LIVES OF THE BISHOPS OF EXETER
HENRY REGINALD COURTENAY, second son of Henry Reginald Courtenay, the fourth son of Sir William Smyth Courtenay, was born in the parish of St. James, London on 27th December, 1741. This respected gentleman married, 24th January, 1774, Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Thomas Howard, second Earl of Effingham; had been a prebendary of Rochester, rector of Lee, in Kent, and of St. George's, Hanover-square, London, and consecrated Bishop of Bristol, 11th May, 1794, before his translation hither on 10th March, 1797. His amiable and courteous deportment could not fail to secure to him the affectionate regard of all parties. Dying in London on 9th June, 1803, he was buried in the cemetery of Grosvenor Chapel there. By his lady, who survived him twelve years, he left William, the late Earl of Devon, and several other children.
Arms: - Or, three Torteauxes.
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