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Devon, Earl of (E, 1553)

 

Creation: let. pat. 3 Sep 1553

 

Family name: Courtenay

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Or three Torteaux (Courtenay);  2nd and 3rd, Or a Lion rampant Azure (Redvers, Earl of Devon)

Crests:

1st:  Out of a Ducal Coronet Or a Plume of seven Ostrich feathers four of the first and three Argent;  2nd:  A Dolphin embowed proper

Supporters:

On either side a Boar Argent tusked crined and unguled Or

Motto:

Ubi Lapsus Quid Feci (Where have I fallen, what have I done?)

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Edward [Courtenay], 1st Earl of Devon or Devonshire

2nd but only surv. son and hr. of Henry [Courtenay], 1st Marquess of Exeter, by his second wife Gertrude Blount, dau. by his first wife of William [Blount], 4th Baron Mountjoy

born

1526

died

18 Sep 1556

created

3 Sep 1553 Earl of Devon or Devonshire, with special remainder to his heirs male for ever

suc. by

distant cousin

note

imprisoned for nearly 15 years after his father's execution and attainder in Jan 1538/9; he was released a few days after Queen Mary I succeeded her brother and restored by Act of Parliament in blood but not his father's peerages; a month later was created Earl of Devon or Devonshire but with the usual words "of his body" being omitted from the letters patent of creation; Knight of the Bath 1553; implicated in Wyatt's plot and imprisoned for in the Tower of London in 1554 and later at Fotheringhay until 1555; after his release he came to Court but soon went abroad to Padua, where he died; his estates were divided among his heirs, the descendants of his great-grand-aunts, the four sisters of his great-grandfather, Edward [Courtenay], 1st Earl of Devon

 

For nearly three centuries after the death of Earl Edward the Earldom of Devon or Devonshire of the 1553 creation was regarded as being extinct and the title was granted in 1603 and again in 1613 to families unrelated to the Courtenays. On 14 May 1831 William [Courtenay], 3rd Viscount Courtenay, was declared Earl of Devon by the House of Lords. The decision hinged on the patent of 1553 where the remainder was to the grantee "and his heirs male" without the usual limitation "of his body". The relationship was admittedly very remote, Viscount Courtenay's great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather, William Courtenay, who under the 1831 decision was de jure 2nd Earl of Devon of the 1553 creation, was the heir male but only remotely, being sixth cousin once removed of Earl Edward (thereby making Viscount Courtenay sixth cousin nine times removed of Earl Edward!). The 1831 decision appears to be correct but one wonders why it took 275 years after the death of Earl Edward for his distant heirs to prove their right of succession to the Earldom of Devon.

 

Sir William Courtenay, de jure 2nd Earl of Devon

only son and hr. of George Courtenay, of Powderham Castle, co. Devon (by his wife Catharine St Leger, dau. of Sir George St Leger), son and heir ap.of Sir William Courtenay, of Powderham Castle, co. Devon (d. 1535), son of Sir William Courtenay, of Powderham Castle, co. Devon (d. 1512), son of Sir William Courtenay, of Powderham Castle, co. Devon (d. 1485), son of Sir Philip Courtenay, of Powderham Castle, co. Devon (d. 1463), son of Sir John Courtenay, of Powderham Castle, co. Devon (d. bef. 1415), son of Sir Philip Courtenay, of Powderham Castle, co. Devon(d. 1406), yr. brother of Sir Edward Courtenay, of Godlington, co. Devon (dvp. bef. 1337), father of Sir Hugh Courtenay, of Haccombe, co. Devon, father of Sir Hugh Courtenay, of Boconnock, co. Devon (d. 1471), father of Edward [Courtenay], 1st Earl of Devon (1485-1509), father of William [Courtenay], 1st Earl of Devon (1511), father of Henry [Courtenay], 2nd Earl of Devon (1511-39) and 1st Marquess of Exeter (1512-39)

born

c.1529

mar.

