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Friday, November 17, 2006

Thomas Courtney Born 1825/6; Died 27th April 1911

fname=Lyn
lname=Langton
address1=10 Woodmoor
address2=Finchampstead
city=Wokingham
state=Berkshire
country=England
zip=RG40 3TT
lyn.langton@btinternet.com
ancestor=Thomas Courtney Born 1825/6; Died 27th April 1911
comments= I have traced my ancestors back to the above named Thomas Courtney who was born in Chittlehampton in Devon circa 1826. I know he died on the above date. I am having problems finding his records prior to 1851 census and would be interested to know if he is connected to your family society. If so, I would like to join the society and find more family connections further back. Are you able to advise me if he is connected and/or if you have records that I could [have] access to?
I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.
Kind regards,
lyn Langton

Am I a Courtney or a Courtenay?

fname=Jason
lname=Courtney
address1=12 Nimon Place
address2=
city=Stirling
state=Western Australia
country=Australia
zip=6021
drjasoncourtney@hotmail.com
ancestor=myself
comments=Am I a Courtney or a Courtenay?
My aunt who has now died had a family history made but its whereabouts are unknown to me or my family.
I was told that our family name was de Courtney/Courtenay and that we were descended from French ancestors.
Ps-If I want to trace my family history can I do this through your society and how do I become a member?
regards Jason Courtney

Annie Moore Shull Courtney, b. Frederick County, VA, 20 Apr. 1852, d.19 Dec 1944

fname=Michael
lname=Charles
address1=420 East 58 St.
address2=
city=New York
state=NY
country=USA
zip=10022
design@mhcharles.com
ancestor=
comments=I am looking for the family and marriage for my great-great aunt, Annie Moore Shull Courtney. She was born in Frederick County, VA, 20 Apr. 1852 and died 19 Dec 1944. Courtney was her second marriage I believe and family story says that she lived in Puyallup, WA, however, she is buring in Shenandoah Co., VA in the Shull family plot. I would like to locate the name of the Courtney family she connects to and if there are any descendants of this line.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Richard Courtenay, Bishop of Norwich and Chancellor of Oxford (b. 1382)

fname=Suzanne
lname=Beaudry
address1=19916 Dunstable Circle
address2=
city=Germantown
state=Maryland
country=USA
zip=20876
SuzanneIAM@aol.com
ancestor=Richard Courtenay, Bishop of Norwich and Chancellor of Oxford (b. 1382)
comments=He is not an ancestor of mine, but I am still curious.

Does the Courtenay Society have a more specific date of birth (month and/or day) for him, besides just the year (1382)?

I guess that he was born either at a village called Chudleigh or at Powderham Castle.

Thank you.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Professor Henry Valentine Courtenay, b. Belfast, moved to USA

fname=Henry Valentine
lname=Courtenay
address1=6 Friarshall Gate. 2/2
address2=Paisley
city=Paisley
state=Renfrewshire
country=Scotland
zip=PA2 6LD
h.courtenay@btinternet.com
ancestor=Uncle, Prof. Henry Valentine Courtenay
comments=Born in Belfast N Ireland, moved to USA.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Elizabeth Longmaide De Courtenay

fname=Roger William
lname=Churm
address1=23 Galston Road
address2=
city=Luton
state=Beds
country=England
zip=LU3 3JZ
roger.churm@btinternet.com
ancestor=Elizabeth Longmaide De Courtenay
comments=Elizabeth allegedly married a William White and a daughter Amye White was born and baptised on the 10th June 1604 in Colyton Devon.
Can anyone out there confirm this? I do not know Elizabeth's parents name apart from De Courtenay and Longmaide. A De Courtenay castle was in this area - e.g., Colcomb, so it might tie up although the Courtenay family had dropped the "De" by this time. And I would say that Elizabeth was probably born out of wedlock because of the use of both parents' names.
Would apreciate any assistance in this.
Many Thanks, Roger Churm

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Powderham Lady circa 1951

fname=James
lname=Gilman
address1=19 Brancepeth Close
address2=
city=Durham City
state=Co. Durham
country=UK
zip=DH1 5XL
james@agilman.freeserve.co.uki
ancestor=one who was a General in the British Army circa 1940s/1950s
comments=When I was a young soldier in the British Army during the Korean War in the early 1950s I was hospitalised for 3 months (late 1951) at the Royal Cambridge Military Hospital in Aldershot, England. During that time I became friendly with a young lady whose name -- alas -- I have since forgotten, but who was around my own age (I was born in 1932), who worked as a volunteer in the Hospital library, whose father was a General in the British Army, and who lived at Powderham Castle in Devon. I have no knowledge that she was a member of the Courtenay family, but if her father was indeed a GenerAL, it does seem likely.

