'Courten1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Courten of Flanders, Courten (Courteen) of London
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MGH suggests that the following Roger (Rogier) was "Said to be a younger illegitimate son of Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester (who ... married Jacoba, Countess of Hainault and Holland, Duchess of Brabant ...), in whose service he went to Hainault" and "settled at Meenen, where he died 14_3". TCB ("Gloucester") identifies 2 Humphreys, Dukes of Gloucester, living around the end of the 14th century (here) and early 15th century (here) but their dates do not suggest that they were Roger's father and neither of them married such a Jacoba, whom we cannot identify. Visitation reports that Roger was an "Englishman being in service with the Duke of Glucester (sic) went over with him into Flanders a° 1423 and there married".
Roger(Rogier) Courten of Devonshire (a 1423)
1. Peter (Pieter) Courten ("nigh the riuer of Leye nigh the City of Meence in Flanders")
  m. Antonetta
  A. Rogier Courten had issue
  m. Oultryne van Overschelde
  B. Walter Courten
  C. John (Jan) Courten
  m. Perona Caseile
  i. Matthees Courten had issue
  m. Joanna de Rycke (dau of Francois)
  ii. Jan Courten (dsp)
  m. Agnes van der Mersch (dau of Jan)
  iii. William (Willem) Courten of Leye the first mentioned by TCB
  Visitation reports that William "came into England in tyme of Persecution in Flanders" whilst TCB reports that he immigrated "owing to the Duke of Alva's persecution".
m. Margaret (Marguerite) Casier (dau of Jacob ("a merchant at Antwerp"))
  a. Sir William Courten or Courteen of London (b 1572, d 27.05.1636, 2nd son)
  m1. Margaret Cromlyn (dau of Peter Cromlyn (Pieter Crommelin) of Flanders by Catharine Cazier)
  (1) Sir Peter Courten of Addington (alias Aunton), Bart (b c1598, dvpsp 1624)
m. Jane Stanhope (d 12.03.1683, dau of Sir John Sanhope of Elvaston (by Catherine, dau of Thomas Trentham of Rocester), m2. Francis Annesley, 1st Viscount Valentia)
  (2)+ other issue (d young/unm?) - Maria (bpt 23.10.1597), Joannes (bpt 09.04.1601)
  m2. (17.07.1604) Hester Tryon (bpt 13.12.1579, dau of Pieter Trion (by Maria), sister of Sir Samuel Tryon (Tryan))
  (4) William Courten of Pirton, Worcestershire (bpt 29.11.1607, d 1655)
  m. Catherine Egerton (d c25.03.1651, dau of John Egerton, Earl of Bridgewater)
  (5) Hester (Esther) Courten (bpt 29.12.1605)
m1. Sir Edward Littleton of Pilleton Hall, Bart (d 1657?)
  m2. Thomas Thorne of Shelrock
  (6) Mary (Maria) Courten (bpt 30.07.1609, bur 20.03.1643/4)
  m. (14.10.1641) Henry Grey, 10th Earl of Kent (b 1594, d 1651)
  (7) Anne Courten (bpt 13.02.1614, d 05.02.1702-3)
  m1. Essex Devereux of Leigh Court
  m2. Richard Knightly of Fawseley (m1. ?? dan of John Hampden)
  (8)+ other issue (d young?) - Johannes (bpt 08.11.1616), Joannes (bpt 02.09.1610)
  b. Margaret Courten
  m1. Matthew Boudaen
  m2. (20.05.1606, sp?) Jan de Moncij of Ypres then London
  c.+ other issue - Jacob, Sir Pieter (b 1581, d 1630), Joanna, Judith, Debora (bpt 23.07.1574)
  iv. Joanna Courten
  m. Willem
  D. Willame Courten
  m. Gillyne Eynsaem
  E. Pieter Courten (d 1500) had issue
  m. Josyne van der Mersch (dau of Antony)
2. Joos Courten
  m. Wilhelmina Ploniers (dau of Bernaert)
  A. Catherine Courten
  m. Jan Debaets of Amsterdam
3. Adriaen Courten had issue
  m1. Josyne de Vliergere (dau of Bernaert)
  m2. Cathelyne van Liesbronck
4. Joanna Courten
  m. Melchior Doublet
5. Maria Courten
  m1. Jacques Honyn
  m2. (sp) Joris de Wilde

Main source(s): MGH (NS2, vol 2 (1888), 'Pedigree of Courten', p158+) with input.support from Visitation (London, 1634, 'Courten'), TCB (vol 1, 'Courten or Courtene of Addington alias Aunton', p196)
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