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  • ID: I4851
  • Name: Thomas Le Despencer
  • Suffix: 1st Earl of Gloucester
  • Sex: M 1
  • Birth: 22 SEP 1373 2
  • Death: 13 JAN 1400 in Bristol, Somerset
  • Cause: Lynched by a mob and beheaded
  • Note: 3

    6th Lord Despencer.
    Strong Royalist.
    Went to Ireland with Richard II. Returned with son of the late duke of Gloucester, who died, and Despencer was suspected of murdering him.
    Lost his Earldom and joined band of disgruntled nobles under Earl of Rutland, but was betrayed and handed over to City Fathers of Bristol. Was beheaded by them.
  • _UID: 0387079A831049ECA31FFAE4F560F57653DC
  • Change Date: 14 JUN 2006



    Father: Edward Le Despencer b: ABT 24 MAR 1336 in Essendine, Rutland
    Mother: Elizabeth Burghersh b: 1342

    Marriage 1 Constance Plantagenet b: 1374
    • Married: ABT 1385
    Children
    1. Has Children Isabel Le Despencer b: 26 JUL 1400 in Cardiff
    2. Has No Children Richard Le Despencer b: 30 NOV 1396 in Elmley, Worcestershire

    Sources:
    1. Type: Web Site
      Author: Peter Western
      Title: Maximilian Genealogy
      URL: www.maximiliangenealogy.com
    2. Type: Web Site
      URL: www.geneajourney.com
    3. Text: This Sceptred Isle
      BBC
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