Robert De Ros

M, d. before 20 April 1274
Father*Robert De Ros b. 1206, d. 1269
Mother*Christian Bertram

Margaret de Brus

F, b. 1218, d. before 30 January 1307
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was De Ros.

William De Ros

M
Father*William De Ros b. c 1192, d. 1264
Mother*Lucy Fitzpiers b. c 1196, d. c 1266

Lucy De Ros

F, b. circa 1230, d. after 1279
Father*William De Ros b. c 1192, d. 1264
Mother*Lucy Fitzpiers b. c 1196, d. c 1266
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1250As of circa 1250,her married name was de Kyme.

Child of Lucy De Ros and William de Kyme

Alexander De Ros

M, b. circa 1224
Father*William De Ros b. c 1192, d. 1264
Mother*Lucy Fitzpiers b. c 1196, d. c 1266

Peter De Ros

M
Father*William De Ros b. c 1192, d. 1264
Mother*Lucy Fitzpiers b. c 1196, d. c 1266

William de Kyme

M

Child of William de Kyme and Lucy De Ros

Phillip de Kyme

M, b. circa 1254
Father*William de Kyme
Mother*Lucy De Ros b. c 1230, d. a 1279

James De Ros

M, b. 1303, d. 30 September 1362
Father*Robert De Ros b. 1265, d. 3 Feb 1311
Mother*Ernberge Constable b. 1283

Children of James De Ros and Maud Bernake

Maud Bernake

F, b. 1310
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1330As of 1330,her married name was De Ros.

Children of Maud Bernake and James De Ros

James De Ros

M, b. 1347, d. 12 February 1402
Father*James De Ros b. 1303, d. 30 Sep 1362
Mother*Maud Bernake b. 1310

Child of James De Ros and Joan le Despencer

Joan le Despencer

F, b. 1367
Father*Sir Philip le Despencer b. 18 Oct 1342, d. 4 Aug 1401
Mother*Elizabeth de Tiptoft b. 1345, d. b 1 Aug 1401
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1389As of 1389,her married name was De Ros.

Child of Joan le Despencer and James De Ros

Robert De Ros

M, b. 1390, d. 1441
Father*James De Ros b. 1347, d. 12 Feb 1402
Mother*Joan le Despencer b. 1367

Children of Robert De Ros and Joan de Tilliol

Joan de Tilliol

F, b. 1399, d. 1438
Father*Sir Geoffrey de Tilliol b. 1360, d. 1400
Mother*Alice de Ireby b. 1376
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJoan de Tilliol was also known as Filliol.
Married Name1419As of 1419,her married name was De Ros.

Children of Joan de Tilliol and Robert De Ros

Margaret De Ros

F, b. 1420
Father*Robert De Ros b. 1390, d. 1441
Mother*Joan de Tilliol b. 1399, d. 1438
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Greene.

William La Zouche

M

Child of William La Zouche and Elizabeth De Ros

Agnes de Greene

F, b. circa 1341, d. after 2 December 1391
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was la Zouche.

Edward de Bohun

M, b. circa 1312, d. 1334
Father*Humphrey De Bohun b. 1276, d. c 1322
Mother*Princess Elizabeth of Rhuddlan b. 7 Aug 1282, d. 5 May 1316

John De Bohun

M, b. 23 November 1306, d. 20 January 1335
Father*Humphrey De Bohun b. 1276, d. c 1322
Mother*Princess Elizabeth of Rhuddlan b. 7 Aug 1282, d. 5 May 1316

Alice Fitzalan

F, b. circa 1310
Father*Edmund Fitzalan b. 1285, d. 17 Nov 1326
Mother*Alice De Warren b. 15 Jun 1287, d. 23 May 1338
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1325As of circa 1325,her married name was De Bohun.

Isabella de Beauchamp

F, d. 1306
Father*William de Beauchamp b. 1237, d. 1298
Mother*Maud FitzJohn d. 1301
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1282As of before 1282,her married name was de Chaworth.
Married Nameafter 1282As of after 1282,her married name was le Despenser.

