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Hugh DE COURTENAY, 9th Earl of Devon

Male 1275 - 1340  (65 years)


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  • Name Hugh DE COURTENAY 
    Suffix 9th Earl of Devon 
    Born 14 Sep 1275  Okehampton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Dec 1340 
    Notes 
    • “HUGH de Courtenay, son of Sir HUGH de Courtenay of Okehampton, Devon & his wife Eleanor le Despencer ([1275]-23 Dec 1340, bur Cowick, near Exeter). The Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia of Ford Abbey names “Hugonem secundum” as son of “Hugonem de Courtnay primum” & his wife. He succeeded his father in 1292 at Okehampton. He was summoned to parliament 6 Feb 1299, whereby he is held to have become Lord Courtenay. He was declared Earl of Devon 22 Feb 1335.
      m (1292) AGNES de St John, daughter of Sir JOHN de St John of Basing, Hampshire & his wife Alice FitzPiers ([1274/75]-Tiverton 11 Jun 1345, bur 27 Jun 1345 Cowick, near Exeter). The Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia of Ford Abbey records thahat ”dominus Hugo secundus” married “dominæ Agnetæ sorori sororii sui domini Johannis de St. John” when she was 17 years old. The Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia of Ford Abbey records the death “1340 die Dominica in festo sanctæ Trinitatis et sancti Barnabæ Apostoli…apud Tiverton” of “domina Agneta de Courtnay comitissa Devoniæ” and her burial “apud Cowick prope Exon.”.
      Hugh & his wife had six children:
      1. JOHN de Courtenay (-before 11 Jul 1349). 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 became abbot at Tavistock.
      2. 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 became 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...
      3. ROBERT de Courtenay . 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 Robert died young.
      4. THOMAS de Courtenay . 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. m MURIEL, daughter and heiress of JOHN de Mules & his wife ---. The Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia of Ford Abbey records that Thomas, son of ”dominus Hugo secundus”, married “Murielæ senioris filiæ et hæredis domini Johannis de Mules”.
      5. ELEANOR de Courtenay (-before 20 Oct 1330). The Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia of Ford Abbey names (in order) “Elianoram…et Elizabetham” as the two daughters of ”dominus Hugo secundus” & his wife, adding that Eleanor married “Johanni de Gray” but died childless. m (before 4 Sep 1325) as his first wife, JOHN de Grey, son of Sir RICHARD de Grey Lord Grey of Codnor & his wife Joan FitzPayn (-14 Dec 1392, bur Aylesford Kent). He succeeded his father in 1335 as Lord Grey of Codnor.
      6. ELIZABETH de Courtenay (-after Apr 1364). The Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia of Ford Abbey names (in order) “Elianoram…et Elizabetham” as the two daughters of ”dominus Hugo secundus” & his wife, adding that Elizabeth married “domini Bartholomei de Lydell”. m (1329 or before) BARTHOLOMEW de Lisle, son of JOHN de Lisle Lord Lisle & his wife Pernel --- ([1307/08]-15 Aug 1345). He succeeded his father in 1331 as Lord Lisle.”««s87»» [1]
    Person ID I11670  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2016 

    Father Sir Hugh DE COURTENAY, of Okehampton,   b. 1251,   d. 28 Feb 1292  (Age 41 years) 
    Mother Eleanor, le Despencer 
    Family ID F4057  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Agnes ST. JOHN 
    Children 
     1. John DE COURTENAY, Baron
    +2. Hugh DE COURTENAY, 10th Earl of Devon,   b. 12 Jul 1303, Okehampton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1377  (Age 73 years)
     3. Robert DE COURTENAY
     4. Thomas DE COURTENAY
     5. Eleanor DE COURTENAY
     6. Elizabeth DE COURTENAY
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F4059  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S87] Foundation for Medieval Genealogy., Foundation for Medieval Genealogy Trustees.