28 Nov 1545 Lady Elizabeth Paulet (mar. (2) Sir Henry Oughtred;  d. 4 Nov 1576), 2nd dau. of John [Paulet], 2nd Marquess of Winchester, by his first wife Elizabeth Willoughby, 1st dau. by his second wife of Robert [Willoughby], 2nd Baron Willoughby de Broke

children

1. Sir William Courtenay, de jure 3rd Earl of Devon

died

18 Aug 1557

suc. by

son

note

suc. his grandfather in the Powderham estate 1535; knighted 1553; Member of Parliament for Plympton 1555; at the siege of St Quinton, France, where he was reputedly slain

 

Sir William Courtenay, de jure 3rd Earl of Devon

born

1543

mar. (1)

Lady Elizabeth Manners, only dau. of Henry [Manners], 2nd Earl of Rutland, by his first wife Lady Margaret Nevill, 4th dau. of Ralph [Nevill], 4th Earl of Westmorland

children by first wife

1. Sir William Courtenay (dvp. 1603)

2. Francis Courtenay, de jure 4th Earl of Devon

3. Sir George Oughtred Courtenay, 1st Bt., of Newcastle, co. Limerick (b. c. 1580-85), mar. bef. 1616 Catharine Berkeley, dau. of Francis Berkeley, of Askeaton, co. Limerick, and had issue

1. Elizabeth Courtenay, mar. 1600 Sir William Wrey, 1st Bt., of Trebitch, co. Cornwall, and had issue

mar. (2)

Elizabeth Drake (widow of Sir Francis Drake; dsp. 9 Jun 1598), dau. and hrss. of Sir George Sydenham, of Combe Sydenham, co. Devon, by his wife Elizabeth Hales, dau. and hrss. of Sir Christopher Hales

died

24 Jun 1630

suc. by

son by first wife

note

knighted 1576; Sheriff of Devon 1579-80; Member of Parliament for Devon 1584-86, 1588-89 and 1601; one of the "undertakers" for the Plantation of Ireland

 

Francis Courtenay, de jure 4th Earl of Devon

born

c. 1576

mar. (1)

7 Nov 1606 Mary Hurst (bapt. 26 Jun 1586; widow of Nicholas Hurst; dsp.), 1st dau. of Sir William Pole, of Colcomb, co. Devon, by his first wife Maria Periam, dau. and cohrss. of William Periam

mar. (2)

Elizabeth Seymour (mar. (2) as his first wife Sir Amos Meredyth, 1st Bt., of Ashley, co. Chester; d. bef. 6 Feb 1664), 1st dau. of Sir Edward Seymour, 2nd Bt., of Berry Pomeroy, co. Devon, by his wife Dorothy Killigrew, dau. of Sir Henry Killigrew

children by second wife

1. Sir William Courtenay, 1st Bt., de jure 5th Earl of Devon

died

3 Jun 1638

suc. by

son by second wife

note

Member of Parliament for Devon 1625 and Grampound 1626

 

Sir William Courtenay, 1st Bt., de jure 5th Earl of Devon

bapt.

7 Sep 1628

mar.

c. 1643 Margaret Waller (bur. 9 Jan 1693/4 at Wolborough, co. Devon), dau. of Gen Sir William Waller, by his first wife Jane Reynell, dau. and hr. of Sir Richard Reynell, of Wolborough, co. Devon

children

1. Francis Courtenay (b. c. 1650; dvp. and bur. 12 May 1699 at Chelsea, London), mar. Nov 1670 Mary Boevey, dau. of William Boevey, of Flaxley Abbey, co. Gloucester, and of St Dunstan's-in-the-East, London, merchant, and had issue:

1a. Sir William Courtenay, 2nd Bt., de jure 6th Earl of Devon

died

4 Aug 1702 (bur. at Wolborough, co. Devon)

created

Feb 1644/5 Baronet of England, styled "of Powderham Castle"

suc. by

grandson

note

knighted 1644; Sheriff of Devon 1664-65; Member of Parliament for Ashburton 1668 and for Devon 1677-81

 

Sir William Courtenay, 2nd Bt., de jure 6th Earl of Devon

born

11 Mar 1675/6

mar.

