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  • Name Elizabeth le Despenser 
    Gender Female 
    Died From 14 Mar 1327 to 17 Feb 1331 
    Person ID I6166  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 27 May 2021 

    Father Hugh le Despenser,   b. 1/01 Mar 1260/1, of Loughborough, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1326  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Isabel de Beauchamp,   b. of Elmley Castle, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 30 May 1306 
    Married From 10 Sep 1285 to 27 Jan 1287 
    Family ID F2674  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ralph de Camoys,   b. Abt 1282, of Flockthorpe, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Jun 1336  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married Bef 20 May 1316 
     1. John de Camoys,   b. of Gressenhall, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. From 5 May 1362 to 1365
     2. Hugh de Camoys
     3. Ralph de Camoys
     4. Richard de Camoys
     5. Margaret de Camoys
     6. Isabel de Camoys
    Last Modified 28 May 2021 
    Family ID F2662  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
      1. “Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial & Medieval Families,” Douglas Richardson (2013):
      “RALPH DE CAMOYS, Knt., of Flockthorpe (in Hardingham) and Bekerton, Norfolk, Eling and Hambledon, Hampshire, Broadwater, Barcombe, and Trotton, Sussex, Pilton and Tansor, Northamptonshire, etc., Constable of Heleigh and Windsor Castles, Keeper of the Forest of Woolmer, son and heir, born about 1282 (adult in 1303). He married (1st) shortly before 25 June 1303 MARGARET DE BREWES, daughter of William de Brewes, Knt., 1st Lord Brewes, by his wife, Mary, daughter of Robert de Roos, Knt. [see BREWES 8 for her ancestry]. They had one son, Thomas, Knt. [2nd Lord Camoys]. He served in the French and Scottish wars, and was taken prisoner in the latter. At an uncertain date, he successfully claimed his mother's former estate at Lasham, Hampshire on the ground that his father in alienating this property, had violated the statute de donis conditionalibus, this in spite of the fact that this statute was not passed until 1285. In 1299 he witnessed a release of Robert de Harwedon to John de Haudlo, of Boarstall, Buckinghamshire, and his 1st wife, Joan. In 1300 he first appears in the company of Hugh le Despenser the elder. In 1303 he was granted free warren in his demesne lands at Hampnett, Sussex. In 1303-4 he and his wife, Margaret, conveyed the manor of Little Bookham, Surrey to her mother, Mary de Brewes. In 1305 was granted letters of protection, he then going beyond seas with Hugh le Despenser on the king's service. In 1306 he acquired the manor of Woolbeding, Sussex from John son of John de Arundel. In 1309 he was granted free warren in his demesne lands at Woolbeding, Sussex. He presented to the churches of Hardingham, Norfolk, 1309, 1319, and Pilton, Northamptonshire, 1312. A commission was appointed in 1310 touching the persons who felled and carried away the trees of Ralph de Camois at Flockthorpe (in Hardingham), Norfolk. The same year he also witnessed a grant by John de la Mare to Sir Hugh le Despenser of the manor of Asshemere, Dorset. 1312 he was granted a weekly market and a yearly fair at Broadwater, Sussex. He was summoned to Parliament from 26 Nov. 1313 to 1 April 1335, by writs directed Rodolphe de Camoys, whereby he is held to have become Lord Camoys. In 1313 he was granted letters of protection, he then going beyond seas with Hugh le Despenser the elder on the king's service. In 1314-15 he obtained permission to cut down diverse trees to the value of 100 marks in his wood at Pilton, Northamptonshire. He married (2nd) before 20 May 1316 (date of settlement) ELIZABETH LE DESPENSER, daughter of Hugh le Despenser, Knt., Earl of Winchester, by Isabel, daughter of William de Beauchamp, Knt. [see DESPENSER 10 for her ancestry]. They had four sons, Hugh, Knt., John, Knt., Ralph, and Richard, and two