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Francis Courtenay (died 1638)

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Name  Francis Courtenay
Died  June 3, 1638
Role  Died 1638

Parents  Elizabeth Manners, William Courtenay
Siblings  Margaret Courtenay, George Courtenay
Cousins  Roger Manners, 5th Earl of Rutland
Grandparents  Margaret Neville, Elizabeth Paulet, Henry Manners, 2nd Earl of Rutland
Uncles  Edward Manners, 3rd Earl of Rutland, John Manners, 4th Earl of Rutland

Francis Courtenay, de jure 4th Earl of Devon, (ca. 1576 – 3 June 1638) of Powderham, Devon, was an English Member of Parliament. In 1831 he was recognised retrospectively as having been de jure 4th Earl of Devon, having succeeded his father in 1630.



He was the second but eldest surviving son of Sir William V Courtenay (1553–1630), de jure 3rd Earl of Devon of Powderham Castle, Devon, by his first wife Elizabeth Manners, daughter of Henry Manners, 2nd Earl of Rutland (c.1516–1563), KG.


He was MP for Devonshire in 1625 and for Grampound in 1626.

Marriage & progeny

He married twice:

  • Firstly to a daughter of Sir William Pole (1561-1635), of Shute, Devon, the antiquary. Without progeny.
  • Secondly to Elizabeth Seymour, a daughter of Sir Edward Seymour, 2nd Baronet (c.1580-1659) of Berry Pomeroy, Devon, by whom he had progeny including:
  • Sir William Courtenay, 1st Baronet (d.1702).
  • References

    Francis Courtenay (died 1638) Wikipedia

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