Sir Thomas Champneys

1745 - 1821


Sir Thomas Champneys succeeded to estates in England, several of which he later lost. He also inherited from his uncle Anthony [Langley] Swymmer a plantation in Jamaica (Nutt's River) and the Mold estate in Flintshire. Caroline Anne, the elder daughter of the Army Agent Richard Cox (1718-1803), married Sir Thomas Champneys of Orchardleigh, near Frome, in 1768. Champneys went for a period to Jamaica in 1776 leaving his wife and children in Britain. Richard Cox stepped in as Sir Thomas Champneys' affairs deteriorated, mortgaging his remaining manors of Orchardleigh and Frome Selwood, along with Nutt's River. Richard Cox foreclosed on Champneys' eventual bankruptcy, and Cox & Co. held the lands until 1854.


Nicholas Courtney, Cox & Kings: the history (2015) p. 41. We are grateful to Nicholas Courtney for allowing us access to proofs of his book.

Further Information

Caroline Anne Cox
Thomas Swymmer Champneys

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1771 [EA] - 1778 [LA] → Owner
1771 [EA] - 1821 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (3)

Uncle → Nephew
Notes →
Sir Thomas Champneys married Richard Henry Cox's aunt Caroline Anne...
Father → Son
Nephew → Uncle