Thomas le Despenser
Hugh le Despenser
(-Between 1238/1238)
Hugh le Despenser 1st Baron le Despenser
(Bef 1223-1265)


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1. Aline Basset

Hugh le Despenser 1st Baron le Despenser

  • Born: Bef 1223 1
  • Marriage (1): Aline Basset before 1260 1
  • Died: 4 Aug 1265, "Battle of Evesham", Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11, GB 1
  • Buried: Evesham Abbey, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11, GB 1

   Cause of his death was Killed in battle..1

  General Notes:

HUGH (1223 or before-killed in battle Evesham 4 Aug 1265, bur Evesham Abbey).

m (1260 or before) as her first husband, ALINE Basset, daughter and heiress of Sir PHILIP Basset of Wycombe, Buckinghamshire & his first wife Hawise de Lovaine of Little Easton, Essex ([1242/50]-before 11 Apr 1281). A writ dated 6 Nov "55 Hen III", after the death of "Philip Basset", names "Aline his daughter, wife of Roger Bygod earl of Norfolk, marshal of England, late the wife of Sir Hugh le Despensir, age variously stated as 22 and more, 24 and more, 26 and 30 and more, is the heir". She married secondly (before 29 Oct 1271) as his first wife, Roger Bigod Earl of Norfolk. Inquisitions after a writ "9 Edw I" following the death of "Aline la Despensere daughter and heir of Philip Basset, alias Aveline countess of Norfolk alias Aline countess Marescall" name "Hugh son of Hugh le Despencer age [...20 in the first week of March last] is next heir".

Hugh & his wife had two children: Hugh and Eleanor. 1

Hugh married Aline Basset, daughter of Philip Basset and Hawise de Lovaine, before 1260.1 (Aline Basset was born between 1242 and 1250 1 and died before 11 Apr 1281 2.)


1 Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.

2 Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>. .... J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 2 Edward I: 223-230.

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