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Hugh le Despenser, 1st Lord Despencer

Also Known As: "Ally of Simon de Montfort", "Sir Knight Hugh le Despencer", "1st Baron le Despencer", "Knight"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Loughborough, Leicestershire, England
Death: Died in in Battle of Evesham, England
Place of Burial: Evesham Abbey, Evesham, Worcestersire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Hugh le Despencer I and NN de Quincy, wife of Hugh le Despenser
Husband of Aline Basset, Countess of Norfolk
Father of Eleanor de Courtenay (le Despenser); Isabella le Despencer; Anne le Despenser; Philip le Despencer; Joan de Furnival and 1 other
Brother of Julianna le Despenser; Pernell le Despencer and NN wife of Roger St. John

Occupation: Knight, Justicar of England, 1st Baron le Despencer, Justiciar of England, sometime Justiciar
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About Sir Hugh le Dispenser, of Ryhall

Hugh le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer (1223 – 4 August 1265) was an important ally of Simon de Montfort during the reign of Henry III. He served briefly as Justiciar of England in 1260 and as Constable of the Tower of London.

Hugh Le Despenser, chief justiciar of England, first played an important part in 1258, when he was prominent on the baronial side in the Mad Parliament of Oxford. In 1260 the barons chose him to succeed Hugh Bigod as Justiciar, and in 1263 the king was further compelled to put the Tower of London in his hands.

He was the son of Hugh le Despenser I and was summoned to Parliament by Simon de Montfort. Hugh was summoned as Lord Despencer Dec. 14, 1264 and was Chief Justiciar of England and a leader of the baronial party, and so might be deemed a baron, though the legality of that assembly is doubtful. He remained allied with Montfort to the end, and was present at the Battle of Lewes. He was killed fighting on de Montfort's side at the Battle of Evesham in August, 1265. He was slain by Roger Mortimer, 1st Baron Wigmore; this caused a feud to begin between the Despencer and the Mortimer families.

By his wife, Aline Bassett, he was father of Hugh the elder Despenser. She was the daughter of Philip Basset, who had also served as Justiciar.

References

  • Susan Higginbotham. "The Last Justiciar: Hugh le Despenser in the Thirteenth Century". Archived from the original on 2008-06-29. Retrieved 2008-02-15.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_le_Despencer,_1st_Baron_le_Despencer

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http://thepeerage.com/p40672.htm#i406713

Sir Hugh le Despenser, 1st Lord Despenser was born before 1223.1 He is the son of Sir Hugh le Despenser.1 He married Aliva Basset, daughter of Philip Basset.1 He died on 4 August 1265 at Evesham, Worcestershire, England, killed in action.1

Sir Hugh le Despenser, 1st Lord Despenser was invested as a Knight circa 1244.1

  • He held the office of Constable of Horston Castle in 1255.1
  • In June 1258 he was one of twelve representatives selected by the barons at the Parliament (a convention rather than full Parliament as recognised today) of Oxford to press for action by King Henry III to right the wrongs done them and negotiate with the King's Council.1
  • He held the office of Justiciar of England from 1260 to 1261, nominated by the barons and appointed by King Henry.1 He held the office of Justiciar of England in 1263.1
  • He held the office of Constable of the Tower of London in 1263.1
  • He held the office of Constable of Oxford in 1264.1
  • He held the office of Constable of Nottingham Castle in 1264.1
  • He held the office of Constable of Orford Castle in 1264.1
  • He held the office of Constable of Devizes in 1264.1
  • He was created 1st Lord Despenser [England by writ] on 24 December 1264, as recognised by peerage law doctrine of 1604.1
  • He fought in the Battle of Evesham on 4 August 1265, for Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester against King Henry III.1

Children of Sir Hugh le Despenser, 1st Lord Despenser and Aliva Basset

  • Eleanor le Despencer+2 d. 30 Sep 1328
  • Joan le Despenser+3 d. Aug 1354
  • Hugh le Despenser, 1st and last Earl of Winchester+1 b. 1 Mar 1260/61, d. 27 Oct 1326

Citations

  • [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1384. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 1, page 1122.
  • [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume V, page 582. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

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Wikipedia, the free enclyclopedia says;

The title Baron le Despencer has been created several times by writ in the Peerage of England.