20 Jul 1704 Lady Anne Bertie (d. 31 Oct 1718; bur. at Powderham, co. Devon), 2nd dau. of James [Bertie], 1st Earl of Abingdon, by his first wife Eleanora Lee, dau. and cohrss. of Sir Henry Lee, 3rd Bt. of Quarendon

children

1. William Courtenay (b. 3 Sep 1705 ; dvp. 17...)

2. James Courtenay (b. 1707; dvp. 7 Jan 1726)

3. Sir William Courtenay, 3rd Bt., de jure 7th Earl of Devon later 1st Viscount Courtenay

4. Henry Reginald Courtenay MP (b. 8 Jun 1714; d. 30 Apr 1763), mar. 14 Apr 1737 Lady Catherine Bathurst (d. 1783), 2nd dau. of Allen [Bathurst], 1st Earl Bathurst, by his wife Catherine Apsley, dau. and eventual hrss. of Sir Peter Apsley, of Apsley, co. Sussex, and had issue:

1a. Rev William Courtenay, Rector of Kenn, co. Devon (b. 1738; dsp. 27 Nov 1783), mar. 31 Dec 1764 Anne Downes, dau. of John Downes, of Otterbury, co. Hampshire

2a. Rt Rev Henry Reginald Courtenay DD, Bishop of Exeter (b. 1741; d. 9 Jun 1803), mar. 26 Jan 1774 Lady Elizabeth Howard (d. 31 Oct 1815), 1st dau. of Thomas [Howard], 2nd Earl of Effingham, by his wife Elizabeth Beckford, sister of William Beckford MP, Lord Mayor of London, and dau. of Peter Beckford, Speaker of the Jamaican House of Assembly, and had issue:

1b. William Courtenay, later 10th Earl of Devon

2b. Hon Thomas Peregrine Courtenay, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1835 (b. 31 May 1782; d. 8 Jul 1841), mar. 5 Apr 1805 Anne Wynell-Mayow (d. Dec 1860), dau. of Mayow Wynell-Mayow, of Sydenham, co. Kent, and had issue

1b. Lady Elizabeth Courtenay, Maid-of-Honour to Queen Charlotte, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1835 (b. 5 Aug 1779; d. 27 Jun 1852)

2b. Lady Catherine Courtenay, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1835 (b. 7 Jan 1781; d. 21 Nov 1865), mar. 30 Dec 1805 Ven Edward Berens

3b. Anne Courtenay (b. 31 Mar 1784; d. 1818)

4b. Lady Frances Charlotte Courtenay, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1835 (b. 7 Sep 1790; d. 29 Mar 1854), mar. 20 Nov 1811 Rev Edward Bouverie, Vicar of Coleshill and Chaplain in Ordinary to Queen Victoria (b. 15 Aug 1783; d. 22 Jul 1874), 1st surv. son of Hon Bartholome Bouverie MP (by his wife Mary Wyndham Arundell, sister of James Everard [Arundell], 9th Baron Arundell of Wardour, and 2nd dau. of Hon James Everard Arundell, of Ashcombe, co. Wiltshire (by his wife Anne Wyndham, dau. and hrss. of John Wyndham, of The Close, Salisbury, and of Norrington, co. Wiltshire), 3rd son by his first wife of Henry [Arundell], 6th Baron Arundell of Wardour), 2nd son by his second wife of William [Bouverie], 1st Earl of Radnor, and had issue

5. Peregrine Courtenay (b. 11 May 1720; d. 2 Dec 1786), mar. (1) 1751 Lucy Incledon (d. 2 Dec 1778), and (2) 18 Feb 1780 Augusta Glynne (widow of Sir John Glynne; d. 1785), dau. of ..... Beaumont

1. Mary Courtenay (b. 19 Aug 1705; dvp. 24 Aug 1705)

2. Anna Sophia Courtenay (b. 9 Jan 1708; d. 8 Oct 1745)

3. Eleanora Courtenay (b. 4 Feb 1710; d. 1764), mar. 10 Jun 1734 John Basset, of Heanton Court, co. Devon

4. Bridget Courtenay (b. 1 May 1712; d. 7 Mar 1790), mar. 1734 William Ilbert, of Bowrings Leigh

5. Isabella Courtenay (b. 16 Jul 1716), mar. 14 May 1744 Dr John Andrew, of Exeter, co. Devon (d. 1772)

6. Mary Courtenay (b. 19 Nov 1717; d. 1754), mar. (1) 1 Oct 1735 John Langdon, of Park, and (2) John Davie, of Orleigh

7. Elizabeth (b. 1718; d. young)

died

6 Oct 1735 (bur. at Powderham, co. Devon)

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Tory) for Devon 1700/1-10 and 1712-35; Lord Lieutenant of Devon 1714-16

 

William [Courtenay], 1st Viscount Courtenay and de jure 7th Earl of Devon

born

11 Feb 1709/10

mar.

