Sir Renaud de Courtenay Baron of Okehampton
- Marriage: Hawise de Courcy Lady Of Okehampton 141
- Died: 27 Sep 1194, Devonshire, England 141
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 317, Chart, Renaud de Courtenay, died 17 Sep 1194, married Hawise, Lady of Okehampton, who died 31 Jul 1219. 141
~Weis' Ancestral Roots . . ., 8th Edition, 139:25, Renaud de Courtenay, married Hawise de Courcy, daugher and heir of William de Courcy by Maud d'Avranches, lady of Oakhampton, and daughter of Robert d'Avranches, lord of Oakhampton. 160
Information about this person:
• Background Information. 900
Renauld de Courtenay came to England with King Henry II of England in 1151. He had been very instrumental in effecting the match between Henry II and Eleanor, then divorced from her former husband, Louis VII, of France. King Henry II obtained in marriage for Renaud de Courtney, Hawise, daughter and sole heir of Robert de Abrincis (or Averinches), hereditary sheriff of Devonshire, Baron of Oakhampton, and governor of the castle of Exeter, which offices and titles he held himself afterwards in the right of his wife. (Other sources, such as Cockayne's Complete Peerage, Vol. IV, p. 317, give her father as William de Courcy.)
Renaud was in great favor with Henry II, was with him in his wars, and esteemed a noble and valiant warrior, and was witness to many of his deeds and charters. By Hawise, he had three sons and one daughter: Robert, Reginald, Henry and Egeline de Courtenay, the wife of Gilbert Basset, Baron of heddington, by whom she had a son, Thomas, who died young, and a daughter, Eustachia, who married Richard de Camvil, by whom she had one daughter, Idonea, who married William Longspee, Earl of Salisbury, and natural son of Henry II by Rosmond Clifford.
~Collin's Peerage of England, Vol. VI, pp. 232-238
• Background Information. 141
Robert was the son and heir of Renaud de Courtenay, of Sutton, Berks (1161), who lost his great possessions in France about 1150, the French King, Louis VII, seizing them and granting them in appanage to his own youngest brother, Pierre (ancestor of the French Courtenays). Renaud was brother and heir of Guillaume, son and heir of Miles, son and heir of Josselin, son and heir of Athon, Sire de Courtenay and Château-Renard at the commencement of the eleventh century.
~ Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, (Courtenay), p. 465, footnote (c)
Renaud married Hawise de Courcy Lady Of Okehampton, daughter of William de Courcy and Maud d’Avranches.141 (Hawise de Courcy Lady Of Okehampton died on 31 Jul 1219 141.)