CHAMPERNOWNE FAMILY

Jordan De CAMPO ERNULFI (Seigneur de Maisoncelles)

Born: ABT 1096, Cambernon and Maisoncelles

Died: BEF 1190

Married: Mabel FITZROBERT ABT 1118

Children:

1. Richard De CHAMPERNON (b. 1119 - d. AFT 1199)

2. Jordan De CHAMPERNON

3. Henry De CHAMPERNON


Jordan De CHAMPERNON

Born: ABT 1121, Umberleigh, Devon, England

Died: AFT 1152

Buried: Christchurch Priory

Notes: predeceased his mother. In the Scutage Return of 1166 he was holding the old Cambernon fief in Normandy and 7 knights' fees in the Honour of Gloucester in England, including 2 knights' fees in Umberleia (Umberleigh) and Becintone (High Bickington). In 1189 he confirmed his brother Richard's gifts (Cal. Doc. France, I. no. 563). In 1190 he was lord of 16 knights' fees "in Devon and Cornwall" (Red Book of the Exchequer, p. 607). He was married to Emma de Soligny, named in a IPM of 1302 (CIPM, 4, no. 82) wherein she is called Emma de Sulenny, sister and heiress of Geoffrey de Sulenny (d. 1265/6) and mother of Oliver de Campo Arnulphi. (Although the IPM calls her son Oliver, there is little doubt he is identical with William.)

Father: Jordan De CAMPO ERNULFI (Seigneur de Maisoncelles)

Mother: Mabel FITZROBERT

Married: Mabel De SOLYGNY (b. ABT 1115) (dau. of Philip De Soligny and Hawise De Redvers) ABT 1137, Umberleigh, Devon, England

Children:

1. William De CHAMPERNON

William De CHAMPERNON

Born: ABT 1152, Umberleigh, Devonshire, England

Died: AFT 1230

Father: Jordan De CHAMPERNON

Mother: Mabel De SOLYGNY

Married: Eve De WHITCHURCH (b. ABT 1190) (dau. of Reynold De Whitchurch)

Children:

1. Joan De CHAMPERNON

Joan De CHAMPERNON

Born: ABT 1190, Umberleigh, Devonshire, England

Father: William De CHAMPERNON

Mother: Eve De WHITCHURCH

Married: Ralph De WILLINGTON (b. ABT 1194) (son of Ralph Willington and Olimpia Franc) BEF 1238

Children:

1. Ralph WILLINGTON (m. Juliana Lomene)

Henry De CHAMPERNON

Born: ABT 1145, Clist Champernon, Devonshire, England

Died: AFT 1191

Father: Jordan De CAMPO ERNULFI (Seigneur de Maisoncelles)

Mother: Mabel FITZROBERT

Married: Rohese De TRACY (b. ABT 1149) (dau. of Sir William De Tracy and Dau. De La Pomerai) 1169, Broad Clyst, Devonshire, England

Children:

1. Oliver De CHAMPERNOWNE (Sir Knight) 

2. John De CHAMPERNOWNE (b. ABT 1173)


Oliver De CHAMPERNOWNE (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1171, Clist, Devonshire, England

Died: AFT 1210

Father: Henry De CHAMPERNON

Mother: Rohese De TRACY

Married: Eva ANDEA

Children:

1. Henry De CHAMPERNOWNE (Sir Knight)

2. Elizabeth De CHAMPERNOWNE

3. Dau. CHANPERNOWNE

4. Matilda De CHAMPERNOWNE


Elizabeth De CHAMPERNOWNE

Father: Oliver De CHAMPERNOWNE (Sir Knight) 

Mother: Eva ANDEA

Married: William GILBERT of Compton (son of Geoffrey Gilbert of Compton and Jane Compton)

Children:

1. William GILBERT of Compton


Matilda De CHAMPERNOWNE

Born: ABT 1220, Otterham, Devonshire, England

Died: BEF 1269

Father: Oliver De CHAMPERNOWNE (Sir Knight) 

Mother: Eva ANDEA

Married: William De FERRERS of Beer Ferrers

Children:

1. Joan De FERRERS

Henry De CHAMPERNOWNE (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1208, Clist, Devonshire, English

Died: AFT 1272

Father: Oliver De CHAMPERNOWNE (Sir Knight) 

Mother: Eva ANDEA

Married: Dionisia ENGLISH (dau. of Gilbert English)

Children:

1. William CHAMPERNOWNE (Sir)

2. Richard CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury


William CHAMPERNOWNE (Sir)

Born: ABT 1234, Ilfracombe, Devonshire, England

Died: 1304

Father: Henry De CHAMPERNOWNE (Sir Knight)

Mother: Dionisia ENGLISH

Married 1: Joan ARUNDELL ABT 1265

Children:

1. Henry CHAMPERNOWNE (Sir)

2. Reginald CHAMPERNON (b. ABT 1272 - d. 1333)

3. John CHAMPERNOWNE

Married 2: Joan De FERRERS ABT 1274

Children:

4. Margaret CHAMPERNOWNE

5. Dionisia CHAMPERNOWNE


Margaret CHAMPERNOWNE

Born: ABT 1266 / 1278, Ilfrancombe, Devonshire, England

Died: 7 Jan 1359/60

Father: William CHAMPERNOWNE (Sir)

