Born: March 25, 1848, in the rectory of St. Mary’s, Whitechapel, London, England.
Died: July 30, 1930, Nutley, Sussex, England.
Buried: Hampstead Cemetery, Hampstead, London, 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.