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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Baron Hugh de Courtenay & Lady Eleanor le Despenser

30420928. Baron Hugh de Courtenay & 30420929. Lady Eleanor le Despenser

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

~1259, 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.

6/15/1274, Hugh de Curtenay, son and heir of John de Curtenay, deceased, tenant in chief, has made fine in 80 marks for not going to the king to have seisin of his inheritance, which fine he will pay in Devon. (S) CFRs.

6/16/1274, Order to the escheator on this side Trent to deliver to the said Hugh de Curtenay the lands late of his said father, he having done fealty ; saving to Isabel, late the wife of the said father, her dower. (S) CFRs.

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

By 1275, Hugh married Eleanor.

1277, Hugh de Courtenay performed service by himself and 5 ‘servientes’ for 3 fees, and was charged £185 10s scutage on 92.75 fees of the honour of Okehampton. (S) The English Historical Review, V37, 1922, P328.

1277, King Edward was in Chester where he cleared a road through a dense forest, and started construction on the castles of Flint and Rhuddlan. King Edward made forays into the Welsh lands of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, prince of Wales, capturing Snowdonia and the isle of Anglesey.

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1280, Hugh de Courtenay summoned in a plea quo warranto to show by what authority he had withdrawn a suit of the king’s hundred of Carhampton for the manor of Wooton.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

12/11/1282, King Edward’s forces defeated Llewelyn ap Gruffydd at the Battle of Radnor in eastern Wales. King Edward received the head of Llywelyn at Rhuddlan castle. [Aka Battle of Orewin Bridge.]

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.]

8/15/1287, An army of 6,700 joined an earl’s force of 4,000 at Rhys ap Maredudd’s castle of Dryslwyn, Wales, and began a siege. They built a trebuchet to attack the castle. [The castle was captured; but Rhys escaped.]

5/8/1289, Property surrendered to Hugh de Courtenay and Alienora his wife. (S) Report & Transactions, Devonshire, V2, 1928, P345.

3/24/1291, Hugh granted a market and fair at Chulmleigh, Devon. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs.

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.

1292, Hugh, knt. of Okehampton, Devon, died at Colecombe; buried at Cowick near Exeter.

3/5/1292, Order to the same to take into the king's hand the lands late of Hugh de Curteneye, deceased, tenant in chief. (S) CFRs.

3/24/1292, IPM of Hugh de Curtenay. Buckingham: Hyldesdon. The manor … He died on Thursday after St. Peter in Cathedra, 20 Edw. I. Hugh his son, aged 16 on the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross next, is his next heir. Dorset: Iwerne Curteney. The manor … pertaining to his barony of Ocamton co. Devon which he held of the king. Somerset: Cruk. A moiety of the manor including water-mills of Taile, Donnyngesmille, Hywysch, Paddokeslake, and Combe, … a fair and a market, … Hemyngton. The manor … Devon: [Barony manors] Hwympel. … Eylesbere. … 4 corn mills and 2 fulling mills … Colyton. … Mousbyr[y]. … Ken. … Chalvelegh. … Chulmelegh. … Duwelton. … Sandford Curtenay. … Oakhampton. … Berks: Sutton and Hauekrig. The manor … (S) CIsPM.


5/16/1292, Writ to the escheator to extend the knight’s fees and advowsons which were of the said Hugh, and cause reasonable dower to be assigned to Eleanor late his wife. (S) CIsPM.

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 de 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 ~1285 in England.

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