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Sir Thomas Champernoun Knight
(Abt 1315-After 1387)
Eleanor de Rohart
Thomas Astley
(Bef 1305-After 1336)
Elizabeth de Beauchamp
(Abt 1315-1359)
Sir Richard Champernoun Knight
(1344-Bef 1419)
Alice de Astley
Alexander Champernoun
(Abt 1382-1441)


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Joan Ferrers

Alexander Champernoun

  • Born: Abt 1382, Modbury, Kingsbridge, Devon, England 1199
  • Marriage: Joan Ferrers 1185
  • Died: 30 Jun 1441, Bere Ferrers, Tavistock, Devon, England about age 59 1199
  • Buried: St. Andrew Church, Bere Ferrers, Devon, England

bullet  Information about this person:

• Background Information. 605
Sir Philip Courtenay, son of Sir John Courtney & Joan, daughter of Alexander Champernoun, and nephew and heir to Richard Courtenay, Lord Bishop of Norwich.

~Collin's Peerage of England, Vol VI, p. 260

• Background Information. 160
Sir John Courtenay, married Joan Champernoun, widow of Sir James Chudleigh, Knight, daughter of Alexander Champernoun of Bere Ferrers by Joan Ferrers, daughter of Martin Ferrers, and grand daughter of Sir Richard Champernoun of Modbury, by his 2nd wife Alice, daughter of Thomas, Lord Astley.

~Weis' Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 51:34-35

• Background Information. 1185
Alexander, son of Sir Richard Champernon & Alice, daughter of Thomas, Lord Astley. Alexander married Joan, daughter and heir of Martin Ferrers, and thus aquired the manor of Beer Ferrers.

~Burke's A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain, Vol II, p. 271

• Background Information. 1199
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, = Joane, eldest daughter and coheir of Martin Ferrers.
Joan Champernowne = Sir John Courtenay

~The Visitations of the County of Devon: Comprising the Herald's Visitations of 1531, 1564, & 1620, p. 162

• Background Information: From GEN-MEDIEVAL-L Archives. 193
From: RBodine996 (rbodine996 AT
Date: 1999/01/30


10. ALEXANDER CHAMPERNOUN. According to the 1422 IPM of his cousin, Otho Champernoun, he was aged 40 or more and the son of Richard, son of Thomas, thus was born in or before 1382. In 1405, Alexander Champernoun and Joan, his wife, and the heirs of Joan's sisters, sued for the manors of Beer Ferrers, Newton Ferrers and other lands in Devon and Cornwall (De Banco Plea Rolls, Easter Term, 6 Hen IV, m. 308). In Feb 1416/7, Alexander Champernoun, esq., Sir John Cornwall, and Thomas Bonville, esq. presented to Beer Ferrers. In 1418, John Cornwall, Knt., sued Alexander Champernoun, armiger, for the next presentation to the church of Newton Ferrers (De Banco Plea Rolls, Hillary Term, 6 Hen. V, m. 415). Cornwall lost and in Feb 1418/9, Alexander alone presented to Newton Ferrers (Stafford, p. 145, 149). He unsuccessfully disputed the claim of his nephew, Richard, to succeed, despite showing that his father had devised Ashton Rohant to the younger Richard and the heirs of his body (VCH, Oxford, 8: 21). He died 30 June 1441 (IPM, 21 Hen. VI, no. 19) and was buried in the Church of St. Andrew at Beer Ferrers (so stated in the will of his son John).

By Nov 1384 he was married to Joan, daughter of Martin Ferrers and heiress to Beer Ferrers (Cal. Close Rolls, 1381-5: 587-588).

15. Roger Champernoun.
16. John Champernoun, m. Elizabeth Bigbery.

Alexander married Joan Ferrers, daughter of Martin Ferrers and Unknown.1185 (Joan Ferrers was born in Bere Ferrers, Tavistock, Devon, England.)

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