Sir John Champernowne
[descendant of Edward I
he died 30 Apr 1503,
Sir Philip Champernowne,
of Modbury, Devon,
mar Katherine Carew
[descendant of Edward I],
he died 2 Aug 1545,
- Catherine Champernowne,
mar 1stly to Otto Gilbert and had issue:
- Sir Humphrey Gilbert
adventurer and explorer.
mar 2ndly to Sir Walter Ralegh
and had issue:
- Sir Walter Raleigh
Fought for the crown against the Second Desmond Rebellion
1579 to 1583.
He mar 1591 to Bessy Throckmorton
[born 1565] and had issue.
He posed the mathematical problem now known as
In his History of the World he was
a pioneer in
dating the world according to evidence
rather than mythology.
He wrote in favour of free trade, low customs duties, low protectionism.
He was an early advocate of
- that self-sufficiency might make
a country less, not more, prosperous.
He was executed 1618, age 66 yrs.
Bessy died 1647, age 82 yrs.
- Joan Champernowne
mar 1525 to Sir Anthony Denny, Knt
and had issue.
Joan Champernowne and Sir Anthony Denny
mentioned on the
tomb of their son Sir Edward Denny
in Waltham Abbey, Essex.
- Raleigh, NC,
is named after Sir Walter Raleigh.