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Philip le Despenser

Male 1313 - 1349  (36 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Philip le Despenser was born 6 Apr 1313, Lincolnshire, England (son of Philip le Despenser and Margaret de Goushill); died 22 Aug 1349.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 23 Aug 1349

    Philip married Joan de Cobham Aft Jun 1339. Joan (daughter of John de Cobham and Joan de Beauchamp) was born , of Cobham, Kent, England; died Bef 15 May 1357; was buried , Newhouse Abbey, Lincolnshire, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Philip le Despenser was born 18 Oct 1342, Gedney, Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England; died 4 Oct 1401, Goxhill, Glanford Brigg, Lincolnshire, England.
    2. Hawise le Despenser was born Abt 1344, of Goxhill, Glanford Brigg, Lincolnshire, England; died 10 Apr 1414.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Philip le Despenser was born , of Parlington, Yorkshire, England (son of Hugh le Despenser and Isabel de Beauchamp); died 24 Sep 1313.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1290, Stoke, Gloucestershire, England

    Notes:

    The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, in its article on Hugh the elder, calls Hugh the younger his father's "only son," evidently in error.

    Philip married Margaret de Goushill. Margaret (daughter of Ralph de Goushill and Hawise Fitzwarine) was born 12 May 1294, Whittington, Oswestry, Shropshire, England; died 29 Jul 1349. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Margaret de Goushill was born 12 May 1294, Whittington, Oswestry, Shropshire, England (daughter of Ralph de Goushill and Hawise Fitzwarine); died 29 Jul 1349.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: Whittington, Oswestry, Shropshire, England

    Children:
    1. 1. Philip le Despenser was born 6 Apr 1313, Lincolnshire, England; died 22 Aug 1349.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Hugh le Despenser was born 1 Mar 1261, of Loughborough, Leicestershire, England (son of Hugh le Despenser and Aline Basset); died 27 Oct 1326, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1 Mar 1261, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England

    Notes:

    Earl of Winchester. Called "The Elder", despite being the second of three consecutive Hughs Despenser. Fought at Falkirk, at the siege of Caerlaverock, and at Bannockburn.

