BIOGRAPHY OF HENRY COURTENAY 1ST MARQUESS EXETER 1496-1539

GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree: Courtenay

Descent French Royalty: 6G Grandson Philip "Fair" IV King France

EVENTS

Around 1496 Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1539 was born to William Courtenay 1st Earl Devon 1475-1511 (21) and Catherine York 1479-1527 (16)

In Feb 1511 Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547 (19) celebrated the birth of his son by holding a magnificent tournament at Westminster. The challengers included Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547 (19) who fought as Cuere Loyall, Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1539 (15) as Bon Vouloir, Edward Neville 1471-1538 (40) as Joyeulx Penser, Thomas Knyvet 1485-1512 (26) as Valiant Desyr and Thomas Tyrrell -1551.

On 09 Jun 1511 Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1539 (15) succeeded 2nd Earl Devon (4C 1511)

After Jun 1515 Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1539 and Elizabeth Grey 5th Baroness Lisle 1505-1519 were married

On 25 Oct 1519 Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1539 (23) and Gertrude Blount 1503-1558 (15) were married

In 1521 Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1539 (25) was appointed 278th Knight Garter: Henry VIII

On 18 Jun 1525 Henry Fitzroy Tudor 1st Duke 1519-1536 (6) was created 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, 1st Earl Lincoln (7C 1525) during the Knighting of Henry Fitzroy at Bridewell Palace, City of London by his father Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547 (33) . Henry Clifford 1st Earl Cumberland 1493-1542 (32) was created 1st Earl Cumberland, Warden of the West Marches and Governor Carlisle Castle. Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1539 (29) was created 1st Marquess Exeter (1C 1525). Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland 1492-1543 (33) was created 1st Earl Rutland (3C 1525). Henry Percy 5th Earl Northumberland 1478-1527 (47) carried the Sword of State. Thomas More 1478-1535 (47) read the patents of nobility. Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545 (41) , Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset 1477-1530 (47) , Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk 1473-1554 (52) , William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel 1476-1544 (49) and John Vere 14th Earl Oxford 1499-1526 (25) attended.

Before 1527 Henry Courtenay 1526- was born to Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1539 and Gertrude Blount 1503-1558

Around 1527 Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon 1527-1556 was born to Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1539 (31) and Gertrude Blount 1503-1558 (23)

On 10 Sep 1533 the future Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 was christened at the Palace of Placentia, Greenwich, Kent. Gertrude Blount 1503-1558 (29) , Walter Blount, Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury 1489-1556 (44) and Margaret Wotton 1487-1535 (46) were Godparents. Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu -1540 carried the covered gilt basin. Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545 (49) escorted the Dowager Duchess of Norfolk. Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk 1517-1554 (16) carried the Salt. Elizabeth Stafford 1497-1558 (36) carried the Chrisom. Agnes Tilney 1477-1545 (56) carried Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603. Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1539 (37) carried a taper of virgin wax.

On 02 May 1536 Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England 1501-1536 (35) was charged with treason and accused of 'despising her marriage and entertaining malice against the King, and following daily her frail and carnal lust'. Elizabeth Browne 1502-1565 (34) was the principal witness. Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545 (52) , Edward Clinton 1st Earl Lincoln 1512-1585 (24) , Thomas Fiennes 9th Baron Dacre Gilsland 1515-1541 (21) , George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon 1487-1544 (49) , Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland 1492-1543 (44) , John Mordaunt 1st Baron Mordaunt 1480-1562 (56) , Ralph Neville 4th Earl Westmoreland 1498-1549 (38) , Henry Parker 11th Baron Marshal, 10th Baron Morley 1476-1556 (60) , Edward Stanley 3rd Earl Derby 1509-1572 (26) , Thomas Stanley 2nd Baron Monteagle 1507-1560 (28) , John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 (65) , Thomas Wentworth 1st Baron Wentworth 1501-1551 (35) , Henry Somerset 2nd Earl Worcester 1496-1549 (40) , Henry Percy 5th Earl Northumberland 1478-1527, Thomas Burgh 7th Baron Cobham Sternborough, 5th Baron Strabolgi, 1st Baron Burgh 1488-1550 (48) , Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1539 (40) , William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel 1476-1544 (60) , Henry Fitzalan 19th Earl Arundel 1512-1580 (24) , Thomas Audley 1st Baron Audley Waldon 1488-1544 (48) , Edward Powers Lord Powers, William Sandys 1st Baron Sandys Vyne 1470-1540 (66) , Thomas Ware, Andrew Windsor 1st Baron Windsor 1467-1543 (69) and George Brooke 9th Baron Cobham 1497-1558 (39) were jurors at King's Hall, Tower of London, Tower Hill, City of London. Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk 1473-1554 (63) was appointed Lord High Steward and presided. Henry Howard 1516-1547 (20) attended. Henry Pole 1st Baron Montagu 1492-1539 (44) was one of the judges. .

