Thursday, September 29, 2011

G25: 19962466 Champernowne

19962466. Sir William Champernowne & 19962467. Eva de Whitchurch

~1200, William born in England, s/o 39924932. Jordan de Chambernun & 39924933. Mabel Fitz Robert.

~1200, Eva born in England, d/o §Rainald de Whitchurch of Shrivenham, Berkshire.

Bef. 1214 William’s older brother Jordan died.

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.

1224, William, of age, disputed the gift of his grandmother, Hawise de Redvers, of the manor of Fleet, claiming the manor had earlier been given to his father.

1226-27, At Dorcester, on the morrow of the Anunciation of the Blessed Mary, between William de Chambernun, plaintiff, and Roger, the Prior of Christchurch, tenent, by John de Auna, canon, in the Prior's place, of the fourth part of one knight's fee in Flete. … William acknowledged the same to be the right of the Prior and his church of Christchurch, … For this the Prior gave to William fifty five marcs of silver. (S) Feet of Fines.

6/10/1226, The king has committed to Thomas of Cirencester the manor of Broomford with appurtenances that W. Longespée, once earl of Salisbury, held by bail of the king, and the manors of Kingkerswell and Diptford with appurtenances that William Brewer, William Chambernun and Elias Coffin held, to keep for as long as etc. (S) FRsHIII.

4/1229, William involved in a dispute with the Abbot of Tewkesbury. (S) CPRs.

10/5/1229, Order to the sheriff of Devon to place in respite, … the demand he makes … from the abbot of Tewkesbury by summons for falling into the [king’s] mercy … to take the assize of darrein presentment between William de Campo Aernulfo, claimant, and the abbot of Forde , defendant, concerning the churches of Bickington and Umberleigh. (S) FRsHIII.

1235, William de Champernowne the mesne lord of Hampton Gay in Heyford. (S) Lower Heyford, A History of the County of Oxford, V6, 1959.

~1240, William de Campo Arnulphi, of Umberleigh, Devon, died. (S) The Archaeological Journal, V157, 2000, P449.

8/21/1249, Eva living; her dower is addressed in a grant of Geoffrey de Grandi  Monte.

(S) A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain, Burke, 1838, P526.

Family notes:

·         Lady Joan Champernoun [as she styled herself] founded a chantry at Umberleigh in the reign of Henry III to pray for the soul of her father William de Campo Arnulphi, with the souls of her mother Eva, and Ralph de Willington, her husband, which Risdon says “lay long neglected until the Lady Joan Champernoun allowed lands for the maintenance of a chaplain.” (S) Monasticon, P481.

Child of William and Eva:

i. Joan Champernowne (9981233), born ~1235 in England.