Child of Isabella de Beauchamp and Patrick de Chaworth

Children of Isabella de Beauchamp and Hugh the Elder le Despenser

William de Beauchamp

M, b. 1237, d. 1298
Father*William de Beauchamp b. 1215, d. 1269
Mother*Isabel Mauduit b. 1227, d. b 1268
     William de Beauchamp, 9th Earl of Warwick (1237-1298) was an English nobleman and soldier, described as a “vigorous and innovative military commander”[1]. He was active in the field against the Welsh for many years, and at the end of his life campaigned against the Scots.

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].

His father was William de Beauchamp of Elmley Castle, his mother, Isabel Mauduit, sister and heiress of William Mauduit, 8th Earl of Warwick.

He married Maud FitzJohn.1

Children of William de Beauchamp and Maud FitzJohn

Citations

  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_de_Beauchamp,_9th_Earl_of_Warwick.

William de Beauchamp

M, b. 1215, d. 1269
Father*Walcheline de Beauchamp b. 1184, d. 1236
Mother*Joane Mortimer b. c 1194, d. 1225
     5th Baron Beauchamp; 9th Earl of Warwick.

Children of William de Beauchamp and Isabel Mauduit

Isabel Mauduit

F, b. 1227, d. before 1268
Father*William Mauduit
Mother*Alice de Beaumont d. b 1263
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationIsabel Mauduit was also known as Isabella.
Married NameHer married name was de Beauchamp.

Children of Isabel Mauduit and William de Beauchamp

Maud FitzJohn

F, d. 1301
Father*John fitz Geoffrey b. c 1205, d. 23 Nov 1258
Mother*Isabel Bigod b. c 1212, d. 1250
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was de Beauchamp.
Name VariationMaud FitzJohn was also known as Matilda.
     Maud FitzJohn, Countess of Warwick (died 16/18 April 1301), was an English noblewoman and the eldest daughter of John FitzGeoffrey, Lord of Shere. Her second husband was William de Beauchamp, 9th Earl of Warwick, a celebrated soldier. Through her daughter, Isabella, Maud was the maternal grandmother of Hugh the younger Despenser, the unpopular favourite of King Edward II of England, who was executed in 1326.

Maud was born in Shere, Surrey, England on an unknown date, the eldest daughter of John FitzGeoffrey, Lord of Shere, Justiciar of Ireland, and Isabel Bigod, a descendant of Strongbow and Aoife of Leinster. Maud had two brothers, Richard FitzJohn of Shere and John FitzJohn of Shere, and three younger sisters, Aveline FitzJohn, Joan FitzJohn, and Isabel FitzJohn. She also had a half-brother, Walter de Lacy, and two half-sisters, Margery de Lacy, and Maud de Lacy, Baroness Geneville, from her mother's first marriage to Gilbert de Lacy of Ewyas Lacy. The chronicle of Tintern Abbey in Monmouthshire names Matilda uxor Guidono comitis Warwici as the eldest daughter of Johanni Fitz-Geffrey and Isabella Bygod.[1] Her paternal grandparents were Geoffrey Fitzpeter, 1st Earl of Essex and Aveline de Clare. Her maternal grandparents were Hugh Bigod, 3rd Earl of Norfolk and Maud Marshal.

Maud married her first husband, Gerald de Furnivalle, Lord Hallamshire on an unknown date. Sometime after his death in 1261, Maud married her second husband, the celebrated soldier, William de Beauchamp, 9th Earl of Warwick. Upon their marriage, Maud was styled as Countess of Warwick.

Together William and Maud had at least two children.1

Children of Maud FitzJohn and William de Beauchamp

Citations

  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maud_FitzJohn

Hugh the Elder le Despenser

M, b. 1262, d. 27 October 1326
Father*Hugh le Despenser b. 1223, d. 4 Aug 1265
Mother*Aline Basset
     Hugh le Despenser (1262 – 27 October 1326), sometimes referred to as "the elder Despenser", was for a time the chief adviser to King Edward II of England.

