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Henry de Champernoun
(Abt 1180-Abt 1210)
Rohese de Tracy
(Abt 1180-)
Oliver Champernoun
(Abt 1197-Bef 1232)
Sir Henry Champernoun Knight
(Abt 1225-After 1281)


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Dionisia English

Sir Henry Champernoun Knight

  • Born: Abt 1225, Ilfracombe, Barnstaple, Devon, England 160
  • Marriage: Dionisia English
  • Died: After Jul 1281, Jacobstow, Stratton, Corwall England

bullet  Information about this person:

• Background Information. 1199
The following is taken from The Visitations of the County of Devon: Comprising the Herald's Visitations of 1531, 1564, & 1620, pp. 160 & 162, which is also followed in Burke's A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain, Vol II, p. 271

Oliver Champernowne = Eva, daughter of . . . cognata et cohere Isolda filia et coheridis Andrea, Baronis de Cardigan
Sir Henry Champernowne, of Clist Champernowne, presented to the living of Ilfracombe, 1272 = Dionisia, daughter of Gilbert and sister & coheir of Sir Robert English of Engloiz of Stokeley
Richard Champernowne of Modbury, 2nd son = Joan, heiress of Sir Alexander Okeston by Joan his wife, relict of Richard de Valletort, who was supposed to be the concubine of Richard Earl of Cornwall and King of the Romans

• Background Information: From GEN-MEDIEVAL-L Archives. 193
(Continuation from previous generation)
From: RBodine996< >
Date: 1 Feb 1999 13:18:03 GMT


2. Sir HENRY de CAMPO ARNULPHI (CHAMBERNUN). Still a minor in 1242/3 when the lands of his late father were noted as being held by his heirs (Book of Fees, 2: 778, 784). Henry de Chambernun and Dionisia, his wife, were named in a land warranty of 6 June 1249 (Devon Feet of Fines 1196-1272: no. 497). On 9 Dec 1262, he was holder of the "Court of Henry and his heirs at Alfricumb" (Ilfracombe) where Henry himself was a plaintiff (Devon Feet of Fines, no. 472). On 24 Nov 1265, a mandate was issued to Henry de Chaumbren to deliver the castle to Ralph de Gorges (Cal. Patent Rolls, 1258-66, p. 508). On 16 Feb 1270, in a fine between Henry de Chaumbernun, claimant and Hugh de Treverbyn, deforciant, regarding the manors of Trevolonan, Tywardrayth, Ludevon (Ludgvan) and Penalym (Penhallyn in Jacobstow), Hugh acknowledged the manors that Henry held by gift of Isolda de Cardinham (Cornwall Feet of Fines 1195-1377, no. 222). As Lord of Ilfracombe, he presented there to the church in June 1263, June 1272, and Dec 1276; as Lord of Jacobstowe, Cornwall he presented there to the church in June 1270, then being called a knight, and in Sept 1272. As Lord of Coryton (Curitone) he presented there to the church in Sept 1279 (Bronescombe, pp. 127, 145, 146). On 22 April 1279 he was given a grant of a weekly market and a yearly fair at his manor of Ilfracombe (Cal. Charter Rolls, 2: 211). On 5 July 1277 he had protection going to Wales on the King's service (Cal. Patent Rolls, 1272-81, p. 217) and was last recorded as justice of the gaol delivery at Oxford and Exeter in May and July 1281 (Cal. Patent Rolls, 1272-81, p. 441, 445). Vivian (p. 160) states he married Dionisia, daughter of Gilbert and sister and coheiress of Sir Robert English or Engloiz, of Stokeley. He was certainly married to a Dionisia by June 1249 who survived her husband as Dame Dionisia de Campo Arnulphi when, in March 1284, she presented Oliver de Campo Arnulphi, subdeacon, presumably their son, as rector of Jacobstowe (Bronescombe, p. 347) Stockeley-Engles (Stockleigh-English) was in possession of her grandson, Henry, who presented to the church in April 1312.
3. Sir William de Champernoun, m. Joan.
4. Sir Richard de Champernoun, m. Joan. See CHAMPERNOUN OF
5. Oliver de Champernoun.

• Background Information. 160
Sir Henry de Chambernon, son of Oliver de Chambernon and Wymarca, was born abt 1225 (still a minor in 1242/3), living in 1281 of Ilfracombe, Jacobstowe, Coryton and Alphington, Devon, and Tywardreath and Ludgvan, Coirnwall; married Dionisia English, daughter of Sir Robert English of Stockleigh English, Devon.

~Weis' Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 124A:31

• Family History. 1243
From Magna Britannia: volume 6: Devonshire, pp.139-140:
"Champernowne, of Dartington. \emdash The name of this ancient family was originally De Campo Arnulphi, and it appears from Leland, that in the reign of Henry VIII., they were called Campernulph. The name in records of the best authority, is sometimes spelt Champernon, and sometimes Champernowne. We first find them as early as the reign of Henry II., at Clist St. George, called occasionally in records Clist Champernon. The heiress of the elder branch, which was of Clist and of Ilfracombe, after about six descents, married Polglass. Sir Richard, a younger son of Sir Henry Champernowne, of Clist, married the heiress of Sir Alexander de Okeston, by his wife Joan, relict of Richard de Valletort; which Joan, is supposed to have been a concubine of Richard, King of the Romans. His son Edmund, Earl of Cornwall, calls the daughter of De Okeston, in a deed, sister. Sir Richard Champernowne, the son, had a grant of Modbury, where he settled: Sir Richard, son of the last mentioned Sir Richard, married a co-heiress of Valletort, of North Tawton; his son, Sir Thomas, the heiress of Rohant. Sir Richard, son of Sir Thomas, had by his first wife, Alexander Champernowne, who married the heiress of Ferrers, and settled at Beer Ferrers.

Henry married Dionisia English. (Dionisia English was born in Stockleigh English, Devonshire, England and died After Mar 1283/4 in Devonshire, England 193.)

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