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Philip I de Courtenay of Powderham, KG

Philip I de Courtenay of Powderham, KG[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1355 - 1406  (~ 51 years)

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  • Name Philip I de Courtenay of Powderham 
    Arms of Courtenay and Boulogne
    Arms of Courtenay and Boulogne
    Suffix KG 
    Born ca. 1355 
    Gender Male 
    Possessions Powderham, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Powderham Castle
    Powderham Castle
    Died 29 Jul 1406 
    Person ID I11038  Dickinson
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2017 

    Father Hugh de Courtenay, 10th Earl Devon, 2nd Baron Courtenay,   b. 12 Jul 1303,   d. 2 May 1377  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Margaret de Bohun, Countess of Devon,   b. 3 Apr 1311, Caldecote, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1391  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 11 Aug 1325  [5
    Family ID F3094  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ann Wake 
     1. Richard de Courtenay, Bishop of Norwich,   d. 15 Sep 1415, Harfleur, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +2. John de Courtenay of Powderham,   d. Bef 1415  [Birth]
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F3093  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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    Arms of Courtenay of Powderham
    Arms of Courtenay of Powderham

    Order of the Garter
    Order of the Garter
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  • Sources 
    1. [S336463] Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families, Charles Cawley, (Online: The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy at, 20XX),

    2. [S336467] History of Parliament Online, published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1386-1421, ed. J.S. Roskell, L. Clark, C. Rawcliffe., 1993, (The History of Parliament Trust ), "COURTENAY, Sir Philip (d.1406), of Powderham, Devon.",
      "5th s. of Hugh, 2nd earl of Devon (d.1377), by Margaret, da. of Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford and Essex and Elizabeth, da. of Edward I. m. c.1378, Anne, da. of Sir Thomas Wake of Blisworth, Northants. by Alice, da. of John, Lord Pateshulle, and aunt and coh. of Thomas, Lord Grandison, 3s. 2da. Kntd. 1367."

    3. [S336469] The Visitations of Cornwall, John Lambrick Vivain, ed. , ( Exeter: William Pollard & Co., 1887), p. 106.

    4. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online:, "Philip I Courtenay",
      "Sir Philip I Courtenay (c. 1355 - 29 July 1406), of Powderham, Devon was the fifth son of Hugh Courtenay, 10th Earl of Devon (1303-1377). He was the founder of the cadet dynasty known as 'Courtenay of Powderham', seated at the manor of Powderham, until then a former Bohun manor of little importance, whilst the line descended from his elder brother, the Earls of Devon of the mediaeval era, continued to be seated at Tiverton Castle and Okehampton."

    5. [S336429] Britain's Royal Families: A Complete Genealogy, Alison Weir, (London: Vintage Books, 2008), 104.