Elizabeth Courtenay

Is your surname Courtenay?

Research the Courtenay family

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Related Projects

About Elizabeth Courtenay

Primary Sources

1424. 5 Kal. Jan. SS. Apostoli, Rome. (f. 155d.)
To Philip Courtenay, donsel, and Elizabeth Hungereford, damsel, of the diocese of Bath and Wells. Confirmation of the dispensation granted to them by Henry, bishop of Winchester (to whom the pope lately granted, inter alia, faculty to dispense thirty persons of both sexes in the realm or other dominions of the king of England, to marry persons related to them in the third or more remote degree of kindred), to marry, notwithstanding that they were related in the third and fourth degree of kindred, in virtue of which dispensation they have been married. Sincere deuocionis affectus.

Source: 'Lateran Regesta 250: 1419-1425', in Calendar of Papal Registers Relating To Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 7, 1417-1431, ed. J A Twemlow (London, 1906), pp. 377-384. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-papal-registers/brit-ie/vol7/pp377-384 [accessed 23 September 2017].


  • Born: ABT 1400, Hungerford, Somersetshire, England
  • Died: 14 Dec 1476
  • Buried: Powderham, Devonshire, England
  • Father: Walter HUNGERFORD (1º B. Hungerford of Farleigh)
  • Mother: Catherine PEVERELL
  • Married: Phillip COURTENAY of Powderham and Molland (Sir) ABT 1425
  • Children:
    • 1. Anne COURTENAY
    • 2. Elizabeth COURTENAY
    • 3. Phillippa COURTENAY
    • 4. Catherine COURTENAY
    • 5. William COURTENAY of Powderham (Sir)
    • 6. Peter COURTENAY (Bishop of Exeter and Winchester)
    • 7. Phillip COURTENAY of Molland (Sir)
    • 8. Walter COURTENAY (Sir)
    • 9. Humphrey COURTENAY
    • 10. Edmund COURTENAY of Deviock
    • 11. John COURTENAY (Sir)


Elizabeth Hungerford [1]

  • F, #9404
  • Last Edited=2 May 2008

Elizabeth Hungerford was the daughter of Sir Walter Hungerford, 1st Lord Hungerford.[1]

She married Sir Philip Courtenay, son of Sir John Courtenay.[1] Her married name became Courtenay.[1]

Children of Elizabeth Hungerford and Sir Philip Courtenay

  • 1. Sir Philip Courtenay+[1]
  • 2. Piers Courtenay [1] d. 1492
  • 3. Sir Edmund Courtenay [2]
  • 4. Sir Walter Courtenay [2]
  • 5. Sir John Courtenay [2]
  • 6. Humphrey Courtenay+[2]
  • 7. Sir William Courtenay+[1] b. c 1400, d. 1485


  • 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.
  • 2. [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 1, page 1124.

Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700

Page 59. 35. Sir Philip Courtnay, of Powderham, d. 16 Dec. 1463; m. Elizabeth Hungerford, d 14 Dec. 1476, dau. of Sir Walter Hungerford, K.G., 1st Lord Hungerford, Lord Treasurer of England, and wife Catherine Peverell, dau. of Sir Thomas Peverell and Margaret de Courtenay (51A-33). (CP IV: 335)

Elizabeth's father was: Sir Walter Hungerford, Lord Treasurer of England, Knight of the Garter, b abt 22 Jun 1378, of Farleigh, Somerset, England, d 8 Aug 1449. He md [1] Catherine Peverell bef 18 Sep 1402, daughter of Sir Thomas Peverell and Margaret Courtenay, and [2] Eleanor Berkeley bef 8 May 1439.

Identified children of Walter Hungerford and Catherine Peverell were:

1. Robert Hungerford b abt 1404.

2. Elizabeth Hungerford b abt 1408, of Somerset, England, d 14 Dec 1476. She married Sir Philip Courtenay abt 1426, son of Sir John Courtenay and Joan Champernoun.

Born about 1403, Elizabeth was likely the eldest child of Sir Walter Hungerford, later Baron Hungerford,[1] and his first wife Katherine (Catherine) Peverell. She was daughter and coheir of Thomas PEVERELL, MP, of Parke and Hamatethy in Cornwall, by Margaret, daughter of Sir Thomas COURTENAY. [2]

She married Sir Philip Courtenay, (1404–1463) of Powderham, Devon. On her marriage she took to her husband as her marriage portion the manor of Molland in North Devon, which was then inherited by her second son Sir Philip I Courtenay of Molland (who died in 1488), who founded a junior branch of the Courtenay family. A fragment of an ancient chest tomb in Molland Church displays two interlaced Hungerford sickles (the ancient symbol of the Hungerford family) and a dolphin of Courtenay of Powderham. Her third son was Peter Courtenay (c.1432-1492) Bishop of Exeter and Bishop of Winchester, whose splendid surviving mantlepiece in the Bishop's Palace, Exeter displays much heraldry including Hungerford sickles and Peverell garbs.[3]

The marriage likely occuring c. 1425, they had 7 sons (Sir William; Sir Philip; Peter, Bishop of Exeter & Winchester; Sir Walter; Edmund; Humphrey; & Sir John) & 4 daughter (Anne, wife of Sir Thomas Grenville; Elizabeth, wife of Sir James Luttrell, of Sir Humphrey Audley, & of Thomas Malet, Esq; Philippe, wife of Sir Thomas Fulford; & Katherine, wife of Sir St. Clere Pomeroy, of Thomas Rogers, & of Sir William Huddesfield).[4]

Elizabeth Hungerford died on 14 December 1476.[5]

↑ Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 197 ↑ Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 401-402 ↑ See notice of the detail of the union in the article for her father Sir Walter Hungerford on wikipedia ↑ Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 327. ↑ Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 30.

view all 24

Elizabeth Courtenay's Timeline

Farleigh Hungerford, Somerset, England
Powderham, Devon, United Kingdom
Newtown, Devon, England
Probably Powderham, Devon, England
Powderham, Devon, England
Powderham, Devon, England
Powderham, Devon, England
Powderham, Devon, England
Probably Powderham, Devon, England