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Hugh le Despenser, 1st Baron le Despenser

Hugh le Despenser, 1st Baron le Despenser[1, 2]

Male 1223 - 1265  (42 years)

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  • Name Hugh le Despenser 
    Arms of le Despenser
    Arms of le Despenser
    Suffix 1st Baron le Despenser 
    Born 1223 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Aug 1265  Evesham, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Despencer was allied with Sir Simon de Montfort at the Battle at Evansham. He was killed by Roger Mortimer, 1st Baron Wigmore.
    Person ID I11047  Dickinson
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2017 

    Father Hugh I le Despenser,   d. 1238 
    Relationship Birth 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F3098  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Aline Bassett,   b. ca. 1245,   d. Before 11 Apr 1281) 
    +1. Eleanor le Despenser,   d. 1 Oct 1328  [Birth]
    +2. Hugh "the Elder" le Despenser, 1st Earl of Winchester,   b. 1 Mar 1261,   d. 27 Oct 1326, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 16 Feb 2014 
    Family ID F3097  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Aug 1265 - Evesham, Worcestershire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S336463] Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families, Charles Cawley, (Online: The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy at, 20XX),

    2. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online:, "Hugh le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer",,_1st_Baron_le_Despencer.
      "Hugh le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer (1223 - 4 August 1265) was an important ally of Simon de Montfort during the reign of Henry III. He served briefly as Justiciar of England in 1260 and as Constable of the Tower of London. * * * He was killed fighting on de Montfort's side at the Battle of Evesham in August, 1265. He was slain by Roger Mortimer, 1st Baron Wigmore; this caused a feud to begin between the Despencer and the Mortimer families."