59418. Vice-Admiral Arthur Champernon & 59419. Mary Norris
1524, Arthur born in Dartington, com. Devon, England, 2nd s/o 118836. Sir Philip Champernon & 118837. Catherine Carew.
~1527, Mary born in England, 118838. Sir Henry Norris & 118839. Mary Fiennes.
9/1/1531, “Will of Sir Thomas Fenys (237678) Lord Dacre of Horstmonceaux, Sussex.” [Mary’s maternal grandfather] ‘…, remainder to John Fenys, the devisor's s., … remainder to Henry Norrys, s. of Mary [Mary’s mother], the devisor's d., remainder to Mary Norrys, sister of Henry, remainder to Gyles Fenys his cousin, …’. (S) UKNA, DAN/1126/fo. 134r-135v.
~1543, Mary 1st married Sr George Carew [His 2nd.]
1545, Sir George died in the sinking of the Royal Navy flagship “Mary Rose” at the battle of Solent.
8/19/1544, Sir Philip Champernon and Arthur Champernon. Grant, in fee, for £255 11s. 6d., of the manor of Martynstow alias Marystow, Devon, … (S) L&Ps, F&D, Henry VIII, V19, Pt2, 1905.
8/2/1545, Arthur’s father died.
1/1546, Anne (Norres) Wroughton, who “hath been of long obstracted of her wits”, sent to live with her kinswoman Mary (Norres) Carew, widow of Sir George Carew (d.7/19/1445). [Mary’s paternal grandfather is Anne’s half-brother.]
[––Arthur & Mary––]
1546, Arthur married Mary.
7/8/1546, Several rewards given by the King's Majesty to the persons underwritten, towards their furnitures in their journey into France. … Arthur Champernown, £40; … (S) L&Ps, F&D, Henry VIII, V21, Pt1, 1908.
8/17/1546, Licences to alienate … Kath. Champernon and Arthur Champernon, her son, in fee to the said Arthur. Manor of Webbenton within Lodeswell parish, Devon, rents and service … (S) L&Ps, F&D, Henry VIII, V21, Pt1, 1908.
1546, Arthur knighted.
12/20/1546, “Counterpart lease for 60 years. 1 Sir Arthur Champernowne. 2 Sir Richard Edgecombe. Farm and grange at Maristow and the house and lands there, including a close at Blaxton.”
5/4/1549, “Bargain and sale. 1 Sir Arthur Champernowne. 2 John Stacye of Bere Ferrers, yeoman …”.
1549, Arthur helped suppress the rebellion against the English-language Bible.
11/6/1552, “By letters patent under the great seal …, Edward VI leased to Arthur Champernon, kt, the rectory of Ugborough, Devonshire, etc., …”
7/1553, Queen Mary succeeded Queen Jane of England. [Mary assembled a force in East Anglia and deposed Jane, who was ultimately beheaded.]
1/24/1554, John Ridgewaye to Sir Tho. Denys. Sir Arthur Champernown has conferred with Sir Peter Carew, and they could not agree concerning the enterprise to resist the landing of the Prince of Spain. (S) Cal. of State Papers, 1547-80, 1856. [Prince Philip was arriving to marry Queen Mary.]
2/4/1544, Sir John St. Leger to the Council. Has arrested Sir Arthur Champernon, although he tendered his service as a loyal subject.
1554, Arthur, through exchange with Thomas Aylworth, Lord of Dartington, his mansion house at Polsoe, Exeter, for the Dartington estate.
1559-60, Arthur Sheriff of Devon. (S) Justices of the Peace in Mid-Tudor Devon, Zmarzly, 2007.
1562, “Bargain and sale … 1 Sir Arthur Champernon of Dartington, knight. 2 Vincent Calmady … The site of Plympton Priory, … “.
7/8/1563, Sir Arthur Champernowne, Vice-Admiral of Devon. To deliver up to the bearer certain persons arrested on suspicion of offences at sea, in order to be employed in the Queen's service. (S)
10/31/1566, Committee of the House of Commons, who were appointed to attend the Queen with the Committee of the Lords, on her Marriage and Succession. … Sir Arthure Champernon, Knights, … (S) Journal of the House of Lords, V1, 1767-1830.
1567, “Letters Patent grating the rectory of Broadclyst to Arthur Champernowne, knight, for 21 years at an annual rent of £47-3-6.” (S) Devon Record Office.
1567-68, “Defeasance of a bond by Sir John Perrott of Castle Carew, and Sir Arthur Champernowne of Dartington, co. Devon, knights and Robert Hopton of London, esquire, for the payment of £100, to George Harvye the elder …”.
1568, Arthur organized the interception of the Spanish treasure fleet taking money to the Netherlands. Arthur delivered 64 boxes weighting about 8 tonnes to the Tower, estimated worth of 2 million Royales.
10/31/1568, Sir Arthur Champernowne to Lord Clynton. Doubtful nature of the times for persons engaged in merchandize. They are not disposed to venture their lives and goods at this season of the year in the accustomed voyage to Bordeaux.
1/1569, Certificate of the amount of Spanish treasure brought into the Tower:—In the charge of John Andrea Pignon, a Genoese, under the conduct of Sir Arthur Champernon, being 62 bags and 1,246,190 ryals. (S) Cal. of State Papers, Elizabeth, 1871.
6/27/1570, Sir Arthur Champernowne to Sir Wm. Cecill. Arrival of Mons. de Bricke. vile. Details intelligence brought by him from France.
1572, “’The discourse of Ireland.’ Only the fifth part inhabited by Englishmen. More chargeable than profitable. Waste ground offered by the Queen to ‘Sir A. C. V. G.’ [In the margin: ‘Sir Arthur Champernon, Sir Humphrey Gilbert.’] and others …”. (S) Lambeth Palace Library.
12/7/1573, Leter from Lord Edward Seymour to Lord Burghley. “… request of Sir Arthur Champernowne, who had earnestly solicited the company of the writer's son to the Court. Expresses his consent to the match between his son and Sir Arthur's daughter. …” (S) Cal. of Cecil Papers, V2, 1888.
1575, Arthur Vice-Admiral of the West. (S) Calendar of State Papers Foreign, Elizabeth.
6/8/1576, Sir Arthur Champernowne to Lord Burghley. Arrival of intelligence of great cruelties inflicted on the inhabitants of Marrena by the people of Rochelle. Much corn exported.
8/9/1577, Walsingham to Sir Arthur Champernowne, … Her Majesty was lately given to understand that the Prince of Condé, in his voyage to Germany, meant to touch in England and visit her Highness. … Her pleasure therefore is, that in case he shall arrive in this country, you repair unto him with all diligence, and request him in her name for avoiding offence, to forbear to repair hither. … (S) Cal. of State Papers, V12, 1901
4/1/1578, Arthur died.
(S) Peerage of England, Collins, 1812, P192. (S) UKNA. (S) Chapters from the Agrarian Hist. of England and Wales, 1990, P116. (S) John Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, P455. (S) Cal. of State Papers, 1547-80, 1856.
Child of Arthur and Mary:
i. Elizabeth Champernon (29709), born ~1560 in England.