March 25, 1848, in the rec­to­ry of St. Ma­ry’s, White­cha­pel, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Ju­ly 30, 1930, Nut­ley, Sus­sex, Eng­land.

Francis was the son of Will­iam Wel­don Champ­neys, Ca­non of St. Paul’s, and lat­er Dean of Lich­field.

He was ed­u­cat­ed at Win­ches­ter Col­lege and Brase­nose Col­lege, Oxf­ord (MA & MB 1875, MD later). An am­a­teur mu­si­cian, he stu­died un­der John Goss, and held var­i­ous mu­sic­al po­si­tions from 1880–1913.

He was al­so a Fel­low of the Roy­al Col­lege of Phy­si­cians, Lon­don (1882), and chaired the Cen­tral Mid­wives’ Board (1903–30). He was made a ba­ro­net in 1910.

  1. Assisi
  2. Sales
  3. St. Je­rome
  4. St. Ve­ro­ni­ca
  5. Xavier

Champneys’ bu­ri­al place