Sampson, William of West Shefford Berkshire
Primitive Methodist Local Preacher around 1840 - 1850
If my family history research is correct William Sampson is my 3 x great grandfather. He appears in the 1851 and 1861 censuses as living in West Shefford as a Primitive Methodist Local Preacher and gardener. In 1871 he is shown as an agricultural labourer and by 1881 as a pauper. I think he was was born in 1809 in Vauxhall, Surrey, married Mary Allan of West Shefford in 1845 and his death in 1884.
West Shefford appears in various sites as having a Primitive Methodist chapel which was demolished before 1960.
This is work in progress and will be slow as I live in Cyprus so I have to rely on the internet.