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Odard de Dutton Lord of Dutton
(Abt 1061-After 1086)
Thurston de Dutton
(Abt 1085-Abt 1105)
Sir Hugh le Despencer Regis

 

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1. Unknown

Sir Hugh le Despencer Regis 1

  • Marriage (1): Unknown
  • Buried: Evesham Abbey, Evesham, Wychavon District, Worcestershire, England
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bullet  General Notes:

Sir Hugh Le Despencer married Iline Aliva Alice Bassett Countess of Norfolk. Sir Hugh Le Despencer is buried in Abbey, Evesham, England.


First Baron Despenser, son of Hugh le Depenser, High Sheriff of Berkshire.
Knighted in 1244, he held the office of Constable of Horston Castle in 1255, was
one of twelve representatives selected by the barons of Oxford at the Parliament
in 1258 to press for action by King Henry III to right the wrongs done them and
negotiate with the King's Council. He held the office of Justiciar of England
from 1260 to 1261, nominated by the barons and appointed by King Henry. He held the office of Justiciar of England in 1263. He held the office of Constable of
the Tower of London in 1263. He held the office of Constable of Oxford in 1264.
He held the office of Constable of Nottingham Castle in 1264. He held the office
of Constable of Oxford Castle in 1264. He held the office of Constable of
Devizes in 1264. He was created 1st Lord Despenser [England by writ] on 24
December 1264, as recognized by peerage law doctrine of 1604. He fought in the Battle of Evesham on 4 August 1265, for Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester
against King Henry III. He was slain by Roger Mortimer, 1st Baron Wigmore; this
caused a feud to begin between the Despencer and the Mortimer families.

Bio by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens 2


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Hugh married Unknown.


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Sources


1 Our Royal, Titled, Noble, and Commoner Ancestors & Cousins.

2 Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com/).


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