2 Apr 1741 Lady Frances Finch (b. 4 Feb 1720/1; d. 19 Dec 1761; bur. at Powderham, co. Devon), 3rd dau. of Heneage [Finch], 2nd Earl of Aylesford, by his wife Mary Fisher, only child of Sir Clement Fisher, 3rd Bt., of Packington, co. Warwick

children

1. Hon William Courtenay, later 2nd Viscount Courtenay and de jure 8th Earl of Devon

1. Elizabeth Ann Courtenay (b. 19 Feb 1744; dvp. 1744)

2. Hon Mary Courtenay (b. 3 Mar 1745; d. 13 Feb 1783)

3. Hon Frances Courtenay (d. 24 Feb 1828), mar. 7 Jun 1770 Maj Gen Sir John Wrottesley, 8th Bt. MP, of Wrottesley Hall, co. Stafford, and had issue

4. Hon Lucy Courtenay (b. 6 Jun 1748), mar. 19 Oct 1777 John Coates, of Woodstock

5. Hon Charlotte Courtenay (d. 1826), mar. 12 Sep 1782 as his second wife Alexander [Wedderburn], 1st Earl of Rosslyn, and had issue

died

16 May 1762 (bur. at Powderham, co. Devon)

created

6 May 1762 Viscount Courtenay, of Powderham Castle in the County of Devon

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Tory) for Honiton 1734-41 and for Devon 1741-62; suc. his father 6 Oct 1735 as 3rd Baronet of Powderham Castle

 

William [Courtenay], 2nd Viscount Courtenay and de jure 8th Earl of Devon

born

30 Oct 1742

mar.

7 May 1762 Frances Clack (d. 25 Mar 1782; bur. at Powderham, co. Devon), dau. of Thomas Clack, of Wallingford, co. Berkshire

children

1. Hon William Courtenay, later 9th Earl of Devon

1. Hon Isabella Courtenay (b. 1765; dvp. 1783)

2. Hon Elizabeth Courtenay (b. 2 Sep 1766; d. 11 Sep 1815), mar. 7 Jun 1788 as his first wife Col Lord Charles Henry Somerset, Governor of the Cape of Good Hope (b.12 Dec 1767;  d. 20 Feb 1821), 2nd son of Henry [Somerset], 5th Duke of Beaufort, by his wife Elizabeth Boscawen, 2nd dau. of Adm Hon Edward Boscawen (by his wife Frances Glanville, dau. of William Evelyn Glanville, of St Clair, co. Kent), 2nd son of Hugh [Boscawen], 1st Viscount Falmouth, and had issue

3. Hon Lucy Courtenay (b . 13 Jun 1770; d. 27 Jan 1822), mar. 2 Aug 1798 John [Vaughan], 3rd Earl of Lisburne, and had issue

4. Lady Harriet Courtenay (b . 7 Sep 1771; dsp. 13 Apr 1886), mar. 9 May 1797 George [Thynne], 2nd Baron Carteret

5. Hon Eleanora Courtenay (b. 1772; d. 1789)

6. Lady Anne Courtenay (b. 2 Jul 1774; d. 6 Jan 1835), mar. 3 Sep 1790 George [Annesley], 2nd Earl of Mountnorris, and had issue

7. Hon Caroline Courtenay (b. 26 Mar 1775), mar. Col Charles Morland

8. Hon Amelia Courtenay (b. 5 Jun 1777; d. 18 Mar 1789)

9. Lady Matilda Courtenay (b. 6 Jul 1778; d. 4 Aug 1848)

11. Hon Sophia Courtenay (b. 25 Jan 1780)

11. Hon Louisa Augusta Courtenay (b. 25 Dec 1781;  d. 9 Sep 1823), mar. 17 Oct 1805 Gen Lord Robert Edward Henry Somerset GCB KTS (b. 19 Dec 1776;  d. 1 Sep 1842), 3rd son of Henry [Somerset], 5th Duke of Beaufort, by his wife Elizabeth Boscawen, 2nd dau. of Adm Hon Edward Boscawen (by his wife Frances Glanville, dau. of William Evelyn Glanville, of St Clair, co. Kent), 2nd son of Hugh [Boscawen], 1st Viscount Falmouth, and had issue

