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Monday, May 30, 2011

Sir Thomas de Courtenay & Muriel de Moels

7605586. Sir Thomas de Courtenay & 7605587. Muriel de Moels

By 1315, Thomas de Courteneye born in England, 4th s/o 15210464. Hugh de Courtney & 15210465. Agnes de Saint John.

3/14/1315, A marriage compact having been arranged between Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford and Essex, and Hugh de Curteney for the marriage of the latter’s son Hugh to Margaret, daughter of the earl, the king’s niece, … remainder over to Robert son of Hugh de Curteneye …, and to Thomas son of Hugh de Curteney. (S) CPRs.

3/14/1315, Licence to Hugh de Curteneye [the father] to enfeoff Eleanor [grandmother], late the wife of Hugh de Curteney his father, of his castles, manors and honors of Plumpton and Okhampton, and of his manors of Saunford Curteney, … co. Devon, … co. Somerset, … Licence for the said Eleanor to regrant the same to him for his life, with remainder to Hugh son of Hugh de Curteney and the heirs his body, with remainder over, failing such issue, after the death of Hugh son of Hugh de Curteney, and of the said Hugh de Curteney, to Robert [brother] son of the said Hugh … failing such issue to Thomas [brother] son of Hugh … (S) CPRs.

1315, Thomas identified in a fine as heir to his brother Robert in provisions for remainder of Woodhuish.

1322, Muriel born in Dorset, England, d/o 15211174. John de Moels & 15211175. Joan Lovel.

2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.

1337, Muriel age 15.

[––Thomas & Muriel––]

By 1337, Thomas married Muriel.

8/27/1337, Pardon, at the request of some of the magnates of the realm, to Thomas de Courteneye, knight, and Muriel de Moeles, one of the daughters and hiers of John de Moeles, … for intermarrying without licence, … before the inquisitions of the lands … fine of 200 marks … (S) CPRs.

9/1/1337, Grant to Thomas de Ferariis … forfeiture due by the king’s ward, Isabella de Moels, one of the daughters and heirs of John de Moels, tenant in chief, for marrying William de Boterels without licence, … until the partition of these among the heirs, … saving to Thomas de Courteneye, who has married Muriel, the other daughter … (S) CPRs.

10/6/1337, Thomas and Muriel received their share of her father’s lands, including Kingskerswell, Devon.

3/3/1338, Thomas and Muriel received half a share of her father’s knight’s fees. (S) CCRs.

1338-56, Thomas de Curteney; Muriel de Curteney wife of Thomas de Courtenay: William Botriaux; Isabel Botriaux, wife of William Botreaux … The petitioners, on behalf of Muriel [7605587, de Curteney] and Isabel [Botriaux], daughters and heirs of John de Moeles (15211174), … (S) UKNA.

7/1/1338, Commission of oyer and terminer to William de Shareshull, John Inge, Thomas de Courteney, and John Dauney, … Devon. (S) CPRs.

1/29/1339, Co. Southampton. Order not to compel Thomas de Courteneye to find any man at arms in that county for the said custody while he is on the king's service in co. Devon as the deputy of Hugh de Courteneye the elder, earl of Devon, keeper of the maritime land in that county. (S) CCRs.

2/13/1342, Commission of oyer … on complaint by Hugh de Audele, earl of Gloucester, … his serjeants, had taken certain cattle trespassing at Ludeford, co. Devon, … [many named] Thomas de Courteneye, John Lercedekene, knight, … broke the pund and took away the cattle … (S) CPRs.

11/16/1343, Commission of oyer and terminer to William de Shareshull, Thomas de Curtenay, John Dauney,  William de Bortriaux, John Inge, … on complaint by Matilda late the wife of Thomas Lercedekne … co. Devon … (S) CPRs.

4/26/1344, Licence for Thomas de Courtenay, ‘chivaler,’ and Muriel, his wife, to enfeoff Richard de Seint Johan … manors of Maperton and Upwalhop, … with remainer to her right heirs … Devon. (S) CPRs.

7/20/1344, Commission of peace … Thomas de Courteney } Devon. (S) CPRs.

11/10/1344, Commission of oyer and terminer to Hugh de Courteneye, earl of Devon, William de Shareshull, Thomas de Courteney, ‘chivaler,’ … (S) CPRs.

1346, Thomas de Curtenay held half a fee in Wootton. (S) Honors and Knights’ Fees, Farrer, 1923, P135.

