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Monday, June 21, 2010

Sir Hugh Courtenay & Lady Maud de Beaumont & Philippe l’Arcedekne

1901308. Sir Hugh Courtenay & 1901309. Lady Maud de Beaumont & 3802787. Philippe l’Arcedekne

Aft. 1358, Hugh born in England, s/o 3802616. Edward Courtney & 3802617. Emmeline Dawnay.

1386, Philippe born in England, d/o 7605574. Sir Warine l’Arcedekne & 7605575. Elizabeth Talbot.

By 4/1371, Hugh’s father died before his grandfather.

5/2/1377, Hugh’s grandfather, Hugh de Courtenay, Earl of Devon, died.

7/16/1377, Richard II crowned king of England.

1378, Hugh accompanied his uncles Peter and Philip on a naval expedition defeated by a Spanish fleet. Hugh was taken prisoner; but quickly ransomed.

[––Hugh & Elizabeth Fitzpayn––]

3/1386, Grant by Edward Courtenay, earl of Devon, and Hugh Courtenay, his brother, …, on condition that after the said Hugh shall have married Elizabeth de Audeleye, the said grantees, at the request of the said Hugh and Elizabeth or of the said earl, … (S) UKNA.

3/14/1386, Hugh 1st married Elizabeth Fitz Payn, widow of Air Thomas Audley; d/o Robert & Elizabeth de Brien. [No children.]

3/1387, Hugh served at sea in his brother Edward’s retinue under Admiral Richard de Arundel. The fleet of Admiral Richard Fitzalan off Margate, defeated a combined Flemish, French, and Spanish fleet, taking no less than 100 ships, great and small, all laden with wines, comprising 19,000 tons.

3/1/1388 at London, Thomas Beauchamp of Rym to Robert de Chalouns, his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of the manors of Bokerel and Oulescombe; and because his seal is to many unknown, the signet of Edward de Courtenay earl of Devon and the seal of Sir Hugh de Courtenay knight the earl's brother are attached at his request. Witnesses: Sir James de Chuddelegh, Sir John Pridyaux knights, Nicholas Reed, … (S) CCRs.

1388, Hugh, a Commissioner to survey the estates of the Lords Appellant in Devon and Cornwall.

[––Hugh & Elizabeth Cogan––]

7/1392-2/1393, Hugh married 2nd Elizabeth Cogan, widow of Fulk Fitz Warin. [No surviving children.]

1392-93, Grantor: Robert de Haryngton, Lord of Aldingham, Tho…; Grantee: Sir Hugh Courtenay, Knight, and Elizabeth, his wife: Grant of the manors of Goodrington … (S) UKNA.

12/16/1392, Debtor: Hugh Courtnay, knight, Ralph Bosoun, and John Brightleigh, of Devon. (S) UKNA.

2/11/1393, Pardon for Hugh, the King’s kinsman, for marrying Elizabeth, widow of Fulk Fitz Warin. (S) CPRs.

1395, Hugh, Knight of the Shire for Devon.

2/11/1396, Commission of oyer and terminer … complaint by Hugh Courtenay, knight, … broke his close at Nymet Tracy, co. Devon … (S) CPRs.

1397, Hugh, Knight of the Shire for Devon.

10/3/1397, Commission to … Hugh Courtenay, knight, James Chuddelegh, knight, … in Devon and Cornwall … to survey all the castles, lord-ships, lands … late of Thomas [Arundel], archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas, duke of Gloucester, Richard, earl of Arundel, and Thomas, earl of Warwick, … are to seize into the king’s hands any not yet seized … (S) CPRs. [All arrested in July, 1397.]

4/29/1399, Protection with claus volumes for 1 year for … going to Ireland on the king’s service in the company of Edward, duke of Albemarle. … Hugh Courtenay, knight … (S) CPRs.

9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.


~1400, Maud born in England, d/o 3802618. William Beaumont & 3802619. Isabel Willington.

7/24/1400 at Exeter, Debtor: John Grymel [merchant of Devon]. Creditor: Hugh Courtenay, knight, the elder [of Devon]. Amount: £200, for merchandise bought from him in the Staple. (S) UKNA.

4/26/1401, Creditor: Hugh Courtnay, knight, the elder, and Matthew Donn [of Devon]. Amount: 200m. (S) UKNA.

9/8/1403, … Edward Courtenay, earl of Devon [brother of Hugh], Edward Courtenay the younger, ‘chivaler’, Philip Courtenay, ‘chivaler’, Hugh Courtenay, ‘chivaler’, … county Devon. (S) CPRs.

