Monday, 8 April 2013

Champion de Crespignys at Cambridge from the earliest times to 1900


Alumni Cantabrigienses: A Biographical List of All Known Students, Graduates and Holders of Office at the University of Cambridge, from the Earliest Times to 1900 includes eleven members of the Champion de Crespigny family.



The book is partially digitised on Google books for sampling and the relevant page for the Champion de Crespigny family (page 175 of volume 2) is included in that digitisation at http://books.google.com.au/books?id=-FjmQ4xTgkQC&pg=PA175 . Ancestry.com have similar, but not always identical information in their database: Ancestry.com. Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.
Original data: Venn, J. A., comp.. Alumni Cantabrigienses. London, England: Cambridge University Press, 1922-1954.

 Of the colleges, Trinity Hall was the most popular with six members of the family attending.  Three attended Trinity College. Other colleges were Downing and Magdelene and Sidney.

There are two family groupings of those who attended Cambridge but they are closely related:
  • Charles James Fox (1785-1875) nephew of the first baronet
  • Thomas (1763-1799) his half-brother
  • George Blicke (1815-1893) his second son
  • Philip Robert (1817-1889) his third son

  • Claude William (1734-1818) the first baronet
  • Claude William (1818-1868) the third baronet, great grandson of the first baronet, grandson of the second baronet.
  • Frederick John (1822-1887) brother of the third baronet, great grandson of the first baronet
  • Heaton (1796-1858) son of the second baronet, grandson of the first baronet
  • Herbert Joseph (1805-1881) brother of Heaton, grandson of the first baronet
  • William (1765-1829) second baronet, son of first baronet, father of Heaton and Herbert
  • William Other (1789-1816), son of the second baronet, brother of Heaton and Herbert

Name: Charles [James] Fox Champion. Crespigny or De Crespigny
College: SIDNEY
Entered: Michs. 1803
Born: 30 Aug 1785
More Information: Adm. pens. (age 18) at SIDNEY, Apr. 14, 1803. 3rd s. of Philip [Champion de Crespigny], of Aldeburgh, Suffolk. B. Aug. 30, 1785. School, Reading (Dr Valpy). Migrated to Trinity, May 31, 1803; matric. Michs. 1803. Of Tal-y-llyn House, Brecon. J.P. for Suffolk. Married Eliza Julia, dau. of John Trent, Esq., of Dallington House, Suffolk, Mar. 20, 1813. Died Mar. 4, 1875. Half-brother of Thomas (1779); father of George B. C. (1832) and Philip R. C. (1838). (Foster, Baronetage, 1883.)

Charles Fox Champion Crespigny (1785-1875) photographed about 1858 with his grandson Constantine (my fourth great grandfather)

Name: Claude Champion Crespigny
College: TRINITY HALL
Born: 19 Dec 1734
Died: 29 Jan 1818
More Information: Probably adm. at TRINITY HALL, c. 1748. B. Dec. 19, 1734. LL.B. 1758; LL.D. 1763. Fellow, 1757-64. 1st s. of Philip Champion, of Doctors' Commons, Esq. Adm. at Lincoln's Inn, Oct. 23, 1750. Created Baronet, 1805. Died in Lincoln's Inn Fields, Jan. 29, 1818. (J. Ch. Smith.)

Name: Claude [Champion]. Crespigny or De Crespigny second entry
College: TRINITY HALL
Entered: Lent, 1755
Died: 28 Jan 1818
More Information: Adm. pens. at TRINITY HALL, May 27, 1752. S. and h. of Philip Champion [de Crespigny], of Champion Lodge, Camberwell, Surrey. [B. Dec. 19, 1734.] School, (?) Eton. Scholar, 1753; matric. Lent, 1755; LL.B. 1758; LL.D. 1763. Fellow, 1757-64 [the circumstances which resulted in his election are described in D. A. Winstanley, Cambridge in the XVIIIth Century]. Adm. at Lincoln's Inn, Oct. 23, 1750. Adm. advocate in Doctors' Commons, 1763. Receiver-General of the droits of Admiralty for over 50 years. Created Bart., Oct. 31, 1805, having had the honour of receiving the Prince Regent at Champion Lodge. Major-Commandant of the Camberwell Volunteers. Of Champion Lodge, Camberwell, Surrey. Married Mary, dau. of Joseph Clerke, Esq., of Rigton, Yorks., Feb. 16, 1764, and eventually heir to Isaac Heaton, of Peckham Lodge, Camberwell. Died Jan. 28, 1818, aged 83. Buried at Camberwell. M.I. Father of William (1780). (Foster, P. and B.; Parish of Camberwell, 39, 208; G. Mag., 1818.)

