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Reginald (Renaud, Rainald) II de Courtenay (Courtenay), Seigneur de Courtenay

Also Known As: "Renaud Seigneur /Courtenay/", "Renaud", "Rainald", "Reginald", "Courtney", "Courten", "Renaud II de Courtenay", "Seigneur de Courtenay"
Birthplace: Of, Courtenay, Loiret, France, Ford Abbey (Devonshire) England
Death: Died in Ford Abbey (Devonshire) England
Place of Burial: Ford Abbey (Devonshire) England
Immediate Family:

Son of Renauld (Reginald) de Courtenay, Seigneur de Courtenay and Helvide du Donjon, Dame d'Yerres
Husband of Hawise d´Avranches or de Courcy, Heiress of Okehampton
Father of Isabelle De Courtenay; Egelina de Courtenay; Sir Robert de Courtenay, Baron of Okehampton; Renaud de Courtenay; Henry de Courtenay and 1 other
Brother of Isabelle de Courtenay
Half brother of Robert de Courtenay; Élisabeth de Courtenay; Guillaume de Courtenay; Alix (Adbelahide) Countess of Savoy; Egelina de Courtenay and 1 other

Occupation: Seigneur de Courtenay
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About Renaud II de Courtenay

Renaud de Courtenay

M, #9310, d. 27 September 1194

Last Edited=2 May 2008

    Renaud de Courtenay was the son of Renaud de Courtenay, Seigneur de Courtenay and Hedwige de Donjon.1 He married Hawise de Crucy, Lady of Okehampton, daughter of William de Crucy and Matilda d'Avranches, Dame du Sap, before 1178.1 He died on 27 September 1194.1
    Renaud de Courtenay held the office of Castellan of Exeter.1 He held the office of Sheriff of Devon.1

Child of Renaud de Courtenay and Hawise de Crucy, Lady of Okehampton

Robert de Courtenay+ d. 26 Jul 12421


[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 1122. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

Renaud Courtenay (M)

d. 27 September 1194, #928

    Renaud Courtenay married Hawise (?) before 1178. Renaud Courtenay died on 27 September 1194.
    Child of Renaud Courtenay and Hawise (?):
   Robert Courtenay+   d. 26 Jul 1242 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From Medlands:

 RENAUD de Courtenay (-27 Sep 1194).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified, although the Testa de Nevill confirms that the father of Robert de Courtenay was the son of Renaud de Courtenay: a writ of King John dated 1212 records that "Robertus de Curtenay" held "terre in Sutton" in Berkshire which King Henry II had granted to "Reginaldo de Curtenay avo suo"[1541].   The 1176/77 Pipe Roll names "Reginaldo de Curtenai…in Sutton" in Berkshire[1542].  m (1178 or before) HAWISE Lady of Okehampton, daughter of [GEOFFROY de Crimes/GUILLAUME de Curcy] & his wife Mathilde d'Avranches (-31 Jul 1219).  Two versions of her parentage are recorded.  Bracton records a claim, dated 1222, by "Matillis de Curteney" against "Robertum de Curtenay" concerning "manerium de Ocumptona", which records that "Robertus" claimed that the land was "hereditas Matillidis de Aueregnes" who had "duas filias…Hawisiam matrem suam primogenitam […filia Gaufridi de Crimes primi viri Matillidis de Auerenches] et…Matillidem"[1543].  However, another claim recorded by Bracton, also dated 1222, by "Matillis de Curtenay" against "Robertum de Curtenay" concerning "manerium de Chamelegha" states that "Robertus filius Regis…Matillidem de Auerenches uxorem suam" held the land which was inherited by "Hawisie filie sui matri eiusdem Roberti de Curtenay que fuit filia Willelmi de Curcy viri eiusdem Matillidis"[1544].  The Red Book of the Exchequer records "Hawisa de Curtenay" holding three knights´ fees in Debonshire in [1210/12][1545].  The sheriff of Devon was ordered "to take into the king´s hand…lands…formerly of Hawise de Courtenay, who is dead as the king has heard", dated 14 Aug 1219[1546].  Renaud & his wife had one child:  

i) ROBERT de Courtenay (-26 Jul 1242, bur Ford Abbey, Devon). The Testa de Nevill includes a writ of King John dated 1212 which records that "Robertus de Curtenay" held "terre in Sutton" in Berkshire which King Henry II had granted to "Reginaldo de Curtenay avo suo"[1547]. Of Okehampton.

Renaud de Courtenay (1125 – September 27 , 1194 ), was a nobleman of Sutton, Berkshire , England .

He was the son of Miles (Milo) de Courtenay and Ermengard de Nevers . He married Helvis (Elizabeth) du Donjon, daughter of Frederick du Donjon and Corbeil, sister of Guy du Donjon. His second wife was Maud FitzEdith, daughter of Robert FitzEdith (illegitimate son of Henry I , King of England

Renaud de Courtenay ( – September 27, 1194) (Anglicised to "Reginald") was a French nobleman of the House of Courtenay who came over to England, of Sutton, Berkshire. He can be said to be the founder of the English Courtenay family which became Earls of Devon in 1335. He was the son of Miles (Milo) de Courtenay and Ermengard de Nevers. He gained the title of Seigneur de Courtenay. He fought in the Second Crusade, with King Louis VII of France. He quarrelled with King Louis VII, who seized Renaud's French possessions and gave them along with Renaud's daughter Elizabeth to his youngest brother, Pierre (Peter of France, who thenceforth became known as Peter of Courtenay(d.1183)). He was created Lord of Sutton in 1161. In 1172 he accompanied King Henry II in the Irish Expedition to County Wexford.[1]

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Renaud II de Courtenay's Timeline

Ford Abbey (Devonshire) England
Age 23
Courtenay, Yonne, Bourgogne, France
Age 39
Okehampton, Devonshire, England or Colston, Nottinghamshire, England
Age 45
Devon, England
Age 49
Okehampton, Devonshire, England
Age 51
Okehampton, Devon, , England
September 27, 1194
Age 69
Ford Abbey (Devonshire) England
Trabzon, Trabzon, Turkey
Ford Abbey (Devonshire) England