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  • ID: I03420
  • Name: Hugh Baron le DESPENSER , Earl of Winchester 1 2 3 4
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1 MAR 1260/61 in Loughborough, Leicestershire, England 5
  • Death: 27 OCT 1326 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England (hanged) 5 6 3
  • Note:
    Hugh le Despenser ("The Elder Despenser"), 1st Lord (Baron) le Despenser of the 1295 Creation and 1st and last Earl of Winchester, so created 10 May 1322; called to Parliament by writ 24 June 1295, thus being deemed to have been created a baron; sole person of rank to take Edward II's part in the quarrel with his nobles over the notorious royal favourite Piers Gaveston, whom Edward was eventually induced to banish; later represented Edward in negotiating a treaty with his nobles at the time of Gaveston's murder by them in 1312; at Battle of Bannockburn 1314; banished from court by the machinations of his enemies Feb 1314/15; disinherited and exiled in perpetuity Aug 1321, through malign influence over Edward; this judgement reversed Jan 1321/2 and May 1322; and after Edward II had fled to Wales was convicted as a traitor and hanged 27 Oct 1326, when all his honours were forfeited. [Burke's Peerage]

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    Sir Hugh le Despenser, b. 1 Mar 1260/1, hanged 27 Oct 1326, Earl of Winchester, son of Hugh le Despenser and Aline Basset. [Magna Charta Sureties]

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    Sir Hugh le Despenser, b. 1 Mar 1260/1, hanged Oct 1326, Earl of Winchester (son of Sir Hugh le Despenser, summoned 14 Dec 1264 Lord Despenser, d. Evesham Aug 1265, & Aline Basset (m. (2) Roger Bigod), daughter of Sir Philip Basset of Wycombe, Bucks, Justiciar, and Hawise, daughter of Sir Matthew de Louvaine of Little Easton, Essex). [Ancestral Roots]

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    Hugh and his son 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 Despencer'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 Despencers, and deposed Edward II in favor of his son, Edward III. See Encyclopedia Britannica, Edward II.




    Father: Hugh 1st Baron le DESPENSER , Sir b: 1223 in Loughborough, Leicestershire, England
    Mother: Aline BASSET , Countess of Norfolk b: 1246 in Wooten Bassett, Wiltshire, England

    Marriage 1 Isabel de BEAUCHAMP b: ABT 1267 in Warwick Castle, Warwickshire, England
    • Married: BEF 1286 in 2nd husband 7
    Children
    1. Has Children Hugh Baron le DESPENSER , KB, Sir b: ABT 1286 in Winchester, Hampshire, England
    2. Has No Children Aline le DESPENSER b: ABT 1288 in Winchester, Hampshire, England
    3. Has Children Isabel le DESPENSER b: ABT 1290 in Loughborough, Leicestershire, England
    4. Has Children Philip I le DESPENSER , of Stoke, Sir b: 1290 in Stoke Gifford, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England
    5. Has Children Margaret de DESPENSER b: ABT 1292 in Barton, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England

    Sources:
    1. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 4-5, 9-5, 14-5
    2. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 1030, 3045
    3. Title: Encyclopedia Britannica, Treatise on
      Page: Edward II of England
    4. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: II:434
    5. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 4-5
    6. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 3045
    7. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 4-5, 9-5
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