Devon Daur   Gender: Female   Birth: <1880> Chulmleigh, Devon, England

               

6. William SAMPSON - 1881 British Census / Devon Head   Gender: Male   Birth: <1843> Chawleigh, Devon, England

7. Elizabeth SAMPSON - 1881 British Census / Devon Wife   Gender: Female   Birth: <1844> South Molton, Devon, England

8. Robert J. SAMPSON - 1881 British Census / Devon Son   Gender: Male   Birth: <1864> Chulmleigh, Devon, England

9. William T. SAMPSON - 1881 British Census / Devon Son   Gender: Male   Birth: <1871> Chulmleigh, Devon, England

10. Mary A. SAMPSON - 1881 British Census / Devon Daur   Gender: Female   Birth: <1876> Chulmleigh, Devon, England

11. Eliza J. SAMPSON - 1881 British Census / Devon Daur   Gender: Female   Birth: <1879> Chulmleigh, Devon, England

12. Richard J. SAMPSON - 1881 British Census / Devon G Son   Gender: Male   Birth: <1873> Chulmleigh, Devon, England

13. Mary Jane SAMPSON - 1881 British Census / Devon Servt   Gender: Female   Birth: <1868> Chawleigh, Devon, England

               

14. Richard SAMPSON - 1881 British Census / Devon Head   Gender: Male   Birth: <1804> Dolton, Devon, England

15. Eliza SAMPSON - 1881 British Census / Devon Wife   Gender: Female   Birth: <1814> Chawleigh, Devon, England

 

Chawleigh:

1. Simon SAMPSON  - 1881 British Census / Devon Servant   Gender: Male   Birth: <1864> Chawleigh, Devon, England

2. Wm. SAMPSON - 1881 British Census / Devon Step Son   Gender: Male   Birth: <1873> Chawleigh, Devon, England

 

Dawlish: 

    James SAMSON  - 1881 British Census / Devon Head   Gender: Male   Birth: <1828> Coldridge, Devon, England

2. Ann SAMSON - 1881 British Census / Devon Wife   Gender: Female   Birth: <1813> Coldridge, Devon, England

 

Wolborough:

    Mary E. SAMPSON  - 1881 British Census / Devon Daur   Gender: Female   Birth: <1859> Newton Abbot, Devon, England

2. Aron SAMPSON - 1881 British Census / Devon Boarder   Gender: Male   Birth: <1857> Dartmouth, Devon, England

Highweek:

   Mary Ann SAMPSON  - 1881 British Census / Devon  Serv   Gender: Female   Birth: <1846> Newton Abbot, Devon, England

 

South Moulton:

1. John SAMPSON  - 1881 British Census / Devon Head   Gender: Male   Birth: <1816> So Molton, Devon, England

2. Mary Ann SAMPSON - 1881 British Census / Devon Wife   Gender: Female   Birth: <1820> So Molton, Devon, England

 

3. John SAMPSON - 1881 British Census / Devon Head   Gender: Male   Birth: <1803> Southmolton, Devon, England

4. Mary SAMPSON - 1881 British Census / Devon Wife   Gender: Female   Birth: <1820> Georgenympton, Devon, England

 

5. William SAMPSON - 1881 British Census / Devon Head   Gender: Male   Birth: <1829> Southmolton, Devon, England

6. Mary SAMPSON - 1881 British Census / Devon Wife   Gender: Female   Birth: <1826> Southmolton, Devon, England

7. Thomas Henry HEYWOOD - 1881 British Census / Devon Adopted Son   Gender: Male   Birth: <1867> Southmolton, Devon, England

8. George BEER - 1881 British Census / Devon Lodger   Gender: Male   Birth: <1865> Southmolton, Devon, England

 

9. Richard SAMPSON - 1881 British Census / Devon Head   Gender: Male   Birth: <1818> South Molton, Devon, England

10. Ann SAMPSON - 1881 British Census / Devon Wife   Gender: Female   Birth: <1819> South Molton, Devon, England

11. Eliza SAMPSON - 1881 British Census / Devon Daur   Gender: Female   Birth: <1852> South Molton, Devon, England

 

1901 census

 

Searching on Dawlish found:

John Sampson 36, Licensed Victualler, born Chulmleigh, Devon,        Dawlish East

 Elizabeth Sampson33, born Taunton,                                                       Dawlish East

John Sampson 12, born Chulmleigh, Devon ,                                           Dawlish East

Headley (spelt Heedley) Sampson aged 10, born Chulmleigh, Devon, Dawlish East

 

 

searching  on Newton Abbot:

                Aaron Sampson   44           Devon Dartmouth               Devon    Wolborough With Newton Abbot     Builder House

