Origins of the Despensers (redux)

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Hello All,

In the unending search for that Holy Grail (or dingy dispenser as
the case may be), the origins of the Despensers, I have reviewed and
reconstructed what I had previously proposed about a year ago. The
following is clearly reasonable as to chronology (an improvement as
Chris Phillips and Rosie Bevan will note), and is reasonable based
on what we know (at present) concerning the lands at Burton on the
Wolds, co. Leics. In addition, the onomastic evidence (especially
the repetition of the names Hugh, Thomas and Elias) and the subsequent
relationships between Elias de Prestwold and Stephen de Segrave (a
Despenser in-law), and between Stephen de Segrave and the grandchildren
of Ivo de Alspath, is also compelling. The absence of a confirmatory
document, esp. as to Thomas 'dispensator' [d. 1207, 1.1.1.1.2. in the
chart below] and his relationship to individuals in this chart prior
to his brother Elias, is also obvious.

Those connections that are conjectured/unproven as of this date
are given as broken lines ( _ _ _ _ ). For the sake of providing
all sources I currently have in hand, at the end of this post is
a detailed pedigree crossreferenced to the chart below. References
cited in the chart are the same as given at the end of the pedigree.

To the best of my knowledge, there are no significant sources
(e.g. CCR, Dugdale, CP) unturned. If so, we may not be able to
advance further than this point. However, should anyone have a
source to hand, or suggestion as to other fonts for fossicking,
please advise.

Cheers, and a happy and healthy New Year to all!

John *

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NN de Queniborough
of Queniborough and Burton on the Wolds, co. Leics.
1.
~ 'Willelmus' held lands in Stache and Queniborough, Leics.
of Geoffrey de la Guerche at Domesday Book, in 1086 [DD 652][1],[2]

~ 'He also held 5 carucates of land in Burton on the Wolds. This
may have been the land of Durand Malet who held 5 carucates of land
in Burton on the Wolds in chief from the king. To this land
coincidentally belonged one and a half carucates of land
in Prestwold.'[3]
I
_______________I_________________________________________
I I I I
NN, a daughter Thurstan de Radulf de Herbert de
= Hugh de Berges Queniborough Queniborough Queniborough
1.1. 1.2. 1.3. 1.4.
I
I
I
Ansketil de Berges
of Burton on the Wolds, co. Leics.
gift by 'Hugo de Berges et Asketillus filius eius' of 3 carucates
in Burton to Garendon abbey, confirmed by his uncles Thurstan and
Radulf de Queniborough 'cum predicto nepote nostro Asketillo'[5]
1.1.1.
____I________________________________________________________
I I I
I I I
Hugh de Berges Geoffrey le Despenser Ivo de Alspath
(de Prestwold) 'dispensator' constable of Coventry
1.1.1.1. 1.1.1.2. 1.1.1.3.
(de Prestwold) " Gaufrido dispensatore et Ivone fratre suo"
of Burton on the witnesses to charter #82 of the Earl of
Wolds, co. Leics. Chester, ca. 1135-1153. [13]
CCR records ' the grant
of Asketill son of Hugh de
Prestwold of the gift of Hugh
his father, de Prestwold, of twenty acres of land
in Prestwald .....;
the gift of the said Asketill of eight acres of
land in the said town' - CCR IV:475[8]
I
____I_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ________________________
I I I
Ansketil de Prestwold Thomas 'dispensator' Elias
of Burton on the Wolds of Burton on the Wolds of Arnesby
and Prestwold, co. Leics. gave 10 bovates in Burton and
1.1.1.1.1. to Garendon abbey [8] Loughborough
'Asketill son of Hugh de d. 1207 co. Leics.
Prestwold', he made further 1.1.1.1.2. 1.1.1.1.3.
grants, confirming gifts of I
land in Prestwold, co. Leics. I
to Garendon abbey by his father I
[cf. CCR][8] I
' the grant of the same Asketil of the I
gift of Thomas Dispensator of ten I
bovates of land in his fee, in the I
same town' of Burton on the Wolds, I
co. Leics. to Garendon abbey I__________
[CCR IV:475[8]] I
I I
___I____________ _____________________I_____________
I I I I I I
Thomas Elias de Thomas Hugh le Rohese I
heir; Prestwold dsp 1218 Despenser = Stephen I
d.v.p.[7] "Elias filius 1.1.1.1.2.1. of Burton de Segrave I
1.1.1.1.1.1. Anketilli de & c., co. (d. 1241) I
de Prestwald"[7] Leics. 1.1.1.1.2.3. I
1.1.1.1.1.2. 1.1.1.1.2.2. I
' Ellis son of Anketil (of Prestwold) I
gave land in Cotes to Stephen de I
Segrave ' [before 1242, de Segrave ___________________________I
having d. in 1241]. [6] I I I
Henry Robert Geoffrey
1.1.1.1.2.4. 1.1.1.1.2.5. 1.1.1.1.2.6


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PEDIGREE of the de Berges family and that of le Despenser
[conjectured]


1 NN de Queniborough
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possibly William:

of Queniborough and Burton on the Wolds, co. Leics.

