Name: Joan CHAMPERNOUN , Heiress of Umberleigh 1
ALIA: Joan de /Campo Arnulphi/
Birth: ABT 1223 in Umberleigh, Torrington, Devon, England
Death: AFT 1284 1
He [Ralph de Wilington] married, before 17 July 1238, Joan, daughter and heir of William, or Oliver, DE CHAMPERNON, by Eve, daughter of Rainald DE WHITCHURCH (Albo Monasterio), of Shrivenham, Berks. He died between April 1255 and July 1260. Joan was living in 1284-86. [Complete Peerage XII/2:645, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]
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From: RBodine996 (rbodine996 AT aol.com)
Subject: THE EARLY CHAMPERNOUNS
7. JOAN de CHAMPERNON (CAMPO ARNULPHI). 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 and Ralph de Willington, her husband (Monasticon, p. 481). As Joan de Campo Arnulfi she presented to St. Gwinear, co. Cornwall in Jan 1260/1 (Bronescombe, p. 172). As Dame Joan de Champernon she presented to Huntshaw in Sept 1277 (Bronescombe, p. 145). As Joan de Campo Arnulfi, Lady of Beaford, she presented to Beaford in July 1278 (Bronescombe, p. 113). As Dame Joan de Chambernun she presented to High Bickington in March 1277/8 and July 1283 (Bronescombe, p. 144, 346). She was still living 1284-6 (CP, 12(2): 645). She married before 17 July 1238 to Sir Ralph de Willington. Sheriff of Devonshire 1254-1255. He died between April 1255 and July 1260 (CP, 12(2): 645).
As sole heiress of her father, the Champernoun manors of St. Gwinear, Huntshaw, Beaford and High Bickington passed into possession of the Willingtons.
Father: William (Oliver) CHAMPERNOUN , of Umberleigh b: ABT 1203 in Umberleigh, Torrington, Devon, England
Mother: Eve de WHITCHURCH b: ABT 1205 in Shrivenham, Faringdon, Berkshire, England
Ralph de WILINGTON , of Ablington & Yate, Sir b: ABT 1210 in Yate, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England
BEF 17 JUL 1238 1
- Ralph de WILINGTON , of Umberleigh b: BEF 1239 in Umberleigh, Torrington, Devon, England
- Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000