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Lady Isabel de Vere, Baroness of Oakhampton

Birthplace: Totnes, Devon, England (United Kingdom)
Death: August 11, 1300 (73-82)
Okehampton Castle, Okehampton, Devonshire, England (United Kingdom)
Place of Burial: Exeter, Devonshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Hugh de Vere, 4th Earl of Oxford and Lady Hawise de Quincy, Countess of Oxford
Wife of John de Courtenay, Baron of Okehampton and Oliver de Dinham, lord of Hertland
Mother of Sir Hugh, feudal Lord of Oakhampton; William Courtenay; Sir Josce Dinham and Geoffrey de Dinham
Sister of Aubrey de Vere; Lora de Vere; Margaret De Vere; Robert de Vere, 5th Earl of Oxford; Richard de Vere and 4 others

Managed by: James Fred Patin, Jr.
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About Isabel de Vere, Lady of Oakhampton

Lady Isabel de Vere

Lady Isabel de Vere is the daughter of Hugh de Vere, 4th Earl of Oxford and Hawise de Quincy.

She married John de Courtenay, son of Robert de Courtenay and Mary de Vernon.1

Lady Isabel de Vere was living in February 1298/99

Child of Lady Isabel de Vere and John de Courtenay:

  • Sir Hugh de Courtenay+1 b. 25 Mar 1249, d. 28 Feb 1291/92


Name: Isabel de Vere

Given Name: Isabel

Surname: de Vere

Sex: F

_UID: BC122AFA5118D811BE490080C8C142CC62CB

Change Date: 30 Dec 2004

Birth: ABT 1222

Death: ABT 1298

Father: Hugh de Vere b: ABT 1210

Mother: Hawise de Quincy b: BET 1178 AND 84 in Winchester, Hampshire, England

Marriage 1 John de Courtenay


Hugh de Courtenay b: BET 1248 AND 1250

Isabel DE VERE

Born: Abt 1222, Colne, Essex, England Married (1): Abt 1249, Hatfield, Essex, England Married (2): After 1273 Died: After Feb 1298-1299, England Buried: Church Of Black Friars, Exeter

Ancestral File Number: 84ZV-50.

General Notes: Of Totnes, Devonshire, England

Events: 1. Alt. Birth; Abt 1228.

Marriage Information: Isabel married John DE COURTENAY, son of Robert DE COURTENAY Viscount of Devonshrie and Mary DE REDVERS, about 1249 in Hatfield, Essex, England . (John DE COURTENAY was born about 1218 in Okehampton, Devon, England , died on 3 May 1274 in England and was buried on 5 May 1274 in Ford Abbey.)

Marriage Information: Isabel also married Sir Oliver DE DINHAM 1st Baron Dinham of Hartland, son of Sir Geoffrey DE DINHAM of Hartland and Unnamed 2nd wife?, after 1273 . (Sir Oliver DE DINHAM 1st Baron Dinham of Hartland was born in 1234 in Hartland, Bideford, Devon, England , died on 26 Feb 1298-1299 in Nutwell Manor, Woodbury, Devon, England and was buried in Church of Black Friars, Exeter, Devon, England.)

Isabel de Dinham formerly de Vere aka de Courtenay Born before 1235 in Devonshire, England Daughter of Hugh de Vere and Hawise (Quincy) de Vere Sister of Maud (Vere) de Vere, Alfonsus de Vere, Richard de Vere, Aubrey de Vere, Margaret (Vere) De Vere, Robert de Vere and Lora (de Vere) d'Argentine Wife of John (Courtenay) de Courtenay Knt - married after October 6, 1240 [location unknown] Wife of Oliver (Dinham) de Dinham Knt - married before January 24, 1277 [location unknown] Mother of Hugh (Courtenay) de Courtenay Knt and Josce (Dinham) de Dinham Died before January 7, 1291 in Devonshire, England

Profile managers: Wendy Hampton and Stephen Gerwing Last modified 14 November 2015.