daughters, Margaret and Isabel [Abbess of Romney]. In 1318 he was granted free warren in his demesne lands at Lasham and Hambledon, Hampshire, Stukeley, Huntingdonshire, and Pilton and Tansor, Northamptonshire. In 1319 he and his wife, Elizabeth, and Hugh le Despenser were pardoned for acquiring to them and the heirs of Ralph the bailiwick of the forestership of Alice Holt and Woolmer, Hampshire from Richard de Venuz without license. The same year he was granted free warren in his demesne lands at Eling, Lasham, and Hambledon, Hampshire, Stukeley, Huntingdonshire, and Pilton and Tansor, Northamptonshire. The same year Ralph obtained judgment against Robert, the warden of the house of St. Nicholas, Portsmouth, with respect to the moiety of the manor of Lasham, Hampshire, which had been assigned to the hospital in 1299. In 1320 he witnessed a release from Thomas Fillol to John de Haudlo, Knt., and his 2nd wife, Maud, regarding Fillol's right in 140 acres of land and 4s. of rent in Hatfield Peverel and Borham, Essex. The same year Ralph de Camoys and William de Clie were nominated attorneys for Hugh le Despenser the younger, the said Hugh going beyond the seas with the king. In 1321 Ralph and his wife, Elizabeth, granted 12 messuages, a mill, and various lands in Rogate, Didling, Trotton, etc., in Sussex to William de Rogate for life. The same year he settled the manor of Lasham, Hampshire on himself and his wife, Elizabeth, in fee tail in 1321-2 he conveyed a messuage and lands in Didling, Sussex to Thomas de Dydelyngg and his heirs. In 1323 he settled the manor of Fling, Hampshire on himself and his wife, Elizabeth. In 1323-4 he and his wife, Elizabeth, settled the manor of Cokeham (in Sompting), Sussex on themselves for life, together with the advowson of the hospital of Cokeham, with reversion to their son, Ralph. In 1325-6 he and his wife, Elizabeth, settled a messuage and lands in Woolavington, Sussex on themselves for life, with reversion to their son, John. In 1326 the king out of special grace granted Ralph and his wife, Elizabeth, and their son, John, a yearly fair at Rogate, Sussex, together with free warren at Rogate, Harting, Tortewyk, Tadeham, and Alfradesham, Sussex. He was pardoned in Feb. 1326/7 for his adherence to the Despensers in their rebellion against King Edward II. In March 1327 Margery, widow of Robert Lever, arraigned an assize of novel disseisin against Ralph de Camoys, Elizabeth his wife, and their son, Hugh, for a tenement in Westbury. The said Ralph, Elizabeth, and Hugh proferred a charter of the late king whereby they asserted they held the said tenement; however, it was found by the tenor of the assize that the defendants had disseised the said Margery of the manor of Westbury long before the making of the king's charter. In 1327 he sued John de Saint John regarding a debt. In 1328 he and Edmund, Earl of Kent, were sued by Eve Dautry, wife of Edward de Saint John, for dower in Broadwater, Trotton, Woolavington, Petworth, etc., Sussex. The same year John de Ifeld sued Ralph de Camoys and Richard Macy for trespass at Offington [in Broadwater], Sussex. The same year Ralph sued John de Bohun, of Midhurst, Sussex, for the detention of beasts and Geoffrey Hoghles regarding a debt. His wife, Elizabeth, was living 14 March 1327, but presumably died before 17 February 1331, when Ralph alone granted their son, Hugh de Camoys, for the term of his life the manor of Eling, Hampshire, together with lands and tenements called Winsor, and lands which Margery, once wife of Robert Lewyr held by writ of elegit of the king, remainder to the said Ralph and his heirs. In the period, 1327-8, he sued Walter son of Lucy de Meriet regarding the manor of Bradford, Somerset; Walter de Meriet in turn sued him regarding the wardship of land in Bradford, Sowerset during the minority of the heir of Roger Baudrip. In 1335 he complained that ceratin malefactors broke his park at Trotton, Sussex and hunted deer there. SIR RALPH DE CAMOYS, 1st Lord Camoys, died shortly before June 1336.
