born: 1816 East Brent
died: ABT 24 APR 1889
1844 Farmer in East Brent. WSMFHS Transcript Burnham on sea.
About 1841 he was an a farmer in Edingworth, East Brent.
Married Maria Daunton
born: 11 SEP 1817 Burnham
Maria DAUNTON and John CHAMPION were married on 9 April 1844 in Burnham on sea Som.
Circa 1844 John CHAMPIO N49 was a farmer in East Brent.
1861 census.. Lympsham John age 44, Maria age 43, Susan age 16, Edward age12, Jane age 10, Walter age 7, Albert age 7, Maria age 3. 1 servant. Farmer of 100 acres employing 2 labourers, 1 boy and labourers wives.
1881 census. At Eastertown Farm, Lympsham. With Maria age 63, Martha 28, Albert 24, Minnie 22, Thomas 19, Susan 25 and Ethel granddaughter age 3. (on a visit !)
In a letter to Jesse Hawkings from his brother Edgar in 1896 – Am sorry to hear that John Champions family have to go to the workhouse. It is a disgrace to the English land system that a hardworking farmer should be ruined as he was.