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Elizabeth De Bryan (Montacute)

Birthplace: Donyatt, Somersetshire, UK
Death: Died in Ashley, Hampshire, UK
Place of Burial: Abbey, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Montagu, 1st Earl of Salisbury and Catherine de Montagu, Countess of Salisbury
Wife of Baron Giles de Badlesmere; Hugh le Despencer, 2nd Baron le Despencer and Guy de Brienne, 1st Baron of Bryan, KG
Mother of Sir William Bryan; Thomas Bryan; Philiip/Philippe de Brienne; Elizabeth de Brienne and Margaret de Brienne
Sister of William de Montacute, 2nd Earl of Salisbury; John de Montacute, 1st Baron Montacute; Anne (Anneys) de Grey; Sibyl de Montague; Robert Montagu and 2 others

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About Elizabeth De Bryan

the Pope granted a dispensation for Hugh to marry Elizabeth de Montacute, the daughter of the Earl of Salisbury, Edward III’s closest friend. In the dispensation, the Pope noted that the petition had received the king’s support. Elizabeth was the widow of Giles de Badlesmere and had no children from the marriage. Her age is unknown, but her parents were married in or before 1327, and her brothers were born in 1328 and 1330; most likely, then, she had married Badlesmere as a child and was still quite young when she married Hugh. Why Hugh had waited so long to marry is unknown, but he had been in a peculiar position: his status as the son and grandson of the two most hated men in the country in 1326 must have limited his marriage opportunities among the nobility, while his status as a kinsman of the king and his prospects of wealth must have made him most particular about his choice of bride.

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Elizabeth De Bryan's Timeline

Donyatt, Somersetshire, UK
Age 24
Somersetshire, England
June 1, 1358
Age 33
Buckinghamshire, England
May 31, 1359
Age 34
Ashley, Hampshire, UK
Age 34
Age 34
Age 34