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Families covered: Champion de Crespigny of Champion Lodge

Claude Champion, Sr. de Crespigny (in Lower Normandy), later in England (bpt 17.05.1620, d 10.04.1695)
Claude "was an officer of high rank unhte French service, but at the revocation of the Edict of Nantes he quitted France, with the whole of his family, and came to England, where he was received by the Pierrepoints, being allied by marriage to that noble house. He obtained a colonel's commission in the British army".
m. Marie de Vierville, later Countess de Vierville (d 21.06.1708, dau/coheir of Pierre de Vierville de Vierville)
1. Thomas Champion de Crespigny (2nd son, captain)
  m. Magdelaine Granger (dau of Israel Granger of Alencon)
  A. Philip Champion de Crespigny of Champion Lodge, Camberwell (d 11.02.1764-5)
m. (05.02.1730) Anne Fonnereau (dau of Claude Fonnereau of Christchurch Park)
  i. Sir Claude Champion de Crespigny of Champion Lodge, 1st Bart (b 19.12.1734, d 1818)
m. (1764) Mary Clarke (dau/heir of Joseph Clarke)
  a. Sir William Champion de Crespigny of Champion Lodge, 2nd Bart (b 01.01.1765, d 28.12.1829)
  m. (04.08.1786) Sarah Windsor (d 22.12.1825, dau of Other Lewis Windsor, 4th Earl of Plymouth)
  (1) Augustus James Champion de Crespigny (dvp 24.10.1825, Captain RN, 3rd son) had issue
  m. (22.05.1817) Caroline Smijth (d 25.01.1876, dau of Sir William Smijth of Hill Hall, 7th Bart, m2. as below)
  (2) Heaton Champion de Crespigny (d 15.11.1858, RN, later cleric) had issue
  m. (19.07.1820) Caroline Bathurst (dau of Henry Bathurst, Bishop of Norwich)
  (3) Herbert Joseph Champion de Crespigny (d 01.07.1881) had issue
  m. Caroline Smijth (d 25.01.1876, dau of Sir William Smijth of Hill Hall, 7th Bart, widow as above)
  (4) Patience Anne Champion de Crespigny (d 22.03.1843)
  m. (02.12.1814) Paul Anthony Irby (rector of Cottesbrooke, son of Frederick, 2nd Lord Boston)
  (5) Mary Catherine Champion de Crespigny (d 07.06.1858)
  m. (20.07.1830) John Brigstoke (d 21.01.1858, rector of Burton)
(6)+ other issue - Claude (dvp 1813, Flag Captain RN), William Other Robert (dvp 1816), Emma Honoria Dorothy (d unm 18.08.1883)
  ii. Philip Champion de Crespigny of Burwood (d 01.01.1803, King's proctor, MP for Aldeburgh (Aldborough))
  Details on Philip are supported by HoP ("Philip Champion de Crespigny') & Wikipedia ("Philip Champion de Crespigny").
  m1. (24.11.1762) Sarah Cooksedge (dau/heir of Thomas Cooksedge of Thetford)
  a.+ 3 sons + 2 daughters
  m2. (c1771) Betsy Hodges (d 1772)
m3. (01.07.1774) Clarissa Brooke (d 15.05.1782, dau of James Brooke of London)
  f. Eliza de Crespigny (d 15.07.1831) assumed of this marriage
  m. (14.09.1804) Richard Hussey Vivian, 1st Lord Vivian of Truro (b 1775, d 08.1842)
  g.+ 1 son + 1 other daughter
  m4. (20.02.1783, sp) Dorothy Scott (dau of Richard Scott of Betton, m2. Sir John Keane, Bart) ## see here ##
  iii. Susanna Champion de Crespigny (d 12.06.1766)
  m. Sir Richard Sutton, 1st Bart
  iv. Anne Champion de Crespigny
  m1. B. Glover ("brother of (Richard) the author of Leonidas")
  m2. James Vernon ("heir to Lord Shipbrook")
  v. Jane Champion de Crespigny (b 1742-3, d 04.02.1829)
  m. (1771) Henry Reveley
  B. Claude Champion de Crespigny (d unm 1782)
  C. Jane Champion de Crespigny
  m. Gilbert Allix
2. Jane Champion
  m. Geronimus de Lamberty, Baron of the Holy Roman Emperor (ambassador)
3.+ other issue - Pierre (d unm 22.03.1739), Gabriel (d 1722, captain), 4 daughters

Main source(s): BP1914 ('Champion de Crespigny') with support from 'Heraldic Illustrations' (J. Burke & J.B. Burke, 1846, Plate CXXIV, 'Champion de Crespigny, Bart') p116
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