Bishop Peter Courtenay EXETER
- Born: Abt 1434, Powderham, Devonshire, England
- Died: 22 Sep 1492
Another name for Peter was EXETER Bishop.
Ancestral File Number: 8VKS-XX.
Bishop of EXETER.
The Political History of England, 1377-1485, Vol IV, C Oman, 1906, AMS Press, New York, p484:
" It would seem that Buckingham found a plot already on foot, in which the survivors of the Woodville faction, and other Yorkists who were true to the memory of Edward IV, had enlisted, before they were aware of his discontent with the existing regime. The leaders were Dorset, his brother Lionel Woodville, Bishop of Salisbury; Sir Thomas St Leger, who had married Anne Plantagenet, the eldest daughter of Richard Duke of York; Peter Courtenay, Bishop of Exeter, and Sir John Fogge, late treasurer of theroyal household. Their strength was not great..."
p491: " At last on August 1 Henry of Richmond set sail from Harfleur; the Regent Anne of France had lent him 60,000 francs, and collected for him 1,800 mercenaries and a small fleet. The adventurer was accompanied by his uncle, Jasper Tudor, the Earl of Oxford, Sir Edward Woodville, Sir John Welles, heir of the attainted barony of Welles, Sir Edward Courtenay, who claimed the earldom of Devon, his kinsman the Bishop of Exeter, Morton, Bishop of Ely, and some scores of exiled knights and squires, among whom Yorkists were almost as numerous as Lancastrians..."
The Oxford History of England The Fifteenth Century 1399-1485, E F Jacob, Oxford Univ Press, p631:  "...A new attainer act passed against all those guilty of rebellion. These included `the leaders of the revolt at Brecon' and, most significant, groups of twenty-eight Kentish and Surrey men, fourteen who started in Berkshire; thirty-three in Wiltshire; and eighteen comprising Dorset, and two members of the Courtney family who revolted in Exeter. The bishops of Ely, Salisbury, and Exeter were forgiven the penalty of death, as they were clerks, but had to forfeit their temporalities..."
The Cambridge Historical Encyclopedia of Great Britain and Ireland, Christopher Haigh, 1985, Cambridge Univ Press, p143:
"Wars of the Roses: the campaigns of 1460-61. Areas of COURTENAY family influence: Devon and Cornwall..."
Ancestral File Ver 4.10 8VKS-XX.