Name: Robert Sampson
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Change Date: 12 APR 2011
Richard Sampson, the Bishop, was probably born in Berkshire, one of the three sons of Robert Sampson and Anne Chatterton.
Richard?s brother Robert was Clerk of the Council to Henry VII and VIII. Little is known about the other brother, Nicholas.
[The ?probably? would appear to refer to his birthplace, not his parents?]
Part of the Binfield Place, Berks, dates back to the late 15th century, when it was almost certainly built for Robert Sampson, whose family came from Kersey Hall in Suffolk. As a younger son, Robert had to make his own way in life and succeeded in gaining the appointment of clerk to the Privy Council for both King Henry VII and King Henry VIII. His grandson appears in residence at Binfield Place during the Heralds' Visitation of 1589.
Apparently arms were granted to ?Sampson of Binfield, from Co. Derbyshire?
The earliest record of Binfield Place by name that has been found is in 1627, when Turner Sampson died seised of 'Le Place,' leaving a son Christopher (Chan. Inq. p.m. [Ser. 2], ccccxxxvi, 48). Turner, according to Ashmole's Visitation, was son of Thomas Sampson of Binfield, son of Robert Sampson, 'Clarke of the Counsell' to Henry VII, of the same (Visit. of Berks. [Harl. Soc.], ii, 207). Robert Sampson owned a messuage and 28 acres of land in Binfield, for the deeds of which he sued Nicholas Radishe (Early Chan. Proc. bdle. 166, no. 59). (VCH)
Latimer, after resinging his bishopric in 1539, was placed ? in ward ? for a considerable time in the house of Richard Sampson, then Bishop of Chichester, who was great uncle to Thomas of Binfield.
(Notes and Queries -ser.1 v.10 1854 Jul-Dec - p162)
There is much confusion in the records of County Berks Sampsons. In one lineage sent me by Mr. Donat Sampson, of London, from an old manuscript in the British Museum Library, a William Sampson of Asbygall is the first mentioned. He married Elizabeth, daughter and co-heiress of John Holnaby. Their son, Sir William Sampson, married Elizabeth, a daughter to John Saye. Two of their sons are mentioned, one Robert, who was Register to King Henry VIII, and married Katherine Mallett.
Robert and Katherine had a son Thomas Sampson, who is recorded as of Binfield, and no doubt the first of the Binfield line.
The second son of Sir Wiliam Sampson and Elizabeth Saye, is spoken of in this manuscript as Richard, Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry.
(The Sampson family? - Page 23. Mrs. Lilla E (Briggs) Sampson. 1914.)
- Richard Sampson b: ABT 1474
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Title: Berkshire History
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