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Courtenay, John (1738-1816), politician

Roland Thorne

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/6453
Courtenay, John (1738-1816), politician


Courtenay, John (1738-1816), politician, was born in Carlingford, co. Louth, Ireland, on 22 August 1738, the second son of Henry Courtney (1693-1772?), revenue officer, of Newry, co. Down, and Mary (bap. 1700), daughter of the Revd William Major, prebendary of Ballymore, co. Armagh, and Charity Leigh. He claimed descent from ...

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