CHAMPERNOWNE, Arthur (?1683-1717), of Dartington, Devon.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1715 - 27 Apr. 1717

Family and Education

b. ?1683, 2nd s. of Arthur Champernowne of Dartington by Margaret, da. and eventually coh. of Sir John Fowell, 2nd Bt., M.P., of Fowelscombe, Devon, sis. of Sir John Fowell, 3rd Bt., M.P. educ. Exeter, Oxf. 2 Mar. 1702, aged 18. m. (1) Elizabeth (d. 1717), da. of Francis Courtenay of Powderham, Devon, 2s. 1da.; (2) Susannah, da. of John Kelland, M.P., wid. of (i) Moses Gould, and (ii) William Courtenay of Tretherffe. suc. e. bro. 1696.

Offices Held


Early in the reign of Elizabeth the Champernownes had acquired Dartington near Totnes, which they had since occasionally represented. Returned unopposed for Totnes, classed as a Whig who would often vote with the Tories, Champernowne voted against the septennial bill in 1716 and died 27 Apr. 1717. His son three times contested Totnes unsuccessfully.

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Author: Shirley Matthews