Hugh de Courtenay Earl of Devon
- Born: 14 Sep 1275 or 1276, Woodleigh, Kingsbridege, Devon, England 141
- Marriage: Agnes de St. John in 1292 in Wood Barton, Devon, England 141
- Died: 23 De 1340, Okehampton, Devon, England 141
- Buried: 5 Febr 1340/41, Cowick Priory, Exeter, Devon, England 141
Information about this person:
• Background Information. 141
Hugh de Courtenay, son and heir, born 14 Sept1275 or 1276. He was summoned to Parliament from 6 Febr 1298/9 to 24 Jul 1334, by writs directed Hugoni de Curtenay (but with the addition of seniori in the later writs), whereby he is held to have become Lord Courtenay. On 22 Feb 1334/5 he was declared to be Earl of Devon.He died 23 December 1340.
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 466
Hugh de Courtenay, cousin and heir, being son and heir of Sir Hugh de Courtenay, of Okehampton, Devon, by Eleanor (living March 1314/5), daughter of Hugh le Despenser, which Sir Hugh de Couretnay was son and heir of John de Couretnay (died 3 May 1274), of Okehampton, by Isabel (living February 1298/9), daughter of Hugh (de Veer), Earl of Oxford, which John was son and heir of Robert de Courtenay (died 26 July 1242), of the same, by Mary, youngest daughter of (whose issue in 1293 became sole heir to) William de Reviers of de Vernon, 5th Earl of Devon. He succeeded his father 28 Fey 1291/2 in the Okehampton estate, being, then 16 years old, and succeeded his cousin Isabel 10 Nov 1293, in such of the Reviers estates as had not been alleinated, and (possibly) as dejure Earl of Devon, though not so recognized until more than 40 years later. He did homage for these lands and had livery 20 Jun 1297.
Hugh de Courtenay was summoned to Parliament from 6 Feb 1298/9 to 24 Jul 1334, by writs directed Hugoni de Curtenay, whereby he is held to become Lord Courtenay, the later writs having the addition of "Senior." He was in the Scottish wars; was at the siege of Carlaverock in 1300; was knighted, by the Prince of Wales, 22 May 1306; a Banneret 1308; was one of the Lords Ordainers 1313; of the King's Council 9 Aug 1318; Warden of the Coast of Devon and Cornwall 1324, and 1336. Having been refused the third penny of the County of Devon by the Exchequer on the ground that he did not claim it "nomine Comitis," the King by writ, 24 Sep1334, directed investiqation to be made, and by letters patent, 22 Feb1334/5, declared him Earl of Devon, and that he should assume such title and style as his ancestors, Earls of Devon, had wont to do.
Sir Hugh de Courteny married, when 17, in 1292, Agnes, daughter. of John de St. John, of Basing, Hants, by Alice, daughter of Reynold Fitz Piers. He died 23 Dec 1340, and was buried at Cowick, near Exeter, 5 Febr 1340/1, aged about 66. His widow died 11, and was buried 27 June 1345 [?1340?], at Cowick.
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV pp. 323-324
Hugh married Agnes de St. John, daughter of Sir John de St. John Knight and Alice Fitz Piers, in 1292 in Wood Barton, Devon, England.141 (Agnes de St. John was born in Basing, Hampshire, England, died on 11 Jun 1345 in Exter, Devon, England 141 and was buried on 27 Jun 1345 in Cowick Priory, Exeter, Devon, England 141.)