CHAMOND, Emanuel (c.1553-1611), of the Middle Temple and St. Giles, Cripplegate, London.

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

b. c.1553, 4th s. of Richard Chamond of Launcells, Cornw. and bro. of Digory. educ. Hart Hall, Oxf. 1572; Lyon’s Inn; M. Temple 1581, called 1594. m. Margaret.

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Chamond’s father, twice sheriff and five times knight of the shire for Cornwall, may be presumed to have had enough influence to get his son returned for Cornish constituencies, which often favoured London lawyers with local connexions. At Bodmin, particularly, his own family influence was apparent, and at Newport, that of his relatives, the Grenvilles and the Arundells of Trerice. A younger son of a large family, Chamond matriculated at Oxford rather late, and apparently left without taking a degree. After a period at an inn of chancery, he began his career at the Middle Temple, one of the two men with whom he was bound being Edward Trelawny. Chamond kept his chambers at the Temple throughout the rest of Elizabeth’s reign. His nuncupative will, drawn up 28 Aug. 1611, shows that the little land he possessed was entailed upon a brother. He left his goods to a cousin, Elizabeth Grice. He died before 9 Sept.

Vis. Cornw. (Harl. Soc. ix), 40, 178; PCC 98 Harte, 74 Wood; A. L. Rowse, Tudor Cornw. 204; J. Maclean, Trigg Minor, i. 136.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: P. W. Hasler