'Willelmus', identified by K.S.B. Keats-Rohan as holding
lands in Stache and Queniborough, Leics. of Geoffrey de la
Guerche at Domesday Book, in 1086 (DD, p. 652, as
cited by Cris Nash and Chris Phillips. The source cited
is Red Book of the Exchequer, ed. Hall (1897), pp. 418-21)[1],[2]

~ 'At Domesday, William (of Queniburgh?) held of Geoffrey de la
Guerche 9 carucates of land in Queniburgh. He also held 5 carucates
of land in Burton on the Wolds. This may have been the land of
Durand Malet who held 5 carucates of land in Burton on the Wolds
in chief from the king. To this land coincidentally belonged one
and a half carucates of land in Prestwold.'[3]

Children: NN
Thurstan
Radulf
Herbert


1.1 NN de Queniborough
----------------------------------------

sister of Thurstan de Queniborough

evidently had lands in Burton on the Wolds and Prestwold, co. Leics.
as her maritagium:

re: her husband, Hugh de Berges (also, de Prestwold):

of Prestwold and Burton on the Wolds, co. Leics.

possibly originally came from Berges, Sussex

he may have been the son (or other successor) of Hugh, who held
2 carucates of land less 1 bovate in Bortone [Burton on the
Wolds] of earl Hugh in 1086.[4]

' Hugo de Berges', made a gift of 3 carucates to Garendon abbey in
Burton on the Wolds, confirmed by son Ansketil, together with his
(Ansketil's) uncles Thurstan de Queniborough and Radulf[5]

Gift in Prestwold confirmed by Ansketil (Farrer HKF II: 77, citing
Cal. Chart. R. iv. 475)[6]

'Hugh de Prestwold':
his son Ansketil identified himself as 'Anketinus filius Hugonis
de Prestald' in his gift of the church of St. Andrew of Prestwald
to Bullington priory - Stenton, Transcripts p. 93[7]

Spouse: Hugh de Berges

Children: Ansketil


1.1.1 Ansketil de Berges
----------------------------------------

of Burton on the Wolds, co. Leics.

gift by 'Hugo de Berges et Asketillus filius eius' of 3 carucates
in Burton to Garendon abbey, confirmed by his uncles Thurstan and
Radulf de Queniborough 'cum predicto nepote nostro Asketillo'[5]

Spouse: NN

Children: Hugh
Geoffrey
Ivo (->1178)


1.1.1.1 Hugh de Berges
----------------------------------------

of Burton on the Wolds, co. Leics.

theorised to have been the father of Thomas 'dispensator' as well as
of Ansketil de Prestwold (elsewhere Ansketil le Louerd):
cf. records in CCR and subsequent:
'the grant of the same Asketil of the gift of Thomas Dispensator
of ten bovates of land in his fee, in the same town' of Burton on
the Wolds, co. Leics. to Garendon abbey [CCR IV:475[8]]

'Hugh de Prestwold':
his son Ansketil identified himself as 'Anketinus filius Hugonis de
Prestald' in his gift of the church of St. Andrew of Prestwald to
Bullington priory - [Stenton, Transcripts p. 93[7]]

as ' Hugh de Prestwold', he made further gifts of land in
Prestwold, co. Leics. to Garendon abbey: CCR records
' the grant of Asketill son of Hugh de Prestwold of the gift of Hugh
his father, de Prestwold, of twenty acres of land in Prestwald with
common pasture, quit of all service to the said Asketill and his
heirs; the gift of the said Asketill of eight acres of land in the
said town' - CCR IV:475[8]

Children: Ansketil
Thomas (-ca1207)
Elias


1.1.1.1.1 Ansketil de Berges
----------------------------------------

of Burton on the Wolds, co. Leics.

' Asketil de Berges', gave to Garendon abbey 4 carucates in Burton,
besides other gifts;... '[Farrer, HKF II:75-77[6]; Cal. Chart. R.
iv. 475[8]]

~ also, 'the grant of the same Asketil of the gift of Thomas
Dispensator of ten bovates of land in his fee, in the same town'
of Burton on the Wolds, co. Leics. to Garendon abbey
[CCR IV:475[8]]

he acquired lands in Prestwold, possibly separate grants as well
as inheritance from his father/mother; but likely also of the
maritagium or inheritance of his wife Dionisia or Denise
[note her assent to grants in Prestwold to Bullington priory]

as 'Asketill son of Hugh de Prestwold', he made further grants,
confirming gifts of land in Prestwold, co. Leics. to Garendon abbey
by his father: CCR records
'the grant of Asketill son of Hugh de Prestwold of the gift of Hugh his
father, de Prestwold, of twenty acres of land in Prestwald with common
pasture, quit of all service to the said Asketill and his heirs;
the gift of the said Asketill of eight acres of land in the said town'
- CCR IV:475[8]

