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Hugh Sespencer, Baron Le Despenser

Hugh Sespencer, Baron Le Despenser[1]

Male 1260 - 1326  (66 years)

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  • Name Hugh Sespencer, Baron Le Despenser 
    Born 1 Mar 1260  Barton, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Nov 1326  Hereford, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 15 Dec 1330  Tewkesbury Abbey, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I22204  Lucius
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2003 

    Father Hugh le Despencer, 1st Earl of Winchester,   b. 1 Mar 1260, Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 27 1326, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Isabel de Beauchamp,   b. 1252, Warwick, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1306, , England. She died about 30 May 1306 in Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 1286 
    Family ID F8485  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alianore de Clare,   b. Oct 1292, Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly, Glamorganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1337, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married 14 Jun 1306  Westminster, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8486  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He was sealed to his parents on 9 Apr 1970 in the Salt Lake temple. He was baptized on 17 Dec 1932 in the Salt Lake temple. He was endowed on 14 Mar 1934 in the Salt Lake temple. He married Alianore de Clare after 14 Jun 1306 in Westminster, London, Middlesex, England. They were sealed on 6 Mar 1936 in the Salt Lake temple.

      Hugh (1286 - November 26, 1326) was sometimes referred to as "the younger Despenser". He was the son and heir of Hugh le Despenser, Earl of Winchester, by Isabel Beauchamp, daughter of William de Beauchamp.

      He was knight of Hanley Castle, Worchestershire, King's Chamberlain, Constable of Odiham Castle, Keeper of the castle and town of Dryslwyn, and Cantref Mawr, Carmarthenshire, Keeper of the castle and town of Portchester, Keeper of the castle, town and barton of Bristol. He was also Keeper of the castles, manor, and lands of Brecknock, Hay, cantref Selyf, etc., co. Brecon, and Huntington, Herefordshire.

      Hugh le Despenser was the favorite of King Edward II of England after the death of Piers Gaveston. The king had him married to his niece Eleanor de Clare, daughter of his sister Joan of Acre, and in her right he inherited Glamorgan. His greedy push for greater domination in south Wales was one of the things that roused the barons to exile him and his father in 1321. The pair returned the next year, the younger Despenser was captured along with his father during the rebellion of Queen Isabella, and was hanged and quartered at Hereford.

      Hugh and Eleanor had four sons, Hugh Despenser, Edward Despenser, Gilbert Despenser, and John Despenser, and five daughters, Isabel Despenser, Joan Despenser, Eleanor Despenser, Margaret Despenser, and Elizabeth Despenser.

      They had the following children:

      M i Philip Le DESPENCER
      M ii Hugh Le DESPENCER [BARON LE DESPENSER]
      F iii Margaret DESPENCER 1 was born about 1310 in , Stoke, Gloucestershire, England.
      M iv Edward DESPENCER
      F v Isabel Le DESPENCER [COUNTESS OF ARUNDEL]
      F vi Joan DESPENCER
      M vii Gilbert DESPENCER 1 was born about 1320 in Of, Mowbray, Leicestershire, England.
      F viii Elizabeth DESPENCER

  • Sources 
    1. [S86] A History of Wales, John Davies, (1993).