Gilbert De Clare

M, b. circa 1180, d. 25 October 1230
Father*Richard De Clare d. Nov 1217
Mother*Amice Fitz Robert d. 1 Jan 1225
     Gilbert de Clare, 4th Earl of Hertford (1180 – 25 October 1230) was the son of Richard de Clare, 3rd Earl of Hertford, from whom he inherited the Clare estates. He also inherited from his mother, Amice Fitz William, the estates of Gloucester and the honour of St. Hilary, and from Rohese, an ancestor, the moiety of the Giffard estates. In June 1202, he was entrusted with the lands of Harfleur and Montrevillers.

In 1215 Gilbert and his father were two of the barons made Magna Carta sureties and championed Louis "le Dauphin" of France in the First Barons' War, fighting at Lincoln under the baronial banner. He was taken prisoner in 1217 by William Marshal, whose daughter Isabel he later married.

In 1223 he accompanied his brother-in-law, Earl Marshal, in an expedition into Wales. In 1225 he was present at the confirmation of the Magna Carta by Henry III. In 1228 he led an army against the Welsh, capturing Morgan Gam, who was released the next year. He then joined in an expedition to Brittany, but died on his way back to Penrose in that duchy. His body was conveyed home by way of Plymouth and Cranborne to Tewkesbury. His widow Isabel later married Richard Plantagenet, Earl of Cornwall & King of the Romans. His own arms were: Or, three chevronels gules.

Hertford had six children by his wife Isabel, née Marshal.1 7th Earl of Clare, Hertford, and Gloucester.

Child of Gilbert De Clare and Isabel Marshall


  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation,,_4th_Earl_of_Hertford.

Thomas Lincoln


Child of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks

Nancy Hanks

Father*Joseph Hanks
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Lincoln.

Child of Nancy Hanks and Thomas Lincoln

Joseph Hanks

Father*John Hanks
Mother*Sarah Evans

Child of Joseph Hanks

John Hanks


Child of John Hanks and Sarah Evans

Sarah Evans

Father*Cadwallader Evans
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Hanks.

Child of Sarah Evans and John Hanks

Cadwallader Evans

Father*Evan ap Evan

Child of Cadwallader Evans

Evan ap Evan

Father*Robert ap Evan

Child of Evan ap Evan

Robert ap Evan

Father*Lewis ap Robert

Child of Robert ap Evan

Lewis ap Robert

Father*Griffith ap Lewis
Mother*Ellen Verch Edward

Child of Lewis ap Robert

Griffith ap Lewis


Child of Griffith ap Lewis and Ellen Verch Edward

Ellen Verch Edward

Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was ap Lewis.

Child of Ellen Verch Edward and Griffith ap Lewis

Edward le Despenser

M, b. 1310, d. 1342
Father*Hugh the Younger le Despenser b. 1286, d. 24 Nov 1326
Mother*Eleanor de Clare b. 1292, d. 30 Jun 1337
     Edward le Despenser (1310–1342) was the third eldest son of Hugh le Despenser the Younger by his wife Eleanor de Clare.[1] His father is famous for being the favourite of Edward II of England, and consequently being executed for it. Through his mother, he was a great grandson of Edward I of England.

Although his exact whereabouts before the execution of his father are unknown, it is believed that he was among the children living with their mother Eleanor during her imprisonment in the Tower of London (November 1326 - February 1328).[2] He was clearly too young to be seen as a threat to Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer, unlike his older brother, Hugh (who was imprisoned by the two in 1327).

After coming into his estates in November 1334, he soon married Anne Ferrers of Groby, (sister of Henry, Lord Ferrers). They had four surviving sons:

Edward le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer - he inherited the Despenser estates from his paternal uncle Hugh.

Like a few of his brothers, Edward served in Edward III's military campaigns. In 1342, he accompanied his older brother Hugh to mainland Europe.[3] Although they were originally heading for Gascony, they were diverted to Brest to aid King Edward's ally the Countess of Montfort in the Breton Civil War. On September 30, 1342, he and his brother's forces joined the English and helped achieve a victory against the French army at Morlaix. Unfortunately, Edward died during the battle.[4] He was the highest-ranking English casualty there.1

Child of Edward le Despenser and Anne Ferrers of Groby


  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation,

Edward le Despenser

M, b. 24 March 1335, d. 11 November 1375
Father*Edward le Despenser b. 1310, d. 1342
Mother*Anne Ferrers of Groby
     Edward le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer (also called Despenser) (c. 24 March 1335 or 1336 – 11 November 1375) was the son of another Edward le Despenser and Anne, the sister of Henry, Lord Ferrers of Groby.

Le Despencer went with Edward the Black Prince to France, and was present at the Battle of Poitiers. In recognition of his conduct in the French wars, he was summoned to Parliament as a baron in 1357. At the same time, he also became a Knight of the Garter.

Edward married Elizabeth de Burghersh, daughter of Bartholomew de Burghersh, 2nd Baron Burghersh. They had the following children:

Thomas, who succeeded his father to the barony.
Elizabeth, who married firstly John Arundel, and then Hugh, Lord Zouch
Anne, who married firstly to Hugh Hastings, and then Thomas, Lord Morley
Margaret, who married Robert, Lord Ferrers of Chartley.
He was a friend and patron of Jean Froissart[1].1 1st Baron le Despencer.

Children of Edward le Despenser and Elizabeth de Burghersh


  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation,,_1st_Baron_le_Despencer.

Margaret le Despenser

F, d. 3 November 1415
Father*Edward le Despenser b. 24 Mar 1335, d. 11 Nov 1375
Mother*Elizabeth de Burghersh b. c 1342, d. Aug 1402
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Ferrers.

Child of Margaret le Despenser and Lord Robert Ferrers

Lord Robert Ferrers


Child of Lord Robert Ferrers and Margaret le Despenser

Lord Edmund Ferrers

Father*Lord Robert Ferrers
Mother*Margaret le Despenser d. 3 Nov 1415

Child of Lord Edmund Ferrers

Lord William Ferrers

Father*Lord Edmund Ferrers

Child of Lord William Ferrers

Anne Ferrers

Father*Lord William Ferrers
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Vychan.

Child of Anne Ferrers and Sir Roger Vychan

Sir Roger Vychan


Child of Sir Roger Vychan and Anne Ferrers

Thomas Vaughn

Father*Sir Roger Vychan
Mother*Anne Ferrers

Child of Thomas Vaughn

Watkin Vaughn

Father*Thomas Vaughn

Child of Watkin Vaughn

Walter Vaughn

Father*Watkin Vaughn

Child of Walter Vaughn

Sybil Vaughn

Father*Walter Vaughn
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Scudamore.

Child of Sybil Vaughn and John Scudamore

John Scudamore


Child of John Scudamore and Sybil Vaughn

John Scudamore

Father*John Scudamore
Mother*Sybil Vaughn

Child of John Scudamore

William Scudamore

Father*John Scudamore

Child of William Scudamore

Mary Scudamore

Father*William Scudamore
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was French.

Child of Mary Scudamore and Thomas French

Thomas French


Child of Thomas French and Mary Scudamore

Mary French

Father*Thomas French
Mother*Mary Scudamore
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Smith.

Child of Mary French and Robert Smith