About Elizabeth Sambourne (Richards)
- 'Genealogy of the family of Samborne or Sanborn in England and America. 1194-1898 (1899) Vol. 1
- ' VII. Henry Sambourne, of Sonning, Cos. Berks and Oxon. A lessee of the bishop, holding the farms of Eye and Bishop's Lands. Married Elizabeth, daughter of ___ Richards of Burfield (Burghfield; in Berks. His will, dated January 31, 1549, is given in the "Memorials of Sonning," p. 203, filed in Dean Vannes's Visitation, and contains this.
- ' "Body to be buried in S. Andrew's Church at Sonning before Our Lady's Altar. 4s. 4d. to the High Altar; 12d. to poor men's coffer. Wife Elizabeth to enjoy farms of Eye and Bishop's Lands so long as she is a widow. Son Thomas and his children, Harry, Jean, Anneys, and Frances. Daughter Elizabeth, wife of Walter Syngleton, and her children, Thomas, John, Christopher, and Elizabeth. To son Edmund, my house in Reading and my part of the Parsonage barn in Oxfordshire. To 40 poor householders at my funerall one ell of Holland cloth to make them vayles. 1/2 Or. wheat to be baked for the poor, and at my month's mind and 12 months' mind, as much. My son Thomas to mind his farming; L40 to be given him by his mother, and she not to meddle therein."
- 'The children of Henry Sambourne were :
- 1. Thomas, of whom next. VIII.
- 2. Elizabeth; m. Walter Singleton.
- 3. Edmund, of whom see after, IX.
- VIII. THOMAS SAMBOURNE, of Sonning, in Berks and Oxon, born about 1505; a rich squire, leasing from the Bishop of Oxford several large manors in Sonning, Eye, and Dunsdon. In the "Memorials of Sonning" is some account of his difficulties with under-tenants.
- Thomas Sambourne registered his pedigree in the Heralds' Visitation of Oxfordshire in 1566. He married (1) probably about 1540, Margaret Vennour, who died about 1549; (2) about 1550, Jane, daughter of Laurence Stoughton, of Stoughton Hall, Surrey, who died about 1552; (3) about 1553, Joan, widow of Hugh Beke, of Reading, and daughter of Henry Polstede, of Albury in Surrey, who died 1561 ; (4) Blanche Burdett, m. at Englefield, Berks, 1562; buried at St. Giles, Reading, 1570; (5) Clemence, widow of Richard Stampe, of Cholsey, and daughter of Roger Harbord, of Sefton, County Hereford.
- Thomas Sambourne had no issue by his last two wives. He died in 1584, and his will, filed 12 Watson P. C. C., dated April 21, 1584, proved 19 June, 1584, is as follows :
- Body to be buried in Church of S. Andrew at Sonning, as near as possible to the body of my father 'Henry Samborne'. To Clemence, my wife, 100 marks &c. To Mary Chandeler. dau. of my brother Edmund, 33s. 8d. To Elizabeth & Margaret Stampe, wife's daughters, gold rings. To Thomas Garnett. eldest son of my daughter Frances, L6, 13s., 4d., to be used towards his education in learning. To Richard Garnett, second son of dau. Frances, one bullock. Residue to Lawrence and Richard Samborne, my sons, and Katherine Samborne, my daughter, joint exrs. Richard Garnett, gent., my son-in-law, and Henry Samborne my son, Supervisors. ....