In 1953 I was in the area and so called at Powederham Castle. I remember asking for her by name at the Lodge at the Castle gates, and being directed to the Castle itself, which means she must have been known to the people there. However, on my way up the drive a horse was sick all over me! The people at the lodge cleaned me up, but I was in no state to go calling at the Castle, so left, and have never since been in that locality.

I am curious, after all these years, as to what became of her in her later life, and wondered if through your website you could help? I have been in correspondence with the family at Powderham who cannot work out who she was, so you are my last resport.

If she was around 20 or so in 1951, her father would presumably have been around 40-50 or so, which means it is likely he was in the British Army during World War Two. Can anyone identify him?

Many thanks!

James A Gilman

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Curtenay of Hastings

fname=Alan
lname=Edgecombe
address1=20 Buena Vista Drive
address2=Glenholt
city=Plymouth
state=Devon
country=England
zip=PL67JF
afedgecombe@blueyonder.co.uk
ancestor=Curtenay of Hastings
comments=I think a part of my original query of 16 May went missing. The question was 'Is anything known about the person listed inthe Battle Abbey Roll as Curtenay?' The Knight (Jocelin de Courtenay) is well known, but who is the lesser being further down the roll?

A.F.Edgecombe

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

The Roll of Battle Abbey shows two Courtenays

fname=Alan
lname=Edgecombe
address1=20 Buena Vista Drive,
address2=Glenholt
city=Plymouth
state=Devon
country=U.K.
zip=PL6 7JF
e_mail=
ancestor=Curtenay
comments=The Roll of Battle Abbey shows two Courtenays. One is the knight Jocelin? with coat of arms. The other is similar and has no coat of arms - that of CURTENAY.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

William A Courtenay

fname=David
lname=Kershaw
address1=213 Conner Drive Apt 20
address2=
city=Chapel Hill
state=NC
country=USA
zip=27514
dckersh@unc.edu
ancestor=William A Courtenay
comments=I'm trying to track down a great great grandfather. He's an Irish Courtenay who was born approximately 1836. He either came into America via Philadelphia (I think 1860) or New York. He Married a Sarah Van Gorden sometime prior to 1868. Can anyone provide me a email to the Courtenay genealogy specialist. I know my grandmother talked to them several times and even visited, and I was hoping we talk.

Sincerely,
Dave Kershaw

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Leonard Walter (de) Courtenay

fname=Elisabeth
lname=Roeder-Voss
address1=Altvolberg 20
address2=
city=Roesrath
state=
country=Germany
zip=51503
e_roeder@web.de
ancestor=Leonard Walter (de) Courtenay
comments=Wild theory: he might have been a son of Lavinia Frances Courtenay nee Graham. Reason for this assumption: he was said to have been a cousin of Lavinia Frances' niece.

Question: Did any Courtenay marry a woman named Lavinia Frances Graham (b. 1791)? Possible connection with the Grahams of Netherby?

Birth of Leonard Walter Courtenay: about 1831 (where?)
Death: unknown
Seems to have been raised in Stade, Hannover, Germany.
1849 probably a university student in Germany.
Religion: anglican or lutheran or reformed. Confirmation Stade, (Hannover, Germany) 1845.

Photograph in my possession, format of a visiting card, taken about 1860/1870 by Abdullah Freres, Constantinoples, Photographer of His Imperial Majesty the Sultan.
During the 1840s mentioned as a close friend and relative to families von Hassell / Cooper / DuBourdieu then in and about Stade, Hannover, Germany. Possessed an album; contributions between 1840 and 1847 in German and English by members of said families. Including Lavinia Sally Anne Dubourdieu (mother of Lavinia Frances Graham) who might have been his grandmother. (Dubourdieu was the name of her third husband; Graham was the first.)

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Thomas Courtney Sr 1768-1809 b. VA died KY

fname=Nancy
lname=Nisbett
address1=1926 Colosseum Way
address2=
city=Antioch
state=California
country=USA
zip=94531
Nisbetts5@aol.com
ancestor= Thomas Courtney Sr 1768-1809 b. VA died KY
comments=Looking for parents of Thomas Courtney Sr. b 1768 King & Queen Co. VA died 1809 Shelbyville KY, married Nancy Jeffries Sept 11, 1794 in King & Queen Co. VA # children 8.
MY DIRECT LINE:
Peter Courtney Sr. 1798-1850 b. Feb 2, 1798 King & Queen Co. VA d. 1850 going to the California Goldrush. # children 9, married:
Rhoda Quisenberry 1802-1843 b. Feb 3, 1802 in Clark Co. KY, d. Jan 30, 1843 in Independence MO. M.1819 in Clark Co. KY # children 9.
Child #9 is Henson Hardin Courtney is my direct line:
b. 24 April 1839 Shelby Co. KY
d. 03 August 1916 Selma, CA
1st wife was Elmantha Jemison who died in 1860 along with an infant son.
2nd wife was Margaret Yancey b. June 1839-49? in KY d. 17 Mar 1924 in Selma, CA. #children 3:
Lucy Courtney b. 1876 Sedalia MO. d.1867 Selma, CA
Ellamantha Courtney b. 9 June 1879 Sedalia MO. d. 17 Mar 1947 Selma CA.
Ellamantha is my direct line. She is my great grandmother.
Charles Courtney 9 Jan 1886 ? d. 15 Oct 1920 Selma, CA.
Would love to hear from any other Courntey relatives who think they are connected to my family line.
Stuck in California.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Duncan Courtney

