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Sunday, April 17, 2016


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Thanks for the mention of Hugh Courtenay.

Hugh Courtenay of Boconnoc [there were many of that name], b 1421, 25 or 26, married Margaret Carminow, the daughter of the Sheriff of Cornwall, about 1444 at the family seat of Boconnoc, Cornwall.

...re Tewkesbury:
"More troops, under Sir Hugh Courtenay and Sir John Arundel, joined [the Queen's army] at Exeter."
...(battle stuff)...
... along with others he was courtmartialled and condemned after Tewkesbury.
Two days after the battle, on the 6th of May 1471, Hugh was beheaded at Tewkesbury, then buried at Ashwater.

Still, he left behind six little Courtenays for which, via my grandmother, I am grateful.

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By Golly! Super impressed by anyone who can trace their line back that far. I got no further than my grandfather...! You come from a line of good old traditional robber barons!

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