Sampson Camden was a native of Lichfield, Staffordshire. He moved to London early in life and joined the Guild of Painter Stainers. His residence was in the Old Bailey.
He married Elizabeth, daughter of Giles Curwen of Poulten Hall, Lancashire and Agnes Brabron. They are the parents of the historian and antiquarian, William Camden.
A marriage between a Sampson Camden and Avis Carter is referred to, "in the registers of St. Augustine's Church, London ... 4 Sept. 1575. This might be a second marriage ... but more probably a brother," of his son, William Camden (1551-1623)."
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MacLeane, D. (1897). A History of Pembroke College, Oxford, Anciently Broadgates Hall, 33, pp. 120. Clarendon Press. Google Books.
"Sampson Camden and Avis Carter, 04 Sep 1575." England Marriages, 1538–1973; citing Saint Augustine Watling Street, London; FHL microfilm 374,420. FamilySearch.org
Thompson, E.N. (1886). "Camden, William (DNB00)." WikiSource.org. Web.
"William Camden," in Transactions of the Leicestershire Architectural, 5, pp. 320. Leicester: Samuel Clarke. Google Books.