8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.
1438, William Chaumpernon born in Devon, England, s/o 950688. Hugh Champernoun & 950689. Alice Bois.
1440, Elizabeth born in England, heir & d/o 950690. John Chuderleigh & 950691. Alice Moore.
Bef. 1/10/1444, William’s father died.
1449, William a minor.
By 1456, William married Elizabeth.
1457, Grant by Robert Chynner to William, lord Bonefeld, knight, William Champernoun, esquire, and John Chynner, clerk, his brother, of all his land, &c, in Modbery and Tetwyll, and of all other his land, &c., in the county of Devon. (S) A Descriptive Catalogue of Ancient Deeds: V6, 1915.
1460-64, Plaintiffs: William Champernoun, esq. Defendants: Thomas Danvers, feoffee. Subject: Manor of Aston-Rowant (Astyn Rowant, Oxfordshire) mortgaged for a loan; usury, etc. (S) UKNA.
2/17/1461, William Champernoun, “a wealthy squire of Modbury in South Devon”, was an adherent of Lord Bonville, with whom he fought for the Yorkists at the 2nd battle of St. Albans, a Lancastrian victory.
5/24/1461, William sent his servant Nicholas Jay to Plymouth to help in defense of an expected attack by the soldiers of Charles VII of France, who favored the Lancastrian cause. He was intercepted and never reached Plymouth.
6/6/1461, William Champernoun on a commission of peace in Devonshire. (S) CPRs, 1897, P562.
6/28/1461, Edward IV succeeded Henry VI as King of England. [1st Yorkist King, after King Henry VI captured at the Battle of Northampton.]
9/27/1461, Lease. 1) William Champernowne, esq. 2) Thomas Parker and Joan his wife. A tenement in Dodbrooke. Rent 10s. (S) UKNA.
11/12/1461, [Joan] wife of Robert Veer, knight, and -, widow of Nicholas Carew, knight. ... To deliver seisin of manors of Haccomb, Ryngmore, Milton ... Witnesses: John Dynham, Roger Dynham, his brother, John Boneville, William Champernon, Walter Ralegh, esqs. (S) UKNA.
1461-64, “William Champernoun, esquire v Hugh Rowe, alias Hugh Chamburn, esquire, servant to the earl of Devon …” (S) UKNA.
6/6/1462, Commission to William Bourghchier of Fitz Waren, knight, ... William Champernon, ... to take vessels and ships for the said fleet with the ports and counties of Devon and Cornwall ... (to supply the ships) (S) CPRs.
1462-65, “William Champernoun, esq., of Modbury. v. Hugh Rowe alias Chamburn, esq., late servant to the earl of Devonshire.: Assaults on petitioner and his men, hindering them from protecting Plymouth, Modbury, &c., against the French; and protecting the King's enemies, &c.: Devon.” (S) UKNA.
7/12/1463, Commission to William Boughchier of FitzWaryen, knight, John Denham, … John Cheny (sheriff of Devon), … and William Champernon to arrest John Colpeston, ‘gentilman’ and bring him to the king. (S) CPRs, 1897, P303.
10/6/1464, William wrote his will naming his wife, Elizabeth, his son, John, and his brother Thomas.
10/7/1464, William died. (S) 11/20/1464 IPM, UKNA. [Seized of the manors of Modbury, Dodbroke and Bridford, with the advowson of the church of Dodbroke.]
11/20/1464, William’s will proved. (S) UKNA.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P273. (S) Prejudice and Promise in Fifteenth Century England, Kingsford, 1925, P55.
Children of William and Elizabeth:
i. John Champernowne (237672), born 1457 in Devon, England.