      Blomefield Essex towards a Top. Hist. of Norfolk 2 [1805): 277-281; 10 (1809): 221-227. Blore Hist. & Antiqs. of Rutland 1(2) (1811): 19 (Despenser ped.). Brydges Collins’ Peerage of England 6 (1812): 496-511 (sub Despenser) ("[Hugh le Despenser] married Isabel, daughter of William de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, and widow of Sir Patrick Chaworth, and by her had ... Ada [sic], married to Sir Ralph Camois, Knt."). Dallaway Hist of the Western Div. of Sussex 1(2) (1832): 217 (Camoys ped.). Lennard & Vincent Vis. of Warwick 1619 (H.S.P. 12) (1877): 282-285 (Spencer ped.: “Ada [Despenser] ux. Dn'i St. Amon 2d Rad'i Dn'i Camois."). Carthew Hundred of Launditch & Deaneary of Brisley 1 (1878): 238-241 (Camoys ped.). Notes & Queries 6th Ser. 1 (1880): 234-235, 298-299, 341 (W.D. Macray states "The following short descent, which I have put together from two seventeenth century MSS. in the Bodleian (Rawinson, B. 74 and 314 [shows] Ralph [Camoys] = Da. of Hugh Le Despenser, Earl of Winchester."). Genealogist 6 (1882): 236-247. Year Books of Edward III, Years XIII & XIV 3 (Rolls Ser. 31b) (1886): 220-223. Desc. Cat. Ancient Deeds 1(1890): 23. C.P.R. 1327-1330 (1891): 20. C.P.R. 1307-1313 (1894): 257, 582. C.P.R. 1318-1323 (1895): 221. C.P.R. 1327-1330 (1896): 71-72. C.P.R. 1301-1307 (1898): 382. C.P.R. 1317-1321 (1903): 325, 449. VCH Hampshire 2 (1903): 206-208; 3 (1908): 239, 241; 4 (1911): 81-82, 547-548. List of Inqs. ad Quod Damnum 1 (PRO Lists and Indexes 17) (1904): 63, 83; 2 (PRO Lists and Indexes 22) (1906): 562, 573, 659, 660, 666, 672. Benolte et at. Vis. of Sussex 1530 & 1633-4 (H.S.P. 53) (1905): 29-30 (Camoys ped.: "Rafe Lord Camoys = d. of Hugh le Spencer Erle of Winchester."). VCH Northampton 2 (1906): 595-596; 3 (1930): 129-131. C.Ch.R. 3 (1908): 36, 127, 194, 397, 417, 469, 493. C.P. 2 (1912): 506-507 (sub Camoys). Salzman Abs. of Feet of Fines Rel. Sussex 3 (Sussex Rec. Soc. 23) (1916): 46, 50, 53, 59. Davies Baronial Opposition of Edward II: Its Character & Policy (1918): 93-94. Moor Knights of Edward II (H.S.P. 80) (1929): 176-177. Sussex Arch. Coll.: 70 (1929): 1-7 (The author, Mr. Lambarde, discusses the Lewknor tapestry dating from the 1560's which tapestry features various coats of arms which involve ancestral marriages of the Lewknor family. Among the coats of arms depicted are the arms of Camoys impaling Despenser. The author, writes: "This records the marriage of Ralph, Lord Camoys, to the daughter of Hugh De Spencer, Earl of Winchester. This is according to the Pedigree recorded in the Visitations of Sussex, 1634, Harl. Soc., LIII, 29."). Salter Boarstall Cartulary (Oxford Hist. Soc. 1st Ser. 88) (1930): 108. VCH Huntingdon 2 (1932): 230-234. VCH Sussex 4 (1953): 34-35 (Camoys arms: Or on a chief pales three roundels argent), 84-87; 6(1) (1980): 53-64, 69-70; 7 (1940): 80-83. Paget Baronage of England (1957) 90: 1-12 (sub Braose); 114: 1-7 (sub Camoys). Ellis Cat. Seals in the P.R.O. 2 (1981): 21 (seal of Ralph de Carnoys, knight dated 1335 - hung from a hook, a shield of arms: on a chief three roundels; the field diapered [CAMOYS]). English Hist. Rev. 99 (1984): 1-33. Himsworth Winchester College Muniments 2 (1984): 269-274. Hanna Cartularies of Southwick Priory 1 (Hampshire Recs. 9) (1988): 209. Brault Rolls of Arms Edward I 2 (1997): 89 (arms of Ralph de Camoys: Or, on a chief gules three roundels argent). Coss Soldiers, Nobles and Gentlemen (2009): 107. National