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Edward Courtenay 9th Earl Devon [29826]
(-Bef 1509)
Elizabeth Courtenay [29827]
Edward IV Plantagenet King of England [3089]
Elizabeth Woodville Queen of England [3115]
(Abt 1437-1492)
William Courtenay 10th Earl of Devon [14504]
(Abt 1475-1511)
Catherine Plantagenet Countess of Devon [3112]
(Abt 1479-1527)
Margaret Courtenay [54996]
(Abt 1499-Bet 1520/1526)


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Henry Somerset 2nd Earl of Worcester [18243]

Margaret Courtenay [54996] 25

  • Born: Abt 1499
  • Marriage: Henry Somerset 2nd Earl of Worcester [18243] between 15 Jun 1514 and Jun 1520
  • Died: Bet 2 Jul 1520 and 15 Apr 1526

bullet  General Notes:

Margaret was the daughter of William Courtenay, Earl of Devon <>, and the Princess Catherine, and that she died at Holcombe, choked by a fishbone, A.D. 1512. Says on her tombe. This was found for her, in the person of Henry, Lord Herbert, eldest son of Charles Somerset, Earl of Worcester; and she was living at Richmond, in attendance on the infant Princess Mary <>, on the second of Jul, 1520. She died before her husband, who married, secondly, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Anthony Browne <>. So we can only conclude that the inscription at Colyton is a mendacious inscription, and was invented to support the tradition about "little chokebone", as the natives call her, and which, like many other traditions about the Courtenays, can have had no foundation in fact.


Margaret married Henry Somerset 2nd Earl of Worcester [18243] [MRIN: 551614301], son of Charles Somerset 1st Earl of Worcester [18147] and Elizabeth Herbert Countess Worcester [18148], between 15 Jun 1514 and Jun 1520. (Henry Somerset 2nd Earl of Worcester [18243] was born about 1499, died on 26 Nov 1548 and was buried in Saint Mary's Church, Chepstow.)

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