Sir Hugh le Despenser "the younger," Knt., 2nd Lord Despencer

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Sir Hugh le Despenser "the younger," Knt., 2nd Lord Despencer, son of Sir Hugh le Despenser, Knt., Earl of Winchester, 1st Lord Despenser and Isabel de Beauchamp, was executed at Herefordshire, England, 24 November 1326,1 and his remains were later gathered and buried at Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucestershire, England, in 1330.1

Hugh married Eleanor de Clare, daughter of Sir Gilbert de Clare, Knt., 6th Earl of Gloucester and Joan of England, after 14 June 1306.2

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Eleanor de Clare b. bef. 23 Nov 1292, d. 30 Jun 1337
  • Sir Edward le Despenser, Knt.+2 d. 30 Sep 1342
  • Sir Gilbert le Despenser, Knt.1 d. 23 Apr 1381
  • John le Despenser1
  • Isabel le Despenser+1 d. aft. 1356
  • Joan le Despenser1 d. 1384
  • Eleanor le Despenser1
  • Margaret le Despenser1
  • Elizabeth le Despenser1
  • Sir Hugh le Despenser, Knt., 3rd Lord Despenser2 b. abt. 1308, d. 8 Feb 1348/49
This person was last edited on8 Dec 2020


  1. [S1947] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Five vols. (Salt Lake City, Utah: s.p., 2013), 2:444 (Despenser 11), further cited as Richardson, Royal Ancestry.
  2. [S1947] Richardson, Royal Ancestry, 2:443 (Despenser 11).