Archives, E 40/215 (grant dated 17 June 1320 by John de la Mare to Sir Hugh le Despenser of his manor of Asshemere, Dorset. Witnesses: Sirs John de Handlo [Haudlo], Ralph de Camoys, Knts., and others); SC 8/61/3011A; SC 8/127/6319 (petition dated c.1334 from Walter de Meryet, clerk to the king and council, requesting the intervention of the justices of King's Bench in his dispute with Ralph de Camoys, stating that although his case against Camoys was adjudged in his favour and damages awarded, Camoys has alienated his lands to other people before the judgment was made, and is thus avoiding paying the necessary damages); SC 8/169/8415; SC 8/261/13033 (petition dated 1334-5 from Luke de Burgh, king's attorney of Common Pleas, to the king and council, asking that an exigent might be granted against Ralph de Camoys, who has persistently taken steps to resist arrest in a case before the justices of Common Pleas, losing the King a redemption of 1000 marks or more, and that the same might be done in every case where the capias is granted) (available at”

      2. “Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial & Medieval Families,” Douglas Richardson (2013):
      "ISABEL DE BEAUCHAMP, married (1st) PATRICK DE CHAWORTH, Knt. [see CHAWORTH 7], of Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, East Garston and North Standen (in Hungerford), Berkshire, Kempsford, Gloucestershire, King's Somborne, Hampshire, Stoke Bruerne, Northamptonshire, Berwick St. James and Standon Chaworth, Wiltshire, etc., younger son of Patrick de Chaworth, Knt., of Kempsford, Gloucestershire, North Standen (in Hungerford), Berkshire, King's Sombome, Hampshire, Stoke Brueme, Northamptonshire, etc., by Hawise, daughter and heiress of Thomas de London, of Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Ogmore, Glamorgan, East Garston, Berkshire, and Hannington, Wiltshire [see CHAWORTH 6 for his ancestry]. He was born about 1254 (aged 24 in 1278). Isabel had the manor of Chedworth, Gloucestershire in free marriage. They had one daughter, Maud. In 1275-6 he arraigned an assize of novel disseisin against Nicholas Attewode and others touching a tenement in Weston Chaurz, Hampshire. In 1276 he witnessed a deed of his older brother, Pain de Chaworth, to Aaron son of Vives, a Jew. He was Captain of the king's munition in Wales in 1277. Sometime during the period, c.1278-82, Patrick witnessed a charter of Guy de Bryan to the burgesses of Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, Wales. He was heir in 1279 to his older brother, Pain de Chaworth, Knt. In 1279-80 Walter atte Berewe arraigned an assize of novel disseisin against Patrick de Chaworth and others touching a tenement in Etloe, Gloucestershire. In 1280-1 the king granted murage to the bailiffs and men of Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire for a term of five years at the instance of Patrick de Chaworth their lord. Patrick fought in Wales in 1282. On 6 June 1283, he confirmed the gift of his brother, Pain de Chaworth, to Godstow Abbey, which provided for the anniversaries of the obits of their mother, Hawise, and grandmother, Eve. SIR PATRICK DE CHAWORTH died testate shortly before 7 July 1283. His widow, Isabel, married (2nd) between 10 Sept. 1285 (record of Highworth Hundred Rolls) and 27 Jan. 1287 (date of fine for marrying without license) HUGH LE DESPENSER, Knt., of Loughborough, Arnesby, Barrow, Beaumanor, and Hugglescote (in