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Edward le Despenser

Male 1336 - 1375  (39 years)


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  • Name Edward le Despenser 
    Born 24 Mar 1336  Essendine, Rutland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 24 Mar 1336  Essendine, Rutland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Alternate birth Abt 24 Mar 1336  Essendine, Rutland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 11 Nov 1375  Llanblethian, Glamorgan, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Buried Tewkesbury Abbey, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Person ID I20128  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestors of JTS, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2018 

    Father Edward le Despenser,   b. of Buckland, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1342, Morlaix, Brittany, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Anne de Ferrers,   d. 8 Aug 1367 
    Married 20 Apr 1335  Groby in Ratby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Family ID F12438  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Burghersh,   b. 1342,   d. 26 Jul 1409  (Age 67 years) 
    Married Bef 2 Aug 1354  [1, 3
    Children 
    +1. Margaret le Despenser,   d. 3 Nov 1415
    +2. Anne Despenser,   b. Abt 1363,   d. 30 Oct 1426  (Age ~ 63 years)
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F12439  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz:

      Accompanied the Prince of Wales into Gascony, Sept 1355, and fought at the battle of Poitiers (France, Hundred Years' War), 17 Sept 1356, at which time he was already a knight. He was with the King in the invasion of France 1359-1360. Made a Knight of the Garter, 1361. Took part in the war in Lombardy, 1368-1372; fought in France, 1372-1373, was Constable of the Army in the Duke of Lancaster's unsuccessful expedition to France 1373-1374, and assisted the Duke of Brittany in his campaign in that province, 1375.

      From Wikipedia:

      He was a friend and patron of Jean Froissart and the eldest brother of Henry le Despenser, Bishop of Norwich.

      There is a statue of him on the top of the Holy Trinity Chantry Chapel in Tewkesbury Abbey, renowned as the "Kneeling Knight."

      Edward le Despenser (1335-1375)
      Elizabeth le Despenser (1365-1408)
      Thomas Arundel (1388-1430)
      Alianor Arundel
      Katherine Browne
      Richard Sackville
      Richard Sackville
      Anne Sackville
      Henry Shelley
      Richard Shelley
      John Shelley
      (Unknown) Shelley
      John Shelley
      Timothy Shelley (b. 1700)
      Byssche Shelley (1731-1815)
      Timothy Shelley (1753-1844)
      Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

  • Sources 
    1. [S1526] The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, Wife of Reverend John Owsley, Generations 1-15, Fourth Preliminary Edition by Ronny O. Bodine and Bro. Thomas Spalding, Jr. 2013.

    2. [S2166] Brad Verity, Edward I Descents for Erasmus Paston. 11 Nov 2015., year only.

    3. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013.