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  • ID: I03209
  • Name: Elizabeth le DESPENSER 1 2
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: BEF 1327 in Stoke, Gloucestershire, England 3
  • Death: 13 JUL 1389 in Berkeley Castle, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England 4 2
  • Burial: St Botolph's Church Aldgate, London, England 3
  • Note:
    He [Maurice de Berkeley] m. in Aug 1338 (when aged about 8) Elizabeth, daughter of Hugh Despenser, the younger, (Lord le Despenser) by Eleanor, 1st sister of the whole blood and coheir of Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Gloucester and Hertford, [daughter of Gilbert de Clare, of same], "but though thus m. at 8, yet had he no issue by her till about 12 or 13 years after." He d. at Berkeley Castle, "never thoroughly cured of the wounds hee received at Poytiers", 8 June 1368, aged 37 and upwards, and was buried with his mother at St. Augustine's, Bristol. Inq.p.m. 12 July 1368. His widow d. 13 July 1389, and was buried at St. Botolph's, London. [Complete Peerage II:130, XIV:87]

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    Elizabeth le Despenser, daughter and coheir [of Alianore de Clare and Sir Hugh le Despencer], died 13 July 1389, married Aug 1389, Maurice de Berkeley, Lord Berkeley, son of Thomas, Lord Berkeley, and Margaret, daughter of Roger Mortimer, Earl of March; aged 8 years at marriage. (she was his age or younger); died Berkeley Castle, from wounds received earlier at Poitiers, 8 June 1368, age 37. (All their children born some years after marriage.) [Magna Charta Sureties]

    Note: The marriage date of Aug 1389 is so obviously wrong that I am not putting it as an alternative. It is probably the burial date for Elizabeth. As far as Elizabeth's birth date, it would have to be on or before 1327, since her father died in 1326. Maurice's death date of 8 June 1368 does not agree with any of the other sources, which state 3 June 1368. The death by wounds received at battle of Poitiers agrees with Burke's Peerage, even though the battle took place in 1356 (12 years earlier).




    Father: Hugh Baron le DESPENSER , KB, Sir b: ABT 1286 in Winchester, Hampshire, England
    Mother: Alianore de CLARE b: OCT 1292 in Caerphilly Castle, Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales

    Marriage 1 Maurice IV "The Valiant" 4th Baron de BERKELEY b: 1330 in Berkeley Castle, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England
    • Married: AUG 1338 5 6 2
    Children
    1. Has Children Thomas 5th Baron de BERKELEY , MP, Sir b: 5 JAN 1352/53 in Berkeley Castle, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England
    2. Has Children James de BERKELEY , Lord of Raglan, Sir b: ABT 1354 in Little Marshfield, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England

    Sources:
    1. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 28B-8, 66-8, 80-7
    2. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: II:130
    3. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com
      Page: Dave Utzinger, 19 Aug 2005
    4. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 28B-8, 80-7
    5. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 28B-8, 80-7
      Text: Line 28B stated date was Aug 1389, which is obviously wrong, might have been date of burial for Elizabeth. Line 80 is used.
    6. Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
      Page: 39-32
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