Saturday, June 14, 2014
Bond 65640 Courtenay-Bonville
1428, William born in Devon, England, heir & s/o 950692. Sir Philip Courtenay & 950693. Elizabeth Hungerford.
~1426, Margaret born in England, d/o 131282. Lord William Bonville & 131283. Margaret Grey.
Bef. 10/9/1427, Margaret’s mother died; her father remarried.
7/1/1447, Robert Hungerford', knight, William Courtenay, esquire, James Chudlegh', esquire, William Chudlegh', esquire, Nicholas Radford' and Ranulph Cruys, querents, and Maud, late the wife of Stephen Dubber, deforciant. The manor of Bykkelegh'. Devon. (S) Feet of Fines, CP 25/1/46/87.
12/31/1460, Margaret’s eldest brother and the heir to her father, and his son and heir, slain at the Battle of Wakefield.
6/28/1461, Edward IV succeeded Henry VI as King of England. [1st Yorkist King, after King Henry VI captured at the Battle of Northampton.]
12/16/1463, William, age 35, heir to his father.
10/3/1470, Henry VI restored to the crown of England.
4/11/1471, Edward IV regained the crown after the Battle of Tewkesbury.
11/12/1474, William Courtenay, knight, querent, and John Langeworthy and Joan, his wife, deforciants. 1 messuage, 1 garden and 3 acres of land in Mourton’ Hampstede. Devon. John and Joan have acknowledged the tenements to be the right of William, as those which he has of their gift, and have remised and quitclaimed them from themselves and the heirs of Joan to him and his heirs for ever. William has given them 20 pounds sterling. (S) Feet of Fines, CP 25/1/46/92.
1475-80, Plaintiffs: William, son of Philip Courtenay, knight. Defendants: John Netherton. Subject: Detention of deeds relating to the manors of Yelton, Powdram, Morton, Honiton, Honiton Borough, Alfyngton, Cadlegh, Milton Damerell, and other manors and lands (unspecified). Devon. (S) UKNA, C 1/56/221.
1483, William, sheriff of Devon.
7/6/1483, Richard III succeeded Edward IV as King of England. [Usurping never-crowned 12-year-old Edward V.]
8/22/1485, Richard III defeated by King Henry VII at the Battle of Bosworth.
9/1485, William died; buried at Powderham.
Bef. 7/1487, Margaret died.
(S) Royal Lineage, Foster, 1891, P922. (S) Visitations of Cornwall, Vivian, 1887, P108.
Children of William and Margaret:
i. Catherine Courtenay, born ~1450 in Powderham , Devon, England.
Katherine married 475280. Thomas Rogers.
Catherine married 2nd Sir Seintclere Pomery, Knt.
Bef. 10/12/1479, Katherine married 3rd 475350. Sir William Huddesfield.
1/12/1515, Katherine died.
ii. Sir William Courtenay, born ~1456 in Powderham , Devon, England. [Heir]
William married Cecily, d/o Sir John Cheyney of Pinhoe.
1486-93, Plaintiffs: John Speke, knight, and John Takell, executors of Isabel Pope. Defendants: William Courteney, knight. Subject: Detention of deeds relating to two messuages in Honiton. Devon. (S) UKNA, C 1/165/56.
iii. Joan Courtenay, born ~1462 in Powderham , Devon, England.
Joan married Sir William Carew.iv. Edward Courteney (32820), born ~1465 in Powderham , Devon, England.