Ibstock), Leicestershire, Ryhall, Rutlandshire, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, Maplederwell, Hampshire, Woking, Surrey, Broad Town (then in Cliff-Pippard), Eastern (in Wootton Basset), Wootton Basset, Wiltshire, Barrowby, Hillam, Parlington, and Shippen [Ho], Yorkshire, etc., Justice of the Forest south of Trent, 1297-1307, 1308-11, 1312-15, 1324-6, Privy Councillor, 1297, Warden of the Coasts south of Trent, 1303, Constable of Devizes, Marlborough, Odiham, St. Briavel's, and Striguil Castles, son and heir of Hugh le Despenser, Knt., of Loughborough, Leicestershire, Justiciar of England, by Aline (or Aveline), daughter and heiress of Philip Basset, Knt., Justiciar of England. He was born 1 March 1260/1 (aged 14 in 1275). They had two sons, Hugh, Knt. [2nd Lord Despenser], and Philip, Knt., and four daughters, Aline (wife of Edward Burnell, Knt., Lord Burnell), Isabel, Margaret, and Elizabeth. He was heir in 1275 to his cousin, John le Despenser, by which he inherited the manor of Arnesby, Leicestershire. A letter of William de Valence to John de Kirkby indicates that the Queen exacted 1,000 marks from Hugh because of his marriage. In Jan. 1285 the king took the manor of Bollington, Cheshire because Hugh took emends of ale without warrant. In 1286 and again in 1287, he appointed attorneys, he then going beyond seas. He released all right to his lands and tenements in Soham, Cambridgeshire and Bollington in Macclesfield, Cheshire to the king in 1286-7. He was with the king in Gascony in 1287. In 1289 he was going beyond seas with Roger le Bigod, Earl of Norfolk. He presented to the churches of Cossington, Leicestershire, 1289, Stoke Brueme, Northamptonshire, 1292, 1304, and Winterbourne Houghton, Dorset, 1316, 1317. In 1292 he was granted a weekly market and year fair at Arnesby, Leicestershire. In 1293 he had license to enclosed 30 acres of wood adjoining his park at Fastern (in Wootton Basset), Wiltshire. In 1293-4 he claimed to have view of frankpledge in his manor of Barrowby, Hillam, Parlington, and Shippen [Ho], Yorkshire, and that he and his men were free from suits of counties, hundreds/wapentakes/ridings, and from sheriff's aid and murdrum and view of frankpledge. He was appointed an envoy to treat with the King of the Romans in 1294. He was summoned to Parliament from 24 June 1295 to 14 March 1321/2, by writs directed Hugoni le Despenser, whereby he is held to have become Lord Despenser. In 1295 he was going beyond seas on the king's service. The following year he was going beyond seas on an embassy for the king. In 1297 he was granted 20 oaks fit for timber by the king. The same year he took part in the expedition to Flanders. In 1297 he demised the manor of Arnesby, Leicestershire to two tenants for a term of seven years. In 1298 Maud le Barber of Garscherch testified in London court that Saer le Barber said that Sir Hugh le Despenser "kept more robbers with him than any man in England." In 1299 he was granted the manors of Chelworth and Somerford, Wiltshire, together with the bailiwick of the Forest of Braydon, by his kinsman, Robert de Kaynes (or Kaignes). He was present at the Siege of Caerlaverock in 1300. In 1300 he was going to the court of Rome on the king's special affairs. In 1301 Ralph Pipard granted him the manor of Great Haseley, Oxfordshire. In 1302 Robert de Kaynes, Knt. conveyed to him the manors of Tarrant Keyneston, Dorset and two parts of the manor of Newentone, Wales, together