The first creation was in 1295, when Hugh the elder Despenser was summoned to the Model Parliament. He was the eldest son of the sometime Justiciar Hugh le Despenser (d. 1265) who was summoned in 1264 to De Montfort's Parliament and is sometimes considered the first baron. Hugh the younger Despenser, son of Hugh the elder, was summoned to Parliament in 1314, during his father'd lifetime, the second creation of the title. Both elder and younger Despencers were attainted in 1326, extinguishing the two creations.

In 1338, Hugh le Despencer, son of Hugh the younger, was summoned to Parliament, the third creation of the title. He died without issue in 1349, and the title became extinct.

In 1357, this Hugh's nephew Edward le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer was summoned to Parlisment, the fourth creation. His son Thomas inherited the title in 1375. Thomas was created Earl of Gloucester in 1397, and in 1398, the attainders of the elder and younger Despencers were reversed, making him (in modern law) heir to the first and second creations as well. Thomas himself was attained in 1400 for his part in the Epiphany Rising. Upon the death of Anne de Beauchamp, 15 Countess of Warwick in 1449, claimes to his baronies passed into abeyance, so that the reversal of his attainder in 1461 had no immediate effect. In 1604, the first creation of the barony was called out of abervance for Mary Fane, the first barony by writ of summons to so be revived. When calling out of abeyance, the House of Lords gave it precedence as if it had been created in 1264. Her successor in the barony was the first Earl of Westmoreland and the next six earls held the barony and the earldom together. At the death of the seventh earl, the barony again went into abeyance. The abeyance was termainated for Sir Francis Dashwood, but at his death the barony again went into abeyance. Once again, the Soverign had to terminate the abeyance, and the same was done in favour of Sir Thomas Stapleton, Baronet. The eighteenth baron was suceeded to the title of Viscount Falmouth, and the two titles have remained united since.

The fifth creation of the title was made in 1387 for Philip le Despencer, grat-grandson of High the elder Despencer. The title became dormant on the death of his son Philip, the second baron, in1424. One of his heirs was created Baron Wentworth, and the dormant title became abeyant with the barony in 1815, until its termation in 1856.

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  • 1st Baron de Despencer
  • Chief Justiciar in 1260 and 1263-5
  • Summoned to Parliament by Simon de Monfort
  • Allied with Monfort
  • Fought at Bettle of Lewes
  • Killed at Battle of Evesham by Roger Mortimer

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Supporter of Simon de Montfort. Died at Battle of Evesham at the hand of Roger de Mortimer (grandfather of the more famous Roger Mortimer). Buried at the foot of the steps leading to the high altar of Evesham Abbey

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Justiciar of England during reign of Henry III. Close adherent of Simon de Montfort. Died at the battle of Evesham along with de Montfort. He was stabbed to death by Roger Mortimer which touched off an intense family hatred between their grandsons, also named Roger and Hugh.

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He served briefly as Justiciar of England in 1260 and as Constable of the Tower of London.

He was killed fighting at the Battle of Evesham. He was slain by Roger Mortimer, 1st Baron Wigmore; this caused a feud to begin between the Despencer and the Mortimer families

-------------------- Sir Hugh (1223 – 4 August 1265) was an important ally of Simon de Montfort during the reign of Henry III. He served briefly as Justiciar of England in 1260 and as Constable of the Tower of London.

Hugh Le Despenser, chief justiciar of England, first played an important part in 1258, when he was prominent on the baronial side in the Mad Parliament of Oxford. In 1260 the barons chose him to succeed Hugh Bigod as Justiciar, and in 1263 the king was further compelled to put the Tower of London in his hands.

