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  1. 10th Earl Devon Hugh de Courtenay: Birth: 12 JUL 1303 in Colston, Nottinghamshire. Death: 02 MAY 1377 in Exeter, Devonshire

  2. Thomas de Courtenay: Birth: ABT 1311 in Colston, Nottinghamshire. Death: 1356 in Exeter, Devonshire


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  A Knight of the Garder ? ----------------------------------------------------- --------------------- ------------- Devon: - Parish Registers Burials. Volume 3. The Family of Redvers, Earls of Devon. County: Devonshire Country: Engl and Countess Isabella had three sons, John, Thomas and William all of whom d ied before her, and without offspring; her daughters were Ann, who was never married, and Aveline whose first husband was Ingram de Percie, and who consol ed herself in her widowhood by an alliance with Edmund, Earl of Lancaster, se cond son of Henry 3rd., but she also died childless. In the year 1283 , there fore, Hugh Lord Courtenay, Baron of Okehampton, in right of his descent from Hawise de Averanches, claimed to be ninth Earl of Devon by inheritance from h is grandmother, Mary, daughter of William de Vernon, whose sister, Joan Briwe re, had died without issue. -------------------------------------------------- ------------------------ ----------- Sir Hugh de Courtenay, feudal Baron of O kehampton (the descendant of Lady Mary Redvers, daughter of William, 6th Earl of Devon), who was summoned to parliament as Baron Courtenay from 6 February , 1299 to 24 July, 1334, and created 22 February, 1335, Earl of Devon. The la tter dignity was conferred upon his lordship in consequence of a representati on made by him to the King (Edward III), with whom he was in high estimation, to the purpose "that he was seised of a certain annuity of �18. 6s. 7d. for the tertium denarium of the county of Devon, with divers lands by right of inheritance from Isabel de Fortibus, Countess of Albemarle and Devon, which s he in her lifetime did possess; and having accordingly received the same annu ity at the hands of the sheriffs of that county, for which they had allowance upon their accounts in the exchequer, until Walter, bishop of Exeter, lord t reasurer to King Edward II, upon the investigation of some persons who were i nclined to disturb the business, did refuse to admit thereof, alleging that t his annuity was granted to the ancestors of the said Isabel, by the king's pr ogenitors under the name and title of Earls; and therefore, that he, the said Hugh, being no Earl, ought not to receive the same; and, that upon the like pretence, the then sheriffs of Devon did decline to pay it any longer to him. " The king immediately instituted an inquiry into the affair and, finding it as stated, removed the difficulty by creating his lordship an earl, as stat ed above, and despatching his royal precept to the then sheriff of Devon, com manded him to proclaim that all persons should forthwith style his lordship E arl of Devon. The earl married when but seventeen years of age, Agnes, daught er of Sir John St. John, Knt., and sister of Lord St. John, of Basing, by who m he had issue, John, abbot of Tavistock; Hugh, his heir; Robert, of Moreton, who died in youth; Thomas, of Southpole; Eleanor, married to Henry, Lord Gre y, of Codnor; and Elizabeth, married to Lord Lisle. His lordship died in 1377 , as was succeeded by his son, Hugh Courtenay, 2nd Earl of Devon. [Sir Bern ard Burke, Dormant and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, London, 1883, p. 14 0, Courtenay, Barons Courtenay, Earls of Devon]


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