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Renaud de Courtenay
(-Abt 1194)
Hawise de Curcy
(Abt 1150-1219)
William de Vernon 5th Earl of Devon
(Abt 1140-Between 1217)
Mabile de Meulan
(Between 1166/1172-After 1204)
Robert de Courtenay Lord of Okehampton
(Abt 1183-1242)
Mary de Vernon
(-After 1244)
John de Courtenay
(-1274)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Isabel de Vere

John de Courtenay 2

  • Marriage (1): Isabel de Vere 1
  • Died: 3 May 1274 3
  • Buried: Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset, TA20 4LU, GB 1

  General Notes:

JOHN de Courtenay of Okehampton (-3 May 1274, bur Forde Abbey, Devon). The Fundationis et Fundatorum Historiaof Forde Abbey names "dominum Johannem de Courtenay" as son of "Robertus de Courtenay" and his wife "domina Maria, juniore filia domini Willielmi de Redveriis comitis Devoniĉ". The Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia of Forde Abbey records the death "V Non Maii 1273" of "Johannes de Courtenay" and his burial at Ford. Inquisitions after a writ dated 11 May "2 Edw I" following the death of "John de Corteney alias de Curtenay" name "Isabel sometime his wife...Hugh his son aged 24 is his next heir", and record that"William de Vernoun earl of the Isle gave the manor [of Cruk] to Robert de Curtenay father of the said John in free marriage with Mary his daughter"and that "Hawis de Curtenay gave to [Forde abbey]...land of Hargrave...and Robert de Curtenay her son and heir confirmed the gift".

m as her first husband, ISABEL de Vere, daughter of HUGH de Vere Earl of Oxford & his wife Hawise de Quincy (after 1223-11 Aug 1299 or after, bur Exeter Dominican Church). The Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia of Forde Abbey records that "dominum Johannem de Courtenay" married "Isabellam filiam domini Johannis de Veere comitis Oxoniĉ", that she married "Olivero de Dineham" after the death of her first husband, died "III Id Aug" and was buried "apud Fratres Prĉdicatores Exoniĉ". She married secondly Olivier de Dineham. The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.

John & his wife had [two] children: Hugh and [William]. 1

  Noted events in his life were:

• Inquisition: Post mortem, 11 May 1274. 4 71. John de Corteney alias de Curtenay.

Writ, 11 May, 2 Edw. I.

[Buckingham.] Extent (undated). Hildesdon. A capital messuage, lands, wood and rent (extent given) were given to Isabel sometime his wife in free marriage, and so held of the earl of Oxford. Hugh, his son, aged 24, is his next heir.

Buckingham. Extent (undated). Wavendon. A messuage, lands, wood and rent (extent given), similarly held of the said earl. Heir as above.

Devon. Extent and Inq. Tuesday after St. Dunstan, 2 Edw. I. Popelsford. The borough (extent given) held of the king in chief as member of his manor of Aylesbear. Heir as above, aged 23 at the feast of the Annunciation in the same year.

Berks. Extent, Sunday after the Holy Trinity, 2 Edw. I. Sutton. The manor (extent given), including a pasture called Herdegrave and a member called Hauekerig', held of the king in chief as freely as the king held it, and by his charter. Heir as above, aged 24 and more.

Devon. Inq. and extent, Thursday after St. Augustine the Apostle, 2 Edw. I. Okumpton. The borough (extent given) held of the king in chief as pertaining to his barony of Okimton. Heir as above under Popelsford.

Devon. Inq. and extent, Thursday after St. Augustine, 2 Edw. I. Okumpton. The manor (extent given), including a place called the castle of Okumpton which is nothing but an old motte (mota), held of the king in chief as head of his barony, doing service of two knights, together with his own service, or four esquires in time of disturbance, at his own cost for forty days, and beyond at the king's cost. The advowson of the church is held to the use of the priory of Cowyk and ninety-two knights' fees, names unknown, pertain to this barony. Heir as above.

Devon. Extent and Inq. Thursday after St. Dunstan, 2 Edw. I.

Exeter. Mills and free tenancies outside the city (extent given) held of the king in chief as members of the aforesaid barony.

(Unspecified.) 30 acres held by John Floyer, rendering a pot (ollum) of wine whenever the said John de Curtenay or any of his heirs would dine or feast (gentaculare vel comedere) in the Isle of Exeter; and a messuage held by Richard Mandevile rendering 40d. at Michaelmas and Easter.