Mother: Joan De FERRERS

Married: Otho BODRUGAN (Sir Knight) (b. 6 Jan 1277 - d. 10 Oct 1331) (son of Sir Henry Bodrugan and Sibilla Mandeville) ABT 1314, Burford, Shropshire, England

Children:

1. William BODRUGAN (b. ABT 1300) (m. Julian Stoner)

2. Sibilla BODRUGAN (b. ABT 1315 - d. Apr 1349) (m. Richard De Cornwall)

3. Otho De BODRUGAN (b. ABT 1316) (m. Joan St. Aubin)

4. Joan BODRUGAN (b. AFT 1316 - d. AFT 1332) (m. John Walesborough)

Dionisia CHAMPERNOWNE

Born: ABT 1268 / 1276, Ilfracombe, Devon, England

Father: William CHAMPERNOWNE (Sir)

Mother: Joan De FERRERS

Married: William BOTREAUX (b. 1242 - d. 1302)

Children:

1. Margaret BOTREAUX (b. 1294) (m. John Dinham)

2. Joan BOTREAUX (b. ABT 1311) (m. William Bassett)


Henry CHAMPERNOWNE (Sir)

Born: ABT 1274, Clist Champernon, Devonshire, England

Died: ABT 1329/30

Father: William CHAMPERNOWNE (Sir)

Mother: Joan ARUNDELL

Married: Joan BODRUGAN (b. 1279) (dau. of Sir Henry Bodrugan and Sibilla Mandeville) ABT 1298

Children:

1. Joan CHAMPERNOWNE

2. William CHAMPERNOWNE

3. Richard CHAMPERNOWNE

4. Hugh CHAMPERNOWNE (d. 7 Jul 1324)


Joan CHAMPERNOWNE

Born: ABT 1299

Died: AFT 1340

Notes: her husband and her son William were MP. William was Sheriff of Somerset, Dorset & Devon.

Father: Henry CHAMPERNOWNE (Sir)

Mother: Joan BODRUGAN

Married: Nicholas BONVILLE (Sir) (b. 1293 - d. 1354) (son of Nicholas Bonville and Hawise Pyne) ABT 1329, Clist, Champernowne, Devon, England

Children:

1. William BONVILLE (Sir) (b. ABT 1330 - d. 14 Feb 1407/8) (m.1 Margaret Daumarle - m.2 Alice Cheddar)

2. Anne BONVILLE (b. ABT 1332 - d. 11 Feb 1407/8)

3. Isabella BONVILLE (b. ABT 1334) (m. Richard Novant)

4. Alexander BONVILLE (b. ABT 1335) (m. Hawise De La Ford)


William CHAMPERNOWNE

Born: ABT 1314, Clist Champer, Devonshire, England

Died: 20 Mar 1352/1354, Tywardreth

Father: Henry CHAMPERNOWNE (Sir)

Mother: Joan BODRUGAN

Married: Elizabeth CORNWALL (b. ABT 1314) ABT 1331

Children:

1. Elizabeth CHAMPERNOWNE

2. Catherine CHAMPERNOWNE


Elizabeth CHAMPERNOWNE

Buried: 11 May 1398

Father: William CHAMPERNOWNE

Mother: Elizabeth CORNWALL

Married 1: William POLGLAS 23 Mar 1552/3

Children:

1. Margaret POLGLAS (m. William Herle)

Married 2: John SERGEAUX


Catherine CHAMPERNOWNE

Father: William CHAMPERNOWNE

Mother: Elizabeth CORNWALL

Married 1: Ralph CARMINOWE (son of Walter Carminowe and Alice Tynton)

Married 2: Walter WOODLAND


John CHAMPERNOWNE

Born: ABT 1273, Clist, Champernowne, Devon, England

Died: ABT 1335

Notes: a cleric whose church career covered the period from 1309 until his death in 1335.

Father: William CHAMPERNOWNE (Sir)

Mother: Joan ARUNDELL

Asociated with: ?

Children:

1. Oliver CHAMPERNOWNE

Richard CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury

Born: ABT 1236, Modbury, Devonshire, England

Notes: Modbury origins go back to Saxon times though nowadays most of the houses lining the steep main street are 18th or 19th century formerly the homes of prosperous wool merchants. During the reign of King Stephen of ‘nineteen long winters’, a Priory was founded in Modbury for Benedictines but was dissolved in the time of Henry VI. St. George’s Church, Modbury, is rather unusual for the county of Devon in that it has a Medieval spire. It contains mutilated effigies of the Prideaux family in the north transept. Within the south transept are the Champernowne effigies; it was Sir Richard Champernowne whose family resided at Modbury House, living in great splendour till the end of the seventeenth century. The building was castellated in 1334 by royal license, but all was taken down in 1705 except a small portion which consisted of a stable and hay loft. It is said the family kept a very fine band of singers and musicians in the reign of Queen Elizabeth and several of the family were knighted for military services.