9/12/1403, Commission to … to Peter Courtenay, Hugh Courtenay, … William Bonville, … to take 119 quarters of wheat, 14 tuns of wine, 46 tuns of ale, 2,700 fishes calle ‘hakes’ and 620 quarters of oats within the county of Somerset … to the castle and town of Kermerdyn, … to the castle of Kedwelly, … to the castle and town of Sweynseye … to the castle of Kyllenny. (S) CPRs.

7/8/1405, Commission of array in the county of Devon, [all knights] Philip Courteney, William Boneville, Thomas Pomeroy, Hugh Courtenay. (S) CPRs.

1/8/1406, Commission to Edward Courteney, earl of Devon, Edward Courteney the younger, Hugh Courteney the elder, John Arundell, … William Stourton, … William Carmynowe, … to enquire about divers congregations, riots and unlawful assemblies in the county. (S) CPRs, V40, P152.

[––Hugh & Philippe––]

Bef. 1407, Hugh married 3rd Philippe.

1407, Philippe age 21.

9/21/1407, IPM of Elizabeth widow of Warin Lerchedekene, Knight. She held the manor of ‘Estanton’ … by the grant of Martin Lerchdekene and Henry Nanfan to Warin and herself and the heirs of Warin with reversion to Eleanor [age 24] wife of Walter Lucy, Philippa [age 21] wife of Hugh Courtenay of Baunton, knight, and Margery [age 16] wife of Thomas Arundell, daughters and heirs of Warin. (S) CIsPM.

11/7/1407, IPM of Fulk Fitzwaryn. … Somerset: … then Elizabeth married Hugh Courtenay, knight, … they held 2 parts of the manor of Pylle, in right of Elizabeth. They had issue and she died, after which Hugh held by the courtesy of England on account of their children. … Devon: … manors of Holne, Little Totnes, … Edward duke of Aumale, now duke of York, … granted all his rights in them to Hugh Courtenay, knight, by letters patent, which were shown to the jurors, and Hugh now holds them. … (S) CIsPM.

4/23/1408, IPM of Christina wife of John atte Hulle. … From the death of Christina on 20 Oct. 1386 Alice Malet was allotted her part and she took the profits of this part of the manor and of the advowson of Huish Champflower for 12 years, and Hugh Courtenay, knight, has taken them since then, title unknown. … (S) CIsPM.

6/28/1411, Order not to trouble Thomas Arundell … the homages of Walter Lucy, who has taken to wife Eleanor one of the daughters and heirs of Elizabeth who was wife of Warin Lerchedekene knight, and of the said Thomas who has taken Margery another daughter, … and of Philippa a third daughter whom Hugh Courtenay of Baunton knight has taken to wife, … livery to be given to the said Walter and Eleanor, Thomas and Margery, Hugh and Philippa. (S) CCRs.

10/22/1412 at Kyton, John Latymer (950556), firstborn son and heir of Sir Robert Latymer (1901112) knight of Dorset, to Maud (1901289) who was wife of John Hulle (1901288) knight and is now wife of the said Robert. Confirmation with warranty of her estates in the manor of Deuelysshe [Devon] … which Humphrey de Stafforde, William Hankeforde knights, Robert Hulle (2097260) the elder, Robert Hulle (738676) of Spaxton, William Poulet the younger, … by charter granted to Robert Latymer his father and to her … Witnesses: Hugh Courtenay (1901308), … (S) CCRs.

4/9/1413, Henry V crowned king of England.

10/8/1413 at Berry Pomeroy, Manor and whole estate. Deed of gift. To John of la Pomeray knt. and Johanne his wife. Premises: the manor of Berry Pomeroy, … Witnesses: Hugh Courtenay the elder, Thomas Carru, Richard Champernon knts., John Hauley, John Fraunceys esqs. (S) UKNA.

5/11/1414 at Timerton, Surrender by Hugh Courtenay kt., brother of Edward Courtenay, Earl of Devon. Robert de Haryngton, lord of Aldyndham, …, lately granted to Hugh and Elizabeth, his wife, dec., the manors of …, co. Devon, …, co. Somerset, …, of gift and enfeoffment of Earl. (S) UKNA.

By 1417, Philippe died.

[––Hugh & Maude––]

10/16/1417, Hugh married 4th Maud. (S) Monasticon Diocesis Exoniensis, Oliver, 1846, P124.