He was the son of Hugh le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer (or Despenser), and Aliva Basset, sole daughter and heiress of Philip Basset. His father was killed at Evesham when Hugh was just a boy, but Hugh's patrimony was saved through the influence of his maternal grandfather (who had been loyal to the king).[1]

He married Isabella de Beauchamp, daughter of William de Beauchamp, 9th Earl of Warwick and Maud FitzJohn.

He was created a baron by writ of summons to Parliament in 1295. 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 de Woodstoke 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. When Isabella and her lover, Roger Mortimer, led a rebellion against the king, they captured both Despensers —first the elder, later the younger. Queen Isabella interceded for Hugh the elder, but his enemies, notably Roger Mortimer and Henry, Earl of Lancaster, insisted both father and son should face trial and execution. The elder Despenser was hanged at Bristol on 27 October 1326.1 1st Earl of Winchester.

Children of Hugh the Elder le Despenser and Isabella de Beauchamp

Citations

  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_le_Despenser,_Earl_of_Winchester.

Aline Basset

F
Father*Philip Basset b. c 1185, d. 19 Oct 1271
Mother*Hawise de Gray
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAline Basset was also known as Alina.
Married NameHer married name was Bigod.
Name VariationAline Basset was also known as Aliva.
Married NameHer married name was le Despenser.
Name VariationAline Basset was also known as Bassett.

Child of Aline Basset and Hugh le Despenser

Philip Basset

M, b. circa 1185, d. 19 October 1271
Father*Alan Basset b. c 1155
Mother*Alice Gray b. c 1159
     Philip Basset (c.1185 - 19 October 1271) was the Justiciar of England.

Philip was the son of Alan Basset of High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire and his wife, Alice, the daughter of Stephen Gray. He inherited the manor of Wycombe and served as the Justiciar of England between the two terms served by his son-in-law, Hugh le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer.[3] He served during the period that Henry III regained control of the government from the Barons.1

Children of Philip Basset and Hawise de Gray

Citations

  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Basset

Hugh le Despenser

M, b. 1223, d. 4 August 1265
Father*Hugh le Despenser d. 1238
     Sir Hugh (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 plays an important part in 1258, when he was prominent on the baronial side in the Mad Parliament of Oxford. In 1260 the barons choose 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 I 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 Despenser and 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.1 1st Baron le Despencer.

Child of Hugh le Despenser and Aline Basset

Citations

  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_le_Despencer,_1st_Baron_le_Despencer.

Hugh le Despenser

M, d. 1238
  • Hugh le Despenser died in 1238.
     Sir Hugh le Despenser (died 1238) was a wealthy land owner in the East Midlands of England, as well as High Sheriff of Berkshire. He was probably the son of a Thomas Despencer and the brother of Thomas who died before Oct 1218, and the brother of Rohaise who married Stephen de Segrave. It is said that he married a daughter of Saier de Quincy (-1219) and Margaret de Beaumont (-1234). Hugh and his unconfirmed wife probably had at least three children; Pernell who married Geoffrey Savage, an unknown daughter who married Roger St. John; and Sir Hugh (-1265)

He was a descendant of a noble family who came to England from the same location and same time as William The Conquerer. This family, which had the sirname of De Albetot became the Stewards of William The Conquerer.

He held eleven manors in England: in Leicestershire, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Rutland. His son was Hugh le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer and his descendants were the infamous Despensers that were favourites of Edward II.

Hugh le Despencer I is reported to have been instrumental in the repairs to Porchester castle in 1232. This castle was first used by Romans in the 3rd century. Sir Hugh had this ever-evolving castle updated to include a new forebuilding to the keep, portcullises to the gate houses and the repairs to the wall and hall were complete.1

Child of Hugh le Despenser

Citations

  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_le_Despenser_I