Maurice Champion 1880-1956 and Gladys Hicks

Maurice Champion
Maurice Robert Champion born Heywood Wilts Aug 18th 1880

Son of Edward Champion and Martha Board.

Died 10th April 1956. Effects £7539 10s 2d. To Claude Board Champion and Muriel Joyce Clapp.

Married Gladys Hicks in 1913.

Birthdate: July 25, 1890
Immediate Family: Daughter of Henry Morse HICKS and Sophia HICKS, Sister of Henry Hector HICKS; Austin Gilling HICKS and Blanche HICKS


Claude Board CHAMPION; 1914 (Managing Director of Fussells Rubber Company at Worle, who married Betty Hawkings, a descendant of the family of the second Jeremiah)

Joyce Clapp (Champion); Birth: January 12, 1917, Death: June 17, 2012 (95) Tresowes Green, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom (Pancreatic Cancer)

Maureen Gladys Cockram

Ivor Edward Hicks Champion 1921

In 1911 census Maurice was 30 single and was farming at Northam Farm. Also in the farm, Martha Champion, widow age 60. who is listed as having – Children born alive 6. Children stilll alive 5, his brother Frederick William Champion (26 single, born in Congresbury) and Hilda Maria Champion Baker, aged 17, niece of Martha, Daughter of Richard and Maria (Minnie) Baker.

1914 Kelly’s Directory Maurice Champion Farmer St Georges. Banwell.

In 1919 Edgar Hawkings, came out of the army and went to work at Poplar Farm, Worle, just outside Weston-super-Mare, which was the home of Maurice Champion and his wife Gladys. (From Denis Hawkings book). although the Kelly’s directory of that year has him farming at St George’s Banwell.

In 1939 Maurice gave his niece, Freda Hawkings, away at her marriage to John Andrew.

Died 10th April 1956. Effects £7539 10s 2d. To Claude Board Champion and Muriel Joyce Clapp.

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