Hugh de Courtenay, 2nd Earl of Devon

Hugh De Courtenay, 2nd Earl Of Devon

Hugh de Courtenay, 2nd Earl of Devon

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Sir Hugh de Courtenay (12 July 1303 – 2 May 1377) was the 2nd Earl of Devon in England, born probably in Devon. His parents were Hugh, the 1st Courtenay Earl of Devon by Agnes de St John, daughter of Sir John St John of Basing. He was destined to become a great soldier in the Hundred years war in service of King Edward III. On 11 August 1327, still only 23 years old he was made knight banneret, and joined the elite group of knights who protected the King's body. He was made a founding and 12th Knight of the Order of the Garter in 1348 on its investiture at Windsor Castle. Courtenay fought with the heroes of Crecy on 26 August 1346 in the famous of the encounters in France. The victory formed the basis for Courtenay's inclusion as a Knight of the Garter in 1348, by personal invitation of the King himself.Richardson, Douglas & Everingham, Kimball G. (2005) Magna Carta Ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families, p. 236.

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Hugh, a badly behaved fellow, was self-important and puffed up. In 1335 The King granted his wish to be elevated to the earldom of Devon. No sooner he was bragging to the peasant folk in Devonshire that he was the only font of justice. Courtenay was summoned to Parliament on the assumption of Edward III to full authority over the usurper Roger Mortimer. The writ issued on 23 April 1337...
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