                Edward Sampson 17          Devon Bovey Tracey         Devon    Highweek              Railway Engine Cleaner

                Geo Sampson       34           Devon Bovey Tracey         Devon    Highweek              Provision Dealer

                Thomas Sampson 19         Devon Bovey Tracey         Devon    Highweek              Tailors Apprentice

 

                Adeline Sampson   5           Devon Newton Abbot         Devon    Wolborough With Newton Abbot      

                Florence Sampson 25         Devon Bovey Tracey         Devon    Highweek              Dressmaker

                Harriet Sampson                 62           Devon Ipplepen                   Devon    Highweek              House Keeper For Children

                Hilda Sampson    16           Devon Newton Abbot         Devon    Wolborough With Newton Abbot      

                Jane Sampson      46           Cornwall Lewanick             Devon    Wolborough With Newton Abbot      

                Lily Sampson       12           Devon Newton Abbot         Devon    Wolborough With Newton Abbot      

                Mary Sampson    8M          Devon Highweek                 Devon    Highweek               

                Mary Sampson    37           Devon Staverton                 Devon    Highweek               

                Maud Sampson   17           Ireland                                   Devon    Wolborough With Newton Abbot     Dressmaker

 

Wolborough, Devon

Henry Sampson                   22           Bridport Dorset    Devonshire            Wolborough          Bank Clerk

John Sampson     55           Devon Chagford Devon                    Wolborough With Newton Abbot     ... Domestic

William Sampson 19          Newton Abbot Devon         Devon    Wolborough          Farmers Labourer

 

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Dorothy Elliott kindly replied to a message posted on the Rootsweb Devon Board, with the information below…

 

 

 

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Pictures of Chulmleigh   https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=f2f65a21417102d0&sc=photos&id=F2F65A21417102D0%21224#cid=F2F65A21417102D0&id=F2F65A21417102D0%211093&sc=photos   

Panoramic view of the village  Chulmleighpan2.jpg

5613 A view of the village from Moortown, across the Little Dart River valley on the road from Chawleigh.

5614 Looking up the hill to the village on the hilltop.

5615 The Little Dart River at Savourys bridge.

5616 Approaching the bridge at Savourys.

5617 The church

5618 Cottage opposite the church next to Rock hill.

5619 The churchyard from the west.

5620 The church from the south

5621  The cemetery on the opposite side of the road to the church.

5622  Church house (27)

5623  The Globe Inn

5624  Looking south along Fore Street

5625  Looking North along Fore Street

5626  Looking towards the church with the Town Hall wall on the left.

5627 The Red Lion Hotel

5628 Looking  north up South Molton Street with the post office(red door) on the right, Shute Street going off to the left.

5629  Looking south down fore street with East street going off to the left, and New street to the right.

5630 Looking down Shute street.

5631 The Old Bakehouse on South Molton street.

5632 The Old Court House (formerly the Barnstable Inn) , reputedly used by Charles 1 in 1633 on an overnight stay.

5633 The Methodist Church

5634 Looking south on South Molton street.

5637 The town hall, 1894

5638 The town pump

5639 Looking west on Church street towards the Globe Inn and the church

5640 The Kings Arms, headquarters of the Chulmleigh Club, a hunting society, one member being Parson Jack Russell, of Jack Russell dog fame.

5641 Entrance to the Old Rectory

5642 Looking down Chulmleigh Hill.

5643 Looking towards the pump

5644 Chulmleigh Old Girls School now the Rectory.

5646-60 Inside the church

5661 Looking down Rock Hill

5662 The end of Peel House the old Police station.

5663 Thatched cottage used to house vagrants.

5664 The Old Forge

5665 The Fire Station

5667 The Bakery in East Street

5669 The Old Schoolhouse

5671 Vicars Stall

5672/3 Congregational Church of 1810

Pictures of Chawleigh  https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=f2f65a21417102d0&sc=photos&id=F2F65A21417102D0%21224#cid=F2F65A21417102D0&id=F2F65A21417102D0%211092&sc=photos

5586 Entering the village on the Tiverton road.

5588 The Earl of Portsmouth Inn

5589 the Church

5590-600 Inside the church.

5607 the Jubilee Hall

5608 the Primary School

5609 The Devonishly good shop

5610 looking along the main road towards the telephone box and the post office

5611 the Royal Oak Inn

5612 the churchyard from the back lane.

Pictures of Dawlish    https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=f2f65a21417102d0&sc=photos&id=F2F65A21417102D0%21224#cid=F2F65A21417102D0&id=F2F65A21417102D0%211094&sc=photos  

6331 Looking into the East end of Brook Street from Barton Road. The Manor Inn is the tall white building with two chimneys in the centre of the picture, at the end of the road where the street bends round to the right. Compare this with the old postcard view ‘dawlish brook st1.jpg’.