fname=Jerry
lname=Owen
address1=9402 Troon Village Dr.
address2=
city=Lone Tree
state=Colorado
country=USA
zip=80124
jowenj@msn.com
ancestor=Duncan Courtney
comments=Would like to communicate with anyone who has info or family connection to Duncan Courtney or sons George W Courtney or Preston P Courtney all from the Harrison and Gallatin county area of Kentucky 1800-1900.

John Courtney b. abt 1806 VA d.? m. 30 Nov 1826 Knox TN. Martha Patsy Williams b.1806 NC

fname=Ann (nee:Scarbrough)
lname=Perrine
address1=7815 Winona Rd.
address2=
city=Melbourne Beach
state=FL
country=U.S.A.
zip=32951
perrineap@mindspring.com
ancestor=John Courtney b. abt 1806 VA d.? M. 30 Nov 1826 Knox TN. Martha Patsy Williams b.1806 NC
comments=Dates of deaths of John and Martha are unknown. John's father may have been William Courtney b. abt 1787 VA and d. 1818 and his wife was Peggy. This info was given by family members, but no data has been found for proof. John's daughter Elizabeth Ann (Betsie) Courtney b. 1829 Anderson Co., TN., d. 10 Aug 1881 in Anderson Co., TN was my gggrandmother. Betsie married William McKamey b. 1826, d. 1850 probably AR where he last lived. Betsie's daughter Sarah Jane McKamey married Bradford Demarcus Long, my ggrandparents. Sarah Jane amd Bradford had a son named Robert Walker Long, my grandfather. Robert Walker Long and Mollie Ann Leinart had a daughter Julia Ann who was my mother. My father was Roy Earl Scarbrough. I am looking for John Courtney back to VA.

William Courtenay - searching for his parents

fname=Paulettel
name=Dube
address1=165 Frobisher Dr. Apt 906
address2=this is a new address
city=Pointe Claire
state=Quebec
country=Canada
zip=H9R 4R8
pollymichel@sympatico.ca
ancestor=Jane Courtenay
comments=Have located Jane COURTENAY'S parents....William Courtenay and Charlotte Finn m aprox 1843.Charlotte Finn was born aprox 1824 and died in childbirth or shortly thereafter aprx1855 ,William remarried Elisabeth Dickleboro. Am now searching for William COURTENAY'S parents....help

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Frances Courtenay who m. Thomas Kenny in Ballinrobe, Mayo, Ireland in the 1600s.

fname=Aubry
lname=Edwards
address1=8 Kahika Grove
address2=Elsdon
city=Porirua
state=Wellington
country=New Zealand
zip=6006
email= aubry.edwards@paradise.net.nz
ancestor=Frances Courtenay
comments=Item 173 has my original query under an old email address. My interest is looking for ancestral line of Frances Courtenay who md Thomas Kenny in Ballinrobe, Mayo, Ireland in the 1600s. Her father was David Courtenay son of John Courtenay

My new address is aubry.edwards@paradise.net.nz

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Gertrude Courtenay b. 1521 d. 30 Sept 1566 married to Sir John Chichester (1516-1569.

fname=John
lname=Didovich
address1=28 Armour Way
address2=
city=Perth
state=Western Australia
country=Australia
zip=6076
jdidovich@hotmail.com
ancestor=Gertrude Courtenay
comments=I have Gertrude Courtenay b. 1521 d. 30 Sept 1566 married to Sir John Chichester (1516-1569. Daughter of these was Elizabeth Chichester d.1630 married to Hugh Fortescue of Filleigh (c1541-1 Aug 1600).My query is regarding the next generation: according to my information they had a daughter Gertrude (Fortescue) who was married to a John Upton. Can you confirm this or point me in a direction where I might find the answer ?

