Introduction
Sampson ~ First Generation

  William SAMPSON
Married Mary unknown.
The Sampson family that is the subject of this website lived in the area of Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, England.

Alf Wesson reported in 1984 that he had found at St Nicholas Church, Leicester, the marriage, on 3 November 1788, of William SANSOME of that parish and Mary GULSON of Wigston Magna. In spite of the spelling (which is a recognized alternative to Sampson), he was certain that this relates to our William and Mary. This record is now indexed in FamilySearch. He continued: "As for Mary, I think she is the daughter, born 1758, of Edward and Ann Gulson. These Gulsons were Quakers and certainly had connections with Wigston, whether or not they actually lived there. There are a few, but not many, details about them and the Society of Friends have not been able to help. However, if I am on the right lines, it supports, somewhat indirectly, a statement once made to me by Letty McCormack that the Sampsons were formerly Quakers. I am now waiting, Micawber-like, for something to turn up!"

FROM WHOM LIBBY SHADE IS DESCENDED.

  Child:  
1. John SAMPSON bap 1789 at Wigston Magna, Leicester  

 

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