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John Bigbury

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John Bigbury

    John married . Unknown [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 2. Rose Bigbury  Descendancy chart to this point


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Rose Bigbury Descendancy chart to this point (1.John1)

    Rose married Henry fitz Alan. Henry (son of Alan fitz Roland and Matilda de Goldingham) was born in in of Aston Rohant, Oxfordshire, England; died in 1318. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 3. Roger Rohaut  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Aston Rohant, Oxfordshire, England; died after 1340.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Roger Rohaut Descendancy chart to this point (2.Rose2, 1.John1) was born in in of Aston Rohant, Oxfordshire, England; died after 1340.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Kimcote, Leicestershire, England

    Notes:

    Or Rohant.

    Roger married Eleanor Lovel before 1327. Eleanor (daughter of Richard Lovel and Muriel Soules) died after 1360. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 4. Eleanor Rohaut  Descendancy chart to this point died before Apr 1369.


Generation: 4

  1. 4.  Eleanor Rohaut Descendancy chart to this point (3.Roger3, 2.Rose2, 1.John1) died before Apr 1369.

    Notes:

    Or Rohant, Rohart.

    Eleanor married Thomas Champernoun. Thomas (son of Richard Champernoun and Lucia le Bret) was born about 1317 in of Modbury, Devon, England; died after 1384. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 5. Richard Champernoun  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 29 Jun 1344 in Suddon, Somerset, England; died on 20 Jan 1419.


Generation: 5

  1. 5.  Richard Champernoun Descendancy chart to this point (4.Eleanor4, 3.Roger3, 2.Rose2, 1.John1) was born on 29 Jun 1344 in Suddon, Somerset, England; died on 20 Jan 1419.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: Wincanton, Somerset, England
    • Alternate birth: of Modbury, Devon, England
    • Alternate death: Aft 26 Feb 1419

    Notes:

    "On the Sunday following his baptism, his great-grandfather and godfather, Sir Richard Lovel, held a feast at la Mersh, by Wyncaulton for all who attended to bear witness to this event. He was a knight by 27 May 1379 and served as Sheriff of Devonshire 1368-69, 1381-82, and 1387-88." [The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, citation details below]

    Richard Champernoun was the direct ancestor of several well-known adventurer-explorers.

    Ancestor of Sir Walter Ralegh:

    Richard Champernoun (d. 1419) = Alice Astley
    Joan Champernoun (d. 1419) = John Courtenay (d. <1406)
    Philip Courtenay (1404-1476) = Elizabeth Hungerford (d. 1476)
    Philip Courtenay (1430-1489) = Elizabeth Wonwell (1432-1482)
    Margaret Courtenay (d. 1527) = John Champernowne (1458-1503)
    Philip Champernowne (d. 1545) = Catherine Carew (d. 1546)
    Katherine Champernowne (d. 1594) = Walter Ralegh (1505-1581)
    Sir Walter Ralegh (1554-1618)

    And of Sir Humphrey Gilbert, a man loathsome even by the standards of imperialist chancers:

    Richard Champernoun (d. 1419) = Alice Astley
    Joan Champernoun (d. 1419) = John Courtenay (d. <1406)
    Philip Courtenay (1404-1476) = Elizabeth Hungerford (d. 1476)
    Philip Courtenay (1430-1489) = Elizabeth Wonwell (1432-1482)
    Margaret Courtenay (d. 1527) = John Champernowne (1458-1503)
    Philip Champernowne (d. 1545) = Catherine Carew (d. 1546)
    Katherine Champernowne (d. 1594) = Otho Gilbert (d. 1547)
    Sir Humphrey Gilbert (1537-1583)

    And ancestor of Francis Champernowne and his father Arthur Champernowne, both of whom were associates of Sir Ferdinando Gorges in his early efforts to settle and develop the coasts of what are now Massachusetts and Maine. Gorges was married to Mary Fulford, sister of Arthur Champernowne's wife Bridget Fulford. Francis settled permanently in Massachusetts in 1637.

    Richard Champernoun (d. 1419) = Alice Astley
    Joan Champernoun (d. 1419) = John Courtenay (d. <1406)
    Philip Courtenay (1404-1476) = Elizabeth Hungerford (d. 1476)
    Philip Courtenay (1430-1489) = Elizabeth Wonwell (1432-1482)
    Margaret Courtenay (d. 1527) = John Champernowne (1458-1503)
    Philip Champernowne (d. 1545) = Catherine Carew (d. 1546)
    Arthur Champernowne (1524-1578) = Mary Norreys (d. 1570)
    Gawen Champernowne (1554-1591) = Roberta d'Orge
    Arthur Champernowne (1580-1650) = Bridget Fulford
    Francis Champernowne (1614-1687)

    It's notable that the Champernoun family was rich, and rich for a long time. In the direct male line, the earliest known individual, Jordan de Cambernon (d. >1172), married a granddaughter of Henry I. His 3XG-grandson Richard de Champernoun married a granddaughter of King John. So why did Arthur Champernowne and his son Francis involve themselves in the risky, high-stakes business of financing fishing colonies in Newfoundland and on the coast of Maine? The answer is, because their line of Champernowns had lost all their money.

