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Philip Courtenay

Male 1404 - 1463  (59 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Philip Courtenay was born on 18 Jan 1404 in Ashton, Devon, England (son of John Courtenay and Joan Champernoun); died on 16 Dec 1463.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Powderham, Exminster, Devon, England
    • Alternate death: 14 Dec 1476

    Notes:

    Knight of the shire for Devon, 1455-56.

    Philip married Elizabeth Hungerford about 1426. Elizabeth (daughter of Walter Hungerford, Speaker of the House of Commons and Catherine Peverell) died on 14 Dec 1476. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Philip Courtenay was born in in of Molland, Devon, England; died on 7 Dec 1489.
    2. Elizabeth Courtenay was born in in Exeter, Devon, England; died on 1 Sep 1493; was buried in Dunster, Somerset, England.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John Courtenay was born in in of Powderham, Exminster, Devon, England (son of Philip Courtenay and Anne Wake); died before 1415.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Bef 1406

    John married Joan Champernoun about 1403. Joan (daughter of Richard Champernoun and Alice Astley) died in 1419. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Joan Champernoun (daughter of Richard Champernoun and Alice Astley); died in 1419.
    Children:
    1. 1. Philip Courtenay was born on 18 Jan 1404 in Ashton, Devon, England; died on 16 Dec 1463.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Philip Courtenay was born in in of Powderham, Exminster, Devon, England (son of Hugh de Courtenay and Margaret de Bohun); died on 29 Jul 1406.

    Notes:

    Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, 1383-86. Knight of the shire for Devon, 1383, 1386, 1388, 1390, 1393, 1395, 1399, 1401.

    "Courtenay's career reveals a man of energy and ability in national and local affairs whose prediliction for violence and thuggery was extreme even by medieval standards. Even so, and perhaps because of this unsavory reputation, he provided the house of Lancaster with important support at a critical time." [History of Parliament]

    Philip married Anne Wake about 1378. Anne (daughter of Thomas Wake and Alice de Pateshulle) died after 30 Mar 1404. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Anne Wake (daughter of Thomas Wake and Alice de Pateshulle); died after 30 Mar 1404.
    Children:
    1. 2. John Courtenay was born in in of Powderham, Exminster, Devon, England; died before 1415.

  3. 6.  Richard Champernoun was born on 29 Jun 1344 in Suddon, Somerset, England (son of Thomas Champernoun and Eleanor Rohaut); died on 20 Jan 1419.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: Wincanton, Somerset, England
    • Alternate birth: of Modbury, Devon, England
    • Alternate death: Aft 26 Feb 1419

    Notes:

    "On the Sunday following his baptism, his great-grandfather and godfather, Sir Richard Lovel, held a feast at la Mersh, by Wyncaulton for all who attended to bear witness to this event. He was a knight by 27 May 1379 and served as Sheriff of Devonshire 1368-69, 1381-82, and 1387-88." [The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, citation details below]

    Richard Champernoun was the direct ancestor of several well-known adventurer-explorers.

    Ancestor of Sir Walter Ralegh:

    Richard Champernoun (d. 1419) = Alice Astley
    Joan Champernoun (d. 1419) = John Courtenay (d. <1406)
    Philip Courtenay (1404-1476) = Elizabeth Hungerford (d. 1476)
    Philip Courtenay (1430-1489) = Elizabeth Wonwell (1432-1482)
    Margaret Courtenay (d. 1527) = John Champernowne (1458-1503)
    Philip Champernowne (d. 1545) = Catherine Carew (d. 1546)
    Katherine Champernowne (d. 1594) = Walter Ralegh (1505-1581)
    Sir Walter Ralegh (1554-1618)

    And of Sir Humphrey Gilbert, a man loathsome even by the standards of imperialist chancers:

    Richard Champernoun (d. 1419) = Alice Astley
    Joan Champernoun (d. 1419) = John Courtenay (d. <1406)
    Philip Courtenay (1404-1476) = Elizabeth Hungerford (d. 1476)
    Philip Courtenay (1430-1489) = Elizabeth Wonwell (1432-1482)
    Margaret Courtenay (d. 1527) = John Champernowne (1458-1503)
    Philip Champernowne (d. 1545) = Catherine Carew (d. 1546)
    Katherine Champernowne (d. 1594) = Otho Gilbert (d. 1547)
    Sir Humphrey Gilbert (1537-1583)

    And ancestor of Francis Champernowne and his father Arthur Champernowne, both of whom were associates of Sir Ferdinando Gorges in his early efforts to settle and develop the coasts of what are now Massachusetts and Maine. Gorges was married to Mary Fulford, sister of Arthur Champernowne's wife Bridget Fulford. Francis settled permanently in Massachusetts in 1637.

    Richard Champernoun (d. 1419) = Alice Astley
    Joan Champernoun (d. 1419) = John Courtenay (d. <1406)
    Philip Courtenay (1404-1476) = Elizabeth Hungerford (d. 1476)
    Philip Courtenay (1430-1489) = Elizabeth Wonwell (1432-1482)
    Margaret Courtenay (d. 1527) = John Champernowne (1458-1503)
    Philip Champernowne (d. 1545) = Catherine Carew (d. 1546)
    Arthur Champernowne (1524-1578) = Mary Norreys (d. 1570)
    Gawen Champernowne (1554-1591) = Roberta d'Orge
    Arthur Champernowne (1580-1650) = Bridget Fulford
    Francis Champernowne (1614-1687)

    It's notable that the Champernoun family was rich, and rich for a long time. In the direct male line, the earliest known individual, Jordan de Cambernon (d. >1172), married a granddaughter of Henry I. His 3XG-grandson Richard de Champernoun married a granddaughter of King John. So why did Arthur Champernowne and his son Francis involve themselves in the risky, high-stakes business of financing fishing colonies in Newfoundland and on the coast of Maine? The answer is, because their line of Champernowns had lost all their money.

