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of WINCHESTER Hugh DESPENCER Earl[1]

Male Abt 1260 - 1326  (~ 66 years)


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  • Name of WINCHESTER Hugh DESPENCER Earl 
    Born Abt 01 Mar 1260  Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • 1 MAR 1260/61
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Oct 1326  Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Hugh - supported King Edward I in the war against his rival, the Earl of Lancaster. He served in the Welsh war but was fined 2,000 marks because he married, without the king's license, Isabel, daughter of William Beauchamp, earl of Warwick, the widow of Patrick of Chaworth.

      He accompanied Edward to Scotland and fought in the Battle of Dunbar (I) and the expediition against Flanders in 1297. The King used him to negotiate for peace between Edward I and the King of the Romans and the King of France.

      He served again in Scotland and then was sent to negociate with France which led to the peace of 1303. In 1305 he was sent to see Pope Clement V at Lyons and obtained a Papal bull which absolved King Edward from the oaths he had been forced to take to his people. When Edward II was coronated as King, Hugh carried part of the royal insignia. He defended the king's favorite, Gaveston, in 1308 against the league of barons, which alienated him from the barons who regarded him as a deserter from their cause.
      Then Isabel married William Blount about 1261 while living in Belton, Rutland, England. William was born about 1223, lived in Belton, Rutland, England. He was the son of Robert Blount and Isabel Odingsells. He died in 1316 while living in Timberlake, Worcestershire, England .
    Person ID I20913  Freeman-Smith
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2016 

    Father Sir Hugh Le DESPENCER,   b. Abt 1223, Of, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Aug 1265, Battle of Evesham, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother of NORFOLK lline "Aliva-Alice" BASSETT Countess,   b. 1241, Of, Wooten Basset, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1275  (Age 34 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F12725  Group Sheet

    Family de BEAUCHAMP Isabel,   b. Abt 1267,   d. 30 May 1306, Elmley Castle, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married Bef 1286  [1
    Children 
     1. of WINCHESTER Hugh DESPENCER Earl,   b. Abt 1286, Of, Barton, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1326, Hereford, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years)
     2. Le DESPENCER Philip,   b. Abt 1289, Of, Stoke, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1313  (Age ~ 24 years)
     3. Le WINCHESTER Margaret,   b. Abt 1292
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F12719  Group Sheet

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    1. [S265] Merged from Philip Le DespencerA on 06-Jul-08 at 12:38.


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