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Hugh le Despenser 1st Baron le Despenser, 1st Earl of Winchester
(1261-1326)
Isabel de Beauchamp
(Abt 1267-Bef 1306)
Ralph de Goxhill
(Abt 1274-Bef 1294)
Hawise FitzWarin
(-1344)
Philip [I] le Despenser
(1290-Bef 1313)
Margaret de Goxhill
(1294-1349)
Philip le Despenser
(1313-1348)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Joan de Cobham

Philip le Despenser 1

  • Born: 6 Apr 1313 2
  • Marriage (1): Joan de Cobham
  • Died: 23 Aug 1348 aged 35

  Events

Inquisition: Post mortem, 24 Sep 1313. 2 472. PHILIP LE DESPENSER.

Writ, 24 Sept. 7 Edw. II.

[YORK.] Inq. Friday after St. Gregory the Pope, 7 Edw. II.

Coldon. A capital messuage, 10 tofts, and 16 bovates land.

Dudington. 8 tofts, 10 bovates land, and a windmill.

Great Coldon. 2 tofts held of the archbishop of York.

Pagula. 3 tofts and 2 bovates land.

Holm. A toft and 6a. and two parts of 1a. land.

Cayngham. A pasture called Pedilandes.

All held, as of the honour of Albemarle, by knight's service, of the inheritance of Margaret de Gousill late the wife of the said Philip, and daughter and heir of Ralph de Gousill, and she was 17 on the day of St James last: he had nothing otherwise in those tenements.

Writ, 24 Sept. 7 Edw. II. (defaced.)

ESSEX. Inq. 21 Feb. 7 Edw. II. (defaced.) Toppesfeld. Two parts of the manor (full extent given), held, as of the inheritance of Margaret his wife, of the earl of Gloucester [by service] of 2 1/2 knights' fees, and doing suit at the court of Clare. Philip his son is his next heir, age unknown, because he was born in co. Lincoln.

LINCOLN. Inq. Wednesday after SS. Fabian and Sebastian, 7 Edw. II. (defaced.)

Roxham. Two parts of the manor (extent given), held by the said Philip and Margaret his wife, as of the inheritance of the said Margaret, of the barony of Bayeux, which is in the hand of lady Isabel de Bello Monte, lady of Vescy, by service of two parts of 1/2 knight's fee.

Walcotes. 42s. 8d. rent similarly held of Philip de Kyme by knight's service.

Cranewell. 4 bovates land and 2s. rent, similarly held of the prior of Sempringham by service of 18 1/2d. yearly.

Philip his son, born on 6 April last, is his next heir.

LINCOLN. Inq. Thursday after St. Martin, 7 Edw. II. (much defaced.)

Gedenaye. (Two parts?) of the manor (full extent given), held by the said Philip and Margaret, as of her inheritance, of the fee of Albemarle of of Margaret countess of Cornwall, together with the knights' fees belonging thereto, by service

Holbech and Quappelade. 25a. 1r. meadow, 32a. pasture, 30s. rent of free tenants, &c. similarly held of Lawrence de Holbech by service of 1/10 knight's fee.

Heir as above.

LINCOLN. Inq. . (much defaced.)

Goushill. (Two parts of the manor?) (extent given), held by the said Philip and Margaret, as of her [inheritance], of the barony of Bayeux. .

Halton on Humber. (Two parts?) of the manor (extent given), similarly held of the abbot &c. of Thorneton by service of 1/2 knight's fee.

Roxton, Thorneton, and Ellesham. Two parts of a messuage, lands, and rents, similarly held of Henry de Percy by service of knights' fee.

Wevelsby. 42s. 8d. rent similarly held of the abbot of Wellehogh by service of 1/20 knight's fee.

Staynton. Two parts of the manor (extent given), similarly held of William de Mortuo Mari by service of 1/3 knight's fee.

Heir as above.

LINCOLN. Inq. Monday before the Purification, 7 Edw. II. (defaced.)

Basingham. Two parts of a messuage, 5 bovates land, 21a. meadow, rents, &c. held by the said Philip and Margaret, as of her inheritance, of William de Standon by service of 1/5 knight's fee.

Lincoln. Two messuages similarly held as of the king's ancient demesne by service of 2d. yearly.

Heir as above.

LINCOLN. Inq. Tuesday after SS. Fabian and Sebastian, 7 Edw. II. (much defaced.)

Poynton and Greyby. Two parts of the manors (extents given), held by the said Philip and Margaret, as of her inheritance, of Roger Pedewardyn by service of 1 knight's fee; and there are payable out of Poynton 3s. 4d. yearly for sheriff's aid, and out of Greyby 3s. 8 1/2d. to Sir William Mareschall, and 20d. yearly for the guard of the castle of Richemond.

