Thursday, December 15, 2011

G25: 30420928 Courtenay-Despenser


30420928. Sir Hugh de Courtenay & 30420929. Eleanor le Despenser

3/25/1251, Hugh born in England, heir & s/o 60841856. John de Courtney & 60841857. Isabel de Vere.

~1257, Eleanor born in England, d/o 11819496. Sir Hugh le Despenser & 11819497. Aline Basset.

11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.

5/3/1273, Hugh’s father died.

8/19/1274 at Westminster abbey, Edward I crowned king of England.

1277, Hugh de Courtenay performed service by himself and 5 ‘servientes’ for three fees, and was charged £185 10s scutage on 92.75 fees of the honour of Okehampton. (S) The English Historical Review, V37, 1922, P328.

6/4/1278, Robert de Littlebury admitted to the prenbendary of Hayes by the patron Hugh de Courtenay. (S) The Archaeological Journal, V11, 1854, P161.

1280, Hugh de Courtenay summoned in a plea quo warranto to show by what authority he had withdrawn a suit of the king’s hundred of Carhampton for the manor of Wooton. (S) History of the Hundred of Carhampton, 1830, P345.

11/1281 at Caresbrok, Isle of Wythg, Isabella de Fortibus, countess of Albemarle and Devon, and lady of the Isle of Wythg, granted for life to Agnes de Monceaus, daughter of Robert, … manor of Craft and Cruk’ … Witnesses: Sir John de Insula, … Sirs Hugh de Curteneye, John de Meriet, … knights; … (S) CPRs, 11/27/1293.

1282, Hugh in the Army of West Wales.

12/1282, King Edward defeated Llewelyn ap Gruffydd at the battle of Radnor in eastern Wales.

1283, King Edward continued his Welsh campaign, capturing Dafydd, brother of Llewelyn; completing the conquest of Wales.

6/28/1283, Hugh de Courtenay summoned to Shrewsbury by writ from Rhuddlan to the king to hold a colloquium to ordain what should be done with David, brother of Llewellyn, formerly prince of Wales. (S) The Titular Barony of Clavering, 1891, P16. [David was executed.]

12/28/1284, Pardon to Hugh de Curtenay of 100£ in which he is bound … 50£ of his own debts, and 50£ of the debts of his father, John de Curtenay. (S) CPRs.

5/13/1285, Licence for the alienation in mortmain by Hugh de Curtenay to the convent of Chrishchurch, Twynham. (S) CPRs.

6/24/1286 from Dover, King Edward and Queen Eleanor traveled to Gascony where they would stay for 3 years.

7/23/1287, Protection with clause volumus for the following, gone on the king’s service into Wales … Hugh de Curtenaye … (S) CPRs. [William de Punchardun gone with Hugh.]

5/8/1289, Richard and his wife surrendered a third part of it to Hugh de Courtenay and Alienora his wife. (S) Report & Transactions, Devonshire, V2, 1928, P345.

9/18/1291, Hugh secured a writ reciting his service and formally acquitting him of scutage.

2/5/1292, Grant to Hugh de Curtenay of the marriage of Richard son and heir of Ralph Basset of Weledon, tenant in chief, or, in the case of his death, of Henry his brother. (S) CPRs.

3/24/1292, Hugh granted a market and fair at Chulmleigh, Devon. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs.

Hugh, knt. of Okehampton, Devon, died at Colecombe; buried at Cowick near Exeter.

6/28/1292, Grant … during the minority of the heirs of land out of lands of Hugh de Curtenay, tenant in chief, … manor of Chalveleye, co. Devon, … mills in Exeter … manor of Wympel … payable by Eleanor, late the wife of the said Hugh, for excess on the dower assigned to her. (S) CPRs.

4/20/1299, Licence for Hugh de Curtenay to assign, for life, to Eleanor his mother lands and rent to the value of 200£ a year out of lands of his own inheritance. (S) CPRs.

8/4/1302, Commission of oyer … touching the persons who broke the park of Eleanor late the wife of Hugh de Curtenay at Chilmeleye, co. Devon, hunter therein and carried away deer. (S) CPRs.

5/28/1304, Commission of oyer … touching the persons who broke the park of Eleanor late the wife of Hugh de Curtenay at Chilmeleye, co. Devon, hunter therein and carried away deer. (S) CPRs.

8/17/1305, Commission of oyer … touching the persons who broke the park of Eleanor late the wife of Hugh de Curtenay, at Chilmeleye, co. Devon, hunter therein and carried away deer. (S) CPRs.

2/25/1308, Edward II crowned king of England.

3/8/1315, Commission of oyer … touching the persons who broke the park of Eleanor, late the wife of Hugh de Curtenay, at Chulmelegh, co. Devon, hunter therein without her licence and carried away her deer. (S) CPRs.

3/14/1315, Licence to Hugh de Curteneye to enfeoff Eleanor, 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 son of the said Hugh … failing such issue to Thomas son of Hugh … (S) CPRs.

1316, Eleanor presented at the church of Hemington, Somerset.

12/6/1321, Protection with clause volumus for one year … Hugh de Courteneye. Eleanor de Courteneye. Margaret de Meles. (S) CPRs.

1322, Eleanor presented at the church of Parkham, Devon.

12/28/1322, protection with clause volumus for one year … Eleanor de Courtenaye … (S) CPRs.

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

1327, Eleanor presented at the church of Wrington, Somerset.

9/3/1327, Ratification of the demise of Adam, abbot of Glastonbury, to Eleanor de Courteneye, of the manor of Wryngton, and the advowson of the church there, for 2 years, at a rental of 200£ … (S) CPRs.

5/4/1328, Protection … for one year … Eleanor de Courtenay. (S) CPRs.

9/26/1328, Eleanor died in London; buried with Hugh. (S) A letter from her son Hugh to the bishop of Exeter.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P234. (S) The Shadow of the White Rose, Taylor, 2006, P-XIII.

Child of Hugh and Eleanor: [3 sons, 4 daughters]

i. Hugh Courtenay (15210464), born 9/14/1276 in England.

ii. Philip de Courtney, born ? in England.

7/8/1314, Sir Philip slain at the battle of Stirling, Scotland.

iii. Isabel de Courtney (2498701), born ? in England.

iv. Egeline de Courtney (5910149), born ? in England.

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