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Sir Henry Champernoun Knight
(Abt 1225-After 1281)
Dionyse English
(-After 1284)
William de Ferrers
Sir William Champernoun
(-Bef 1305)
Joan de Ferrers
Henry Champernoun
(-Bef 1329)


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Joan de Bodrugan

Henry Champernoun

  • Marriage: Joan de Bodrugan 193
  • Died: Bef 8 May 1329, Jacobstow, Stratton, Cornwall, England

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information: From GEN-MEDIEVAL-L Archives. 193
6. Sir HENRY de CAMPO ARNULPHI (CHAMPERNOUN). Born c1271/3 (aged 30 and 33 in his father's IPM). Knight of the Shire for Devon in April 1309 and for Cornwall and Devon in Aug and Nov 1311 [Parliaments, p. 30, 32, 34]. Confirmation 8 Feb 1311 of the sale of custody of lands and tenements of Otto, son of Henry de Bodrigan, tenant-in-chief, together with his marriage, to Henry de Campo Arnulphi by Hugh le Despencer the elder [Cal. Patent Rolls, 1317-21, p. 349]. As Lord of Stockleigh-English he presented there to the church in Apr 1312 [Stapledon, p. 261].

Assessor and collector for Devonshire, 30 May 1319 and conservator of peace, 18 June 1320 [Cal. Patent Rolls, 1317-21: 459]. In 1324, as a knight, he was liable for military service against the Scots [RTDA, 71: 295]. Appointed to a commission 3 Nov 1324, he was replaced 29 Apr 1325 for being sick [Cal. Fine Rolls, 1319-27, p. 314, 344]. On 5 June 1328, a fine was recorded wherein Walter de Kancia and Peter de Bodrigan granted to Henry de Campo Arnulphi, "chivaler," the manors of Ilfracombe, Colridge, Heved Hamlet, land in La Pole, and the advowsons of the churches of Ilfracombe, Stockleigh- English, in Devonshire, and the manor of Treuelowen (Trelowia) and the advowson of the church of Jacobstowe, in co. Cornwall, for his life, and after his death they shall remain to William his son and the heirs of his body [Cornwall Feet of Fines, 1: no. 677]. He died shortly before 8 May 1329 when his lands were taken into the King's hands [Cal. Fine Rolls, 1327-37, p. 132]. Despite numerous references to him he is infrequently referred to as a knight, lastly in his IPM [CIPM, 7: no. 209].

Vivian [p. 160] reports he was married to Joan, daughter of Sir Henry de Bodrigan. Trigg [p. 549] states Sir Henry de Bodrigan, at the marriage of his daughter to Henry de Champernon, gave inter alia the manor of Tywardreth, and William de Bodrigan, sometime Archdeacon of Cornwall, uncle of her father, gave her at the same time certain lands in Tredrym. Indeed, Henry de Campo Arnulphi was a tenant in Tewardrayth (Tywardreth) and Bodrugan, co. Cornwall in 1303 [Feudal Aids, 1: 203] and the manor of Tywardreth was in the possession of her son, William, at his death in 1353. At the death of her nephew, Sir Otho Bodrigan in 1331, he was holding Bodrigan and Trevelyan, co. Cornwall of Joan, widow of Henry [CIPM, 7: no. 385], and in 1334 at the IPM of Ralph de Bello Prato he was holding land in Pelhalym, co. Cornwall of Joan, late the wife of Henry de Campo Arnulphi [CIPM, 7: no. 569]. On 24 Oct 1331, Joan received license to "marry whomsever she will of the king's allegiance" [Cal. Patent Rolls, 1330-34, p. 191].

10. William Champernoun, m. Elizabeth Cornwall.
11. Hugh Champernoun.
12. Joan Champernoun, m. Sir Nicholas Bonville.

• Background Information. 1239
"The manor of Trelawne in Palynt, belonged at an early period to the Bodrugans. Sir Henry Bodrugan gave it as marriage portion, with his daughter to Henry Champernowne." The descent of these estates through Champernowne to Bonville is apparently accounted for by the marriage of Nicholas Bonville, of Wiscombe and Shute, born about 1293, to Joan daughter of Henry de Champernown, by his wife Joan, daughter of Henry Bodrugan. The agreement for this married is dated 25 Nov, 1328. It was made between Stephen de Hacombe and Otho de Bodrugan, to the effect that Nicholas Bonville should marry Joan Champernowne, who was probably the niece of Brodrugan.

"The Last Bonvilles," p. 172

Henry married Joan de Bodrugan, daughter of Sir Henry Bodrugan Knight and Sybil de Mandeville.193 (Joan de Bodrugan was born before 1344.)

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