CHAMOND, Digory (d.1611), of Launcells, Cornw.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

1st s. of Richard Chamond of Launcells by Margaret, da. and coh. of Richard Trevener alias Denny of Lamorran; bro. of Emanuel. suc. fa. 1599.

Offices Held

J.p.q. Cornw. 1601, sheriff 1606-7.


During Elizabeth’s reign, Chamond’s career was overshadowed by that of his father, who sat for the county in 1559 and who no doubt secured Digory Chamond’s return to Parliament, at an early age, for a borough where the family owned some ex-monastic property. Chamond died 14 Dec. 1611, having outlived four of his five younger brothers. His heir was the surviving brother, John.

Vivian, Vis. Cornw. 84; C142/257/50, 340/241; PCC 33 Kidd; Maclean, Trigg Minor, i. 136; A. L. Rowse, Tudor Cornw. 204.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: Irene Cassidy