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Families covered: Champneys of Champneys, Champneys of Hall Place, Champneys of Orchardleigh, Champneys of Ostenhanger, Champneys of Vinters

Representative of the Sieur de Champney, "a younger son of the noble house of de Champnee in Normandy" (according to BEB1841), who may have been the ancestor who "came into England with the Conqueror" (according to Commoners), was ...
Sir Amyan Champneys (a temp Henry II who r. 1154-1189)
1. Sir Amyan Champneys
  BEB1841 identifies Amyan's wife as Anne, dau of Courtenay, Earl of Devon, by his wife, Blanch, dau of Lewis, King of France. That is easily ignored. Berry, supported by Commoners for her father, identifies her as follows, identifying Reginald as "progenitor of the Earls of Devon".
  m. Anne Courtenay (dau of Reginald Courtenay by day of ?? Bollers of Montgomeryshire)
  A. Sir John Champneys
  m. _ Turberville (dau of Sir Richard Turberville)
i. Sir Hugh Champneys
  m. Maud Avenell (dau/heir of Sir John Avenell, son of Sir Geoffry)
  a. Sir John Champneys
  m. Anne Waryes (dau of Thomas Waryes of Gloucestershire)
  (1) Sir John Champneys (dsp)
  (2) Ralph Champneys
  m. Alma Torts of Devon
  (A) John Champneys
  m. Beatrice Cheverell (dau of Sir John Cheverell of Wiltshire)
  (i) Richard Champneys
  m. _ Williamscotte of Gloucester
  (a) Richard Champneys
  m. Mary Stackpole
  ((1)) Sir John Champneys - continued below
  Berry notes "Till this period the chief seat was Champneys, in the parish of Stanton-Drew, co. Somerset."
  m. Elizabeth Bytton (dau of Sir Hugh Bytton)
  (3) Margaret Champneys
  m. Sir Thomas Gournay



