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Sampson Camden (abt. 1525 - aft. 1580)

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Sampson Camden aka Cambden
Born about in Lichfield, Staffordshire, Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Husband of — married in St Augustine, London, Englandmap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died after in Norwich, Norfork, Englandmap
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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)."[1]


  • Harwood, T. (1844). A survey of Staffordshire, containing the antiquities of that county by Sampson Erdeswick, pp. xxxv. London: J.B. Nichols. Google Books.
  • Lists and Indexes, 29, pp. 70. GB: Public Record Office.[2]
  • MacLeane, D. (1897). A History of Pembroke College, Oxford, Anciently Broadgates Hall, 33, pp. 120. Clarendon Press. Google Books.[3]
  • "Sampson Camden and Avis Carter, 04 Sep 1575." England Marriages, 1538–1973; citing Saint Augustine Watling Street, London; FHL microfilm 374,420.[2]
  • Thompson, E.N. (1886). "Camden, William (DNB00)." Web.[4]
  • "William Camden," in Transactions of the Leicestershire Architectural, 5, pp. 320. Leicester: Samuel Clarke. Google Books.[5]

  1. see Chester, Westm. Abbey Registers, p. 122.[1]
  2. Marriage record lists occupation as painter.

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Curwen Harl MS 1437 fo 29
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