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Saturday, October 27, 2007

John Courtenay of Boconnoc (John of Bottreaux, Botreaux)
ancestor=John Courtenay of Boconnoc
comments=I am working on a possible theory that John Courtenay of Boconnoc (John of Bottreaux, Botreaux) may have been John Wilton from Lanreath
All dates are circa due to lack of records but:
John Wilton born 1450, married 1479 Died 1504, married to Joan,
John Courtenay, born 1452, married 1481, died 1509 married to Johane
Lanreath and Boconnoc are only a few miles apart and the Bottreaux family had links to Lanreath. The Courtenays married into the Wilton family. John Wilton, b 1607 married Mary Burell, Margaret Trethurffe's Gr Grandaughter. Elinor (Eleanor) Wilton married William Paynter, whose Mother was Alice Courtenay. William Wilton, John's Gr Grandson married a D'Auney. The early Wilton's paid taxes. The slightly rare names Lawrence & Nicholas occur in both families. John Courtenay's siblings were born in Boconnoc (Florence, Isabelle, Elizabeth & Matilda. I am interested in anything that can be added or discounted by anyone, however small.

16 May 2016 - update:
Also, I have William Courtenay born 1695 married to Grace Bice. 
Have you got any information regarding their ancestors, possible back to Edward Courtenay and Elizabeth Gorge? I have suggestions but not proof?

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Elizabeth Sarah Courtenay Harris born in St. Giles, Oxfordshire

address1=105 Willow Street
address2=P.O.Box 278
comments=Well, my 4th great grandmother was Elizabeth Sarah Courtenay Harris born in St. Giles, Oxfordshire. Her father was Edward Harris and many sources say that her mother is Louisa Augusta Courtenay but it can't be possible because it is speculation and she was married to Sir ? (can't remember) but I think Edward Harris's mother was a Courtenay, it is most likely.

CORRECTION: Actually Elizabeth Sarah Courtenay Harris was born in Exmouth, Devon, England in 1817. She married Daniel Francis Close (an independent minister) and I know she is a descendant of the Courtenay families. I just don't know how.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Robert Edward Courtney, b. circa 1872, Omagh Ireland.

address1=29 Henshaw Street
country=United Kingdom
zip=SE17 1PE
ancestor=Robert Edward Courtney
I am trying to compile the Courtney family tree for my father for Christmas. I am about to start by getting birth and marriage certificates in Dublin for my father and his parents.
I already know my father's grandfather is a Robert Edward Courtney who was born around 1872, and it is believed he was born in Omagh in Ireland. But he emigrated to Canada and is believed to have died in Moose Jaw (Saskatchewan). I would like to know if anyone has any information about Robert Edward or if anyone has any suggestions as to how to find this out?
It would be much appreciated!
Many thanks,