Relatives of Ralph and Pat Roberts

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  • ID: I048301
  • Name: Hugh le Despencer 1 2 3 4
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1236 1 2 3 4
  • Death: 27 OCT 1326 in Bristol, Gloucestershire 5 2 3 4
  • Note:
    [ralphroberts.ged]

    [roberts.GED]

    [sandberg.ged]

    From Burke's D&E p. 166

    "... and the elder Spencer being seized (althought in his ninetieth year ), was brought in chains before the prince and the barons, and received ju dgment of death, which was accordingly exceuted, by hanging the culprit up on a gallows in the sight of the king and of his son, upon St. Dennis's da y, in October, 1326. [ 27 Oct 1326 ] It is said by some writers that the b ody was hung up with two strong cords for four days, and then cut to piece s, and given to the dogs. Young Spencer, with the king, effected his escap e; but they were both, soon afterwards, taken and delivered to the quee n, when the unfortunate monarch was consigned to Berkeley Castle, whe re he was basely murdered in 1327. Hugh Spencer the younger, it appears w as impeached before parliament, and received sentence to be drawn upon a h urdle, with trumps and trumpets, throughout all the city of Hereford and t here to be hanged and quartered, which sentence was executed on a gallo ws 50 feet high, upon St. Andrew's eve, anno 1326 [ 24 Nov 1326 ]. Thus te rminated the career of two of the most celebrated royal favourites in t he annals of England. The younger Hugh was a peer of the realm, as we ll as his father, having been summoned to parliament as a baron, from 29 J uly, 1314, to 10 October, 1325; but the two BARONIES OF SPENCER, and the E ARLDOM OF WINCHESTER, expired
    under the attainders of the father and son."





    Marriage 1 Isabel de Beauchamp b: ABT 1236 in ,of Warwick, England
    • Married: 1286 6 2 3 4
    Children
    1. Has No Children Hugh le Despencer b: 1 MAR 1260/61 in Barton, Gloucestershire
    2. Has No Children Isabel le Despencer b: ABT 1270

    Sources:
    1. Title: Burke's Dormant & Extinct Peerages
      Author: Burke, John & Burke, Sir Bernard
      Publication: Harrison, London, 1844, 1883, reprinted 1969
      Note: Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire
      Repository:
      Note: Cont. by John Young. Also Calgary Public Library
      Media: Book
    2. Title: sandberg.ged
      Repository:
      Media: Other
      Text: Date of Import: Sep 22, 2001
    3. Title: roberts.GED
      Repository:
      Media: Other
      Text: Date of Import: Oct 11, 2001
    4. Title: ralphroberts.ged
      Repository:
      Media: Other
      Text: Date of Import: Dec 15, 2003
    5. Title: Ancestral File
      Repository:
      Note: Family History Center, Church of the Latter Day Saints, Kensington, MD
      Media: Microfilm
    6. Title: Brian Tompsett
      Publication: Internet
      Note: The best website around for British and European royal genealogy
      Note: excellent
      Repository:
      Note: www.dcs.hull.ac.uk/public/genealogy/royal
      Media: Electronic
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