Edward  (Despenser) le Despenser

Edward (Despenser) le Despenser (abt. 1315 - 1342)

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Sir Edward le Despenser formerly Despenser
Born about [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Groby (in Ratby), Leicestershire, Englandmap
Died in slain at Morlaix in Brittany (France) while serving on an expeditionmap
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Categories: Gloucestershire | Knights Companion of the Garter.

Biography

Sir Edward le Despenser[1]

b. circa 1315, d. 30 September 1342


Father Sir Hugh le Despenser, 2nd Lord le Despenser, Constable of Oldham Castle[2] b. c 1290, d. 24 Nov 1326

Mother Alianore de Clare[3] b. c 23 Nov 1292, d. 30 Jun 1337

Sir Edward le Despenser was born circa 1315 at of Eyworth, Bedfordshire, England.2 He married Anne de Ferrers, daughter of Sir William Ferrers, 1st Lord Ferrers of Groby and Margaret/Alice de Segrave, on 20 April 1335 at Groby in Ratby, Leicestershire, England; They had 5 sons (Sir Edward, 4th Lord le Despenser; Sir Thomas; Henry, Bishop of Norwich; Sir Hugh; & Gilbert).[4] Sir Edward le Despenser died on 30 September 1342 at Battle of Morlaix, Morlaix, Finistère, Brittany, France.[5]


Family

  • Anne de Ferrers b. c 1315, d. 8 Aug 1367

Children

  • ◦Sir Edward le Despenser, Lord Glamorgan & Morgannwg, 4th Lord le Despenser[6] b. c 24 Mar 1336, d. 11 Nov 1375
  • ◦Sir Hugh le Despenser[7] b. c 1338, d. 2 Mar 1374
  • ◦Sir Thomas le Despenser[8] b. c 1341, d. Feb 1381
  • ◦Henry le Despenser, Bishop of Norwich, Canon of Salisbury, Rector of Bosworth, Canon of Lincoln, Rector of Elsworth, & Archdeacon & Canon of Llandaff[9] b. c 1343, d. 23 Aug 1406


Sources

  1. 1.[S2847] Unknown author, The Complete Peerage, by Cokayne, Vol. IV, p. 274-278; Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, by F. L. Weis, 4th Ed., p. 15; The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, by Ronny O. Bodine, p. 91; Burke's Peerage, 1938, p. 983. 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 268. 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 72. 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 296. 5.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 448. 6.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 152.
  2. 7.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 67-68. 8.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 443-445.
  3. 7.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 67-68. 8.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 443-445.
  4. 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 268. 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 72. 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 296. 5.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 448. 6.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 152.
  5. 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 268. 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 72. 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 296. 5.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 448.
  6. [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 269.
  7. 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 268. 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 72. 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 296. 5.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 448.
  8. 10.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 450. 11.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 451.
  9. 10.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 450. 11.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 451.


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Hugh le Despencer coat of arms
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Collaboration

On 26 Apr 2015 at 00:37 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

update: Thanks Doug! Edit done.

Hi! Just wanted to let you know that the Magna Carta Project has identified this profile as being in the trail from Gateway Ancestor Fisher to Hugh Bigod and Roger Bigod, Magna Carta surety barons. I will be editing several profiles in that trail, including this one. If you're interested in getting involved or following the progress of Magna Carta trails, you can do so at the Magna Carta Base Camp. If you have any questions, please check out the project page or message me. Thanks, Liz

On 14 Apr 2015 at 21:46 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

is Tewkesbury Abbey, where he was buried, the same as this one? https://ssl.panoramio.com/photo/116105106

On 6 Mar 2015 at 03:34 GMT Doug Lockwood wrote:

Despenser-28 and Despencer-60 appear to represent the same person because: This is the same person. I spelled the LNAB per Douglas Richardson



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