'Anketinus filius Hugonis de Prestald', made a gift of the church of
St. Andrew of Prestwold to the monks of Bullington priory before 28
Nov 1194 (witnessed by Philip de Kyme, who d. on that date):
"Anketinus filius Hugonis de Prestald ... Notum sit vobis me
concessisse et assensu domini Philippi de Kyma et Thome filii mei et
heredis et aliorum heredum meorum et Dionisie uxoris mee dedisse et
hac carta mea confirmasse deo et sanctimonialibus de Bolingtona et
fratribus earum ... ecclesiam sancti Andree de Prestwald et
triginta acras terre de dominio meo [in free alms; I and my heirs
will warrant]
Testibus Philippo de Kyma Ricardo clerico Radulfo filio Osberti
Goscelino de Ponte Reginaldo capellano de Stanfort Hugone
capellano de Houtona Henrico clerico de Prestwold [sic]
Gaufrido de Jorz Ricardo Furmentin Willelmo de Prestwald et
Fulcone fratre suo Osberto de Oxecumbe
Walrauen de Stanfort." - Stenton, Transcripts p. 93[7]

~ Note: the foregoing gift with the assent of ' Thomas, my son
and heir ' proves that the eldest surviving son of Ansketil de
Berges, or de Prestwold, at that date was Thomas.

his son Elias called himself 'Elias filius Anketilli de Prestwald' in
his grant and confirmation of the church of St. Andrew of Prestwold
to Bullington priory [Stenton, Transcripts p. 93[7]]

evidently resigned his lands to his son Elias and retired to become
chaplain of St. Andrew's, Prestwold - gifts of son Elias and of
Robert Putrel de Cotes to Bullington priory of lands in Prestwold
& c. are attested by 'Anketillo capellano de Prestwold' (Stenton,
Transcripts pp. 92-93[7]; Mon. Angl. 6/II, p. 952, NUM. III[9])

Farrer wrote (based on Cal. Charter Rolls, the Bullington priory
and other records):
' Asketill son of Hugh de Prestwold confirmed to Garendon abbey
the gift of Hugh his father of land in Prestwold [2]. Anketill
or Asketin was parson of Prestwold, and had sons Ellis and
Thomas [3]. Anketin son of Hugh of Prestwold, with the assent
of Sir Philip de Kime and Thomas the donor's son and Dionisia
the donor's wife, gave to the nuns of Bullington, Lincs., the
church of St. Andrew of Prestwold, Leics., [4] and Ellis son
of Anketill de Prestwold confirmed it to the nuns...' Farrer, HKF
II:77 citing [2] Cal. Chart. R. iv. 475, [3] Stenton, Danelaw
Chs. 35, 36, and [4] Stenton, Gilbertine Chs., 93 and Danelaw
Chs. 58.[6]

~ previous identification conflated with grandfather Ansketil de
Berges
cf. sources[8],[7],[9]

Spouse: Denise

Children: Thomas
Elias


1.1.1.1.1.1 Thomas de Prestwold
----------------------------------------
Death: d.s.p.

'Thome filii mei et heredis', assented to grant of the church of St.
Andrew of Prestwold to the monks of Bullington priory before 28 Nov
1194 [Stenton, Transcripts p. 93[7]]

he d.s.p. (brother Elias was tenant in Prestwold after their father)


1.1.1.1.1.2 Elias de Prestwold
----------------------------------------

of Prestwold, co. Leics.

confirmed gift of father Ansketil in Prestwold, co. Leics.:
called 'Elias de Prestwold' due to his holdings in Leics. (Farnham,
p. 3)[10]

'.. Ellis son of Anketill de Prestwold...' confirmed gift of his
father to the nuns of Bullington, Lincs. of the church of St.
Andrew in Prestwold, co. Leics. Farrer, HKF II:77[6], citing
Dugdale, Mon. Ang. 6/II, p. 952 Num. IV ('Elias filius Anketelli
de Prestwald')[9]
The full text :
"Elias filius Anketilli de Prestwald' ... Sciatis me concessisse
et presenti carta mea confirmasse deo et beate Marie et monialibus
de Bolyngtona et fratribus earum ...donacionem patris mei scilicet
ecclesiam sancte Andree de Prestwalda cum capellis ... et triginta
acras terre arabilis in territorio eiusdem ville. ..[in free alms]
et pro salute anime mee et pro animabus patris et matris mee et
omnium antecessorum meorum. [I and my heirs will warrant] sicut
carte patris mei quas inde habent testantur.
Hiis testibus magistro Ricardo de Kima canonico Lincolniensi
Anketillo capellano de Prestwold magistro Willelmo de Draytona
magistro Roberto de Lucteburch Roberto Putrel Elia de Digeswrd
Willelmo filio Hugonis Willelmo filio Yvonis de Prestwald
Simone Pollard.'[ Stenton, Transcripts p. 93[7]]

' Ellis son of Anketil (of Prestwold) gave land in Cotes to
Stephen de Segrave [before 1242, de Segrave having d. in 1241].
About 1249-52 Thomas Putrell held in Hoton 4 bovates of the
serjeanty of Ranulf de Jorz and Gilbert de Segrave 2 bovates of
the same; the abbot of Garendon had a vaccary and wood called
'Haliwelle Hawe' of the said fee, equivalent to 2 virgates. '
[HKF II:70, cites Harl. MS. 4748, f. 13; also Testa de Nevill,
88b[6] ]