Father: Henry De CHAMPERNOWNE (Sir Knight)

Mother: Dionisia ENGLISH

Married: Joan OKESTON (dau. of Sir Alexander Okeston and Jeanne De Valletort) (m.2 Peter De Fissacre)

Children:

1. Richard CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury (Sir)


Richard CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury (Sir)

Born: ABT 1260, Modbury, Devonshire, England

Died: AFT 1272

Father: Richard CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury

Mother: Joan OKESTON

Married: Joan De CORNWALL

Children:

1. Richard CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury (Sir)

2. Oliver CHAMPERNOWNE

Oliver CHAMPERNOWNE

Born: ABT 1300

Died: AFT 1340

Notes: Unlike the Modbury and Ilfracombe branches of the family, the Champernownes of North Tawton are a bit more difficult to place. Vivian(p. 160) calls Oliver the son of John Champernowne and grandson of Sir William Champernowne of Ilfracombe, who died in 1305. However, insofar as Sir William's son John was a cleric, it does not seem likely that he was Oliver's father. The 1422/3 IPM of Oliver's grandson, Otho Champernoun, is quite extensive, and being childless, and an only child himself, names a number of relatives as his heirs. Included among several aunts he names a cousin, Alexander, son of Richard Champernowne. It should be remembered that by this time the Champernownes of Ilfracombe had died out long before in their male issue and only the Modbury family was still flourishing. Oliver could be a younger brother of Sir Richard Champernowne of Modbury. He was already an adult by 1332 and was married to Eglina Valletort, a daughter and co-heiress of Hugh de Valletort of North Tawton. Her sister, Elizabeth, was the wife of Sir Richard Champernowne of Modbury. Whereas Richard was not a name that appeared in the Ilfracombe family, it certainly does so in each generation of the Modbury line. As the brother and brother-in-law of a Richard Champernowne, Oliver also named one of his sons Richard. The 1332 Devonshire Lay Subsidy assigns only property in North Tawton to Oliver Champernowne and this came to him through his marriage, thus there appears to be way to connect him to property he may have received from his father. Eglina Valletort survived her husband, as Sir Richard Stapleton held the advowson of the church of North Tawton of Eglina Champernon in Edward III's time (Pole's Devon:427). She was still living in 1346 (Feudal Aids, 1, p. 422).

Father: Richard CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury (Sir) / John CHAMPERNOWNE

Mother: Joan De CORNWALL / ?

Married: Eglina VALLETORT (b. ABT 1264/1280) (dau. of  Ralph (Edmund) (Hugh) Valletort of Trematon and ?) ABT 1327?

Children:

1. Richard CHAMPERNOWNE

2. Margaret CHAMPERNOWNE

3. Joan CHAMPERNOWNE

4. William CHAMPERNOWNE

5. Otho CHAMPERNOWNE

6. Hugh CHAMPERNOWNE

7. Osmond CHAMPERNOWNE

8. Elizabeth CHAMPERNOWNE


Joan CHAMPERNOWNE

Father: Oliver CHAMPERNOWNE

Mother: Eglina VALLETORT

Married: Richard ATWOOD

William CHAMPERNOWNE

Father: Oliver CHAMPERNOWNE

Mother: Eglina VALLETORT

Married: Dau. CHICHERLEY

Margaret CHAMPERNOWNE

Father: Oliver CHAMPERNOWNE

Mother: Eglina VALLETORT

Married: Thomas STONEHOUSE

Children:

1. Thomas STONEHOUSE


Elizabeth CHAMPERNOWNE

Born: ABT 1356??

Buried: Compton, Devonshire, England

Father: Oliver CHAMPERNOWNE

Mother: Eglina VALLETORT

Married: William GILBERT (b. ABT 1352) (son of Geoffrey Gilbert and ?)

Children:

1. William GILBERT (b. ABT 1394) (m. Isabel Gambon)

Richard CHAMPERNOWNE

Father: Oliver CHAMPERNOWNE

Mother: Eglina VALLETORT

Married: Agnes BRANSCOMBE (dau. of Adam De Branscombe)

Children:

1. Otho CHAMPERNOWNE (Sir Knight)

2. John CHAMPERNOWNE

3. Elizabeth CHAMPERNOWNE


Otho CHAMPERNOWNE (Sir Knight)

Died: 1422

Father: Richard CHAMPERNOWNE

Mother: Agnes BRANSCOMBE

Married: Agnes COURTENAY


Richard CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury (Sir)

Born: ABT 1284, Modbury, Devonshire, England

Died: AFT 1316, Modbury, Devonshire, England

Father: Richard CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury (Sir)

Mother: Joan De CORNWALL

Married: Elizabeth (Joan) VALLETORT (dau. of Ralph (Edmund) (Hugh) Valletort of Trematon and Joan Fitzroy)

Children:

1. Thomas CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury (Sir Knight)

2. Richard CHAMPERNOWNE (b. ABT 1310)

3. John CHAMPERNOWNE (b. ABT 1312)

4. Margaret CHAMPERNOWNE


Thomas CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1314, Modbury, Devonshire, England

Died: AFT 12 Nov 1387, Inceworth, Maker, Cornwall, England

Father: Richard CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury (Sir)

Father: Elizabeth (Joan) VALLETORT

Married: Eleanor ROHART ABT 1344, Dodbrooke, Devonshire, England

Children:

