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Robert de Courtenay
(Abt 1183-1242)
Mary de Reviers de Vernon
(Abt 1183-)
Hugh de Vere Earl of Oxford
(-Bef 1263)
Hawise de Quincy
John de Courtenay Lord of Okehampton
Isabel de Vere
Hugh de Courtenay


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Alianore le Despenser

Hugh de Courtenay

  • Born: 25 Mar 1251, Okehampton, Devon, England 141
  • Marriage: Alianore le Despenser
  • Died: 28 Feb 1292, Colcombe Castle, Colyton, Devon at age 39 141
  • Buried: 1291(2), Cowick Priory, Exeter, Devon, England 141

bullet  General Notes:

~Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition, 50:30, Sir Hugh de Courtenay, b. 25 Mar 1251, d. 28 Feb 1291, Baron of Oakhamptonm married Eleanor le Despenser, d. 1 Oct 1328, daughter of Hugh le Despenser, Justiciar of England, d. 1306, and Aline Basset. 160

bullet  Information about this person:

• Background Information. 141
son and heir of John de Courtenay, of Okehampton, Devon (died 3 May 1274), by Isabel, daughter of Hugh de Veer, Earl of Oxford, born 25 Mar 1248/9 or 1250/1. He had livery of his inheritance, 16 Jun 1274, his homage being respited. He was in the Army of West Wales in 1282 and was summoned for Military Service, 12 Dec 1276 to 14 Jun 1287, and to attend the King at Shrewsbury, 28 Jun 1283, by writs directed Hugoni de Curtenay or Curteney.

Hugh de Courteny married Alianore, daughter of Hugh le Despenserf, of Ryhall, Rutland, &c., Justiclar of England, by Alice, daughter and heir of Philip Basset, of Wycombe, Bucks, Compton --- and Wootton-Bassett, Wilts, &C., also Justiciar of England. He died 28 February 1291/2, at Cullicomb, Devon, and was buried in the Priory of Cowick, near Exeter. His widow had assignment of dower 22 May 1292. She died 30 September 1328, in London, when returning from Canterbury and was buried with him.

~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. p. III, pp. 465-466

Hugh married Alianore le Despenser, daughter of Sir Hugh le Despenser Knight, 1st Baron le Despenser and Aline Basset Countess of Norfolk. (Alianore le Despenser was born in Ryhall, Rutlandshire, England, died on 30 Sep 1328 in London, Middlesex, England 160 and was buried in 1328 in Priory of Cowick 141.)

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