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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Edward Courtenay & Margaret Trethurfe

16410. Edward Courtenay & 16411. Margaret Trethurfe

~1505, Edward born in Landrake, Com. Cornwall, England, heir & s/o 32820. Edward Courtney & 32821. Alice Wotton.

~1506, Margaret born in Trethurfe in Landrake, Cornwall, England, coheir & d/o 32822. Thomas Treturff & 32823. Maude Trevisa.

3/1/1509, Edward heir to his father.

Margaret 1st married to John Boscawen.

10/13/1515, John died.

[––Edward & Margaret––]

By 1529, Margaret married to Edward.

1529-32, Reynold, s/o John Tretherff, esq. sued John Vyvian & Elizabeth his wife, Edward Courtenay & Margaret his wife, daughters of Thomas Tretherff, and Robert Vyvian in Chancery regarding the manors of Tretherff in Ladock, Pettigrew in Germans, Trevelwyth, …. Cornwall, late of the said John Tretherffe. (S) Plantagenet Ancestry, Richardson, P588.

1529-37, Plaintiff: John Vyvyan, Elizabeth his wife, and Edward Courteney and Margaret his wife, daughters and heirs of Thomas Treytherff Defendant: Reignold Tredreffe, John Hykke, Robert Parker, John Ryse, Nicholas Robert, William Stevyn, John Jenkyn, and others Place Or Subject: Forcible entry into the manor of Arrallas, otherwise called Argallas County: Cornwall. (S) UKNA, STAC 2/24/246.

9/29/1533, Edward heir to his mother.

1536-38, Edward died. “Plaintiffs: Robert Edward of South Milton. Defendants: Margaret, late the wife of Edward Courtenay, John Knyght, and Joan, his wife. Subject: Pasture lands of North Dowen demised jointly to plaintiffs and to the said John and Joan. Devon.” (S) UKNA, C 1/783/40-44.


1537-38, Plaintiffs: John Vyvyan, Elizabeth, his wife, and Margaret, late the wife of Edward Courtnay. Defendants: John Skewys and Reynold Tretherffe. Subject: Detention of deeds relating to the manors of Argallas (in St Enoder), Trevilveth in Veryan (Trevelwyth), Skewys (in Cury), Leigh Challons, and Street Raleigh (in Rockbere), formerly of Thomas Tretherffe, brother of the said Reynold and father of the female complainants. Cornwall, Devon. (S) UKNA, 1/914/47-49.

By 1544, Margaret remarried to Richard Buller of Tregarrick, St. Stephens by Saltash, Cornwall.

4/22/1544-2/15/1547, Plaintiffs: Richard Buller, esquire, and Margaret his wife, late Margaret Courteney. Subject: Detention of deeds relating to the manors of Leigh Challons (in Plympton St Mary), Street (`Strait Ralegh otherwyse callyd Strait Woode'), Argallas (in St Enoder), and Trevewyth; and lands, rents, services, a mill, and woods in Blakesdon (in Tamerton Folliott ?) and elsewhere. Devon, Cornwall. (S) UKNA, C 1/1108/52-53.

4/17/1548, Privy Council to Sir William Godolghan, …, Richard Buller, John Trelauny, and Sir John Arundell of Trerise. Thanking them and all others who quelled the revolt; declaration to be made to those involved therein, granting pardon; requires them to discover how it arose, and to send up the ringleaders.

1549-51, Richard, Margaret, and her son William Courtenay sued in Chancery by Gilbert Flamake & Joan his wife [grand-daughter of Alice Curteny] … lands, rents, … Cornwall. (S) UKNA, C 1/1219/9-10.

7/10/1553, Lady Jane Grey became the [disputed] Queen of England [for 9 days.]

7/19/1553, Mary I, sister of Edward VI, became Queen of England.

11/1555, Richard Buller wrote his will. “… I do constitute ordayne and make my wief Margaret Buller my full and hole Executrix. …” [Son Francis still a minor.]

12/9/1555, Richard died.

5/12/1556, “… Margaret Buller, the relict and sole executrix in the will of Richard Buller, gentleman, deceased, , having … Margaret, personally present, te administration of all the goods etc, by means of intestacy, was granted to Peter Courtney and George Ketwiche, gentlemen, to administer the goods, rights and chattels of the same …” (S) UKNA, PROB 11/38/36.

9/18/1556, Margaret a [1/8th] coheir of Edward, Earl of Devon. [Died in exile in Venice, Italy. At his death, the estates at Tiverton, Okehampton, …, were divided amongst representatives of the 4 daughters of Sir Hugh Courtenay, of Haccombe and Boconnoc, the grand-nieces of Edward, the "Blind Earl" who died in 1419. One of the nieces was Elizabeth Courtenay (475327), paternal grandmother of Margaret.]

1558-76, Plaintiffs: Katherine Crokehey widow. Defendants: Margaret Buller. Subject: property in Holbroke, Alyesbear [Aylesbeare], Devon. (S) UKNA, C 3/44/21.

1558-76, Plaintiffs: Edward Murthe [alias Edward Randall]. Defendants: Margaret Buller widow and others. Subject: property in Morval (Morewell), Cornwall. (S) UKNA, C 3/125/17.

6/28/1576, Margaret died.

(S) 1530 Visitations of the County of Cornwall, P117, “Courtenay of Landrake”. (S) Royal Lineage, Foster, 1891, P922.

Children of Edward and Margaret:

i. William Courtney, born 1530 in Landrake, Cornwall, England.

1534, William named in the IPM of his grandmother Alice Wotton Courtenay, age 4 years and more.

ii. Edward Courtney, born ~1532 in Landrake, Cornwall, England.

11/1555, Edward named in the will of Richard Buller, “… my sonne in Lawe Edward Corteney …”.

iii. Katherine Courtney (8205), born ~1534 in Landrake, Cornwall, England.

iv. Peter Courtney, born 1536 in Landrake, Cornwall, England.

11/1555, Peter named an overseer in the will of his stepfather, Richard Buller.

1559, Peter presented to Tiverton.

Peter married Katherine, d/o William Reskinter of St. Tudy, Groom of the Bedchamber to King Henry VIII.

7/20/1581, Peter named in the will of George Kekewich, husband of his sister Katherine.

1593, Peter, Justice of the Peace for Cornwall.

12/16/1605, Peter wrote his will.

Bef. 5/28/1606, Peter died.

Children of Richard and Margaret:

i. Francis Buller, born 1546 in Cornwall, England. [Richard’s heir]

11/1555, Richard’s will: “… I give and bequeathe unto my sonne Franncis Buller and to his heires and assignes all

those Leases which at the making hereof I do enyoie or have the whiche leases. I do will that my said wief

shall receave and enyoie the profetts thereof to thuse and behofe of my said sonne untill he come to the

age of twenty yeres. …”

Francis married Thomasine, d/o Thomas Williams, esq.

1600, Francis the sheriff of Cornwall.

9/28/1615, Francis died; buried at Pelynt, Cornwall.

ii. Mary Buller, born ~1548 in Cornwall, England.

11/1555, Richard’s will: “… And if it happen the said Franncis to Dye withoute yssue of his bodye Lawfully begotten, then my will is the said Leases shall remayne unto Mary my doughter and to her heires and assignes, … unto Marye my doughter twentie pounds in old gold and my best silver Cuppe and my best silver salte and adosyn of my best sylver spones. And also I give one hundreth poundes of Lawfull money of England towards the marying of the said Mary … Also I give my bracelet of gold being uppon my Arme unto Mary my doughter …”

Mary married Sir Thomas Wise of Sydenham.

1603, Thomas created a Knight of the Bath at the coronation of King James I.