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Sir Henry Champernoun Knight
(Abt 1225-After 1281)
Dionisia English
Richard Plantagenęt Earl of Cornwall
Richard Champernoun
(Bef 1255-Bef 1300)
Joan de Cornwall
Sir Richard Champernoun Knight
(Abt 1280-Bef 1338)


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Joane de Valletort

Sir Richard Champernoun Knight

  • Born: Abt 1280, Devonshire, England
  • Marriage: Joane de Valletort
  • Died: Bef 26 Nov 1338, Modbury, Kingsbridge, Devon, England

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• Background Information. 1199
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
~The Visitations of the County of Devon: Comprising the Herald's Visitations of 1531, 1564, & 1620, p.160 & 162

• Background Information: From GEN-MEDIEVAL-L Archives. 193
(GEN-MEDIEVAL Post Continued from the Previous Generation)

2. Sir RICHARD CHAMPERNOUN. Died shortly before 26 Nov 1338 when Bishop Grandisson recorded the testamentary probate of Lord Richard de Campo Arnulphi, Knight (Grandisson: 894). The will itself was not recorded in the register and is now lost. In 1285, by commandment of Edward I, James de Okeston conveyed Modbury to him. On 13 Apr 1315, a plea of covenant was summoned wherein James de Oxton acknowledged the manor and advowson of Brideford (Bridford) to be the right of Richard as by James's gift, to be held by James for his life upon payment of a yearly rose, and after his death the manor and advowson would revert in its entirety to Richard (Devon Fines, 2: no. 1023). On 20 Jan 1315/6, James de Oxton and Ida, his wife, acknowledged the manor of Modbury and advowson and priory of Modbury to be the right of Henry de Lappeslode as by James' gift, that Henry granted the manor and advowson to James and Ida for their lives, and after their deaths, the manor and advowson shall remain in their entirety to Richard de Campo Arnulphi and his heirs (Devon Fines, 2: no. 1031).

On 25 Sept 1319 he received a grant, at the request of Edmund de Woodstock, the King's brother, for a weekly market on Tuesday at his manor of Inneswerk, co. Cornwall, and a yearly fair there on the vigil, the feast and morrow of St. Michael (Cal. Charter Rolls, 1300-1327, p. 415). Knight of the Shire for Devon Oct 1324 and Sept 1331 (Parliaments, pp. 71, 94). On 7 July 1324 he was a knight liable for military service against the Scots (RTDA, 71: 292, 294). On 28 Aug 1325, he was commissioned to pursue and arrest disturbers of the peace and on 28 Feb 1326 was appointed a commissioner of the peace in co. Cornwall. On 20 Mar 1326, he was appointed arrayer for co. Cornwall (Cal Patent Rolls, 1321-4, pp. 228, 285, 222). In 1332, he was holding lands in Brixton, Compton and Egg Buckland, Highampton, North Buckland, and Modbury (Devon Lay Subsidy of 1332, p. 12, 15, 65, 81, 100). Holding Modbury of John de Dynham, 20 June 1332 (CIPM, 7, p. 327).

On 1 June 1334 he received license to crennelate Modbury Manor (Cal. Patent Rolls, 1330-34, p. 554) and on 1 Feb 1335, he received a grant, of special grace, of free warren in all their demense lands of Modbury, co. Devon and Inneswerk and Ledeweyn, co. Cornwall (Cal. Charter Rolls, 1327-1341, p. 322).

By May 1316 (VCH, Somersetshire, 6: 92) he was married to Elizabeth Valletort, coheiress of Hugh de Valletort, of North Tawton, and widow of Richard Tremenet (DCNQ, 20: 294).

3. (Sir?) Richard Champernoun, m. Emeline Brankescombe.
4. John Champernoun.
5. Thomas Champernoun, m. Eleanor Rohant.

Richard married Joane de Valletort, daughter of Richad de Valletort and Unknown. (Joane de Valletort was born in Tawton.)

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