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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Sir William Courtenay & Margaret Bonville

65640. Sir William Courtenay & 65641. Margaret Bonville

~1426, Margaret born in Devon, England, d/o 131282. Lord William Bonville & 131283. Margaret Grey.

1428, William born in Devon, England, heir & s/o 950692. Sir Philip Courtenay & 950693. Elizabeth Hungerford.

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 ofStephen Dubber, deforciant. The manor of Bykkelegh'. Devon. (S) Feet of Fines, CP 25/1/46/87.

8/1453, King Henry VI had a mental breakdown. [3/27/1454, Richard, Duke of York, appointed Protector of the Realm.]

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.

1465, Edward IV captured Henry VI and put him in the Tower of London.

11/17/1468, Commission ... to enquire into the petition of William Courtenay, knight, ... manor Northpole, co. Devon, ... granted it to one Philip Courtenay, knight, and the heirs male of his body ... from him to the said petitioner ... (S) CPRs.

10/3/1470, Henry VI restored to the crown of England. [Earl of Warwick & Duke of Clarance effectively ruling.]

4/11/1471, Edward IV regained the crown at the Battle of Tewkesbury.

1471-74, William knighted. [William’s brother Philip fought at the Battle of Tewkesbury, so William likely did also.]

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.

12/28/1477, Writing indented witnessing that variances, strifes, and debates, were had and moved between Sir William Courtenay, Knt, of the one part and Master William Godde, Parson of the Parish Church of Powderham, of the other part ... (S) UKNA.

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.

12/30/1482, Writ about Debtor: John Germyn, the son and heir of Hugh Germyn, formerly Mayor of the city of Exeter. ... William Courtney, knight, Sheriff, replies that John Germyn had died before the writ came. (S) UKNA.

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 ~1460 in Powderham , Devon, England.

Joan married Sir William Carew.

iv. Edward Courteney (32820), born ~1462 in Powderham , Devon, England.