Ancestors of Tim Farr and Descendants of Stephen Farr Sr. of Concord, Massachusetts and Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England

Sir Phillip Le DESPENSER [Parents] [scrapbook] 1-13388 was born 2 about 1290 in Stoke, Gloucester, England. He died 3 on 24 Sep 1313. Phillip married (MRIN:5511) Margaret De GOUSHILL-13389.

Margaret De GOUSHILL [Parents] 1-13389 was born 2 on 12 May 1294. She died 3 on 29 Jul 1349. Margaret married (MRIN:5511) Sir Phillip Le DESPENSER-13388.

They had the following children.

  M i Sir Phillip Le DESPENSER-13386 was born on 6 Apr 1313. He died on 23 Aug 1349.

John De COBHAM 2nd Baron Cobham of Kent [Parents]-13394 was born 1 about 1296. He died 2 on 25 Feb 1355. John married 3 (MRIN:5512) Joan De BEAUCHAMP-13395 in 1314.

Joan De BEAUCHAMP [Parents]-13395 was born 1 about 1302. She died 2 after 1343. Joan married 3 (MRIN:5512) John De COBHAM 2nd Baron Cobham of Kent-13394 in 1314.

They had the following children.

  F i Joan De COBHAM-13387 was born about 1320. She died in May 1357.

Hugh Le DESPENSER 1st Earl of Winchester [Parents] [scrapbook] 1-13390 was born 2 on 1 Mar 1261. He died 3 on 27 Oct 1326 in Gloucester, England, United Kingdom. Hugh married 4 (MRIN:5513) Lady Isabel De BEAUCHAMP-13391 in 1286.

He served Edward I on numerous occasions in battle and in diplomacy and was created a baron by writ of summons to Parliament in 1295. His son, Hugh Despenser the Younger, became a favourite of Edward II, in what is believed to be a homosexual relationship. Hugh the Elder was loyal to his son and the King, which worried the barons. To that time, his highest office was justice of the forests.

He was one of the few barons to remain loyal to Edward during the controversy regarding Piers Gaveston. Despenser became Edward's loyal servant and chief administrator after Gaveston was executed in 1312, but the jealousy of other barons – and, more importantly, his own corruption and unjust behaviour – led to his being exiled along with his son Hugh Despenser the younger in 1321, when Edmund of Woodstock, Earl of Kent replaced him as Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports.

Edward found it difficult to manage without them, and recalled them to England a year later, an action which enraged the queen, Isabella, the more so when Despenser was created Earl of Winchester in 1322. Although not as bad as his son, Despencer the Elder was accused by a significant number of people of widespread criminality during the next few years, often involving false accusations of trespass or theft and the extortion of money or land.

Lady Isabel De BEAUCHAMP [Parents] 1-13391 was born 2 about 1262 in Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. She died 3 about 30 May 1306. Isabel married 4 (MRIN:5513) Hugh Le DESPENSER 1st Earl of Winchester-13390 in 1286.

Sometime before 1281, she married firstly Sir Patrick de Chaworth, Lord of Kidwelly in Carmarthenshire, South Wales. The marriage produced one daughter:
Maud Chaworth (2 February 1282- 1322), married Henry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster, by whom she had seven children.
Following Sir Patrick's death in 1283, Lady Isabella had in her possession four manors in Wiltshire and two manors in Berkshire, assigned to her until her dowry should be set forth along with the livery of Chedworth in Gloucestershire and the Hampshire manor of Hartley Mauditt which had been granted to her and Sir Patrick in frankmarriage by her father.[2]
In 1286, she married secondly Sir Hugh le Despenser without the King's licence for which Sir Hugh had to pay a fine of 2000 marks.[2] He was created Baron Despenser by writ of summons to Parliament in 1295, thereby making Lady Isabella Baroness Despenser.
Together Lord and Lady Despenser had four children:[3]
Hugh le Depenser, Lord Despenser the Younger (1286- executed 24 November 1326), married Eleanor de Clare, by whom he had issue.
Aline le Despenser (died before 28 November 1353), married Edward Burnell, Lord Burnell
Isabella le Despenser (died 4/5 December 1334), married firstly as his second wife, John Hastings, 1st Baron Hastings, by whom she had three children. Their descendants became the Lords Hastings; she married secondly as his second wife, Sir Ralph de Monthermer, 1st Baron Monthermer.[4]
Phillip le Despenser (died 1313), married as his first wife Margaret de Goushill, by whom he had issue.
Lady Despenser died sometime before 30 May 1306. Twenty years later, her husband and eldest son, favourites of King Edward II, were both executed by the orders of Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March and Queen Isabella. The couple were by that time the de facto rulers of England, and along with most of the people in the kingdom, they had resented the power both Despensers wielded over the King.
As her husband had been made Earl of Winchester in 1322, Lady Despenser was never styled as the Countess of Winchester.

They had the following children.

  M i Sir Phillip Le DESPENSER-13388 was born about 1290. He died on 24 Sep 1313.

Ralph De GOUSHILL [Parents]-13392 was born 1 about 1274. He died 2 before 30 Aug 1294. Ralph married (MRIN:5514) Hawise Fitz WARIN-13393.