He was the son of Hugh le Despenser I and was summoned to Parliament by Simon de Montfort. Hugh was summoned as Lord Despencer Dec. 14, 1264 and was Chief Justiciar of England and a leader of the baronial party, and so might be deemed a baron, though the legality of that assembly is doubtful. He remained allied with Montfort to the end, and was present at the Battle of Lewes. He was killed fighting on de Montfort's side at the Battle of Evesham in August, 1265. He was slain by Roger Mortimer, 1st Baron Wigmore; this caused a feud to begin between the Despencer and the Mortimer families.

By his wife, Aline Bassett, he was father of Hugh the elder Despenser. She was the daughter of Philip Basset, who had also served as Justiciar.

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Hugh le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer

Hugh le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer (1223 – 4 August 1265) was an important ally of Simon de Montfort during the reign of Henry III. He served briefly as Justiciar of England in 1260 and as Constable of the Tower of London.


Hugh Le Despenser, chief justiciar of England, first played an important part in 1258, when he was prominent on the baronial side in the Mad Parliament of Oxford. In 1260 the barons chose him to succeed Hugh Bigod as Justiciar, and in 1263 the king was further compelled to put the Tower of London in his hands.


He was the son of Hugh le Despenser I and was summoned to Parliament by Simon de Montfort. Hugh was summoned as Lord Despencer Dec. 14, 1264 and was Chief Justiciar of England and a leader of the baronial party, and so might be deemed a baron, though the legality of that assembly is doubtful. He remained allied with Montfort to the end, and was present at the Battle of Lewes. He was killed fighting on de Montfort's side at the Battle of Evesham in August, 1265. He was slain by Roger Mortimer, 1st Baron Wigmore; this caused a feud to begin between the Despencer and the Mortimer families.


By his wife, Aline Bassett, he was father of Hugh the elder Despenser. She was the daughter of Philip Basset, who had also served as Justiciar.

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_le_Despencer,_1st_Baron_le_Despencer

