The Phillips, Weber, Kirk, & Staggs families of the Pacific Northwest

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  • ID: I15814
  • Name: Thomas le DESPENSER , Earl of Gloucester, KG 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 22 SEP 1373 in Essendine, Rutland, England 2
  • Death: 13 JAN 1399/00 in Beheaded at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England 2
  • Burial: Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucestershire, England
  • Note: Thomas le Despenser, 2nd Lord (Baron) le Despenser of both the 1295 and 1314 creations, also 2nd and last Lord Despenser of the 1357 creation and 1st and last Earl of Gloucester, so created in Parliament 29 Sep 1397 (in which same Parliament he got the forfeiture of his great grandfather and great-great grandfather (the Elder and Younger Hugh le Despensers) lifted, thereby becoming rightful holder of their baronies--also presumably the Earldom of Winchester of the 1322 creation, though he seems not to have been referred to under such a title), KG (1399); and was beheaded 13 Jan 1399/1400 (after an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow Henry IV following the latter's usurpation of the throne from Richard II the previous year (when Thomas was degraded from his Earldom), so that when Parliament met in Jan 1400/1 all his remaining titles were declared forfeited inasmuch as he had been a traitor). [Burke's Peerage]



    Father: Edward II 1st Baron le DESPENSER , KG, Sir b: 24 MAR 1335/36 in Essendine, Rutland, England
    Mother: Elizabeth de BURGHERSH b: 1342 in Ewyas Lacy, Herefordshire, England

    Marriage 1 Constance PLANTAGENET b: ABT 1374 in Castle Conisbrough, Yorkshire, England
    • Married: AFT 16 APR 1378 3
    Children
    1. Has No Children Richard le DESPENSER , Baron Burghersh b: 30 NOV 1396 in Elmley, Wrocestershire, England
    2. Has Children Isabel le DESPENSER , Baroness Burghersh b: 26 JUL 1400 in Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales

    Sources:
    1. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 47-8
    2. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 1030
    3. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 1030
      Text: bet 16 April 1378 and 14 Jan 1383/4
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