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Henry Samson, (Mayflower)

Male 1604 - 1684  (80 years)


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  • Name Henry Samson, (Mayflower)  [1
    Suffix (Mayflower) 
    Born 15 Jan 1604  Henlow, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Dec 1684  Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • SAMSON, HENRY -Robert Leigh Ward, "English Ancestry of Seven Mayflower Passengers: Tilley, Sampson, and Cooper," TAG 52:198, traces Henry Samson back to Henlow, Bedfordshire, England, where he was baptized 15 January 1603/04, the son of James and Martha (Cooper) Samson. Bradford called him a child, and a cousin to Edward and Ann Tilley and to Humility Cooper, all of whom sailed with him an the 1620 Mayflower. In "Henry Sampson's Paternal Grandfather," TAG 56:141, Ward analyzes additional evidence on his grandparents. See also Ward, "The Baronia lAncestry of Henry Sampson, Humility Cooper, and Ann (Cooper)Tilley," TG6:166. In Plymouth Henry Samson married on 6 February 1635 Anne Plummer(PCR 1:36). He was one of the Purchasers and over the years received generous land grants (PCR, passim). He became a freeman before 7 March 1636/37, and he was a volunteer in the Pequot War (PCR 1:53, 61). On 5 January 1640/41 he bought from John Cooke the remaining term of indentureof Philip Davis (PCR 2:6). He served on grand and trial juries, as constable of Duxbury,and as a tax collector, and he assisted in laying out grants of land on behalf of the court (PCR, passim). He made his will 24 December 1684, sworn 5 March 1684/85, and he named his sons Stephen, John, James, and Caleb, and daughter Elizabeth, wife of Robert Sprout; Hannah, wife of Josias Holmes; the wife of John Hanmore; Mary, wife of John Summers; and Dorcas, wife of Thomas Bonney. Mrs. Barclay, "The Early Sampsons," TAG28:1, sorts out some of the confusion over the descendants of Henry and Abraham Samson. An article "Robert 1 Sprout of Scituate, MA, and His Wife Elizabeth Samson," by Robert M. Sherman and Robert S. Wakefield, will appear in TAG 61:200. Source: Plymouth Colony Its History & People 1620-1691 by Eugene Aubrey Stratton
    Person ID I625216  7_families
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2006 

    Family Anne Plummer,   b. 1600, , , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1678-1684  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 6 Feb 1635  Of, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Caleb Sampson,   b. 1658, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 9 Jul 1744  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2006 
    Family ID F217234  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Feb 1635 - Of, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Dec 1684 - Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S7687] Robert Bartlett of the "Anne" and his descendants for four generations, Robert S. Wakefield, (Plymouth, Mass. : General Society of Mayflower Descendants, c2000), 12 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S7747] Plymouth Colony Its History & People 1620-1691, Eugene Aubrey Stratton, (Salt Lake City : Ancestry Pub., c1986), Book #974.4 H2s..