Isabel Le DESPENSER, Baroness Burghersh[1, 2]

Female 1400 - 1439  (39 years)


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  • Name Isabel Le DESPENSER  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Suffix Baroness Burghersh 
    Born 26 Jul 1400  Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Gender Female 
    Died 27 Dec 1439  Friars Minoresses, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Buried 13 Jan 1439-1440  Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I13380  Carney Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2009 

    Father Thomas Le DESPENSER, Earl Of Gloucester, Kg,   b. 22 Sep 1373, Essendine, Rutlandshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1399-1400, Beheaded At Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years) 
    Mother 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  [8
    Family ID F3805  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Richard De BEAUCHAMP, Earl Of Warwick,   b. 28 Jan 1381, Warwick Castle, Warwick, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1439, Rouen Castle, Seine-Maritime, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 26 Nov 1423  2ND Husband Same Name Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 9
    Children 
     1. Anne De BEAUCHAMP, Countess Of Warwick,   b. Abt Sep 1426, Caversham, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 20 Sep 1492  (Age ~ 66 years)
     2. Henry De BEAUCHAMP,   b. 22 Mar 1424, Elmley Castle, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1446, Hanley Castle, Upton-On-Severn, Worcestershire, England (Dspm) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F6833  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Isabel, Baroness Burghersh in her own right, widow of his cousin Richard de Beuachamp, Earl of Worcester, and sister and heir of Richard le Despenser, de jure Lord (Baron) Burghersh. [Burke's Peerage]

      Note: Isabel was mother of Henry de Beauchamp, 14th Earl of Warwick & 1st Duke of Warwick, dspm 11 June 1464; also Anne de Beauchamp, who became Countess of Warwick after Henry's daughter Anne died 3 Jan 1448/9.

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      Isabel le Despenser, m. 27 July 1411 [Richard de Beauchamp], (daughter of Thomas le Despenser and Constance, daughter of Edmund, Duke of York). [Magna Charta Sureties]

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      He [Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Worcester] m. 27 Jul 1411, at Tewkesbury, Isabel, sister and eventually (1414) sole heir of Richard le Despenser, apparently de jure Lord Burghersh, being daughter of Thomas, the attainted Earl of Gloucester (Lord le Despenser), by Constance, daughter of Edmund, Duke of York. He dspm. (being mortally wounded at the siege of Meaux in France, 18 Mar 1421/2), and was buried 25 Apr 1422 in Tewkesbury Abbey. At his death, his vast estates and the representation of his Barony devolved on his only daughter and heir (Elizabeth), but the Earldom of Worcester apparently reverted to the Crown. His widow, (who was b. (posthumous) 26 Jul 1400 at Cardiff, and who was apparently suo jure Baroness Burghersh) m. (by papl dispensation) 26 Nov 1423, at Hanley Castle, co. Worcester, as 2nd wife, her husband's cousin, Richard Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick, who d. 30 Apr, and was buried 4 Oct 1439, at Warwick. M.I. Will dated 8 Aug 1435. She d. 27 Dec 1439, at the Friars Minoresses, London, and was buried 13 Jan 1439/40, in Tewkesbury Abbey. M.I. WIll dated 1 Dec 1439, probated 4 Feb 1439/40. Inq.p.m. at Abingdon, June 1441. [Complete Peerage I:26-27, XIV:6]

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      He [Richard de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick] married, 2ndly, 26 November 1423, at Hanley Castle, co. Worcester, Isabel, de jure suo jure (according to modern doctrine) BARONESS BURGHERSH, widow of his cousin Richard (DE BEAUCHAMP), EARL OF WORCESTER (who died s.p.m. March 1422), sister and heir of Richard (LE DESPENSER), de jure LORD BURGHERSH (who died s.p. 7 October 1414), posthumous daughter and eventually sole heir of Thomas (LE DESPENSER), EARL OF GLOUCESTER and LORD LE DESPENSER (who was beheaded, January 1399/1400, and afterwards attainted] by Constance, daughter of Edmund, "of Langley," DUKE OF YORK, 5th son of EDWARD III. He died 30 April 1439 at Rouen, aged 57, and was buried 4 October in St. Mary's, Warwick, being afterwards removed to the Lady Chapel (built by his executors), where is a superb monument to him. His widow, who was born 26 July 1400 at Cardiff, died 27 December 1439 at the Friars Minoresses, London, and was buried 13 January 1439/40 in Tewkesbury Abbey, aged 39. M.I. [Complete Peerage XII/2:378-82, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

  • Sources 
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    4. [S12] Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999, 2945 (Reliability: 3).

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