with the reversion of the manors of Dodford, Northamptonshire, Oxhill, Warwickshire, Coombe Keynes, Wiltshire, and a third part of Newentone, Wales. He took part in the negotiations with France which preceded the peace of 1303. In 1305 he was sent as Joint Ambassador to Pope Clement V at Lyons, where he obtained a bull absolving the king from the oaths which he had taken to his people. In Feb. 1306 Hugh received a papal indult to have a portable altar. His wife, Isabel, died shortly before 30 May 1306. At the Coronation of King Edward II in 1308, he carried part of the royal insignia. In the quarrel about Peter de Gavaston in 1308, Hugh alone sided with the king against the barons. He was regarded as a deserter from the common cause, and the parliament which met at Northampton procured his dismissal from the king's council. His disgrace was not of long duration; he received the castles of Devizes and Marlborough, and became the chief adviser of the king. On the death of Gavaston in 1312, he became the chief man of the court party, and encouraged the king to form plans of revenge against the barons. He was present at the Battle of Bannockburn 24 June 1314, and accompanied the king in his flight to Dunbar, and thence by sea to Berwick. About this time his son, Sir Hugh le Despenser, joined the king's side. He was appointed Ambassador to Pope John XXII in 1319, and Joint Ambassador to the Pope in 1320. In May and June 1321 the barons of the Welsh Marches and their adherents ravaged the lands of the younger Despenser in Wales and those of the elder throughout the country. In August of that year both Despensers were accused in Parliament, chiefly on account of the son's misconduct, of many misdeeds, including appropriating royal power to themselves, counselling the King evilly, and replacing good ministers by bad ones. They were then disinherited and exiled from the realm. The elder Hugh accordingly retired to the Continent. The sentence on the Despensers was pronounced unlawful at a provincial council of the clergy about 1 Jan. 1321/2. In March following, the elder Hugh accompanied the King against the contrariants, and was present at the judgment on Thomas, Earl of Lancaster. The proceedings against the Despensers were annulled and cancelled, and his lands restored 7 May 1322. He was created Earl of Winchester 10 May 1322, and granted £20 yearly from the issues of Hampshire, together with the Castle and manor of Brimpsfield, Gloucestershire, and the manors of Badgeworth and Syde, Gloucestershire, Ashton Giffard, Codford St. Peter, Sherrington, and Stapleford, Wiltshire (formerly belonging to John Giffard), as well as other lands formerly belonging to Thomas Mauduit, Henry le Tyeys, Warin de Lisle, and John de Kyngeston. The queen hated the Despensers, and when some difficulty arose in France, she gladly left the kingdom on an embassy to her brother, King Charles IV of France. When the queen landed in England with an armed force in Sept. 1326, she put out a proclamation against the Despensers. On the king's flight to Wales in October 1326, Earl Hugh was dispatched to defend Bristol, which, however, he at once surrendered on the arrival of the Queen. The next day, 27 October 1326, SIR HUGH LE DESPENSER, Earl of Winchester, was tried - without being allowed to speak in his own defence - condemned to death as a traitor, and hanged on the common gallows, all his honours forfeited. His head was sent to Winchester.