"Elias de Prestwold had issue two daughters who were his coheirs,
Alice, the wife of John Poutrel, and Isabel, the wife of Thomas
Hotoft. In the year 1254, (Elias being apparently dead) the
aforesaid co-heirs and their husbands acknowledged, by a fine
... that the advowson of Prestwold church [etc] was the right of
the prior of Bullington, by the gift of Anketin, son of Hugh de
Prestwold, the ancestor of the said Alice and Isabel, whose
heirs they are ..." (Farnham, p. 3)[10]

' Ellis le Louerd ', plea of Trinity term, 1335 (suit of
descendant Richard Poutrel against the prior of Bullington)
[HKF II:71, cites The Genealogist, N.S., ix. 12.[6] ]

Spouse: NN

Children: Alice
Isabel


1.1.1.1.1.2.1 Alice de Prestwold
----------------------------------------

Spouse: John Poutrel

Children: Robert (->1301)


1.1.1.1.1.2.1.1 Robert Poutrel
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Death: aft 1301[10]

knt., of Prestwold, co. Leics.

'Robert, living 1286, whose mother Alice was daughter and coheir...',
identified in plea of Richard Poutrel (his grandson),
1335 re: the advowson of Prestwold (Farrer, HKF II:71)[6]

'De Banco Roll 141. Hilary, 30 Edward I, 1302, m. 57 d. Leic
The abbot of Gerudon was summoned to answer Robert Puterel in a
plea wherefore he took 8 oxen [etc] of Robert's [etc] 29 Edward I,
in the vill of Prestwold, in a place called Wymundewoldale ...
The abbot said that Robert Puterel and a certain Isabel, the
daughter of Elias de Prestwold, held 208 acres of land in
Prestwold by fealty and a service of 5s. yearly, of which, Robert,
his predecessor as abbot, was seised at the hands of the said
Isabel and a certain Alice, her sister, mother of the said
Robert Putrel, whose heir he is [etc]' (Farnham, p. 21)[10]

Children: Robert (-1329)
John (-<1329)


1.1.1.1.1.2.1.1.1 Robert Poutrel
----------------------------------------
Death: 1329, d.s.p.[6]

of Prestwold, co. Leics.

" In 1329 Robert Poutrell of Prestwold died seised of the manor of
Prestwold, whereof a moiety was held of the king by reason of
the forfeiture of Henry de Bello Monte for 1/4 fee and the other
moiety of Thomas Hotoft by knight's service; Richard son of
John Poutrell, kinsman of Robert, aged 18 years, was his heir."
(Farrer, HKF II:70, citing Cal. Inquis. vii. 171)[6]


1.1.1.1.1.2.1.1.2 John Poutrel
----------------------------------------
Death: bef 1329[6]

possibly of Wishou, co. Notts.
younger son of Robert Poutrel of Prestwold:

'John son of Robert', identified in plea of Richard Poutrel (his son),
1335 re: the advowson of Prestwold (Farrer, HKF II:71)[6]

"In 1300 lands in Wishou, Notts., were conveyed for the life of the
purchaser with remainder to John son of Sir Robert Putrel knt. of
Prestwold, Leics." (Farrer, HKF II:70, cites Thoroton, Hist. of
Notts., i. 66)[6]

Children: Richard (<1312-), of Prestwold, co. Leics.


1.1.1.1.1.2.2 Isabel de Prestwold
----------------------------------------

Spouse: Thomas Hotoft


1.1.1.1.2 Thomas le Despenser[12]
----------------------------------------
Death: ca 1207[13]

of Burton on the Wolds, co. Leics.
'dispensator' of the Earl of Chester (possibly in succession to his
uncle Geoffrey)

'Thoma dispensatore', witness together with Elias, 'his brother'
of the gift of Ivo de Alspath, 'ca. 1160', of a virgate of land to
Monks Kirby (PRO, Meriden (Alspath) [ DR10/524 ][11],[13],[14].
See text from PRO, below.

'Thoma dispensator'; or 'dispensarius'; [also 'Toma';], witness
to numerous charters of the Earls of Chester, ca. 1178-1207
(charters #192, 194, 203, 261-2, 265, 272, 288-9, 302-3, 313,
316, 321, 334, 341, in G. Barraclough)'[13]

acquired Arnesby and Loughborough, co. Leics. on the death of his
brother Elias:
' The successor of Ellis was Thomas Despenser, who was amerced 1 mark
in 1166 for a default in Leicestershire. This Thomas was amerced
40s. in 1176 for forest trespass in Leicestershire.... he was
presumably the donor to [Garendon] abbey of 10 bovates in Burton
on the Wolds, Leics., of the fee of Asketil de Berges,...' [ Farrer,
HKF II:58, citing Pipe Roll 12 Hen II, p. 70; 22 Hen II, p. 185;
and Cal. Chart. Rolls iv. 475[6]]

~ the grant of land in Burton on the Wolds, co. Leics. to
Garendon abbey reads:
'the grant of the same Asketil of the gift of Thomas Dispensator
of ten bovates of land in his fee, in the same town' - CCR
IV:475[8]
Thomas obviously held his lands (or at least these 10 bovates) in
Burton of Ansketil de Berges (elsewhere Ansketil de Prestwold);
these may have been either inheritance from his mother, or
devised by his father, but were evidently therefore held of
his elder brother.

