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John de Courtenay
(-1274)
Isabel de Vere
(Bef 1235-After 1299)
Hugh le Despenser 1st Baron le Despenser
(Bef 1223-1265)
Aline Basset
(Between 1242/1250-Bef 1281)
Hugh de Courtenay
(Abt 1250-1292)
Eleanor le Despenser
(-1328)
Eleanor de Courtenay
(-Bef 1301)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Henry de Grey 1st Baron Grey of Codnor

Eleanor de Courtenay

  • Marriage (1): Henry de Grey 1st Baron Grey of Codnor before 1281 1
  • Died: Bef 6 Jun 1301 1

  General Notes:

[ELEANOR (-before 6 Jun 1301). According to the Complete Peerage, the wife of Sir Henry de Grey was "Eleanor daughter of Sir Hugh de Courtenay". The same work suggests that this was Sir Hugh who married Eleanor le Despencer. However, this does not appear to be an ideal fit from a chronological point of view, assuming that Sir Hugh le Despencer is identified as the Sir Hugh who was killed at the battle of Evesham in 1265. The Complete Peerage records that this Sir Hugh le Despencer married "in or before 1260"Aline Basset, their son Sir Hugh le Despencer being born 1 Mar 1261. This would fit approximately with the estimated birth date of Hugh de Courtenay, son of Sir Hugh de Courtenay and Eleanor, in [1275]. However, the wife of Sir Henry de Grey would presumably have been born in the early 1260s, assuming that her marriage is correctly estimated to before [1281/82]. If that last date is correct, Eleanor, wife of Sir Henry, would more likely have been born in the previous Courtenay generation. The problem is that a "Sir Hugh de Courtenay" has not yet been identified in that earlier generation.

m (before [1281/82]) as his first wife, Sir HENRY de Grey of Codnor, Derbyshire, son of Sir JOHN de Grey & his wife Lucy de Mohun of Dunster, Somerset (-Sep 1308). He was summoned to Parliament in 1299 whereby he is held to have become Lord Grey.] 1


Eleanor married Henry de Grey 1st Baron Grey of Codnor, son of John de Grey of Codnor and Lucy de Mohun, before 1281.1 (Henry de Grey 1st Baron Grey of Codnor was born about 1254-1258 2 and died before 16 Sep 1308 3.)


Sources


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

2 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 1 Henry III: 273-287.

3 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 5: 44-51. .... Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.

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