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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sir Philip Champernowne & Katherine Carew

118836. Sir Philip Champernowne & 118837. Katherine Carew   

1484, Philip born in Modbury, Devon, England, d/o 237672. Sir John Champernowne & 237673. Margaret Courtenay.

1499, Catherine born at Mohun's Ottery, Devonshire, England, d/o 237674. Sir Edmund Carew & 237675. Catherine Huddesfield.

4/30/1503, Philip’s father died.

2/10/1508, IPM of John Champernown, knight. Long before his death he was seised in fee of the manor of Aston Rowhant, and … granted the same, … in the county of Oxford, to Walter Courteney and William Huddesfeld, knights, …, Philip Courteney, …, esquires, … for term of the life of Katharine daughter of Edmund Carewe, knight, wife of Philip Champernown, his son and heir, and to her use. The said Philip and Katharine were married in his lifetime, by virtue of which the said grantees were seised of the manor in their demesne as of free tenement to the use aforesaid. … Katharine is still alive. … John Champernown died 30 April, 18 Henry VII. Philip Champernown aforesaid, aged 24 years and more, is his son and heir. The said Philip and Katharine have occupied the premises since long before his death. (S) CIsPM.

4/21/1509, Henry VIII succeeded Henry VII as King of England.

3/1517, Owing at Martinmas next, [loans to the King] … Th. Marquis of Dorssett, John Boucher, Lord Barnes, …, Edw. Duke of Buckingham, …, Chas. Duke of Suffolk, John Wallop, Sir Hugh Conway, treasurer of Calais, Sir Edm. Carewe, Th. Carewe, Philip Champernon, … (S) L&Ps, F&D, Henry VIII, V2, 1864.

8/30/1523, Philip Champernon appointed a collector of the subsidy in Devon.

11/10/1524, Sheriff Roll. Devon:—* Sir John Basset, Sir Will. Carewe, Philip Champernon. (S) L&Ps, F&D, Henry VIII, V4, 1875.

1526, Philip Champernowne presented to the church of Corton on behalf of Sir John Dinham’s heirs. (S) Hist. of Somerset, V7, 1999, Corton Denham.

1527, Philip the Sheriff of Devon.

1528, Philip Champernowne conveyed Aston with appurtenances in Stokenchurch, Chalford, Copcourt, and 'Oxlades' to Henry Courtenay, Earl of Devon and Marquess of Exeter, his mother's brother-in-law. (S) Hist. of Oxford, V8, 1964, Aston Rowant.

7/28/1532, Letter: Philip Champernown to Sir George Carew. "Brother Sir George Carew," credit this bearer in a great matter concerning my duty to the King; … (S) L&Ps, F&D, Henry VIII, V5, 1880.

1/1535, Sir Philip Champernon appointed to a commission of ‘Tenths of Spiritualties’ in Devon and the city of Exeter.

1/1/1538, Letter from Sir Philip Champernown to Cromwell [Thomas, earl of Essex]. The abbot of Tavistock is dangerously ill. Begs Cromwell to be good to Dan John Harres, steward of the monastery, to succeed him. [Cromwell one of the strongest and most powerful advocates of the English Reformation.]

1/13/1541, Sir Philip Champernowne. Annuity of £12 from lands in Lower Herston, …, Devon, which belonged to John Woode, dec., during the minority of Ric. Wood, s. and h. of the said John; with wardship and marriage of the said heir. (S) L&Ps, F&D, Henry VIII, V16, 1898.

5/21/1543, Devonshire musters. Certificate of Sir Philip Champernon of able men by him mustered in pursuance of the King's letter … Able men : 6, with good geldings able to carry a javelin or a spear, 10 archers, 14 billmen, all furnished; of whom not more than 6 are picked men. (S) L&Ps, F&D, Henry VIII, V18, Pt1, 1901.

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, Philip died at Modbury, co. Devon.


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.

(S) John Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, P455. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P273. (S) A Gen. and Heraldic … Commoners, Burke, 1835, P271.

Children of Philip and Katherine: [2 sons, 6 daughters]

i. Katherine Champernon, born ~1522 in England.

7/1536, Katherine appointed a waiting gentlewoman to Lady Elizabeth, age 3.

1537, Katherine appointed governess to Lady Elizabeth.

1545, Katherine married Sir John Ashley, a cousin of Anne Boleyn.

5/1554, Katherine, Governess to Princess Elizabeth, was arrested and imprisoned in the Fleet. Katherine was arrested for her involvement in the scandal of Elizabeth’s courtship with Sir Thomas Seymour.

1558-1568, Katherine chief gentlewoman of the privy chamber to Queen Elizabeth I.

Katherine married 2nd Otho Gilbert of Compton. [3 sons.]

Katherine married 3rd Walter Raleigh.

Children: Sir Walter Raleigh, born ~1552 in England.

·         1584, Walter knighted by Queen Elizabeth I. Elizabeth treated Ralegh exclusively as a court favorite, to be enriched by monopolies and grants at the expense of her subjects, but she never gave him any great office, nor did she admit him to the council.

·         1585-89, Walter famous for explorations under his authority in the territory of Virginia.

·         7/19/1603, Under new King James I, Walter committed to the Tower for conspiracy. He spent his time writing many treatises and the “Hist. of the World”.

·         3/17/1617, Walter sailed for Guiiana after being released on a promise of finding a gold mine. His son was killed on this expedition which had little success. He returned to England.

·         10/29/1618, Sir Walter executed.

ii. Arthur Champernon (59418), born 1524 in England.

iii. Joan Champernowne, born ? in England.

2/1438, Anth. Denny and Joan Champernowne, one of the daughters of Sir Philip Champernowne, whom the said Anthony is going to marry. Grant, in fee … (S) L&Ps, F&D, Henry VIII, V13, Pt1, 1892.