7/1346, Thomas de Courtenay, knight, legitimate brother of the earl of Devon. For plenary remission at the hour of death to himself and Muriel his wife. [Granted in August.]

8/1346, Thomas de Courtenay, knight, legitimate brother of the earl of Devon, granted an indult for plenary remission at the hour of death to himself and Muriel his wife. (S) Petitions to the Pope, 1886, 5 Clement VI, f.117.

7/10/1347, Commission of oyer and terminer to William de Shareshull, Thomas de Curtenay, … (S) CPRs.

1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].

4/7/1349, To escheator in the county of Devon, touching the lands held in chief which Margaret late the wife of Nicholas de Moeles held in dower or otherwise for life of the inheritance of Muriel and Isabel, daughters and heirs of John de Moeles, whom Thomas de Courtenay and William dc Botreux have respectively taken to wife. (S) CFRs.

4/28/1349, Order to deliver to Thomas de Courtenay and to Muriel his wife, eldest daughter and heir of John de Moelys, … the manor of Suthcadebury, … lands which Margaret late the wife of Nicholas de Moelys held in dower at her death of the inheritance of Muriel and of Isabel, wife of William de Botereux, second daughter of John, … with the assent of William and Isabel, … (S) CCRs, V32.

6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.

5/1/1350, Grant … of the prebend which Thomas de Courtenay held in the church of Exeter, in the king’s gift by reason of the temporailities of the bishopric of Exeter being in his hands. (S) CPRs.

11/25/1351, Commission of oyer and terminer to Hugh de Courteneye, earl of Devon, Thomas de Courteney, … (S) CPRs.

2/1353, Muriel gave birth to daughter Margaret.

Muriel died before Thomas.


5/31/1354, Thomas de Courteney, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Richard, earl of Arundel, £80. (S) CCRs, V33.

5/5/1355, Thomas de Courtenay … Courtenay requests that he be granted letters to the chancellor and treasurer and others of the council at Westminster to ordain that right be done to him and his tenants of Kerswell as the law demands … (S) UKNA.

6/7/1355 at Carswill Regis, Grant by Thomas de Courtneay the Elder, knight, to Roger Torel.

6/10/1362, Thomas died.

6/15/1362, Writ for IPM of Thomas de Courteneye, knight. Southampton: Wallop. The manor … He died on 10 June last. Thomas his son, aged 12 years and more, is his heir. Oxford: Overoverton. The manor … Somerset: Maperton. The manor, with its members Haulton and Clopton, … South Cadebury. The manor, … Wotton. The manor, … Cryket. The manor, … North Home. The hamlet, … Devon: King’s Carswell. The manor, with the hamlets of Wreye, Langeford and Depford, and the hundred of Haytorre, … by the courtesy of England of the inheritance of Muriel late his wife. … Sotton Lucy, Colwyle, Plumtrow, Wodehiwisch, Harleston and Donterton. The manors, held in fee-tail to him and the heirs of his body of Hugh de Courtenay, earl of Devon, by knight’s service. … South Pole. The manor, … (S) CIsPM.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P441. (S) Two Cartularies of the Benedictine Abbeys, 1899, P162.

Children of Thomas and Muriel:

i. Muriel de Courtenay (3802793), born ~1341 in England.

ii. Hugh de Courtenay, born 1349 in England.

8/27/1370, Hugh died a ward of the king. (S) CCRs, 2/19/1381.

4/1/1371, IPM of Hugh de Coutenay, son and heir of Thomas de Courtenay, knight. Somerset: Maperton. The manor … South Cadebury. The manor … Wotton. The manor … Cryket. The manor … Hugh died on 12 August last. Margaret his sister, aged 17 years and more on that date, and John Dynham, son of Muriel his other sister, aged 10 years and more on the same date, are his heirs. Devon: Kyngescarswille. The manor … Pole. The manor … Margaret his sister, daughter of Thomas de Courtenay, knight, aged 17 1/2 years, and John, son of John de Dyneham, knight, and Muriel his wife, Hugh’s other sister, aged 11 years and more, are his heirs. [many more properties in multiple counties] (S) CIsPM.

7/12/1372, Order to deliver to Thomas Peverell and Margaret his wife, sister and one of the heirs of Hugh son and heir of Thomas de Courtenay and Muriel his wife tenants in chief, which Hugh died within age and in the king's wardship, such as are in his bailiwick of the knights' fees and parts of fees … (S) CCRs.

iii. Margaret de Courtenay (3802775), born 2/1353 in England.

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