    "Sir Hugh le Despenser, of Loughborough, Arnesby, Parlington, Ryhall, &c., Wycombe, Compton-Basset and Wootton-Basset, &c., s. and h. [of Sir Hugh le Despenser who d. 4 Aug. 1265], b. 1 Mar. 1260/1. In 28 May 1281 he was given the administration of the lands which his father had forfeited, and had livery of his mother's lands, 8 Aug. 1281, although he was not of age till 1 Mar. following. He had livery of the manor of Martley, co. Worcester, 3 Mar. 1281/2, as h. of his father's first cousin, John le Despenser. He was with the King in Gascony in 1287. Was one of those ordered, 22 Aug. 1288, during the King's absence abroad, to abstain from violations of the peace. Was appointed Constable of Odiham Castle, 12 June 1294. Was appointed an envoy to treat with the King of the Romans, June 1294, with the King of France, 1 Jan. 1295/6, and with the King of France and the King of the Romans, Nov. 1296. He accompanied the King to Scotland in 1296. Was one of the proxies who swore to the treaty with the Count of Flanders, 5 Feb. 1296/7 to 18 Aug. 1307. Received instructions to threaten the Clergy, 21 Mar. 1296/7. One of the King's Council, 1297. Accompanied the King to Flanders in Aug. 1297. He was with the King in Scotland in 1300, 1303, 1304, and 1306. Was appointed an envoy to the Pope, Sep. 1300, to treat of peace with the King of France, 25 Apr. 1302, and an envoy to the Pope, Oct. 1305. In 1305 he was appointed and sworn, in Parl., a commissioner to treat with the Scots. At the Coronation of Edward II, 25 Feb. 1307/8, he was one of the four who carried the table (saccarium) on which were laid the royal robes. Constable of the castles of Devizes and Marlborough, 12 Mar. 1307/8 to 2 Dec. 1308. Constable of the Castle of Strigoil and Keeper of the town of Chepstow, 12 Mar. 1307/8 to 17 July (or 21 Aug.) 1310. Appointed Justice of the forests South of Trent during the King's pleasure, 16 Mar. 1307/8, and for life, 28 Aug. 1309. In the quarrel about Gavastone in 1308 he alone sided with the King against the Barons, who induced the King to promise to dismiss him from Court. He took part in the Baron's letter to the Pope, 6 Aug. 1309. Had licence to crenellate all his dwelling houses throughout the kingdom, 29 Sep. 1311. Keeper of the forests South of Trent, 14 June 1312 to 19 Feb. 1314/5. He was one of the King's deputies in the treaty with the magnates concerning the death of Gavastone, 20 Dec. 1312. Was pardoned for all arrears and debts to the King, 25 Mar. 1313, and accompanied him to Pontoise, 23 May following. He was excluded from the peace that was arranged between the King and the discontented barons in the autumn of 1313. Was at the battle of Bannockburn, 24 June 1314, and accompanied the King in his flight to Dunbar, and thence by sea to Berwick. A few months afterwards the party of the Earl of Lancaster obtained his dismissal from Court, and his removal from the council in Feb. 1314/5. A commission was appointed, 13 July 1315, to hear complaints against his acts of oppression as Keeper of the forests South of Trent. He was in the Scottish Wars in 1317. He was again specially excluded when peace was made with the Earl of Lancaster in Aug. 1318: to avoid the Earl, he is said to have gone "on pilgrimage" to Compostella. Was sent to set in order the affairs of Gascony, 28 Feb. 1319/20, and on missions to the King of France and the Pope in Mar. following. Was appointed Constable of Marlborough Castle, 2 May 1321. He was sum. for Military Service from 14 Mar. (1282/3) 11 Edw. I to 11 May (1322) 15 Edw. II, to attend the King at Shrewsbury, 28 June (1283) 11 Edw. II, to attend the King at Salisbury, 26 Jan. (1296/7) 25 Edw. I, to Councils from 8 Jan. (1308/9) 2 Edw. II to 1 July (1317) 10 Edw. II, and to Parl. from 24 June (1295) 23 Edw. I to 14 Mar. (1321/2) 15 Edw. II, by writs directed Hugoni le Despenser, whereby he is held to have become LORD LE DESPENSER. In May and June 1321 the barons of the Welsh Marches and their adherents ravaged the lands of the younger Despenser in Wales, and those of the elder throughout the country. In Aug. of that year both Despensers were accused in Parl., chiefly on account of the son's misconduct, of many misdeeds, viz., of accroaching to themselves royal power, counselling the King evilly, replacing good ministers by bad ones, &c. Wherefore they were disinherited for ever (19 Aug.), and exiled from the realm, not to return without the assent of the King and Parl. The elder Hugh accordingly retired to the Continent. His lands were taken into the King's hand, 15 Sep. 1321. The sentence on the Despensers was pronounced unlawful at a provincial council of the clergy about 1 Jan. 1321/2. In Mar. following the elder Hugh accompanied the King against the contrariants, and was present at the judgment on the Earl of Lancaster. The proceedings against the Despensers were annulled and cancelled in the Parl. of York, the lands of the elder Hugh being formally restored, 7 May 1322. Three days later, 10 May, the King granted him £20 a year from the issues of co. Hants, to be received nomine et honore comitis Wyntonie, and girded him with the sword as EARL OF WINCHESTER. He accompanied the King in his expedition against the Scots in Aug. 1322. He was appointed Keeper of the forests South of Trent, 27 June 1324, for life. He was sum. for Military Service from 20 Sep. (1322) 16 Edw. II to 1 May (1325) 18 Edw. II, to Councils from 20 Nov. (1323) 17 Edw. II to 20 Feb. (1324/5) 18 Edw. II, and to Parl. from 18 Sep. (1322) 16 Edw. II to 10 Oct. (1325) 19 Edw. II, by writs directed Hugoni le Despenser Comiti Wynton. He m. in or before 1286, without the King's lic. (fine of 2,000 marks, afterwards remitted), Isabel, widow of Sir Patric de Chaurces or Chaworces, of Kidwelly, co. Carmarthen, Somborne, Hants, &c. (who d.s.p.m. shortly before 7 July 1283), and da. of William (de Beauchamp), Earl of Warwick, by Maud, sister and coh. of Sir Richard fitz John, of Shere, Surrey, Fambridge, Essex, &c. [Lord FitzJohn], and 1st da. of Sir John fitz Geoffrey, of Shere and Fambridge. She d. shortly before 30 May 1306. On the King's flight to Wales in Oct. 1326 the Earl was dispatched to defend Bristol, which, however, he at once surrendered on the arrival of the Queen, 26 Oct. Next day he was tried--without being allowed to speak in his own defence--condemned to death as a traitor, and hanged on the common gallows. On his death, 27 Oct. 1326, at the age of 65, all his honours were forfeited, the sentence of 'Exile' passed on him in 1321 being re-affirmed in Parl., 1 Edw. III." [Complete Peerage]