' Honors and Knights' Fees ii:58 etseq. gives Ellis Despenser
enfeoffed of Loughbourough by Hugh de Beauchamp after 1158.
Ellis succeeded by Thomas, living 1166. This Thomas donated 10
bovates in Burton on the Wolds, Leics. of the fee of ASKETIL
de Berges.' (the cite by Farrer references CCR IV:475)[15]

'Thomas Dispensator gave to Stephen de Segrave with Roese his
daughter in free marriage a rent of 2s in Burton', to them and
the heirs of their bodies' (CP Vol IV, p. 259n)[12]

'Thomas Despenser', witness to charter of Ranulf, Earl of Chester
to the burgesses of Coventry, ca. 1199-1204[16](this is included
in Barraclough, Charters[13])

Refs:
grant to St. Nicholas, ca. 1160
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office: Gregory of Stivichall
[DR10/468 - DR10/970], Warwickshire -Meriden (Alspath)

ref. DR10/524
date: c. 1160
'Gift from Ivo de Aellespat to the monks of St. Nicholas of
Kirkebi [Monks Kirby] of a virgate of land in Aellespet which
belonged to Godwin and his heirs, to hold in free alms for the
soul of the said Ivo, his ancestors and successors, and for
the deeds committed by the said Ivo on the lands of St.
Nicholas during the civil war.

Witnesses: Thomas steward (dispensatore), Elias, his brother,
Richard cornmonger (frumentino), Robert, his son, Gilbert, son
of Pichot, Roger, his son, Nigel de Amundavilla, Thomas de
Bikenhulla, William Brittone, Roger reeve (preposito), William
reeve (preposito), Adam, son of Godwin.&#8217;[11][13][14]
__________________________________

~ parentage [now discounted as unlikely] previously theorized
for Thomas le
Despenser indicated in Eynsham cartulary
(reference from Monasticon Anglicanum, provided by Douglas
Richardson):
'Vol. 3, pg. 25 Charter for Thomas filius Hugonis
Dispensatoris. No date. Mentions land which his
father ("pater") formerly held of Waukelin Harang
his uncle ("avunculo"). '[17]

This evidently is another family, based in Oxfordshire. The charter
of Thomas 'filius Hugonis' of a virgate of land to Eynsham abbey
is dated [1213-28] by Salter (49:149)[18]

Children: Thomas (-<1218)
Sir Hugh (-<1238)
Rohese
Henry (->1213)
Robert (->1215)
Geoffrey (-1251)


1.1.1.1.2.1 Thomas le Despenser
----------------------------------------
Death: bef Oct 1218, d.s.p.[12],[13],[19]

of Arnesby, co. Leicester[12]

' Thoma dispensatore', witness to charters of the Earls of Chester,
together with others ['Hugone Despensir, Thoma fratre suo,..'
ca. 1207-1211 - charter #211; ' Thoma dispensatore, Henrico fratre
eius,...' ca. 1207-17, charter #350; ' Thoma dispensatore et
Roberto fratre eius,..' ca. 1214-16, charter #375; ' Hugone et
Thoma et Henrico et Roberto et Galfrido dispensariis,.' ,
ca. 1214-17 - charter #381 ] ca. 1193-1218.
Barraclough, The Charters of the Anglo-Norman Earls of Chester,
various charters, #231 - 394 (not inclusive)[13]

held 1/4 of a knight's fee in Arnesby of Hugh 'de Bello Campo,
as of the honor of Peverel', 1212 (Farrer, HKF II:59, citing
Red Book 586)[6]

received a charter from Ranulf, earl of Chester allowing
deforestation in the lands of his manor of Barrow-on-Soar,
co. Leics., ca. 1208-16 [Barraclough, charter #357], witnessed
by his brother Hugh [' Hugone despensatore,..'] among others[13]

Spouse: Joan de L'Isle


1.1.1.1.2.2 Sir Hugh le Despenser
----------------------------------------
Death: bef 31 May 1238[12]

knight, of Loughborough, Burton, Hugglescote and Freeby, co.
Leicester & c. [12]

' Hugone dispensario ', witness to charters of the Earls of Chester,
together with others ['Hugone Despensir, Thoma fratre suo,...'
ca. 1207-1211 - charter #211; 'Hugone et Thoma et Henrico et
Roberto et Galfrido dispensariis,.' , ca. 1214-17 - charter #381 ]
ca. 1191-1227.
Barraclough, The Charters of the Anglo-Norman Earls of Chester,
various charters, #260 - 416 (not inclusive)[13]

" Hugo Dispensar ", inherited Arnesby and Loughborough, co. Leics.
on death of brother Thomas, before Oct 1218[12]:
" Hugo Dispensar " gave the lord King 25 solidi for his relief
due for 1 knight's fee in Arnesby [Erendebi], which he acquired
by the death of Thomas le Despenser [ "Thome Dispensar' "] his
firstborn brother, whose heir he is.'
Excerpta e Rotulis Finium I:18[19]

