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Sir William COURTENAY of Powderham b1427 d1485

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:17 pm
by matlot
does anyone have any information about Sir William COURTENAY of Powderham b1427 d1485 all i can find is he was married to Margaret Bonville (died before July 1487), by whom she had issue.
and he was a yorkist

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:55 pm
by GuyDeDinan
I seem to recall a load of bits and bobs at the Westcountry Studies Library next to Exeter Central Library, back in the day when I was researching the wars of the roses in Devon when I was at college there. Might be a good excuse to visit Powderham as well.
http://www.devon.gov.uk/lsdatabase?url= ... rtenay&kw=

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:36 pm
by matlot
i went last sunday thats what got me thinking and looking into him

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:43 pm
by GuyDeDinan
I seem to recall that he had a tiff with the family who owned Tiverton castle at the time - Richard Duke of Gloucester intervened personally. Am dusting off 15 year old mental notes here mind.

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:09 pm
by matlot
there the bonville family
the senior side of the courtney family had a major feud with the bonville family which went to the extent of when the bonville famly fell out with henry vi and defected from lancaster to the yorkist cause then the courtneys defected form york to lancaster
however sir william courtney was married to Margaret Bonville and there farthers were good friends which could have been one of the reasons
sir thomas courtenay the earl of devon laid seige to powderham castle in 1455

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:24 pm
by Ben Rodgers
http://www.icmacentre.ac.uk/soldier/dat ... sterdb.php

Tried the website and came up with these results however latest they seem to go is 1418 but maybe useful