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My ancestors - Champernowne - Contents


Sir John Champernowne [or Camperon],
of Dartington, Devon,
mar Margaret Courtenay [descendant of Edward I],
he died 30 Apr 1503,
had issue:

  1. Sir Philip Champernowne,
    of Modbury, Devon,
    mar Katherine Carew [descendant of Edward I],
    he died 2 Aug 1545,
    had issue:

    1. Catherine Champernowne,
      or Catharine, born 1519,
      mar 1stly to Otto Gilbert and had issue:

      1. Sir Humphrey Gilbert (and here), adventurer and explorer.

      mar 2ndly to Sir Walter Ralegh and had issue:

      1. Sir Walter Raleigh (see here), or Ralegh,
        born 1552,
        mar 1591 to Bessy Throckmorton [born 1565] and had issue,
        posed the mathematical problem now known as Kepler's conjecture,
        in his History of the World he was a pioneer in dating the world according to evidence rather than mythology,
        wrote in favour of free trade, low customs duties, low protectionism; he was an early advocate of globalisation - that self-sufficiency might make a country less, not more, prosperous,
        executed 1618, age 66 yrs,
        Bessy died 1647, age 82 yrs.

  2. Joan Champernowne (see here and here),
    mar 1525 to Sir Anthony Denny, Knt [born 1501] and had issue.

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