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Mabel of Gloucester
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Sir William de Tracy Knight
(Abt 1135-)
Daughter of Henry I de Pomeroy
(Abt 1147-)
Henry de Champernoun
(Abt 1180-Abt 1210)
Rohese de Tracy
(Abt 1180-)
Oliver Champernoun
(Abt 1197-Bef 1232)


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Oliver Champernoun

  • Born: Abt 1197, Ilfracombe, Barnstaple, Devon, England
  • Marriage: Wymarca 160
  • Died: Bef 1232, Southcott, Okehampton, Devon, England 160

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
Sir Richard Champernowne
Sir Richard Champernowne of Modbury = Joane, daughter and heir of Ralph de Valletort of Tawton
Sir Thomas Champernowne, named in the Inq. taken on the death of Otho Champernowne = Eleanor, daughter and heir of Roger Rohart
Sir Richard Champernowne of Modbury, named in the Inq. taken on the death of Otho Champernowne = Alice, daughter of Thomas, Lord Astley, 1st wife
Aleander Champernowne of Beer Ferrers, named in the Inquistion taken on the death of Otho Champernowne as next heir to the estate and aged 40 years, 1422, d. 30 Jun 1441, Inq. p.m. 21 Hen. VI, No.19, Married Joane, eldest daughter and coheir of Martin Ferrers.
Joan = Sir John Courtenay

• Background Information: From GEN-MEDIEVAL-L Archives. 192
From: RBodine996< >
Date: 1 Feb 1999 13:18:03 GMT

The Champernouns of Ilfracombe, Devonshire preceed the Modbury branch and herein provide the two generations before Sir Richard de Champernoun of Modbury who appeared as No. 1 in the Champernouns of Modbury. Unlike the Modbury family, where Champernoun seemed to be the preferred spelling, I have herein applied the most used forms of the name for each individual as found in original records. Sources are noted throughout.


1. OLIVER de CAMPO ERNULFI (ERNULPHI). Dead by 1242/3 when his heirs are reported to be in possession of his lands in Ilfracombe, Burch, and Southcott, Devonshire (The Book of Fees, 2: 778, 784). He was married to Wymarca, living in 1238. She had a suit in 1232 regarding land in Gillescot, Devonshire (Curia Regis Rolls, 14: 428).

Pole's Devon (p. 157) calls him a knight, but there is no evidence of this. Vivian (p. 160) states he married Eva, "da. of ..., cognata et coheses Isolda filia et coheridis Andrea, Baronis de Cardigan," that is, a relative and coheiress of Isolda, daughter and coheiress of Andrea, baroness of Cardinham. But this is not correct as Vivian has confused this Oliver with a distant cousin who was the son of Jordan de Campo Arnulphi and Emma de Soligny, sister of Isolda, wife of Andrew de Cardinham (CIPM, 4: no. 82).

Children (De Banco Plea Rolls, Trinity 17 Edw. 3, m. 42):
2. Sir Henry de Campo Arnulphi, m. Dionisia English.

Note: Vivian (p. 180) also names a daughter, Elizabeth, wife of William
Gilbert, but also shows her as daughter of a much later Oliver Champernoun and his wife Eglina de Valletort. The latter relationship is the correct one.

(Post continued next Generation with Sir Henry de Champernoune)

• Background Information. 160
Oliver de Chambernon, son of Henry, dead by 1232, of Ilfracombe, Birch and Southcott, Devon; married Wymarca & 1238. She had a suit in 1232, regarding land in Gillescot, Devon.

~Weis' Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 124A:30

Oliver married Wymarca. 160

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