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Hugh DE COURTENAY, 10th Earl of Devon

Male 1303 - 1377  (73 years)


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  • Name Hugh DE COURTENAY 
    Suffix 10th Earl of Devon 
    Born 12 Jul 1303  Okehampton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 May 1377 
    Buried Cathedral Church, St. Peter, Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • “HUGH (12 Jul 1303-2 May 1377, bur Exeter Cathedral). The Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia of Ford Abbey names (in order) “Johannem…Hugonem tertium…Robertum…ac Thomam” as the sons of ”dominus Hugo secundus” & his wife, adding that John becamme abbot at Tavistock. He was summoned to parliament 23 Apr 1337, whereby he is held to have become Lord Courtenay. He succeeded his father in 1340 as Earl of Devon. m (contract 27 Sep 1314, 11 Aug 1325) MARGARET de Bohun, daughter of HUMPHREY de Bohun Earl of Hertford and Essex & his wife Elizabeth of England (-16 Dec 1391, bur Exeter Cathedral). The Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia of Ford Abbey records the marriage ”1325 III Id Aug” of “Hugonem tertium” and “dominæ Margaretæ filiæ comitis Herefordiæ domini Humphredi de Bohun”, adding that her mother was “dominam Elizabetham…regis…Edwardi…primi filiam”. A manuscript which narrates the descents of the founders of Lanthony Abbey names (in order) “Margareta…Humfredus…Johannes…Humfredus decimus…Edwardus et Willielmus…Alianora, Margareta secunda, Eneas, Isabella” as the six sons and four daughters of “Humfredus octavus de Bohun, comes Herefordiæ et Essex, constabularius Angliæ et dominus Breconiæ” and his wife “Elizabetham filiam regis Edwardi filii regis Henrici tertii”, adding that the second Margaret married (after the death of her father) “domino Hugoni de Cortney…comitem de Devonschire”. Earl Hugh & his wife had fifteen children:
      a) Sir HUGH de Courtenay (22 Mar 1327-before 2 Sep 1349, bur Ford Abbey). The Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia of Ford Abbey names ”Hugonem…quartum…Thomam, Edwardum, Johannem, Margaretam, Elizabetham, Catherinam” as the children of “Hugonem tertium” and his wife, adding that Hugh was born “1327 XI Kal Apr”. m ([Jan/Aug] 1341) as her first husband, ELIZABETH de Vere, daughter of JOHN de Vere Earl of Oxford & his wife Maud Badlesmere (-[Aug/Sep] 1375). She married secondly, as his second wife, John de Mowbray Lord Mowbray, and thirdly (before 18 Jan 1369) Sir William de Cosynton. Sir Hugh & his wife had one child:
      i) HUGH (-20 Feb 1374). He was summoned to parliament 8 Jan 1371, whereby he is held to have become Lord Courtenay. m firstly (before May 1361) MARGARET de Bryan, daughter of Sir GUY de Bryan Lord Bryan & his [first wife ---] (-after 1361). m secondly (Papal dispensation 5 Sep 1363) MAUD de Holand, daughter of THOMAS de Holand Earl of Kent & his wife Joan Ctss of Kent ([1359]-before 13 Apr 1392). She married secondly (1380) as his first wife, Valéran de Luxembourg Comte de Ligny et de Saint-Pol.
      b) MARGARET de Courtenay (-2 Aug 1385, bur Cobham). A manuscript which narrates the descents of the founders of Lanthony Abbey names (in order) “Hugo et Margareta de Courtenay, Elizabeth, Thomas, Edwardus, Johannes, Alianore, Caterina, Gueneverera, Willielmus, Humfredus, Johannes et Isabella” as the children of “domino Hugoni de Cortney…comitem de Devonschire” and his wife Margaret. The Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia of Ford Abbey names ”Hugonem…quartum…Thomam, Edwardum, Johannemem, Margaretam, Elizabetham, Catherinam” as the children of “Hugonem tertium” and his wife. m ([1332/33]) JOHN de Cobham, son of JOHN de Cobham Lord Cobham & his first wife Joan Beauchamp (-10 Jan 1408, bur Grey Friars London). He succeeded his father in 1355 as Lord Cobham.
      c) ELIZABETH de Courtenay (-7 Aug 1395). A manuscript which narrates the descents of the founders of Lanthony Abbey names (in order) “Hugo et Margareta de Courtenay, Elizabeth, Thomas, Edwardus, Johannes, Alianore, Caterina, Guenevera, Willielmmus, Humfredus, Johannes et Isabella” as the children of “domino Hugoni de Cortney…comitem de Devonschire” and his wife Margaret. The Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia of Ford Abbey names ”Hugonem…quartum…Thomam, Edwardum, Johannem, Margaretam, Elizabetham, Catherinam” as the children of “Hugonem tertium” and his wife. m firstly ([Jul] 1341) JOHN de Vere, son of JOHN de Vere Earl of Oxford & his wife Maud de Badlesmere ([Dec 1335]-before 23 Jun 1350, bur Earl's Colne). m secondly ([Jul 1359]) Sir ANDREW Luterel of Chaton, Devon.
