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Monday, August 24, 2020

Baron Reginald de Courtenay & Lady Hawise de Abrincis

 243367424. Baron Reginald de Courtenay & 243367425. Lady Hawise de Abrincis

~1135, Reginald born in France, s/o §§Sire Renaud de Courtenay & Dame Maud du Sap.

~1155, Hawise born in England, d/o §§Baron Robert de Abrincis & Lady Matilda Avenel. (S) See Family notes.

1152, Reginald a member of the retinue of Queen Eleanor of France [future Queen of England].

3/21/1152 at the king’s castle of Beaugency, the marriage of Queen Eleanor and King Louis VII annuled by a synod of Pope Eugenius III. Louis retained custody of their daughters. Eleanor immediately took flight for Poitou.

5/18/1152 in Poitiers Cathedral, Henry [future II], Duke of Normandy and Count of Anjou, age 19, married Eleanor, age 30, without King Louis’ consent.

10/25/1154, Henry II succeeded Stephen as King of England.

12/7/1154, Henry and Eleanor crossed the channel to England.

12/19/1154, Henry II succeeded Stephen as King of England.

1161, Reginald created lord of Sutton in England.

1/1164, Reginald de Courtenay attested a royal charter at Clarendon.

11/165, In a charter naming ‘Alianorae Reginae’, and attested at Westminster, in favor of St. Catherine’s priory near Lincoln … attested … [multiple bishops], Reginald, earl of Cornwall; Roger de Moubray; and Reginald de Courtenay.

4/5/1170, At Windsor, Reginald de Curtenai witnessed a royal grant in favor of Swineshead abbey.

8/15/1170, at Chinon, France, Reginald de Courtenay witnessed a royal confirmation of a grant to the Norman Abbey of Lyra made by [deceased] Robert, earl of Leicester.

6/1171, At Chivilly, France, Reginald de Curtenay witnessed 2 charters of King Henry.

7/1171, at Bur le Roy, near Bayeux, Normandy, Reginald de Curtenay witnessed a charter of Henry, the young King [Henry II’s eldest son.]

10/1171, After the English Pope Adrian granted Ireland to King Henry, Henry landed at Waterford with 400 knights, 4000 men-at-arms, and 400 ships. Reginald accompanied King Henry into Ireland.

11/11/1171, at Dublin, Ireland, King Henry expedited a charter to his “men of Bristol”, giving the city of Dublin to them to inhabit and hold as they held Bristol. Witnesses – William de Braose; Reginald de Curtenai; …

12/25/1171, Reginald with King Henry in Dublin for Christmas.

4/17/1172, Reginald, with King Henry, sailed from Wexford in Ireland to South Wales; King Henry named Rhys ap Gruffydd his Justice of South Wales.

4/1173, King Henry’s 3 eldest surviving sons: Henry, Richard & Geoffrey rebelled against him; supported by their mother.

[––Reginald & Hawise––]

1173, Reginald married Hawise.

9/1174, King Henry broke King Louis’ siege of Rouen, Normandy.

9/22/1174, at Beauvoir, France [northwest of Poictiers], Reginald de Courtenay withnessed a royal grant to Richard de Lucy.

9/30/1174, at Mont Louis between Tours and Amboise, Reginald de Courteney witnessed King Henry’s charter freeing his burgesses in England, Normandy, Wales and Ireland from tolls.

10/10/1174, at Falaise, where the “state prisoners” were being held [including King William of Scotland] from the rebellion, Reginald de Curtenay one of many witnesses to a royal manifest.

10/11/1174, King Louis VII stopped supporting King Henry’s sons, effectively ending their rebellion.

12/8/1174, at Valoins, Reginald de Curtenai with a royal charter dealing with pacification of King William of Scotland.

12/25/1174, Reginald with the royal retinue [signing multiple charters during this time] celebrating Christmas at Argentan, Normandy.

3/25/1175, at Caen, Normandy, Reginald de Curtenay witnessed a royal charter to Montebourg abbey.

5/8/1175, King Henry returned to England.

