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Catherine WILLS
(Cir 1833-1902)
Sampson WILTON
Elizabeth Ann WORDEN
Sampson WILTON
(Cir 1880-1959)


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Elizabeth SOWDEN

Sampson WILTON

  • Born: Cir Jun 1880, South Petherwin, Cornwall, England
  • Marriage: Elizabeth SOWDEN circa Dec 1905 in Barnstaple, Devon, England
  • Died: 26 Oct 1959, South Petherwin, Cornwall, England aged about 79
  • Buried: Oct 1959, South Petherwin, Cornwall, England

bullet   Another name for Sampson was Samson.


bullet  General Notes:

Sourced from "Wilton Family Web Site" (no longer exists)

Births Jun 1880
WILTON Sampson Launceston 5c 32

As wife came from South Molton, this is the likely marriage
Marriages Dec 1905 Barnstable 5b 957 - s/be Barnstaple
SOWDEN Elizabeth Bessie
WILTON Sampson
- confirmed from birth of daughter Kathleen

1881 census
Samson WILTON Head M Male 30 St Cleer, Cornwall, England Blacksmith Employing 1 Man
Elizabeth A. WILTON Wife M Female 28 St Neot, Cornwall, England
Charles WILTON Son Male 5 Sth Petherwin, Cornwall, England Scholar
Samson WILTON Son Male 1 Sth Petherwin, Cornwall, England
Susanna WORDEN Visitor Female 14 St Neot, Cornwall, England Farmers Daur
John SMITH Lodger U Male 22 Tintagel, Cornwall, England Slate Quarry Man
Robert HAYNE Lodger U Male 28 Camelford, Cornwall, England Slate Quarry Man
John SMALE Lodger U Male 30 Tintagel, Cornwall, England Slate Quarry Man
Source Information:
Dwelling Sth Petherwin Village
Census Place South Petherwin, Cornwall, England
Family History Library Film 1341547
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 2278 / 127
Page Number 15

1891 census
RG12/1805 F105 P12
Village, South Petherwin, Cornwall
Sampson Wilton, Head, M, 40, Blacksmith, Cornwall St Cleer
Elizabeth do, Wife, M, 38, , Cornwall St Neot
Charles do, Son, , 15, Blacksmith Apprentice, Cornwall South Petherwin
Sampson do, Son, , 11, Scholar, Cornwall South Petherwin
William J do, Son, , 9, Scholar, Cornwall South Petherwin
Albert do, Son, , 6, Scholar, Cornwall South Petherwin
Maude do, Daur, , 4, Scholar, Cornwall South Petherwin
Richard do, Son, , 1, , Cornwall South Petherwin
Richard do, Visitor, S, 27, Gold Miner, Cornwall St Cleer (Sampson's brother)

1901 Census
RG13/2185 Folio 102 Page 10
Village, South Petherwin, Launceston Cornwall
Sampson Wilton, Head, 50, Blacksmith, born St Cleer
Elizabeth A Wilton, Wife, 48, born St Neot
Sampson Wilton, Son, 21, Blacksmith, born South Petherwin
Albert Wilton, Son, 16, Blacksmith, born South Petherwin
Maud Wilton, Daur, 14, born South Petherwin
Richard Wilton, Son, 11, born South Petherwin

1911 census
RG14PN13054 RG78PN753 RD278 SD3 ED6 SN548
9 Balfour Terrace, Devonport, Devon (1 room)
Sampson Wilton, Head, 31, Married, Engine Room Artificer (Royal Navy), South Petherwin Cornwall
Elizabeth Wilton, Wife, 32, Married 5 years, , Meshaw Devon
Sampson Wilton, Son, 3 months, , , South Petherwin Cornwall
- against Elizabeth it states there had been 2 children born alive. 2 still living and none had died

WILTON Sampson Oct 26 1959 79 South Petherwin - Parish Church
Card 294

Family History Online
1. Burial Ground South Petherwin - Parish Church Ref 294 Name - Sampson WILTON - Alternate Surname -Date 26 Oct 1959 Age 79
2. Burial Ground South Petherwin - Parish Church Ref 294 Name - Elizabeth WILTON - Alternate Surname -Date 20 Sep 1965 Age 89

Informant of both parents' deaths. Living at Churchtown, South Petherwin (1925 and 1933)

When I was at South Petherwin Methodist Church, I spoke with an elderly gentleman who knew Sampson Wilton and he referred to his daughter, Mrs Shepheard, and two sons. One was also Sampson and the other possibly Albert.
See the entries for these children to show that this is correct.

MI at South Petherwin Parish Church
Sacred Memories of
Sampson Wilton
who died October 26th 1959
aged 79 years
also Elizabeth wife of the above
who died September 20th 1965
aged 89 years

Mrs. Elizabeth Wilton whose death occurred at Mount Gould Hospital, Plymouth, on Monday week at the age of 89 was the widow of Mr. Sampson Wilton, a retired Chief Engine Room Artificer in the Royal Navy who died in October 1959. She was the eldest and also a very popular parishioner.
Mrs. Wilton came to South Petherwin nearly 70 years ago from South Molton and was employed at the Vicarage as a cook by the late Rev. P. T. Pulman who was Vicar at that time. She had always taken a great deal of interest in all church and parish affairs.
Her husband was Chairman of the Parish Council and churchwarden for many years. She was a member of the Mother's Union, Women's Institute and served for a long period on the Parochial Church Council.
Family mourners included Mrs. Shepheard, daughter, Mr. & Mrs. A. Wilton, Mr. & Mrs. S. Wilton sons and wives. Mr. D. J. Wilton grandson. No wreaths, money to Cancer Research instead.
- "Monday week" was actually 20th September 1965 - according to MI
- D.J Wilton was David, son of her son Sampson


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Chief Engine Room Artificer RN.

Other Roles: Chairman of the Parish Council and churchwarden.


Sampson married Elizabeth SOWDEN, daughter of James SOWDEN and Jane PEARCE, circa Dec 1905 in Barnstaple, Devon, England. (Elizabeth SOWDEN was born Mar Q 1876 in Witheridge, Devon, England, died on 20 Sep 1965 in Plymouth, Devon, England and was buried circa 27 Sep 1965 in South Petherwin, Cornwall, England.)


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