Claude Champion Crespigny (1734-1818) 1st baronet Champion Crespigny (my 5th great grand uncle)
Name: Sir Claude William Champion, Bart. Crespigny or De Crespigny
College: TRINITY
Entered: Michs. 1836
Born: 25 Jun 1818
Died: 11 Aug 1868
More Information: Adm. pens. at TRINITY, July 1, 1836. S. and h. of Augustus James Champion, Capt., R.N. (served under Nelson and Collingwood). B. June 25, 1818. Matric. Michs. 1836; M.A. 1840. Succeeded his grandfather, Sir William Champion (de Crespigny) as 3rd Bart., Dec. 28, 1829. For many years Lieut.-Col., and afterwards Hon. Col., 1st Batt., Essex Rifle Volunteers. Married Mary, dau. of Sir John Tyssen-Tyrrell, Bart., M.P., Aug. 22, 1843. Died Aug. 11, 1868. Brother of the next. (Burke, P. and B.)


Name: Frederick John Champion. Crespigny or De Crespigny
College: MAGDALENE
Entered: Michs. 1840
Born: 12 Dec 1822
More Information: Adm. pens. (age 18) at MAGDALENE, May 4, 1840. [3rd s. of Augustus (James) Champion, Capt., R.N., of Camberwell, Surrey. B. Dec. 12, 1822.] Matric. Michs. 1840; B.A. 1844; M.A. 1847. Ord. deacon, 1847; priest (Lincoln) 1848; P.C. of Emmanuel Church, Camberwell, Surrey, 1850-8. V. of Hampton Wick, Middlesex, 1858-87. Domestic Chaplain to Lord Rodney. Married Rosabelle Mary, widow of Thomas Mallett Wythe, in 1857. Died s.p. June 25, 1887. Window to his memory in Hampton Wick church. Brother of the above. (Burke, P. and B.; Crockford.)

Reverend Frederick John Champion de Crespigny (1822–1887) by British (English) School Oil on canvas, 73 x 60 cm Collection: Kelmarsh Hall Retrieved from http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/reverend-frederick-john-champion-de-crespigny-18221887-49097 (my third cousin four times removed)

Name: George Blicke Champion. Crespigny or De Crespigny
College: TRINITY HALL
More Information: Adm. pens. at TRINITY HALL, Oct. 17, 1832. [2nd s. of Charles Fox Champion (1803), Esq., of Tal-y-llyn House, Brecon.] Adm. at Lincoln's Inn, Nov. 4, 1833; age 17. Lieut.-Col., late 20th Regt.; Paymaster, Army service, 1880. Sometime on the staff of the School of Musketry, at Hythe, Kent. Married Elizabeth Jane, dau. of Alexander Buchanan, Esq., of Montreal, Canada, Q.C. (Canadian Bar), June 11, 1851. Brother of Philip R. C. (1838). (Foster, Baronetage, 1883.)


Name: Heaton Champion. Crespigny or De Crespigny
College: TRINITY HALL
Entered: Michs. 1816
Died: 15 Nov 1858
More Information: Adm. pens. at TRINITY HALL, Nov. 9, 1815. [4th s. of William Champion (1780), Esq. (afterwards Bart.) and grandson of Sir Claude Champion, Bart.] Matric. Michs. 1816; LL.B. 1825. At first in the Royal Navy, serving under Admiral the Hon. F. Irby in the memorable action between the Amelia and the Arethusa. Ord. deacon (Norwich) Dec. 12, 1819; V. of Neatishead, Norfolk, 1822-. R. of Stoke Doyle, Northants., 1822-33. Married Caroline, dau. of Henry Bathurst, Bishop of Norwich, July 19, 1820. Died Nov. 15, 1858, aged 62, at Ballarat, Australia. Brother of the next. (Burke, P. and B.; Foster, Index Eccles.; G. Mag., 1859, II. 197.)
Reverend Heaton Champion_de_Crespigny (1796–1858) by Philip August Gaugain Oil on canvas, 73 x 62 cm Collection: Kelmarsh Hall URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/reverend-heaton-champion-de-crespigny-17961858-49124 retrieved 5 November 201. (my second cousin five times removed)