1. Richard CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury (Sir)

2. Cicely CHAMPERNOWNE

3. Henry CHAMPERNOWNE (b. ABT 1349)


Cicely CHAMPERNOWNE

Born: ABT 1347

Father: Thomas CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury (Sir Knight)

Mother: Eleanor ROHART

Married: Simon FLEMING (d. 13 Sep 1370) (son of Baldwin Fleming and Matilda Tenvile) ABT 1354

Children:

1. Margaret FLEMING (m. William Basset)

2. Thomas FLEMING of Slane (b. 1358 - d. 1434) (m.1 Elizabeth Preston - m.2 Catherine Butler)


Richard CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury (Sir)

Born: ABT 1340, Modbury, Devonshire, England

Died: AFT 1394

Father: Thomas CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury (Sir Knight)

Mother: Eleanor ROHART

Married 1: Alice ASHLEY

Children:

1. Alexander CHAMPERNOWNE of Beer Ferrers (Sir Knight)

Married 2: Catherine DAUBENEY

Children:

2. Richard CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury (Sir)

3. John CHAMPERNOWNE

4. Hugh CHAMPERNOWNE

5. Margaret CHAMPERNOWNE


Margaret CHAMPERNOWNE

Born: ABT 1396, Modbury, Devonshire, England

Died: 1434

Notes: some sources says that she was daughter of Alexander Champernowne of Beer Ferrers, and not his half sister.

Father: Richard CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury (Sir)

Father: Catherine DAUBENEY

Married: Robert HILL (Sheriff of Devonshire) (d. 12 May 1444) (son of Sir Robert Hill of Shilston and Isabella Wadham) ABT 1417, Shilston, Devonshire, England

Children:

1. Isabel HILL (m. Ralph Reskymer)

2. Margaret HILL (m. Richard Fortescue of Fallapit)

3. John HILL of Shilston (b. 29 May 1420)

4. Robert HILL of Houndston (b. Apr 1421 - d. 1493) (m. Alice Stourton)

5. William HILL (b. 20 Oct 1422)

6. Elizabeth HILL (b. ABT 1422) (m. Otho Gilbert)

7. Thomas HILL (b. 21 Nov 1423)


Alexander CHAMPERNOWNE of Beer Ferrers (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1356

Died: 30 Jun 1441

Buried: St. Andrew Chuch, Bere Ferrers, Devonshire, England

Father: Richard CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury (Sir)

Mother: Alice ASHLEY

Married: Joan FERRERS

Children:

1. Joan CHAMPERNOWNE

2. Roger CHAMPERNOWNE (b. ABT 1411 - d. 14 Nov 1461)

3. John CHAMPERNOWNE of Beer Ferrers (Sir)


Joan CHAMPERNOWNE

Born: ABT 1386, Beer Ferrers, Devonshire, England

Died: 1419

Notes: some sources says that she was sister of Alexander Champernowne of Beer Ferrers, and not his daughter.

Father: Alexander CHAMPERNOWNE of Beer Ferrers (Sir Knight)

Mother: Joan FERRERS

Married 1: James CHUDLEIGH (Sir Knight) (d. BET 1401/1402) (son of James Chudleigh and Jane Beauchamp) BEF 1401

Married 2: John COURTENAY (Sir) AFT 1402

Children:

1. Humphrey COURTENAY (Sir)

2. Phillip COURTENAY of Powderham and Molland (Sir)


John CHAMPERNOWNE of Beer Ferrers (Sir)

Born: ABT 1413

Died: 3 Apr 1475, Beer Ferrers, Devonshire, England

Buried: St. Andrew's Church, Beer Ferrers, Devonshire, England

Notes: on the estate of his brother Roger in Jun 1465 gives his age as 46. Leaves bequests to the rector, the church and the poor of the parish. Will writed 20 Mar 1474/5. Names wife Elizabeth (apparenty deceased); daughters Blanche and Joan; nephew (cousin) Thomas Champernoun; Sir Robert Wylloughby, knight; William & Richard Dyrlyng; Walter Keynecote, clerk. Also Alexander Champernoun and Martin de Ferrers (deceased, he asks to be buried between their tombs.)

Father: Alexander CHAMPERNOWNE of Beer Ferrers (Sir Knight)

Mother: Joan FERRERS

Married: Elizabeth BIGBERRY (dau. of William Bigberry and Elizabeth Paulet) (m.2 Robert Burton) BEF 1 Jun 1450

Children:

1. Blanche CHAMPERNOWNE

2. Joan CHAMPERNOWNE

Blanche CHAMPERNOWNE

Born: BET 1452/53

Father: John CHAMPERNOWNE of Beer Ferrers (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth BIGBERRY

Married: Robert WILLOUGHBY (1 B. Willoughby of Broke)

Children:

1. Robert WILLOUGHBY (2 B. Willoughby of Broke)

2. Elizabeth WILLOUGHBY

3. John WILLOUGHBY

4. Anthony WILLOUGHBY (Sir)


Joan CHAMPERNOWNE

Born: 25 Dec 1463

Buried: St Catherine, Mount Sinai

Notes: dau. and heir. Had no Children. Will written 10 Jan 1504/5, proved 4 Oct 1505. Names nephew Robert Willoughby son of Robert Willoughby, Lord Brooke; Elizabeth, Duchess of Norfolk (later iedntified as her sister-in-law); niece Lady Denham; nephew Anthony Willoughby, father and mother John and Elizabeth Champernoun decd.; sister Lady Blanche Willoughby decd.; John, Earl of Shrewsbury & Lady Margaret his wife, decd. father and mother of her deceased husband Sir Humfrey and of the Duchess of Norfolk (above); godchildren, servants and others whose relationship is not identified.