      Bridges Hist. & Antiqs. of Northamptonshire 1 (1791): 325. Nichols Hist. & Antiqs. of Leicester 3(1) (1800): 136-137. Cobbett's Complete Coll. of State Trials 1 (1809): 23-38 (Proceedings against Hugh and Hugh le Despenser). Blore Hist. & Antiqs. of Rutland 1(2) (1811): 19 (Despenser ped.), 32-35. Brydges Collins' Peerage of England 6 (1812): 496-511 (sub Despenser). Dugdale Monasticon Anglicanum 5 (1825): 591. Nicolas Siege of Carlaverock (1828): 190-192 (biog. of Hugh le Despenser). Baker Hist. & Antiqs. of Northampton 2 (1836 11): 218-219 (Beauchamp ped.), 239-240 (Bruere or Briwere ped.). Palgrave Antient Kalendars & Inventories of the Treasury of His Majesty's Exchequer 1 (1836): 62. Palgrave Docs. & Recs. Ill the Hist. of Scotland 1(1837): 226 ("Hug' le Despenc[er] Mil[es]" included on list of people owing military service in 1300). Hutchins Hist. & Antiqs. of Dorset 1(1861): 296. Arch. Cambrensis 3rd Ser. 8 (1862): 281 (13th Cent. Chronicle: "Anno mcclxxxiiio [A.D. 1283] - Obiit Patricius Chavard."); 4th Ser. 9 (1878): 99-100. Lennard & Vincent Vis. of Warwick 1619 (H.S.P. 12) (1877): 282-285 (Spencer ped.: "Hugo le Despensor Comes Wintoniæ 18 E. 2 decollatus 19 E. 2. = Isabella fil. Willi Beauchamp Com. Warw."). Burke Dormant, Abeyant, Footed & Extinct Peerages (1883): 165-167 (sub Despenser). Annual Rpt. of the Deputy Keeper 45 (1885): 354; 46 (1886): 119; 49 (1888): 62; 50 (1889): 127. Doyle Official Baronage of England 3 (1886): 695-697 (sub Winchester). C.P.R. 1281-1292 (1893): 248, 267-268, 325. Cal Entries Papal Regs.: Letters 2 (1895): 4 (William de Handlo [Haudlo], clerk, styled "kinsman" of Hugh le Despenser), 9, 541. C.P.R. 1292-1301 (1895): 42, 72-73, 170, 206-207, 211, 224, 226, 293, 306, 535, 561, 600. Fry & Fry Abs. of Feet of Fines Rd. Dorset 1 (Dorset Rec. Soc. 5) (1896): 264-265. Dallas & Porter Note-book of Tristram Risdon (1897): 74-75. C.C.R. 1272-1279 (1900): 345. Desc. Cat. Ancient Deeds 3 (1900): 97-107, 107-118 (Sir Hugh le Despenser styled "kinsman" by Robert de Kaynes in 1299), 226-238; 4 (1902): 48 (Sir Alan de Elsefeld [Ellesfield] styled "kinsman" by Hugh le Despenser in undated grant), 89. C.P.R. 1272-1281 (1901]: 439 English Hist. Rev. 18 (1903): 112-116; 99 (1984): 1-33. Wrottesley Peds. from the Plea Rolls (1905): 544. D.N.B. 5 (1908): 863-865 (biog. of Hugh le Despenser, the elder: "Both the Despensers received many large grants from the crown; they were generally hated, and were accused of many acts of oppression and wrong dealing ... Greedy and ambitious, they used the influence they gained over the king for their own aggrandisement."). VCH Hampshire 4 (1911): 150-151. VCH Surrey 3 (1911): 381-390. Wedgwood Staffordshire Coats of Arms (Colls. Hist Staffs. 