    Arthur's maternal grandfather, remarkably, was Gabriel d'Orge, count of Montgomery, who at a joust in 1559 accidentally killed Henri II, king of France. Despite the dying king's forgiveness, so traumatized was the count by this -- and so immediate and complete was his exclusion from French courtly society -- that in due course he converted to Protestantism and became a leader of the Huguenots. He was one of the few Huguenots to escape the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre, from which he fled to England. The queen mother, Catherine de Medici, demanded his extradition, which Elizabeth I refused. In 1573, d'Orge raised a fleet in an unsuccessful attempt to relieve the siege of La Rochelle. The next year, he tried to raise an insurrection in Normandy but was captured and executed. Just before his execution he was told that all his property and that of his children would be confiscated and all their titles stripped.

    (All of which sounds remarkably like a Dumas novel, and in fact a novel about Gabriel, The Two Dianas (1846-47) was published with Dumas' name on it, albeit mostly or entirely written by his friend and collaborator Paul Meurice.)

    The count's daughter Roberta had married the Devon squire Gawen Champernowne, father of Arthur, and Gawen had become a close ally of the count. Now their branch of the family was substantially penniless. It's little wonder that Arthur and Francis looked to the potential riches of the New World, despite the risks involved.

    Richard married Alice Astley about 25 Apr 1369. Alice (daughter of Thomas de Astley and Elizabeth de Beauchamp) died before 1394. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Alice Astley (daughter of Thomas de Astley and Elizabeth de Beauchamp); died before 1394.
    Children:
    1. 3. Joan Champernoun died in 1419.
    2. Alexander Champernoun was born between 1372 and 1382 in of Bere Ferrers, Tavistock, Devon, England; died on 30 Jun 1441; was buried in St. Andrew's, Bere Ferrers, Devon, England.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Hugh de Courtenay was born on 12 Jul 1303 in of Okehampton, Devon, England (son of Hugh de Courtenay and Agnes de St. John); died on 2 May 1377 in Tiverton, Devon, England; was buried in Exeter Cathedral, Exeter, Devon, England.

    Notes:

    10th Earl of Devon. Summoned to Parliament by writ 23 Apr 1337.

    Hugh married Margaret de Bohun on 11 Aug 1325. Margaret (daughter of Humphrey de Bohun and Elizabeth of England) was born on 3 Apr 1311; died on 16 Dec 1391; was buried in Exeter Cathedral, Exeter, Devon, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Margaret de Bohun was born on 3 Apr 1311 (daughter of Humphrey de Bohun and Elizabeth of England); died on 16 Dec 1391; was buried in Exeter Cathedral, Exeter, Devon, England.
    Children:
    1. 4. Philip Courtenay was born in in of Powderham, Exminster, Devon, England; died on 29 Jul 1406.
    2. Elizabeth Courtenay died on 7 Aug 1395 in Bermondsey, Surrey, England.
    3. Edward de Courtenay was born about 1331 in of Goodrington, Devon, England; died between 2 Feb 1368 and 1 Apr 1371.

  3. 10.  Thomas Wake was born in in of Blysworth, Northamptonshire, England (son of Thomas Wake and Elizabeth de Cransley); died after 12 Sep 1379; was buried in East Deeping Church, Lincolnshire, England.

    Thomas married Alice de Pateshulle. Alice (daughter of John de Pateshulle and Mabel de Grandison) was born about 1325; died on 10 Aug 1398. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Alice de Pateshulle was born about 1325 (daughter of John de Pateshulle and Mabel de Grandison); died on 10 Aug 1398.
    Children:
    1. 5. Anne Wake died after 30 Mar 1404.

  5. 12.  Thomas Champernoun was born about 1317 in of Modbury, Devon, England (son of Richard Champernoun and Lucia le Bret); died after 1384.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 12 Nov 1387

    Notes:

    Sheriff of Devon in 1362-63 and 1367-68. Escheator for Devon, 1369-71.

    Thomas married Eleanor Rohaut. Eleanor (daughter of Roger Rohaut and Eleanor Lovel) died before Apr 1369. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Eleanor Rohaut (daughter of Roger Rohaut and Eleanor Lovel); died before Apr 1369.

    Notes:

    Or Rohant, Rohart.

    Children:
    1. 6. Richard Champernoun was born on 29 Jun 1344 in Suddon, Somerset, England; died on 20 Jan 1419.

  7. 14.  Thomas de Astley was born before 1306 in of Astley, Warwickshire, England (son of Giles de Astley and Alice Wolvey); died about 1389.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 3 May 1366

    Notes:

    Summoned to Parliament by writ, 25 Feb 1343 to 10 Mar 1350. He fought at Crécy and at the siege of Calais.

    Thomas married Elizabeth de Beauchamp before 19 Apr 1332. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Elizabeth de Beauchamp (daughter of Guy de Beauchamp and Alice de Tony).
    Children:
    1. 7. Alice Astley died before 1394.
    2. Thomas Astley
    3. William Astley was born before 1345 in of Astley, Warwickshire, England; died before Apr 1421.