Father: John CHAMPERNOWNE of Beer Ferrers (Sir)

Motehr: Elizabeth BIGBERRY

Married: Humphrey TALBOT (Sir Knight)


John CHAMPERNOWNE

Born: ABT 1394

Died: AFT 1435, Insworth, Devonshire, England

Father: Richard CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury (Sir)

Mother: Catherine DAUBENEY

Married: Margaret SPRIGGY (b. 1400) (dau. of John Spriggy)

Children:

1. Richard CHAMPERNOWNE of Insworth


Richard CHAMPERNOWNE of Insworth

Born: ABT 1435, Insworth, Devon, England

Died: 26 May 1468

Father: John CHAMPERNOWNE

Mother: Margaret SPRIGGY

Married: Mary HEMLEY (b. ABT 1437) (dau. of Sir John Hemley) ABT 1460

Children:

1. Margery CHAMPERNOWNE (b. ABT 1461)

2. Elizabeth CHAMPERNOWNE

3. Joan CHAMPERNOWNE

4. Mary CHAMPERNOWNE

5. Margaret CHAMPERNOWNE


Elizabeth CHAMPERNOWNE

Born: 1465, Insworth, Devon, England

Father: Richard CHAMPERNOWNE of Insworth

Mother: Mary HEMLEY

Married: William FORTESCUE

Children:

1. Jane FORTESCUE

2. Henry FORTESCUE

3. Isabel FORTESCUE

4. Elizabeth FORTESCUE

5. William FORTESCUE

6. Richard FORTESCUE


Joan CHAMPERNOWNE

Born: 1466, Insworth, Devon, England

Father: Richard CHAMPERNOWNE of Insworth

Mother: Mary HEMLEY

Married: John TREVELYAN


Mary CHAMPERNOWNE

Born: 1468, Insworth, Devon, England

Father: Richard CHAMPERNOWNE of Insworth

Mother: Mary HEMLEY

Married: Humphrey MONK (son of John Monk and Elizabeth Grant)

Children:

1. Anthony MONCKE (d. 28 Oct 1545) (m. Elizabeth Wood)

2. Robert MONCKE


Margaret CHAMPERNOWNE

Born: ABT 1474, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England

Died: 21 Apr 1529

Father: Richard CHAMPERNOWNE of Insworth

Mother: Mary HEMLEY

Married 1: Nicholas COCKWORTHIE (b. ABT 1472) ABT 1488 , Helvin, Devonshire, England

Children:

1. Avice COCKWORTHY (b. ABT 1504) (m. John Trevelyan)

Married 2: John CARMINOWE (d. 1547)


Richard CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury (Sir)

Died: 1418

Father: Richard CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury (Sir)

Mother: Catherine DAUBENEY

Married: Isabel BONVILLE (b. ABT 1395) (dau. of John Bonville and Elizabeth Fitz Roger) ABT 1415

Children:

1. Hugh CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury


Hugh CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury

Died: BEF 10 Jan 1534

Father: Richard CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury (Sir)

Mother: Isabel BONVILLE

Married: Alice BOIS (dau. of John Bois of Wood)

Children:

1. John CHAMPERNOWNE (b. ABT 1438 - d. 1475)

2. Thomas CHAMPERNOWNE (b. ABT 1440 - d. AFT 1474)

3. William CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury


William CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury

Died: 7 Oct 1464

Father: Hugh CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury

Mother: Alice BOIS

Married: Elizabeth CHIDDERLEIGH (dau. of John Chidderleigh and Alice Moore)

Children:

1. John CHAMPERNOWNE of Dartington (Sir)

2. Joan CHAMPERNOWNE


John CHAMPERNOWNE of Dartington (Sir)

Died: 30 Apr 1503, Ashton Rohart, Oxford

Father: William CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury

Mother: Elizabeth CHIDDERLEIGH

Married: Margaret COURTENAY

Children:

