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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Lord Edward Courtney Esq. & Alice Wotton

32820. Lord Edward Courtney Esq. & 32821. Alice Wotton

~1462, Edward born in Powderham, Devon, England, s/o 65640. Sir William Courtenay & 65641. Margaret Bonville.

~1475, Alice born in England, heiress & d/o §§John Wotton.

6/5/1483, Letters sent out by Edward V to 50 persons to be knighted at his coronation. Edward Courtenay was 4th on the list. [Edward V never crowned, likely killed by his uncle Richard III.]

1485, Edward’s father died.

8/22/1485, Richard III defeated by King Henry VII at the Battle of Bosworth.

1491, Edward’s estate in form of “Creditor: William Courtney {Courtnay}, knight [deceased–father of Edward].” Loaned 1000m to “Debtor: Edmund Carewe, of Mohun Ottery {Monysotery} in Devon, knight.” (S) UKNA, C 131/100/21.

[––Edward & Alice––]

~1495, Edward married Alice.

4/20/1496, IPM of Alice Joyne. Philip Courtenay, knt., Edward Courtenay, esq., …, were seised of the under-mentioned manors in fee, … Devon … Manors of Chederlegh and Godelegh by Dunkeswill … (S) CIsPM.

1504-09, Defendants: Thomas Lawes, William Hawke, and Edward Courtenay, esquire. Subject: Wardship of the son of William Bant, assigned to complainants in satisfaction of a debt, but given by Lawes and Hawke to Courtenay. Cornwall. (S) UKNA, C 1/174/32.

1508-09, Plaintiff: Thomas Megges and Agnes his wife, … Defendant: Reynold Trethryff, John Vyvyan, Edward Courteney, John Newham, … and others Place Or Subject: Forcible entry into property whichought, of right, to come to plaintiffs as heirs of James Lannargh, deceased …: Cornwall. (S) UKNA, STAC 2/26/344.

3/1/1509, Edward of Wotton, Landrake, Cornwall, died.


4/22/1509-4/21/1510, IPM of Edward Courtenay of Devon.

6/24/1509, Henry VIII succeeded Henry VII as King of England.

Alice married 2nd William Lowers of Poscone, Cornwall.

9/29/1533, Alice died; her 4-year old grandson William, s/o son Edward, an heir.

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

Children of Edward and Alice:

i. Alice Courtenay, born ~1499 in Landrake Com., Cornwall, England.

Alice married Reginald Gayer of Liskeard, Cornwall.

ii. Jane Courtenay, born ~1502 in Landrake Com., Cornwall, England.

Jane married Richard Curtis.

iii. Edward Courtney (16410), born ~1505 in Landrake Com., Cornwall, England.