Biography Isabel de Vere was born before 1235 in Totnes, Devonshire, England. Isabel, daughter of Hugh de Vere, Knt., Earl of Oxford, by Hawise, daughter of Saher de Quincy, 1st Earl of Winchester, married John de Courtenay, Knt., as his third wife after 6 October 1240. They had one son, Hugh (Knt.). John died 3 May 1273/74 and is buried at Forde Abbey, Devon. Isabel (de Vere) de Courtenay, widow, married (2nd) Sir Oliver de Dinham (or Dynham) before 24 Jan 1276/7. They had two sons, Josce (Knt.) and Geoffrey. Isabel died testate 11 Aug (year uncertain; sometime before 7 Jan 1290/1)... died 11 Aug 1299 or after, bur Exeter Dominican Church. Isabel and her husband Oliver were buried in the Church of the Black Friars, Exeter, Devon.

"d. before 7 Jan 1290/1 [CP IV:323[9] says in error, she was 'living Feb. 1298/9'..." The 7 Jan 129/1 date is "Resolution of dispute dated Morrow of Epiphany, 19 Edw" which states, in part, "Resolution of disagreements between [Sir Hugh de Cortenay], heir and principal executor of testament of Sir John de Cortenay (deceased), plaintiff, and [Sir Oliver de Dynham], executor of the testament of Lady Isabel de Cortenay (deceased), ..." 

Sources Source: Medieval Lands (#MedLands) Source: Richardson's Royal Ancestry (#RA) "royal license 18 or 19 May 1280 for a fine of 100 pounds" (#RA) Richardson's Magna Carta Ancestry (#MCA) Rootsweb , GEN-MEDIEVAL-L Archives (2005 post); see also this Rootsweb post discussing the incorrect "living Feb. 1298/9" reference Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families , 5 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham, (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2013), Vol. II, pages 320 and 321, COURTENAY 4, entry for JOHN DE COURTENAY. (#RA) Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families , Royal Ancestry series, 2nd edition, 4 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham, (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2011), Vol. I p 536 (#MCA) Isabel de Vere , "Our Royal, Titled, Noble, and Commoner Ancestors and Cousins" (website, compiled by Mr. Marlyn Lewis, Portland, OR; accessed September 19, 2015) MedLands: Hugh de Vere The main source for medieval genealogy in the EuroAristo Project is the FMG database MEDIEVAL LANDS : A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families by Charles Cawley,© Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, 2000-2013.

Note Profiles of John de Courtenay & Eleanor de Courtenay were detached as children of Isabel & John de Courtenay on September 19, 2015 as a previous notation had received no response - "for son John (probably a nephew) and daughter Eleanor (presumably her grand-niece)"

Birth: unknown Totnes South Hams District Devon, England Death: Feb. 12, 1299 Woodbury East Devon District Devon, England Lady Isabel de Vere de Courtenay

Daughter of Hugh de Vere, Earl of Oxford and Hawise de Quincy, granddaughter of Robert de Vere and Hawise de Bolebec, Saher de Quincy and Margaret de Beaumont.

Wife of John de Courtenay,Son and heir to Sir Robert de Courtenay and Mary de Vernon. They were married about 1248. and had one son; Sir Hugh de Courtenay. Sir John died in 1274.

Secondly, Isabel married, as his second wife, Sir Oliver de Dinham (Dynahm), the son of Sir Geoffrey de Dynham. They were married before 24 Jan 1277, the date of the royal licence and a fine of £100. They had two sons; Sir Josce and Geoffrey.

Isabel's death is uncertain, being on August 11th and before Jan 1291, and is buried with Sir Oliver at Black Friars, Exeter, Devon.

Family links: Parents: Hugh de Vere (1210 - 1263) Hawise de Quincy de Vere (____ - 1263)

Spouses: John de Courtenay (1224 - 1274) Oliver Dinham (1234 - 1298) *

Children: Josce de Dinham (____ - 1301) * Hugh de Courtenay (1251 - 1292) *


Isabel de Vere Courtenay (____ - 1299)  Lora de Vere d'Argentine (____ - 1292) ** Robert de Vere (1240 - 1296) *

Burial: Black Friars Churchyard (Defunct) Exeter City of Exeter Devon, England

Maintained by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens Originally Created by: Jerry Ferren Record added: Aug 05, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 55886040

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Isabel de Vere, Lady of Oakhampton's Timeline

Totnes, Devon, England (United Kingdom)
March 25, 1251
Okehampton, Devon, England
Okehampton, Devon, England
Hartland, Devon, England
August 11, 1300
Age 78
Okehampton Castle, Okehampton, Devonshire, England (United Kingdom)
August 11, 1300
Age 78
Church Of Black Friars, Exeter, Devonshire, England (United Kingdom)
January 1, 1924
Age 78