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SAMPSON/SAMSON BOOKS
Eight publications dealing with the Sampson/Samson genealogical lines.
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HENRY A. FISH CIRCA 1920 MAP OF DUXBURY, MA.
This map shows what is believed site of Pilgrim Henry Samson’s and Abraham Sampson’s houses. Read More


PILGRIM HENRY SAMSON MEMORIAL TO BE DEDICATED AT ST. MARY'S CHURCH 25 SEP 2007.
Our Kindred will be dedicating a memorial plaque to Pilgrim Henry at his parish church, St. Mary the Virgin Church, in Henlow, Bedfordshire, England, where he was baptized on 15 Jan 1604. It will take place during the visit by the General Society of Mayflower Descendants "Historic Sites Committee Tour" led by its Chairperson (and Kindred Member), Barbara L. Williams. For further information about the tour and booking travel, contact Plymouth Travel, Seven South Park Avenue, Plymouth, MA 02360, phone 508-746-0844. The tour is limited to 44.


REVIEW: DESPERATE CROSSING;
THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE MAYFLOWER

It’s a story familiar to most of us from school. And in many ways, the story of the passengers on the Mayflower is like that of every immigrant who has come to America to start a new life. Yet the true story of the Pilgrims is far more complex than the one most of us learned as children – and also more intriguing. This is a decades-long epic tale, filled with real drama, tragedy, and inspiration..” from The History Channel. Read More


THE SAMSON CHURCH: ST. MARY THE VIRGIN CHURCH, HENLOW, BEDFORDSHIRE
St. Mary the Virgin Church is probably best known to Americans as the parish church of Elizabeth Tilley Howland and the plaque to her memory there. Often overlooked is the fact that it was not only the parish church of her parents, "Mayflower" passengers John and Joan Hurst Tilley, but also Pilgrims Edward and Ann Cooper Tilley (Elizabeth's uncle and aunt), John Dunham, Jr., a son of later arrival (between 1628 and 1632) John Dunham and Susan Kaino/Cainehoe, John Masterson who never made it to Plymouth from Leiden, and our Pilgrim Henry Samson.
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HENRY SAMSON — OVERLOOKED PILGRIM ANCESTOR
Henry, a son of James and Martha (Cooper) Samson (also spelled Sampson), was baptized in January 1603/4* in St. Mary's Church, Henlow, Bedfordshire, England. Henlow was also the hometown of the Pilgrim brothers Edward and John Tilley. Henry was fortunate to survive the first winter of 1620-1621 when half of the Pilgrims, including Edward and Anne Tilley, died. He is one of the twenty-six male Mayflower passengers for whom there are living descendants. Except for appearing in the "increasings" list written in 1651 by the Governor, he does not appear elsewhere in Bradford's history, Of Plimoth Plantation.
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SHIP AHOY
Two shipmasters held a friendly parley. “What brig is that?” inquired the stranger. “Brig Sampson,” was the reply. “What is her captain’s name?” “Briggs Sampson,” was the answer. This response, seeming identical with the former, the question was repeated –“What is the captain’s name?” and again the answer was returned as before—“Briggs Sampson.” The misunderstanding continued, and the question was asked a third and fourth time—“What is the captain’s name?” Of course the reply was the same as had been given—“Briggs Sampson.”
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