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Evidence Gathered for Samuel Markham
by Pamela Hutchison Garrett, Feb 2020
marksamu1225uk; wt_Markham-7598; fs_MM2Y-8KJ

Link to Samuel Markham in wikitree profiles.


1722; Samll. Markham; christened 28 Mar 1722; Saint Faith Under Saint Paul London; born 22 March 1721; parents - John Markham, Eliz.
[source] England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975; familysearch database.

Samuel Markham, son of John, of London, gent. Christ Church, mairie. 30 May, 1741, aged 18 ; B.C.L. 1748, bar.-at-law, Inner Temple, 1748, a minor canon of Rochester, vicar of Leatherhead, Surrey, 1767, one of the evening preachers of St. Dunstan's in-the-West, London, died 28 March, 1797. See Foster's Yorkshire Collection & Alumni West., 324
[source] Alumni Oxonienses: the Members of the University of Oxford, 1715-1886

Rev Samuel Markham; Samuel Markham was born in 1723, and was educated at Westminster, where he was a King's Scholar 1737-41. In the latter year he was elected to Christ Church, Oxford. He was Vicar of Leatherhead in Surrey, and died in 1797, aged 74.
[source] Markham Memorials, Sir Clements Markham, Spottiswoode, London, 1913.

1734; Samuel Markham of St. Faith-under St. Paul, London, gent.
[source] Copy of Court Roll, Manor of Clerkenwell: Surrender and Admission, with licence to demise. A/CSC/2649 28 Feb. 1734 (1735)
pam - In 1734 Samuel Markham would be about age 10! Perhaps this should read John Markham.

1746; Samuel Markham, gentleman, Middle Temple, City of London, Admitted to Middle Temple 3 June 1746, admission date 5 February 1746, call date 24 June 1748, father John Markham, pharmacopolist, Paternoster Row London, father-son relationship - second son.
[source] The Inner Temple Admissions Database. Online.

1746, Nov 30; Samuel Markham (1723-1797) to Dr Richard Rawlingon (1690-1755); Account of the Shropshire Exhibitions.
[source] Rawlinson Letters, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford.

1749; Release after Lease for a Year
1. Frances Morgan of Warlies, Essex, widow
2. Thomas Wood of Littleton, Middx., esq.
Recites that Henry Brooke, D.L., parson of Shipton under Wychwood, in consideration of £550 paid to him by 2., demised to 1.: Shipton Rectory with all appurts. and tithes, to hold for the lives of 1., 2. and Samuel Markham of the Inner Temple, London, esq. for rent of £50 p.a. and it was agreed tat the premises should be settled to the use of 1. for life to the use o 2. and his heirs for the remainder of the lease. Now, 1. releases the premises to 1. to hold to the use of 1. for life, to the use of 2. and his heirs for ever; 6 May 22 George II 1749.
[source] Oxfordshire History Center; ref #Talbot/I/i/10; located through National Archives Kew.

1757 Will of John Markham of Patornostor Row London Apothecary . .
my children Samuel Markham and Elizabeth Markham Spinster . . one third part of my personal estate according to the custom of the City of London
my Daughter Mary Brockett . . having been advanced on her marriage with William Brockett Esquire her full share . .
having made provision for my son John Markham for his life
to my son Samuel all my books
to my said daughter Mary Brockett and her husband William Brockett twenty pounds
to my Dear Wife Elizabeth Markham the remainder . . [money, land] situate at Starton, otherwise Staverton and Badby in the County of Northampton, at Treflach in the County of Salop, ____ in the County of Dubirth [possibly Derby] in Sherbon Lane London
appoint my said Dear wife sole executrix
. . twenty seventh day of April . . One thousand Seven hundred and fifty six
witness - fran: ____, Roger Altham, William James
[source] Prerogative Court of Canterbury and Related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers. Digitized images. Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Series PROB 11. The National Archives, Kew, England; ancestry database. Partial transcription by Pamela Hutchison Garrett, Dec 2019.

1767 - Samuel Markham - Virtually non-resident: no proof that he officiated more than once (1774) after 1771. In the period 1771-97 there were 17 successive curates.
[source] History of Leatherhead Parish Church, St.Mary & St.Nicholas; Known Incumbents.

1767; Will of Thomas Bradley, Esq., of Rochester; Wife, Smart and "good friends" Rev. Samuel Markham of Rochester and Robert Gray of St. James, Jamaica, are executors . .
note - from plaque in the church at Shorne we learn that Thomas Bradley was born about 1695, and he was "Late of Jamaica".
[source] Monumental Inscriptions of St Peter & St Paul Church, Shorne - recorded by D. E. Williams 2013.

1786-1787; Rhodes v Markham.
Plaintiffs: Samuel Rhodes, Thomas Rhodes, executors of Thomas Rhodes, deceased.
Defendants: Samuel Markham, clerk, John Markham.
estates in Badley [Badby], Hampshire, Sherborne Lane, St Pauls Churchyard, London.
list of tenants, rents, receipts, disbursements.
Receiver: William Bentley, gent.
Chancery Master: William Pepys
[source] National Archives Kew; ref # C 101/6322.

Note related to “Rhodes v Markham” -
Badby (Northamptonshire) and Sherborne Lane are properties mentioned in 1757 Will of John Markham, Apothecary. In 1792 this Badby property is referred to as - "The Revd. Samuel Markham's farm, Badby, Northamptonshire". A mortgage with “Rev Doctor Markham” is mentioned in the Will of Thomas Rhodes of St Pancras Middlesex, probated Feb 1787.

1792; Insured - John Munton, Badby, Northamptonshire, farmer. Other property or occupiers - The Revd. Samuel Markham's farm, Badby, Northamptonshire; 31 December 1792.
[source] London Metropolitan Archives; ref # MS 11936/392/609766; located thru National Archives Kew.

1797, April; In Russell Street, Bloomsbury, the Rev Samuel Markham, one of the evening preachers at St Dunstan in the West, Fleet Street. He was vicar of Letherhead, county Surrey, to which he was presented by the Dean and Chapter of Rochester, 1767 (of which cathedral he was then a minor canon), on the death of Mr Laxton, killed by a fall from his horse.
[source] The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 81; F. Jeffries, 1797.

location notes -
Badby is a village and a rural parish of about 2,020 acres in the Daventry district of the county of Northamptonshire, England. It is bounded by Newnham, on the east; by Daventry on the north; on the west by Staverton; and by Fawsley on the south.
Staverton is a village and civil parish in the south-west of Northamptonshire, England. It is 2.3 miles west of Daventry . .
Salop was an old name for Shropshire in western England.
Treflach is a small village near Oswestry in Shropshire, England
Bloomsbury is a "fashionable" area of London. A Russell St address would suggest prominence.





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This is incredible research. Thank you so much!