'Hugh Dispensator', made a gift to Garendon abbey of land in
Burton on the Wolds:
' the gift of Hugh Dispensator of two messuages and three
virgates of land in the same town with the men holding them,
their chattels and all that goes with them;..' - CCR IV:475[8]

charter for a market and fair at Loughborough, co. Leics. granted
22 Jan 1221, by King Henry III to Hugh Despenser, ' to be held at
the manor until the king came of age' (RLC, i, p. 446b). On 12
Feb 1227, King Henry III granted Hugh
Despenser a Thurs market (CChR, 1226&#8211;57, p. 4).[20]

'Hugh son of Thomas Despenser confirmed to Stephen de Segrave with
Rohaise his sister in frank marriage one mark of rent given her by
the said Thomas out of his mill of Mountsorrel.' Farrer, HKF
II:59, citing Glover MS (Dugdale, Baronage) i. 389b[6]

had a grant of the marriage of Roger de St. John (ward of his
brother Geoffrey) 'to the use of one of the daughters of Hugh'
(CP Vol XI - St. John, p. 348 and note j - cites Rot. de Fin.,
p. 529 and Patent Rolls, 1225-32, p.323)[12]

obtained Ryhall and Belmesthorp, Rutland by various grants from
22 Aug 1227 to 23 June 1233

fined to obtain the custody of the lands and heir of Geoffrey le
Sauvage, his deceased son-in-law ['..que filia ipsius Hugonis
huit in uxorem.'], 4 Nov 1230 [Excerpta e Rotulis Finium 2:205][19]

Spouse: NN de Quincy [ CONJECTURED ]
Father: Saier IV de Quincy (~1155-1219)
Mother: Margaret de Beaumont (-1234)

Children: Pernell
NN
Sir Hugh (~1223-1265)


1.1.1.1.2.3 Rohese le Despenser[12]
----------------------------------------

1st wife of Stephen de Segrave[12]

proof of her identity as mother of Gilbert de Segrave, from the PRO
site found by John Ravilious (SGM, 'CP 'Correction' : Mother of
Gilbert de Segrave (d. 1254) Identified', 23 Dec. 2002):

' Gift from Brother Osbert [de Westwelle] Abbot of
Stanleg' and the Convent of the same place to Sir
Gilbert de Segrave and Amabel his wife, of the
benefit of the prayers of the monks of that house
and of the whole Order during and after their lives;
also one monk for ever to celebrate for the souls of
Stephen his father and Roys his mother and Amabel his
wife, their ancestors and successors. Moreover they
acknowledge the gift from the said Gilbert of half a
mark paid to the pittancer annually on the anniversary
of his mother out of the rent of 100 shillings from
Byricot' which he gave to them in frankalmoign. '[21]
__________________

re: her husband:
of Segrave, co. Leicester
had custody of the castle of Sauvey, 29 June 1220 and of the counties
of Essex and Hertfordshire, 16 Nov 1220[12]

had a gift of land in Cotes, co. Leics. from 'Ellis son of Anketil
(of Prestwold)', (Farrer, HKF II:70, citing Harl. MS. 4748,
f. 13)[6]

purchased manor of Bretby, co. Derby from Ranulf, Earl of
Chester[22]

had a grant from Warin, son of Warin fitz Fulcher (grandson of Ivo de
Alspath) 'of all his land which he held in Allespathe,with the homage,
rents and services of freemen and villeins, etc., to hold of the said
Warin,..' dated as 'before 1241'[20]

had a charter dated 1 May 24 Hen III [1240],
' of Henry, kind of England, lord of Ireland, duke of Normandy and
Aquitaine and count of Anjou, granting to Stephen de Segrave a
market at his manor of Brinkelawe, to be held weekly on Tuesday,
unless this should be to the injury of neighbouring markets.
Witnesses: Hugh de Vinon', Geoffrey 'Dispensario', John son of
Geoffrey, John de Plesset', Geoffrey de Cauz, Robert de
Mucegros and others.
[Seal on cord of woven silk: a fine impression of the obverse of the
great seal of Henry III, slightly damaged around the edge]
- PRO, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office: Gregory of
Stivichall [DR10/1 - DR10/467], Warwickshire [DR10/47][11]

Chief Justice, 1229 [jointly governed England with the Chancellor,
Bishop of Chichester when the King and Hubert de Burgh left for
France, 28 April 1230]
Justiciar of England on the fall of Hubert de Burgh, 8 Aug 1232
received custody of the castle of Dover and the Tower of London
reproached, and removed from the Council and Justiciarship 1234;
received back into the King's favour, 2 Feb 1234/35[12]
stated to have resigned his lands and retired a monk, at
Leicester[22]

made a gift, by grant recorded ca. 1235:

' Gift with warranty from Stephen de Segrave to the Abbot and monks
of Stanle, in fee farm, of all his land of Byricoth' with the wood
and capital mansion and with the men, rents, services, meadows,
pastures, fisheries, quarries and all other appurtenances; to hold
the same of the said Stephen rendering annually 100 shillings of
silver (2 terms), for all service and secular demand saving foreign
service.
Witnesses: Walter de Dayvill', Thomas de Daivill' his brother,
William de Sancto Eadmundo, William de Esseshov, Geoffrey de
Staverton', William de Port, John de Stanl', Thomas de
Finham, Thomas de Cubinton', Henry de Cubintun' and many
others.
[Endorsed: i) Stephani de Segrave ii) Byrycote pro presentacione
monachi [AG]]
- PRO, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office: Gregory of
Stivichall [DR10/1 - DR10/467], Warwickshire [DR 10/14]

