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Friday, August 6, 2010

Sir Edward de Courtney & Emmeline Dawnay

3802616. Sir Edward de Courtney & 3802617. Emmeline Dawnay

1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England.

1329, Emmeline, born in England, heiress & d/o 7605234. Sir John Dawney & 7605235. Sibyl de Treverbyn.

1331, Edward born in England, 3rd s/o 7605232. Earl Hugh Courtenay & 7605233. Margaret de Bohun.

1341, Grant by John de Alneto (Emmeline’s father), lord of Henaton, to Christina Everad and John her son, of all his land in Hulle next Yevele, at the yearly rent of a rose, with remainders to Emmot the grantor's daughter, and to his own right heirs: [Somers.] (S) UKNA.

8/1346, Emmeline age 16-18 when her father died.

1348, Edward’s older brother Hugh died, leaving Hugh’s son Hugh as heir to the earldom. [Who would die without issue leaving Edward’s son Edward as the heir to 7605232.]

[––Edward & Emma––]

4/12/1348, Edward and Emma were charged with 50s. for their relief of the said manor, which John Dauney held on the day of his death of the king in chief by knight’s service, and for which Edward did fealty to the king on 12 April, 22 Edward III. They acknowledged that they held it of the king in chief, as John had held it, by service of half a knight’s fee. (S) IPM of Emmeline.

1349, At Lambeth, Edward, knight, attended the wedding of William de Montague (s/o 30422278), 2nd Earl of Salisbury, and Elizabeth de Mohun. (S) Testamenta Vetusta, V1, Nicolas, 1826, P14.

6/10/1351, “Debtor: William, the son of Nicholas Daunee of Devon. Creditor: Edward de Courtney, knight [of Devon]. Amount: £60.” (S) UKNA.

9/1/1354, Edward de Courtenay, going beyond seas, has letters nominating … (S) CPRs.

9/9/1355, King Edward and the Black Prince, sail for Normandy from Plymouth; the Prince appointed lieutenant in Gascony to oppose raids by the count of Armagnac. [Edward de Courtney, Prince’s Bachelor to Edward, the Black Prince.]

10/1/1355, Landing in Calais, King Edward proceeds on raids into Pas de Calais, Artois and Picady.

12/1/1355, [While Edward overseas] IPM of John Strech. Devon: … Wolston. Two messuages, 120a. arable held as of the same inheritance of Edward de Courtenay by service of half a knight’s fee. (S) CIsPM.

9/26/1356, Prince Edward, the Black Prince, captured King John II of France at the battle of Poitiers; as well as killing 2000 French knights.

12/16/1357, Edward de Courtenay, knight, acknowledges that he owes to David de Wollore … clerks, £10; to be levied etc. in Devon. (S) CCRs.

10/1359, Prince Edward with his father King Edward, sailing from Sandwich to Calais with 1,100 ships, again invaded France, eventually taking Saint-Florentin and Tonnerre. They reached Paris, setting the suburbs on fire, before turning back to Brittany [King Edward decided a siege of Paris was not feasible.]

12/23/1361, Edward le Despenser lord of Glamorgan, Edward de Courtenaye, John de Sully, Walter de Pavely of Hilberton, Edward de Berkele, John Meryot, knights … Joint and several recognisance for 3,600 marks … (S) CCRs.

4/16/1362, Acknowledgement of the receipt … from Edward le Despenser, lord of Glamorgan, Edward de Courteneye, … knights, … of 3,600 marks wherein they were bound to the king … (S) CPRs.

5/5/1364, Grant to Edward de Courtenay, knight, son of Hugh de Courtenay, earl of Devon. For faculty that his chaplain may celebrate divine offices in presence of him and Emmeline his wife. (S) Petitions to the Pope, 1896, 2 Urban V, f.176.

1/1366-1/1367, Demise by Sir Edward le Courtenay, knight , and Emma his wife, daughter and heiress of Sir John Damme, knight, to William le Hopere of Kyngeston next Yevele and Joan, his wife, of cottages and land in Kyngeston …, which cottages had descended to the said Edward and Emma upon the death of John Basset her kinsman, paying 4s. yearly. (S) UKNA, E 326/1817.

2/4/1367, Edward de Courtenay, going beyond seas with the king’s licence, has letters nominating … (S) CPRs.

2/2/1368, Licence for Edward de Courteney, ‘chivaler,’ and his 2 brothers to cross from the port of Dover to Gascony to the parts of Prues with 17 persons, 20 horses, … a letter of exchange … for £130 payable to him and his brothers at Calais. (S) CPRs.

By 1370, Edward died before his father.


3/20/1371, Emmeline died.

4/1/1371, Writ for IPM of Emmeline late the wife of Edward De Courtenay, knight. Somerset: Hyneton. … Modeford Terre. 2/3rds of the manor … She died on 20 March last. Edward her son, aged 14 years and more, is her next heir. Devon: Washbourn Durant. A messuage … Cornwall: Shevyok and Antonne. The manors … Porthloo. 2/3rds of the manor … Heir as above, who will be 15 years of age at the Invention of the Holy Cross next. (S) CIsPM.

(S) Wadham College, Oxford, Jackson, 1893. (S) The Peerage of Ireland, 1789, P73. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P238. (S) Parochial and Family Hist. of the Deanery of Trigg Minor, V2, Maclean, P42.

Children of Edward and Emmeline:

i. Earl Edward Courtenay, born 5/3/1357 in England.     

9/20/1372, Grant to William, lord de Latymer, of the wardship of all the lands late of Emmeline late the wife of Edward de Courtenaye, who held in chief, … until the lawful age of Edward, her son and heir, together with the marriage of the said heir. (S) CFRs.

2/20/1374, The death of his 1st cousin Hugh de Courtenay, knight, heir of the earl of Devon, without male heir. [The Earl, grandfather of both, (7605232), still alive.] (S) IPM of Hugh de Courtenay, Knight, 3/9/1374.

1377, Edward’s grandfather the earl died.

7/6/1378, Order to cause Edward son and heir of Emelina who was wife of Edward de Courtenay knight, being cousin [grandson] and heir of Hugh de Courtenay earl of Devon, to have seisin of the lands of his mother, and of the said earl his grandfather. (S) CCRs. [11th Earl of Devon.]

1381, Edward accompanied Anne of Bohemia from Gravelines, France, to London to be married to King Richard II.

12/5/1419, Edward, “the blind Earl”, died.

ii. Hugh Courtnay (1901308), born aft. 1358 in Wales.