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Families covered: Courtenay of Devon, Courtenay of Powderham Castle

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, 2nd Marquess of Winchester)
1. Sir William Courtenay of Powderham Castle, de jure 3rd/22nd Earl of Devon (b 1543, d 24.06.1630)
  m1. (18.01.1572-3) Elizabeth Manners (dau of Henry Manners, 2nd Earl of Rutland)
  A. Francis Courtenay of Powderham Castle, de jure 4th/23rd Earl of Devon (bur 05.06.1638, 2nd son)
  m1. (07.11.1606) Mary Pole (dau of Sir William Pole of Colcomb)
  i. Sir William Courtena 'of Ford', 1st Bart of Powderham Castle, de jure 5th/24th Earl of Devon (bpt 07.09.1628, d 04.08.1702)
  m. Margaret Waller (bur 09.01.1693-4, dau of Sir William Waller, General)
a. Francis Courtenay (b c1651, dvp bur 12.05.1699)
  m. Mary Boevey (dau of William Boevey of Flaxley)
  (1) Sir William Courtenay, 2nd Bart of Powderham Castle, de jure 6th/25th Earl of Devon (b 04.03.1675, d 10.10.1735)
  m. (20.07.1704) Anne Bertie (d 31.10.1718, dau of James Bertie, 1st Earl of Abingdon)
(A) William Courtenay, 1st Viscount, de jure 7th/26th Earl of Devon (b 11.02.1709-10, d 16.05.1762, 3rd son)
  m. (02.04.1741) Frances Finch (d 19.12.1761, dau of Heneage Finch, 2nd Earl of Aylesford)
  (i) William Courtenay, 2nd Viscount, de jure 8th/27th Earl of Devon (b 30.08.1742, d 14.10.1788)
  m. (07.05.1762) Frances Clack (d 25.03.1782, dau of Thomas Clack of Wallingford)
  (a) William Courtenay, 3rd Viscount, 9th/28th Earl of Devon (b 30.07.1768, d unm 26.05.1838)
(b) Frances Courtenay (b 06.01.1763)
  m. (13.12.1788) Sir John Honywood, 4th Bart (d 29.03.1806)
  (c) Charlotte Courtenay (b 14.02.1764, d 22.11.1844)
  m. (23.06.1788) Thomas Giffard of Chillington (d 1823)
  (d) Elizabeth Courtenay (b 02.09.1766, d 1815)
m. (07.06.1788) Charles Henry Somerset, Governor of Cape of Good Hope (b 12.12.1767, d 20.02.1831)
  (e) Lucy Courtenay (b 13.06.1770, d 27.01.1822)
  m. (02.08.1798) John Vaughan, 3rd Earl of Lisburne (b 03.03.1769, d 18.05.1831)
  (f) Harriet Courtenay (b 07.09.1771, d 13.04.1836)
m. (12.05.1797) George Thynne, later Carteret, 2nd Lord Carteret of Hawnes (b 23.01.1770, dsp 19.02.1838)
  (g) Anne Courtenay (b 02.02.1774, d 06.01.1835)
  m. (06.09.1790) George Annesley, 2nd Earl of Mountnorris (bpt 22.01.1771, d 23.07.1844)
  (h) Caroline Eustacia Courtenay (b 26.03.1775, d 06.03.1851)
  m. (03/29.01.1812) Charles Morland (d 14.06.1828, Colonel)
  (i) Matilda Jane Courtenay (b 06.07.1778, d 04.08.1848)
  m. John Locke (d 1837, Lt.General)
  (j) Sophia Courtenay (b 25.01.1780)
  m. Nathaniel Foy (d 1817, Colonel)
(k) Louisa Augusta Courtenay (b 25.12.1781, d 09.02.1823)
  m. (17.10.1805) Robert Edward Henry Somerset (b 19.12.1776, d 01.09.1842, General)
  (l)+ other issue - Isabella (b 20.06.1765, d unm 05.03.1783), Eleanor (23.11.1772, d 23.02.1789), Amelia (b 07.06.1777, d 18.03.1789)
  (iv) Frances Courtenay (b 10.03.1747, d 24.02.1828)
  m. (07.06.1770) Sir John Wrottesley, 8th Bart (d 23.04.1787)
  (iii) Lucy Courtenay (b 06.06.1748, d 12.1786)
  m. (19.10.1777) John Cotes of Woodcote
  (iv) Charlotte Courtenay (b 21.01.1750, d 1826)
  m. (12.09.1782) Alexander Wedderburn, 1st Earl of Rosslyn (b 13.02.1733, dsps 03.01.1805)
  (v)+ other issue - Elizabeth (b 19.02.1744, d 1744), Mary (b 02.03.1745, d 13.02.1784)
(B) Henry Reginald Courtenay (b 08.06.1714, d 30.04.1763, MP)
  m. (14.04.1737) Catherine Bathurst (d 1783, dau of Allen Bathurst, 1st Earl Bathurst)
  (i) William Courtenay (b 1738, dsp 27.11.1783, rector of Kenn)
  m. (31.12.1764) Anne Downes (dau of John Downes of Otterbury)
  (ii) Henry Reginald Courtenay, Bishop of Exeter (b 1741, d 09.06.1803)
  m. (26.01.1774) Elizabeth Howard (d 31.10.1815, dau of Thomas Howard, 2nd Earl of Effingham)