Received grant of the manor of Brinklow, co. Warwicks. before 1240:

' Gift with warranty from Robert de Stutevill' to Stephen de
Segrave for his homage and service, of all his land of Bringelawe
with appurtenances namely whatsoever he had in the said Manor
[of Brinklow] without retaining anything; to hold to the same
Stephen and his heirs for ever by service of one knight's fee;
and for this the said Stephen gives 40 pounds.
Witnesses: William de Stutevill', John de Stutevill', Robert
Paselewe, John de Riperia, William de Sancto Edmundo, Roger
de Siferwast, Roger de Turkilby, Walter Merchet and others.
[Seal on tag: circular, white, varnished. Arms, Barry a lion
rampant. Legend: S. ROBERTI DE S[TU]TEVILL'.]
[Endorsed: i) Brinkelawe de dono Roberti de Stutovill' [contemp]
ii) Comitatus Warr'; iii) Lorde Segrave] [AG]
- PRO, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office: Gregory of
Stivichall [DR10/1 - DR10/467], Warwickshire [DR 10/45]

further, a grant of lands in Alspath, co. Warwicks. from Warin
fitz Warin, before 1241:
' Gift with warranty from Warin son of Warin son of Fulcher to
Stephen de Segrave for homage and service of all his land which
he held in Allespathe,with the homage, rents and services of
freemen and villeins, etc., to hold of the said Warin, rendering
to the chief lord the customary services and to Warin annually
a pair of white gloves or one penny at Michaelmas; for which
the said Stephen gives 40 marks.' - PRO, 'Shakespeare
Birthplace Trust Records Office: Gregory of Stivichall
[DR10/468 - DR10/970], DOCUMENTS OF TITLE, DEEDS AND PAPERS,
Warwickshire: Meriden (Alspath) [ DR10/528 ][11]


Spouse: Stephen de Segrave, of Segrave, co. Leics.
Death: 1241, Leicester Abbey (d. a monk)[12],[22]
Father: Gilbert de Segrave (-<1202)
Marr: bef 1208[12]

Children: John (-<1230)
Gilbert (-<1254)


1.1.1.1.2.4 Henry le Despenser
----------------------------------------
Death: aft 1213[13]

'Henrico dispensatore,..' witness to charters of the Earls of
Chester, together with others [' Thoma dispensatore, Henrico fratre
eius,..' ca. 1207-17,
charter #350; ' Hugone et Thoma et Henrico et Roberto et Galfrido
dispensariis,. , ca. 1214-17 - charter #381], ca. 1207-1215[13]


1.1.1.1.2.5 Robert le Despenser
----------------------------------------
Death: aft 1215[13]

'Roberto dispensario...' witness to charters of the Earls of Chester,
together with others [ &#8216; Thoma dispensatore et Roberto
fratre eius,.'
ca. 1214-16, charter #375; 'Hugone et Thoma et Henrico et Roberto
et Galfrido dispensariis,.' ca. 1214-17 - charter #381],
ca. 1207-1215[13]
Barraclough, The Charters of the Anglo-Norman Earls of Chester,
various charters, #214 - 394 (not inclusive)[13]


1.1.1.1.2.6a Geoffrey le Despenser*
----------------------------------------
Death: 1251[12]

of Martley, co. Worcester

' Galfrido dispensariis ', witness to charters of the Earls of
Chester, together with others [ 'Hugone et Thoma et Henrico et
Roberto et Galfrido dispensariis,.' ca. 1214-17 - charter #381;
others as well], ca. 1207-1229[13]
Barraclough, The Charters of the Anglo-Norman Earls of Chester,
various charters, #351 - 402 (not inclusive)[13]

paid £100 for "custody of the land and of the heir of John de St.
John" (Roger), 23 Jan 1229/30 - fine recorded, Excerpta e Rotulis
Finium 2:193
(memb. 9)[19] [also ref., CP Vol XI -St. John, p. 347)[12]

guardian of his nephew Hugh le Despenser, 1238 (presented to
the church of Cossington, co. Leics. - Farrer, HKF II:81)[6]

" Geoffrey 'Dispensario' ", witness of charter, 1 May 1240
from King Henry III to Stephen de Segrave
of a market at Brinklow, co. Warwicks. - PRO, Shakespeare Birthplace
Trust Records Office: Gregory of Stivichall [DR10/1 - DR10/467] ,
DEEDS AND PAPERS: Warwickshire: Meriden (Alspath) [ DR10/47 ][11]
[see also DR 10/250][11]

'Galfrido le Despenser', witness to a charter of King Henry III to
the church of Beverley, co. Yorks. together with Walter Marshal,
Earl of Pembroke, Roger de Turkilby and others, 26 April 1242
[Inspeximus of King Edward I, Placita coram Rege de Term. Trin,
1297, pp. 90-92[23] ]

Spouse: Emma de Harcourt[12]

Other Spouses NN


1.1.1.1.2.6b Geoffrey le Despenser* (See above)
----------------------------------------

