BIOGRAPHY OF THOMAS DESPENCER 1ST EARL GLOUCESTER 1373-1400

GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree: DESPENCER

Descent English Royalty: 3G Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Descent French Royalty: 7G Grandson Louis VII King Franks

Descent Royal House of Wessex: 11G Grandson Edmund "Ironside" I King England

EVENTS

On 22 Sep 1373 Thomas Despencer 1st Earl Gloucester was born to Edward Despencer 1st Baron Despencer, 3rd Baron Burghesh (38) and Elizabeth Burghesh 3rd Baroness Burghesh (31)

On 11 Nov 1375 Thomas Despencer 1st Earl Gloucester (2) succeeded 2nd Baron Despencer (4C 1357)

Before 07 Nov 1379 Thomas Despencer 1st Earl Gloucester and Constance York were married

Around 1388 Thomas Despencer 1st Earl Gloucester (14) was appointed 80th Knight Garter: Richard II

In 1396 Richard Despencer 4th Baron Burghesh was born to Thomas Despencer 1st Earl Gloucester (22) and Constance York (22)

In 1397 Thomas Despencer 1st Earl Gloucester (23) was created 1st Earl Gloucester (4C 1397)

In 1398 Elizabeth Despencer was born to Thomas Despencer 1st Earl Gloucester (24) and Constance York (24)

On 17 Dec 1399 the conspirators at Abbey House including Thomas Blount (47) , Thomas Despencer 1st Earl Gloucester (26) , Thomas Holland 1st Duke Surrey (25) , John Holland 1st Duke Exeter (47) , Ralph Lumley 1st Baron Lumley (39) , John Montagu 3rd Earl Salisbury (49) , Edward York 1st Duke Albemarle aka Aumale, 2nd Duke York (26) , Bernard Brocas (45) . They plotted to capture Henry IV King England (32) at a Tournament in Windsor on the Feast of Epiphany hence the Epiphany Rising.

Before 1400 Edward Despencer was born to Thomas Despencer 1st Earl Gloucester and Constance York

Around 1400 Hugh Despencer was born to Thomas Despencer 1st Earl Gloucester (26) and Constance York (26)

On 13 Jan 1400 Thomas Despencer 1st Earl Gloucester (26) was beheaded at Bristol [Epiphany Rising].

On 26 Jul 1400 Isabel Despencer 5th Baroness Burghesh was born to Thomas Despencer 1st Earl Gloucester and Constance York (26) some six months after her father had been beheaded during the Epiphany Rising.

ANCESTRY

Father: Edward Despencer 1st Baron Despencer, 3rd Baron Burghesh (2G Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

GrandFather: Edward Despencer (1G Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

1G GrandFather: Hugh "Younger" Despencer (5G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

2G GrandFather: Hugh "Elder" Despencer 1st Earl Winchester (4G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Hugh Despencer 1st Baron Despencer

4G GrandFather: Hugh Despencer

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

4G GrandFather: Philip Basset (2G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Hawise Reginar

2G GrandMother: Isabella Beauchamp

3G GrandFather: William Beauchamp 9th Earl Warwick

4G GrandFather: William Beauchamp

4G GrandMother: Isabel Maudit

3G GrandMother: Maud Fitzjohn

4G GrandFather: John Fitzpeter

4G GrandMother: Isabel Bigod

1G GrandMother: Eleanor Clare (Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

2G GrandFather: Gilbert "Red Earl" Clare 7th Earl Gloucester, 6th Earl Hertford (4G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

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

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

4G GrandMother: Isabel Marshal

3G GrandMother: Maud Lacy (4G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandFather: John Lacy 8th Baron Bowland, 8th Baron Halton, 7th Baron Lacy

4G GrandMother: Margaret Quincy 2nd Countess Lincoln (3G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

2G GrandMother: Joan of Acre (Daughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Edward "Longshanks" I King England (Son Henry III King England)

4G GrandFather: Henry III King England (Son John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Eleanor Provence Queen Consort England

3G GrandMother: Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England (2G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: Ferdinand III King Castile, III King Leon (1G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandMother: Joan Dammartin Count Ponthieu

GrandMother: Anne Ferrers (6G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

1G GrandFather: William Ferrers 1st Baron Ferrers Groby (5G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

2G GrandFather: William Ferrers (4G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

3G GrandFather: William Ferrers 5th Earl Derby (3G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandFather: William Ferrers 4th Earl Derby

4G GrandMother: Agnes Gernon (2G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

3G GrandMother: Margaret Quincy

4G GrandFather: Roger Quincy 2nd Earl Winchester

4G GrandMother: Helen Galloway

2G GrandMother: Anne Despencer (4G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Hugh Despencer 1st Baron Despencer

4G GrandFather: Hugh Despencer

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

4G GrandFather: Philip Basset (2G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Hawise Reginar

1G GrandMother: Ellen or Margaret Segrave

2G GrandFather: John Segrave 2nd Baron Segrave

3G GrandFather: Nicholas Segrave 1st Baron Segrave

4G GrandFather: Gilbert Segrave

3G GrandMother: Maud Lacy

4G GrandFather: Thomas Lacy

4G GrandMother: Margaret Multon

2G GrandMother: Christiana Plessey

Mother: Elizabeth Burghesh 3rd Baroness Burghesh (6G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

GrandFather: Bartholomew "The Younger" Burghesh 2nd Baron Burghesh (5G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

1G GrandFather: Bartholomew "The Elder" Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh

2G GrandFather: Robert Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh

2G GrandMother: Maud Badlesmere

3G GrandFather: Gunselin Badlesmere

3G GrandMother: Joan Fitzbernard

1G GrandMother: Elizabeth Verdun (4G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

2G GrandFather: Theobald Verdun 2nd Lord Verdun

3G GrandFather: Theobald Verdun 1st Lord Verdun

4G GrandFather: John "The Botiller" Verdun

4G GrandMother: Margaret "Lady of Dulek" Lacy

3G GrandMother: Margery Bohun

4G GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun

4G GrandMother: Eleanor Braose

2G GrandMother: Maud Mortimer (3G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Edmund Mortimer 2nd Baron Mortimer Wigmore (2G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Roger Mortimer 1st Baron Mortimer Wigmore (1G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Maud Braose

3G GrandMother: Margaret Fiennes (4G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: William Fiennes

4G GrandMother: Blanche Beaumont (3G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

GrandMother: Cecily Weyland