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Barnaby Sambourne, Knight

Birthplace: Timsbury House, Somerset, England (United Kingdom)
Death: 1610 (49-50)
Timsbury, Bath and North East Somerset, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of John Sambourne and Bridget Samborne of Timsbury House, Somerset
Husband of Cicely Sambourne and Margaret Sambourne
Father of John Sanborn; Barnaby Sanborn; Thomas Sambourne; William Sambourne; Richard Sambourne and 2 others
Brother of Margaret Standfast; Peter Sambourne; John Sambourne and Toby Sambourne

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About Sir Barnaby Sambourne, of Timsbury House

And yes, Sir Barnabas/Barnaby Sambourne/Sanbourne *was* a good Protestant, as his epitaph indicates:


Here lieth the body of sir Barnaby Samborne, Knight, who lived all his days faithful to his Prince and in loving artection to his country; being a zelous professor of the Trew Religion, and continued constantly in the same : of whose worth & Vertew, much might be spoken. But he resteth from his labours. His good works follow him : who, when he had lived his years, in hapie and peaceful manner, departed this life A. D. 1610. His body being here interred: His soul waiteth for the Resurrection to Glory.

Unto Thy hands I commend my spirit for Thou has redeemed me O Thou Lord of Truth.



The only relics of the ancient church are the tomb of Sir Barnaby Samborne which somehow escaped Puritan zeal, (it now lies in the North transept beside the organ), and some ancient tablets to the Samborne family who, for many generations, were Lords of the manor. Sir Barnaby Samborne was knighted for services to Elizabeth 1; he was her standard bearer, he kept his own body of soldiers at his own expense, and he died aged 50 in 1610.The tomb bears the arms of the Samborne family and the knight lies with his hands raised in an attitude of prayer. The Samborne family took over Timsbury House, an Elizabethan manor, from the St Loe family at the end of the 15th century. It stood at the top of what is now St. Mary’s Close, but was demolished in 1961, only the lodge (in Church Lane) and some of the beautiful estate trees remain. Church registers commence in 1561 and show that the church has been the setting for baptisms, weddings and funerals of innumerable Timsbury people, a tradition which is actively continued today.

(Source: National Archives)

FILE - VARIOUS SOMERSET MANORS deeds - ref. DD\PO/1 - date: 1567-1662

  [from Scope and Content] Inquisition post mortem Lady Margaret Samborne, showing that her husband, Sir Barnaby Samborne, knight, was seised of the manor of Timsbury by a fine dated 1600 of Sir Thomas Throckmorton, knight, versus Barnaby Samborne (then esquire); that he died seised of the property in 1611; that Lady Margaret died in 1626; that Thomas Samborne is their son and heir; and that the manor had been held, at Lady Margaret's death, of Charles Walgrove, esq., as of his manor of Chewton by fealty (The special oath of fidelity given by a tenant that he shall do no harm to the person, reputation, possessions, etc., of his lord.), and was of the yearly value of £15. 15s.; dated 1626
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  • 'Genealogy of the family of Samborne or Sanborn in England and America. 1194-1898 (1899) Vol. 1
  • Pg. 23
  • XXII. JOHN SAMBORNE, born May 31, 1528. Lived at Timsbury, Somt. Married (1) Bridget, daughter of _ Willoughby of Turner's Puddle, Dorset, who was buried at Timsbury, February 14, 1574. (2) Dorothy _, who survived him. All the children of John were by the first marriage. ....
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  • Children of John Samborne, born at Timsbury.
    • ' 1. Barnaby, born June 9, 1560, of whom see after, XXIX
    • 2. Israel, baptised Aug. 9, 1562, of whom see after, XXX
    • 3. Toby, baptised Dec. 9, 1563, of whom see after, XXXI
    • 4. Susan, baptised May 6, 1565, died young.
    • 5. Samuel, baptised Nov. 3, 1566, died unmarried, at Bath, 1614.
    • 6. Mary, baptised Sept. 29, 1567.
    • 7. Peter, baptised Sept. 11, 1569, of whom see after, XXXII
    • 8. Margaret, baptised Setp. 9, 1571.
    • 9. Elizabeth.
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  • 'XXIX. SIR BARNABY SAMBORNE, of Timsbury, Somt., Knight. Born in 1561. Matriculated at Magdalen College, Oxford, in 1577. ....
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  • ' Sir Barnaby Samborne married twice. His first wife was Cicely, daughter of Wm. Bassett, Esq., of Bitton Cheney and Highfield, Co. Glouc., d. abt. 1596, by whom he had:
    • 1. John, born 1588; probably died young.
    • 2. Barnaby, born July 14, 1590, of whom see after XXXIX
  • ' His second wife was Margaret Throgmorton, a daughter of Sir Thomas Throgmorton of Tortworth, Glouc., and aunt of one of the early governors of Virginia. By her he had:
    • 3. Thomas, born 1601, of whom see after, XL
    • 4. William, baptised at Timsbury, May 11, 1604, of whom see after, XLI
    • 5. Richard, baptised at Timsbury, Sept. 30, 1605, of whom see after XLII
    • 6. Bridget, baptised at Timsbury, May 21, 1607, and buried Aug. 7, 1607.
    • 7. John, baptised at Timsbury, Feb. 19, 1608; buried Dec. 4, 1641.
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  • 'History of the town of Hampton, New Hampshire, from its settlement in 1638 to the autumn of 1892 (1893) Vol. 2
  • Pg. 942
  • IX. JOHN SAMBORNE, of Timsbury, patron of living of Timsbury 1560, married dau. of Willoughby, of Turner's Puddle, Dorset. Children: 'Barnaby (12), born 1560', Toby, born 1563, Israel, born 1564 (?); matr. Magd. Col., Ocford, 1577. Samuel, born 1565, Peter, born 1569, John, born 1574; died 1576.
  • 'XII. SIR BARNABY SAMBORNE, of Timsbury, matr. Magd. Col., Oxford, 1577; knighted, 1603; died 1610; buried in Timsbury church. He married, first, Cicely', daughter of William Bassett, of Gloucester. Children: John, born 1588; died young, Barnaby, born 1590; probably died young. 'Married, second, Margaret' daughter of Sir William Throgmorton, of Fortwich, Gloucester. Children: Thomas, born 1601; married Amice Maudley, and was the ancestor of the present Sambornes, of Timsbury, through female descent. William, born 1604; matr. Magd. Col., Oxford, 1624; det. 1625. Richard, born 1605. Bridget, born and died 1607. John, born 1608; died 1641, s. p.
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Sir Barnaby Sambourne, of Timsbury House's Timeline

June 9, 1560
Timsbury House, Somerset, England
September 1588
Timsbury, Bath and North East Somerset, UK
July 1590
Timsbury, Bath and North East Somerset, UK
Timsbury, Somerset, England
Timsbury, Somerset, England