Lennard, Sampson -1633)
Sampson Lennard was the second son of William Lennard of Knole and Chevening in Kent, second son of John Lennard of Chipstead in Kent, and Anne, daughter and heir of John Perkins, of Richmond in Surrey. Bred a soldier he accompanied Sir Philip Sidney into the Low Countries and was with him when Sidney received his fatal wound at the Battle of Zutphen in 1586. He afterwards worked as an author and translator, mainly of anti papal works under the patronage of Prince Henry, and William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke. He was appointed Rouge Rose Pursuivant Extraordinary in March 1615, and Bluemantle Pursuivant a year later. A number of his heraldic manuscripts are in the Harleian Collection in the British Library, acquired by way of the collection of William Shires, Herald Painter. Of these Harleian Manuscripts 1162; 1163; 1167 and 1180 have his arms on the sides.