Sir Hugh LE DESPENSER, Knt.

Male - 1326


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  • Name Hugh LE DESPENSER  [1, 2
    • He was summoned to Parliament from 29 July 1314 by writs directed 'hugoni le Despenser juniori'. he was disinherited and exiled on 19 Aug 1321. He took refuge in the Cinque Ports, and engaging in piracy, with the King's connivance did considerable damage. After the battle of Boroughbridge, he received large grants of the lands forfeited by the rebels. He accompanied the King in his flight to Wales in October 1326, and with the King was captured near Llantrisant, co. Glamorgan, on 16 Nov 1326. Hugh Le Despenser, Lord Le Despenser, was taken to Hereford, tried, without being allowed to speak in his own defence, condemned to death as a traitor, and hanged on 24 Nov 1326, buried some years afterwards at Tewkesbury Abbey. [1]
    Prefix Sir 
    Suffix Knt. 
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Baron Despenser Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 24 Nov 1326  hanged and quartered Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I81093  Main Tree
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2018 

    Father Sir Hugh The Younger LE DESPENSER,   b. 01 Mar 1260/1, Barton, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1326  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Isabel DE BEAUCHAMP,   b. Warwick, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 30 May 1306, Elmley Castle, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1286  [2
    Family ID F03994  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alianor DE CLARE,   b. Between Oct and Nov 1292, Caephilly Castle, Glamorganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1337, Tewkesbury, Gloucesteshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Aft 14 Jun 1306  Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Children 
     1. Sir Edward LE DESPENSER,   d. 30 Sep 1342, Siege of Vannes Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +2. Isabel LE DESPENSER,   b. Abt 1312  [Birth]
     3. Gilbert LE DESPENCER  [Natural]
     4. Hugh LE DESPENSER,   b. Abt 1308,   d. Between 08 Feb 1348 and 1349  (Age ~ 40 years)  [Birth]
    +5. Elizabeth LE DESPENSER,   b. 1322, Stoke, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1389  (Age 67 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F04180  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S5008] "Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists", David Faris, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.).

    2. [S5840] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonist Who Came to America before 1700, Frederick Lewis Weis.

    3. [S01910] Blood Royal, Issue of the Kings and Queens of Medieval England 1066-1399 by. T. Anna Leese.