Perranuthnoe – St Hilary Sampson Family Groupings

This page is dedicated to identifying family groups based on the parish records for Perranuthnoe and St. Hilary. For families living in the Goldsithney area, which belonged to the Parish of Perranuthnoe, it was geographically closer to register events at the church at St. Hilary. It needs to be stated that these groupings are based on some assumptions due to the lack of information we have and no doubt there will need to be corrections. If you find what you believe to be a mistake then please contact. Unless otherwise stated, the dates given below are for Perranuthnoe.

The earliest recordings for the Sampson family occur in these Perranuthnoe baptismal records:

Frances Sampson & unknown wife have three children

  • Edward Sampson 30 Nov 1575
  • John Sampson 18 May 1577  
  • Joan Sampson 25 Jan 1581

The Phillimore Index lists a marriage record for John Sampson and Christian Morl[e]y on 16 Jun 1595. This is an error as the actual parish records have been checked. The correct date for this marriage is 16 Jun 1695.

There appears to be a gap in the records as the next Sampson record is for Frances Sampson’s marriage to Mary Sleape in Perranuthnoe  24 Nov 1628. It is possible that Frances was the son of Edward or John listed above.

The next Sampson entry is for a Frances, who married Jane Layty at Perranuthnoe on 24 Dec 1633. It is possible that the Frances that married Mary is the same Frances whom marries Jane. Jane Layty was baptised 23 Jun 1609 in Perranuthnoe and was a daughter of Henrye Layty.

The next possibility is that Frances & Jane Sampson has a son called Mathias, who was baptised at Perranuthnoe on 30 Mar 1644. The name Mathias is a variant for Matthew.

The next assumption is that this Matthew (Mathias) Sampson married Jane Steaven on 14 Nov 1668 at Perranuthnoe. Jane was from Breage and her father was listed as John Steaven. Jane was buried 6 Feb 1670. Thus the baptismal records indicate Matthew & Jane had only two children:

  • John Sampson baptised 7 Mar 1668 Buried 26 May 1716
  • Miriam Sampson  baptised 12 Jun 1670 Buried 4 May 1709

Another Sampson entry in the parish records appears for Bennet Sampson whose son Edward was baptised at Perranuthnoe on 14 Feb 1691. Bennet married Anne Perkinn at Breage  on 29 Nov 1684. Bennet later remarried in Breage to Anna Williams on 24 Jun 1699.

The next Sampson entry in the parish registers is the marriage of John Sampson (son of Matthew & Jane Sampson) and Christian Morly in Perranuthnoe on 16 Jun 1695. The following children are found in the baptismal records:

  • Mathias 22 Dec 1695  marries Ann Simons at St Stitians  11 Jul 1726
  • John 4 Jun 1699 marries Hannah Rodda 7 Dec 1724
  • Thomas 5 Jul 1702 marries Ann James 8 Apr 1727
  • William 13 May 1705 marries Joan Strick at Breage 6 Feb 1732
  • Jane 27 Mar 1708
  • Miriam 2 Mar 1711 (At St Hilary) Buried 10 Aug 1715
  • Miriam 25 Sep 1715 Buried 17 Oct 1737

John Sampson is buried 26 May 1716 & Christian Sampson (Nee Morly) is buried 23 Feb 1732

On the 9 Feb 1713 Sussanah Sampson (of Breage) marries William Carbis () at St Hilary

On the 30 May 1715 Mary Sampson () marries John Symons () at St Hilary

The next entry in the registers is for James & Ann Sampson who have their daughter Elizabeth baptised on 8 Jul 1716.

Alexander Sampson (believed to be baptised at Breage on 29 Jun 1699, and the son of an Alexander Sampson 1672?-1708 Breage) marries Sarah Pearce on 2 Feb 1722 at Perranuthnoe. They have the following children baptised:

  • Alexander Sampson 22 Dec 1723 and buried 17 Jan 1724
  • Jane Sampson 7 Feb 1724 and buried 20 Feb 1760 at Breage. Married Nicholas Carter 27 Apr 1745 at Breage
  • William Sampson 4 Apr 1727 and buried 5 Dec 1764. Married Grace Blight 6 Oct 1750
  • Sarah Sampson 30 Apr 1732 and buried 6 Jan 1781 at Paul. Married George Wilkins/Wilkinsons 5 Aug 1752 at Paul