(a) William Courtenay, 10th/29th Earl of Devon (b 19.06.1777, d 19.03.1859) had issue
  m1. (29.11.1804) Harriet or Henrietta Leslie Pepys (d 16.12.1839, dau of Sir Lucas Pepys, Bart)
  m2. (30.01.1849, sp) Elizabeth Ruth Scott (d 17.03.1914, dau of John Middleton Scott)
  (b) Thomas Peregrine Courtenay (b 31.05.1782, d 08.07.1841) had issue
  m. (05.04.1805) Anne Wynell-Mayow (d 12.1860, dau of Mayow Wynell-Mayow of Sydenham)
(c) Elizabeth Courtenay (b 05.08.1779, d unm 27.06.1852)
  (d) Catherine Courtenay (b 07.01.1781, d 21.11.1865)
  m. (30.12.1805) Edward Berens, Archdeacon
  (e) Anne Courtenay (b 31.03.1784, d unm 1818)
  (f) Frances Charlotte Courtenay (b 07.09.1791, d 29.03.1854)
  m. (20.11.1811) Edward Bouverie (b 15.08.1783, d 22.07.1874, chaplain to Queen Victoria)
(C) Peregrine Courtenay (b 11.05.1720, d 02.12.1786)
  m1. (1751/20.02.1760) Lucy Incledon (d 02.12.1778)
  m2. (18.02.1780) Augusta Beaumont (d 1785, widow of Sir John Glynne)
  (D) Eleanora Courtenay (b 04.02.1710, d 1764)
  m. (10.06.1734) John Basset of Heanton Court
  (E) Bridget Courtenay (b 01.05.1712, d 07.03.1790)
  m. (1734) William Ilbert of Bowrings Leigh (Bowringsleigh)
  (F) Isabella Courtenay (b 16.07.1716)
  m. (14.05.1744) John Andrew of Exeter, Archdeacon (d 1772, rector of Powderham)
  (i) Elizabeth Andrew (d 01.03.1836)
  m. (22.07.1806) Edward William Leyborne-Popham of Littlecote and Hunstrete (b 27.06.1764, General)
(G) Mary Courtenay (b 19.11.1717, d 1754)
  m1. (01.10.1735) John Langton of Park
  m2. John Davie of Orleigh
  (H)+ other issue - William (b 03.09.1705, dvp), James (b 1707, dvp 07.01.1726), Mary (b 19.08.1705, d 24.08.1705), Anna Sophia (b 09.01.1708, d 08.10.1745), Elizabeth (b 1718, d young)
  (2) Anne Courtenay probably of this generation
  m. William Walrond of Bradfield (d 1745-6)
  (3) Elizabeth Courtenay probably of this generation
  m. Arthur Champernowne of Dartington (d 1717)
  b. Richard Courtenay probably of this generation
(1) Ann Courtenay (d 19.03.1775, heir)
  m. (14.07.1712) John Gilbert of Compton & Sandridge (b 01.02.1684, d 13.06.1733)
  c. Jane Margaret Courtenay apparently of this generation ?? (dates look wrong! to be reviewed in due course)
  m. Edmund Reynell of Malston (b 1606)
  d. Isabella Courtenay apparently of this generation
  m. (c03.1690) Sir Thomas Lear of Lindridge, 2nd Bart (b c1672, dsp 12.1705)
  e. Lucy Courtenay (d 10.09.1693) probably of this generation
  m. (28.12.1671) Hugh Stafford of Pynes (bur 13.04.1703)
  f. Elizabeth Courtenay probably of this generation
  m. (29.09.1673) John Clobery of Bradstone (bur 23.03.1698-9)
  ii. Francis Courtenay (3rd son) shown by some sources as son of the 2nd marriage
  m. Rebecca Webb (dau of William Webb of Tytpit)
iii.+ other issue - Edward, James
  m2. Elizabeth Seymour (d 03.09.1669, dau of Sir Edward Seymour, 2nd Bart of Berry Pomeroy)
  B. Thomas Courtenay
  m. Elinora Breerton (dau of Thomas Breerton of Yarde)
  i. George Courtenay (b c1611)
  m. Mary Manfield (dau of Sir Edward Manfield)
a. Mary Courtenay (b 1646-7)
  ii. Jane Courtenay (b c1609)
  C. George Courtenay
  m. Katherine Barkley (dau of Francis Barkley of Asketon, Ireland)
  i.+ issue (a 1620) - William (b c1616, dsp), Francis (b c1617), Moris (b c1618, dp)
  D. Bridget or Mary Courtenay
  m. Sir John Fites of Fitesford (Fitz of Fitzford)
  E. Elizabeth Courtenay
  m. (1600) Sir William Wrey, Sheriff of Cornwall, 1st Bart of Trebitch (d 06.1636)
  F.+ other issue (dsp) - Sir William, John, Alexander, Edward
  m2. Elizabeth Sydenham (dsp 09.06.1598, dau of Sir George Sydenham of Combe Sydenham by Elizabeth Hales)
  m3. Jane Hill (dau of Robert Hill of Yarde)

Main source(s): BP1934 (Devon), Visitation (Devon, 1620, Courtenay)
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