1. Phillip CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury (Sir)

2. Jane CHAMPERNOWNE

3. Catherine CHAMPERNOWNE


Jane CHAMPERNOWNE

Born: ABT 1505, Bere Ferrars, Devonshire, England

Died: 10 Sep 1553

Notes: Protestant wife of the evangelical Henrician courtier, Anthony Denny, noted for her activities in the households of Anne Boleyn and Catherine Parr in the 1530s and 1540s. Sister of Catherine Ashley; when Anne Boleyn became Queen, Anne Herbert (Catherine Parr sister), Joan Guildford and Jane Champernowne became maids of Honour. WInitially sponsored by her uncle, Sir Gawen Carew, her own beauty, her accomplishments, and her conversion to the New Religion all contributed to her success. hen Henry VIII married Anne of Cleves, Lady Denny was appointed as one of her Ladies-in-waiting. Later, Jane became one of Catherine Parrs Ladies-in-waiting. In 1537, the Abbey of Waltham Holy Cross was assessed at a gross annual value of 1079 2s. 1d., and was the richest religious house in Essex. It outlasted every other abbey in the country, and was only formally surrendered on 23 Mar 1540, by its last abbot, Robert Fuller, who retired with a pension of 200 and with several manors and church advowsons. The abbey lands were leased to Sir Anthony Denny, and were subsequently purchased outright by Jane in 1549. Lady Denny was one of the female courtiers that Wriothesley, Gardiner, et al were trying to implicate in their interrogations and torture of Anne Askew. Obviously, both Denny and his wife were deeply intwined with the Reformed religion. In 1547, she retired to Cheshunt but her service to the Crown was not yet over. In May 1548, Princess Elizabeth and her household were sent to stay there with the Dennys and remained until autumn.

Father: John CHAMPERNOWNE of Dartington (Sir)

Mother: Margaret COURTENAY

Married: Anthony DENNY (Sir Knight) 1525, Modbury, Devonshire, England

Children:

1. Honora DENNY

2. Anne DENNY

3. Mary DENNY

4. Arthur DENNY

5. Douglas DENNY

6. Charles DENNY

7. Edmund DENNY

8. Henry DENNY

9. Anthony DENNY

10. Mary DENNY

11. Edward DENNY (Sir Knight)


Catherine CHAMPERNOWNE

Died: 18 Jul 1565

Notes: See her Biography.

Father: John CHAMPERNOWNE of Dartington (Sir)

Mother: Margaret COURTENAY

Married: John ASHLEY (Sir)


Phillip CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury (Sir)

Born: ABT 1479

Died: 2 Aug 1545, Modbury, Devon, England

Father: John CHAMPERNOWNE of Dartington (Sir)

Mother: Margaret COURTENAY

Married: Catherine CAREW ABT 1513

Children:

1. Catherine CHAMPERNOWNE

2. John CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury

3. Arthur CHAMPERNOWNE (Sir Knight)

4. Joan CHAMPERNOWNE

5. Elizabeth CHAMPERNOWNE

6. Frances CHAMPERNOWNE


Joan CHAMPERNOWNE

Born: 1514, Dartington, Devonshire, England

Died: 10 Sep 1553, Van, Montgomery, Wales

Father: Phillip CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury (Sir)

Mother: Catherine CAREW

Married: Robert GAMAGE (son of Sir Thomas Gamage and Margaret St. John)

Children:

1. Margaret GAMAGE (b. 1536) (m. Thomas Lewis)

2. John GAMAGE (m. Gwenilian Verch Thomas)

3. Elizabeth GAMAGE

4. Thomas GAMAGE

5. Joyce GAMAGE

6. Anne GAMAGE

7. Joan GAMAGE


Elizabeth CHAMPERNOWNE

Born: ABT 1521, Bere Ferrers, Devonshire, England

Died: ABT 1574, Bere Ferrers, Devon, England

Father: Phillip CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury (Sir)

Mother: Catherine CAREW

Married: William COLE ( b. ABT 1520 - 23 Apr 1547) (son of Thomas Cole and Joan Hill) ABT 1541, Slade, Devonshire, England

Children:

1. Phillip COLE ( b. ABT 1542) (m. Joan Williams)

Married 2: Son POLLARD


Frances CHAMPERNOWNE

Born: 1522, Modbury, Devonshire, England

Died: 1569

Father: Phillip CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury (Sir)

Mother: Catherine CAREW

Married: Roger BUDOCKSHEDE

Children:

1. John BUDOCKSHEDE (b. 1541)

2. Dorothy BUDOCKSHEDE (b. 1542 - d. 20 Dec 1543)

3. Catherine BUDOCKSHEDE (b. ABT 1544 - d. 26 Oct 1545)

4. Richard BUDOCKSHEDE (b. 1546 - d. 8 Apr 1547)

5. Winifred BUDOCKSHEDE (b. 1548 - d. 1599) (m. Sir William Gorges)

6. Agnes BUDOCKSHEDE (b. ABT 1550) (m. Oliver Hill)

7. Elizabeth BUDOCKSHEDE (b. ABT 1552) (m. John Amadas)

8. Phillip BUDOCKSHEDE (b. ABT 1554 - d. AFT 1569) (m. Margery Smiyth)


Catherine CHAMPERNOWNE

Born: ABT 1519

Died: 1594

Notes: during the reign of Henry VIII, she converted to Protestantism and refused to give up her beliefs when Mary Tudor was queen. She sat with the martyr, Agnes Prest, the night before her execution. She does not, however, seem to have been prosecuted herself. Under Elizabeth Tudor, through the influence of Catherines relative, Kate Astley, Catherines son Walter was introduced to court and made a success of himself there. Catherine continued to live in the West Country, where she kept liveried servants and a waiting woman, but she was in debt when she died. She made her will on 18 Apr 1594. She was buried in Exeter with her second husband.

