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About Bridget Fitz

  • Bridget COURTENAY
  • Born: ABT 1572
  • Father: William COURTENAY of Powderham (Sir Knight)
  • Mother: Elizabeth MANNERS
  • Married: John FITZ of Fitz Ford (Sir)
  • Children:
    • 1. Mary FITZ (chr. 1 Aug 1596 - d. 1671) (m.1 Sir Alan Percy - m.2 Sir Charles Howard - m.3 Thomas Darcy - m.4 Richard Grenville)
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  • Bridget Courtenay1
  • F, #84982, b. circa 1574
  • Father Sir William Courtenay, 22nd Earl of Devon1 b. c 1553, d. 24 Jun 1630
  • Mother Elizabeth Manners1 b. c 1540
  • Bridget Courtenay was born circa 1574 at of Powderham, Devonshire, England.1 She married John FitzJohn circa 1595.1
  • Family John FitzJohn b. c 1570
  • Child
    • Mary FitzJohn1 b. 1 Aug 1596
  • Citations
  • 1.[S61] Unknown author, Family Group Sheets, Family History Archives, SLC.
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  • Sir William V Courtenay, Knight, (1553 – 24 June 1630) of Powderham in Devon was a prominent member of the Devonshire gentry. He was Sheriff of Devon in 1579–80 and received the rare honour[1] of having been thrice elected MP for the prestigious county seat (Devon) in 1584, 1589 and 1601.
  • He was the son and heir of Sir William IV Courtenay (c.1529-1557) of Powderham, MP for Plympton Erle in 1555, by his wife Elizabeth Paulet, daughter of John Paulet, 2nd Marquess of Winchester. He was 9th in descent[2] from Hugh de Courtenay, 2nd Earl of Devon (1303-1377), of Tiverton Castle, feudal baron of Okehampton and feudal baron of Plympton,[3] one of whose younger sons was Sir Philip I Courtenay (1340–1406) of Powderham, founder of the junior line of Courtenay of Powderham. .... etc.
  • Between 18 January 1572 and 1573, he married as his first wife, Elizabeth Manners, daughter of Henry Manners, 2nd Earl of Rutland, and by her had seven sons and three daughters:[7][8]
    • Sir William Courtenay, (died 1605), his eldest son who died without progeny and predeceased his father.
    • Francis Courtenay, (1576 – 3 Jun 1638), of Powderham, his 2nd son and heir.
    • Thomas Courtenay
    • George Courtenay
    • John Courtenay
    • Alexander Courtenay
    • Edward Courtenay
    • Margaret Courtenay
    • Bridget Courtenay
    • Elizabeth Courtenay, 3rd daughter, who married Sir William Wrey, 1st Baronet[9] of Tawstock in Devon. Her father's arms survive, impaled by Wrey, on the monument of her father-in-law John Wrey (d.1597) in Tawstock Church.
  • On 25 Aug 1595 he married as his second wife, Elizabeth Sydenham, daughter of Sir George Sydenham of Combe Sydenham in Somerset and widow of Admiral Sir Francis Drake (d.1596).[7]
  • His third wife was Jane Hill, daughter of Robert Hill of Taunton, Somerset.[7]
  • He died in London on 24 June 1630 and was buried in Powderham Church, Devon.[5][7]
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Bridget (Mary) (Gertrude) COURTENAY (AFN: 9FJV-59) Pedigree

Sex:  F  Family  



Birth:   Abt 1580   
 Of, Powderham, Devonshire, England   



Father:  William COURTENAY (AFN: V9CP-B8)  Family  
Mother:  Elizabeth MANNERS (AFN: 9FG7-LP)   



Spouse:  John FITZ (AFN: 9FJV-44)  Family  
Marriage:  11 Mar 1598  


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