John Sampson, Catherine Sampson, and John Sampson blue plaque in Penzance
John and Catherine Sampson lived near this site in 1840. Their son John Sampson and his wife Mary emigrated to Australia in 1854. Great-grandson and grandson Robert Menzies was Prime Minister of Australia from 1939-1941 and 1949-1966.
Catherine Sampson is a British writer of crime/thriller fiction. Her first four novels were published by Pan Macmillan. She has also worked as a foreign correspondent for The Times and other publications.