Spencer/le Despenser/de Spencer/d'Arbetot

Name origin: The name is derived from the Norman French. The common ancestor of the English family assume the name LeDespenser, Latin dispensator, from being steward to the household of William the Conqueror. The family seat founded at the time of Conquest was at Stratford, Eng., the kitchen was in the early days know as spence.

Amauy Raoul d'Albetot

b.1066 of Lincolnshire, England; parents ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. Robert d'Aretot Despencer b.abt.1092

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Robert d'Aretot (Abbetot) Despencer

b.abt.1092 of Lincolnshire, England; s/o Amaury Raoul d'Albetot

CHILDREN included:

  1. William Talva Montgomery Despencer b.1100

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William Talvas Montgomery Despencer

b.1100 of Elington, Lincolnshire, England; s/o Robert d'Arbetot (Abbetot) Despencer
m.Aliz Ala de Burgundy
b.abt.1040 of Elington, Lincolnshire, England

CHILDREN included:

  1. Richard le Despencer b.abt.1120 of Elington, Lincolnshire, England
  2. Thurston le Despencer b.abt.1122

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Thurston le Despencer

b.abt.1122 of London, Middlesex, England; s/o William Talva Montgomery Despencer and Aliz Ala de Burgundy

CHILDREN included:

  1. Walter Despencer b.abt.1148 of Stanley, Lincolnshire, England
  2. Almaric Despencer b.abt.1150 d.aft.1189
  3. Hugh Despencer b.abt.1152 d.1199
  4. Galridus (Geoffrey) le Despencer b.abt.1155 of Defford, Worchesterhire, England d.1251
  5. Thomas Despencer b.abt.1169 of Elington, Lincolnshire, England

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Almaric Despencer

b.abt.1150 of Newington, England; s/o Thurston le Despencer
d.aft.1189
m.Amabel [Maud] de Chesney
b.abt.1154 of Stanley, Gloucestershire, England; d/o Walter Chesnei

CHILDREN included:

  1. Thurston Despencer b.abt.1175 d.1229
  2. Almaric Despencer b.abt.1178
  3. Philip Despencer b.abt.1180
  4. Juliana Despencer b.abt.1181 of Stanley, Gloucestershire, England d.1227 m.1207; Geoffrey de Lucy
  5. Richard Despencer b.abt.1182
  6. Hugh Despencer b.abt.1188

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Hugh Despencer

b.abt.1152 of Ryhale, Rutland, England; s/o Thurston le Despencer
d.1199

CHILDREN included:

  1. Thomas Despencer b.abt.1169

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Thomas Despencer

b.abt.1169 of Elington, Lincolnshire, England; s/o Hugh Despencer

CHILDREN included:

  1. Muriel le Despencer b.abt.1181 of Cheshire, England m.abt.1211 of Cheshire, England; Hugh Dutton
  2. Galfridus (Geoffrey) le Despencer b.abt.1185
  3. Thomas le Despncer b.abt.1195 of Leicestershrie, England d.1218
  4. Hugh le Despencer b.abt.1197 d.Feb. 23, 1238
  5. Rohesia le Despencer b.abt.1200 of Seagrave, Leichester, England m.abt.1199 Stephen de Segrave

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Galfridus (Geoffrey) le Despencer

b.abt.1185 Defford, Worcestershire, England; s/o Thomas Despencer
d.1242
m.Dec. 29, 1229 Emma d'Harcourt
b.abt.1206 of Defford, Worchestershire, England; d/o Richard de Harcourt
d.aft.1265

CHILDREN included:

  1. John le Despencer b.abt.1235 d.1251

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Hugh le Despenser

b.abt.1197 Leicestershire, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, England; s/o Thomas Despencer
d.Feb. 23, 1238

CHILDREN included:

  1. Pernell le Despenser b.abt.1210
  2. Hugh le Despenser b.bef.1223

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Hugh le Despenser

b.bef.1223 Loughborough, Leicestershire, England s/o Huge le Despencer
d.Aug. 4, 1265 Battle of Evesham, England
m.1260 Iline Aline Aliva Bassett, Countess of Norfolk
b.abt.1240 Wooten Basset, Wiltshire, England; d/o Philip Bassett and Ela Longespee
d.bef.Apr. 11, 1281

CHILD:

  1. Philip Despencer b.abt.1244 d.Sept. 24, 1313
  2. Anne le Despencer b.abt.1248 m.abt.1262; William de Ferrers
  3. Joan le Despencer b.abt.1252
  4. Eleanor Despencer b.abt.1252/1271 Devonshire, England d.Sept. 30, 1328 London; bur.Oct. 1, 1328 London, Middlesex, England m.Hugh de Courtenay
  5. Hugh Despencer b.March 1, 1260/1261

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John le deSpencer

b.1235; s/o Galfridus (Geoffrey) and Emma (d'Harcourt) le DeSpencer
d.1251
m.abt.1260 Anne _______

CHILDREN included:

  1. Adam Spencer b.abt.1261 d.abt.1249
  2. William Spencer b.abt.1263

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Hugh Despencer

b.March 1, 1260/1261 of Barton, Gloucestershire, England; s/o Hugh le Despencer and Isabel de Beauchamp
d.Nov. 24, 1326 Hereford, Herefordshire, England
bur.aft.Dec. 15, 1330 Tewkesbury Abbey, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England
m.aft.June 14, 1306 Westminster, London, Middlesex, England; Eleanore de Clare
b.Oct. 1292 Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly, Glamorganshire, Wales; d/o Gilbert "The Red Earl" de Clare and Joan "of Acre", Princess of England
d.June 30, 1337 Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England

CHILDREN included:

  1. Margaret Despencer b.abt.1310
  2. Edward Despencer b.abt.1312 d.Sept. 30, 1342
  3. Isabel le Despencer b.abt.1312
  4. Joan Despencer b.abt.1316 d.April 26, 1394
  5. Gilbert Despencer b.abt.1320
  6. Elizabeth Despencer b.1322 Stoke, Gloucestershire, England d.July 13, 1389 bur.St. Botulphes m.1338 Maurice de Berkeley
  7. Hugh le Despencer b.abt.1308 d.Feb. 8, 1348/1349

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William Spencer

b.abt.1263 of Belton, Worcestershire, England; s/o John and Anne le Despencer
d.abt.1328 of Defford, Worcestershire, England
m.abt.1299; ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. John Spencer b.abt.1300

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_____ le Despencer

b.ca.1265 parents ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. Isabel le Despencer m.aft.Oct. 3, 1305 John Hastings

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John Spencer

b.abt.1300 of Defford, Worcestershire, England; s/o William Spencer
d.aft.1386
m.aft.1339 Alice Deverell
b.bef.1305 of Defford, Worcestershire, England; d/o Giles Deverell

CHILDREN included:

  1. Nicholas Spencer b.abt.1340

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Edward Despencer

b.abt.1312 of Buckland, Buckshire, England; s/o Hugh Despencer and Eleanore de Clare
d.Sept. 30, 1342
m.April 20, 1335 Groby, Leicestershire, England; Anne Ferrers
b.abt.1337; d/o Henry Ferrers and Elizabeth [Isabel] de Verdun
d.Aug. 8, 1367

CHILDREN included:

  1. Edward Despencer b.March 24, 1335/1336
  2. Thomas le Despencer b.abt.1337
  3. Henry le Despencer b.abt.1339 d.1406
  4. Gilbert le Despencer b.abt.1341
  5. Anne Despencer b.abt.1346

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Edward Despencer

b.March 24, 1335/1336 Essendine, Rutlandshire, England; s/o Edward Despencer and Anne Ferrers
d.Nov. 11, 1375 Llanblethian, Glamorganshire, Wales
m.bef.Aug. 2, 1354 Essendine, Rutlandshire, England; Elizabeth de Burghersh
b.1342 of Ewias Lacy, Herefordshire, England; d/o Bartholomew Burghersh and Cicely de Weyland
d.July 26, 1409

CHILDREN included:

  1. Cicely Despencer b.abt.1354
  2. Edward Despencer b.abt.1356
  3. Anne Despencer b.abt.1358 d.Oct. 31, 1426
  4. Hugh le Despencer b.abt.1360 d.1411
  5. Margaret Despencer b.abt.1365 d.Nov. 3, 1415
  6. Elizabeth Despencer b.abt.1367 d.April 10/11, 1408 m.John Arundel [FitzAlan]
  7. Phillippa Despencer b.abt.1370
  8. Thomas le Despencer b.Sept. 22, 1373

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Nicholas Spencer

b.abt.1340 of Defford, Worcestershire, England; s/o John and Alice (Deverell) Spencer
m.abt.1365 Joan Polard
b.abt.1344 of Kent, England; d/o Richard Polard

CHILDREN included:

  1. Thomas Spencer b.abt.1366
  2. William Spencer b.abt.1368 d.1456

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Thomas Spencer

b.abt.1366 of Badby, Northamptonshire, England; s/o Nicholas and Joan (Polard) Spencer
d.aft.1435
m.abt.1391 ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. Henry Spencer b.abt.1392

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Thomas le Despencer

b.Sept. 22, 1373 Essendine, Rutland, England; s/o Edward Despencer and Elizabeth de Burghersh
d.Jan. 13, 1399/1400 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
m.aft.April 16, 1378 of Bristol, Gloucestershire, England; Constance, Princess of England
b.abt.1374 of Conisbrough Castle, Yorkshire, England; d/o Edmund "of Longley", Prince of England and Isabel, Princess of Castile and Leon
d.Nov. 28, 1416 Reading, Berkshire, England

CHILDREN included:

  1. Elizabeth le Despencer b.abt.1398 d.infant
  2. Isabel Despencer b.July 26, 1400 Elmley, Worcestershire, England d.Dec. 27, 1439 m.July 27, 1411 Elmley Castle, Worcestershire, England; Richard de Beauchamp
  3. Richard le Despencer b.Nov. 30, 1396 d.Oct. 7, 1414

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Henry Spencer

b.abt.1392 of Badby, Northhamptonshire, England; s/o Thomas Spencer
d.abt.1476 Badby, England
m.abt.1417 Isabelle Lincoln
b.abt.1357 of Badby, England; d/o Henry Lincoln

CHILDREN included:

  1. John Spencer b.abt.1418
  2. Thomas F. Spencer b.abt.1420 d.aft.1433 of Eaton, Bedfordshire, England
  3. William Spencer b.abt.1422 of Hodnell, Warwickshire, England
  4. Nicholas Spencer b.abt.1424 of Hodnell, England

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John Spencer

b.abt.1418 of Hodnell, Worwickshire, England; s/o Henry and Isabelle (Lincoln) Spencer
m.abt.1443 _______ Warsted
b.abt.1422

CHILDREN included:

  1. Thomas Spencer b.abt.1429
  2. Henry Spencer b.abt.1431
  3. John Spencer b.abt.1437
  4. William Spencer b.abt.1444 d.aft.1485

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John Spencer

b.abt.1437 of Wormleighton, Warwickshire, England; s/o John Spencer and dau. of Warsted family
d.1499
m.Ann Empson
b.abt.1450 of Towcester, Northamptonshire, England; s/o Perter and Elizabeth (Jospeh) Empson

CHILDREN included:

  1. Jane Spencer b.1465 Hodnel, Warwickshire, England d.Feb. 12, 1525 m.William Saunders

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