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Sunday, January 06, 2008

Sir William Courtenay, 8th Earl of Devon, 1762-1785

fname=Herman Andrew
address1=3060 Rothesay Rd., Rothesay, N.B., Canada
state=New Brunswick
ancestor=Sir William Courtenay, 8th Earl of Devon, 1762-1785
comments=Sir William Courtanay, 8th Earl of Devon, had 13 daughters, most of whose marriage history is known. My great grandparents and their descendants claimed that my great great grandfather, Dennis Sullivan (b. 1785, d. 1858) was the result of a liason between a Captain Sullivan serving in the British Army, and one of the daughters. Eleanor was b. 1772, but died young in 1789, unmarried. Elizabeth (1765-1815) married Lord Somerset and was said to have had words with her father around the time of her wedding before he was sent to South Africa as governor of the Cape Colony in 1808. Anything relevant?

1 comment:

  1. Hi there Courteney researcher,

    I think it is it possible that a 15 year old gave birth,
    if she were free to meet men at court unchaperoned.
    If you do a DNA test maybe you can match it up to
    this family, that is if your last name is Courtenay,
    if it is not Courtenay no point.

    You may review these dates and names below if you don't have them, they are a bit different from yours These people are also my indirect family from Plantagenet times, which I guess would account for most of the population on earth.
    William 8th Earl being 10c x 10r. though I think it could be closer if I link them to my Howards and Manners ancestors.


    William Courtenay, 2nd Viscount, de jure 8th/27th Earl of Devon (b 30.08.1742, d 14.10.1788)

    m. (07.05.1762) Frances Clack (d 25.03.1782, dau of Thomas Clack of Wallingford)

    William Courtenay, 3rd Viscount, 9th/28th Earl of Devon (b 30.07.1768, d unm 26.05.1838)

    Frances Courtenay (b 06.01.1763)

    m. (13.12.1788) Sir John Honywood, 4th Bart (d 29.03.1806)

    Charlotte Courtenay (b 14.02.1764, d 22.11.1844)

    m. (23.06.1788) Thomas Giffard of Chillington (d 1823)

    Elizabeth Courtenay (b 02.09.1766, d 1815)

    m. (07.06.1788) Charles Henry Somerset, Governor of Cape of Good Hope (b 12.12.1767, d 20.02.1831)

    Lucy Courtenay (b 13.06.1770, d 27.01.1822)

    m. (02.08.1798) John Vaughan, 3rd Earl of Lisburne (b 03.03.1769, d 18.05.1831)

    Harriet Courtenay (b 07.09.1771, d 13.04.1836)

    m. (12.05.1797) George Thynne, later Carteret, 2nd Lord Carteret of Hawnes (b 23.01.1770, dsp 19.02.1838)

    Anne Courtenay (b 02.02.1774, d 06.01.1835)

    m. (06.09.1790) George Annesley, 2nd Earl of Mountnorris (bpt 22.01.1771, d 23.07.1844)

    Caroline Eustacia Courtenay (b 26.03.1775, d 06.03.1851)

    m. (29.01.1812) Charles Morland (d 14.06.1828, Colonel)

    Matilda Jane Courtenay (b 06.07.1778, d 04.08.1848)

    m. John Locke (d 1837, Lt.General)

    Sophia Courtenay (b 25.01.1780)

    m. Nathaniel Foy (d 1817, Colonel)

    Louisa Augusta Courtenay (b 25.12.1781, d 09.02.1823)

    m. (17.10.1805) Robert Edward Henry Somerset (b 19.12.1776, d 01.09.1842, General)

    other issue -
    Isabella (b 20.06.1765, d unm 05.03.1783),
    Eleanor (23.11.1772, d 23.02.1789),
    Amelia (b 07.06.1777, d 18.03.1789)

    Burkes Peerage 1932