Samuel Amory was one of the founding partners of the law firm of Travers Smith.
Amory qualified as a lawyer in London in 1810, and went into partnership with John Coles, which lasted until 1839 when John became ill, and he was paid out his capital in installments. A short partnership with Isaac Sewell and Samuel Moores lasted only for 11 years.
Samuel and Ann had two children, John (born 1829) and Ann (born 18xx). John, who took the surname Heathcote-Amory, became a very eminent landowner in Somerset and the owner of a rather splendid estate known as Knighthayes. He was later knighted.
Ann married John Travers, a member of the most famous produce family in the City of London, which remained a client of her father's legal practice for over 50 years. Following marriage into the Smith family, Joseph Travers Smith joined Amory's practice in 1851, later becoming the senior partner and giving his name to the firm, which is still practicing today.
Samuel Amory retired in 1857.