Sir William Champernon

Male Bef 1248 - 1305  (~ 57 years)

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  • Name William Champernon 
    Title Sir 
    Born Bef 1248  Ilfracombe, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 1305  Tywardreath, St Austell, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I51192  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2019 

    Father Henry Champernon,   b. 1225, Barnstaple, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Jul 1281  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Dionysia English,   b. ~1230, Stockleigh English, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1284  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Married Y  [2
    Family ID F19077  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joan LNU,   b. ~1254,   d. Aft Nov 1309  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married Y  [1, 2
     1. Margaret Champernon,   b. ~1290, Barnstaple, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1360  (Age ~ 69 years)
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F19076  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • William Champernon
      Born before 1248 in Ilfracombe, Devon, England
      Ancestors ancestors
      Son of Henry (Champernon) de Champernon and Dionysia (English) de Champernon
      Brother of Richard Champernon
      Husband of Joan (Unknown) Champernon married [date unknown] [location unknown]
      Descendants descendants
      Father of Henry Champernon, Reginald Champernon, Dionesia Champernon, John Champernon and Margaret Champernon
      Died 1305 in Tywardreath,St Austell,Cornwall,England
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      This is a 1999 research summary by Ronny Bodine from this archive:

      Sir WILLIAM de CHAMPERNOUN. As the son of Henry, see De Banco Plea Rolls, Trinity 17 Edw. 3, m. 42. Died before 21 Feb 1305 seized of Tywardraith and Trevelowen, co. Cornwall and Ilfracombe, Colrigg, and the hamlets of Heved and Clist, Devonshire (CIPM, 4: no. 312). On 16 Feb 1269/70, William de Chaumbernun was claimant to 1 messauge, 20 acres in Cowick, in St. Thomas (Devon Feet of Fines, no. 714). In July 1279, as a knight, he witnessed an oath to settle a dispute between the abbot and convent of Glastonbury and the prior and convent of Launceston (The Cartulary of Launceston Priory, p. 167). On 15 May 1287 he had letters going overseas (Cal. Patent Rolls 1281-92, p. 269). In 1294, as a knight, he was summoned to proceed to Wales and suppress a rising under a Welsh chieftain named Madog (RTDA, 71: 289-291). Knight of the Shire of Cornwall, Nov 1295 (Parliaments, p. 4; summoned to serve against the Scots 1296 and 1301 (Knights of Edward I, 1: 192); knight of the Shire of Devon, May 1298 (Parliaments, p. 8).

      He was married to Joan. In March 1308/9, as Dame Joan de Champernoun, relict of Sir William, she presented to the church of Jacobstowe, co. Cornwall, doing so again in Nov 1309 when she presented John de Campo Arnulphi, a subdeacon and presumably her son, as the new rector (Stapledon, p. 224)


      Sir Henry de Campo Arnulphi, m. Joan Bodrigan.
      John de Campo Arnulphi (priest).
      Reginald de Campo Arnulphi (priest).
      William de Campo Arnulphi (priest).

      Note: Vivian (p. 160) names John, Reginald and Henry [but not William] as sons of Sir Henry de Campo Arnulphi and his wife Dionisia, although this writer believes he misidentified another John with the priest of the same name. In addition, Vivian named two daughters, Dionisia, wife of Sir William Bottreaux and Margaret, wife of Otho Bodrigan. Sir William Bottreaux, of Worthevale, Penhale, Crackhampton and Botylet, co. Cornwall was born in 1242 and died 1302 (Trigg, 1: 634). Pole (Devon, p. 427) reports he held Cadbury and Stockleigh-English in free-marriage with Dionisia, but the evidence for this has not been found. In fact, Stockleigh-English was held by William Champernoun (viz. no. 10) who presented there in May 1344. The Complete Peerage (2: 199) indeed reports Sir Otho Bodrigan (1290-1331) had a wife named Margaret, but does not venture to identify her family name. Trigg (1: 499, 550) states Sir Otho joined the Earl of Lancaster and fought at the battle of Boroughbridge in 1322. Margaret survived her husband and presented to Marny's Prebend in Apr 1349 in right of her dower. After her death the manor and advowson devolved upon her son, William de Bodrigan, who presented in June 1351.


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  • Sources 
    1. [S12628] "Elizabeth (Beauchamp) Fortescue (bef. 1349 - aft. 1410)", Biography, Ancestors & Descendants,

    2. [S12631] "William Champernon (bef. 1248 - 1305)", Biography, Ancestors & Descendants,