James Sampson 1820-1??? & Nancy Spear 1825-1???
Married on 1 Apr 1847 Beer Ferris, Devon. Witnesses William Spear and Kiturah Winser

James Sampson

Sixth child of John and Grace Sampson

Birth: Goldsithney, Cornwall

Baptised: 30 Jan 1820 Perranuthnoe, Cornwall

Died: unknown

Buried: unknown

Occupation: Lead miner then grocer

Nancy Spears

 Daughter of William & Mary Spears/e

Birth: 4 Nov 1825

Baptised: 16 Nov 1825 Higher Chapel-Independent, Bere Alston, Devon

Died: unknown

Buried: unknown


 1841 English Census record for Perranuthnoe: James was staying with his older brother Thomas on the day the census was taken. Thomas Sampson 30 miner, Mary Sampson 30, Samuel Sampson 2, Lydia Sampson 10 months and James Sampson 20 miner. The census entry for this family is divided over pages 24 and 25 with Thomas being listed at the very bottom of page 24. The census locates this family as living in Vantures.
 1847 marriage certificate for James.
 1851 English Census for James & Nancy Sampson. James is working as a lead miner. There is an error in the census as the birthplace of James is incorrectly given as Beer Ferris in Devon.
The 1861 English Census entry for James & Nancy. This is an important document as it confirms James’ place of birth as Goldsithney. James has changed his line of work to that of running a grocer shop in Pepper Street, Beer Ferris.
1862 passenger list of the Dover Castle. The ship arrrived in Melbourne in Jan 1862. A while later on 8 Jun of that same year a Mr & Mrs Sampson arrive in Adelaide on the steamer Havilah from Melbourne. It is likely they returned to Engand on the Dover Castle in 1866 as a Mr & Mrs Sampson were listed.


To date it is not known what happend to James and Nancy Sampson. No evidence for them on Trove (Australia). Likely they returned on the same ship to Britain? No sign of them returning.