Father: Phillip CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury (Sir)

Mother: Catherine CAREW

Married 1: Otho GILBERT of Compton Castle (d. 1547)

Children:

1. John GILBERT

2. Humphrey GILBERT (Sir) (See his Biography)

3. Adrian GILBERT

4. Elizabeth GILBERT

Married 2: Walter RALEIGH of Fardell

Children:

5. Margaret RALEIGH

6. Walter RALEIGH (Sir Knight)

7. Carew RALEIGH of Fardell (Sir) (b. 1550 - d. 1625)


Arthur CHAMPERNOWNE (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1524, Dartington, Devon, England

Died: 29 Mar 1578, Dartington, Devon, England

Buried: 1 Apr 1578, Dartington, Devon, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Phillip CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury (Sir)

Mother: Catherine CAREW

Married: Mary NORREYS

Children:

1. Gawen CHAMPERNOWNE (Esq.)

2. Charles CHAMPERNOWNE

3. Elizabeth CHAMPERNOWNE

4. Phillip CHAMPERNOWNE

5. George CHAMPERNOWNE

6. Edward CHAMPERNOWNE (d. 1612)


Elizabeth CHAMPERNOWNE

Born: ABT 1555, Dartington, Devon, England

Died: 6 Sep 1613

Father: Arthur CHAMPERNOWNE (Sir Knight)

Mother: Mary NORREYS

Married: Edward SEYMOUR (1 Bt of Berry Pomeroy MP) 19 Sep 1576, Dartington, Devonshire, England

Children:

1. Mary SEYMOUR

2. Edward SEYMOUR (2 Bt of Berry Pomeroy MP)

3. Elizabeth SEYMOUR

4. Bridget SEYMOUR

5. Richard SEYMOUR

6. Amy (Anna) SEYMOUR

7. John SEYMOUR

8. William SEYMOUR

9. Walter SEYMOUR


Charles CHAMPERNOWNE

Father: Arthur CHAMPERNOWNE (Sir Knight)

Mother: Mary NORREYS

Married: Ellen FORTESCUE


Phillip CHAMPERNOWNE

Born: 1556

Died: 1592

Father: Arthur CHAMPERNOWNE (Sir Knight)

Mother: Mary NORREYS

Married: Edy PENROSE


Gawen CHAMPERNOWNE (Esq.)

Born: 1555, Dartington, Devonshire, England

Died: BEF 3 Apr 1592

Father: Arthur CHAMPERNOWNE (Sir Knight)

Mother: Mary NORREYS

Married: Roberda MONTGOMERY (dau. of Gabriel, Count of Montgomery)

Children:

1. Arthur CHAMPERNOWNE (Esq.)


Arthur CHAMPERNOWNE (Esq.)

Born: 1578

Died: 1650

Father: Gawen CHAMPERNOWNE (Esq.)

Mother: Roberda MONTGOMERY

Married: Bridget FULFORD (dau. of Thomas Fulford and Ursula Bamfield) 17 Jun 1598

Children:

1. Henry CHAMPERNOWNE (chr. 15 Apr 1600 - Died: 1656) (m. Dorothy Trenchard)

2. Ursula CHAMPERNOWNE (b. ABT 1602) (m. Garrard Sames)

3. Amias CHAMPERNOWNE (b. 1605 - d. 1661) (m. Alice Addington)

4. Arthur CHAMPERNOWNE (b. 27 Mar 1609)

5. Francis CHAMPERNOWNE (Capt.) (b. ABT 1610 - d. BEF 28 Dec 1687) (m. Mary Cutts)

6. Edward CHAMPERNOWNE (m. Elizabeth Shapleigh)

7. Bridget CHAMPERNOWNE (m. Thomas Fulford)

8. Dorothy CHAMPERNOWNE (m. John Addington)

9. Gawen CHAMPERNOWNE (d. AFT 1656)

10. Catherine CHAMPERNOWNE (d. 24 Mar 1642/3) (m. John Fownes)

11. Roberta CHAMPERNOWNE

12. Anne CHAMPERNOWNE (b. 6 Apr 1617)

13. Phillipa CHAMPERNOWNE (b. ABT 1622) (m. William Brooking)


John CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury

Died: BEF 1547

Father: Phillip CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury (Sir)

Mother: Catherine CAREW

Married: Catherine BLOUNT ABT 1537, Newport, Devonshire, England

Children:

1. Henry CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury


Henry CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury

Born: 1538, Modbury, Devonshire, England

Died: 1570, Rochelle

Father: John CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury

Mother: Catherine BLOUNT

Married: Catherine EDGECUMBE (dau. of Sir Richard Edgecumbe and Winifred Essex) ABT 1557

Children:

1. Richard CHAMPERNOWNE (Sir)

2. Elizabeth CHAMPERNOWNE

3. Arthur CHAMPERNOWNE (Sir)

4. Mary CHAMPERNOWNE

5. Margaret CHAMPERNOWNE

6. Bridget CHAMPERNOWNE


Richard CHAMPERNOWNE (Sir)

Born: ABT 1558, Modbury, Devonshire, England

Died: 28 Jun 1622

Father: Henry CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury

Mother: Catherine EDGECUMBE

Married: Elizabeth POPHAM (b. 1555 - d. ABT 20 Dec 1637) (dau. of Sir John Popham and Amy Games)


