Sir Philip Courtenay, of Molland

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Phillip Courtenay

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Powderham, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Molland,South Molton,Devon,England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Philip Courtenay, of Powderham and Molland and Elizabeth Courtenay
Husband of Elizabeth Courtenay
Father of Margaret Champernon; John Courtenay, of Molland; Elizabeth de Courtenay, of Devon and Phillip de Courtenay, I
Brother of Anne Grenville; Sir William Courtenay, Kt., of Powderham; Elizabeth Malet; John Courtenay; Catherine Huddesfield and 8 others

Occupation: High Sheriff
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About Sir Philip Courtenay, of Molland

In both the 2004 & 2011 editions of Plantagenet Ancestry, it is said: "Sir Philip Courtenay died 7 Dec. 1489":

Sir Philip Courtenay had two inquisitions post mortem conducted following his death (CIPM Henry VII Vol. 1, pp. 195, 223), neither of which are cited as sources in Plantagenet Ancestry.

The first IPM was for Devon, taken on 29 April 4 Hen. VII [1489], and says that "He died 7 Feb. last, seised of the under-mentioned manors and lands. John Courtenay, aged 22 and more, is his son and heir."

The second IPM was for Somerset, taken on 2 Sep. 5 Hen. VII [1489], and states that "He died 6 May last, seised of the under-mentioned manor [Thorneston] in fee. John Courtenay, aged 26 and more, is his son and heir." As the writs of diem clausit extremum following Sir Philip's death were issued on 1 March 1489, the date of "6 May" in this IPM is clearly an error.

Given that the writs were issued on March 1st, the February date returned in the Devon IPM is likely correct, so Sir Philip Courtenay of Molland died 7 February 1489.

As for the age of his son and heir John Courtenay, if age 22 and more in April 1489, he would've been born in 1466/67. If age 26 and more in September 1489, he would've been born in 1462/63. Given that his parents were married shortly after the death of his mother's first husband William Hingeston in 1458, and that his mother Elizabeth Wonwell went on to have two further sons after John, the earlier date of about 1463 seems more likely.

Source: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/soc.genealogy.medieval/RDIn6HM-VtA

IPM for Devon: http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015046359728;view=1up;seq=211

IPM for Somerset: http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=inu.32000004624757;view=1up;seq=239

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Sir Philip Courtenay, of Molland's Timeline

1425
1425
Powderham, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom
1458
1458
Age 33
Okehampton, Devonshire, England
1459
1459
Age 34
Molland, Devon, England
1463
1463
Age 38
Molland, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom
1463
Age 38
Powderham, Devon, UK
1463
Age 38
England, United Kingdom
1489
February 7, 1489
Age 64
Molland,South Molton,Devon,England
1489
Age 64
1940
May 29, 1940
Age 64
May 29, 1940
Age 64