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Eleanor Courtenay (le Despencer)

Also Known As: "Elizabeth", "Alianor", "le Despenser", "Despencer", "De Spencer", "le Despencer", "Alianora"
Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Ryhall, County Rutland, England
Death: September 30, 1328 (66-74)
Fitzrovia, London, Middlesex, England
Place of Burial: Exeter, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Hugh le Despenser of Ryhall and Aline Aliva Bassett, Countess of Norfolk, Baroness of Wycombe
Wife of Sir Hugh Courtenay, Baron of Oakhampton
Mother of Eleanore de Courtenay, Baroness Grey; Sir Hugh de Courtenay, II; Phillip Courtenay; Aveline (Ada) de Courtenay, Baroness Giffard; Isabelle de St John, Baroness of St John of Basing and 2 others
Sister of Isabella le Despencer; Anne le Despenser; Philip le Despencer and Sir Hugh le Despenser, 1st & Last Earl of Winchester

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About Eleanor Courtenay

Eleanor Despenser (F)

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Relationship=20th great-grandmother of Raymond John Newcombe.

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    Pedigree for Raymond John Newcombe to the time of his 20th great-grandfather King Edward I of England
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    Eleanor Despenser was the daughter of Hugh Despenser Justicar of England. Eleanor Despenser married Hugh Courtenay, son of John Courtenay and Isabel Vere.
    Child of Eleanor Despenser and Hugh Courtenay:
   Hugh Courtenay Earl of Devon+   b. c 1276, d. 23 Dec 1340 


  Eleanor le Despencer was the daughter of Sir Hugh le Despenser, 1st Lord Despenser and Aliva Basset.1 She married Sir Hugh de Courtenay, son of John de Courtenay and Lady Isabel de Vere.1 She died on 30 September 1328.1

Child of Eleanor le Despencer and Sir Hugh de Courtenay

Hugh de Courtenay, 1st Earl of Devon+1 b. c 1276, d. 23 Dec 1340


[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 1122. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

Children of Sir Hugh le Despenser and Aline Basset were:

Eleanor le Despenser b abt 1252, Ryhall, Rutlandshire, England, d 30 Sep 1328, London, Middlesex, England. She md Sir Hugh de Courtenay, Knight, abt 1265, son of John de Courtenay and Isabel de Vere.

Name: Eleanor de Spencer

Given Name: Eleanor

Surname: de Spencer

Sex: F

_UID: B1122AFA5118D811BE490080C8C142CC571B

Change Date: 18 Apr 2004

Birth: ABT 1252

Death: 30 SEP 1328

Father: Hugh Le Despencer b: 1223

Mother: Aline Basset b: 1241

Marriage 1 Hugh de Courtenay b: BET 1248 AND 1250


Hugh de Courtenay b: 14 SEP 1275 in Okehampton, Devonshire, England
Isabel de Courtenay b: 1283
Egeline de Courtenay b: ABT 1282
Eleanor de Courtenay b: ABT 1267

Eleanor remained a widow for over 30 years.

Eleanor remained a widow for over 30 years. She came originally from Ryhall, Rutland, England.

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Eleanor Courtenay's Timeline

Ryhall, County Rutland, England
Age 5
Okehampton, Devonshire, UK
September 14, 1275
Age 17
Okehampton, Devon, England
Age 19
Okehampton, Devonshire, UK
Age 23
Okehampton, Devonshire, England
Age 25
Of, Okehampton, Devonshire, England
Age 29
Okehampton, Devon, , England
Age 32
Okehampton, Devon, England
September 30, 1328
Age 70
London, Middlesex, England