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John Champernoun

Male - 1449


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John Champernoun was born in in of Inceworth in Maker, Cornwall, England (son of Richard Champernoun and Katherine Daubeney); died on 2 Jun 1449.

    Family/Spouse: Margaret Hamley. Margaret (daughter of Arthur Hamley and Isabel) was born in 1409 in of Halwyn in St. Issey, Cornwall, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

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

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Richard Champernoun was born on 29 Jun 1344 in Suddon, Somerset, England (son of Thomas Champernoun and Eleanor Rohaut); 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 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] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Katherine Daubeney was born in in of South Ingleby, Lincolnshire, England (daughter of Giles Daubeney and Eleanor de Wilington); died before 1419; was buried in Dodbrooke, Devon, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Bef Feb 1419

    Children:
    1. 1. John Champernoun was born in in of Inceworth in Maker, Cornwall, England; died on 2 Jun 1449.
    2. Richard Champernoun was born in in of Modbury, Devon, England; died on 20 Jan 1420.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Thomas Champernoun was born about 1317 in of Modbury, Devon, England (son of Richard Champernoun and Lucia le Bret); died after 1384.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 12 Nov 1387

    Notes:

    Sheriff of Devon in 1362-63 and 1367-68. Escheator for Devon, 1369-71.

    Thomas married Eleanor Rohaut. Eleanor (daughter of Roger Rohaut and Eleanor Lovel) died before Apr 1369. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Eleanor Rohaut (daughter of Roger Rohaut and Eleanor Lovel); died before Apr 1369.

    Notes:

    Or Rohant, Rohart.

    Children:
    1. 2. Richard Champernoun was born on 29 Jun 1344 in Suddon, Somerset, England; died on 20 Jan 1419.

  3. 6.  Giles Daubeney was born in in of South Ingleby, Lincolnshire, England (son of Ralph Daubeney and Alice de Montagu); died on 24 Jun 1386 in Barrington, Somerset, England.

    Notes:

    "Sir Giles Daubeney, of South Ingleby, South Petherton, &c., and h., by 1st wife. On 14 Oct. 1351 he had letters stating that, though born out of the King's allegiance, he might nevertheless enjoy his inheritance. In Oct. 1357 he bought the manors of Kempston, Beds, and Tottenham, Middlesex, from William Daubeney and Philippe his wife, for 200 marks. Sheriff of Beds and Bucks, 1379-80. Knight of the Shire for Somerset, 1382, 1383, and 1384. He m., soon after 5 Jan. 1358/9, Alianore, da. of Sir Henry de Wilington, of Umberleigh, Devon, Poulton, co. Gloucester, &c., by Isabel, da. of Sir John de Walesbreu, of Lamellen and Lancarfe, Cornwall. He d. 24 June 1386, at Barrington, Somerset. 1386. His widow's dower was ordered to be assigned, 8 Aug. 1386. She d. 6 Aug 1400, and was bur. at Kempston." [Complete Peerage IV:97-8]

    Giles married Eleanor de Wilington after 5 Jan 1359. Eleanor (daughter of Henry de Wilington and Isabel de Whalesborough) died on 6 Aug 1400; was buried in Kempston, Bedfordshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Eleanor de Wilington (daughter of Henry de Wilington and Isabel de Whalesborough); died on 6 Aug 1400; was buried in Kempston, Bedfordshire, England.
    Children:
    1. 3. Katherine Daubeney was born in in of South Ingleby, Lincolnshire, England; died before 1419; was buried in Dodbrooke, Devon, England.
    2. Maud Daubeney died on 21 Apr 1416; was buried in Hospital of St. John Baptist, Exeter, Devon, England.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Richard Champernoun was born about 1285 in of Modbury, Devon, England (son of Richard de Champernoun and Joan de Cornwall); died before 26 Nov 1338.

    Notes:

    Knight of the shire for Devon, Oct 1324 and Sep 1331. Fought at Boroughbridge.

    Richard married Lucia le Bret between 25 Dec 1312 and 1317. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Lucia le Bret (daughter of Adam le Bret).
    Children:
    1. 4. Thomas Champernoun was born about 1317 in of Modbury, Devon, England; died after 1384.

