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.

There is a baptism of a William Sansom 20 Mar 1762 at Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, son of George & Frances, but it is not know if he is connected.

There is a marriage, on 3 November 1788 at St Nicholas, Leicester, Leicestershire, of William SANSOME and Mary GULSON (ref fmp and FamilySearch indexes). An unknown source gives William of that parish and Mary of the parish of Wigston Magna, but this is not shown in the indexes.

A very thorough review has been done of entries for Sampson, Sansome and similar names in Leicestershire for the time in question, in findmypast, in 2018.
The only likely marriage that has been found is the one referred to above, on 3 Nov 1788 at St Nicholas, Leicester, between Will'm SANSOME and Mary GULSON, the index being in findmypast but the image not yet available online.

The birth of Mary GULSON on 28 Aug 1758, daughter of Edward and Ann, as reported in fmp in the England & Wales Society of Friends (Quaker) Births may be a red herring. There is a marriage of a Mary Gulson on 14 Nov 1781 at Coventry, Warwickshire, daughter of Edward Gulson, to Thomas Goodall, also reported in fmp Society of Friends (Quaker) records. There is then the death of Mary Goodall age 43 (i.e. born c1758) on 17 Sep 1801 in Warwickshire, also reported in fmp Society of Friends (Quaker) records. These do appear to be the same person, who could therefore not have been the one who married William Sansome, above.

There were certainly Gulson family members in Wigston Magna at the time, as there is a baptism of a Mary Gulson on 31 Jul 1787 at Wigston Magna, dau of Joseph & Elizabeth (ref fmp).

No other siblings for John Sampson have been found.


1. John SAMPSON bap 1789 at Wigston Magna, Leicester  

Last modified 15 Mar 2019