Lopingthorp. A capital messuage, 80a. arable, 6a. meadow, wood (?), and rent, similarly held of William de Mortuo Mari by service of

Heir as above.

C. Edw. II. File 34. (5.)

Inquisition: Post mortem, 16 Aug 1349. 216.
MARGARET DE ROOS or DE ROS.

Writ, 16 August, 23 Edward III.
LINCOLN.
Inq. taken at Horncastre, 4 October, 23 Edward III (partly illegible).

Gowsill, or Gouxill. [Goushill.] A messuage with a garden and croft, 110a. arable, 120a. meadow, pasture for five fat beasts, pasture for 120 sheep, [a windmill,] 4l. 6s., 4qr. malt, 100 hens and 500 [100] eggs yearly rents and a court every three weeks held [of the barony of Baious] by service of a knight's fee.
Halton. Two messuages, 100a. arable, 30a. meadow, 10l. yearly rent from free and bond tenants and a court every three weeks held of the abbot &c. of Thornton by service of half a knight's fee.
Gedeney. A messuage, a dovecot, a windmill, [176a.] arable, 120 [112]a. meadow, 100a. moor and several pasture, three salterns, a several pasture called 'le Mershe,' five bushels (modios) of salt, 4l. 13s. [or 14l. 14s.] yearly rent and a court held every three weeks held of the king as of the honour of Aumale, which is in the king's hand by service of a twelfth part of a knight's fee.
Hollebech. 55s. yearly rent from divers socmen held [of the king of] the honour aforesaid by foreign service.
Poynton. A messuage, a water-mill, 70 [72]a. arable, 20a. meadow, 10a. marsh, 50s. rent, [fowls, salt and] a court every three weeks.
Greyby. A messuage, 50a. arable, 8a. meadow, 40s. rent [and fowls].
Both held of Roger Peddewardyn by service of a knight's fee.
Lepyngthorp. A messuage, 80a. arable, 6a. meadow, 6a. wood and 20s. yearly rent held of the heirs [inheritance] of William de Mortuo Mari by knight's service.
[Losiche. 20s. rent.]
Roxham. A messuage, 60 [40]a. arable, 18a. meadow, 30s. rent, 30 hens, 400 sheaves of straw for thatching houses, [4] 'kirves' of turf and a court every three weeks held of the barony of Bayous by service of half a [one] knight's fee.
Walecote [Wydelcote]. 40s. yearly rent held of the heirs [inheritance] of Philip de Kyme [by foreign service].
Basyngham. A messuage, seven bovates of land, 30a. meadow, a fifth part of a water-mill and a court every three weeks held of the heirs [inheritance] of William de Staynton [Stanton] by service of a fifth part of a knight's fee.
Lincoln. Two messuages in the suburb held as of the king's ancient demesne by service of 2d.
[Elsham.] A messuage and three bovates of land held of the prior of Elsham by foreign service.
[Thorneton] upon Humber. [Three bovates of land] held of the abbot of Thorneton [by foreign service].
Welesby [Wellesby]. 40s. yearly rent held of the abbot of Wellehow by service of a twentieth [part of a knight's fee].
Stalyngburgh [Stanyngburgh] and Immyngham. A messuage and a toft and two bovates of land held of the heirs [heir] of Nicholas Malmeyns [Malemeyns] [by service of 6s. 10d. yearly].
Roxton. [A messuage and two bovates of land] held [of the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England] by service of 2s. yearly; and a messuage and [two] bovates of land held of the heirs of John son of Ralph de Gouxill [Gouxhill, by service of 16d. yearly].
Holebech [Holbek]. [A messuage and 1/2a.] land held [of the heir of William Eldelyn] by service of a clove.
[Quappelade.] [5]a. land held [of the heir of Robert son of Thomas] by service of 1 1/2d. [1d.] yearly.
[Greyby. A toft, 16 1/2a. land and 3s. rent] held of the heirs [heir] of John Mareshall [by service of 5s. 6 1/2d. yearly].
Cranewell. [Six] bovates of land held of the prior [of Sempryngham] by service of 2s. yearly.
She died on 22 July last. Philip le Despenser her son, who died on 22 August last, aged 22 years, was her heir. He entered upon no land of hers, because he died shortly after her death, nor took any profits from her lands except from Market Staynton and Alkebarow, which he held, conjointly with Joan his wife, by the said Margaret's gift. Philip [son of the said] Philip, [aged 7 years at the feast of St. Lucy next, is his] heir.

