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Jane Champney (unknown)

Also Known As: "Richard Mrs Champney", "Mrs. Richard Champney", "Mrs. Jane Or Joan Champney", "Mrs. Jane Champney", "Mrs. Champney", "Mrs Jane Champney", "Jane Mrs. Champaney", "Jane Mrs Richard Champney", "Jane Champney Mrs", "Jane Mrs. Richard Champney", "Jane (", "Jane Talmadge"
Birthdate: (58)
Birthplace: Lincolnshire, England
Death: circa 1669 (54-62)
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Wife of 'Elder' Richard Champney
Mother of Elizabeth Hastings; Esther Danforth; Joseph Champney, of Billerica; Samuel Champney; Mary French and 2 others

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About Jane Champney

Richard Champney married by about 1629 Jane _____; living 30 June 1669 (date of husband's will).

That will reads:

In his will, dated 30 June 1669 and proved 21 December 1669, "Richard Champney of Cambridge" bequeathed to "my loving faithful wife Jane Champney ... the two best rooms in my dwelling house, entire to herself, with liberty of the cellar room for her use while she remains my widow" and some cattle and household goods, "and in case she do marry again, then she shall have only that part of our household stuff which she brought with her to me, on our marriage ... and in lieu of the thirds of my house & lands I do give her fifteen pounds per annum during her life"; to "my 3 daughters - Ester Convars, Mary French & Lidea Champney" £100 apiece and "all those lands lately granted and laid out unto me by the town of Billerica, to be equally divided among them"; to "Harvard College ... as an expression of my willingness to further the education of youth in all Godly literature" "those lands lately laid out unto me by the town of Cambridge near to the falls on Charles River, containing forty acres"; to "Daniel Gookin the eldest son of the worshipful Captain Dan[iel] Gookin" £5; to "Nathaniel Mitchell son of the Reverend Mr. Jonathan Mitchell, pastor of the Church of Christ in this place," £5; and the residue to "my two sons Samuel Champney & Daniel Champney," with detailed division of the lands, they to be executors; witnesses: William Boardman, William Barritt [MPR 3:139-41, Case #4240]. An undated codicil included additional bequests, to "my son John Hastings four acres of marsh adjoining to Goodman Devotion's marsh"; and to "Josiah Converse one load of hay yearly" [MPR 3:142, Case #4240].


  • i SARAH, bp. Stisted, Essex, 21 June 1629; no further record.
  • ii ESTHER, bp. Stisted, Essex, 31 October 1630 (the January 1658/9 compilation of Cambridge church members includes among the "children yet living" of Richard Champney "Esther Champney now Convers living at Wooburne baptized in England aged about 6 years when her father joined here" [CaChR 2]); m. (1) Woburn 26 March 1651 Josiah Converse, son of EDWARD CONVERSE [GMB 1:462]; m. (2) Billerica 17 November 1690 Jonathan Danforth.
  • iii JOSEPH, bp. Stisted, Essex, 8 April 1632; freeman 3 May 1654 [MBCR 4:1:460]; m. by 1656 Sarah Poole, daughter of JOHN POOLE of Reading; the inventory of the estate of "Joseph Champney, late of Billerica, deceased," taken 23 May 1656, was presented at court on 19 June 1656 by "Sarah, the relic widow of Joseph Champney, deceased," at which time "the friends of the said Joseph Champney deceased having manifested their willingness to allow & yield the said Sarah the whole estate" [MPR 1:94-95]; she m. (2) Cambridge 19 August 1656 William Barrett.
  • iv NOAH, bp. Stisted, Essex, 8 April 1634; no further record.
  • v SAMUEL, b. Cambridge [blank] September 1635 [NEHGR 4:55]; m. (1) Billerica 13 October 1657 Sarah Hubbard; m. (2) Ruth (Mitchelson) Green, daughter of Edward Mitchelson and widow of John Green, son of PERCIVAL GREEN [CaChR 16-17]. (This second marriage is confidently stated in all secondary sources, and is consistent with all the evidence collected so far, but no dispositive evidence has been found.)
  • vi MARY, b. Cambridge [blank] November 1639 [NEHGR 4:55]; m. Billerica 20 September 1665 Jacob French.
  • vii DANIEL, b. Cambridge 9 March 1644[/5] [NEHGR 8:345]; m. (1) Cambridge 3 January 1665[/6] Dorcas Bridge; m. (2) Cambridge 9 June 1684 Hepzibah (Corlet) Minot, daughter of Elijah Corlet [CaChR 8] and widow of James Minot, son of GEORGE MINOT [GMB 2:1268].
  • viii LYDIA, b. say 1648; m. Cambridge 20 May 1668 John Hastings. (Note that this marriage took place more than a year before the date of her father's will, where she is called Lydia Champney; the undated codicil to the will does name "my son John Hastings.")


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Jane Champney's Timeline

Lincolnshire, England
Age 16
June 21, 1629
Age 18
Probably England, (Present UK)
April 8, 1632
Age 21
Stisted, Essex, England
September 1635
Age 24
Cambridge, Massachusetts Bay Colony
November 1639
Age 28
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Age 32
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
March 9, 1644
Age 33
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Age 58
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts