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Families covered: Courtenay of Bickleigh, Courtenay of Boconnoc, Courtenay of Devon, Courtenay of Powderham Castle, Courtenay of Upcott

Hugh Courtenay, 2nd/10th Earl of Devon (b 12.07.1303, d 02.05.1377)
m. (11.08.1325) Margaret de Bohun (d 16.12.1391, dau of Humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford, Earl of Essex)
1. Sir Hugh Courtenay, Baron Courtenay (b 22.03.1327, dvp before 31.08.1349 (or 1374?))
  m. (1341) Elizabeth Brian (d 23.09.1375, dau of Guy Brian, Lord of Tor-Brian)
  A. Hugh Courtenay of Devon (dsp 20.02.1373-4)
  m. Matilda/Maud Holland (d 1392, dau of Thomas Holland, 1st Earl of Kent, m2. Valeran, Earl of St. Paul)
2/3. Thomas Courtenay
  BE1883 does not mentioned Thomas. BP1934 suggests that he dvp. Vivian suggests that he d 1381 having had a son John who d young.
3/2. Edward Courtenay of Godlington (dvp 1372)
  m. Emeline Dawnay (dau of Sir John Dawnay or Dauney)
A. Edward Courtenay, 3rd/11th Earl of Devon (b c1357, d 05.12.1419, Admiral, Earl Marshal, "The blind Earl")
  m. Maud (Matilda) Camoys (dau of Thomas, Lord Camoys)
  i. Sir Edward Courtenay (dvpsp 1418-9, Admiral)
  m. Eleanor Mortimer (dau of Roger, Earl of March)
  ii. Hugh Courtenay, 4th/12th Earl of Devon (b 1389, d 16.06.1422)
  m. Anne Talbot (d 16.01.1441, dau of Richard Talbot, 4th Lord)
  a. Thomas Courtenay, 5th/13th Earl of Devon (b 1414, d 03.02.1458)
  m. Margaret Beaufort (dau of John, Marquess of Dorset)
  (1) Thomas Courtenay, 6th/14th Earl of Devon (b 1432, d unm 03.04.1461)
  The Earl was attainted for his support for the Lancastrian cause in the Wars of the Roses.
  (2) Henry Courtenay, 'Earl of Devon' (d 04.05.1466)
  (3) John Courtenay, (16th) Earl of Devon (d 14.05.1471 Tewkesbury)
  TCP identifies John as the 16th Earl of Devon as the attainder was reversed by Henry VI in 1470. During the period of attaintment, Humphrey Stafford was created (15th) Earl of Devon.
  (4) Joane/Jane Courtenay
  m1. Sir Roger Clifford (d 1485)
  m2. Sir William Knyvett
  (5) Elizabeth Courtenay
  m. Sir Hugh Conway
(6)+ other issue (d young) - Anne, Matilda, Eleanor
  b. John Courtenay (d unm before 19.06.1441)
  iii. Elizabeth Courtenay (dsp 18.10.1471)
  m1. (1411) John Harington, 4th Lord (dsp 11.02.1417-8)
  m2. (before 10.1427) Sir William Bonville of Chewton, 1st Lord (b 30.08.1393, d 18.02.1460/1)
  iv.+ other issue - James (dsp), Sir Henry, Elizabeth (d 1381)
  B. Sir Hugh Courtenay of Haccomb (Holcombe) & Boconnoc (d 05/6.03.1424/5)
  m1. Elizabeth Cogan (b c1374, d 29.10.1367, dau of Sir William Cogan)
  m2. Philippa Arcedekene (dau of Sir William Arcedekene or Ercedekne)
  i. Alianor Courtenay (d unm)
  ii. Joane Courtenay
  m1. Sir Nicholas Carew of Carew (d 1446)
  m2. Sir Robert Vere
m3. Maud Beaumont (dau of Sir John (sb William?) Beaumont of Sherwell)
  iii. Sir Edward Courtenay (dsp)
  iv. Sir Hugh Courtenay of Boconnoc (d Tewkesbury)
  m. Margaret Carminow (dau of Thomas Carminow of Carminow)
  a. Sir Edward Courtenay, 1st/17th Earl of Devon (d 28.05.1509)
  m. Elizabeth Courtenay (dau of Sir Philip Courtenay of Molland by dau of Robert Hingeston)
  (1) Sir William Courtenay (d 09.06.1511)
  William was attainted in 1504. He came back into favour but, according to BE1883, he died before his title was restored. TCP (Devon) identifies him as the 18th Earl.
m. (10.1495) Catherine Plantagenet (b 1479, d 15.11.1527, dau of King Edward IV of England)
  (A) Henry Courtenay, 2nd/19th Earl of Devon, Marquess of Devon (d 09.01.1539)
  Henry was executed for alleged conspiracy against the Crown.
  m1. Elizabeth Grey (dsp, dau of John, Viscount Lisle)
  m2. (25.10.1519) Gertrude Blount (d 25.09.1558, dau of William Blount, 4th Lord Mountjoy)
  (i) Edward Courtenay, 1st/20th Earl of Devon (b c1526, d unm 04.10.1556)
  (ii) Henry Courtenay (d young)
  (B) Margaret Courtenay (d young)
  (C) Margaret Courtenay (a 07.1520, dsp)
m. Henry (Herbert) Somerset (son of Charles, Earl of Worcester)
  b. Sir Walter Courtenay (d unm)
  c. John Courtenay of Bottreux (dsp before 03.07.509)
  m. Johane
  d. Maud Courtenay
  m. Sir John Arundell of Tolverne or Talkern
e. Elizabeth Courtenay
  m. John Trethurffe or Trethrif (d 1510)
  f. Isabella Courtenay
  m. William Mohun of Hall Lanteglos
g. Florence Courtenay
  m. John Trelawny
  v. Margaret Courtenay
  m. Sir Theobald Grenvill of Stow
4. William Courtenay, Archbishop of Canterbury (d 1396)
5. Sir Philip Courtenay of Powderham Castle, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d c1406, 4th/6th/7th son)
  m. Anne Wake (dau of Sir Thomas Wake)
  A. Richard Courtenay of Powderham Castle, Bishop of Norwich (d 1415)
  B. Sir John Courtenay
  m. Joan Champernowne (d 1419, dau of Alexander Champernowne, widow of Sir James Chudleigh)
i. Sir Philip Courtenay of Powderham Castle (d 16.12.1463)
  m. Elizabeth Hungerford (d 14.12.1476, dau of Walter Hungerford, 1st Lord)
  a. Sir William Courtenay of Powderham Castle, Sheriff of Devon (d 1485)
m. Margaret (dau of William, Lord Bonville)
  (1) Sir William Courtenay of Powderham Castle (b c1428, d 1512)
  m. Cicely Cheney (dau of Sir John Cheney of Pincourt (Cheyney of Pinhoe))
  (A) Sir William Courtenay 'the Great' of Powderham Castle (d 24.11.1535)
  m1. Margaret Edgcombe (dau of Sir Richard Edgcombe of Cothele)
  (i) George Courtenay (dvp)
  m. (c01.1528) Catherine St. Leger (dau of Sir George St. Leger)
  (a) Sir William Courtenay of Powderham Castle, de jure 2nd/21st Earl of Devon (d St. Quintin 18.08.1557)
  m. (28.11.1545) Elizabeth Paulet (d 04.11.1576, dau of John Paulet, Marquess of Winchester)
  (b) Mary Courtenay
m. Christopher Coplestone
  (ii) Sir Peter Courtenay of Ugbrooke, Sheriff of Devon (d 29.05.1552)
  m. Elizabeth Shilstone (d 08.11.1605, dau/heir of Robert Shilstone of Bridestowe)
  (a) Edward Courtenay (d 29.11.1566)
  m. Florence Moore (dau of Thomas Moore of Taunton, m2. Humphry Walrond of Bovey)
  ((1)) Katherine Courtenay
  m. Josias Calmady of Wembury
  (b) Ann Courtenay (d before 1605)
m. Anthony Clifford of Boscombe (d by 1601)
  (c) Joan Courtenay
  m. Richard Tremayne (vicar of Menheniot)
  (d) Katherine Courtenay
  m1. (21.01.1558) John Ley alias Kempthorne
  m2. Digory Tremayne
  (e) Dorothy Courtenay
m. (17.01.1561) Jeffery Cowling
  (f)+ other issue - Carew, James
  (iii)+ other issue - Henry, Nicholas (a 1533, 1554, rector of Powderham), Anthony
  m2. Mary Gainesford (d before 12.02.1572, dau of Sir John Gainesford, m2. Sir Anthony Kingston of Cadleigh)
  (i) John Courtenay of Ottery St. Mary (2nd son of this marriage)
m. Thomasin Huntingdon (dau/heir of Nicholas Huntingdon)
  (a) John Courtenay
  ((1)) Roger Courtenay
  m. Ann Cornwall
  ((A)) William Courtenay
  ((B)) Thomasine Courtenay
  m. Thomas Prust
(ix) Gertrude Courtenay (d 04.1566)
  m. Sir John Chichester of Raleigh (d 09.1569)
  (vi)+ other issue - Philip, James, Thomas, Katherine, Elizabeth
  Possibly a son of one of the above sons (of which marriage is now known) was ....
  (a) ?? Courtenay
  ((1)) Richard Courtenay possibly of this generation
  m. Mary MacDonald or MacDonnell
(B) Piers Courtenay (dsp c09.1508)
  m. Jane Rayley (d c09.1508, widow of J. Davy)
  (C) Sir James Courtenay of Upcott
  m. Anne Basset (dau of Sir John Basset of Umberleigh)
  (i) James Courtenay of Upcott
  (a) James Courtenay of Upcott (d before 07.10.1592)
m. Jane Prideaux (dau of John Prideaux of Nutwell, a 1592)
  ((1))+ issue (a 10.1592) - James, Edward, Richard, Mary
  (b) Gertrude Courtenay
  m. John Moore of Moore
  (ii) John Courtenay
(D) Elizabeth Courtenay
  (E) Ann Courtenay
  m. Thomas Gibbes
  (F) Joan Courtenay
m. William Beaumont
  (G) Cecily Courtenay
  m. Nicholas Frauncis of Broadclist
  (H) Eleanor Courteney probably the Eleanor who married ...