Writ, 16 August, 23 Edward III.
YORK; LIBERTY OF HOLDERNESS.
Inq. taken at Hedon, Thursday, 15 December, 23 Edward III.

Little Coldon. A messuage, ten tofts and twenty-four bovates and two plots of land held of the king in chief as of the honour of Aumale, which is in the king's hand, by service of a sixteenth part of a knight's fee.
Paghel. Four tofts, four bovates of land and 10s. 2 1/4d. rent held of the king in chief, as of the honour aforesaid, by service of finding four men to ferry (transfretare) the lord and lady of the manor of Brustwyk across the Humber, when they have to cross from Paghelflet to the parts of Lyndeseye.
Holm. A messuage, two tofts, 10a. 1r. land, 27a. salt meadow and pasture for eleven fat cattle held of the king in chief, as of the honour aforesaid, by service of rendering 13d. yearly.
Kayngham. A croft similarly held by service of 13d. yearly.
Drynghowe. Nine bovates of land similarly held by service of a forty-eighth part of a knight's fee.
Otringham. A toft and a croft held of the abbot of Meaux by service of 1d. yearly.
Dodyngton. A messuage, five tofts and twenty-four bovates of land held of the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England by service of 5s. yearly.
Great Coldon. Two tofts held of the archbishop of York by knight's service.
Beford. Six carucates of land held in service of the king in chief, as of the honour aforesaid, by service of an eighth part of a knight's fee; which land divers free tenants held of her by foreign service.
She died on 28 July last; and after her death the aforesaid tenements descended to Philip le Despenser, her son and heir, who took no profit from them nor occupied them. He died on 22 August last. Philip his son, aged 7 years on the feast of St. Lucy last, is his heir.

Writ, 16 October, 23 Edward III.
YORK.
Inq. taken at York, Tuesday before St. Hilary, 23 Edward III.

Redenesse. A messuage, 4a. land, 1a. meadow, 1a. pasture and 40a. moor, which are in the hands of tenants at will, who render 46s. 6d yearly, held of the abbot &c. of Selby by service of 12d. yearly.
Houk. A messuage, 8a. land, 3a. meadow, 3a. pasture and 20a. moor, which are in the hands of tenants at will, who render 33s. 2d. yearly, held of the heirs of Hamon de Houk, service not known.
She held no other lands &c. in the county within the said escheator's bailiwick, except the manors of Turnomhall and Thornton in Craven, of which no mention is made in this inquisition, because the extent of those manors was lately taken by virtue of another writ.
She died on 29 July last. Philip son of Philip le Despenser son of the said Margaret, aged 7 years and more, is her heir.

Writ of amotus, 28 October, 23 Edward III.
YORK.
Inq. taken at York on Friday after St. Martin in the Winter, 23 Edward III.

Turnumhalle. John de Ros, knight, deceased, sometime husband of the said Margaret, was at one time seized of the manor of Turnumhalle (extent given) including a fishery in the river Ouse, and perquisites &c. of court, worth 2s. only because of the mortality and want of men, and tenements in Clif, and by his charter gave the same to George de Ros, knight, and Peter de Rither, parson of the church of Kyrkeby Misperton; who granted the same to the aforesaid John de Ros and Margaret and the heirs of the said John for ever. The said manor and tenements are held of the bishop of Durham by fealty and by service of rendering 9l. yearly. The reversion of the said manor and tenements, after the death of the said Margaret, belongs to William de Ros, a minor in the king's wardship, son and heir of William de Ros of Hamelak, deceased, brother and heir of the said John de Ros. The present lung on 24 August last granted the said manor to the said William de Ros the son, under a certain form, and he thus holds it.
Thornton in Craven. The said John de Ros, knight, was seised of the manor (extent given) and the advowson of the church, and by his charter gave the same to the aforesaid George and Peter, who regranted the same as above. The said manor and advowson are held of Henry de Percy by knight's service and by doing suit at the said Henry's court of Spofford every three weeks. The reversion after the death of the said Margaret belongs to Thomas son of William de Ros of Hamelak, deceased, because the said William was brother and heir of the said John; which William, long before his death, by his charter granted to the said Thomas his son, the reversion of the said manor and advowson, by virtue of which grant the said Margaret attorned in her lifetime to the said Thomas therefor, and did fealty to him as lord thereof.
She held no other lands &c. in the county in the escheator's bailiwick.
Date of death and heir as last above.

C. Edw. III. File 96. (21.)

E. Inq. p.m. File 10. (10.)


Philip married Joan de Cobham, daughter of John de Cobham 2nd Baron Cobham of Norfolk and Unknown.


Sources


1 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), VI, p. 42, fn (h).

2 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 5 Edward II: 253-262.

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