Thanks

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Courtenay ancestors who immigrated to Belize (British Hondoras)?

fname=Katherine
lname=Courtenay
address1=4332 South Oakenwald Ave
address2=
city=Chicago
state=Il
country=USA
zip=60653
kcourten@sbcglobal.net
ancestor=Any Courtenay ancestor who immigrated to Belize (British Hondoras)?
comments=My father was a native Belizean. His name was Calvert Courtenay. He died several years ago. He would be in his 60s if he were alive. I don't know much about my heritage. Do you have any info?

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Humphrey Courtney IV

fname=Naomi
lname=Shadle
address1=PO Box 5028
address2=
city=Oracle
state=AZ
country=USA
zip=85623-5028
naomigallery@yahoo.com
ancestor=Humphrey Courtney IV
comments=Humphrey Courtney IV was from Glenflesk Ireland or thereabouts.
I'm looking for information on Raymond Courtney, and also info on any of the people in this shortened tree form (Neil James Courtney was my father). Thank you!
1 Humphrey Courtney IV .
2 Humphrey James Courtney V d: March 1880 in Florence, NY.
2 Dennis Courtney ???Mary ? born in Ireland..
3 Daniel Courtney ..... +Margaret Brennan .....
4 James Courtney b.1868........ +Nina A. Wescot ?(sp s/b \u201cWescott\u201d?) b.1868 NY (father was James H. Wescot, mother; Mary M. Wescot)........
5 Hazel Courtney ........... +Arthur Fitzgerald ........
5 Raymond Courtney d: 1952........... +Marjorie Faircloth
6 Neil James Courtney b.1924 d:1992 + Celia Pergosky b.1926 d:1989........
5 Goldie M. Courtney ........... +? Ford ........ *2nd Husband of Goldie M. M. Courtney: ........... +Joseph Burr

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Saturday, January 21, 2006

Anne Courtenay (1573-1642); son Thomas Holcombe(1605-1657)

fname=Bethany
lname=Thompson
address1=7023 Thurston Rd
address2=Springfield
state=OR
country=USA
zip=97473
bthomps4@uoregon.edu
ancestor=Anne Courtenay (1573-1642); son Thomas Holcombe(1605-1657)
comments=I would like verification that Thomas Holcombe (1605-1657) was the son of Anne Courtenay (1573-1642) and Gilbert Holcombe(1565-1633). There seems to be some question as to their relationship. Thanks!

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Ann Courtenay m. George Crawford Holmes in 1828, Ann C.born circa 1804

fname=Rozl
name=Marden
address1=P O Box 8893
address2=
city=Alice Springs
state=NT
country=Australia
zip=0871
rozmikel@bigpond.net.au
ancestor=Ann Courtenay
comments=Further to previous submission, have since found out that Ann Courtenay who married George Crawford Holmes in 1828 was born circa 1804 and was the sister of the following:

1 Joseph Courtenay (built Grange House) m.(1) Sarah Harper (2) Mary McWaters
2 James Lefroy Courtenay of Glenburn m. Martha Frances Fox
3 Rev Anthony Lefroy Courtenay m. Elizabeth Lindsay
4 Thomas Lefroy Courtenay of The Grange m. Jane Caroline Morris
5 Alicia Courtenay.

Ann's paternal grandparents were Joseph Courtenay and Mary Chalmers.
Her father, Capt Thomas Courtenay died before 1825

Would dearly like to find her descendants of whom I may be one through a son, Charles (my great-grandfather).

Friday, January 13, 2006

Looking for daughter (Ann, Anne, or Anna Mary) of Thomas Courtenay & Sarah Lefroy, Dublin, Ireland, circa 1828.

fname=Roz
lname=Marden
address1=P O Box 8893
address2=
city=Alice Springs
state=NT
country=Australia
zip=0871
rozmikel@bigpond.net.au
ancestor=Descendants of Thomas Courtenay & Sarah Lefroy
comments=Looking for a daughter of Thomas Courtenay and Sarah Lefroy who married a George Crawford Holmes in Dublin circa 1828, and their descendants. The daughter was names either Ann, Anne, or Anna Mary.

Jane Green (Courtney) m. Augustus Philip Green in June quarter 1878 Chelsea, London, England.

fname=Paul
lname=Green
address1=1 Peppers Drive
address2=Kegworth
city=Derby
state=Leicesretshire
country=ENGLAND
zip=DE74 2TE
Paul@pgreen99.wanadoo.co.uk
ancestor=Jane Courtney
comments=I know that my Great Grandmother Jane Green (Courtney) was a near relative to the Earl of Devon family and resided in Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire, she was married to my Great Grandfather Augustus Philip Green in June quarter 1878 Chelsea, London , ENGLAND.I also know she was still alive in the early 1930's.
My searches for birth,death and census have drawn a blank, perhaps you could help me.

Thanking you in anticipation

Paul A. Green