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  • ID: I32579
  • Name: Thomas de COURTENAY , 13th Earl of Devon, Sir 1
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: 13th\5th Earl of /Devon/, Thomas de Courtenay
  • Birth: 1414 in Topsham, Okehampton, Devon, England 1
  • Death: 3 FEB 1457/58 in Abingdon Abbey, Oxfordshire, England 1
  • Note:


    THOMAS (DE COURTENAY), EARL OF DEVON, and LORD COURTENAY, son and heir, born 1414. Knighted, by Henry VI, 19 May 1426; had livery of his lands without proving his age, 20 February 1432/3; engaged for several years in the French wars; P.C. to Henry VI; LORD HIGH STEWARD 25 May 1445, for the Coronation of Margaret, the Queen Consort. In 1446 he challenged, unsuccessfully, the precedency of the Earl of Aruiidel. Lieutenant against the rebels 1450; Keeper of Clarendon Forest, Wilts, 17 July 1457.

    He married, after 1421, when she was living, Margaret, 2nd and youngest daughter of John (BEAUFORT),1st EARL OF SOMERSET, sometime MARQUESS OF DORSET, by Margaret, daughter and [eventually] coheir of Thomas (HOLAND), EARL OF KENT. He died at Abingdon Abbey, 3 February 1457/8, on a journey, desiring to mediate between King Henry VI and the Duke of York. His widow died November 1449. She is probably buried in Colyton Church, Devon. [Complete Peerage IV:326-7, XIV:259, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

    Father: Hugh de COURTENAY , 12th Earl of Devon, Sir b: 1389 in Okehampton, Devon, England
    Mother: Anne TALBOT b: ABT 1392 in Blakemere, Weobley, Herefordshire, England

    Marriage 1 Margaret BEAUFORT b: BEF 1411 in Westminster, Middlesex, England
    • Married: AFT 1421 1
    1. Has No Children Thomas de COURTENAY , 14th Earl of Devon, Sir b: 1432 in Okehampton, Devon, England
    2. Has No Children John de COURTENAY , 16th Earl of Devon, Sir b: ABT 1435 in Okehampton, Devon, England
    3. Has No Children Joan COURTENAY b: ABT 1444 in Topsham, Okehampton, Devon, England

    1. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: IV:326-7
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