Thomas Le DESPENSER, Earl Of Gloucester, Kg[1, 2]

Male 1373 - 1400  (26 years)


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  • Name Thomas Le DESPENSER  [3, 4
    Suffix Earl Of Gloucester, Kg 
    Born 22 Sep 1373  Essendine, Rutlandshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Jan 1399-1400  Beheaded At Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I13235  Carney Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2006 

    Father Edward II 1St Baron Le DESPENSER, Kg, Sir,   b. 24 Mar 1335-1336, Essendine, Rutlandshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1375, Llanbethian, Glamorganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth De BURGHERSH,   b. 1342, Ewyas Lacy, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1409  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 2 Aug 1354  [4
    Alt. Marriage Bef Dec 1364  [5, 6, 7
    Alt. Marriage 
    Family ID F6738  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Constance PLANTAGENET, Princess Of England,   b. Abt 1374, Castle Conisbrough, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1416, Reading Abbey, Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married Aft 16 Apr 1378  [4
    Children 
     1. Richard Le DESPENSER, Baron Burghersh,   b. 30 Nov 1396, Elmley, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1414, Merton, Surrey, England (Dsp) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
     2. Isabel Le DESPENSER, Baroness Burghersh,   b. 26 Jul 1400, Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1439, Friars Minoresses, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F3805  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Thomas le Despenser, 2nd Lord (Baron) le Despenser of both the 1295 and 1314 creations, also 2nd and last Lord Despenser of the 1357 creation and 1st and last Earl of Gloucester, so created in Parliament 29 Sep 1397 (in which same Parliament he got the forfeiture of his great grandfather and great-great grandfather (the Elder and Younger Hugh le Despensers) lifted, thereby becoming rightful holder of their baronies--also presumably the Earldom of Winchester of the 1322 creation, though he seems not to have been referred to under such a title), KG (1399); and was beheaded 13 Jan 1399/1400 (after an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow Henry IV following the latter's usurpation of the throne from Richard II the previous year (when Thomas was degraded from his Earldom), so that when Parliament met in Jan 1400/1 all his remaining titles were declared forfeited inasmuch as he had been a traitor). [Burke's Peerage]

  • Sources 
    1. [S579] Jim Weber.

    2. [SAuth] Jim Carney, compiled by James H Carney [(E-ADDRESS), & MAILING ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Minyama, Queensland 4575 AUSTRALIA.

    3. [S25] Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999, 47-8 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S12] Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999, 1030 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S81] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999, 70-35 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S25] Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999, 13-9, 14-8 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S63] Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000, II:427 (Reliability: 3).