BIOGRAPHY OF JOHN COURTENAY 15TH EARL DEVON 1435-1471

GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree: COURTENAY

EVENTS

In 1435 John Courtenay 15th Earl Devon was born to Thomas Courtenay 13th Earl Devon (21) and Margaret Beaufort (26) at Okehampton

On 30 Dec 1460 the Lancastrian army took their revenge for the defeats of the First Battle of St Albans and the Battle of Northampton during the Battle of Wakefield at Sandal Castle. The Lancastrian army was commanded by Henry Holland 3rd Duke Exeter (30) and Henry Percy 3rd Earl Northumberland (39) , and included John Courtenay 15th Earl Devon (25) and William Gascoigne (30) , both knighted, and James Butler 1st Earl Wiltshire, 5th Earl Ormonde (40) , John "Butcher" Clifford 9th Baron Clifford (25) , John Neville 1st Baron Neville Raby (50) , Thomas Ros 9th Baron Ros Helmsley (33) and Thomas St Leger (20) .

After 02 Feb 1461 John Courtenay 15th Earl Devon was attainted

On 03 Apr 1461 John Courtenay 15th Earl Devon (26) succeeded 15th Earl Devon (2C Courtenay)

On 26 Jul 1469 the Yorkist army suffered a defeat against a Lancastrian army led by Robin of Redesdale. The Yorkist army was commanded by John Courtenay 15th Earl Devon (34) and William "Black William" Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke (46) . Thomas Vaughan (69) , John Wogan, Henry Neville (32) , John Conyers (49) and Oliver Sutton (32) were killed. Humphrey Stafford 1st Earl Devon (30) , John Conyers and William Parr (35) fought. Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers (64) and John Woodville (24) were captured. Richard Herbert (46) was executed.

After 14 Apr 1471 John Courtenay 15th Earl Devon was buried at Tewkesbury Abbey

On 04 May 1471 at the Battle of Tewkesbury Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England (41) was captured. Her son Edward Lancaster Prince Wales (17) was killed. John Courtenay 15th Earl Devon (36) , John Wenlock 1st Baron Wenlock (71) and John Beaufort (30) were killed. Edmund Beaufort 4th Duke Somerset (32) and Hugh Courtenay (44) were beheaded after the battle.

John Courtenay 15th Earl Devon and Laura Bourchier were married

ANCESTRY

Father: Thomas Courtenay 13th Earl Devon

GrandFather: Hugh Courtenay 12th Earl Devon

1G GrandFather: Edward "Blind Earl" Courtenay 11th Earl Devon

2G GrandFather: Edward Courtenay

3G GrandFather: Hugh Courtenay 10th Earl Devon

4G GrandFather: Hugh Courtenay 9th Earl Devon

4G GrandMother: Agnes St John

3G GrandMother: Margaret Bohun

4G GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun 4th Earl Hereford, 3rd Earl Essex

4G GrandMother: Elizabeth Plantagenet

1G GrandMother: Maud Camoys

2G GrandFather: John Camoys

3G GrandFather: Ralph Camoys 1st Baron Camoys

3G GrandMother: Elizabeth Despencer

4G GrandFather: Hugh "Elder" Despencer 1st Earl Winchester

4G GrandMother: Isabella Beauchamp

2G GrandMother: Elizabeth Latimer

3G GrandFather: William Latimer 3rd Baron Latimer Corby

4G GrandFather: William Latimer 2nd Baron Latimer Corby

3G GrandMother: Elizabeth Botetort

4G GrandFather: John Botetort 1st Baron Botetort

4G GrandMother: Matilda Fitzotes

GrandMother: Anne Talbot

1G GrandFather: Richard Talbot 7th Baron Strange Blackmere, 4th Baron Talbot

2G GrandFather: Gilbert Talbot 3rd Baron Talbot

3G GrandFather: Richard Talbot 2nd Baron Talbot

4G GrandFather: Gilbert Talbot 1st Baron Talbot

4G GrandMother: Anne Botiler

3G GrandMother: Elizabeth Comyn

4G GrandFather: John Comyn 3rd Lord Baddenoch

4G GrandMother: Joan Valence

2G GrandMother: Petronella Butler

3G GrandFather: James Butler 1st Earl Ormonde

4G GrandFather: Edmund Butler Earl Carrick

3G GrandMother: Eleanor Bohun

4G GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun 4th Earl Hereford, 3rd Earl Essex

