Beaufort, Margaret (c. 1407–?)

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Beaufort, Margaret (c. 1407–?)

Countess of Devon. Pronunciation: BOE-fort. Name variations: Margaret Courtenay. Born around 1407; daughter of John Beaufort, marquess of Somerset (son of John of Gaunt andCatherine Swynford ) andMargaret Holland (1385–1429); sister ofJoan Beaufort (c. 1410–1445); married Thomas Courtenay (1414–1458), 5th earl of Devon; children: Thomas (b. 1432), 6th earl of Devon (executed in 1461); John (c. 1435–1471), 7th earl of Devon; Henry Courtenay (executed in 1466);Joan Courtenay (who married Sir Roger Clifford);Elizabeth Courtenay (who married Sir Hugh Conway).