      d) THOMAS de Courtenay . A manuscript which narrates the descents of the founders of Lanthony Abbey names (in order) “Hugo et Margareta de Courtenay, Elizabeth, Thomas, Edwardus, Johannes, Alianore, Caterina, Guenevera, Willielmus, Humfredus, Johannes et Isabella” as the children of “domino Hugoni de Cortney…comitem de Devonschire” and his wife Margaret[350]. The Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia of Ford Abbey names ”Hugonem…quartum…Thomam, Edwardum, Johannem, Margaretam, Elizabetham, Catherinam” as the children of “Hugonem tertium” and his wife.
      e) EDWARD de Courtenay of Goodrington (-[1364/72]). A manuscript which narrates the descents of the founders of Lanthony Abbey names (in order) “Hugo et Margareta de Courtenay, Elizabeth, Thomas, Edwardus, Johannes, Alianore, Caterina, Guenevera, Willielmus, Humfredus, Johannes et Isabella” as the children of “domino Hugoni de Cortney…comitem de Devonschire” and his wife Margaret.
      f) JOHN Courtenay . A manuscript which narrates the descents of the founders of Lanthony Abbey names (in order) “Hugo et Margareta de Courtenay, Elizabeth, Thomas, Edwardus, Johannes, Alianore, Caterina, Guenevera, Willielmus, Humfredus, Johannes et Isabella” as the children of “domino Hugoni de Cortney…comitem de Devonschire” and his wife Margaret[353]. The Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia of Ford Abbey names ”Hugonem…quartum…Thomam, Edwardum, Johannem, Margaretam, Elizabetham, Catherinam” as the children of “Hugonem tertium” and his wife.
      g) ELEANOR de Courtenay . A manuscript which narrates the descents of the founders of Lanthony Abbey names (in order) “Hugo et Margareta de Courtenay, Elizabeth, Thomas, Edwardus, Johannes, Alianore, Caterina, Guenevera, Willielmus, Humfredus, Johannes et Isabella” as the children of “domino Hugoni de Cortney…comitem de Devonschire” and his wife Margaret.
      h) KATHERINE de Courtenay (-31 Dec 1399). A manuscript which narrates the descents of the founders of Lanthony Abbey names (in order) “Hugo et Margareta de Courtenay, Elizabeth, Thomas, Edwardus, Johannes, Alianore, Caterina, Guenevera, Willielmus, Humfredus, Johannes et Isabella” as the children of “domino Hugoni de Cortney…comitem de Devonschire” and his wife Margaret. The Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia of Ford Abbey names ”Hugonem…quartum…Thomam, Edwardum, Johannem, Margaretam, Elizabetham, Catherinam” as the children of “Hugonem tertium” and his wife. m (before 18 Oct 1353) Sir THOMAS Engaine of Laxton, Huntingdonshire, son of Sir JOHN Engaine Lord Engaine & his wife Joan Peverel of Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire ([1334/35]-29 Jun 1367). He succeeded his father in 1358 as Lord Engaine.
      i) GUINEVERE de Courtenay . A manuscript which narrates the descents of the founders of Lanthony Abbey names (in order) “Hugo et Margareta de Courtenay, Elizabeth, Thomas, Edwardus, Johannes, Alianore, Caterina, Guenevera, Willielmus, Humfredus, Johannes et Isabella” as the children of “domino Hugoni de Cortney…comitem de Devonschire” and his wife Margaret.
      j) WILLIAM (-31 Jul 1396). A manuscript which narrates the descents of the founders of Lanthony Abbey names (in order) “Hugo et Margareta de Courtenay, Elizabeth, Thomas, Edwardus, Johannes, Alianore, Caterina, Guenevera, Willielmus, Humfredus, Johannes et Isabella” as the children of “domino Hugoni de Cortney…comitem de Devonschire” and his wife Margaret. Bishop of Hereford 1370. Bishop of London 1375. Archbishop of Canterbury 1381.
      k) HUMPHREY de Courtenay . A manuscript which narrates the descents of the founders of Lanthony Abbey names (in order) “Hugo et Margareta de Courtenay, Elizabeth, Thomas, Edwardus, Johannes, Alianore, Caterina, Guenevera, Willielmus, Humfredus, Johannes et Isabella” as the children of “domino Hugoni de Cortney…comitem de Devonschire” and his wife Margaret.
      l) JOHN de Courtenay . A manuscript which narrates the descents of the founders of Lanthony Abbey names (in order) “Hugo et Margareta de Courtenay, Elizabeth, Thomas, Edwardus, Johannes, Alianore, Caterina, Guenevera, Willielmus, Humfredus, Johannes et Isabella” as the children of “domino Hugoni de Cortney…comitem de Devonschire” and his wife Margaret.
      m) ISABEL de Courtenay . A manuscript which narrates the descents of the founders of Lanthony Abbey names (in order) “Hugo et Margareta de Courtenay, Elizabeth, Thomas, Edwardus, Johannes, Alianore, Caterina, Guenevera, Willielmus, Humfredus, Johannes et Isabella” as the children of “domino Hugoni de Cortney…comitem de Devonschire” and his wife Margaret.
      n) Sir PHILIP de Courtenay of Powderham Castle, Devon (-1406). m ANNE Wake, daughter of Sir THOMAS Wake of Blisworth, Northamptonshire and Deeping, Lincolnshire & his wife Alice de Pateshull. They were ancestors of the later EARLS of DEVON, declared as such by the House of Lords 14 May 1831.
      o) Sir PIERS de Courtenay (-1409). The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.”