12. Lady Frances Courtenay, mar. 13 Dec 1788 her first cousin Sir John Honywood, 4th Bt. MP, and had issue

13. Hon Charlotte Courtenay, mar. Thomas Giffard, of Chillington, co. Stafford, and had issue

died

14 Dec 1788 (bur. at Powderham, co. Devon

suc. by

son

 

William [Courtenay], 3rd Viscount Courtenay later 9th Earl of Devon

born

30 Jul 1768

died

26 May 1835

suc. by

cousin

note

est. his right to the Earldom of Devon before Parliament 15 Mar 1831;  on his death the Viscountcy of Courtenay became extinct

 

William [Courtenay], 10th Earl of Devon

born

19 June 1777

mar. (1)

29 Nov 1804 Lady Harriet Leslie (b. 1 Jun 1777; d. 16 Dec 1839), only dau. of Sir Lucas Pepys, 1st Bt., by his first wife Lady Jane Elizabeth Leslie, suo jure Countess of Rothes, 1st dau. of John [Leslie], 10th Earl of Rothes

children by first wife

1. Hon William Reginald Courtenay, later 11th Earl of Devon

2. Rev Hon Henry Hugh Courtenay, later 13th Earl of Devon

3. Edward Courtenay (b. 3 May 1813; dvp. 16 Jan 1814)

4. Rev Hon Charles Leslie Courtenay, Vicar of Bovey Tracey, co. Devon, Canon of Windsor, Chaplain-in-Ordinary to Queen Victoria (b. 31 Mar 1816; dsp. 29 Oct 1894), mar. 20 Jun 1849 Lady Caroline Margaret Somers-Cocks, Maid-of-Honour to Queen Victoria (dsp. 14 Nov 1894), 1st dau. of John Somers [Cocks later Somers-Cocks], 2nd Earl Somers, by his wife Lady Caroline Harriet Yorke, 4th dau. of Philip [Yorke], 3rd Earl of Hardwicke

1. Harriet Elizabeth Courtenay (b. 30 May 1809; dvp. 3 Oct 1826)

mar. (2)

30 Jan 1849 Elizabeth Ruth Scott (b. c. 1814; d. 17 Mar 1914), dau. of Rev John Middleton Scott, of Ballygannon, co. Wicklow, by his wife Lady Arabella Barbara Brabazon, dau. of Anthony [Brabazon], 8th Earl of Meath

died

19 Mar 1859

suc. by

son by first wife

note

barrister, Lincoln's Inn 1799; Patentee of the Subpoena Office, Court of Chancery, 1800-52; Commissioner of Bankrupts 1802-17; Member of Parliament (Tory) for Exeter 1812-26; Master in Chancery 1817-26; Clerk Assistant of the Parliaments 1826-35; High Steward of the University of Oxford 1838-59; Ecclesiastical Commissioner 1842-50

 

William Reginald [Courtenay], 11th Earl of Devon, PC

born

14 Apr 1807

mar.

27 Dec 1830 Lady Elizabeth Fortescue (b. 10 Jul 1801; d. 27 Jan 1867), 7th dau. of Hugh [Fortescue], 1st Earl Fortescue, by his wife Hester Grenville, 3rd dau. of Rt Hon George Grenville MP, First Lord of the Treasury (Prime Minister) 1763-65 (by his wife Elizabeth Wyndham, sister of Charles [Wyndham], 2nd Earl of Egremont, and 2nd dau. of Rt Hon Sir William Wyndham, 3rd Bt. MP, of Orchard Wyndham, co. Somerset, by his first wife Lady Katherine Seymour, 2nd dau. by his first wife of Charles [Seymour], 6th Duke of Somerset), 2nd son of Richard Grenville MP, of Wooton, co. Buckingham, by his wife Hester Temple, suo jure Countess Temple

children

1. Lieut Hon William Reginald Courtenay (b. 28 Oct 1832; dvp. 21 Nov 1853)

2. Hugh Courtenay (b. 10 Nov 1833; dvp. 13 Mar 1835)

3. Hon Edward Baldwin Courtenay, later 12th Earl of Devon

1. Lady Agnes Elizabeth Courtenay (b. 1 May 1838; d. 4 Jul 1919), mar. 22 Apr 1869 Charles Lindley [Wood], 2nd Viscount Halifax, and had issue

died

18 Nov 1888

suc. by

son

note

a Cursitor in the Court of Chancery 1830-35; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for South Devon 1841-49; Secretary to the Poor Law Board 1851-59; Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1866-67; Privy Councillor 1866; President of the Poor Law Board 1867-68

