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Phillip Courtenay

Birthplace: Powderham, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Molland,South Molton,Devon,England
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Son of Sir Philip Courtenay, of Powderham and Molland and Elizabeth Courtenay
Husband of Elizabeth Courtenay
Father of Margaret Champernon; John de 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 5 others

Occupation: High Sheriff
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About Sir Philip Courtenay, of Molland

  • Sir Philip Courtenay, Sheriff of Devonshire1,2,3,4
  • M, b. circa 1432, d. 7 December 1489
  • Father Sir Philip Courtenay, Forester of Dartmoor1,5 b. 18 Jan 1404, d. 16 Dec 1463
  • Mother Elizabeth Hungerford1,5 b. c 1403, d. 14 Dec 1476
  • Sir Philip Courtenay, Sheriff of Devonshire was born circa 1432 at of Molland, Kingston, & Exeter, Devonshire, England.1 He married Elizabeth circa 1459; They had 3 sons (John, Esq; Philip; & William) and 2 daughters (Elizabeth, wife of Sir Edward Courtenay, 17th Earl of Devon; & Margaret, wife of Sir John Champernoun). She was previously married to William Hyndeston of Wonwell, Devonshire.1,2,3,4 Sir Philip Courtenay, Sheriff of Devonshire died on 7 December 1489.1,3
  • Family Elizabeth b. c 1432, d. 1482
  • Children
    • Elizabeth Courtenay+6,1,2,3 b. c 1460, d. b 28 May 1509
    • Margaret Courtenay+1,7,3,4 b. c 1462, d. 1536
    • Philip Courtenay+1,3 b. c 1470, d. 26 Mar 1514
  • Citations
  • 1.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 258.
  • 2.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 549.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 31.
  • 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 60.
  • 5.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 30.
  • 6.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. IV, p. 329.
  • 7.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 265.
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  • Phillip COURTENAY of Molland (Sir)
  • Born: ABT 1432, Powderham, Devonshire, England
  • Died: 7 Dec 1489
  • Notes: 2nd son. Inherited Molland Bottreaux. Wonwell in Kingston, Devon from wife. Duke of Clarence's Council 1470-8. Sheriff 1470. Member of Parliament 1470-1,2-5, 1484. Battle of Barnet 1471. JP 1471-8, 1483-5. Fell with Clarence 1471, restored by Richard III; Kt of the Body 1484.
  • Father: Phillip COURTENAY of Powderham and Molland (Sir)
  • Mother: Elizabeth HUNGERFORD
  • Married 1: Elizabeth HYNESTON ABT 1452, Wonwell, Kingston, Devon, England
  • Children:
    • 1. William COURTENAY of Loughton
    • 2. Phillip COURTENAY
    • 3. John COURTENAY of Molland
    • 4. Elizabeth COURTENAY
    • 5. Margaret COURTENAY
  • From: COURTENAY of Molland (Sir)1
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  • Sir Philip Courtenay1
  • M, #9344
  • Last Edited=2 May 2008
  • Sir Philip Courtenay married unknown daughter Hingeston, daughter of Robert Hingeston.1
  • He was the son of Sir Philip Courtenay and Elizabeth Hungerford.1 He lived at Molland, Devon, England.1
  • Child of Sir Philip Courtenay and unknown daughter Hingeston
    • 1.Elizabeth Courtenay+1
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1123. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
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  • Sir Philip II Courtenay (18 January 1404 – 16 December 1463) of Powderham,[a] Devon, was the senior member of a junior branch of the powerful Courtenay family, Earls of Devon.
  • Sir Philip II Courtenay was born on 18 January 1404, the eldest son and heir of Sir John Courtenay (died before 1415) of Powderham, by his wife Joan[2] Champernoun (died 1419),[3] widow and 4th wife of Sir James Chudleigh[4] and daughter of Alexander[5] Champernoun (d.1441) of Beer Ferrers,[6] Devon, by Joan Ferrers, daughter and co-heiress of Martin Ferrers[6] of Beer Ferrers.
  • He was the grandson of Sir Philip Courtenay I and therefore the great-grandson of Hugh de Courtenay, 2nd Earl of Devon (d.1377) and Margaret de Bohun (d.1391). He had a brother, Sir Humphrey Courtenay, who died without issue.[7] Philip was heir to his uncle, Richard Courtenay (d.1415), Bishop of Norwich[8] and also to his other uncle Sir William Courtenay (d.1419)[7]
  • Courtenay's seat was Powderham Castle, given to his grandfather Sir Philip I Courtenay (1340-1406), of Powderham, (a younger son of Hugh Courtenay, 2nd Earl of Devon (d.1377)), by his mother Margaret Bohun, whose father had given it to her as her marriage portion. .... etc.
  • In about 1426 Courtenay married Elizabeth Hungerford, daughter of Walter Hungerford, 1st Baron Hungerford, Speaker of the House of Commons, Steward of the Household to KingsHenry V and Henry VI, and Lord High Treasurer. They had seven sons and four daughters: [11]
    • Sir William I Courtenay (c. 1428 – September 1485) of Powderham, who married Margaret Bonville, daughter of William Bonville, 1st Baron Bonville (died 1461).
    • Sir Philip I Courtenay (died 7 December 1489) of Molland, second son, MP, Sheriff of Devon in 1470, whose daughter Elizabeth became the wife of her cousin Edward Courtenay, 1st Earl of Devon (by the 1485 creation). The Devon manor of Molland was given to him by his mother who had herself been given it as her marriage portion by her brother Robert Hungerford, 2nd Baron Hungerford (died 1459) who had himself received it from his wife Margaret de Botreaux, daughter and sole heiress of William de Botreaux, 3rd Baron Botreaux (died 1462). The family of Courtenay of Molland continued at Molland until the death of the last in the male line in 1732.
    • Peter Courtenay (died 22 September 1492), Bishop of Exeter and Bishop of Winchester.
    • Sir Walter Courtenay (died 7 November 1506), who married Alice Colbroke, widow of John Vere (died before 15 March 1488), son of Sir Robert Vere (1410-1461), of Haccombe, Devon, by Joan Courtenay (died before 3 August 1465), widow of Sir Nicholas Carew (died before 20 April 1448), and daughter of Sir Hugh Courtenay by Philippa Archdekne.[12]
    • Edmund Courtenay.
    • Humphrey Courtenay.
    • Sir John Courtenay.
    • Anne Courtenay, who married Sir Thomas Grenville.
    • Elizabeth Courtenay, who married firstly Sir James Luttrell, secondly Sir Humphrey Audley, and thirdly Thomas Malet.
    • Philippe Courtenay, who married Sir Thomas Fulford.
    • Katherine Courtenay (died 12 January 1515), who married thrice: Firstly Sir Seintclere Pomeroy (died 31 May 1471), Secondly Thomas Rogers, Thirdly Sir William Huddesfield (died 20 March 1499).[13] of Shillingford St. George, Attorney General to King Edward IV. .... etc.
  • He died on 16 December 1463.
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Sir Philip Courtenay, of Molland's Timeline

Powderham, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 33
Okehampton, Devonshire, England
Age 34
Molland, Devon, England
Age 38
Powderham, Devon, UK
Age 38
England, United Kingdom
Age 42
Molland, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom
December 7, 1489
Age 64
Molland,South Molton,Devon,England
Age 64
May 29, 1940
Age 64
May 29, 1940
Age 64