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In memory of Hugh Rupert Courtenay, 18th Earl of Devon

5 May 1942   -    18 August 2015

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/11816746/The-Earl-of-Devon-obituary.html


Group photo taken at Government House, Victoria, British Columbia, June 17, 2008

THE COURTENAY SOCIETY

This web site is dedicated to the discovery and preservation of the history of the Courtenay family and related branches. The Courtenay family has roots in France and England with many branches spread throughout the world. Significant branches of the family are located today in England, Ireland, Canada, the United States, New Zealand, and Australia.

The Courtenay Society was formed in response to numerous suggestions made to the Earl of Devon, head of the Courtenay Family, that an organisation should be established that would link the descendants of ATHON de Courtenay (c AD 985 - AD 1065) throughout the world. Over the centuries the spelling of the name has taken many forms, Courtenay being the original form, but, for convenience, only one spelling could be adopted for the name of the Society. The membership includes the many variants as well as distaff members of many other names.

Courtenays, however they have spelt their name, have played important, and well recorded roles, in the world's history from their origin in France, during the Crusades, as Emperors of the Byzantine Empire, to that of England, Ireland, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and last, but not least, the U.S.A.The Courtenay Society is based in Devon, England at Powderham Castle.



FULL BOOK *** A Genealogical History of the Noble and Illustrious Family of Courtenay by Erza Cleaveland (1735) ***


Downloadable PDF VERSION - A Genealogical History of the Noble and Illustrious Family of Courtenay by Erza Cleaveland (1735)


NEW ***  Link to Courtney Genealogy Website by Stan Courtney (Courtenay Society member) ***




From the Archives: The 1977 Courtenay tour of Courtenay, France

Courtenay Society October 2006 Ireland Tour Itinerary


COURTENAY FAMILY HISTORIES and BIOGRAPHIES  

See Crossle history of Irish Courtenays, revised 3rd edition

Courtenay biographical excerpts from "The History of Parliament"

A few pages of Courtenay biographies from the "History of Parliament."  These excerpts are presented in accordance with the fair use copyright doctrine for non profit educational and research purposes only.


Gertrude Thrift Abstract #3648, Dublin PRO.

Gertrude Thrift Abstract #3681, Dublin PRO.

Thrift Abstracts #3648 and #3681, scanned into PDF format by Courtenay Society member Tom Thatcher. Originals located at Dublin PRO. Abstracts by Gertrude Thrift, a Dublin genealogist who researched the Courtenay family in Ireland, circa 1910. Note: the line showing Richard Courtenay (m. Mary MacDonald) as the son of James Courtenay (m. Jane) is contradicted by a record located at the Devon PRO that shows Richard Courtenay died a minor without issue.


The VISITATIONS OF THE COUNTY OF DEVON

New link comprising "THE HERALDS' VISITATIONS OF 1531, 1564, & 1620," with additions by LIEUTENANT-COLONEL J. L. VIVIAN for the author by HENRY S. ELAND, EXETER.


Pat Patterson's N.Y.C. website, Courtenay links:

The Earldom of Devon. A Digression of the Families of Redvers and Courtenay

The Courtenay line per Charles Worthy's"digression"

Courtenay Desendancy from Athon


Ubi lapsus quid feci? Quod verum tutum.

"Ubi lapsus quid feci?"

(Where have I fallen? What have I done?)

"Quod verum tutum."

(What is true is safe.)

Inscribed by Edward Courtenay while imprisoned in the Tower of London, circa 1546.

Source: Durant, Horatia, "Sorrowful Captives, The Tudor Earls of Devon", The Griffin Press, 1960, p. 46.


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