January 4, 2009

Samson according to E.R. Seary

The following listing is taken from "Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland" by E.R. Seary:

"SAMSON In Newfoundland: Family traditions:______, from Devon, settled at Flat Island (Bonavista B.) (MUN Folklore). Francis Peter (1863 - ), born at Dinan (Cotes du Nord), settled at Daniel's Harbour (St. Barbe district)(MUN Folklore). George (1814 - ), from Dorchester (Dorset), settled at Twillingate in 1826; he later moved to Black Island (Notre Dame B.) in 1830 (MUN Folklore). Early instances: Elizabeth, of King's Cove, 1827 (Nfld. Archives KCRC); Mary, of Turks Cove, 1830 (Nfld. Archives KCRC); Thomas, of Flat Island (Bonavista B.), 1838 (DPHW 73); George, of Exploits Burnt Island, 1848 (DPHW 86); Jane, of Knights Cove, 1864 (Nfld. Archives KCRC); Andrew, of Salvage, 1865 (DPHW 81); Joseph, of Burin, 1871 (Lovell); James, of English Harbour (Greenspond Island, Bonavista B.), 1871 (Lovell); Nicholas, of Little Placentia (now Argentia), 1871 (Lovell); James, of Sandy Cove (Placentia B.), 1871 (Lovell); Thomas and Andrew, of St. John's, 1871 (Lovell). Modern status: Scattered, especially at Flat Island (Bonavista B.). Place names: Samson (or Samson Island or Flat Island) 48-48 53-38; ______Point 47-19 53-56; _______Tickle, Samsons Island 49-30 54-57; Samson Point Shoal 47-23 54-00."


Robbyn Stone said...

I am descended from the Samsons of Flat Island. My mother is a samson, her father was Joseph Samson. I have been to Flat Island in 2006.

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