Charles Courtenay, 19th Earl of Devon

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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)
Member of the House of Lords
Assumed office
4 July 2018
Preceded byEdward Baldwin, 4th Earl Baldwin of Bewdley
Personal details
Born
Charles Peregrine Courtenay

(1975-08-14) 14 August 1975 (age 44)
Exeter, Devon, England
Spouse(s)
Children2
ParentsHugh Courtenay, 18th Earl of Devon
Diana Courtenay (née Watherston), Countess of Devon
ResidencePowderham Castle
OccupationBarrister

Charles Peregrine Courtenay, 19th Earl of Devon[1] (born 14 August 1975), styled as Lord Courtenay from 1998 until 2015, is an English barrister and hereditary peer who is a crossbench member of the House of Lords, having been elected at a by-election in 2018.[2]

Education and career[edit]

The 19th Earl of Devon was educated at Eton College.[1] After obtaining an MA degree from St John's College, Cambridge, in 1997, 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.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He married American actress A. J. Langer in a civil ceremony in 2004.[4] A formal wedding later took place on 30 April 2005, in Los Angeles. With his father's death, the former Lord Courtenay succeeded to his father's peerage and estate.[5]

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

  • Lady Joscelyn Skye Courtenay (born 31 January 2007)[6]
  • Jack Haydon Langer Courtenay, Lord Courtenay (born 16 August 2009)[4]

Courtenay has practised law with the firm of Latham & Watkins since 2005,starting at their Los Angeles, California office. In January 2014, he permanently relocated his family to London and transferred to his firm's London office,[3] he and his family now reside at the family's ancestral home of Powderham Castle in Devon, England.

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Crossbench Hereditary Peers' By-Election, July 2018" (PDF). Parliament.uk. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Latham & Watkins: Charles Courtenay profile". Archived from the original on 2018-09-25. Retrieved 2019-07-29.
  4. ^ a b "AJ Langer's Son Becomes Heir to Royal Title". People Magazine. 27 August 2009. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  5. ^ Ivie, Devon (November 21, 2017). "This My So-Called Life Star Is Now a Real-Life Countess". New York Magazine. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Passages". People. 67 (9). 5 March 2007.


Peerage of England
Preceded by
Hugh Courtenay
Earl of Devon
2015–present
Incumbent