Hawise Fitz WARIN [Parents]-13393 was born 1 about 1277. Hawise married (MRIN:5514) Ralph De GOUSHILL-13392.

They had the following children.

  F i Margaret De GOUSHILL-13389 was born on 12 May 1294. She died on 29 Jul 1349.

Baron Hugh Le DESPENSER [Parents]-13481 was born 1 in 1223. He died 2 on 4 Aug 1265. Hugh married (MRIN:5515) Aline BASSET-13482.

Hugh le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer (1223 – 4 August 1265) was an important ally of Simon de Montfort during the reign of Henry III. He served briefly as Justiciar of England in 1260 and as Constable of the Tower of London.
Hugh Le Despenser, chief justiciar of England, first played an important part in 1258, when he was prominent on the baronial side in the Mad Parliament of Oxford. In 1260 the barons chose him to succeed Hugh Bigod as Justiciar, and in 1263 the king was further compelled to put the Tower of London in his hands.
He was the son of Hugh le Despenser and was summoned to Parliament by Simon de Montfort. Hugh was summoned as Lord Despencer Dec. 14, 1264 and was Chief Justiciar of England and a leader of the baronial party, and so might be deemed a baron, though the legality of that assembly is doubtful. He remained allied with Montfort to the end, and was present at the Battle of Lewes. He was killed fighting on de Montfort's side at the Battle of Evesham in August, 1265. He was slain by Roger Mortimer, 1st Baron Wigmore; this caused a feud to begin between the Despencer and the Mortimer families.
By his wife, Aline Bassett, he was father of Hugh the elder Despenser. She was the daughter of Philip Basset, who had also served as Justiciar. They also had a daughter named Eleanor, who married Hugh de Courtenay, feudal baron of Okehampton.

Aline BASSET [Parents]-13482 was born 1 about 1245. She died 2 before 11 Apr 1281. Aline married (MRIN:5515) Baron Hugh Le DESPENSER-13481.

They had the following children.

  M i Hugh Le DESPENSER 1st Earl of Winchester-13390 was born on 1 Mar 1261. He died on 27 Oct 1326.

William De BEAUCHAMP 9th Earl of Winchester [Parents] [scrapbook] 1-13426 was born 2 in 1237. He was buried 3 on 22 Jun 1298. William married (MRIN:5516) Maud Fitz JOHN-13427.

He became hereditary High Sheriff of Worcestershire for life on the death of his father in 1268.
He was a close friend of Edward I of England, and was an important leader in Edward's invasion of Wales in 1277.[2][3] In 1294 he raised the siege of Conwy Castle, where the King had been penned in,[4] crossing the estuary.[5] He was victorious on 5 March 1295 at the battle of Maes Moydog, against the rebel prince of Wales, Madog ap Llywelyn.[6]In a night attack on the Welsh infantry he used cavalry to drive them into compact formations which were then shot up by his archers and charged.[7]

Maud Fitz JOHN [Parents] 1-13427 was born 2 about 1237. She died 3 on 16 Apr 1301. Maud married (MRIN:5516) William De BEAUCHAMP 9th Earl of Winchester-13426.

They had the following children.

  F i Lady Isabel De BEAUCHAMP-13391 was born about 1262. She died about 30 May 1306.

Petre de GOUSHILL [Parents]-13470 was born 1 about 1245. He died 2 before 1 Jul 1287. Petre married (MRIN:5517) Ela de CAMOYS-13471.

Ela de CAMOYS [Parents]-13471 was born 1 about 1248. Ela married (MRIN:5517) Petre de GOUSHILL-13470.

They had the following children.

  M i Ralph De GOUSHILL-13392 was born about 1274. He died before 30 Aug 1294.

Fulk Fitz WARIN [Parents]-13475 was born 1 on 14 Sep 1251. He died 2 on 24 Nov 1315. Fulk married 3 (MRIN:5518) Margaret Verch GRUFFYDD-13476 before 25 Feb 1277.

Margaret Verch GRUFFYDD [Parents]-13476 was born 1 about 1254. She died 2 on 11 May 1336. Margaret married 3 (MRIN:5518) Fulk Fitz WARIN-13475 before 25 Feb 1277.

They had the following children.

  F i Hawise Fitz WARIN-13393 was born about 1277.

Henry De COBHAM-13396 was born 1 about 1260. He died 2 on 25 Aug 1339. Henry married (MRIN:5519) Maud De MORVILLE-13397.

Maud De MORVILLE-13397 was born 1 about 1270. Maud married (MRIN:5519) Henry De COBHAM-13396.

They had the following children.

  M i John De COBHAM 2nd Baron Cobham of Kent-13394 was born about 1296. He died on 25 Feb 1355.

John De BEAUCHAMP [Parents]-13398 was born 1 on 27 Jul 1274. He died 2 on 1 Jan 1337. John married (MRIN:5520) Joan CHENDUIT-13399 in 1301.

Joan CHENDUIT-13399 was born 1 about 1279. She died 2 on 9 Feb 1328. Joan married (MRIN:5520) John De BEAUCHAMP-13398 in 1301.

They had the following children.

  F i Joan De BEAUCHAMP-13395 was born about 1302. She died after 1343.

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