 

Edward Baldwin [Courtenay], 12th Earl of Devon

born

7 May 1836

died

15 Jan 1891

suc. by

uncle

note

Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Exeter 1864-68 and for East Devon 1868-70; declared bankrupt 1870 with debts of 100,000 and again 1878 with debts of 20,000

 

Henry Hugh [Courtenay], 13th Earl of Devon

2nd son by his first wife of William [Courtenay], 10th Earl of Devon

born

15 Jul 1811

mar.

6 Jan 1835 Lady Anna Maria Gwyther later Leslie (b. 19 Jul 1815; d. 18 Feb 1897), 3rd dau. of George Gwyther later Leslie, by his wife Lady Henrietta Anne [Leslie], suo jure Countess of Rothes, only child by his first wife of George William [Leslie], 13th Earl of Rothes

children

1. Hon Henry Reginald Courtenay DL, styled Lord Courtenay (b. 20 Jan 1836; dvp. 27 May 1898), mar. 12 Jun 1862 Lady Evelyn Pepys (b. 19 Jan 1839; d. 7 Oct 1910), 9th and yst. dau. of Charles Christopher [Pepys], 1st Earl of Cottenham, by his wife Caroline Elizabeth Wingfield-Baker, dau. of William Wingfield-Baker MP, and had issue:

1a. Hon Charles Pepys Courtenay, later 14th Earl of Devon

2a. Rev Hon Henry Hugh Courtenay, later 15th Earl of Devon

3a. Hon Frederick Leslie Courtenay, later 16th Earl of Devon

1a. Lady Amy Evelyn Courtenay (b. 22 Feb 1865; dsp. 21 Dec 1948), mar. 18 Oct 1892 Col Hon Reginald Henry Bertie CB (b. 26 May 1856; dsp. 15 Jun 1950), 6th son of Montagu [Bertie], 6th Earl of Abingdon, by his wife Elizabeth Lavinia Vernon-Harcourt, only dau. and hrss. of George Granville Vernon-Harcourt MP, of Nuneham Courtenay, co. Oxford, by his first wife Lady Elizabeth Bingham, 1st dau. of Richard [Bingham], 2nd Earl of Lucan

2a. Lady Caroline Elizabeth Courtenay (b. 3 Jan 1867; d. 5 Jun 1935)

2. Hon Hugh Leslie Courtenay (b. 1 Aug 1852; d. 24 Nov 1907), mar. 31 Mar 1880 (div. 1884) his second cousin Laura Georgina Courtenay (b. 26 Apr 1861; d. 1947), 4th dau. of Maj George Henry Courtenay (by his wife Laura Samuda, yst. dau. of David Samuda), 3rd son of Thomas Peregrine Courtenay (by his wife Anne Wynell-Mayow, dau. of Mayow Wynell-Mayow, of Sydenham, co. Kent), younger brother of William [Courtenay], 10th Earl of Devon, and had issue

died

29 Jan 1904

suc. by

grandson

note

Rector of Mamhead, co. Devon, 1845-77; Rector of Powderham, co. Devon, 1877-1904; Prebendary of Exeter Cathedral 1876-1904

 

Charles Pepys [Courtenay], 14th Earl of Devon

born

14 Jul 1870

died

4 Feb 1927

suc. by

brother

note

Inspector, Board of Agriculture 1895-1904; Major, Somerset Light Infantry

 

Henry Hugh [Courtenay], 15th Earl of Devon

born

1 Aug 1872

died

8 Feb 1935

suc. by

brother

note

Rector of Powderham 1904-27

 

Frederick Leslie [Courtenay], 16th Earl of Devon

born

31 Aug 1875

mar.