    "When the queen landed in England with an armed force in September 1326, she put out a proclamation against the Despensers. On the king's flight to Wales in October 1326, Earl Hugh was dispatched to defend Bristol, which, however, he at once surrendered on the arrival of the Queen. The next day, 27 October 1326, Sir Hugh le Despenser, Earl of Winchester, was tried -- without being allowed to speak in his own defence -- condemned to death as a traitor, and hanged on the common gallows, all honors forfeited. His head was sent to Winchester." [Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry]

    Hanged in his armor, then beheaded and his body cut into pieces for the dogs.

    Hugh married Isabel de Beauchamp Between 10 Sep 1285 and 27 Jan 1287. Isabel (daughter of William de Beauchamp and Maud fitz John) died Bef 30 May 1306. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Isabel de Beauchamp (daughter of William de Beauchamp and Maud fitz John); died Bef 30 May 1306.
    Children:
    1. 2. Philip le Despenser was born , of Parlington, Yorkshire, England; died 24 Sep 1313.
    2. Isabel le Despenser died 4 Dec 1334; was buried , Grey Friars, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.
    3. Hugh le Despenser was born , of Loughborough, Leicestershire, England; died 24 Nov 1326, Hereford, Herefordshire, England; was buried , Tewkesbury Abbey, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England.

  3. 6.  Ralph de Goushill was born Abt 1274, of Goxhill, Glanford Brigg, Lincolnshire, England (son of Peter de Goushill and Ela de Camoys); died Bef 30 Aug 1294.

    Ralph married Hawise Fitzwarine Bef 1294. Hawise (daughter of Fulk V Fitzwarine and Margaret de la Pole) died Aft 1302; was buried , Grey Friars, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Hawise Fitzwarine (daughter of Fulk V Fitzwarine and Margaret de la Pole); died Aft 1302; was buried , Grey Friars, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 2 Sep 1344

    Children:
    1. 3. Margaret de Goushill was born 12 May 1294, Whittington, Oswestry, Shropshire, England; died 29 Jul 1349.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Hugh le Despenser was born Abt 1223 (son of Hugh le Despenser and (Unknown)); died 4 Aug 1265, Evesham, Worcestershire, England; was buried , Evesham Abbey, Evesham, Worcestershire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Bef 1224, of Ryhall, Rutland, England

    Notes:

    "Sir Hugh le Despenser of Loughborough, Burton, Hugglescote, Freeby, and Arnesby, co. Leicester, Parlington and Hilliam, co. York, Sibsey and Aukborough, co. Lincoln, Ryhall and Belmesthorp, Rutland, s. and h. of Sir Hugh le Despenser, of the same (who d. between 23 Feb. and 30 May 1238). He was b. in or before 1223. Had respite of knighthood, 11 July 1244. On 7 Nov. 1255 he was appointed Constable of Horston Castle for five years from the preceding Michaelmas. In Apr. 1257 he accompanied Richard, Earl of Cornwall, to Aachen, for the latter's coronation, on 17 May, as King of the Romans. At the Parl. of Oxford, in Jun 1258, he was one of the twelve elected by the Barons to redress grievances, and also one of the twelve elected to treat with the King's Council in Parl. Appointed Justiciar of England, 25 Oct. 1260, being the nominee of the Barons: he was deprived of his office by the King, May or June 1261. Attended Montfort's Parl. at Oxford in Apr. 1263. Appointed Justiciar of England and Constable of the Tower of London, about 15 July 1263, by the Barons, with the assent of the King. In Mar. 1264, when Constable of the Tower, he led the rioters who sacked the mansion at Isleworth of the King of the Romans. Was at the battle of Lewes, 14 May 1264. Appointed, by the counsel of the Barons, Constable of the Castles of Devizes and Oxford, 12 July, of Orford Castle, 18 July, and of Nottingham Castle, 15 Dec. 1264. Was appointed an arbiter to consider the peace between the King and the Barons, 11 Sep. 1264. He was sum. for Military Service against the Welsh, 14 Mar. (1257/8) 42 Hen. III and 25 May (1263) 47 Hen. III, by writs directed Hugoni le Despenser Justic' Anglie. He was appointed an arbiter between the Earls of Leicester and Gloucester in May 1265. He m., in or before 1260, Aline, da. and h. of Sir Philip Basset, of Wycombe, Bucks, Compton-Bassett and Wootton-Basset, Wilts, &c., Justiciar of England, by his 1st wife, Hawise, da. of Sir Matthew de Lovaine, of Little Easton, Essex. He joined the Earl of Leicester in his last campaign, and with him was slain at the battle of Evesham, 4 Aug. 1265. He was bur. in Evesham Abbey." [Complete Peerage IV:259.]

    Hugh married Aline Basset Bef 1261. Aline (daughter of Philip Basset and Hawise de Hastings) was born Abt 1240, of Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England; died Bef 11 Apr 1281. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Aline Basset was born Abt 1240, of Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England (daughter of Philip Basset and Hawise de Hastings); died Bef 11 Apr 1281.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Between 1241 and 1249

    Notes:

    Also called Aliva.

    Children:
    1. Eleanor le Despenser died 30 Sep 1328, London, England; was buried , Cowick Priory, Exeter, Devon, England.
    2. Joan le Despenser died Bef 8 Jun 1322.
    3. 4. Hugh le Despenser was born 1 Mar 1261, of Loughborough, Leicestershire, England; died 27 Oct 1326, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.

  3. 10.  William de Beauchamp was born 1237, of Elmley, Worcestershire, England (son of William de Beauchamp and Isabel Mauduit); died 1296; was buried 22 Jun 1298, Friars Minor, Worcester, Worcestershire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1240, of Elmley, Worcestershire, England
    • Alternate death: 5 Jun 1298, Elmley, Worcestershire, England
    • Alternate death: 9 Jun 1298, Elmley, Worcestershire, England

    Notes:

    Earl of Warwick. Hereditary Chamberlain of the Exchequer, an office he inherited from the Mauduit family. Hereditary Sheriff of Worcestershire.

    William married Maud fitz John Bef 1270. Maud (daughter of John fitz Geoffrey and Isabel le Bigod) died 16 Apr 1301; was buried 7 May 1301, Friars Minor, Worcester, Worcestershire, England. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Maud fitz John (daughter of John fitz Geoffrey and Isabel le Bigod); died 16 Apr 1301; was buried 7 May 1301, Friars Minor, Worcester, Worcestershire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 18 Apr 1301

    Children:
    1. 5. Isabel de Beauchamp died Bef 30 May 1306.
    2. Guy de Beauchamp was born Abt 1273, of Elmley, Worcestershire, England; died 10 Aug 1315, Warwick Castle, Warwickshire, England; was buried , Bordesley Abbey, Warwickshire, England.

  5. 12.  Peter de Goushill was born , of Goxhill, Glanford Brigg, Lincolnshire, England (son of Giles de Goushill and Aveline de Faucomberge); died Bef 13 Jun 1286.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Gedney, Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England
    • Alternate death: Bef 1 Jul 1286

    Peter married Ela de Camoys. Ela (daughter of Ralph de Camoys) died Bef 12 Aug 1295. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Ela de Camoys (daughter of Ralph de Camoys); died Bef 12 Aug 1295.
    Children:
    1. 6. Ralph de Goushill was born Abt 1274, of Goxhill, Glanford Brigg, Lincolnshire, England; died Bef 30 Aug 1294.

