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Thurston (Despencer) le Despenser (1122 - abt. 1209)

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Thurston le Despenser formerly Despencer
Born in London, Middlesex, Englandmap
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Died about in Ryhall, Rutland, Englandmap
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  • Thurston inherited the castle and lands and married a noblewoman who bore him five sons.[1]
  • After 1122, lived in London, Middlesex, England.


Thurston Le Despencer and (?) (?) had the following children:

  1. Almeric Le Despencer.[2][3]
  2. Walter Le Despencer.[4][5]
  3. Hugh Le Despencer.[6]
  4. Galfridus Le Despencer.[7]
  5. Thomas Le Despencer.[8]


  • The Visitation of the county of Warwick in the year 1619: Taken By William Camden, College of Arms (Great Britain). Attached.
  • The Baronetage of England: Being an Historical and Genealogical Account of Baronets, From their first Institution in the Reign of King James I. Volume 1, By Arthur Collins. Printed for W. Taylor, at the Ship in Pater-Noster Row; R. Gosling, at the Middle-Temple-Gate in Fleet-Street; and J. Osborn, at the Oxford-Arms in Lombard-Street. 1720.
  • Descendants of Amaury Raoul D'Albetot, George R. Spencer. [1]

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The Visitation of the county of Warwick pg 282
The Visitation of the county of Warwick pg 282

The Visitation of the county of Warwick pg 283
The Visitation of the county of Warwick pg 283


The Baronettage of England
The Baronettage of England

The Baronettage of England, pg 306
The Baronettage of England, pg 306


On June 28, 2015 at 20:12GMT Liz Shifflett wrote:

Despencer-230 and Despencer-16 appear to represent the same person because: could y'all take a look at these? by birth & wife, they appear to be the same person. But the death dates are vastly different, and one has a single son (not by the wife- at least not according to WikiTree connections) who's not included as a son of the other (born same year as the other's son Hugh). Thanks!

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