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Catherine Huddesfield (Courtenay)

Birthplace: Powderham, Devon, England
Death: January 12, 1515 (76-77)
Shillingford, Devon, England
Place of Burial: Teignbridge District, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Philip Courtenay, of Powderham and Molland and Elizabeth Courtenay
Wife of Sir St. Clair Pomeroy, Kt.; Thomas Rogers, Gent. and Sir William Huddesfield, Kt.
Mother of George Rogers and Elizabeth Poyntz (Huddersfield)
Sister of Sir Philip Courtenay, of Molland; Emma Glanville; Anne Grenville; Sir William Courtenay, Kt., of Powderham; Elizabeth Luttrell and 6 others

Occupation: MFEB1483
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About Catherine Huddesfield

Not the mother of Nicholas Rogers

Primary Sources

The will of Sir William Huddesfield, dated 14 June 1497 and proved 6 July 1499, mentions his current wife, Lady Katherine.

Abstracts of the will and IPMs of Lady Katherine (Courtenay) Huddesfield are found on FHL Microfilm 917528. One of the IPMs is dated 25 Jan. 1514/5, and states that Lady Katherine died 12 January 1514/5. Her heir was her son, George Rogers, aged 30.

The will of Dame Kateryn Lady Huddesfeld, dated the octave of the feast of St. Gregory, 1514, and proved in 1514 (probably 1514/5 intended)
Thomas Rogers sometime her husband and Sergeant at the Law
William Rogers son of the said Thomas and his brother John Rogers [presumably her step-sons]
her son, George Rogers
her son, George's children, Katyn [sic], Edward, and Elizabeth
her daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Anthony Poyntz

Other Sources

  • Katherine Courtenay1,2,3,4,5,6,7
  • F, #24665, b. circa 1440, d. 12 January 1515
  • Father Sir Philip Courtenay, Forester of Dartmoor2,3,8,9,10,11 b. 18 Jan 1404, d. 16 Dec 1463
  • Mother Elizabeth Hungerford2,3,8,9,10,11 b. c 1403, d. 14 Dec 1476
  • Katherine Courtenay was born circa 1440 at of Powderham Castle, Devonshire, England. She married Sir St. Clair Pomeroy, son of Henry Pomeroy and Alice Raleigh, circa 27 September 1462; No issue.3,4,5,6,7 Katherine Courtenay married Thomas Rogers, Gent., Justice of the Peace for Wiltshire, Burgess of Marlborough, son of Thomas Roger, after 31 May 1471; They had 1 son (George, Esq.).3,4,5,7 Katherine Courtenay married Sir William Huddersfield, Recorder of Exeter, Attorney General to Kings Edward IV & Henry VII, Justice of the Peace for Devonshire, son of William Huddersfield and Alice Gold, before 12 October 1479; They had 1 son, & 2 daughters (including Elizabeth, wife of Sir Anthony Poyntz).2,3,4,5,6,7 Katherine Courtenay died on 12 January 1515 at of Shillingford, Devonshire, England; Buried at Shillingford, Devonshire.3,5,7 Her estate was probated in February 1515.5,7
  • Family 1 Sir St. Clair Pomeroy d. 31 May 1471
  • Family 2 Thomas Rogers, Gent., Justice of the Peace for Wiltshire, Burgess of Marlborough b. 1435, d. bt 10 Jul 1478 - 12 Oct 1479
  • Family 3 Sir William Huddersfield, Recorder of Exeter, Attorney General to Kings Edward IV & Henry VII, Justice of the Peace for Devonshire b. c 1441, d. 20 Mar 1499
  • Child
    • Elizabeth Huddersfield+3,5,7 b. c 1483, d. b 20 Feb 1522
  • Citations
  • 1.[S7831] Unknown author, The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, by Ronny O. Bodine, p. 24.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 258.
  • 3.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 595.
  • 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 31.
  • 5.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 395-396.
  • 6.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 403.
  • 7.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 424-425.
  • 8.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 30.
  • 9.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 395.
  • 10.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 401-402.
  • 11.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 424.
  • From:


  • Catherine COURTENAY
  • Born: ABT 1438
  • Died: 12 Jan 1515, Shillingford, Devonshire, England
  • Father: Phillip COURTENAY of Powderham and Molland (Sir)
  • Mother: Elizabeth HUNGERFORD
  • Married 1: St. Clare POMEROY (Sir Knight) (d. 31 May 1471) (son of Henry De La Pomeroy and Alice Raleigh)
  • Married 2: William HUDDESFIELD (Sir) ABT 1477
  • Children:
    • 1. Elizabeth HUDDESFIELD ( b. ABT 1479) (m. Sir Anthony Poyntz)
  • Married 3: Thomas ROGERS
  • Children:
    • 2. Thomas (John) ROGERS
  • From: COURTENAY1


  • Katherine Courtenay1
  • F, #250315
  • Last Edited=12 Nov 2007
  • Katherine Courtenay is the daughter of Sir Philip Courtenay.1
  • Child of Katherine Courtenay and Sir William Huddersfield
    • 1.Elizabeth Huddersfield+1
  • Citations
  • 1.[S35] Volume 1, page 580. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S35]
  • From:


  • 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. His monumental brass exists in Shillingford Church (with a copy rubbing framed in Powderham Castle Chapel) showing him dressed as a knight in armour, with sword and spurs. He is bare-headed, and wears over his armour a tabard, on which is embroidered the arms of Huddesfield: Argent, a fess between three boars passant sable, on the fess a crescent for difference. He kneels before a prie dieu, on which is an open book, and on the floor by his side lie his gauntlets, and helmet with mantling and crest, a boar rampant. Katherine his wife kneels behind the knight. She wears a pedimental head dress and lappets, gown, ornamented girdle, with dependant pomander. Over this she wears a robe of estate, on which is her arms: Or, three torteaux a label of three, for Courtenay. Behind her kneels her only son by her second husband, George Rogers, and following them her two daughters, by Sir William Huddesfield, in similar costume to their mother, Elizabeth Poyntz, and Katherine Carew. Below is this inscription (the abbreviations of the Latin extended): Conditor et Redemptor corporis et et anime Sit michi medicus et custos utriusque. Dame Kateryn ye wife of Sr Willm Huddesfeld & dought of S'r Phil' Courtnay kny'kt. In the centre of the cover-stone of the tomb is a shield with the arms of Huddesfield impaling Courtenay. When Westcote, in 1630, visited the church, he noted this inscription, which was probably on the ledger line round the table of the tomb, and has since disapappeared : "Here lieth Sir William Huddiffeild, knight, Attorney-general to King Edward IV, and of the Council to King Henry VII, and Justice of Oyer and Determiner; which died the l0th day of March, in the year of our Lord, 1499. On whose soul Jesus have mercy, Amen. Honor Deo et Gloria" [14]
  • He died on 16 December 1463.
  • From:
  • The Common Lawyers of Pre-Reformation England: Thomas Kebell: A Case Study. By E. W. Ives. Page 475 link


Baptism: 1438 Occupation: MFEB1483 Marriage: Marriage to: Thomas John Rogers, Sergeant at Law Esq. Circa Feb 1483

Lady Katherine Courtenay Huddesfield Birth unknown Death 12 Jan 1515 Burial St. George Church Shillingford • Shillingford Saint George, Teignbridge District, Devon, England Memorial ID 102672840

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Catherine Huddesfield's Timeline

Powderham, Devon, England
Luppitt, Devon, England
Shillingford, Devon, England
January 12, 1515
Age 77
Shillingford, Devon, England
October 21, 1890
Age 77
October 21, 1890
Age 77
October 14, 1896
Age 77