On the 7 Dec 1724 John Sampson (likely to be the son of John Sampson & Christian Morley, John is buried 3 Sep 1744) marries Hannah Rodda (bap 5 Mar 1695 at Perranuthnoe, daughter of James Rodda/Rodder & Joan Hill and buried as the wife of John 6 Jan 1731) and three children are baptised as follows:

  • Hannah Sampson 21 Nov 1725 
  • Joan Sampson 3 Mar 1727 buried 30 Mar 1749
  • John Sampson 8 Nov 1730 marries Grace Freethy 10 Feb 1755, John possibly buried 6 Jan 1814 at St Hilary

 

On the 26 Apr 1726 Anne Sampson () marries William Penberthy () at St Hilary

Thomas Sampson (Likely to be a son of John Sampson & Christian Morley) marries Ann James on 8 Apr 1727. Their children are baptised as follows:

  • Elizabeth Sampson 3 Dec 1727 possibly marries a John Roberts move to Gulval at some stage and have a son Sampson Roberts.
  • Ann Sampson 6 Dec 1730 buried 23 Dec 1762
  • Meriam Sampson 21 Dec 1733 buried same day
  • Thomas Sampson 21 Dec 1733 buried 24 Dec 1733 
  • Thomas Sampson 28 Sep 1735 buried same day

Anne Sampson wife of Thomas is buried  6 Nov 1744

It is likely that Thomas Sampson remarries to Christian Barnes 8 Feb 1746 at St Hilary. They have these children baptised:

  • Christian Sampson 10 May 1747 St Hilary marries Simon Stevens 17 Nov 1770
  • John Sampson 28 Dec 1749 marries Hannah Stevens 12 Jan 1776
  • Miriam Sampson 22 Sep 1751 (Note: Parents for Miriam listed at Thomas & Catharine Sampson. It is assumed that the name Catharine is an error and should have been Christian) Miriam marries Richard Sampson (son of Richard Sampson & Mary Hoskin) 26 Dec 1780 at Ludgvan. 

Matthew & Ann/e Sampson (Matthew is likely to be a son of John Sampson & Christian Morley and to have married Ann Simons at St Stitians  11 Jul 1726) had the following children baptised:

  • Anne Sampson at St Hilary  10 Aug 1731 marries Thomas Lukey 19 Apr 1756 at St Hilary
  • Christian Sampson 3 Mar 1733
  • Elizabeth Sampson 1 May 1736
  • Meriam Sampson 28 May 1740 (Note: Parents given for Meriam as being Matthew & Jane Sampson. Can find no other reference for Jane with Matthew and so assume error with name?)
  • John Sampson 2 Jun 1745

  Matthew is buried 8 Apr 1750 and Anne is buried 23 Dec 1762 

William & Joan Sampson (William likely to be a son of John Sampson & Christian Morley and probably married Joan Strick in Breage on 6 Feb 1732). Their daughters were baptised as follows:

  • Christian Sampson 14 Oct 1733 and buried 1 Dec 1733
  • Christian Sampson 4 Jul 1736 at St Hilary
  • Meriam Sampson 5 Jun 1738 and buried 11 Jun 1738

John & Jane Sampson have three children baptised:

  • Richard Sampson 6 Aug 1738 bur 12 Jul 1740
  • Margaret Sampson 9 Mar 1739
  • Jane Sampson 6 Mar 1742

William & Mary Sampson have daughter Mary baptised 30 Dec 1743

William Sampson (Son of Alexander Sampson & Sarah Pearce) and Grace Blight marry 6 Oct 1750. The following children are baptised:

  • John Sampson 19 Oct 1751
  • William Sampson 11 Jun 1757
  • Grace Sampson 11 Jun 1757 buried either 1771 or 1774
  • Jane Sampson 14 Sep 1760

John Sampson (likely to be a son of John Sampson & Hannah Rodda) & Grace Freethy (buried 10 Sep 1791 St Hilary) married 10 Feb 1755. Children baptised:

  • John Sampson 8 Mar 1756
  • Hannah Sampson 5 Mar 1758 buried 13 Oct 1762
  • Mary Sampson 5 Oct 1760 St Hilary
  • Joan Sampson 30 May 1762 St Hilary
  • Hannah 13 Jan 1765 St Hilary
  • Grace 25 Oct 1767 St Hilary buried either 1771 or 1774
  • William Sampson 2 Jun 1771 St Hilary