Cowyk. The priory, held of the barony of Okumpton in frankalmoin.

St. Mary of the Marsh. The priory, similarly held, rendering nothing.

Alfington. The manor held by John de Nevile of the same barony, rendering nothing; but the advowson of the church pertains to the barony, and out of the said mills &c. the lord renders 1 mark to the priory of Cowyk, 1 mark to the wife of Nicholas Treydevrs (?), ½ mark to Henry de Campo Arnulphi and Thomas de Craundon, ½ mark to the chapel of St. Mary Steps (de Gradibus), and 5s. to the chapel of the castle of Exeter yearly.

Heir as above.

Devon. Extent and Inq. Saturday the feast of St. Dunstan, 2 Edw. I.

Musebiri. The manor (extent given with names of tenants) with the advowson of the church, including Broclond held by Thomas de Pyn, with the wardship of the heir, held of the king in chief as member of his barony of Okumpton.

Esse. The manor (extent given) pertaining to the manor of Mosebiri, and rendering 10s. yearly to the lord of that manor.

Heir as above.

Devon. Inq. and extent, Friday after St. Augustine, 2 Edw. I. Chulmelegh. The borough (extent given) held of the king in chief as member of the aforesaid barony. Heir as above.

Devon. Inq. and extent, Saturday after St. Augustine, 2 Edw. I.

Chulmelegh. The manor (extent given), including a hall, chamber, grange &c. at Neweham within the manor, held of the king in chief as member of the aforesaid barony, with the advowson of the church, where there are six prebends, one worth 60s., and the five others worth 2 marks each.

Duwelton. Twenty-eight tenants in villenage, a water-mill and pasture.

Heir as above.

Devon. Inq. and extent, Friday after St. Augustine, 2 Edw. 1. Sampford. The manor (extent given with names of tenants), held of the king in chief as member of the aforesaid barony, with the advowson of the church. The villeins used to be taxed at the will of the lord. 5 marks from fourteen tenants in this manor which the said John gave to Robert le Peytevyn for life, are taken into the king's hand. Heir as above.

Devon. Inq. and extent, Monday after St. Dunstan, 2 Edw. I. Culiford. The borough (extent given) held of the king in chief as member pertaining to the manor of Culiton. Heir as above.

Devon. Inq. and extent, Tuesday after St. Dunstan, 2 Edw. I. Wympel. The manor (extent given) held of the king in chief as member of his barony of Okumpton. The villeins used to be taxed at the will of the lord. The advowson of the church pertains to the priory of Cowyk. Heir as above.

Devon. Extent and Inq. Tuesday after St. Dunstan, 2 Edw. I. Aylesbere. The manor (extent given) held of the king in chief as member of the aforesaid barony. The advowson of the church pertains to the priory of Polslo. Heir as above.

Devon. Extent and Inq. Monday after St. Dunstan, 2 Edw. I. Culiton. The manor (extent given with names of tenants) held of the king in chief by service of 1 knight. The advowson of the church is held to the use of the dean and chapter of Exeter. Heir as above.

Devon. Inq. and extent, Wednesday after St. Dunstan, 2 Edw. I. Ken. The manor (extent given with names of tenants) with the advowson of the church held of the king in chief as member of his barony of Okumpton. The villeins used to be taxed at the will of the lord. And the said John gave 100s. rent in this manor to Sir John Wyger until he or his heirs should have been paid 100 marks, and they are taken into the king's hand. Heir as above.

Somerset. Inq. and extent, Saturday after St. Augustine, 2 Edw. I. Heminton. The manor (extent given) held of the king in chief as member of his barony of Hockamton, including a pasture called Hayuode, a tax of villeins called 'Lardarium,' ½ knight's fee held by Hugh de Wydewrthy, Nicholas de Sancto Victore and Roger de Boell by knight's service, and the advowson of the church, worth 18 marks according to the synodal taxation. Heir as above, aged 25.

Somerset. Inq. and extent, Monday after St. Augustine, 2 Edw. I.

Cruk. The manor (extent given), including services of villeins in Minsterton, Craft and Wolmereston, and the mill of Bery, held of the king in chief, service unknown because William de Vernoun, earl of the Isle (del Ylle), gave the manor to Robert de Curtenay, father of the said John, in free marriage with Mary his daughter.

