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le Despencer, Baron (E, 1387)

 

Creation: writ sum. 17 Dec 1387

 

Family name: le Despencer later Wentworth

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Philip [le Despencer], 1st Baron le Despencer

son and heir of Sir Philip le Despencer, of Camoys Manor in Toppesfield, co. Essex (by his wife Joan de Cobham, dau. of John [de Cobham], 2nd Baron Cobham of Kent, by his first wife Joan Beauchamp, dau. of John [Beauchamp], 1st Baron Beauchamp of Hache), son and heir of Philip le Despencer, of Parlington, co. York (by his wife Margaret de Goushill (only dau. and hrss. of Ralph de Goushill, of Goxhill, co. Lincoln), 2nd son of Hugh "the Elder" [le Despencer], 1st Baron le Despencer later 1st Earl of Winchester

born

18 Oct 1342

mar.

Elizabeth ..... (d. before 1401;  bur. in Newhouse Abbey, co. Lincoln)

died

4 Aug 1401

created

by writ of summons 17 Dec 1387 Baron le Despencer

suc. by

son

note

accompanied the Duke of Lancaster in his expedition to Brittany 1378 ; none of his descendants were ever summoned to Parliament in respect of this Barony or recognised during their lifetime as Baron le Despencer

 

Sir Philip le Despencer, de jure 2nd Baron le Despencer

born

c. 1365

mar.

before 23 Nov 1385 Elizabeth de Tybotot (b. 1371; dspm. before 20 Jun 1424; bur. in the Grey Friars' Church, Ipswich, co. Suffolk), 3rd dau. and cohrss. of Robert [de Tybotot], 3rd Baron Tybotot, by his wife Margaret Deincourt, dau. of William [Deincourt], 2nd Baron Deincourt

died

s.p.m. 20 Jun 1424

suc. by

daughter

note

knighted before 1385; his wife's inheritance included the manors of Nettlestead and Barrow, co. Suffolk, Chatham, Kingston and Sibton, co. Kent, Lindsell and Little Stambridge, co. Essex, and Marston, co. Lincoln

 

Marjory la Despencere, de jure suo jure Baroness le Despencer

born

mar. (1)

after 5 Sep 1404 John [de Ros], 7th Baron Ros

mar. (2)

before 25 Jun 1423 Roger Wentworth (d. 24 Oct 1452), 2nd son of John Wentworth, of North Elmsall, co. York, by his wife Agnes Dronsfield, dau. of Sir William Dronsfield, of West Bretton, co. York

children by second husband

1. Sir Philip Wentworth, of Nettlestead, co. Suffolk, taken prisoner by the Yorkists after the Battle of Hexham and beheaded (dvm. 18 May 1464), mar. Mary de Clifford, only dau. of John [de Clifford], 7th Baron Clifford, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Percy, only dau. of Sir Henry Percy, styled Lord Percy, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Mortimer, 1st dau. of Edmund [Mortimer], 3rd Earl of March, by his wife Lady Philippa Plantagenet, only dau. of Lionel [Plantagenet], 1st Duke of Clarence, 2nd son of King Edward III, and had issue:

1a. Sir Henry Wentworth, later de jure 4th Baron le Despencer

2. Henry Wentworth, of Codham Hall (d. 22 Mar 1482), mar. (1) Elizabeth Howard, dau. of Henry Howard, of Teringhampton, and (2) Joan FitzSymonds, dau. of Robert FitzSymonds, and had issue by both wives

1. Anne Wentworth, mar. John Calthorpe

2. Margaret Wentworth, mar. Sir William Hopton, Treasurer of England (d. after 1483), and had issue

3. Agnes Wentworth, mar. Sir Robert Constable, of Flamborough, co. York, Sheriff of Yorkshire (d. 1488), and had issue

died

20 Apr 1478

suc. by

grandson by second husband

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Sir Henry Wentworth, de jure 4th Baron le Despencer

born

mar. (1)

Ann Saye, 1st dau. of Sir John Saye, of Sawbridgeworth, Little Berkhampstead and Broxbourne, co. Hertford, by his first wife Elizabeth Cheyne, dau. of Laurence Cheyne, of Ditton, co. Cambridge

children by first wife

1. Sir Richard Wentworth, later de jure 5th Baron le Despencer

1. Margaret Wentworth (d. 1550), mar. Sir John Seymour, of Wolf Hall, co. Wiltshire (d. 21 Dec 1536), and had issue

2. Elizabeth Wentworth (d. after 1542), mar. (1) Sir Roger Darcy, of Danbury, co. Essex. Esquire of the Body to King Henry VIII (d. Sep 1508), (2) as his second wife Sir Thomas Wyndham, of Felbrigg, co. Norfolk (d. 1521), and (3) as his third wife John [Bourchier], 1st Earl of Bath, and had issue by her first and second husbands

mar. (2)

after 22 Oct 1494 Lady Elizabeth la Scrope (widow of Thomas [le Scrope], 6th Baron Scrope of Masham; dsps. Sep 1517; bur. with her first husband in the Church of the Black Friars by Ludgate, London), sister and cohrss. of George [Neville], 1st Duke of Bedford, and 2nd dau. of John [Neville], 1st Marquess of Montagu, by his wife Isabel/Elizabeth Ingaldesthorpe, dau. and cohrss. of Sir Edmund Ingaldesthorpe, of Borough Green, co. Cambridge

died

betw. 17 Aug 1499 and 27 Feb 1500/1 (bur. in Newhouse Abbey, co. Lincoln)

suc. by

son by first wife

note

restored in blood 1464; knighted 1477/8; Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk 1481-82; Sheriff of Yorkshire 1489-90 and 1482

 

Sir Richard Wentworth, de jure 5th Baron le Despencer

born

c. 1480

mar.

Anne Tyrell (d. after 11 Nov 1529), dau. of Sir James Tyrell, of Gipping, co. Suffolk, by his wife Anne Arundell, dau. of Sir John Arundell, of Lanherne, co. Cornwall

children

1. Thomas Wentworth, later de jure 6th Baron le Despencer later 1st Baron Wentworth

1. Margery Wentworth (bur. 26 Mar 1587), mar. (1) Sir Christopher Glemham, of Glemham, co. Suffolk, and (2) Francis Colby, and had issue by her first husband

2. Dorothy Wentworth (bur. 10 Mar 1551/2), mar. Lionel Tollemache, of Helmingham and Bentley, co. Suffolk, Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk (b. c. 1497; d. 5 Dec 1571), and had issue

3. Thomasine Wentworth, mar. Richard Pinder, of Ipswich, co. Suffolk

died

17 Oct 1528

suc. by

son

note

knighted 1509; Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk 1509-10 and 1516-17

 

Thomas [Wentworth], de jure 6th Baron le Despencer later 1st Baron Wentworth

created

2 Dec 1529 by writ of summons Baron Wentworth

 

From 2 Dec 1529 the descent of the Barony of le Despencer followed that of the Barony of Wentworth.

 

 First written 11 Jun 2010

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