Will Extract
Reference NA1199
Family Name GIDEON
Forenames Samson
Probate Date 1763 (3 Feb)
Address Lincoln's Inn Fields.
Occupation Esquire
Spouse Jane Gideon
Siblings Bathsheba Gideon and Rachel De Paiba, widow.
Children Only son, Sir Samson Gideon, Baronet. Daughters, Elizabeth, Lady Gage and Susanna Gideon
Other Relatives Niece, Sarah De Paiba the wife of Doctor Dola Cour?
Bequests John Earl of Ashburnham, Granville Earl Gower, William Earl of Bosborough in the Kingdom of Ireland. Beston Long, Merchant and Robert Cliffe, Banker. William, Lord Gage and William Dike of Devonshire? John Wilkenson of Pinchbeck, Lincoln, Simon Pollard, the testators steward, James Cawthorn? Schoolmaster of Tunbridge, Francis Gosling, Alderman of London, Robert Gosling, Banker of London, Thomas Moon?
Executors, Administrators Jane Gideon, Francis Gosling, Beston Long
Witnesses Robert and S. Harpor.
Notes English financier; born in London 1699; died 1762. He was a son of Rowland Gideon (died 1720), a West-Indian merchant, who changed his name from the Portuguese "Abudiente" on settling in England, and became a freeman of the city of London and a member of the Paper-Stainers' Company Feb. 17, 1697. Samson Gideon began business in 1720 with a capital of 1,500, which increased so rapidly that in 1729 he was admitted a sworn broker with a capital of 25,000, invested chiefly in landed estates. His fortune continued to increase so that in 1740 he had become "the great oracle and leader of Jonathan's Coffee House in Exchange Alley." (Jewish Encyclopedia on line). Sampson Gideon (1699, London - 1762) was a Jewish-British banker in the City of London. He was a trusted "adviser of the Government," and supporter the Jew Bill of 1753. His son, educated at Eton, was created Sampson Eardley, 1st Baron Eardley. He was also the father of Elizabeth Gideon, the wife of William Gage, 2nd Viscount Gage (Wikipedia 2011). Portuguese Synagogue (requests to be buried at Mile End, but if this is refused then to be buried at Spalding, Lincoln).
NA Cat Ref Prob 11/884