Cokere Maundevyle. 2 fees, held by John de Maundevyl by knight's service.

Axhulle and Sevenaunton. 7 fees held by Maud de Moleton.

Clopton, held for ½ fee by Robert de Pavely.

And from the said three tenants pertain to the lord homage, wardship, relief and scutage.

Heir as above.

Somerset. Inq. and extent, Wednesday after St. Dunstan, 2 Edw. I. Wotton. A third part of the manor (extent given), held jointly by the said John and Isabel his wife of Philip Basset and his heirs, of the gift of the said Philip, rendering 6d. yearly for scutage. And 1/10 knight's fee is held by Adam de Bagedrip, who gives nothing but wardship and relief. Heir as above.

Dorset. Inq. Friday the eve of St. Augustine, 2 Edw. I. Iwern Curtenay. The manor (full extent given), including lands in Littlecumb, Bunebyri, and Sutcumb in the east field, on Wytedich, in Langelond, Bremelfurlang, and Dunfurlang in the west field, and in Estmed below the court, Littlebrokesmed and Ferndon, held of the king in chief by barony as member of his barony of Hocumton. Heir as above, aged 25 from the feast of the Annunciation last.

Writ of certiorari, on the complaint of the abbot &c. of Forde, that the escheator had taken into the king's hand certain land in Haregrave sometime given to them in frankalmoin, 20 June, 2 Edw. I.

Devon. Inq. Friday before St. Margaret, 2 Edw. I. Haregrave. Hawis de Curtenay gave to the said abbey the whole land of Hargrave in frankalmoin for maintaining three poor persons in the infirmary of the said house, and Robert de Curtenay her son and heir confirmed the gift. John de Curtenay was never seised thereof; but the said abbot &c. have been in seisin time out of mind, and delivered the land to two tenants at will, who rendered 40s. yearly to the abbey, and no service to the said John, unless for favour and not of debt.

Writ of certiorari, on the complaint of the abbot &c. of Torre that the escheator had taken into the king's hand certain lands &c. in Deulton, which the said John granted them in exchange for the prebend of Asseclyste until the said prebend should be vacant, 30 June, 2 Edw. I.

Devon. Inq. Wednesday after the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, 2 Edw. I. Duwelton. The said abbot &c. were in seisin of the whole land of Duwelton, excepting the advowson of the church, for ten years and more before the death of the said John, by indenture made between them, until the said John or his heir should cause the said abbot &c. to have the prebend of Aysseclist for ever, and the said John was not in seisin thereof when he died. The said land is member of the barony of Okumpton.

Note that it is member of the barony of Okumpton and newly alienated to religious men without warrant.

Writ of certiorari, on the complaint of Geoffrey le Frere and Alice his wife that the escheator had taken into the king's hand the manor of Engleborne, which they held of the abbot of Buffestre for the life of the said Alice, 11 July, 2 Edw. I.

Devon. Inq. and extent, Friday the feast of St. Matthew, 2 Edw. I. Engeleburne. The manor is held as member of the barony of Okumpton, but John de Curtenay was not seised thereof in his demesne as of fee on the day when he died, for [Henry ?] de Puntestok and Alice his wife held it ten years before the death of the said John of the abbot and convent of Bufestria, who held it of John de Reygny, whose father, Thomas enfeoffed them thereof, and afterwards Geoffrey le Frere espoused the said Alice who held the manor for a year before the death of John de Curtenay.

C. Edw. I. File 6. (1.)


John married Isabel de Vere, daughter of Hugh de Vere 4th Earl of Oxford and Hawise de Quincy.1 (Isabel de Vere was born before 1235 1 and died after 11 Aug 1299 1.)


Sources


1 Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.

2 Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, David Faris, <i>Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700: The Lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and Some of Their Descendants</i> (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1992), 50-29. .... Charles Mosley, <i>Burke's Peerage & Baronetage</i> (Burke's Peerage, 1999), 833. .... George Edward Cokayne, <i>Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom</i> (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), III:465.

3 Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>. .... Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, David Faris, <i>Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700: The Lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and Some of Their Descendants</i> (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1992), 50-29. .... George Edward Cokayne, <i>Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom</i> (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), III:465.

4 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 2 Edward I: 50-58.

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