    Arthur's maternal grandfather, remarkably, was Gabriel d'Orge, count of Montgomery, who at a joust in 1559 accidentally killed Henri II, king of France. Despite the dying king's forgiveness, so traumatized was the count by this -- and so immediate and complete was his exclusion from French courtly society -- that in due course he converted to Protestantism and became a leader of the Huguenots. He was one of the few Huguenots to escape the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre, from which he fled to England. The queen mother, Catherine de Medici, demanded his extradition, which Elizabeth I refused. In 1573, d'Orge raised a fleet in an unsuccessful attempt to relieve the siege of La Rochelle. The next year, he tried to raise an insurrection in Normandy but was captured and executed. Just before his execution he was told that all his property and that of his children would be confiscated and all their titles stripped.

    (All of which sounds remarkably like a Dumas novel, and in fact a novel about Gabriel, The Two Dianas (1846-47) was published with Dumas' name on it, albeit mostly or entirely written by his friend and collaborator Paul Meurice.)

    The count's daughter Roberta had married the Devon squire Gawen Champernowne, father of Arthur, and Gawen had become a close ally of the count. Now their branch of the family was substantially penniless. It's little wonder that Arthur and Francis looked to the potential riches of the New World, despite the risks involved.

    Richard married Alice Astley about 25 Apr 1369. Alice (daughter of Thomas de Astley and Elizabeth de Beauchamp) died before 1394. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 6. Joan Champernoun  Descendancy chart to this point died in 1419.
    2. 7. Alexander Champernoun  Descendancy chart to this point was born between 1372 and 1382 in of Bere Ferrers, Tavistock, Devon, England; died on 30 Jun 1441; was buried in St. Andrew's, Bere Ferrers, Devon, England.

    Richard married Katherine Daubeney before 13 Aug 1394. Katherine (daughter of Giles Daubeney and Eleanor de Wilington) was born in in of South Ingleby, Lincolnshire, England; died before 1419; was buried in Dodbrooke, Devon, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 8. John Champernoun  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Inceworth in Maker, Cornwall, England; died on 2 Jun 1449.
    2. 9. Richard Champernoun  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Modbury, Devon, England; died on 20 Jan 1420.


Generation: 6

  1. 6.  Joan Champernoun Descendancy chart to this point (5.Richard5, 4.Eleanor4, 3.Roger3, 2.Rose2, 1.John1) died in 1419.

    Joan married John Courtenay about 1403. John (son of Philip Courtenay and Anne Wake) was born in in of Powderham, Exminster, Devon, England; died before 1415. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 10. Philip Courtenay  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 18 Jan 1404 in Ashton, Devon, England; died on 16 Dec 1463.

  2. 7.  Alexander Champernoun Descendancy chart to this point (5.Richard5, 4.Eleanor4, 3.Roger3, 2.Rose2, 1.John1) was born between 1372 and 1382 in of Bere Ferrers, Tavistock, Devon, England; died on 30 Jun 1441; was buried in St. Andrew's, Bere Ferrers, Devon, England.

    Alexander married Joan Ferrers. (daughter of Martin Ferrers) [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 11. John Champernoun  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1420 in of Bere Ferrers, Tavistock, Devon, England; died on 3 Apr 1475.

  3. 8.  John Champernoun Descendancy chart to this point (5.Richard5, 4.Eleanor4, 3.Roger3, 2.Rose2, 1.John1) was born in in of Inceworth in Maker, Cornwall, England; died on 2 Jun 1449.

    John married Margaret Hamley. Margaret (daughter of Arthur Hamley and Isabel) was born in 1409 in of Halwyn in St. Issey, Cornwall, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 12. Richard Champernoun  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 6 Jan 1435 in of Inceworth in Maker, Cornwall, England; died on 26 May 1468.

  4. 9.  Richard Champernoun Descendancy chart to this point (5.Richard5, 4.Eleanor4, 3.Roger3, 2.Rose2, 1.John1) was born in in of Modbury, Devon, England; died on 20 Jan 1420.

    Richard married Isabel Bonville. (daughter of John Bonville and Elizabeth Fitz Roger) [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 13. Hugh Champernoun  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 24 Nov 1417 in of Modbury, Devon, England; died between 8 Oct 1443 and 10 Jan 1444.


Generation: 7

  1. 10.  Philip Courtenay Descendancy chart to this point (6.Joan6, 5.Richard5, 4.Eleanor4, 3.Roger3, 2.Rose2, 1.John1) was born on 18 Jan 1404 in Ashton, Devon, England; died on 16 Dec 1463.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Powderham, Exminster, Devon, England
    • Alternate death: 14 Dec 1476

    Notes:

    Knight of the shire for Devon, 1455-56.