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  • Sir Hugh le Despenser, 1st Lord Despenser1
  • M, #406713, b. before 1223, d. 4 August 1265
  • Last Edited=16 Aug 2011
  • Sir Hugh le Despenser, 1st Lord Despenser was born before 1223.1 He was the son of Sir Hugh le Despenser.1 He married Aliva Basset, daughter of Philip Basset.1 He died on 4 August 1265 at Evesham, Worcestershire, England, killed in action.1
  • He was invested as a Knight circa 1244.1 He held the office of Constable of Horston Castle in 1255.1 In June 1258 he was one of twelve representatives selected by the barons at the Parliament (a convention rather than full Parliament as recognised today) of Oxford to press for action by King Henry III to right the wrongs done them and negotiate with the King's Council.1 He held the office of Justiciar of England from 1260 to 1261, nominated by the barons and appointed by King Henry.1 He held the office of Justiciar of England in 1263.1 He held the office of Constable of the Tower of London in 1263.1 He held the office of Constable of Oxford in 1264.1 He held the office of Constable of Nottingham Castle in 1264.1 He held the office of Constable of Orford Castle in 1264.1 He held the office of Constable of Devizes in 1264.1 He was created 1st Lord Despenser [England by writ] on 24 December 1264, as recognised by peerage law doctrine of 1604.1 He fought in the Battle of Evesham on 4 August 1265, for Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester against King Henry III.1 He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography.2
  • Children of Sir Hugh le Despenser, 1st Lord Despenser and Aliva Basset
    • 1.Eleanor le Despencer+3 d. 30 Sep 1328
    • 2.Joan le Despenser+4 d. Aug 1354
    • 3.Hugh le Despenser, 1st and last Earl of Winchester+1 b. 1 Mar 1260/61, d. 27 Oct 1326
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1384. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • 2.[S18] Matthew H.C.G., editor, Dictionary of National Biography on CD-ROM (Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1995). Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of National Biography.
  • 3.[S37] BP2003. [S37]
  • 4.[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume V, page 582. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p40672.htm#i406713
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  • Sir Hugh le Despenser, 1st Lord Despenser, Justiciar of England1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13
  • M, #11889, b. circa 1223, d. 4 August 1265
  • Father Sir Hugh le Despenser d. bt 23 Feb 1238 - 30 May 1238
  • Sir Hugh le Despenser, 1st Lord Despenser, Justiciar of England was born circa 1223 at Laughbors, Leicestershire, Parlington, Yorkshire, England. He married Aliva (Aline) Basset, daughter of Sir Philip Basset, Justiciar of England, Keeper of the Tower of London, Constable of Colchester, Corfe, Devizes, hadleigh, Oxford, & Sherborne Castles and Hawise de Lovaine, circa 1260.2,3,4,14,7,8,9 Sir Hugh le Despenser, 1st Lord Despenser, Justiciar of England died on 4 August 1265 at Evesham, Worcestershire, England.2
  • Family Aliva (Aline) Basset b. 1245, d. c 11 Apr 1281
  • Children
    • Eleanor le Despenser+3,5,7,12,13 b. c 1260, d. 30 Sep 1328
    • Sir Hugh le Despenser, Earl of Winchester, Constable of Devizes, Marlborough, Odiham, St. Briavel's, & Striguil Castles+4,8 b. 1 Mar 1261, d. 27 Oct 1326
    • Joan le Despenser+6,15,9,10,11 b. c 1263, d. b 8 Jun 1322
  • Citations
  • 1.[S3377] Unknown author, The Complete Peerage, by Cokayne, Vol. IV, p. 259-261, notes, Vol. VI, p. 174; Ancestors of Deacon Edward Converse, p. 76; Royal Highness, Ancestry of the Royal Child, by Moncreiffe, p. 29; Burke's Peerage, 1938, p. 983, 1056.
  • 2.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 204.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 536-537.
  • 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 64-65.
  • 5.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 148.
  • 6.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 255.
  • 7.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 321-322.
  • 8.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 440-442.
  • 9.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 47-48.
  • 10.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 32-33.
  • 11.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 66.
  • 12.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 94.
  • 13.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 318.
  • 14.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 366-367.
  • 15.[S6] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 503.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p396.htm#i11889
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  • Our New England ancestors and their descendants, 1620-1900: historical ... By Henry Whittemore
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    • Spencer.
  • Collins states further: This family (the Spencers) claim a descent from the ancient Baronial family of De Spenser, of whom Robert de Spenser came over with the Conqueror and was, as his name imports, steward to that monarch. At the time of the Domesday Book he had four lordships in Warwickshire, one in Gloucestershire, fifteen in Lincolnshire and seventeen in Leicestershire.
  • Robert Le De Spenser was father of
    • William De Spenser, after whom was
  • Thurston Le De Spenser, the King's steward, a powerful man, father of Americus le Despenser de Stanley, who married Eldai Blewett.
  • Thurston Spencer, Sheriff of Gloucestershire, 19th, 20th, 22d, Henry III, who died before 1249, who by Lucia __ left
  • Sir Jeffrey (or Galfridus) Spencer, who died about 1251, leaving two sons, Sir Hugh and Jeffrey. Sir Hugh, the eldest, was a great Baron and father of Hugh, Earl of Winchester, and grandfather of Hugh, Earl of Gloucester.
  • Geoffrey Le De Spenser, second son, is stated to have been Lord of Marchley in Worcestershire, and to have died 1242. he was father of John Le De Spenser, who, with others of the family, took part with the Barons in the wars against Henry III, and was taken prisoner at the battle of Northampton. By Ann, his second wife, he had two sons: Adam, who died young, and William.
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Sir Hugh le Dispenser, of Ryhall's Timeline

1223
August 5, 1223
Loughborough, Leicestershire, England
1242
1242
Age 18
England
1244
1244
- present
Age 20
Knight
1248
1248
Age 24
Ryhall, Rutland, England
1252
1252
Age 28
Loughborough, Leicestershire, England
1254
1254
Age 30
Gloucester, Essex, England
1255
1255
- present
Age 31
Constable of Horston Castle
1258
1258
Age 34
Loughborough, Leicestershire, England
1260
1260
Age 36
Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, , England
1260
- 1261
Age 36
Justiciar of England