Sir John Champneys - continued above
Commoners reports that the Champneys of Orchardleigh were the senior branch of the family but does not show the connection. BEB1841 jumps from the Sir Hugh who m. Maud Avenell (above) to the undermentioned Sir Henry who married Elizabeth Horrey, identifying him as "7th in lineal descent" from Sir Hugh. Berry shows this Sir John & Elizabeth as parents of John (m. Johanna Aylworth) parents of Thomas "from whom the Somersetshire family are supposed to descend, but they make themselves to branch off one descent higher" + Henry + 'Robert or John' (father of the Lord Mayor). We follow various web sites which support the view that the Somerset family did indeed spring from the next generation rather than the one after, being from the 2nd son (Henry) rather than the eldest (Thomas).
m. Elizabeth Bytton (dau of Sir Hugh Bytton of Gloucester)
1. Thomas Champneys
2. Sir Henry Champneys (a 1463) this line followed by BEB1841
  m. Elizabeth Horrey (dau/heir of Walter de Horrey)
  A. Henry Champneys of Frome Selwood (d 1505)
  m. Jane Liversedge (dau of Gabriel Liversedge of Valles House)
  i. Henry Champneys of Orchardleigh, Somerset
  m. Elizabeth St. Maur (dau/heir of _ St. Maur of Seymour's Court)
  BEB1841 jumps 3 generations here, to Henry's great-great-grandson John who married Deborah Hippisley. The intervening generations are as reported on various web sites.
a. John Champneys
  m. Joan Sydenham (dau of William Sydenham)
  (1) John Champneys
  m. Honor Chaldecott (dau of Francis Chaldecott)
  (A) John Champneys
  m. Cicely Morton wife of a John of Orchardleigh, possibly mother of ...
  (i) John Champneys of Orchardleigh (d 1678)
  m. Deborah Hippisley (dau of John Hippisley of Stone Easton)
  (a) John Champneys
((1)) John Champneys, Sheriff of Somerset (a 1695)
  m. Elizabeth Chaundler (dau/heir of Richard Chaundler of Cam's Hall)
  ((A)) Richard Champneys, Sheriff of Somerset (a 1728)
  m1. Sarah Daines (dau/coheir of Sir William Daines of Bristol)
  ((i))+ 2 daughters
  m2. Jane Swymmer (dau/heir of Anthony Langley Swymmer)
  ((iii)) Sir Thomas Champneys, Sheriff of Somerset, 1st Bart of Orchardleigh (b 09.10.1745, d 21.08.1821)
  m1. (1768) Caroline Anne Cox (d 1791, dau of Richard Cox of Quarley by Caroline, dau of Sir William Codrington, Bart)
  ((a)) Sir Thomas Symmer Champneys, later Mostyn-Champneys, 2nd Bart of Orchardleigh (b 31.05.1769, dsp 1840)
  m. Charlotte Margaret Mostyn (dau of Sir Roger Mostyn, Bart)
  ((b)) Catherine Harriet Champneys (d 1812)
  m. J. Buthcer
  m2. (sp) Henrietta Minchin (d 01.1827, dau of Humphrey Minchin of Stubbington)
((iv))+ other issue
3. John Champneys (a temp Henry VI who r. 1422-1461) this line followed by Commoners & Berry
  m. Johanna Aylworth (dau of Sir Humphrey Aylworth of Aylworth)
  A. Robert of John Champneys of Chew Magna, Somerset
  m. Thomazine Castlelyn
  i. Sir John Champneys of Hall Place in Kent, Lord Mayor of London (d 1556)
  m. Meriel Barrett (d 1534, dau of John Barrett of Belhouse by Philippa Harpsfield)
  a. Francis Champneys of Wrotham (Kent) & Leachlade (Gloucestershire) (dsp)
  m. Mary Dodge (dau of Edward Dodge of Wrotham & Leachlade, widow of John Bathurst of Horsemonden) ## see here ##
  b. Clement Champneys
m. _ Aldersey (widow)
  (1) Thomas Champneys (dsp)
  c. Justinian Champneys of Hall Place, Sheriff of Kent (b 1530-1, bur 12.08.1596)
  m1. Helen Halle (d 1565, dau of Thomas Halle of London, son of Roger by Margaret, dau/coheir of Sir Thomas Mirfine)
(1) Justinian Champneys of Gray's Inn & Wrotham (d 1622)
  m. (1602) Sarah Darell (dau of John Darell of Cale Hill by Anne, dau/coheir of Robert Horne, Bishop of Winchester)
  (A) Richard Champneys of Biddenden, Kent (bpt 07.06.1608, d 23.06.1670)
  m. Martha Bishop
  (i) Justinian Champneys of Ostenhanger, Kent (bpt 01.1669-70, bur 16.09.1754, of the Middle Temple)
  m. (1695) Sarah Hughes (bpt 1679, bur 1728, dau of Andrew Hughes of Ringleton)
  (a) Justinian Champneys of Vinters (b 12.1695, dsp 11.1758)
  m. Elizabeth Marriott (dau of John Marriott of Sturston Hall by Ann, dau of Sir Thomas Styl of Wateringbury, Bart)
  (b) William Champneys of Vinters (b 11.06.1699, bur 08.1766)
  m1. (07.1740) Hannah Trigge (bpt 24.06.1704, bur 23.04.1748, dau of John Trigge of Newnham by Mary, dau of Thomas Chinn of Newnham)
((1)) Harriet Champneys (bpt 23.02.1744-5, a 1829)
  m. (15.12.1767) John Byrte or Burt of Boley Hill, Rochester (b 20.01.1734, d 03.08.1788, son of Joseph of Fordingbridge (Hampshire) by Mary Randall of Wiltshire)
  ((A)) Henry William Burt, later Champneys of Ostenhanger (b 26.05.1770, rector of Badsworth, 2nd son)
  m. (03.05.1796) Lucy Hornby (dau of Rev. Geoffrey Hornby by Lucy, dau of James, Lord Stanley ('Lord Strange'), son of Edward, 11th Earl of Derby)
  ((i)) Emily Catharine Champneys (b 11.07.1806)
  m. (08.09.1825) Adam Hodgson of Liverpool
  ((ii))+ other issue - Henry William Justinian (b 1798, d 18189), Thomas Phipps Amyan (b 1808), Edward Geoffrey John (b 1813), Maximilian Hugh Stanley (d 1816), Charles James Hornby (b 1817), Lucy Henrietta, Frances Sussanna, Louisa Charlotte Margaret, Mary Sophia
((B)) Thomas Charles Burt (b 23.10.1773) had issue
  m. (1800) Catherine Jemmett (dau of George Jemmett by Mary, dau of Edward Curteis of Tenterden)
  ((C))+ other issue - Henry William (b 18.05.1769, bur 26.05.1769), Harriet (bpt 23.07.1772, d unm 23.12.1799), Frances (b 23.07.1775, d infant)
  ((2))+ other issue - Sackville (b 1741-2, bur 22.05.1748), Frances (bpt 15.06.1743, bur 07.03.1800)
  m2. (1749) Sophia D'Aeth (dsp bur 28.01.1772, dau of Sir Thomas Daeth, Bart of Knowlton, by Elizabeth Narborough)
  (c) Sarah Champneys (bur 11.01.1764)
  m. Stringer Belcher (rector of Ulcomb)
  (d)+ other issue - Henry of Vinters (bpt 11.02.1700-1, d unm 26.08.1781), Richard (d infant)
  (ii) Martha Champneys (bpt 03.04.1666, a 1738)
  m. (1685) Richard Butcher of Wye
  (B) Robert Champneys in Spain (a 1641)
  m. "a Spanish lady"
  (C) John Champneys (d 1645, rector of Digswell, 4th son)
  m. (1635) Martha Cave (dau of Sir Alexander Cave of Bargrave)
  (i) Justinian Champneys of Gray's Inn (b 1637, d unm 1712-3)
  (ii) Mary Champneys (a 1669)
  m. _ Hewitt
  (D) Elizabeth Champneys (bpt 10.08.1606)
m. Rev. _ Male of Vange
  (E)+ other issue - James (bpt 17.04.1616), Henry (a 1645), Anne (bpt 21.03.1604, bur 13.10.1615), Mary
  (2)+ other issue (d young) - Henry, Ales, Elizabeth
  m2. Theodora Blundell (d 25.06.1582, dau/heir of John Blundell of Steeple Barton)
  (5) Richard Champneys of Hall Place, later of Woolwich (d 1653)
  m. Bridget Rolfe (d 1618, dau of Robert Rolfe of Hadleigh)
  (A) Catherine Champneys
  m. Edwin Sandys of Northborne Court, Kent (d Worcester 1642, Colonel)
  (B)+ other issue - William (a 1653, dsp), Richard (dsp bur 1618), Thomas (bpt 1611)
  (6) Meriel Champneys
  m1. Sir Richard Swann of Southfleet
  m2. Edward Rolt of Perton Hall
  (7) Theodora Champneys
  m. John Keys
  (8)+ other issue - John (bur 25.04/8.1586), Elizabeth (d 1576)
  m3. Anne Eden (dau of Thomas Eden of Sudbury, widow of Robert Springe of Lavenham, m3. Sir Philip Paris of Linton)
  d.+ other issue
  ii. Thomazine Champneys
  m. _ Atwyll

Main source(s): Commoners (vol 3, 'Champneys of Ostenhanger', p555+), BEB1841 ('Champneys of Orchardleigh' (in Supplement)), CountyGen (Kent, Berry, 1830, p39+)
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