Sampson BASTARD, Gent.

Male 1696 - 1758  (~ 61 years)    Has 409 ancestors and 16 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Sampson BASTARD 
    Suffix [ONS gp] Gent. 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born 9 Nov 1696 
    Baptised 22 Nov 1696  St. Mary’s Church, Churchstow, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • From PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 29 Jan 2016)
      "Sampson the son of Bevil Bastard & of Elizabeth his wife was born the 9th & baptised the 22 of November" - under page heading 'Chestow baptisms 1695' and a change to 1696 part way down the page
    Gender Male 
    Residence From 1723  Exeter, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • In a Chancery case started in 1723 Sampson was described as "gent late of Churstow, Devon now of Exeter, Devon".
    Oath of Allegiance 28 Aug 1723  The George, Kingsbridge, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • Sampson was amongst those who signed in 1723, being recorded as 'Sampson Bastard of Churchstow'. (from list on FODA website; see links in left sidebar of that page for information about the oath).
    Freeman 26 Jan 1740/41  Exeter, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • By order of mayor and council.
    Quarter Sessions 1746 
    Indicted for extorting money 
    • The Quarter Sessions for Midsummer 1746 include a presentment against Sampson Bastard, late of the parish of St David's, Exeter, gentleman, for demanding and extorting fifty shillings from Mary Yeo widow as a fee for doing his office, namely upon the view of one Roger Yeo of Swimbridge, slain by misadventure.
      (ref. QS/4/1746/Midsummer/PR/50)
      At the Easter 1746 Quarter Sessions (25 Feb) Sampson Bastard was bound to appear at the next Quarter Sessions to answer charges brought by Mary Yeo of Chittlehampton, widow.
      (ref. QS/4/1746/Easter/RE/4)
    Occupation From 1746 to 1758  Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    Coroner for Devon 
    • There is a return of writ for Devon at the National Archives (ref: C 202/146/2) which is described as 'Election of coroner in place of Sampson Bastard'. It is for the regnal year 32 George II (Michaelmas) and so follows shortly after the death of this Sampson, and hence suggests it refers to him.
      He seems to have been coroner by 1746, although the Devon Archives catalogue entries for his expence only cover 1753 t o1757.
    Died
    Buried 1758  St. Olave’s Church, Exeter, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I20015  Teresa's tree
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2016 

    Father Bevill BASTARD,   b. Abt 1646, Gerston, West Alvington, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1720, Churchstow, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Mother Mrs. Elizabeth ROSE,   b. Between 1646 and 1655,   d. Oct 1725, Churchstow, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Married Est 1674 
    • I suspect Bevill and Elizabeth married in about 1674. On 19 October that year Bevill, his brother William and Elizabeth were the 3 lives on a lease of land in Churchstow, as described in a draft licence to assign the lease after Bevill's death (catalogue entry). These arrangements were often made in preparation for marriage, and the lack of a child of Bevill and Elizabeth as one of the lives suggests this was one such.

      Although the earliest surviving Churchstow PR dates from 1543, there is a large gap in the C17th, from 1653 or 4 to 1694 for baptisms and marriages. At first when I could not find their marriage I thought that Bevill had probably married 'Elizabeth' in Churchstow and that gap in the PRs explained the lack of a record. Now knowing she was from Dorset, and a bit about the family, the most likely marriage place would be Wootton Fitzpaine. The marriage PRs there only survive from 1677 and BTs from 1731, so if they were married there the only hope of evidence is a marriage licence.

      Churchstow missing years probably include the baptisms of most of the children of Bevill and Elizabeth. I have looked at the surviving BTs but these cover only 5 of the missing years and neither their marriage nor a child's baptism is in those few surviving BTs.

      The lack of children named in a lease of 1682 suggests that any children born by then had not survived, or maybe were so young that the period of high mortality had not passed (I'm not sure if people took this into account when choosing the lives for leases),
      I have identified 5 children from this marriage, a son baptized in 1696, i.e. in the period for which the PRs do survive and 4 daughters, two named in a lease some 12 years earlier, the third left a bequest by her mother's brother Richard in a will written in 1708 and the 4th, Ann, from a combination of events. It seems highly likely that other children were born in the intervening years. One or two burials in Churchstow could be children of Bevill and Elizabeth (a William Bastard was buried 18 Aug 1698, Sarah 29 May 1699).
      Although I appear to show a 6th child, without a Christian name, she could be one of the children I do know of.
    Children 6 children 
    Family ID F7836    |  Family Chart

    Family Anne BUSSELL,   b. Est 1700,   bur. 9 Feb 1758, St. Olave’s Church, Exeter, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married 24 Aug 1721  St. Edmund King and Martyr’s Church, Kingsbridge, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • From PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 29 Jan 2016)
      "Sampson Bastard & Anne Bussell were marryed (by Licence) August the 24th" - under heading 'the year 1721'
    Children 4 children 
    Last Modified 26 May 2016 
    Family ID F7899    |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBaptised - 22 Nov 1696 - St. Mary’s Church, Churchstow, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Aug 1721 - St. Edmund King and Martyr’s Church, Kingsbridge, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild - Mr. William BASTARD - 29 May 1722 - St. Mary’s Church, Churchstow, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsResidence - From 1723 - Exeter, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sampson BASTARD - 19 Jan 1724/25 - St. David’s Church, Exeter, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsFreeman - 26 Jan 1740/41 - Exeter, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Coroner for Devon - From 1746 to 1758 - Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1758 - St. Olave’s Church, Exeter, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
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