Hugh Courtenay, Earl of Devon

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About Hugh Courtenay, Earl of Devon

Sir Hugh Courtenay, KG

From Wikipedia

(22 March 1327 – before 2 September 1349) was an English knight.

He was the eldest son of Hugh Courtenay, 2nd Earl of Devon by his wife Margaret de Bohun, 2nd Countess of Devon, and was probably born at Tiverton Castle.

In 1341 he married Elizabeth de Vere, daughter of John de Vere, 7th Earl of Oxford and Maud de Badlesmere, Countess of Oxford.[1] They had one son:

Hugh Courtenay, born in about 1343. He died without issue on 20 February 1374.[2] In 1346 served under King Edward III in France, and was present at the Siege of Calais in 1347. Later in 1347 he was present at a tournament at Eltham Palace, and became one of the Founder Knights of the Order of the Garter in 1348.

He died before 2 September 1349, and was buried at Ford Abbey. His uncle William de Bohun, 1st Earl of Northampton succeeded to his place in the Order of the Garter.

His widow married secondly John de Mowbray, 3rd Baron Mowbray and thirdly Sir William de Cosynton,[1] and died on 23 September 1375.

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Hugh Courtenay, Earl of Devon's Timeline

March 22, 1327
Exeter, Devonshire, England
Age 16
Age 17
Exeter, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom
September 2, 1349
Age 22
Colyton, Devon, England, United Kingdom
September 2, 1349
Age 22
Devonshire, England
September 5, 1349
Age 22
Dorset, England
November 1, 1930
Age 22
November 1, 1930
Age 22