- The whole surviving Jewish community was immediately thereafter expelled from the town by order of Abbot Samson.
- A hospital at Babwell, and a free school for poor scholars, were also the gifts of Abbot Samson to the townspeople.
- Davis's first substantial scholarly work, his edition of " The Kalendar of Abbot Samson " ( see list of works below ), was suggested to him by Galbraith.
- His idealised vision of the past is based on the chronicle of the English monk Jocelyn de Brakelond ( died 1211 ), who described the life of the abbot Samson of Tottington and his monks of Bury St . Edmund s monastery.
- Thomas Carlyle's'book " Past and Present ", which contrasted medieval and modern culture, used Tomlin's edition of Jocelyn as its principal source, making a hero of Abbot Samson, one of the main figures in Jocelyn's narrative.