BIOGRAPHY OF HUGH DESPENCER 2ND BARON DESPENCER 1308-1349

GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree: DESPENCER

Descent English Royalty: 1G Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Descent French Royalty: 5G Grandson Louis VII King Franks

Descent Royal House of Wessex: 9G Grandson Edmund "Ironside" I King England

EVENTS

In 1308 Hugh Despencer 2nd Baron Despencer was born to Hugh "Younger" Despencer (22) and Eleanor Clare (15)

On 02 Jan 1315 Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall was buried at King's Langley Priory in a lavish ceremony some two and a half years after his murder. The ceremony was attended by Edward II King England (30) and his wife Isabella Capet Queen Consort England (20) as well as Humphrey Bohun 4th Earl Hereford, 3rd Earl Essex (39) , Aymer Valence 2nd Earl Pembroke (40) , Thomas of Brotherton 1st Earl Norfolk (14) , Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere (39) , Hugh Despencer 2nd Baron Despencer (7) and his son Hugh "Younger" Despencer (29) . [Funeral of Piers Gaveston].

In 1338 Hugh Despencer 2nd Baron Despencer (30) succeeded 2nd Baron Despencer (1C 1264/1295)

Before 27 Apr 1341 Hugh Despencer 2nd Baron Despencer and Elizabeth Montagu were married

In 1349 Hugh Despencer 2nd Baron Despencer (41) died

ANCESTRY

Father: Hugh "Younger" Despencer (5G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

GrandFather: Hugh "Elder" Despencer 1st Earl Winchester (4G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

1G GrandFather: Hugh Despencer 1st Baron Despencer

2G GrandFather: Hugh Despencer

3G GrandFather: Thomas Despencer

4G GrandFather: Geoffrey Despencer

3G GrandMother: Recuara Harcourt

1G GrandMother: Aline Bassett (3G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

2G GrandFather: Philip Basset (2G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Alan Bassett

4G GrandFather: Thomas Basset

4G GrandMother: Adeliza Dunstanville

3G GrandMother: Aline Fitzrobert (1G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Philip Fitzrobert (Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

2G GrandMother: Hawise Reginar

3G GrandFather: Matthew Reginar

4G GrandFather: Godfrey Reginar

4G GrandMother: Alice Hastings

GrandMother: Isabella Beauchamp

1G GrandFather: William Beauchamp 9th Earl Warwick

2G GrandFather: William Beauchamp

3G GrandFather: Walter Beauchamp

4G GrandFather: William Beauchamp 2nd Baron Beauchamp

4G GrandMother: Jeanne de Saint-Valéry Saint-Valéry

3G GrandMother: Joan Mortimer

4G GrandFather: Roger Mortimer

4G GrandMother: Isabel Ferrers

2G GrandMother: Isabel Maudit

3G GrandFather: William Maudit

3G GrandMother: Alice Beaumont-Roger

4G GrandFather: Waleran Beaumont-Roger 4th Earl Warwick

4G GrandMother: Alice Harcourt

1G GrandMother: Maud Fitzjohn

2G GrandFather: John Fitzpeter

3G GrandFather: Geoffrey Fitzpeter 1st Earl Essex

3G GrandMother: Aveline Clare

4G GrandFather: Roger Clare 2nd Earl Hertford

4G GrandMother: Maud St Hilary

2G GrandMother: Isabel Bigod

3G GrandFather: Hugh Bigod 3rd Earl Norfolk

4G GrandFather: Roger Bigod 2nd Earl Norfolk

4G GrandMother: Ida Tosny

3G GrandMother: Maud Marshal

4G GrandFather: William Marshal

4G GrandMother: Isabel Clare 4th Countess Pembroke

Mother: Eleanor Clare (Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

GrandFather: Gilbert "Red Earl" Clare 7th Earl Gloucester, 6th Earl Hertford (4G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

1G GrandFather: Richard Clare 6th Earl Gloucester, 5th Earl Hertford (3G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

2G GrandFather: Gilbert Clare 5th Earl Gloucester, 4th Earl Hertford (2G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Richard Clare 3rd Earl Hertford

4G GrandFather: Roger Clare 2nd Earl Hertford

4G GrandMother: Maud St Hilary

3G GrandMother: Amice Fitzrobert (1G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandFather: William Fitzrobert 2nd Earl Gloucester (Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Hawise Beaumont-Roger

2G GrandMother: Isabel Marshal

3G GrandFather: William Marshal

4G GrandFather: John Fitzgilbert

4G GrandMother: Sybil Salisbury

3G GrandMother: Isabel Clare 4th Countess Pembroke

4G GrandFather: Richard "Strongbow" Clare 2nd Earl Pembroke, 1st Earl Buckingham

4G GrandMother: Aoife Ní Diarmait Macmurrough

1G GrandMother: Maud Lacy (4G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

2G GrandFather: John Lacy 8th Baron Bowland, 8th Baron Halton, 7th Baron Lacy

3G GrandFather: Roger Lacy 6th Baron Lacy, 7th Baron Halton, 7th Baron Bowland

4G GrandFather: John Fitzrichard 6th Baron Halton

4G GrandMother: Alice Essex

3G GrandMother: Maud Clere

2G GrandMother: Margaret Quincy 2nd Countess Lincoln (3G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Robert Quincy

4G GrandFather: Saer Quincy 1st Earl Winchester

4G GrandMother: Margaret Beaumont-Roger

3G GrandMother: Hawise Gernon (2G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Hugh de Kevelioc Gernon 5th Earl Chester (1G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Bertrade Montfort

GrandMother: Joan of Acre (Daughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

1G GrandFather: Edward "Longshanks" I King England (Son Henry III King England)

2G GrandFather: Henry III King England (Son John "Lackland" I King England)

3G GrandFather: John "Lackland" I King England (Son Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England

3G GrandMother: Isabella Angouleme Queen Consort England

4G GrandFather: Aymer Angouleme I Count Angoulême

4G GrandMother: Alice Courtenay

2G GrandMother: Eleanor Provence Queen Consort England

3G GrandFather: Raymond Berenguer Provence IV Count Provence

4G GrandFather: Alfonso Barcelona II Count Provence

4G GrandMother: Gersenda II Sabran

3G GrandMother: Beatrice Savoy

4G GrandFather: Thomas Savoy I Count Savoy

4G GrandMother: Margaret Geneva

1G GrandMother: Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England (2G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

2G GrandFather: Ferdinand III King Castile, III King Leon (1G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

3G GrandFather: Alfonso IX King Leon

4G GrandFather: Ferdinand II King Leon

4G GrandMother: Urraca Burgundy Queen Consort Leon

3G GrandMother: Berengaria Ivrea I Queen Castile (Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: Alfonso VIII King Castile

4G GrandMother: Eleanor Plantagenet Queen Castile (Daughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

2G GrandMother: Joan Dammartin Count Ponthieu

3G GrandFather: Simon Dammartin

4G GrandFather: Alberic Dammartin

4G GrandMother: Mathilde Clermont

3G GrandMother: Marie Montgomery Count Ponthieu

4G GrandFather: William Montgomery IV Count Ponthieu

4G GrandMother: Alys Capet