Ann Sampson marries Thomas Lukey 19 Apr 1756 at St Hilary

Edward & Jane Sampson have the following children:

  • Edward Sampson 28 Feb 1763 baptised at Marazion
  • Edmond Sampson 9 May 1765 baptised at Marazion
  • James Sampson 22 Oct 1766 baptised at Marazion
  • Joan Sampson 24 Aug 1768 baptised at Marazion
  • Mary Sampson 8 Nov 1771 baptised at Marazion
  • Richard Sampson 8 Feb 1777 baptised at Marazion

Richard Sampson and Sarah Rowe marry 16 Nov 1765. They have the following children:

  • Honour Sampson 4 Apr 1768
  • Thomas Sampson 1 Apr 1771 marries Mary Sampson (of Breage) 28 Jan 1804. Buried 26 May 1842. Age 76.
  • John Sampson 13 Jun 1773
  • Sarah Sampson 26 Nov 1774
  • Elizabeth Sampson 1 Dec 1776
  • William Sampson 4 Apr 1779

John Kelter or Ralten soldier of Penzance marries Mary Sampson sojourner of the parish on 9 Mar 1773 at St Hilary

William & Elizabeth Sampson have a daughter, Grace baptised 16 Oct 1774.

John Sampson and Hannah Stevens marry 12 Jan 1776 and have the following children baptised:

  • Hannah Sampson 26 May 1776  -buried 21 Jul 1787
  • Christian Sampson at St Hilary 8 Mar 1778 – buried 1 May 1798
  • John Sampson 14 May 1780 – buried 21 May 1780
  • Catharine Sampson 19 May 1782 – buried 15 Sep 1779
  • Mary Sampson 13 Jun 1784 – buried 11 Apr 1808
  • John Sampson 1 Dec 1786 – married Grace Gundry 1808
  • Hannah Sampson 2 May 1790 – married Thomas James 1814
  • Thomas Sampson 7 Oct 1792 – buried 3 Nov 1792
  • Thomas Sampson 18 Aug 1793 – buried 19 Dec 1796

On 28 Nov 1786 at St Hilary Thomas Williams of Marazion married Elizabeth Sampson of Uny Lelant a spinster

On 2 Jan 1791 James Hamill, a bachelor of St Erth married Joan Sampson, spinster of St Hilary 

Richard & Grace Sampson have a son baptised in John Sampson 29 Nov 1797.

Richard Sampson and Jane Rowe marry 6 Apr 1795. The name Jenifred is used on three of the baptismal records and suggest the name Jane and Jenifred were used for the same person. Thus the children of this couple are listed as follows:

  • Mary Sampson 25 May 1800 ( mother listed as Jenifred)
  • Richard Sampson 31 May 1802 ( mother listed as Jenifred)
  • Elizabeth Sampson 25 Nov 1804
  • Thomas Sampson 8 Mar 1807
  • William Sampson 2 Apr 1809
  • Margaret Treludra Sampson 19 May 1811
  • Christian Sampson 1 Mar 1818 ( mother listed as Jenifred)

On 23 Jun 1801 William King, a widower of the parish marries Mary Sampson of Perranuthnoe at St Hilary. Witnesses Ann Broad and Catherine Gartrell.

Thomas Sampson ( Son of Richard Sampson & Sarah Rowe) and Mary Sampson (daughter of John Sampson & Mary Cornish) marry 28 Jan 1804 and have the following children baptised:

  • Mary Sampson 12 Aug 1804 – marries 29 Oct 1825 St Hilary to William Jackson – buried 26 Feb 1865 St Buryan
  • John Sampson 28 Sep 1806 – marries Jane Hooper 29 Sep 1832 – Migrate in 1849 to One Tree Hill, Burra, South Australia
  • Thomas Sampson 7 May 1809 – marries Eliza Nance 1 Aug 1835 – buried 21 May 1851
  • Elizabeth Sampson 29 Sep 1811 – marries John Freethy 21 May 1836 
  • William Sampson 6 Jun 1814
  • Richard Sampson 1 Jan 1817
  • James Sampson 11 Apr 1821 – marries Mary Floyd 24 Jun 1845
  • Jane Sampson 2 Mar 1823
  • Nicholas Sampson 7 Jul 1833

