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  • ID: I03210
  • Name: Hugh Baron le DESPENSER , KB, Sir 1 2 3 4
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1286 in Winchester, Hampshire, England
  • Death: 24 NOV 1326 in Hanged, Drawn, and Quartered 5 2
  • Note:
    Hugh le Despenser ("The Younger Despenser"), 1st Lord (Baron) le Despenser of the 29 July 1314 creation, KB, associated with his father in the period of ascendancy over Edward II in the early 1320's but reckoned more deserving than his father of the hatred of the generality of the baronial class; convicted as a traitor and hanged 29 Nov 1326, when all his honours were forfeited. [Burke's Peerage]

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    Sir Hugh le Despenser, hanged and quartered 24 Nov 1326, Lord Despenser; m. 1306 aft. 14 June, Alianore de Clare (34-5). [Magna Charta Sureties]

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    Hugh and his father were favorites of King Edward II (a weak king) and helped him throw off the mastery of Thomas, Earl of Lancaster. Edward's reliance on the Despenser's drew the ire of his wife Isabel. She had become the mistress of Roger de Mortimer while on a diplomatic mission to France. In September 1326 the couple invaded England, executed the Despensers, and deposed Edward II in favor of his son, Edward III. Isabel was rumored to be involved in her husband Edward II's murder. See Encyclopedia Britannica, Edward II.




    Father: Hugh Baron le DESPENSER , Earl of Winchester b: 1 MAR 1260/61 in Loughborough, Leicestershire, England
    Mother: Isabel de BEAUCHAMP b: ABT 1267 in Warwick Castle, Warwickshire, England

    Marriage 1 Alianore de CLARE b: OCT 1292 in Caerphilly Castle, Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales
    • Married: AFT 14 JUN 1306 6
    Children
    1. Has No Children Hugh Baron le DESPENSER , Sir b: ABT 1308 in Stoke, Gloucestershire, England
    2. Has Children Edward I le DESPENSER , Sir b: ABT 1310 in Buckland, Buckinghamshire, England
    3. Has Children Isabel le DESPENSER b: ABT 1312 in Gloucestershire, England
    4. Has Children Elizabeth le DESPENSER b: BEF 1327 in Stoke, Gloucestershire, England

    Sources:
    1. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 14-6, 28B-7, 34-5, 66-8, 80-7
    2. Title: Encyclopedia Britannica, Treatise on
      Page: Edward II of England
    3. Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
      Page: 8-30
    4. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 1030
    5. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 14-6
    6. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 14-6, 34-5
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