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Sampson, Charles

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Type of person Individual
Date of birth 1867
Place of birth Bald Hills, South Australia
Principal occupation Gardener
Date of death 1944
Place of decease Aldinga, South Australia

Charles Sampson was born at Bald Hills, South Australia on 27 Nov 1867. He was the son of John Sampson (1820-1890) and Elizabeth Anne née Eyres (1833-1903). Charles Sampson was a gardener.

Charles, aged 48 years, married Julia May Illman, aged 44 years, (1871-1952) on 2 March 1915 at the residence of Mrs Harry Illman at Aldinga. She was the daughter of Harry Illman (1841-1911) and Mary (née Riseborough) (1845-1925). It was Charles’ first marriage and Julia May’s second marriage, as she had married James Henry Farmer (1866-1905) on 3 May 1897 at St. Ann’s Anglican Church, Aldinga. There were no children from either marriage.

Charles purchased 1 acre (part of section 407) with a 100-foot frontage onto the Government Road (now Old Coach Road) on 13 April 1921. The property at 7 Old Coach Road passed to his widow, Julia May, on his death in 1944 and, after she died in 1952, it was sold to Ralph Edwin Eats, farmer of Sellicks Hill.

Julia May’s sister, Rhoda Caroline Illman, had purchased 9 Old Coach Road (the property next door) in April 1908 and lived there for nearly 50 years until her death, aged 87 years, in 1956.

Charles Sampson died on 29 Jan 1944 and his widow, Julia May, died on 18 Aug 1952. They are both buried in the Aldinga Uniting Church Cemetery.

(Photo - Francis Culley in foreground. From left: Unknown, Ern Culley, Charlie Sampson, man with horse unknown, Colin McKenzie, Albert Eatts.)


  • South Australian Marriages – Index of Registrations 1842-1937
  • South Australian Deaths – Index of Registrations 1842-1972
  • SAILIS CT1196/151
  • The Advertiser 31 Jan 1944:6
  • The Advertiser 19 Aug 1952:16
  • The Advertiser 19 Sept 1952:20
  • The Advertiser 1 Dec 1952:18
Shearing at 'Woodside Farm', home of Francis and Treaza Culley (nee Cox), before 1908, located between Aldinga and Sellicks Hill.
Shearing at 'Woodside Farm', home of Francis and Treaza Culley (nee Cox), before 1908, located between Aldinga and Sellicks Hill.

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