Philip le Despencer
d.24 Sep 1313
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Sir Philip Le Despencer, Knt., of Goxhill, Lincolnshire was the son of Hugh Le Despencer, 1st Earl of Winchester and his wife, Lady Isabella Beauchamp, daughter of William de Beauchamp, 9th Earl of Warwick and Maud FitzJohn. He was born ca. 1290 in Stoke, Gloucester, England. He married Margaret de Goushill, daughter of Ralph De Gousille and his wife Hawise Fitzwarine. Philip was brother to Hugh Despenser, the Younger, a favorite of King Edward II.
According to Douglas Richardson's Magna Carta Ancestry, Philip and Margaret were parents to Sir Philip le Despenser of Goxhill, Lincolnshire (6 Apr 1313-Aug 1349) who married Hon. Joan de Cobham, daughter of John, 2nd Baron Cobham of Kent.
They were parents to:
- ↑ PHILIP, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
- Moor, Charles. Knights of Edward I. (London: Harleian Society], 1929-1932), Volume 1, pages 279 and 280.
- Philip Despencer, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
- ↑ The Descent of Col. Charles Edward Cumberland, in Foster, Joseph. The royal lineage of our noble and gentle families, together with their paternal ancestry. (London, England: Hazell, Watson and Viney Limited, 1884).
Foster makes Philip the son of Hugh and Eleanor de Clare.
- ↑ Cokayne, George Edward, and Vicary Gibbs; et al. The complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct, or dormant [2nd ed.]. (London: St. Catherine Press, 1910-59), 4:289 fn a, 6:42.
"...Philip was yr. s. of Hugh le Despenser the elder (Close Rolls, 6 Edw. II, m. 21; 20 Edw.III, p. 1, m. 25 d; 21 Edw.III, p. 1, m.6), not, as usually stated, of Hugh the younger."