Name: John Le Despencer
Birth: 1235 1
Death: 1275 in Swallowfield, Berkshire 1
Change Date: 12 FEB 2008
In right of his first wife, Joan the daughter of Robert de Lou, Sir John Le Despencer also possessed Castle Carlton and Cavenby in Lincolnshire, but, his wife dying childless, these manors went, at his death, to her cousin, John de Merieth.
By Anne, his second wife, Sir John had two sons: Adam Le Despenser, who died young, and William Le Despenser, styled 'of Belton.' The latter resided at Defford in Worcestershire and died in 1328. From him are said to have descended the Earls Spencer.
Father: Geoffrey Le Despencer b: 1215 in Marchley, Worcestershire
Mother: Emma de Harcourt b: in Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire
Joan de Lou b: in Of Castle Carlton & Cavenby, Lincs
Anne b: 1242
- William Le Despencer b: 1264
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Title: Berkshire History
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