Charles Courtenay, 19th Earl of Devon

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The Right Honourable
The Earl of Devon
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Arms of Courtenay, Earls of Devon: Quarterly 1st & 4th, Or, three torteaux gules (Courtenay); 2nd & 3rd: Or, a lion rampant azure (Redvers)
Personal details
Born Charles Peregrine Courtenay
(1975-08-14) 14 August 1975 (age 41)
Exeter, Devon, England
Spouse(s) Allison Joy Courtenay, Countess of Devon (m. 2004)
Children 2
Parents Hugh Courtenay, 18th Earl of Devon
Diana Courtenay (née Watherston), Countess of Devon
Residence Powderham Castle
Occupation Barrister

Charles Peregrine Courtenay, 19th Earl of Devon[1] (born 14 August 1975), styled as Lord Courtenay until 2015, is an English barrister and the son of the late 18th Earl of Devon.

The 19th Earl of Devon was educated at Eton College.[1] After obtaining an MA degree from St John's College, Cambridge in 2001, he followed his legal studies at the Inns of Court School of Law.[1] Courtenay was admitted to the bar at Inner Temple in 1999.[2] He married American actress A. J. Langer in a civil ceremony in 2004.[3] A formal wedding later took place on 30 April 2005, in Los Angeles. With his father's death, the former Lord Courtenay acceded to his father's peerage and estate.

The Earl of Devon and the Countess of Devon have two children, both born in Los Angeles:

  • Lady Joscelyn Skye Courtenay (born 31 January 2007)[4]
  • Jack Haydon Langer Courtenay, Lord Courtenay (born 16 August 2009)[3]

Charles has practiced law with the Los Angeles, California office of Latham & Watkins since 2005. In January 2014, he permanently relocated his family to London and transferred to his firm's London office.[2] He and his family now reside at the family's ancestral home of Powderham Castle in Devon, England.



  1. ^ a b c Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th Edition, edited by Charles Mosley, Wilmington, Delaware, 2003, vol I, pp. 1121-6; ISBN 0-9711966-2-1
  2. ^ a b Latham & Watkins: Charles Courtenay profile
  3. ^ a b "AJ Langer's Son Becomes Heir to Royal Title". People Magazine. 27 August 2009. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Passages". People. 67 (9). 5 March 2007. 

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Peerage of England
Preceded by
Hugh Courtenay
Earl of Devon
Succeeded by