Courtenay, William, 1777-1859

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COURTENAY, WILLIAM, 10TH EARL OF DEVON, elder son of Henry Reginald Courtenay (adm. 1751, qv); b. 19 Jun 1777; adm. ; in school list Dec 1788; KS 1790; elected to Christ Church, Oxford 1794, matr. 18 Jun 1794, Westminster Student 24 Dec 1794 - 15 Dec 1804, void by marriage; BA 1798; MA 1801; DCL 1837; patentee of the Subpoena Office in Court of Chancery 1784-1852, when office abolished; adm. Lincoln’s Inn 3 Dec 1793, Tancred Law Scholar, called to bar 11 Jun 1799; a Commissioner of Bankrupts (appears in annual lists 1801-17); Recorder of Exeter 1814; a Master in Chancery 30 Jul 1817 - 23 Mar 1826; MP Exeter 1812 - Jan 1826; Clerk Assistant, House of Lords 8 Feb 1826 - 26 May 1835; succ. cousin as 10th Earl of Devon 26 May 1835; High Steward, University of Oxford, from 1838; an Ecclesiastical Commissioner 21 Jan 1842 - Aug 1850; Busby Trustee 26 May 1826; m. 1st, 29 Nov 1804 Lady Harriet Leslie, dau. of Sir Lucas Pepys, Bart. , MD FRS FRCP, by the Countess of Rothes; m. 2nd, 30 Jan 1849 Elizabeth Ruth, dau. of Rev. John Middleton Scott, Ballygrannon, co. Wicklow; d. 19 Mar 1859.


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Courtenay, Henry Reginald, 1741-1803 (1741-1803)

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Courtenay, William, 1777-1859

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Courtenay, William Reginald, 1807-1888 (1807-1888)

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Courtenay, William Reginald, 1807-1888

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Courtenay, William, 1777-1859

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International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families - ISAAR(CPF) 2nd edition



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Users should note that the information recorded here that is not to be found in the first two volumes of the Record of Old Westminsters and its first Supplement has been assembled from various published and manuscript sources by Hugh Edmund Pagan MA FSA, and all new resulting text is his copyright, © 2014.

The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from the earliest times to 1927, Volumes 1 & 2, compiled by G. F. Russell Barker and Alan H. Stenning, London, 1928.

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