  7. 14.  Fulk V Fitzwarine was born 14 Sep 1251, Whittington, Oswestry, Shropshire, England (son of Fulk IV Fitzwarine and Constance de Toeni); died 24 Nov 1315.

    Notes:

    From Complete Peerage V: 495-7:

    Sir Fulk Fitzwarin, of Whittington, Salop, Alveston, co. Gloucester, Wantage, Berks, and Stanton Fitzwarren, Wilts, only son and heir of Sir Fulk Fitzwarin, of the same (who died 14 May 1264, being drowned in the Ouse, when endeavouring to escape, at the battle of Lewes)*, by Constance, daughter of Sir Ralph de Tony, of Castle Maud (now Painscastle), co. Radnor, South Tawton, Devon, and Flamstead, Herts. He was born at Whittington, 14 September 1251. On 29 April 1273 his fealty was taken, his homage being respited, and he had livery of his father's lands. He was with the King in the Army of Wales in 1282, and was about to go beyond seas in December 1284. In 1294, before going to Gascony on the King's service, he demised the manor of Wantag, Berks, to Master Henry Huse, for nine years. He was summoned for Military Service from 12 December 1276 to 30 June 1314, to attend the King at Shrewsbury, 28 June 1283, to a Military Council, 14 June 1287, to attend the King wherever he might be, 8 June 1294, to attend the King at Salisbury, 26 January 1296/7, to attend the Coronation, 18 January 1307/8, and to Parliament from 24 June 1295 to 16 October 1315, by writs directed Fulconi filio Warini, with the addition of seniori on and after 29 July 1314, whereby he is held to have become Lord Fitzwarin. As Fulco filius Warini dominus de Whitington he took part in the Barons' Letter to the Pope, 12 February 1300/1. He did homage and fealty, for his lands in Wales, to Edward, Prince of Wales, at Kenilworth, 27 May 1301. On 10 August 1301 the King ordered Fulk fitz Warin and Richard fitz Alan, Earl of Arundel, to abstain from attacking each other. On 14 April 1302 Fulk had licence to grant the manor of Alveston, co. Gloucester, to Fulk, his son, in fee. In 1310 he conveyed the manor of Whittington to John de Beauchamp of Somerset, who granted it to him for life, with remainder to Fulk the younger [his son and heir], and Alianore wife of the latter, and the heirs of their bodies, remainder to the right heirs of Fulk the elder. On 1 June 1311 he had licence to grant two parts of a moiety of the manor of Stanton, Wilts, to the same Fulk his son, in fee. On 16 October 1313 he was pardoned, as an adherent of Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, for any part he had taken against Piers de Gavastone.

    He married, before 25 February 1276/7, Margaret, daughter of Gruffyd ab Wennonwen, called also de la Pole (Welshpool, co. Montgomery), Prince or Lord of Upper Powys, by Hawise, daughter of Sir John Lestraunge, of Knockin, Salop. He died 24 November 1315. His widow, who heId one-third of the manor of Alveston in dower, died 11 May 1336.

    * He was son and heir of Fulk fitz Warin of Whittington (living Oct 1250), who m. 1stly Maud, widow of Theobald Walter, and daughter of Robert le Vavasur, and 2ndly, Clarice Dauberville. This Fulk had been outlawed, but was pardoned, 15 Nov 1203, his castle of Whittington being restored to him, 17 Oct 1204. He was son and heir of Fulk fitz Warin (living in Nov 1194), by Hawise, daughter and coheir of Josce de Dinan. The last named Fulk was son and heir of Fulk fitz Warin of Whittington and Alveston, who d. in 1170 or 1171, son of the shadowy or mythical Warin, of Metz in Lorraine.

    Fulk married Margaret de la Pole Bef 25 Feb 1277. Margaret (daughter of Gruffydd ap Gwenwynwyn and Hawise le Strange) died 11 May 1336. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Margaret de la Pole (daughter of Gruffydd ap Gwenwynwyn and Hawise le Strange); died 11 May 1336.

    Notes:

    Also called Margaret verch Gruffud.

    Children:
    1. 7. Hawise Fitzwarine died Aft 1302; was buried , Grey Friars, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England.