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  • ID: I32583
  • Name: John de COURTENAY , 16th Earl of Devon, Sir 1
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: 16th\7th Earl of /Devon/, John de Courtenay
  • Birth: ABT 1435 in Okehampton, Devon, England
  • Death: 4 MAY 1471 in Battle of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England (dsp) 1
  • Note:
    EARLDOM OF DEVON (XVI, 7) 1470 to 1471

    JOHN (DE COURTENAY), EARL OF DEVON and LORD COURTENAY, youngest and only surviving brother of Thomas, the 14th Earl; was on the restoration of Henry VI, 9 October 1470, by the reversal of the attainders in the reign of Edward IV, restored to the honours of his family. He had been knighted 29 December 1460, by his brother, Earl Thomas. At the legal termination of the reign of Henry VI (after the battle of Barnet), 14 April 1471, all his honours became again forfeited. He died unmarried, a few weeks later, being slain, fighting on the Lancastrian side, 4 May 1471 , at the battle of Tewkesbury, where he was in command of the rear of the army. He was buried at Tewkesbury. On his death the representation of the ancient Earls of Devon (of the family of Reviers, from whom the Courtenays had inherited it) and of the Barony of Courtenay (cr. by the writ of 1299) fell into abeyance between his sisters or their descendants, subject to the attainder of (1461) 1 Edw. IV, which revived on that King's re-accession, 14 April 1471. [Complete Peerage IV:328, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

    Father: Thomas de COURTENAY , 13th Earl of Devon, Sir b: 1414 in Topsham, Okehampton, Devon, England
    Mother: Margaret BEAUFORT b: BEF 1411 in Westminster, Middlesex, 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:328
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