(Abt 1240-1328)
Sir John De SAINT JOHN, Sr
(Abt 1225-1302)
(Abt 1234-)
2nd Earl Hugh De Courtenay DEVON, Jr
(Abt 1275-1345)
Earl Hugh De Courtenay DEVON, III


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Margaret De BOHUN

Earl Hugh De Courtenay DEVON, III

  • Born: 12 Jul 1303, Okehampton, Devonshire, England
  • Married: 11 Aug 1325, Powderham, Devonshire, England
  • Died: 2 May 1371-1377, Cathedral, Exeter, Devonshire, England
  • Buried: Cathedral, Exeter, Devonshire, England

   Another name for Hugh was HEREFORD Earl.

   Ancestral File Number: 8TSL-VF. User ID: 1181952.

   General Notes:

Earl of DEVON, Recognized 1335.

The Political History of England 1216-1377, Vol III, T F Tout,AMS Press, 1905, p314: "...[1333] The internal history of the first few years of Edward's reign was uneventful...The country was growing rich and prosperous. The annalists tell us of little save tournaments and mummings, and the setting up of seven new earldoms to remedy the gaps which death and forfeiture had made in the higher circle of the baronage. The earldom of Devon was revived for the house of Courtenay...William Bohun, a younger son of the Humphrey slain at Borough- bridge,became Earl of Northampton,...and Henry of Grosmont, the Earl of Lancaster's first born, Earl of Derby..."
p435: "...William of Wykeham, how had been the guardian of the Earl of March during his long minority, was the most experienced and waryof the clerical opposition to the lawyers and courtiers of the Lancaster faction. He had an eager and enthusiastic backer in the young and high born Bishop of London, William Courtenay, the son of the Earl of Devon, and through his mother, Margaret Bohun, a great-grandson of Edward I. Office and descent combined to make Bishop Courtenay the custodian of the constitutional tradition, which was equally strong among the great baronial houses of ancient descent and such highly placed ecclesiastics as were zealous for the nation as well as for their order..."

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Micropaedia, Vol III, p197, Courtenay: "Name of an old English family, Earls of Devon, whose first known ancestor, Athon, was Lord of Courtenay in Gatinais, France, Abt 1010. A branch flourished in England from the mid-12th century, and its claim to the Earldom of Devon, recognized in 1335, stemmed from the marriage of Robert de Courtenay (Died 1242) with Mary de Redvers, daughter of William, Earl of Devon. The main line was extinguished in the Wars of the Roses, but a member of a subsidiary branch, supporting the Tudors, was granted the Earldom in 1485..."

Ancestral File 8TSL-VF Hough Born 4 Jul 1303 Died 1371, 9FNX-Z4 Born 12 Jul 1303 Died 2 May 1377 Exeter Cathedral, Ancestral File Ver 4.10 9FNX-Z4 Hugh De COURTENAY [Earl of Devon].

IGI Birth 7202724-51-820192 Hugh DE COURTENAY Father Hugh DE COURTENAY Mother Agnes ST JOHN Born 12 Jul 1303 Devon England.

IGI Marriage 7217201-30-820427 Hugh DE COURTENAY Mar Margaret DE BOHUN Aug 1325 Powderham Devon England.

   Marriage Information:

Hugh married Margaret De BOHUN, daughter of Earl Humphrey De Bohun HEREFORD, VIII and Princess Elizabeth Plantagenet ENGLAND, on 11 Aug 1325 in Powderham, Devonshire, England. (Margaret De BOHUN was born on 3 Apr 1311 in Caldecot, Northamptonshire, England, died on 16 Dec 1391 in Cathedral, Exeter, Devonshire, England and was buried in Cathedral, Exeter, Devonshire, England.)

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