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Jordan de Champernoun
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Emma de Soligny
(Abt 1180-)
Rainald de Whitchurch
(Abt 1180-After 1248)
Alice de Bolney
William de Champernoun
(Abt 1203-Bef 1249)
Eva de Whitchurch
(Abt 1205-)
Joan de Champernoun
(-After 1286)


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Ralph de Wilington

Joan de Champernoun

  • Marriage: Ralph de Wilington 141,1216
  • Died: After 1286 141

bullet  Noted events in her life were:

• Background Information. 141
Ralph de Wilington
married, before 17 July 1238, Joan, daughter and heir of William de Champernon, by Eve, daughter of Rainald de Whitchurch (Albo Monasterio), of Shrivenham, Berkshire. He died between April 1255 and July 1260. Joan was living in 1284-86.

~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. XII/B, p.645

• Background Information: From GEN-MEDIEVAL-L Archives. 193
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Date: 18 Feb 1999 01:48:44 GMT


1. JORDAN de CHAMBERNUN. Seigneur de Cambernon and Maisoncelles in Normandy, France. In 1146 Jordan de Campo Ernulfi was first witness of a confirming charter of Henry de Tracy, then Baron of Barnstaple to the Priory of St. Mary Magdalene, Barnstaple, Devonshire. He appears to have died by 1166, when his sons Jordan and Henry were in possession of his lands.

He married, as her first husband, Mabel, daughter of Robert, son of Robert, Earl of Gloucester, and Hawise, daughter of Baldwin de Redvers, 1st Earl of Devon. Mabel married 2ndly, William de Soliers. As Mabel de Soliers, she confirmed in c1193-1204 a gift charter of the manors of Fleet and Ibberton, Dorsetshire from her mother, Hawise, to her son, Richard de Chambernun. (Charters of the Redvers Family, 11, 146; DCNQ, 18: 3-7, 81-84, 108-112, 319-320) Children:

2. Jordan de Chambernun, m. Emma de Soligny.

That Robert, a little known son of the Earl of Gloucester was even married, is
revealed in a charter dated between June 1141 and 1161, probably before Oct
1147, in which Hawise, daughter of Earl Baldwin de Redvers, made a gift to
Quarr Abbey jointly with her husband, Robert, son of the Earl of Gloucester.
CP, 5: 686 states Robert was a natural son of Earl Robert and that he was named
c1160 in a charter and is addressed in a writ from King Henry II as Castellan
of Gloucester.


2. JORDAN de CHAMBERNUN. He predeceased his mother and was buried at Christchurch Priory before 1214. 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 (who died 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.)

5. William de Chambernoun, m. Eva de Whitchurch.


5. WILLIAM de CHAMBERNOUN. Born c1203. In 1224, when he had come of age, he disputed the gift of his great-grandmother, Hawise de Redvers, of the manor of Fleet, claiming the manor had earlier been given to his father (Charters of the Redvers Family, p. 149). In April 1229 he was involved in a dispute with the Abbot of Tewkesbury (Cal. Patent Rolls, 1225-32, p. 288 and Curia Regis Rolls, 1227-1230, p. 514).

He married Eva, daughter of Rainald de Whitchurch, of Shrivenham, Berkshire. On 21 Aug 1249, Geoffrey de Grandi Monte was granted all land in Beseby, in the soke of Wautham, and with the dower of Eva de Chambernun there if she should die in this time (Cal. Patent Rolls, 1247-58, p. 46). Children:

7. Joan de Champernon (Campo Arnulphi), m. Sir Ralph de Willington.


7. JOAN de CHAMPERNON (CAMPO ARNULPHI). Founded a chantry at Umberleigh in the reign of Henry III to pray for the soul of her father William de Campo Arnulphi, with the souls of her mother and Ralph de Willington, her husband (Monasticon, p. 481). As Joan de Campo Arnulfi she presented to St. Gwinear, co. Cornwall in Jan 1260/1 (Bronescombe, p. 172). As Dame Joan de Champernon she presented to Huntshaw in Sept 1277 (Bronescombe, p. 145). As Joan de Campo Arnulfi, Lady of Beaford, she presented to Beaford in July 1278 (Bronescombe, p. 113). As Dame Joan de Chambernun she presented to High Bickington in March 1277/8 and July 1283 (Bronescombe, p. 144, 346). She was still living 1284-6 (CP, 12(2): 645). She married before 17 July 1238 to Sir Ralph de Willington. Sheriff of Devonshire 1254-1255. He died between April 1255 and July 1260 (CP, 12(2): 645).

As sole heiress of her father, the Champernoun manors of St. Gwinear, Huntshaw, Beaford and High Bickington passed into possession of the Willingtons.

Book of Fees: Commonly Called Testa de Nevill, 2 vols. in 3. Public Record Office, 1920-1931..

Bronescombe. Hingeston-Randolph, F. C. The Registers of Walter Bronescombe (A.D. 1257-1280) and Peter Quivil (A.D. 1280-1291), Bishops of Exeter, with some records of the Episcopate of Bishop Thomas de Bytton (A.D. 1292-1307). Exeter Episcopal Registers, vol. 1. London: George Bell & Sons, 1889)

Charters of the Redvers Family. Bearman, Robert. Charters of the Redvers Family and the Earldom of Devon, 1090-1217. Devon and Cornwall Record Society, New Series, Vo. 37, 1994.

CIPM. Calendars of Inquisition Post Mortem.

DCNQ. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries.

Oliver, George. Monasticon Dioecesis Eroniensis. Exeter, 1846.

Ronny Bodine

Joan married Ralph de Wilington, son of Sir Ralph de Wilington Knight and Olimpia Chevaler 141.,1216 (Ralph de Wilington died between Apr 1255 and Jul 1260 141.)

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