Sir William Courtenay

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William Courtenay, MP

Birthdate: (28)
Birthplace: Powderham, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Death: 1603 (23-31)
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir William Courtenay, de jure 3rd Earl of Devon and Elizabeth Courtenay
Brother of Francis Courtenay, 4th Earl of Devon, MP; Thomas Courtenay; Sir George Courtenay, 1st Baronet of Newcastle (Ire.); Bridget Fitz; Elizabeth Wrey and 4 others

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About Sir William Courtenay

Family and Education

b. c.1580, 1st s. of Sir William Courtenay I of Powderham by his 1st w. educ. Corpus, Camb. 1591; ?I. Temple 1602. unm. Kntd. 1599.

Offices Held

Biography After leaving Cambridge, Courtenay and his brother Francis accompanied their father to Ireland in the service of the Earl of Essex, each of the brothers in command of 150 men. Courtenay distinguished himself, and was knighted by the Earl in Dublin. Upon his return from Ireland, his father obtained him a parliamentary seat at Fowey, and shortly afterwards admission to the Inner Temple. In February 1603 his father thanked Sir Robert Cecil for his regard for the young man, who died that year v.p. and s.p.

Vivian, Vis. Devon, 247; CP, iv. 333; CSP Ire. 1600, p. 278; Trans. Dev. Assoc. lxxxviii. 177-8.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603 Author: N.M.S. Notes

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Powderham, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Age 28