  m. Sir John Ragland or Raglan of Carn-Llwyd (d 1531-2)
  (I) Margaret Courtenay
  m. Thomas Danvers of Oxfordshire
(2) Edward Courtenay of Wotton in Landrake
  m. Alice Wotton (dau/heir of John Wotton of Wotton, m2. William Lower of Polscoe)
  (3) Joan Courtenay
  m. Sir William Carew
  (4)+ other issue - Philip, James
  b. Sir Philip Courtenay of Molland (d 1489)
  m. Elizabeth (widow of William Hyndeston of Wonwell)
c. Sir Edmund Courtenay of St. Lennard's & Deviock
  m. Jane Devioke (dau/coheir of John Devioke of Deviock & Ethy)
  d. Sir Walter Courtenay (d 07.11.1506)
  m. Alice Kilrington (dau/coheir of Walter de Kilrington, m2. Sir John Vere)
  (1)+ issue (a 1506) - Walter (b c1491), William, Katherine
  e. Humphrey Courtenay of Bickleigh (d 20/23.04.1496)
  m. Elizabeth Pomeroy (dau of Henry Pomeroy of Berry Pomeroy)
BP1934 reports that Humphrey's only daughter married Thomas Carew. The following comes from Vivian plus an article called 'The runaway match of Elizabeth Courtenay' in 'The Genealogist' (vol 6, 1882, p193+). Thanks to a contributor (CV, 23.05.13) for drawing this to our attention.
  (1) John Courtenay (a 05.1495, dvp)
  (A) Humfrey Courtenay of Bickleigh (b c1489, d 04.02.1496-7)
  (B) Walter Courtenay of Bickleigh (b c1492, dsp?)
  (C) Elizabeth Courtenay, heiress of Bickleigh
  m. Thomas Carew of Bickleigh (d 02.02.1545-6)
  (2) Philip Courtenay (a 10.1496)
  m. Christian Raleigh of Colaton Raleigh
  (A)+ issue - John, William, Agnes
  (3) Joan Courtenay
m. (before 29.07.1482) William Merwode (Marwood)
  f. Philippa Courtenay
  m. Sir Thomas Fulford of Great Fulford (d 20.02.1489)
  g. Anne Courtenay
  m1. William Palton of Umberleigh
m2. Richard Trewin
  h. Elizabeth Courtenay (d 01.09.1493)
  Vivian shows Elizabeth as married to James Luttrell. Her other marriages are as reported in BLG1952 ('Fownes Luttrell formerly of Dunster Castle').
  m1. Sir James Luttrell of Dunster Castle (d St. Albans 17.02.1461)
  m2. Sir Humphrey Touchet, later Audley (d Tewkesbury 06.05.1471)
  m3. Thomas Malet of Enmore (d 1501/2)
  i. Catherine Courtenay (d after 11.1510)
  m1. Thomas Rogers
  m2. Sir St. Clare Pomeroy (dvpsp 31.05.1471)
  m3. Sir William Huddesfield of Shillingford (b 1435, d 06.1499, Attorney General)
  j. Joan Courtenay probably of this generation, Joan's story is reported on the Beaumont page
m1. William Beaumont of Sherwell (b 1427, d 05.1453)
  p/m2. Henry Bodrugan
  k.+ other issue - Peter (d 22.09.1492, Bishop of Exeter & Winchester), Sir John
  ii. Sir Humphry Courtenay (dsp)
  m. Johanna Chamond (dsp 03.01.1461)
  C. Sir William Courtenay (dsp 1419)
  D. Agnes Courtenay
  m. Sir Otes Champernowne
  E. Margaret (or Elizabeth) Courtenay
  m. Sir Robert Cary (not Carew) of Cockington and Clovelly (d before 1435)
6. Margaret Courtenay
  m. John de Cobham, 3rd Lord (d 10.01.1407-8)
7. Elizabeth Courtenay (d 07.08.1395)
  m1. Sir John Vere (b c12.1335, dvpsp before 23.06.1350, son of Aubrey, Earl of Oxford)
  m2. (1359) Sir Andrew Luttrell of Chilton
8. Catherine Courtenay (d 31.12.1399)
  m1. John, Lord Harington
  m2. Thomas de Engaine, 2nd Lord (dsp 1367)
9. Joane Courtenay
  m. Sir John Cheverston or Chiverton
10.+ other issue - John (dsp), Sir Peter (d unm 149/02.02.1405, , Governor of CalaisChamberlain, KG), (Sir) Humphry (dsp), Matilda (dsp), Eleanor, Guinora, Isabell, Phillipa

Main source(s): Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, 'Courtenay', p244+), Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1887), Cornwall, 1530+1573+1620+additions, 'Courtenay', p106+), B1883 ('Courtenay of Devon'), BP1934 ('Devon')
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