Champion Family History

Generation 1

1. John Champion-1 was born in 1823 in Monkleigh, Devon. He was christened on 10 Aug 1823 in St. George’s Church, Monkleigh, Devon. He died on 09 May 1885 in Tealter, Abbotsham, Devon. He was buried on 13 May 1885 in St. George’s Church, Monkleigh, Devon.

John Champion and Ann Beer were married on 31 Mar 1849 in Monkleigh Church, County of Devon. Ann Beer was born in 1821. She died on 24 Jun 1873 in Slew, Monkleigh, Devon. She was buried on 29 Jun 1873 in St. George’s Church, Monkleigh, Devon.

They had the following children:

i. Mary Ann Champion was born on 04 Oct 1852 in Slew, Monkleigh, Devon. She was
christened on 24 Oct 1852 in St. George’s Church, Monkleigh, Devon. She married Lewis
Braunton on 16 Apr 1871 in Register Office, Bideford,Devon. She died about 1877. She
was buried in St. George’s Church, Monkleigh, Devon.

ii. Thirza Champion was born in 1856 in Monkleigh, Devon. She was christened on 06 Jan
1856 in Monkleigh, Devon. She married William Slee on 21 Oct 1876 in Monkleigh Church,
County of Devon.

iii. Elizabeth Champion was born on 08 Feb 1858 in Rendles Down, Monkleigh, Devon. She
was christened on 04 Apr 1858 in St. George’s Church, Monkleigh, Devon. She married
Thomas Buse on 03 Oct 1885 in Zion Chapel, Silver Street, Bideford, Devon.

iv. William Henry Champion was born on 05 Sep 1859 in Bridgetown, Monkleigh, Devon. He
was christened on 02 Oct 1859 in St. George’s Church, Monkleigh, Devon.

v. Samuel Champion was born on 03 Oct 1863 in Slew, Monkleigh, Devon. He married Mary
Annie Chester on 22 Aug 1883 in Bideford Register Office in the County of Devon. He died
on 15 Sep 1915 in The Voluntary Hospital, Barry, Glamorgan, Wales.

Generation 2

2. Samuel Champion-2 (John-1) was born on 03 Oct 1863 in Slew, Monkleigh, Devon. He was
christened on 01 Nov 1863 in St. George’s Church, Monkleigh, Devon. He died on 15 Sep 1915 in
The Voluntary Hospital, Barry, Glamorgan, Wales. He was buried in Merthyr Dyfan Cemetery, Barry, Glamorgan.

Samuel Champion and Mary Annie Chester were married on 22 Aug 1883 in Bideford Register Office in the County of Devon. Mary Annie Chester was born in 1865 in Irsha Street, Appledore, Devon. She was christened on 26 Feb 1865 in Appledore, Devon. She died on 19 Jul 1895 in 32 Market Street, Appledore, Devon. She was buried on 22 Jul 1895 in St. Mary’s Church Cemetry, Appledore, Devon.

They had the following children:

3. i. William Thomas Champion was born on 23 Jul 1883 in Irsha Street, Appledore, Devon. He married Elizabeth Sarah Bates on 11 Nov 1909 in St Andrews Church, Plaistow, Essex.

4. ii. Lilian Champion was born on 13 Jun 1885 in New Road, Bideford, Devon. She married Richard French on 10 Aug 1917 in St Lawrence Church, New Brentford, Middlesex. She died on 07 Dec 1968 in St Mary’s Hospital, Luton.

iii. John James Champion was born on 13 Sep 1888 in 113 George Potts Street, Westoe,
South Shields, Durham. He was christened on 24 Oct 1888 in St. Micharl’s and All Angels,
Westoe, South Shields. He married Emily Dampier on 13 Aug 1911 in St. John Baptist,
Eastover, Bridgewater. He died on 13 Nov 1911 in Lost at Sea, Cardiganshire, Aberystwyth, offshore, 14M WNW.

Generation 3

3. William Thomas Champion-3 (Samuel-2, John-1) was born on 23 Jul 1883 in Irsha Street,
Appledore, Devon.

William Thomas Champion and Elizabeth Sarah Bates were married on 11 Nov 1909 in St Andrews Church, Plaistow, Essex. Elizabeth Sarah Bates was born about 1884 in Stratford, London.

They had the following children:

5. i. William Champion[1] was born about 1910 in West Ham, Essex. He married Masie Mary
Gwendoline Streeter about 1947.

ii. John Champion was born about 1912 in West Ham, Essex.

iii. Margery Champion was born about 1916 in Bedfordshire.

4. Lilian Champion-3 (Samuel-2, John-1) was born on 13 Jun 1885 in New Road, Bideford, Devon.
She died on 07 Dec 1968 in St Mary’s Hospital, Luton.

Lilian married Richard French son of Richard James French and Jane Cadle on 10 Aug 1917 in St Lawrence Church, New Brentford, Middlesex. Richard was born about 1889 in Fenney Stratford, Buckinghamshire. He was christened about 1889 in Fenney Stratford, Buckinghamshire. He died on 03 Mar 1964 in 9 Allenby Avenue, Dunstable, Luton.

They had the following children:

6. i. Kenneth Gordon Champion was born on 07 Sep 1907 in 103 Edgware Street, Wavetree,
West Derby, Liverpool. He married Dora Prestland on 08 Oct 1927 in Registrar Office, Leigton Buzzard. He died on 16 Dec 1969 in Luton and Dunstable Hospital.

Generation 4

5. William Champion-4 (William Thomas-3, Samuel-2, John-1)[1] was born about 1910 in West Ham,
Essex.

William Champion and Masie Mary Gwendoline Streeter were married about 1947.
Masie Mary Gwendoline Streeter:[1, 2] was born on 20 Oct 1921 in Salfords, Redhill, Surrey.
Notes for Masie Mary Gwendoline Streeter:
General Notes: Adopted at Birth

They had the following children:

i. Theresa Champion[2] was born about 1947 in Redhill, Surrey.

ii. Christine Champion[2] was born about 1948 in Redhill, Surrey.

iii. Robin Champion[2] was born about 1949 in Redhill, Surrey.

iv. Martin Sydney Champion[2] was born in 1950 in Surrey[1].

v. Cheryl Champion[1] was born about 1962 in Redhill, Surrey.

6. Kenneth Gordon Champion-4 (Lilian-3, Samuel-2, John-1) was born on 07 Sep 1907 in 103
Edgware Street, Wavetree, West Derby, Liverpool. He died on 16 Dec 1969 in Luton and Dunstable Hospital.

Kenneth Gordon Champion and Dora Prestland were married on 08 Oct 1927 in Registrar Office,
Leigton Buzzard. Dora Prestland daughter of Charles Prestland and Annie Stanley was born on 03 Mar 1908 in 31 Beale Street, Dunstable, Bedford. She died on 31 Jul 1944 in 27 Northfields, Dunstable, Bedford.

They had the following children:

i. Kenneth Arthur Richard Champion was born on 09 December 1927. He married Daisy Knight in Dec 1946. He died in Jun 2006, Blackpool, Lancashire.

ii. William Fredrick Champion was born on 13 Nov 1929 in Billington, Eaton Bray. He married Iris Rosina Northover on 13 Oct 1951 in London.

iii. Doreen Champion was born in 1931. She married Douglas Riley in 1951.

iv. John Champion was born in 1933. He died in 1980.

v. Robert Champion was born in 1936. He died on 01 Oct 1944 in Childrens Hospital, Luton.

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