William Sampson 1839-1903 & Elizabeth Noel Curnow 1839-1884

Married on 30 March 1863 at Perranuthnoe Parish Church, Cornwall. Witnesses were John WIlliams and John Laity.

William Sampson

Third child of Thomas and Eliza Sampson

Baptised: 11 Jun 1839 Perranuthnoe, Cornwall

Died: 1903

Buried: , Cornwall

Occupation: Farm labourer

Siblings: Thomas 1836, John 1837, James 1845, Richard 1845, Jane 1846
and Mary 1850

Elizabeth Noel Curnow (first wife)

Fourth child of William Curnow and Jane Oats

Born: 1 Nov 1839 Residence at time of baptism given as Carne in Lelant

Baptised: 26 Jan 1840 Ludgvan, Cornwall

Died: 27 Aug 1884 Nanceddan, Ludgvan, Cornwall

Buried:  Cornwall

Siblings: Mary Jane 1835, Mary Jane 1837 and William 1838

Mary Chellew  (second wife)

Married: 6 Jun 1885 at Ludgvan. Witnesses were Richard Badge and Caroline Ann Johns.

Born: 13 Feb 1831 Ludgvan, Cornwall

Baptised: 27 Feb 1831 Ludgvan, Cornwall


Buried:  Cornwall


Parents: Joseph and Grace Chellew




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According to the English censuses William lived at the following places: 1841 Perran Downs, Perranuthnoe, 1851 Goldsithney (father died soon after census), 1861 Lodger at 39 Back Street, Marazion, 1863 Churchtown Perranuthnoe, 1871 1 The Cliff, Marazion, 1881 Longrock, Ludgvan (Elizabeth died after), 1891 Boskennal, Ludgvan,1901 Crowlas, Ludgvan (Mary died before census).

It is noted that their is a discrepancy between the baptism record and the marriage record for Elizabeth Noel Curnow. It is possible that the Richard Curnow given on the marriage certificate as the father is an error. As Elizabeth’s mother died before Elizabeth was two years of age, it is possible she was looked after by a relative or close friend. Elizabeth seems to be missing from the 1851 and 1861 censuses.

The name Noel, Noal, Noall has been used over a five generation period. Elizabeth Noel Curnow’s father, William Curnow, was the son of John Curnow and Mary Noall.  So Elizabeth got her grandmother’s surname as a middle name. Two of Elizabeth’s sons reused the name. John Sampson’s first child was Elizabeth Noall Sampson and the other son James Thomas & Clara Sampson named their last daughter Noal Sampson.

William Sampson with parents as a toddler in the 1841 English Census for Perran Downs, Perranuthnoe, Cornwall

William Sampson as an 11 year old  in the 1851 English Census for Goldsithney Cornwall

William Sampson in the 1861 English Census for Marazion Cornwall

William & Elizabeth Noel Sampson with their young family in the 1871 English Census for Marazion in Cornwall

William & Elizabeth Noel Sampson in the 1881 English Census for Ludgvan Cornwall

William and Mary Sampson in the 1891 English Census for Ludgvan Cornwall

William Sampson in the 1901 English Census for Ludgvan Cornwall