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  • ID: I07623
  • Name: Hugh de COURTENAY , 9th Earl of Devon 1 2 3 4
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: 09th\1st Earl of /Devon/, Hugh de Courtenay
  • Birth: 14 SEP 1275 in Woodleigh, Kingsbridge, Devon, England 5
  • Birth: ABT 1276 6
  • Death: 23 DEC 1340 in Okehampton, Devon, England 1 4
  • Burial: Cowick Priory, Exeter, Devon, England
  • Note:
    Hugh de Courtenay, 1st Lord (Baron) Courtenay, so created by writ of summons to Parliament 6 Feb 1298/9 and 1st Earl of Devon, so created by letters patent 22 Feb 1334/5; inherited from his father the Okehampton estates 1292 and such of the Reviers estates as had not been alieanated 1293; present at Siege of Carlaverock 1300, knighted 1306, knight banneret 1308, a Lord Ordainer 1313 (one of the 20 magnates chosen to restrict Edward II, particularly in his habit of advancing his favourites), Warden of Devon and Cornwall Coast 1324 and 1336. [Burke's Peerage]

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    BARONY OF COURTENAY (I) 1299

    HUGH DE COURTENAY, son and heir, born 14 September 1275 or 1276. He was summoned to Parliament from 6 February 1298/9 to 24 July 1334, by writs directed Hugoni de Curtenay (but with the addition of seniori in the later writs), whereby he is held to have become LORD COURTENAY. On 22 February 1334/5 he was declared to be EARL OF DEVON. He died 23 December 1340. [Complete Peerage III:466, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

    EARLDOM OF DEVON (IX, 1) 1293 or 1335

    HUGH DE COURTENAY, cousin and heir, being son and heir of Sir Hugh de C., of Okehampton, Devon, by Eleanor (living March 1314/5), daughter of Hugh LE DESPENSER, which Sir Hugh de C. was son and heir of John de C. (died 3 May 1274), of Okehampton, by Isabel (living February 1298/9), daughter of Hugh (DE VEER), EARL OF OXFORD, which John was son and heir of Robert de C. (died 26 July 1242), of the same, by Mary, youngest daughter of (whose issue in 1293 became sole heir to) William (DE REVIERS, or DE VERNON), 5th Earl of Devon. He succeeded his father 28 February 1291/2 in the Okehampton estate, being, then 16 years old, and succeeded his cousin Isabel 10 November 1293, in such of the Reviers estates as had not been alleinated, and (possibly) as dejure EARL OF DEVON, though not so recognised till more than 40 years later. He did homage for these lands and had livery 20 June 1297. He was summoned to Parliament from 6 February 1298/9 to 24 July 1334, by writs directed Hugoni de Curtenay, whereby he is held to become LORD COURTENAY, the later writs having the addition of "Senior." He was in the Scottish wars; was at the siege of Carlaverock in 1300; was knighted, by the Prince of Wales, 22 May 1306; a Banneret 1308; was one of the Lords Ordainers 1313; of the King's Council 9 August 1318; Warden of the Coast of Devon and Cornwall 1324, and 1336. Having been refused the third penny of the County of Devon by the Exchequer on the ground that he did not claim it "nomine Comitis," the King by writ, 24 September 1334, directed investiqation to be made, and by letters patent, 22 February 1334/5, declared him EARL OF DEVON, and that he should assume such title and style as his ancestors, Earls of Devon, had wont to do.

    He married, when 17, in 1292, Agnes, daughter. of John DE ST. JOHN, of Basing, Hants, by Alice, daughter of Reynold FITZ PIERS. He died 23 December 1340, and was buried at Cowick, near Exeter, 5 February 1340/1, aged about 66. His widow died 11, and was buried 27 June 1345 [?1340?], at Cowick. [Complete Peerage IV:323-24, XIV:259, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]




    Father: Hugh de COURTENAY , Lord of Okehampton b: 25 MAR 1251 in Okehampton, Devon, England
    Mother: Eleanor le DESPENSER b: ABT 1251 in Ryhall, Rutland, England

    Marriage 1 Agnes de ST. JOHN b: ABT 1275 in Basing, Hampshire, England
    • Married: 1292 1 4
    Children
    1. Has Children Hugh de COURTENAY , KG, 10th Earl of Devon b: 12 JUL 1303 in Okehampton, Devon, England
    2. Has No Children Eleanor de COURTENAY b: ABT 1309 in Wotton, Devon, England
    3. Has Children Thomas de COURTENAY , of Woodhuish, Sir b: BEF 1315 in Woodhuish, Totnes, Devon, England

    Sources:
    1. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 125-4
    2. Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
      Page: 262-32, 214-33
    3. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 1228
    4. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: IV:323-4
    5. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: IV:323-4 & III:466
      Text: III:466=14 Sep 1275 or 1276, IV:234=age 17 in 1292 (ie. b. in 1275).
    6. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 833
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