Name: Herbert Joseph William Scott Champion. Crespigny or De Crespigny
College: TRINITY
Entered: Michs. 1824
Died: 24 Oct 1825
More Information: Adm. pens. (age 18) at TRINITY, June 29, 1824. [5th s. of Sir William Champion (1780), Bart.] B. at King's Rew, Hants. School, Winchester. Matric. Michs. 1824. Adm. at the Middle Temple, Apr. 23, 1822. Called to the Bar, 1832. Married Caroline, dau. of Sir William Smijth, Bart., and widow of his brother, Capt. Augustus James de Crespigny, R.N. (who died Oct. 24, 1825). Died July 1, 1881. Brother of the above. (Burke, P. and B.)




Name: Philip Robert Champion. Crespigny
College: DOWNING
More Information: Adm. Fell.-Com. at DOWNING, Nov. 7, 1838. [3rd s. of Charles James Fox (1803).] B. Oct. 4, 1817. Went to Australia. SometimeWarden and Police-Magistrate of goldfields, Ararat, Victoria. Married Charlotte Frances, dau. of William Pulteney Dana, Capt., 6th Foot, July 18, 1849. Brother of George B. C. (1832). (Foster, Baronetage, 1883.)
Philip Robert Champion Crespigny (1817-1889) (my third great grandfather)


Name: Thomas Champion. Crespigny or De Crespigny
College: TRINITY HALL
Entered: Michs. 1782
More Information: Adm. pens. at TRINITY HALL, June 22, 1779. [2nd s. of Philip (Champion de Crespigny), of Aldeburgh, Suffolk.] Scholar, 1781; matric. Michs. 1782; LL.B. 1785; LL.D. 1790. Adm. Advocate, Doctors' Commons, 1790. Of Ufford, Suffolk. Married Augusta Thelluson, sister of Sir Peter Isaac (Thelluson), 1st Lord Rendlesham, Mar. 26, 1793. Died Aug. 2, 1799. Half-brother of Charles F. C. (1803). (Foster, Baronetage, 1883.)


Name: William Champion. Crespigny or De Crespigny
College: TRINITY HALL
Entered: Michs. 1783
Died: 28 Dec 1829
More Information: Adm. pens. at TRINITY HALL, July 1, 1780. [S. and h. of Sir Claude (1752), Bart. B. Jan. 1, 1765.] School, (?) Eton. Matric. Michs. 1783; LL.B. 1786. Succeeded his father as 2nd Bart., Jan. 28, 1818. M.P. for Southampton, 1818-26. F.S.A. J.P. for Surrey and Hants. Provincial Grand Master of the Order of Freemasons in Hampshire. Married Sarah, dau. of Other Lewis (Windsor), Earl of Plymouth, Aug. 4, 1786. Died Dec. 28, 1829. Father of Heaton C. (1815) and Herbert J. W. S. C. (1824). (Burke, P. and B.; G. Mag., 1830, I. 189.)
Sir William Champion de Crespigny (1765–1829), 2nd Bt by Philip August Gaugain Oil on canvas, 121 x 94 cm Collection: Kelmarsh Hall (my first cousin six times removed).


Name: William Champion. Crespigny or De Crespigny
College: TRINITY HALL
Entered: Easter, 1811
Died: 1816
More Information: Adm. pens. at TRINITY HALL, Mar. 5, 1811. S. of —, of Lincoln's Inn. Matric. Easter, 1811; Scholar. [William Other Champion de Crespigny, 2nd s. of Sir William (1780), entered the Royal Navy and died on active service, in 1816. He was apparently previously adm. at the Middle Temple, Nov. 6, 1807, as ‘William Other Robert Champion de C., 2nd s. of William of Crespigny, of King's Rew, near Fawley, Hants.’ Called to the Bar, 1814.] (Burke, P. and B.)