Francis MARKS of Marks's Meadow
(Abt 1768-1850)
William MARKS of Connor Downs
Lavinia MARKS


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Thomas Manley SAMPSON

Lavinia MARKS

  • Born: 1839, Gwinear, Cornwall
  • Christened: 9 Jun 1839, Gwinear, Cornwall 1
  • Married: 1871, Redruth District, Cornwall 2
  • Died: 27 Nov 1931, Rosekenwyn, Chapel St., Redruth, Cornwall 3

  Research Notes:

Lavinia understated her age in the 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1911 Censuses (there was no Lavinia Marks born in the early to mid 1840s in either Gwithian or Gwinear). Similarly Lavinia's husband gave his birthplace variously as St. Keverne (1871), Sithney (1881) and Breage (1891, 1911).... he was born in Sithney (his father was born in Breage and his mother in St. Keverne)


1861 England Census:

Age given: 20 years
Birthplace given: Gwithian, Cornwall
Dwelling Place: Connor Downs, Gwithian, Cornwall
Occupation: Copper Miner's Daughter

living at home


1871 England Census:

Age given: 26 years [sic]
Birthplace given: Gwinear, Cornwall
Dwelling Place: Hotel, Camborne, Cornwall
Occupation: Cook
Status: unmarried


1881 England Census:

Age given: 38 years [sic]
Birthplace given: Gwithian, Cornwall [sic]
Dwelling Place: 14 Trefuses Terrace, Redruth, Cornwall
Occupation: Baker's Wife

Present were husband Manley Thomas Sampson (33) of Sithney, journeyman baker, daughter Louisa (4) of Redruth


1891 England Census:

Age given: 47 years [sic]
Birthplace given: Gwinear, Cornwall
Dwelling Place: Beer & Refreshment House, 2 Cross St., Redruth, Cornwall
Occupation: Assistant in Refreshment House

Present were husband Thomas M. Samson (43) of Breage, baker & confectioner, daughter Louise (14) of Redruth


In 1911 Lavinia Sampson (69) of Gwithian and husband Thomas Manley Sampson (63) of Breage, master baker, were living on Adelaide Rd., Redruth.


Recorded as having died aged 91 years.

Admin. granted at London 5 Jun 1936 to James Glasson, baker.

  Marriage Information:

Lavinia married Thomas Manley SAMPSON, son of Richard SAMPSON and Jane Anna TONKIN, in 1871 in Redruth District, Cornwall 2. (Thomas Manley SAMPSON was born on 3 Dec 1847 in Sithney, Cornwall 1, christened on 22 Feb 1852 in Sithney, Cornwall 1 and died on 23 Oct 1920 in Adelaide Rd., Redruth, Cornwall 4.)


1 Cornwall OPC

2 England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005, Redruth district, 2nd Quarter, vol. 5c, p. 378 (groom's surname spelled SAMSON)

3 England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), p. 251.

4 Ibid., p. 162.

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