Elizabeth de Vere
|Elizabeth de Vere|
Castle Hedingham, home of the Earls of Oxford
|Spouse(s)||Sir Hugh Courtenay
John de Mowbray, 3rd Baron Mowbray
Sir William de Cossington
IssueHugh Courtenay (died 1374)
|Noble family||De Vere|
|Father||John de Vere, 7th Earl of Oxford|
|Mother||Maud de Badlesmere|
|Died||14 or 16 August 1375|
Elizabeth de Vere (died 14 or 16 August 1375) was the daughter of John de Vere, 7th Earl of Oxford and Maud de Badlesmere, and the wife of Sir Hugh Courtenay (died c. 1348), then John de Mowbray, 3rd Baron Mowbray, and then Sir William de Cossington.
Before 3 September 1341 she married Sir Hugh Courtenay (died c. 1348), the eldest son of Hugh Courtenay, 10th Earl of Devon (12 July 1303 – 2 May 1377), and Margaret de Bohun (d. 16 December 1391), daughter of Humphrey Bohun, Earl of Hereford and Essex (c.1276 – 16 March 1322), by Elizabeth (d. 5 May 1316), the daughter of King Edward I.
Sir Hugh Courtenay died shortly after Easter term 1348, and was buried at Ford Abbey, Somerset. While on progress through Dorset, Queen Philippa is said to have 'placed a piece of cloth of gold as an oblation on his tomb' on 2 September 1349.
She married thirdly, before 18 January 1369, Sir William de Cossington, son and heir of Stephen de Cossington of Cossington in Aylesford, Kent. Not long after the marriage she and her new husband surrendered themselves to the Fleet prison for debt. According to Archer, the cause may have been her stepson, John de Mowbray, 4th Baron Mowbray's, prosecution of her for waste of his estates; he had been awarded damages against her of almost £1000.
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