Thomas Courtenay (British politician)
|The Right Honourable
|Vice-President of the Board of Trade|
30 May 1828 – 15 November 1830
|Prime Minister||The Duke of Wellington|
|Preceded by||Thomas Frankland Lewis|
|Succeeded by||Charles Poulett Thomson|
|Born||31 May 1782|
|Died||8 July 1841|
Courtenay was the second son of the Right Reverend Henry Reginald Courtenay (d.1803), Bishop of Exeter, and his wife Lady Elizabeth Howard, daughter of Thomas Howard, 2nd Earl of Effingham. His paternal grandmother Lady Catherine was the daughter of Allen Bathurst, 1st Earl Bathurst. His elder brother was William Courtenay, 10th Earl of Devon (1777–1859).
Courtenay sat as Member of Parliament for Totnes from 1811 to 1832 and served under the Duke of Wellington as Vice-President of the Board of Trade from 1828 to 1830. In 1828 he was sworn of the Privy Council.
Courtenay was also a writer and published among other works Memoirs of the Life, Works and Correspondence of Sir William Temple, Bart (London, 1836) and Commentaries on the historical plays of Shakespeare.
Courtenay married Anne, daughter of Mayow Wynell-Mayow, in 1805. They had eight sons and five daughters. Three of their sons gained particular distinction. Their second son the Right Reverend Reginald Courtenay (1813–1906) was Bishop of Kingston, Jamaica, between 1856 and 1879. Their sixth son Richard William Courtenay (1820–1904) was a Vice-Admiral in the Royal Navy. Their seventh son Henry Reginald Courtenay (1823–1911) was a Major-General in the Royal Artillery. Courtenay drowned while sea bathing at Torquay in July 1841, aged 59. His wife survived him by nineteen years and died in December 1860.
- Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitation of the County of Devon: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620, Exeter, 1895, pp.249-50, pedigree of Courtenay
- leighrayment.com House of Commons: Tipperary South to Tyrone West
- librarything.com Thomas Peregrine Courtenay
- History of Parliament Online article by Terry Jenkins.
- thepeerage.com Rt. Hon. Thomas Peregrine Courtenay
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Totnes
with Benjamin Hall 1811–1812
Ayshford Wise 1812–1818
William Holmes 1818–1820
John Bent 1820–1826
Viscount Barnard 1826–1830
Charles Barry Baldwin 1830–1832
Thomas Frankland Lewis
|Vice-President of the Board of Trade
Charles Poulett Thomson