9 Jan 1907 Margueritte Silva (d. 4 May 1950), dau. of John Silva, of Itchen Abbas, co. Hampshire

children

1. Henry John Baldwin Courtenay (b. 1 Apr 1915; dvp. 4 Apr 1915)

2. Hon Charles Christopher Courtenay, later 17th Earl of Devon

1. Lady Evelyn Francis Courtenay (b. 30 Jun 1908; d. 1985), mar. 17 Oct 1936 Maj Thomas Anstey TD, 1st son of Maj Alfred Anstey, of Matford House, Exeter, and had issue

2. Lady Mary Elizabeth Courtenay SRN SCM (b. 15 Jan 1910; d. 2000)

3. Lady (Marguerite) Kathleen Courtenay (b. 15 Feb 1911; d. 21 Nov 2003), mar. 22 Nov 1933 Col Eugene St John Birnie OBE (d. 1976). 1st son of Cyril Montague Birnie, of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and had issue

4. Lady (Camilla) Gabrielle Courtenay (b. 8 Apr 1913; b. 26 Jun 2010)

5. Lady Angela Leslie Courtenay (b. 7 Sep 1918; d. 30 May 2008), mar. 18 Jan 1947 Harold Cecil Moreton Horsley MBE, of Marwood House, Offwell, co. Devon (d. 9 Nov 1969), only son of Harold Richard Horsley, of Harpenden, co. Hertford, and had issue

died

19 Jun 1935

suc. by

son

note

Rector of Honiton, co. Devon, 1907-35; Rural Dean of Honiton 1928-33; Mayor of Honiton, 1929-33

 

Charles Christopher [Courtenay], 17th Earl of Devon

born

13 Jul 1916

mar.

29 Jul 1939 Sybil Venetia Pepys (former wife of his cousin Mark Everard [Pepys], 6th Earl of Cottenham;  d. Nov 2001), only dau. of Capt John Vickris Taylor, of North Aston Manor, Oxford

children

1. Hon Hugh Rupert Courtenay, later 18th Earl of Devon

1. Lady Katherine Felicity Courtenay (b. 22 Oct 1940; d. 10 Oct 2015), mar. 8 Jan 1966 Antony Stephen Pope Watney, of Hope Cottage, The Strand, Starcross, Exeter (d. 1986), 2nd son of John Lewis Watney, of Little Nowers, Spinney Lane, Itchenor, co. Sussex, and had issue

died

19 Nov 1998

suc. by

son

 

Hugh Rupert [Courtenay], 18th Earl of Devon, DL

born

5 May 1942

mar.

9 Sep 1967 Diana Frances Watherston, 1st dau. of Jack Watherston, of Menslaws, Jedburgh, co. Roxburgh

children

1. Hon Charles Peregrine Courtenay, later 19th Earl of Devon

1. Lady Rebecca Eildon Courtenay (b. 8 Apr 1969), mar. 3 Sep 1994 Jeremy Lloyd Wharton, of The Stables House, Powderham, co. Devon, 2nd son of Peter Merewyn Wharton, of Monkton Farleigh, co. Wiltshire, and has issue

2. Lady Eleonora Venetia Courtenay (b. 24 May 1971), mar. 10 Jun 2000 Edward Clarkson, of Stable Cottage, Lemington Grange, Moreton-in-Marsh, co. Gloucester, 1st son of Nigel Clarkson, and has issue

3. Lady Camilla Mary Courtenay (b. 23 Jun 1974), mar. 27 Dec 2003 Capt Daniel Duff

died

18 Aug 2015

suc. by

son

note

Deputy Lieutenant, co. Devon, 1991; Vice Lord of Lieutenant of Devon 2000-15

 

Charles Peregrine [Courtenay], 19th Earl of Devon

born

14 Aug 1975

mar.

Apr 2004 Allison Joy Langer, dau. of Gary Langer, of Los Angeles, California, USA

only child

1. Hon Joscelyne Skye Courtenay, styled Lord Courtenay (b. 31 Jan 2007)

 

 Last updated 19 Oct 2015

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Titles:

19th Earl of Devon

(England, let. pat. 3 Sep 1553)

15th Baronet, styled "of Powderham Castle"

(England, let. pat. Feb 1644)

 

Address:

Powderham Castle, Exeter, Devon EX6 8JQ

Tel:  01626 890253

 

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