Thomas Sampson & Margaret Matthews marry 11 Jan 1808 St Hilary. Witnesses Charles Matthews & Thomas Bray. The following children  are baptised:

  • Thomas Sampson 30 Oct 1808
  • Charles Sampson 2 Sep 1810
  • Elizabeth Matthews Sampson 19 Jan 1812
  • Alice Sampson 22 Aug 1814

John Sampson (Son of John Sampson & Hannah Stevens) and Grace Gundry marry 9 Jun 1808 at St Hilary  with wedding witnesses Gideon Gundry and John Gundry. The following children are baptised:

  • John Sampson 4 Dec 1808 at St Hilary marries Ann Branwell 9 Jul 1831 migrates South Australia 1847
  • Thomas Sampson 20 Jan 1811 at St Hilary marries Mary Gundry 19 May 1836 migrates USA 1848-9
  • Harriet Sampson 3 Jan 1813 at St Hilary
  • Mary Sampson 15 Jan 1815 at St Hilary marries 5 Jun 1843 Richard Williams St Just in Penwith
  • William Sampson 24 Sep 1817
  • James Sampson 30 Jan 1820 marries 1 Apr 1847 Nancy Spear Beer Ferris, Devon
  • Grace Sampson 19 May 1822 marries 27 Dec 1845 John Hicks St Just in Penwith
  • Christian Sampson 21 Mar 1824 St Hilary marries James N. Wearn/e 10 Oct 1846 St Just in P. migrates South Australia 1847
  • Elizabeth Sampson 5 Mar 1826 buried 5 Dec 1849 St Just in Penwith

William Sampson and Elizabeth Green marry 4 Apr 1817 St Hilary. William residing at St Michael’s Mount and Elizabeth at Marazion. Witnesses Ann Sampson & Thomas Bray.

Thomas Sampson and Mary Ann Chino marry 30 Nov 1822 St Hilary. Thomas residing Ludgvan. Witnesses Elizabeth Gilbert & Thomas Bray.

Henry & Margaret Sampson have a son Henry Sampson baptised 5 Mar 1826.

John Sampson (son of John Sampson & Grace Gundry) and Ann Branwell (daughter of Peter Branwell & Honor Andrew)  marry 9 Jul 1831 and have the following children baptised:

  • John Sampson 4 Mar 1821
  • James Sampson 29 Dec 1833
  • Grace Sampson 8 Mar 1835
  • William Sampson 11 Feb 1838
  • Thomas Sampson 1841?

This family migrate to Burra, South Australia arriving 1 Jul 1847.

John Sampson (Son of Thomas & Mary Sampson) and Jane Hooper marry on 29 Sep 1832.Witnesses Josiah Osborne and John Bryant. They have the following children baptised:

  • John  Henry Sampson 26 Jul 1835
  • Mary Sampson 3 Mar 1839
  • Nicholas Sampson 7 Mar 1841
  • Elizabeth Jane Sampson 2 Mar 1845

This family migrate to South Australia in 1849.

Thomas Sampson (Son of Thomas & Mary Sampson) and Eliza Nance marry 1 Aug 1835. Witnesses James Kemps & Edmund Simons. The following children are baptised:

  • John Sampson 18 Apr 1837
  • William Sampson 11 Jun 1839
  • William Sampson 28 Sep  1845
  • James Sampson 28 Sep 1845
  • Richard Sampson 28 Sep 1845
  • Jane Sampson 14 Jun 1846

Thomas Sampson (Son of John Sampson & Grace Gundry) and Mary Gundry marry 19 May 1836. Witnesses Edmond Simons & William Gundry. The following children are baptised:

  • Jane Gundry Sampson 7 May 1837
  • Samuel Vernon Sampson 17 Mar 1839
  • Lydia Sampson 20 Aug 1840
  • William Gundry Sampson 20 Mar 1842
  • Thomas Sampson 1843?
  • Ezekial Sampson 1845?
  • Gideon Gundry Sampson 1847?
  • John Wesley Sampson 1850 in USA

This family migrated to the USA. Thomas in 1848 and then Mary with the children (except Jane) in 1849. Settled initially in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania and latter moved to Fairfield County in Iowa.

Thomas James and Hannah Sampson (Daughter of John Sampson & Hannah Stevens) marry 8 Mar 1814. Witnesses John Sampson & John Sampson.