Samuel French's immediate neighbors in , are 5 individuals in 2 households.
Samuel Gibbs French (November 22, 1818 – April 20, 1910) was an officer in the , wealthy , author, and a in the during the . He commanded a in the in the .
Like Taylor, French kept a diary that he published in book form late in life. “.” He dedicated it to his wife and children, and to the Confederate soldiers “who battled with the invading foe to protect our homes and maintain the cause for which Oliver Cromwell and George Washington fought.” French was married twice: to Eliza Matilda Roberts of Mississippi. They had two children, Matilda French, and a boy who died in childbirth with his mother. in January 1865 he married Mary F. Abercrombie of Alabama. They had 3 children: Samuel Gibbs French, Jr., Ada Mary French and Robert Abercrombie French.
In 1830 George IV died and his younger brother William became King; Stephenson's Rocket had just been completed and the first passenger-carrying train was being "dragged by a locomotive"; the young Charles Dickens became a shorthand writer in Doctors' Commons; and in the theatre history had just been made with Black Eye'd Susan which had run for 150 performances at the Surrey Theatre. In this year too the forerunner to the firm which was to become Samuel French Ltd was founded in London.
The new edition of The GUIDE gives details of all the plays handled by Samuel French Ltd, London, available for amateur performance in the British Isles