Saturday, May 22, 2010
Bond 475346 Philip Courtenay
~1430, Philip born in England, 2nd s/o 950692. Philip Courtenay & 950693. Elizabeth Hungerford.
~1457, Philip married Elizabeth Ashford, widow of William Merwode. [Possible mother of children.]
1459, Plaintiffs: Robert Burton, gentleman. Defendants: Philip Courtenay, esquire. Subject: Assaults at Bigbury. Threats, embracery of juries, abduction of Robert son of Thomas Towson and William son of William Henston, sergeants-at-law, and illegal distress in Hoton and Noddon. Devon. (S) UKNA, C 1/1519/21.
3/29/1461, Philip fought for the Yorkists at the battle of Towton. This battle was the largest and bloodiest fought on British soil. As many as 28,000 died at the battle between Towton and Saxton in Yorkshire.
6/28/1461, Edward IV, age 19, crowned King of England.
1465-71, Robert Burton, officer of the Exchequer. v. Philip Courtenay: Riotous assaults: Devon. (S) UKNA.
1465, Sir Philip Courteney, knight, in partnership with others of ships of Darthmouth. (S) UKNA.
5/4/1471, Sir Philip Courtenay, a Yorkist, fought at the battle of Tewkesbury. The battle was at the confluence of the Avon and Severn rivers. Edward, s/o King Henry VI, age 18, was killed.
5/12/1475, Gift of lands and tenements in Hole in the tithing of Flete Damerell (in Holbeton), …. Philip Courtenay; Knight, … (S) UKNA.
1475-80, Plaintiffs: John Broughton and Alice, his wife, daughter of Elizabeth Squyer; and Lewis Pollard, son and heir of Jane Pollard, sister to the said Alice. Defendants: Sir Philip Courteney, knight, and Elizabeth, his wife, executrix and previously the wife of William Merwode, whose first wife was the said Elizabeth Squyer. Subject: Detention of deeds relating to messuages and land in Exeter, Barstaple, Wroughton, Neuport, Crydyho, Brampton, Beer ..., North Luscombe, Wydden, Molton, Uppecote, Maydenforth, Middelmerwode, Godcombe, and Godlegh. Devon, Somerset. (S) UKNA, C 1/58/142.
1480, Philip, of Molland, knight of Edward IV. [Molland was 16 miles from Barnstaple.]
1482, Elizabeth died.
7/6/1483, Richard III crowned King of England.
1483-85, Philip, Knight of the Body of King Richard III, receiving £40 annually from the duchy of Cornwall. (S) Richard III, Horrox, 1991, P288.
1484, Philip granted a pension of £40 a year by the king.
10/30/1485, King Henry VII crowned King of England.
1485, Philip recorded as a Knight of King Henry VII.
1486, Philip Courteney, knight v. Robert Hengeston: The manors of Loughtor and Botriaux Mollande.: Devon. (S) UKNA.
12/7/1489, Philip, knight of Exeter, Kingston and Molland, died. (S) UKNA.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P260. (S) The Note-book of Tristram Risdon, P175.
Children of Philip and Elizabeth:
i. Elizabeth Courtenay, born ~1450 in England.
Elizabeth married, Edward Courtenay, s/o 950654. Hugh Courtnay.
1485, Edward created Earl of Devon.
Elizabeth died before Edward.
6/1509, Edward died.