I suspect that we have looked at the same books---Boddie's 17th Century Isle of Wight County, Virginia, and the abstracts of the deeds and wills of that county.I should tell you that I am not a Sampson descendant, but was looking at their records to try to figure out why my ancestor, Peter Deberry, was living in the house of James Sampson (Jr.) when he made his will in 1712. Peter Deberry owned land in Surry Co, as well as 100 acres in Isle of Wight, which his first wife, Mary Brantly, had been left by the 1688 will of her father, Edward Brantly. After looking at the records, I have come to the tentative conclusion that Peter Deberry's widow Elizabeth (his second wife and not the mother of his children) was a daughter of James (Sr) and Elizabeth Barcroft Sampson.Elizabeth Deberry was, therefore, a sister of the James Sampson at whose house Peter Deberry died, if my deductions are correct.I stress that this is my own conclusion.In any case, it doesn't mess up anybody's lineage chart because Peter and Elizabeth Deberry didn't have any children that I have been able to find.
Another possibility is that the wife of James Sampson, Jr., (I think her name was Mary) was a daughter of Peter and Mary Brantly Deberry, but I think Peter would have named her in his will if that were so.He named two married daughters and one son, and left land, as well as personal property, to all 3 children.A third possibility is that Peter Deberry's second wife was Elizabeth Sampson, daughter of James Sampson, JR, but she would have been MUCH younger than he.Do you know who that Elizabeth married?
The children of James and Elizabeth Barcroft Sampson (from Boddie and other sources):
1.James Sampson, Jr., your ancestor, about whom you undoubtedly know more than I. James and Mary Sampson were witnesses to the will of Peter Deberry.
2.Margaret Sampson married Nicholas Wilson, who died in 1696 in I of W.Their son James Wilson was the first husband of Honor Goodrich, d/o Capt. John Goodrich. Boddie says that Margaret and Nicholas Wilson also had a daughter named Anne Wilson and a son named Sampson Wilson.
3. Elizabeth Sampson is said to have been the Widow Brown, with a son named John Brown, when she married Thomas Clark, who died ca 1700.Their children were Thomas Clark, Jr., Sampson Clark, and Grace Clark, who married Robert Reynolds, Jr., of Surry. I think Elizabeth Sampson Brown Clark married third, Peter Deberry, as I said above.
4.Possibly Jane Sampson, who married a Smith.Her will (I of W Will and Deed Book 2, page 507) made in 1710 names her children William, John, and Sarah Smith, and her sister Elizabeth Deberry and her husband Peter Deberry, as well as some other relatives.Peter Deberry was one of the Executors.As far as I know, I am the first person to raise this possibility, and would appreciate comment from other researchers.
Could you post all of the children of James Sampson, Jr, and their spouses?The only one I have is daughter Ann (was it Mary Ann?) who married your Nicholas Derring.
Also, do you know whether Lt. George and Jane Barcroft Moore had any sons?I have only been able to find the following daughters:
1.Magdalen Moore m. Thomas Carter.
2.Eleanor Moore m. Richard Piland.
3.Ann Moore m. Thomas White.
4.(female) Moore m. (male) Williams and had sons Samuel and John Williams.