4/11/1418, Commission … Hugh Courtenay the elder, ‘chivaler,’ … Richard Chaumbernon, ‘chivaler,’ … John Dynham, ‘chivaler,’ … (S) CPRs.

1418, Hugh, Sheriff of Devon.

3/1418-3/1419, Parties to Indenture: Hugh Courtenay, son of earl of Devon Nature of Service: Naval. (S) UKNA.

Bef. 12/5/1419, Edward, “the blind Earl”, brother of Hugh, died. [On this date the Earl’s successor, son Edward, died, succeeded by his brother also named Hugh.]

1421, Hugh, Knight of the Shire for Devon.

6/16/1422, Hugh Courtenay, earl of Devon, nephew of this Hugh, died. [His brother Thomas became earl.]

8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.

6/22/1423, Pardon, … for 500 marks paid … to Hugh Courtenay, of Haccomb, knight, uncle of Hugh Courtenay, late earl of Devon, deceased, Hugh Luttrell, knight, kinsman to the said late earl, … for acquiring in fee simple … the manors of Colecomb, … Devon, … Crukerne, co. Somerset, ... (S) CPRs.

2/9/1425, Pardon for 100s to Hugh Courtenay of Haccomb, knight, [and others] for acquiring … co. Devon. (S) CPRs.

3/6/1425, Hugh died; buried at Haccombe, Devon.


1436-37, Matilda Courtenay gave a wimple, “vetaie vocat’ vinpell” to the Parish of St. Petrock, Exeter. (S) Hist. of the Parish of St. Petrock, 1882, P13.

1439-40, Maud late the wife of Hugh Courtenay to Thomas Holme of Yeovil: Demise, indented, of land in the manor of Mudford: Som. (S) UKNA.

11/ 1441, Conveyance by Master Lercedeken, …, by consent of Hugh Courtenay, son and heir of Hugh Courtenay, knight, to Matilda, late the wife of the latter, of their hostel (hospicium) in Exeter, which they had of the said Sir Hugh, for her life. (S) UKNA.

11/5/1444, Walter Benet fined 40s for not appearing in court to answer Maud late the wife of Hugh Courtenay, knight. (S) CPRs.

8/20/1464, Will of Lady Matilda Courtenay: “To all Crysten people … Mawte that was the wife of Hugh Courtenay knight sendeth gretyng … enfeffed … a messuage of myne sete yn the cyte of Exceter, … a newe messuage of mine ysette yn the south parte of the same lane … the priour of Seynt Nycholas … take uppe the hole profytes and yerely revenus of the said messuages and gardeyns … the said Mawte and Sir Hugh Courtenay, knight, my son and heir, have put to oure seles, … (S) Monasticon Diocesis Exoniensis, Oliver, 1846, P124.

7/3/1467, Maud died at Exeter. (S) Monasticon Diocesis Exoniensis, Oliver, 1846, P124.

(S) Wadham College, Oxford, Jackson, 1893. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P239. (S) Hist. of Parliament, Roskell, 1993.

Children of Hugh and Philippe: [2 daughters]

i. Joan Courtenay (1901393), born 1411 in England.

5/14/1426, Grant to Thomas Carewe, knight , of the marriage of Joan, one of the daughters and heirs of Hugh Coutenay, knight , deceased, tenant in chief, a minor in the king’s ward. (S) CPRs.

ii. Eleanor Courtenay, born by 1417 in England.

8/8/1426, Eleanor died, her sister Joan her next heir.

Children of Hugh and Maud: [2 sons, 1 daughter]

i. Edward Courtenay, born 1417 in England.

7/16/1425, To the escheator in Devon. Order to remove the king's hand … 50 acres of arable land, … in Dounyngeston, delivering up any issues thereof taken; as it is found . that Hugh Courtenay knight at his death held the same of the abbot of Torre, and that Edward Courtenay is his son and heir, and is of the age of 8 years and more. (S) CCRs.

ii. Hugh Courtnay (950654), born ~1420 in England.

iii. Margaret Courtenay, born ? in England.

Gift in name of dowry. 1 Jas. Derneford Esq. 2 Magt. dau. of Hugh Courtenay, Kt. Annual rent of 100 marks from all 1's lands in East Stonehouse, Plymouth, Saltram, Motelegh, Ayshwater, Gryndeworthe, Codelegh, Barnstaple, Bureton, Teyntondrewe, Marton, Langonet, Manely, Rame and Roscradok. [Cornwall.] (S) UKNA.

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