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  1. Margaret de Courtenay: Birth: ABT 1326 in Exeter, Devonshire. Death: 02 AUG 1385

  2. Sir Edward de Courtenay: Birth: ABT 1331 in Haccombe, Devonshire. Death: BEF 01 APR 1371 in Goodrington, Paignton, Devonshire

  3. Elizabeth de Courtenay: Birth: ABT 1335 in Exeter, Devonshire. Death: 07 AUG 1395 in Bermondsey, Somerset

  4. Philip de Courtenay: Birth: ABT 1336 in Exeter, Devonshire. Death: 29 JUL 1406 in Powderham Castle, Devon

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  He was one of the original Knights of the Garder. He had 17 children, not all lived to adulthood. --------------------------------------------------------- ----------------- --------------------- Devon: - Parish Registers Burials. Vo lume 3. The Appropriation of Walkhampton Church, and Description of the Fabri c. County: Devonshire Country: England The claim to the Earldom of Devon was by no means admitted, and the Bishop of Exeter, Walter Stapledon, Lord Treas urer to Edward 2nd., utterly denied it and it was not until the 9th of Edward 3rd., 1336 , that Hugh de Courtenay by a peremptory order from the Crown was summoned to Parliament as Earl of Devonshire, as the last Earl in order havi ng been that year only restored to the dignity in right of his Great Grandm other Mary, daughter of William de Redvers, Earl of Devon." If however Consta nce wife of Sir Richard Worth was the sister of Baldwin, the seventh Earl, it would appear that she and her descendants had a prior claim, to the Earldom since they were a generation nearer than the Courtenays to the last possessor of the title, and it will be noticed that with all the powerful influence th e latter had at Court. they did not succeed in establishing their title for f orty-three years. Although Hugh de Courtenay is usually described as the nint h Earl, yet he should really be styled the tenth, since the Countess Isabel, who held the Earldom in her own right, was the ninth in succession from Richa rd de Ripariis. ------------------------------------------------------------ -------------- --------------- Hugh de Courtenay, 2nd Earl of Devon, distingu ished himself in arms during the reign of Edward III, and was one of the firs t dignified with the Garter upon the institution of the noble order. His lord ship m. Margaret, dau. of Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford and Essex, and grand-dau. of King Edward I, by whom he had, with other issue, Sir Hugh, kn ight of the Garter, who married Elizabeth de Brian, and d. v. p.; Edward, of Godlington, who married Emeline d'Auney, and also d. v. p.; William, chancell or of the University of Oxford, 1367, and archbishop of Canterbury, 1381; Sir Philip, of Powderham Castle; Sir Piers, standard-bearer to King Edward II, c onstable of Windsor Castle, and knight of the Garter; Margaret, married to Jo hn, Lord Cobham; Elizabeth, married 1st, to Sir John de Vere, and 2ndly, to S ir Andrew Luttrell; Catherine, married 1st to John, Lord Harrington, and 2ndl y, to Sir Thomas Engaine; and Joane, married to Sir John Cheverston. Hugh, 2n d Earl of Devon, died in 1377, and was succeeded by (the elder son of his son Edward) his grandson, Edward Courtenay, 3rd Earl. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dorm ant and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, London, 1883, p. 141, Courtenay, B arons Courtenay, Earls of Devon] is NOT responsible for the content of the GEDCOMs uploaded through the WorldConnect Program. The creator of each GEDCOM is solely responsible for its content.