    Philip married Elizabeth Hungerford about 1426. Elizabeth (daughter of Walter Hungerford, Speaker of the House of Commons and Catherine Peverell) died on 14 Dec 1476. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 14. Philip Courtenay  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Molland, Devon, England; died on 7 Dec 1489.
    2. 15. Elizabeth Courtenay  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in Exeter, Devon, England; died on 1 Sep 1493; was buried in Dunster, Somerset, England.

  2. 11.  John Champernoun Descendancy chart to this point (7.Alexander6, 5.Richard5, 4.Eleanor4, 3.Roger3, 2.Rose2, 1.John1) was born about 1420 in of Bere Ferrers, Tavistock, Devon, England; died on 3 Apr 1475.

    John married Elizabeth Bikebery before 4 Aug 1452. Elizabeth (daughter of William Bikebery and Elizabeth Paulet) was born about 1426; died after 8 Jun 1469. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 16. Blanche Champernoun  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1453; died before Dec 1480.

  3. 12.  Richard Champernoun Descendancy chart to this point (8.John6, 5.Richard5, 4.Eleanor4, 3.Roger3, 2.Rose2, 1.John1) was born on 6 Jan 1435 in of Inceworth in Maker, Cornwall, England; died on 26 May 1468.

    Richard married Elizabeth Reynell. Elizabeth (daughter of Walter Reynell and Joan Walrond) was born in in of Malston, Sherford, Devon, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 17. Elizabeth Champernowne  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1465 in of Inceworth in Maker, Cornwall, England; died before 1518.

  4. 13.  Hugh Champernoun Descendancy chart to this point (9.Richard6, 5.Richard5, 4.Eleanor4, 3.Roger3, 2.Rose2, 1.John1) was born on 24 Nov 1417 in of Modbury, Devon, England; died between 8 Oct 1443 and 10 Jan 1444.

    Notes:

    Burgess (M.P.) for Barnstaple, Devon.

    Hugh married Alice Bois. (daughter of John Bois) [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 18. William Champernoun  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1438 in of Modbury, Devon, England; died on 7 Oct 1464.


Generation: 8

  1. 14.  Philip Courtenay Descendancy chart to this point (10.Philip7, 6.Joan6, 5.Richard5, 4.Eleanor4, 3.Roger3, 2.Rose2, 1.John1) was born in in of Molland, Devon, England; died on 7 Dec 1489.

    Notes:

    Knight of the shire for Devon at least four times in the 1470s and 1480s.

    Sheriff of Devon, 1470-1. Knight of the Body to Richard III, 1484-85.

    Philip married Elizabeth Wonwell about 1459. Elizabeth (daughter of John Wonwell and Jane) was born in 1432; died on 31 Jul 1482. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 19. Margaret Courtenay  Descendancy chart to this point died in 1536.

  2. 15.  Elizabeth Courtenay Descendancy chart to this point (10.Philip7, 6.Joan6, 5.Richard5, 4.Eleanor4, 3.Roger3, 2.Rose2, 1.John1) was born in in Exeter, Devon, England; died on 1 Sep 1493; was buried in Dunster, Somerset, England.

    Elizabeth married James Luttrell between 1450 and 1451. James (son of John Luttrell and Margaret Tuchet) was born between 1426 and 1427; died on 17 Feb 1461. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 20. Hugh Luttrell  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Dunster, Williton, Somerset, England; died on 1 Feb 1521.

  3. 16.  Blanche Champernoun Descendancy chart to this point (11.John7, 7.Alexander6, 5.Richard5, 4.Eleanor4, 3.Roger3, 2.Rose2, 1.John1) was born about 1453; died before Dec 1480.

    Blanche married Robert Willoughby before 1473. Robert (son of John Willoughby and Anne Cheyne) was born about 1452; died on 23 Aug 1502; was buried in Callington, Cornwall, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 21. Robert Willoughby  Descendancy chart to this point was born between 1470 and 1472 in of Brook in Westbury, Wiltshire, England; died on 10 Nov 1521.

  4. 17.  Elizabeth Champernowne Descendancy chart to this point (12.Richard7, 8.John6, 5.Richard5, 4.Eleanor4, 3.Roger3, 2.Rose2, 1.John1) was born about 1465 in of Inceworth in Maker, Cornwall, England; died before 1518.

    Elizabeth married William Fortescue. William (son of John Fortescue and Joan Prutteston) was born about 1460 in of Preston in Ermington, Devon, England; died on 1 Feb 1520. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 22. Jane Fortescue  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Preston in Ermington, Devon, England; died before 12 May 1527.

  5. 18.  William Champernoun Descendancy chart to this point (13.Hugh7, 9.Richard6, 5.Richard5, 4.Eleanor4, 3.Roger3, 2.Rose2, 1.John1) was born about 1438 in of Modbury, Devon, England; died on 7 Oct 1464.

    Notes:

    He was admitted a member of Lincoln's Inn in 1453.

    William married Elizabeth Chuderlegh before 1458. (daughter of John Chuderlegh and Alice Moore) [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 23. John Champernoun  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1458 in of Modbury, Devon, England; died on 30 Apr 1503 in Aston-Rowant, Oxfordshire, England.