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Otho Gilbert (24 Mar 1419-2 Feb 1493)
Posted by: Scott Williams Date: May 15, 2000 at 22:08:49
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Below is a descendant report that contains several early Devon Gilberts. Does anyone have more info on this line, especially leading back to Geoffrey Gilbert (d. about 1326)?
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(1) 1 William Champernoun, M
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Children:       John, M

(2) 1.1 John Champernoun, M
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Children:       Oliver, M

(3) 1.1.1 Oliver Champernoun, M
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Appears at North Tawton on the 1332 Devonshire Lay Subsidy (DCRS, n.s., vol. 14 [1969], p. 77)

Spouse:       Egelina de Valletort, F
Death Date:       aft 1346
Father:       Hugh de Valletort, M

She survived her husband, as Sir Richard Stapleton held the advowson of the church of North Tawton of Egelina Champernon in Edw. III's time (Pole's Devon: 427). She was still living in 1346 (Feudal Aids, 1, p. 422)


Children:       Elizabeth, F
       Otho, M
       Hugh, M
       Osmond, M
       Richard, M (-<1377)
       Johanna, F
       Margaret, F

(4) 1.1.1.1 Elizabeth Champernoun, F
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Wife of William Gilbert, her son William Gilbert is named as an heir in the 1422/3 IPM of her nephew, Otho Champernoun. On 6 July 1380, Elizabeth, widow of William Gilbert was granted administration of her husband's estate.

Spouse:       William Gilbert, M
Death Date:       bef 1380
Death Place:       Compton, Devon, England

Children:       William, M (<1380->1428)

(5) 1.1.1.1.1 William Gilbert, M
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Birth Date:       bef 1380
Death Date:       aft 1428
Death Place:       Compton, Devon, England

Children:       Otho, M (1419-1493)

(6) 1.1.1.1.1.1 Otho Gilbert, M
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Birth Date:       24 Mar 1419
Birth Place:       Compton, Devon, England
Death Date:       2 Feb 1493
Reli:       baptised in the Church of St. John the Baptist at Marledon

Sheriff of Devonshire 1475-6, he was a Yorkist and was the first on the list of those to receive knighthood if Edward V had been crowned. His IPM was taken at Exeter 5 Aug 1493 and cancelled 17 Nov 1514 because it was not indented as the statute required.
Re: Pole's Devon, p. 280; IPM, Henry VII, 1: no. 755; Lists and Indexes, 9: 36; Devon and Cornwall Notes & Queries, 20: 63; Paget's Prince of Wales, 2: 472; Vivian, p. 405, 486.

Spouse:       Elizabeth Hill, F
Father:       Robert Hill, M
Mother:       Margaret Champernoun, F

Children:       Joan, F

(7) 1.1.1.1.1.1.1 Joan Gilbert, F
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Spouse:       Sir John Norbury, M
Birth Date:       ca 1443
Death Date:       1504

(4) 1.1.1.2 Otho Champernoun, M
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(4) 1.1.1.3 Hugh Champernoun, M
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(4) 1.1.1.4 Osmond Champernoun, M
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(4) 1.1.1.5 Richard Champernoun, M
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Death Date:       bef Jul 1377

The IPM of Hugh de Courtenay, Earl of Devon reports that Richard died in the earl's lifetime and his son Oto, a minor, was holding North Tauton (CIPM, 14: 318)

Spouse:       Agnes Dodescombe, F
Father:       John Dodescombe, M

Her share of her father's lands amounted to one fifth of one third of the manor of Legh Peverel and the advowson of one fourth of the church there, which lands descended to her son Otho (IPM of Otho)


there were no other children

Children:       Otho, M

(5) 1.1.1.5.1 Otho Champernoun, M
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A minor in July 1377, he was holding North Tawton as one knight's fee and called Oto son of Richard Chambernoun 14 Aug 1377 (Cal. Close Rolls, 1377-81, p. 13). He was exempted for life from all public offices 18 Oct 1390 (Cal. Pat. Rolls, 1381-5, p. 313), 17 Aug 1393 (Cal. Pat. Rolls, 1391-6, p. 324) and 10 Feb 1402 (Cal. Pat. Rolls, 1401-5, p. 43); license granted to Otto Chambernoun, William Gilbert and Richard Gilbert to receive 100 pilgrims in their ship la Charite and to ship them to Santiago to pay their vows and to bring them back, 8 May 1394 (Cal. Pat. Rolls, 1391-6, p. 408). As Lord of Clyst Hydon, he presented there to the church in June 1399 and March 1408/9 (Stafford, p. 156). Ordered to be arrested, 11 Feb 1407 (Cal. Pat. Rolls, 1405-8, p. 419), the problem appears to have been resolved in his favor as on 20 Dec 1407 he was appointed to a commission to inquire what lands Philip Courtenay, chivalier, deceased, held in Devonshire and its value (Cal. Pat. Rolls, 1405-8, p. 419). By charter of 9 June 1408, he and Agnes, his wife, were demised the manor and hundred of North Tawton (IPM of Otho).
He died 2 Jan 1422/3. Having left no issue, his IPM names as his heirs the descendants of his three aunts, Margaret, Elizabeth and Joan, as well as his cousin, Alexander Champernoun (IPM 1 Hen VI) and other relatives.
He was married to Agnes Hydon, who died 10 Jan 1430/1 (IPM 9 Hen. VI, file 49 (41)). Through his wife, Otho Champernoun came into possession of Clyst Hydon. Agnes may have been the daughter of the Richard de Hydon who presented to the rectory in 1362 (Grandisson, p. 1475). Agnes, herself, presented to Clyst Hydon in Feb 1427/8 and July 1430 (Lacy, p. 109, 127)

Spouse:       Agnes Hydon, F
Death Date:       10 Jan 1430/1

(4) 1.1.1.6 Johanna Champernoun, F
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Wife of Richard Atwood, her son, William Attewode
(Atwood) is named as an heir in the 1422/3 IPM of her nephew, Otho Champernoun

Spouse:       Richard Atwood, M

Children:       William, M

(5) 1.1.1.6.1 William Atwood, M
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(4) 1.1.1.7 Margaret Champernoun, F
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Spouse:       Thomas Stonehouse, M


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