3rd Ser. 1913) (1913): 298 (his seal bearing a shield displaying quarterly, in the 2nd and 3rd quarters, a fret, over all a bend). C.P. 4(1916): 262-266 (sub Despenser); 9 (1936): 142; 11 (1949): 298-299 (sub Saint Amand); 12 (2) (1959): 754 (sub Winchester): Cal. Inqs. Misc., 2 (1916): 245 (In 1327 William Fitz Matthew, former keeper of Odiham park, claimed he was removed as keeper by Hugh le Despenser the younger because he "levied hue and cry" upon Isabel the said Hugh's mother who was taking 5 bucks in the park without warrant). Farrer Honors & Knights' Fees 1 (1923): 233-234. Thomas Cal Early Mayor's Court Rolls 1298-1307 (1924): 23. VCH Berkshire 4 (1924): 158-162. Salter Boarstall Cartulary (Oxford Hist. Soc. In Ser. 88) (1930): 107-108, 300, 312, 318. Richardson & Sayles Rotuli Parl. Anglie Hactenus Inediti 1274-1373 (Camden Soc. 3rd Ser. 51) (1935): 12. Stokes et al. Warwickshire Feet of Fines 2 (Dugdale Soc. 15) (1939): 111-112. Hethe Reg. Hamonis Hethe Diocesis Roffensis 1 (Canterbury & York Soc. 48) (1948): 334-335. Paget Baronage of England (1957) 28: 1-5 (sub Basset). Farr Rolls of Highworth Hundred 1275-1287 (Wiltshire Arch. & Nat. Hist. Soc. Recs. Branch 21) 1 (1966): 142, 144-147, 149-150, 152, 154, 156-157; 2 (Wiltshire Arch. & Nat. Hist Soc. Recs. Branch 22) (1968): 201, 203, 206, 208, 211-212, 215-216, 219, 221, 223, 251-252, 294-297. VCH Gloucester 11 (1976): 285-288. Ancient Deeds - Ser. A1 (List & Index Soc. 151) (1978): 166 (Hugh styled "kinsman" by Robert de Kaines [Kaynes] son of Sir Robert de Kaines [Kaynes]). Ancient Deeds - Ser. AS & WS (List & Index Soc. 158) (1979): 5 (Deed A.S.20), 8 (Deed A.S.41), 12 (Deed A.S.63). Rogers Lacock Abbey Charters (Wiltshire Rec. Soc. 34) (1979): 80 (charter of Hugh le Despenser dated 1299). Hill Rolls & Reg. of Bishop Oliver Sutton 1280-1299 8 (Lincoln Rec. Soc. 76) (1986): 42. NEHGR 145 (1991): 258-268. Kirby Hungerford Cartulary (Wiltshire Rec. Soc. 49) (1994): 154. English Yorkshire Hundred & Quo Warranto Rolls (Yorkshire Arch. Soc. Recs. 151) (1996): 274. Parsons Eleanor of Castile: Queen & Soc. (1997): 44, 163, 171. VCH Cambridge 10 (2002): 500. Online resource: http:// (Lord Marshal's Roll - arms of Hugh le Despenser: Quarterly argent and gules fretty or overall a bencllet sable).
      Child of Isabel de Beauchamp, by Patrick de Chaworth, Knt.:
      i. MAUD DE CHAWORTH, married HENRY OF LANCASTER, Knt., Earl of Lancaster and Leicester, Lord of Monmouth [see LANCASTER 8].
      Children of Isabel de Beauchamp, by Hugh le Despenser, Knt.:
      i. HUGH LE DESPENSER, Knt., 2nd Lord Despenser [see next].
      ii. PHILIP LE DESPENSER, Knt., of Goxhill, Lincolnshire, married MARGARET DE GOUSHILL [see NETTLESTEAD 11].
      iii. ALINE LE DESPENSER, married EDWARD BURNELL, Knt, Lord Burnell [see BURNELL 9.i].
      iv. ISABEL LE DESPENSER, married (1st) GILBERT DE CLARE [see BADLESMERE 8.i]; (2nd) JOHN DE HASTINGS, Knt., 1st Lord Hastings [see HASTINGS 10]; (3rd) RALPH DE MONTHERMER, Knt., 1st Lord Monthermer [see CLARE 8].
      v. MARGARET LE DESPENSER, married JOHN DE SAINT AMAND, Knt., 2nd Lord Saint Amand [see SAINT AMAND 11].
      vi. ELIZABETH LE DESPENSER, married RALPH DE CAMOYS, Knt., 1st Lord Camoys [see CAMOYS 6].”