Courtenay Ancestors



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Courtenay, Bonville, Grey, HungerfordChampernoun, Wake, de Bohun


Alice Courtenay (born in 1499) married Reginald Gayer (about 1515)

Parents of Alice Courtenay:

  • Edward Courtenay (born about 1453 - 1508 in Landrake, Cornwall), married Alice Wotton (daughter of John Wotton) *

Parents of Edward Courtenay:

Parents of William Courtenay:

  • Sir Philip Courtenay of Powderham (1404-1463), married about 1426 Elizabeth Hungerford, daughter of Walter Hungerford, 1st Baron Hungerford, Speaker of the House of Commons, Steward of the Household to Kings Henry V and Henry VI, and Lord High Treasurer.

Parents of Philip Courtenay:

  • Sir John Courtenay (died before 1415), married about 1403 Joan (Champernoun) Chudleigh (widow of Sir James Chudleigh who died about 1401/2). She died 1419.

Parents of John Courtenay:

  • Sir Philip Courtenay of Powderham (1355-1406), married Ann Wake,

Parents of Philip Courtenay:


William Bonville (born about 1393) married 12 December 1414 Margaret Grey

Parents of William Bonville:

  • Sir John Bonville *(c. 1371 – 1396) married (1377, aged 6) to Elizabeth FitzRoger (1370 – 1414, aged 7). Elizabeth,, only child of John FitzRoger of Chewton, Somerset (3rd son of Sir Henry FitzRoger (died 1352) of Chewton by his wife Elizabeth de Holland (died 13 July 1387), daughter of Robert de Holland, 1st Baron Holand, by his wife Maud la Zouche, daughter of Alan la Zouche, 1st Baron la Zouche of Ashby),

Parents of John Bonville:

  • Sir William Bonville* (1332-1408) married Margaret D'Aumarle (died 1399), the daughter of Sir William D'Aumarle and Anges de Meriet.

Parents of William Bonville:

  • Sir Nicholas Bonville* (b.1293) and Johanna Champernoun (1310) daughter of Henry de Champernoun and Johanna Bodrugan 

Parents of Sir Nicholas Bonville:

  • Sir Nicholas Bonville* of Shute married (1292, died 1295) Hawyse de Schetes (died 1331) (widow of Thomas du Pyn)  daughter of Robert de Schete


Margaret Grey married 1414 Sir William Bonville

Parents of Margaret Grey:

  • Reginald Grey 3rd Baron Grey de Ruthyn (b. 1362) and his wife Margaret de Ros (or Roos), daughter of Thomas de Ros, 4th Baron de Ros and Beatrice Stafford, daughter of Ralph de Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford

Parents of Reginald Grey:

  • Reginald Grey, 2nd Baron Grey de Ruthyn* (1326-1388) married (1353) Eleanor Le Strange of Blackmere (1340-1396) daughter of John Le Strange, 2nd Baron Strange of Blackmere and Ankaret Le Botiller.

Parentsof Reginald Grey:

  • Roger Grey, 1st Baron Grey de Ruthyn (1298-1353) and Elizabeth de Hastings daughter of John Hastings, 1st Baron Hastings (6 May 1262 – 28 February 1313) and Isabel de Valence, daughter of William de Valence, 1st Earl of Pembroke

Parents of Roger Grey:

  • John Grey, 2nd Baron Grey de Wilton (1268-1323) and Maud de Verdun daughter of John and Eleanor de Bohun 

Parents of John Grey:

  • Reginald de Grey, 1st Baron Grey de Wilton (1240-1308) and Maud de Longchamps daughter of Sir Henry de Longchamphs
Parents of Reginald Grey:
  • Sir John de Grey and Emma de Cauz, daughter of Roger de Cauz.
Parents of John de Grey:
  • Henry de Grey (Baron Codner) and  Isolda Bardolf


Elizabeth Hungerford married Sir William Courtenay.

Parents of Elizabeth Hungerford:

  • Walter Hungerford, 1st Baron Hungerford* (1378-1463) married (1399) Katherine Peverell (b 1384), daughter of Sir Thomas Peverell, MP, of Parke and Hamatethy, Cornwall, who was married to Margaret Courtenay (1355–1422) daughter of Sir Thomas Courtenay (died 1356) of Wootton Courtenay in Somerset

Parents of Walter Hungerford:

  • Thomas Hungerford (d 1397) & Joan Hussey, daughter of Sir Edmund Hussey of Holbrook.


Joan Champernoun married Sir John Courtenay

Parents of Joan

  • Richard Champernoun* (1344-1419) of Modbury married (1369) Alice Asteley (b.1350) daughter of Thomas de Astley and Elizabeth de Beauchamp.


Anne Wake married Sir Philip Courtenay

Parents of Anne:

  • Sir Thomas Wake of Blisworth*, Northamptonshire (b. abt. 1320-1398), by Alice de Pateshulle (b. abt 1325), the daughter of Sir John de Pateshulle (d. 1349) and Maud de Grandison.


Margaret de Bohun married Hugh Courtenay

Parents of Margaret de Bohun:

  • Earl, Humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford* (1276 – 16 March 1322) married 1302 Princess Elizabeth of Rhuddlan (Elizabeth Plantagenet) (b. 1282 in Rhuddlan Castle, Wales), daughter of King Edward I of England and his first wife, Eleanor of Castile. Elizabeth was betrothed to Jan [John], Count Floris V of Holland in 1285 at age of 3, married 1297, widowed at 17 in 1299.

Parents of Humphrey de Bohun:

  • Humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford* (1249-1298) married 1275 Maud de Fiennes (b. 1255), daughter of Enguerrand II de Fiennes, chevalier, seigneur of Fiennes.