4G GrandMother: Elizabeth Plantagenet

1G GrandMother: Ankaret Strange 7th Baroness Strange Blackmere

2G GrandFather: John Strange 4th Baron Strange Blackmere

3G GrandFather: John Strange 2nd Baron Strange Blackmere

4G GrandFather: Fulk Strange 1st Baron Strange Blackmere

4G GrandMother: Eleanor Giffard

3G GrandMother: Ankaret Boteler

4G GrandFather: William Boteler 1st Baron Wem and Oversley

4G GrandMother: Ela Herdeburgh

2G GrandMother: Mary Fitzalan

3G GrandFather: Edmund Fitzalan 9th Earl Arundel

4G GrandFather: Richard Fitzalan 8th Earl Arundel

4G GrandMother: Alice Saluzzo

3G GrandMother: Alice Warenne

4G GrandFather: William Warenne

4G GrandMother: Joan Vere

Mother: Margaret Beaufort

GrandFather: John Beaufort 1st Marquess Somerset, 1st Marquess Dorset

1G GrandFather: John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster

2G GrandFather: Edward III King England

3G GrandFather: Edward II King England

4G GrandFather: Edward "Longshanks" I King England

4G GrandMother: Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England

3G GrandMother: Isabella Capet Queen Consort England

4G GrandFather: Philip "Fair" IV King France

4G GrandMother: Joan Blois I Queen Navarre

2G GrandMother: Philippa Hainault Queen Consort England

3G GrandFather: William Hainault I Count Hainault, III Count Avesnes, III Count Holland, II Count Zeeland

4G GrandFather: John Hainault II Count Hainault, II Count Holland

4G GrandMother: Philippa Luxembourg

3G GrandMother: Joan Valois

4G GrandFather: Charles Valois I Count Valois

4G GrandMother: Margaret Capet

1G GrandMother: Katherine Roet

2G GrandFather: Giles "Payne" Roet

GrandMother: Margaret Holland

1G GrandFather: Thomas Holland 2nd Earl Kent

2G GrandFather: Thomas Holland 1st Earl Kent

3G GrandFather: Robert Holland 1st Baron Holland

4G GrandFather: Robert de Holand of Upholland

3G GrandMother: Maud Zouche

4G GrandFather: Alan Zouche 1st Baron Zouche Ashby

4G GrandMother: Eleanor Segrave

2G GrandMother: Joan "Fair Maid of Kent" Plantagenet Princessss Wales

3G GrandFather: Edmund Plantagenet 1st Earl Kent

4G GrandFather: Edward "Longshanks" I King England

4G GrandMother: Margaret Capet

3G GrandMother: Margaret Wake 3rd Baroness Wake Liddell

4G GrandFather: John Wake 1st Baron Wake Liddell

4G GrandMother: Joan Fiennes

1G GrandMother: Alice Fitzalan

2G GrandFather: Richard Fitzalan 10th Earl Arundel, 8th Earl Surrey

3G GrandFather: Edmund Fitzalan 9th Earl Arundel

4G GrandFather: Richard Fitzalan 8th Earl Arundel

4G GrandMother: Alice Saluzzo

3G GrandMother: Alice Warenne

4G GrandFather: William Warenne

4G GrandMother: Joan Vere

2G GrandMother: Eleanor Plantagenet

3G GrandFather: Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl Leicester, 3rd Earl Lancaster

4G GrandFather: Edmund Crouchback Plantagenet 1st Earl Leicester, 1st Earl Lancaster

4G GrandMother: Blanche Capet

3G GrandMother: Maud Chaworth

4G GrandFather: Patrick Chaworth

4G GrandMother: Isabella Beauchamp