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Isabel le Despenser (le Despencer), Countess of Arundel

Also Known As: "Isabella"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Stoke, Gloucestershire, England
Death: Died in Arundel, Sussex, England
Place of Burial: Lewes
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Hugh Despenser the Younger and Eleanor de Clare, Baroness Despenser
Wife of Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel
Mother of Sir Edmund Fitzalan; Elizabeth FitzAlan de Arundel; Maud/Margaret de Beaumont; Aline Olive FitzAlan de Arundel; Henry de Beaumont FitzAlan de Arundel and 1 other
Sister of Hugh le Despencer; Gilbert le Despenser; Sir Edward le Despenser; Joan le Despenser; Elizabeth le Despenser, Baroness Berkeley and 3 others
Half sister of Hugh la Zouche; Edward Zouche and Sir Edward le Despenser

Occupation: Countess of Arundel
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About Isabel le Despenser, Countess of Arundel

Isabel le Despenser (1312–1356) was the eldest daughter of Hugh Despenser the Younger and Eleanor de Clare. She was descended from Edward I of England through her mother, while her father is famous for being the favorite of Edward II of England

On 9 February 1321 at the royal manor Havering-atte-Bower, Isabel was duly married to Richard FitzAlan, the heir to the earldom of Arundel.[2] Isabel was only eight at the time, while Richard was fifteen (not seven as has been claimed). Their respective ages would come up later when Richard would try to seek an annulment.[1]

Richard and Isabel had one son, Edmund Fitzalan, born in 1327, and in 1331 Isabel's husband became earl of Arundel. However in December 1344 Richard Fitzalan had their marriage annulled on the grounds that he had never freely consented to marry Isabel and that they both had renounced their vows at puberty but had been "forced by blows to cohabit, so that a son was born".[1] Isabel retired to several manors in Essex that were given to her by her ex-husband. After receiving a papal dispensation, Richard married Isabel's first cousin Eleanor of Lancaster, with whom he had apparently been having an affair.[1] Richard and Isabel's only child, Edmund Fitzalan, was rendered illegitimate by this annulment and so was unable to inherit his father's earldom. When his father died in 1376 Edmund quarreled with his half-siblings, the children of his father's second marriage, over inheritance rights. Edmund was imprisoned in the Tower of London until he was released in 1377 by request of his brothers-in-law. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabel_le_Despenser,_Countess_of_Arundel

there was a death date of 30/6/1376 but I couldn't find any source to this fact

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabel_le_Despenser,_Countess_of_Arundel -------------------- Isabel Despencer (daughter of Hugh le Despencer - "The Younger and Eleanor de Clare). She married (1) Richard Fitzalan-10th Earl of Arundel on February 09, 1319/20 in Kings Chapel, Havering-Atte-Bower, Essex, Eng.. She married (2) Richard Fitzalan on 1321.

More About Isabel Despencer and Richard Fitzalan-10th Earl of Arundel: Marriage: February 09, 1319/20, Kings Chapel, Havering-Atte-Bower, Essex, Eng..

More About Isabel Despencer and Richard Fitzalan: Marriage: 1321

Children of Isabel Despencer and Richard Fitzalan-10th Earl of Arundel are:

   +Phillippa Fitzalan, b. 1349.
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Isabel le Despenser, Countess of Arundel's Timeline

1312
1312
Stoke, Gloucestershire, England
1321
February 9, 1321
Age 9
1327
1327
Age 15
England
1330
1330
Age 18
Sussex, England
1360
1360
Age 48
Arundel, Sussex, England
1371
January 11, 1371
Age 59
Arundel, Sussex, England
1932
September 13, 1932
Age 59
September 13, 1932
Age 59
Salt Lake City Utah Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
September 13, 1932
Age 59
Salt Lake City Utah Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
September 13, 1932
Age 59