7/1175, at Woodstock, Reginald de Curtenai witnessed a royal confirmation of a charter of Simon, earl of Huntingdon.

8/1/1175, at Nottingham, Reginald de Curtenai witnessed a royal charter to Welbeck abbey.

8/10/1175, at York, Reginald present at royal court which included Henry, the young King; King William of Scotland, and many of the nobles of Scotland.

10/6/1175, Reginald present at the Great Council held at Windsor.

3/14/1176, at Westminster, Reginald de Curtenai attested a royal charter to Rivaulx Abbey.

5/1176, Reginald attested multiple royal charters dated at Westminster.

5/1177, at Oxford, Reginald de Courtenay attested a royal grant to the Priory of St. Thomas at Dublin.

1177, Reginald granted Sutton Courtenay, Berkshire, by King Henry II. (S) Royal Berkshire History.

1178, Reginald and his wife Hawise were given by the Pope a licence to have a free chapel at Okehampton.

12/25/1178, at Winchester, King Henry’s great Charter to the Abbey of Waltham, Essex, witnessed by Reginald de Curtenai. [Reginald also witnessed a charter to Godstow Nunnery.]

8/27/1179, at Westminster, Reginald de Curtenai attested a royal charter to Furness abbey.

8/1181, at Clipston, Reginald de Curteneye attested a royal charter to the Order of Lazarites, also attested by the King’s son Geoffrey.

10-12/1181, at Westminster, Reginald de Curtenay witnessed multiple royal charters.

2/1182, at Arundel, Reginald de Courtenay attested a royal charter to the Burgesses of Beverley, Yorkshire.

1185-6, Reginald de Curtenai a recipient of a royal grant of a marriage or wardship.

9/14/1186, at Marlborough, Reginald de Curtenay witnessed a royal charter to the Charthusian priory of Witham, Somerset.

8/31/1188, King Henry invades Ivry, France.

9/29/1188, in Normandy, Reginald de Curtenai witnessed a royal charter to Vallemont abbey.

9/3/1189, Richard I succeeded Henry II as King of England.

~1192, Reginald built Norman Hall at Sutton Courtenay. (S) Royal Berkshire History.

9/7/1194, Reginald died; buried at Ford abbey, Dorset.


1210, Hawise de Curtenai accounts for £195 10s. scutage of 92 ¾ fees in Okemanton at 3 marks for each fee. (S) Reports and Transactions, Devonshire, V38, 1906, P353.

1214, Hawise de Curtenai owes 7 ½ marks for the honour of Okemanton.

1219, Hawise died.

8/14/1219, Order to the sheriff of Devon to take into the king’s hand all lands and tenements with their appurtenances in his bailiwick formerly of Hawise de Courtenay, who is dead as the king has heard, and to keep them safely until the king orders otherwise. Witness H. de Burgh, justiciar. (S) FRsHIII.

(S) Collectanea Archaeologica, 1862, PP280-1. (S) CH&I.H.II.

Family notes:

Reginald de Courtenay, lord of Okehampton, attested 123 documents of King Henry II, 12th highest of the nobles of the realm. (S) Oxford DNB.

William the Conqueror gave to Baldwin de Brioniis the barony of Oakhampton. Richard his son, dying without issue, it passed it to Ralph Avenell, husband of Adelicia, Richard’s sister. Ralph dispossessed of his barony by King Henry II. It was given to Matilda, Ralph’s daughter. §§Matilda married 1st §§Robert de Abrincis by whom she had 3 daughters; they youngest marrying Reginald de Courtenay (243367424). Matilda married 2nd a bastard s/o Henry I, and left a son William, who’s male line soon died. The barony fell to Robert (121683712) s/o Reginald. (S) The Reliquary, V17, 1877, P22.

Children of Reginald and Hawise:

i. Robert de Courtenay (121683712), born 1174 in England.

1217, Robert de Courtenay of Oakhampton, the king’s “kinsman”, asked to surrender Exeter castle to Queen Isabella.

1219, Robert, son of Reginald and Hawisia, gives 500 marks and 5 palfreys to have livery of the honor of Okehampton.

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