6333 Manor Inn looking west along Brook Street. Sampson Cottages are a little further along on the right.

6335 Looking along Brook Street,  looking East towards the  junction with Town Tree Hill.   The former Manor Inn is the white house on the right with brick end, and black roof extension. Compare this with the old postcard view ‘dawlish brook st2.jpg’.

6339/40  Sampson Cottages looking East on Brook Street at the junction with Manor Row. Manor Inn can be seen in the distance, the white house on the right with the black roof extension

6347/8 The rear of Manor Inn.

6354  Old street map of Dawlish from the Museum, shows the position of Manor Inn on the South side of  Manor Row (now Brook Street). Sampson Cottages are on the North side between the ‘R’ and the ‘O’ of the name Manor Row, which is what Brook Street used to be called.

6356 The plaque that identifies the Sampson Clock in the Dawlish Museum. It says ‘Night Day Wall Clock, from The Hut Concert Hall, presented to the hut committee by Mr C H Sampson in Oct 1933 as part of a restoration scheme.’

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Devon Record Office: Chulmleigh Parish

Chulmleigh Parish

Catalogue Ref. 4678 A

    Creator(s):

    Church of England, Chulmleigh Parish, Devon

    OVERSEERS OF THE POOR

       Settlement examinations - ref. 4678 A/PO 2

          FILE - Richard Sampson - ref.  4678 A/PO 2/44  - date: 1790

       Bastardy examinations - ref. 4678 A/PO 6

          Bastardy orders

             FILE - Thomas Sampson, father of Eliza Hooper's female bastard born 29 July to pay £1 16s 6d and 1s 6d a week - ref.  4678 A/P0 8/50  - date: 1831

       Apprenticeship Indentures - ref. 4678 A/PO 9-PO 19

          FILE - William Rowe, 9, apprenticed to John Sampson, yeoman, for Park Mills - ref.  4678 A/PO 19/11  - date: 1830

Some contacts, relatives……..

Thomas  Sampson  (Tommy)        Crofton Park, SE1 HG Now in Ireland.

Son of Thomas Richard Sampson 1923 (Known as Tom )

Irene Willis  (nee Sampson)    irene.willis@ntlworld.com      Ilford, Essex.                

Daught of Thomas Richard Sampson 1923 (Known as Tom)

Wrote…. I seem to remember Tommy looked into the family tree once but had a problem with nanny Sampson as she had come over from Germany to work in service no luck with regard the German area that she came from. And grandad as you know was from Dawlish Devon the Museum had records of grandads brother being Major there, they had a clock in the building with his name CHARLES SAMPSON.

Mary Ann Palmer:  palmermaryann@hotmail.com  Sevenoaks Kent   :  First contact 12/06 email

Granddaughter of William John Sampson (John) 1914, who married Kathleen Bailey.

Their daughter Anne Judith Sampson 1938, was Mary Ann’s mother.

Sent an interesting spreadsheet of the family as known at that time.

Phillip Curnow :  philip@curnow5243.freeserve.co.uk  Neath, West Glamorgan  :  First contact 08/08  GRU

Elizabeth Sampson1836 is his gt grandmother. Elizabeth Sampson1836 was the daughter of Richard Sampson1806 & Eliza Cornall.

Wrote….. Hello Dave, My connection with the Sampson's is my Gt.Grandfather George Ellacott1825 married Elizabeth Sampson1836, so I have done just a little research on the Family, thanks for letting me see your Tree. Kind regards, Phil.

Kenneth Mitchell:  mitchell76@lkmitchell.wanadoo.co.uk;          Surrey   :  First contact  08/08 GRU

Kathleen Sampson(1921), the grandmother of Ken’s daughter-in-law. Kathleen is living in Scotland with her daughter Gillian.

Wrote….. Hi David. As your tree shows, Charles Sampson(1915) was the elder brother of Kathleen Sampson(1921) and is the grandmother of my daughter-in-law and living in Scotland with her daughter Gillian.

Beryl, the mother of my daughter in law, died a few years ago.

Patricia Newsome (nee Clapp):   patricia.newsome@btopenworld.com                First contact  12/08 GRU

Harold Clapp, who married Kathleen Sampson 1921 was her uncle. 

Wrote….. Harold was my Father`s Brother, therefore Uncle to myself along with Aunt Kath, and Cousins Beryl and Gillian. Regards Patricia

Joyce Sampson. sampson733@gmail.com