Family History

 Beatrice Downer was my cousin Nellie JaneBlunden's first cousin. If you have anything to add or to correct please e-mail me




Born:    1869 Bristol district

Father;  William Downer

Mother:  Mary Emma Powell

Died:      1915 Bristol district

Married:  1892 Bedminster

Spouse:  Joseph Sampson

Born:     1873 Bedminster

Died:      1932 Bristol district

Parents:  Joseph & Morgan Sampson

Children:  William Sampson born 1894 Bedminster

               Henry Charles Sampson born 1896 Bedminster

               Leonard Sampson born 1898 Bedminster

               Beatrice Sampson born 1901 Bedminster

               George Sampson born 1909 Bedminster


1891 census: Beatrice residing Bramley Hill, Croydon. Occupation: housemaid. Joseph living 2 Merrywood Terrace Bedminster, occupation sawyer’s labourer

1901 census: Residing 14 Addison Road, Bedminster. Occupation: sawyer. Father-in-law William Downer with them

1911 census: Residing 38 Sandy Park Road, Brislington. Occupation: unlicensed desntist


William Sampson  Became mayor of Beckingham


Henry Charles Sampson Died 19/7/1916 buried Aubers Ridge Cemetery. Was lance corporal Gloucester Regiment 2nd/6th Battalion


Leonard Sampson Died 23/3/1917. Buried Arnos Vale Cemetery Bristol. Was in Training Reserve, 93rd Battalion


Beatrice Sampson born  8/10/1901 died  10/12/1982 married  29/6/1935 Bertram Fidler