Elizabeth CHAMPERNOWNE

Born: ABT 1558, Modbury, Devonshire, England

Died: 14 Jun 1617

Father: Henry CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury

Mother: Catherine EDGECUMBE

Married: Thomas AMEREDITH of Slapton (chr. 4 Dec 1554) (son of Edward Ameredith and Elizabeth Fortescue)

Children:

1. Edward AMEREDITH (m. Margaret Marler)

2. Judith AMEREDITH (m. John Godolphin)

3. Elizabeth AMEREDITH (b. ABT 1603) (m. Bennet Hunt of Chudley)


Mary CHAMPERNOWNE

Born: ABT 1562, Modbury, Devonshire, England

Died: 3 Feb 1611/2

Father: Henry CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury

Mother: Catherine EDGECUMBE

Married: Edmund FORTESCUE (Sheriff)

Children:

1. Honora FORTESCUE

2. Elizabeth FORTESCUE

3. John FORTESCUE

4. Francis FORTESCUE

5. Nicholas FORTESCUE


Margaret CHAMPERNOWNE

Born: ABT 1566, Modbury, Devonshire, England

Father: Henry CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury

Mother: Catherine EDGECUMBE

Married: Nicholas SLANNING


Bridget CHAMPERNOWNE

Born: ABT 1568, Modbury, Devonshire, England

Father: Henry CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury

Mother: Catherine EDGECUMBE

Married: Thomas HEALE (son of Thomas Heale and Julian Smythe)

Children:

1. Dousabell HEALE (m.1 Reskimer Courtenay - m.2 Samuel Cosworth)

Married 2: John COSWORTH of Little Colan 1626


Arthur CHAMPERNOWNE (Sir)

Born: ABT 1560, Modbury, Devonshire, England

Died: 1599

Father: Henry CHAMPERNOWNE of Modbury

Mother: Catherine EDGECUMBE

Married: Anna CREWKERNE (dau. of John Crewkerne) (w. of Henry Drake)

Children:

1. Arthur CHAMPERNOWNE (b. 1587)

2. Elizabeth CHAMPERNOWNE

3. Phillip CHAMPERNOWNE

4. Margaret CHAMPERNOWNE (b. ABT 1593 - d. 10 Apr 1596)

5. Bridget CHAMPERNOWNE

6. Henry CHAMPERNOWNE

7. Mary CHAMPERNOWNE (b. ABT 1599 - d. 30 Jun 1639)

8. Anne CHAMPERNOWNE (d. 1680)


Elizabeth CHAMPERNOWNE

Born: ABT 1589, Modbury, Devonshire, England

Died: AFT 1647

Father: Arthur CHAMPERNOWNE (Sir)

Mother: Anna CREWKERNE

Married: John CROKER (son of Hugh Crocker and Agnes Bonville) 11 Aug 1613


Phillip CHAMPERNOWNE

Born: ABT 1590, Modbury, Devonshire, England

Died: 30 Jul 1670

Father: Arthur CHAMPERNOWNE (Sir)

Mother: Anna CREWKERNE

Married: Margaret HELE 4 Nov 1646

Children:

1. Phillip CHAMPERNOWNE

2. Warwick CHAMPERNOWNE

3. Henry CHAMPERNOWNE

4. Margaret CHAMPERNOWNE

5. Walter CHAMPERNOWNE

6. Honor CHAMPERNOWNE

7. Mary CHAMPERNOWNE


Bridget CHAMPERNOWNE

Born: 1595, Modbury, Devonshire, England

Died: 15 Apr 1650

Father: Arthur CHAMPERNOWNE (Sir)

Mother: Anna CREWKERNE

Married: John TREFFERY (b. 1594 - d. 24 Sep 1658) (son of William Treffery and Ursula Tremayne) 17 Oct 1619


Henry CHAMPERNOWNE

Born: ABT 1597, Modbury, Devonshire, England

Died: 1649

Father: Arthur CHAMPERNOWNE (Sir)

Mother: Anna CREWKERNE

Married 1: Winifred CHAMPERNOWNE ABT 1620

Children:

1. Alexander CHAMPERNOWNE

Married 2: Margaret CHAMPERNOWNE ABT 1640

Children:

2. Phillip CHAMPERNOWNE

Henry CHAMPERNOWNE

Married: Mary COPE (dau. of Sir Anthony Cope and Frances Lytton)



William CHAMPERNOWNE (Esq.)

Born: 1390, Bere Ferrers, Devon, England

Notes: Some sources says he was son of Alexander Champernowne and Joan Ferrers.

Married 1: Catherine GRANE (b. 1390) (dau. of Ralph Grane and Catherine De La Crosse) 1414, Crosse, Hampshire, England

Children:

1. Margery CHAMPERNOWNE

Married 2: Margaret HUTCHINSON (b. 1406) (dau. of John Hutchinson and Edith Woulbie) ABT 1429, Cowlam, East Riding, Yorkshire, England


Margery CHAMPERNOWNE

Born: ABT 1435, Buckland, Barron, Devonshire, England

Father: William CHAMPERNOWNE (Esq.)

Mother: Catherine GRANE

Married: William FOLKROY

Children:

1. William FULKERAM (m. Jane Asheldon)


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