      “He served in the Scottish and French wars, and was Knight Banneret on 20 Jan. 1327. He was summoned to Parliament 23 April 1337, by writ directed Hugoni de Courteney juniori, whereby he is held to have become Lord Courtenay. He succeeded to tthe Earldom of Devon on his father’s death in 1340. He repulsed the French descent on Cornwall in 1339. He attended the tournament held at Lichfield 9 April 1347, as one of the Knights’ of the King’s Chamber. In 1348 he was a Founder Knight ot of the Order of the Garter. They were legatees in the 1361 will of her brother, Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford and Essex. Sir Hugh Courtenay, 10th Earl of Devon, Lord Courtenay, died 2 May 1377. His widow, Margaret, died testate (P.C.C. 2 Rouse) 16 Dec. 1391. They were buried at Cathedral Church of St. Peter, Exeer, Devon.”««s79»», ««s87»» [1, 2]
    Person ID I11615  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 12 May 2019 

    Father Hugh DE COURTENAY, 9th Earl of Devon,   b. 14 Sep 1275, Okehampton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1340  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Agnes ST. JOHN 
    Family ID F4059  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret DE BOHUN, 2nd Countess of Devon,   b. 3 Apr 1311, Caldecote, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1391  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 11 Aug 1325 
    Children 
     1. Hugh COURTENAY, Knight,   b. 22 Mar 1327,   d. 2 Sep 1349  (Age 22 years)
     2. Margaret COURTENAY,   b. 1328,   d. 2 Aug 1385  (Age 57 years)
     3. Edward COURTENAY, Knight of Godlington,   b. 1329,   d. 1372  (Age 43 years)
     4. Thomas COURTENAY,   b. 1331,   d. Bef 1374  (Age < 42 years)
    +5. Elizabeth COURTENAY,   b. Abt 1333,   d. 7 Aug 1395, Bermondsey, Southwark, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)
     6. Katherine DE COURTENAY,   b. 1335,   d. 31 Dec 1399  (Age 64 years)
    +7. Sir Philip COURTENAY, of Powderham, Lord Deputy of Ireland,   b. 1340,   d. 29 Jul 1406  (Age 66 years)
     8. William COURTENAY, Archbishop of Canterbury,   b. 1342,   d. 31 Jul 1396  (Age 54 years)
     9. John COURTENAY,   b. 1346
     10. Guinevere or Guenora or Guinora DE COURTENAY,   b. 1348
     11. Sir Piers DE COURTENAY,   b. 1349,   d. 2 Feb 1404  (Age 55 years)
     12. Isabel DE COURTENAY,   b. 1353
     13. Humphrey DE COURTENAY,   b. Abt 1355
     14. Eleanor COURTENAY
     15. John COURTENAY
    Last Modified 12 May 2019 
    Family ID F4033  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Jul 1303 - Okehampton, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S79] Plantagenet Ancestry: a Study in Colonial and Medieval Families., Richardson, Douglas., (Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004.).

    2. [S87] Foundation for Medieval Genealogy., Foundation for Medieval Genealogy Trustees.