On 02 Jul 1536 three weddings between the Neville, and Manners and Vere families, were celebrated at one mass at Holywell, Shoreditch, Hackney, Greater London. Those present included Thomas Audley 1st Baron Audley Waldon 1488-1544 (48) , Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk 1473-1554 (63) , Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545 (52) , Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk 1517-1554 (19) , Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1539 (40) , John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 (65) and Ralph Neville 4th Earl Westmoreland 1498-1549 (38)

On 15 Oct 1537 Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553 was christened by John Stokesley Bishop London 1475-1539 (62) at the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace, Richmond, Surrey. Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury 1489-1556 (48) performed the Baptismal Rites, and was appointed Godfather. Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk 1473-1554 (64) and Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1516-1558 (21) were Godparents. Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu -1540 carried the Salt. Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545 (53) was Godfather and supported the Marchioness of Exeter. Richard Long 1494-1546 (43) was knighted. Thomas Cromwell 1st Earl Essex 1485-1540 (52) , Philip Boteler 1492-1545 (44) , John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 (66) and John Gage Lord Chamberlain 1479-1556 (57) attended. Mary Scrope 1476-1548 (61) carried Lady Mary's train. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex 1483-1542 (54) carried a covered basin. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex 1483-1542 (54) carried the canopy. Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 (37) helped his young niece the future Elizabeth I to carry the Crisom. Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1539 (41) supported his wife Gertrude Blount 1503-1558 (33) to carry the child. Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde 1477-1539 (60) bore a taper of virgin wax. William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel 1476-1544 (61) carried the train of the Prince's robe. The future Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 (4) carried the Chrisom. Christopher Barker -1550 proclaimed the Prince's titles. Arthur Hopton 1489-1555 (48) attended. .

On 12 Nov 1537 Jane Seymour Queen Consort England 1509-1537 was buried at Henry VIII Vault, Quire, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire. Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1516-1558 (21) was Chief Mourner. Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde 1477-1539 (60) , Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545 (53) , John Gage Lord Chamberlain 1479-1556 (58) , Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk 1517-1554 (20) , Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk 1473-1554 (64) , Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland 1492-1543 (45) , Ralph Neville 4th Earl Westmoreland 1498-1549 (39) , Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex 1483-1542 (54) , John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 (66) and Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1539 (41) attended.

In Nov 1538 the Exeter Conspiracy was an attempt to overthrow Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547 (47) and replace him with Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1539 (42) . Thomas Audley 1st Baron Audley Waldon 1488-1544 (50) presided. John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 (67) sat in judgement. Thomas Fiennes 9th Baron Dacre Gilsland 1515-1541 (23) was juror.

On 09 Jan 1539 Henry Pole 1st Baron Montagu 1492-1539 (47) and Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1539 (43) were beheaded at Tower Hill, City of London.

ANCESTRY

Father: William Courtenay 1st Earl Devon 1475-1511

GrandFather: Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon -1509

1G GrandFather: Hugh Courtenay 1427-1471

2G GrandFather: Hugh Courtenay 1359-1425

3G GrandFather: Edward Courtenay 1331-

4G GrandFather: Hugh Courtenay 10th Earl Devon 1303-1377

4G GrandMother: Margaret Bohun 1311-1391

1G GrandMother: Margaret Carminow

Mother: Catherine York 1479-1527

GrandFather: Edward IV King England 1442-1483

1G GrandFather: Richard 3rd Duke York Prince Wales 1411-1460

2G GrandFather: Richard York 1st Earl Cambridge 1385-1415

3G GrandFather: Edmund of Langley 1st Duke York 1341-1402

4G GrandFather: Edward III King England 1312-1377

4G GrandMother: Philippa Hainault Queen Consort England 1314-1369

3G GrandMother: Isabella of Castile 1355-1392

4G GrandFather: Peter "Cruel" I King Castile 1334-1369

4G GrandMother: Maria Padilla 1344-1361

2G GrandMother: Anne Mortimer 1390-1411

3G GrandFather: Roger Mortimer 4th Earl March, 6th Earl Ulster 1374-1398

4G GrandFather: Edmund Mortimer 3rd Earl March, 5th Earl Ulster 1352-1381

4G GrandMother: Philippa Plantagenet 5th Countess Ulster 1355-1382

3G GrandMother: Eleanor Holland 1370-1405

4G GrandFather: Thomas Holland 2nd Earl Kent 1350-1397

4G GrandMother: Alice Fitzalan 1350-1416

1G GrandMother: Cecily "Rose of Raby" Neville 1415-1495

2G GrandFather: Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425

3G GrandFather: John Neville 3rd Baron Neville Raby 1337-1388

4G GrandFather: Ralph Neville 2nd Baron Neville Raby 1291-1367

4G GrandMother: Alice Audley 1304-1374

3G GrandMother: Maud Percy

4G GrandFather: Henry Percy 2nd Baron Percy 1299-1352

4G GrandMother: Idonia Clifford

2G GrandMother: Joan Beaufort 1379-1440

3G GrandFather: John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399

4G GrandFather: Edward III King England 1312-1377

4G GrandMother: Philippa Hainault Queen Consort England 1314-1369

3G GrandMother: Katherine Roet 1350-1403

4G GrandFather: Giles "Payne" Roet 1310-1380

GrandMother: Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492

1G GrandFather: Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469

2G GrandFather: Richard Woodville Chamberlain to the Duke 1385-1441

3G GrandFather: John Woodville 1341-1403

2G GrandMother: Joan Bittelsgate 1390-1448

3G GrandFather: Thomas Bittelsgate 1350-

3G GrandMother: Joan Beauchamp

4G GrandFather: John Beauchamp 1330-1396

1G GrandMother: Jacquetta Luxembourg 1415-1472

2G GrandFather: Peter Luxembourg I Count Saint-Pol 1390-1433

3G GrandFather: John Luxembourg 1370-1397

4G GrandFather: Guy Luxembourg I Count Saint-Pol, I Count Ligny 1340-1371

4G GrandMother: Mathilde Chatillon 1335-1373

3G GrandMother: Margaret Brienne

2G GrandMother: Margherita Baux 1394-1469

3G GrandFather: Francesco Baux 1st Duke Andria 1330-1422

3G GrandMother: Sueva Orsini 1360-1430

4G GrandFather: Nicholas Orsini Count

4G GrandMother: Jeanne Sabran