  3. 10.  Roger Rohaut was born in in of Aston Rohant, Oxfordshire, England (son of Henry fitz Alan and Rose Bigbury); 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] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Eleanor Lovel (daughter of Richard Lovel and Muriel Soules); died after 1360.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Bef 1369

    Notes:

    CP on Sir Richard Lovel d. 1351 says that his "daughter, Eleanor, was wife of Roger Rouhaut (of Aston Rowant) in 1326". VCH Oxfordshire, volume 8 ("Parishes: Aston Rowant") says "Henry [Fitz Alan's] son Roger, known as Sir Roger Rohant, married Eleanor the daughter of Richard Lovel of Wincanton (Som.), and in 1326 entailed Aston manor on his heirs male. He was still alive in 1340 when he again put the manor in trust. In 1360 a Lady Eleanor Rohant, presumably his widow, was administering the estate. Rohant's property passed to his daughter Eleanor and her husband Thomas Champernowne. Eleanor also had died by 1369, when Thomas Champernowne, lord of Modbury (Devon), quitclaimed his rights in certain of Eleanor's estates to Richard Champernowne their son, described elsewhere as great-grandson of Richard Lovel."

    Children:
    1. 5. Eleanor Rohaut died before Apr 1369.

  5. 12.  Ralph Daubeney was born on 3 Mar 1305 in of South Ingleby, Lincolnshire, England (son of Elias Daubeney and Joan); died after Nov 1378.

    Notes:

    "Sir Ralph Daubeney, of South Ingleby, South Petherton, s. and h., b. 3 Mar. 1304/5. On 2 July 1323 the King notified to the Duke of Brittany, the Bishop of Dol, and all others, that Ralph was heir of Elis. Having proved his age, the King took his homage, and he had livery of his father's lands, 21 June 1326. Was knighted and had robes as a banneret, 16 Jan. 1 326/7. He was sum. for Military Service against the Scots, 27 Mar. (1335) 9 Edw. III, and to a Council, 25 Feb. (1341/2) 16 Edw. III, by writs directed Radulfo Daubeny or Daubeney. He was taken prisoner by the Scots, and was not released till after 6 Oct. 1337. Was in the King's division at the battle of Crécy, being in the retinue of the Bishop of Durham, and was at the siege of Calais in the retinue of the Earl of Huntingdon. He m., firstly, before 27 Jan 1332/3, Alice, 1st da. of Sir William de Montagu, of Shepton Montague, Somerset (Lord Montagu), by Elizabeth, da. of Sir Piers de Montfort, of Beaudesert, co. Warwick. He m., 2ndly, before 8 Feb. 1345/6, Katherine, 3rd sister and in her issue coh. of Thomas de Thweng [4th Lord Thweng], clerk, of Thwing and Kilton, co. York, and da. of Sir Marmaduke de Thweng [Lord Thweng], by Isabel, da. of Sir William de Ros, of Ingmanthorpe, in that co. She d. between 20 Apr. 1364 and 28 May 1374. He was living 18 Aug. 1371, and (it is stated) in Dec. 1378." [Complete Peerage IV:97-98, as corrected in volume XIV.]

    Ralph married Alice de Montagu before 27 Jan 1333. Alice (daughter of William de Montagu and Elizabeth de Montfort) died before 1345. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Alice de Montagu (daughter of William de Montagu and Elizabeth de Montfort); died before 1345.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Bef 8 Feb 1346

    Children:
    1. 6. Giles Daubeney was born in in of South Ingleby, Lincolnshire, England; died on 24 Jun 1386 in Barrington, Somerset, England.

  7. 14.  Henry de Wilington was born in in of Umberleigh in Atherington, Devon, England (son of Henry de Wilington and Margaret de Freville); died on 23 May 1349.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1313, of Gittisham, Devon, England

    Notes:

    Steward of the Duchy of Cornwall.

    Henry married Isabel de Whalesborough. Isabel (daughter of John de Whalesborough) was born in in of Lamellan, Cornwall, England; died after 11 Feb 1362. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Isabel de Whalesborough was born in in of Lamellan, Cornwall, England (daughter of John de Whalesborough); died after 11 Feb 1362.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 20 Mar 1363

    Children:
    1. 7. Eleanor de Wilington died on 6 Aug 1400; was buried in Kempston, Bedfordshire, England.