Re: Champ or Champe of Westmoreland Co., VA or MARYLAND
You have some interesting Champe references from the Maryland files. I have speculated about the early Champes of the Jamestown, VA epoch being the ancestors of the Champes of Kent/St. Mary's/Anne Arundel Cos.,MD in the mid-1600's. This might be the case as the family seems to disappear from MD about the time it reappears in Westmoreland and Stafford Cos., VA in the late 1600's. I have not been able to tie this down but we know there was a to-and-fro between those two areas at the time. I have a few MD citations, more or less duplicating yours, such as:
1) Kent County MD (est. 1652) Land Surveys: "Williston" (name of plantation)- 224 a., surveyed 7-28-1659 for William Champ Source: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/9448/land.htmlhttp://www.geocities.com/Heartland/9448/land.html
2) Champe, William, of SM Co., d. by Oct 1668; left widow Fortune Mitford, now wife of Marmaduke Simm (ARMD 57:358). Maryland Indexes
Maryland Marriage References
by Robert Barnes
MSA S 1527 Source:http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/stagser/s1500/s1527/html/ssi1527.html#list
3)Reference to an Elizabeth Champe in an important SPARROW family document from Anne Arundel Co, MD Land Records WT1: 20. This shows that Thomas SPARROW had transported himself and his wife, Elizabeth, and his children (Thomas Jr., and Elizabeth) to MD in 1649. Thomas Sr., appears dead by 1659. Thomas Jr., son and heir of the first Thomas, received a patent on 7 Sep. 1659 for "Sparrow Rest." Thomas SPARROW Jr., has a his will in 1674. (MD Cal. of Wills 1:90) in which he named his wife, Elizabeth, his son Thomas (III), a daughter Elizabeth, a sister, Elizabeth CHAMPE, and a brother, Solomon. As his brother Solomon was not listed as having been transported in 1649, he may have been born after 1649. Source: http://home.netcom.com/~fzsaund/tydings.htmlhttp://home.netcom.com/~fzsaund/tydings.html
RJB Note: I see you have a Solomon Champe in your material...could be that he was named after his uncle.
Last Maryland item on Champes I have is this:
April 3, 1760:Col. John Champe identified as a merchant doing business at Dumfries in Prince William Co., VA, "who regularly imports slaves."Source: Maryland Gazette, No. 778, p. 3, col. 1, furnished by P. Duncan, email: private.
RJB Note: Aside from the fact that Col. Champe was one of the richest men of his time in VA, I have always wondered why this reference appeared in the Maryland Gazette.