Hugh Courtenay: Death: ABT 1368
Note: N1454 Thomas's sister-in-law was a granddaughter of Edward I.
"Thomas Courtenay the fourth son, succeeded on his father's death tothe manor of Wootton. He was commonly called Sir Thomas Courtenay, ofSouth-Pole, and was put in commission with his brother Hugh, earl ofDevonshire, to lead the Devonshire and Cornish men against the French,who had landed in the West, whom they courageously beat off andobliged them to return to their own country. He likewise served KingEdward III. in several of his ecpeditions. He died in the thirtieth ofEdward III. (1356) having married Muriel, one of the daughters andco-heiresses of John de Moels, a great baron of that period, by whomhe had one son, Hugh de Courtenay, who died under age without issue inthe forty-second of Edward III.; and two daughters. Margaret andMuriel. Hugh, the son, was seized at his death of the manors ofMaperton, South-Cadbury, Wootton-Courtenay, Cricket, and Northam, allin the county of Somerset; of the manor of King's-Carswell, the hundrdof Haytor, the manor of Pole, and Thurleston, Plymtree, andSutton-Lucy, in the parish of Widworthy, in the county of Devon; ofthe manor of Over-Wallop, in Hampshire; and the manor of Overton, inthe county of Oxford. On the death of this Hugh de Courtenay, hisestates were divided between his two sisters; Margaret, the elder,having married Sir Thomas Peverell, took with her this manor ofWootton. The other sister, Muriel, became the wife of John, LordDinham. By an inquisition taken in the first of Henry VI. it was foundthat Margaret Peverell held this manor at her decease, and that herheirs were Catherine, the wife of Sir Walter Hungerford; and Eleanor,the wife of Sir William Talbot, both daughters of the said Margaretand Sir Thomas Peverell. On the partition, Sir Walter Hungerford hadthis manor, and in the fourth of Edward IV. Robert, Lord Hungerford;who had been attainted and beheaded for his adherence to the house of Lancaster, and Eleanor his wife, daughter and heiress of William, LordMolines, were found to hold the manor of Wootton-Courtenay and theadvowson of the church of that place. Thomas, Lord Hungerford, hisson, who was executed at Salisbury int he eighth of Edward IV. (1469)left an only daughter, Mary, who on her marriage with Edward, LordHastings, ancestor of the earls of Huntingdon and the present marquess of Hastings, carried this manor and very considerable estates into that family."
History of the hundred of Carhampton, James Savage
“Sir Thomas Courtenay (1315–1356) of Wootton Courtenay in Somerset, was a knight and an English military commander against the French during the Hundred Years' War, who died in the year of the Battle of Poitiers.
He was the fourth son of Hugh de Courtenay, 9th Earl of Devon (1276–1340), of Tiverton Castle in Devon, by his wife Agnes de Saint John, daughter of John Saint John of Basing, Hampshire. At some time before 27 August 1337 he married a great heiress, Muriel de Moels (1322–1369), the elder of the two daughters and co-heiresses of John Moels, 4th Baron Moels, feudal baron of North Cadbury in Somerset, by his wife Joan Lovel, daughter of Richard Lovel of Castle Cary. Having married this daughter and heiress of a tenant-in-chief without royal licence, he received a royal pardon on 27 August 1337. His wife's share of her paternal inheritance included the manors of King's Carswell and Dunterton in Devon, and Blackford, Holton and Lattiford in Somerset. Courtenay had one son and two daughters by his wife. Their only son and heir was Hugh, who died childless in 1369, leaving his two sisters, Muriel and Margaret, as co-heiresses. Muriel married Sir John Dynham (1318–1383), of Hartland and of Nutwell in Devon, feudal baron of Cardinham in Cornwall. Her son was Sir John Dinham (1359–1428), ancestor of John Dynham, 1st Baron Dynham (1433–1501), KG. Muriel brought King's Carswell into the Dynham family and it became one of their seats. The other sister, Margaret, married Sir Thomas Peverell, from a cadet branch of Peverell of Sampford Peverell in Devon, whose only daughter and sole heiress was Eleanor Peverell, wife of Walter Hungerford, 1st Baron Hungerford. Courtenay died in 1356, the date of the Battle of Poitiers, having 10 years earlier in 1346 petitioned the Pope for an indult for plenary remission at the hour of death. His landholdings increased greatly after inheritances from his marriage of many lands of the feudal barony of North Cadbury. His landholdings included, in Devon: Woodhuish, in the parish of Brixham; Kings Carswell; Dunterton; Plymtree, which he purchased and was recorded as lord of the manor in 1345; and Sutton Lucy and Lucyhays, in Colyton hundred. In Somerset he held Wootton Courtenay, Blackford, Holton, Lattiford, Maperton (to which church he presented in 1343 and 1351), South Cadbury (to which church he presented in 1351), and Cricket Malherbie (to which church he presented in 1340 and 1349). He also held Over Wallop, Hampshire and Over Worton, Oxfordshire.”
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