Spouse: NN

Children: John (-1275)

Other Spouses Emma de Harcourt


1.1.1.1.3 Elias 'fils Hugh'
----------------------------------------

of Arnesby and Loughborough, co. Leics.

witness to gift of Ivo de Alspath to the monks of St. Nicholas of
Kirby, ca. 1160, together with Thomas 'dispensatore' as 'Elias, his
brother'[11],[13],[14]

enfeoffed in Arnesby, co. Leics. by Hugh de Beauchamp, and also
Loughborough, co. Leics.:
' Henry II, about 1158, enfeoffed Hugh de Bello Campo of the vill
of Arnesby, Leics., ...by the service of 1 knight, and Hugh
enfeoffed among others Ellis Despenser of 15 virgates. The
successor of Ellis was Thomas Despenser,...' Farrer, HKF II:58[6]
(cited by Kay Allen)[15]


1.1.1.2 Geoffrey le Despenser
----------------------------------------

dispensator (also, 'dispensarius') to the Earl of Chester

'Gaufrido dispensatore.' witness to charters of the Earls of Chester,
together with others [once with his brother Ivo de Alspath:
'Gaufrido dispensatore et Ivone fratre suo..', charter #82 ]
ca. 1135-1153. Barraclough, The Charters of the Anglo-Norman
Earls of Chester, charters #25, 35-37, 50, 55-59, 64, 73, 85, 99[13]
[also, 'Gaufrido dispensario..' and 'Galfrido dispensatore.' ]

'Gaufrido dispensatore', witness together with brother Ivo de
Alspath of recognition of Eustace fitz John as constable of
Chester, ca. 1144-45
[Barraclough, charter #73, cites B. L. Cott. Charter xvi, 36;
collated, where mutilated, with Bodleian Library, Dugdale MS.
17, p. 82 and P.R.O., D.L. 42/1[13]]

"Geoffrey 'dispensario' ",witness to a charter ca. 1155-67 with his
brother Ivo de Alspath ("Ivo de Hallespad' ") - PRO, Shakespeare
Birthplace Trust Records Office: Gregory of Stivichall
[DR10/1 - DR10/467] , DEEDS AND PAPERS: Warwickshire: Combe alias
Smite, [ DR10/192 ][11]


1.1.1.3 Ivo de Alspath
----------------------------------------
Death: aft 1178[13]

of Alspath, co. Warwicks.

'Ivone filio Aschetilli', witness to confirmation of a gift to St.
Werburgh's abbey of Raby, co. Warwicks., ca. 1135-40 [Barraclough,
charter #21 - from P.R.O., C.53 (Chancery Charter Rolls), no. 73,
m. 10][13]

constable of Coventry castle, ca.1144 under Ranulf, Earl of Chester:

'Ivone constabulario', witness to a grant in Coventry together with
Thurstan Banaster and brother Geoffrey ['Gaufrido dispensatore']
[Barraclough, charter #72, cites B. L. Harl. MS. 7, ff.
101v-102][13]

'Ivone constabulario de Coventre', witness to recognition of
Eustace fitz John as constable of Chester, ca. 1144-45
[Barraclough, charter #73, cites B. L. Cott. Charter xvi, 36;
collated, where mutilated, with Bodleian Library, Dugdale MS.
17, p. 82 and P.R.O., D.L. 42/1[13]]

according to Barraclough, present in Coventry ca. 1144-45 during the
siege by Robert Marmion,
'.. when Earl Ranulf and Thurstan Banastre, with the assent of Bishop
Roger (d. 1148), ordered the populace to take refuge in the nearby
cemeteries of Ansty, Allesley and Wyken...'[13]

evidently no longer constable ca. 1145-47:
'Gaufrido dispensatore et Ivone fratre suo', witness together with
brother Geoffrey le Despenser of a charter of Ranulf, Earl of Chester
granting Charley, co. Leics. to Robert, earl of Leicester, ca.
1145-47
[Barraclough, charter #82, cites original in Huntington Library, San
Marino, Calif., Hastings MSS, Leicester and Charley no. 375
(HAD 3623). Transcr.: B.L. Lansdowne MS. 415 (Garendon cartulary),
f. 41 (new f. 42); Bodleian Library, Dugdale MS. 11][13]

"Ivo de Aellespat", made a grant
'to the monks of St. Nicholas of Kirkebi [Monks Kirby] of a virgate
of land in Aellespet which belonged to Godwin and his heirs,
to hold in free alms for the soul of the said Ivo, his
ancestors and successors, and for the deeds committed by the
said Ivo on the lands of St. Nicholas during the civil war.'
Witnesses: Thomas steward (dispensatore), Elias, his brother,
Richard cornmonger (frumentino), Robert, his son, Gilbert, son
of Pichot, Roger, his son, Nigel de Amundavilla, Thomas de
Bikenhulla, William Brittone, Roger reeve (preposito), William
reeve (preposito), Adam, son of Godwin.'
Endorsed: Yvo de Alespad' apud eundem locum. PRO, Shakespeare
Birthplace Trust Records Office: Gregory of Stivichall
[DR10/468 - DR10/970], DEEDS AND PAPERS: Warwickshire: Meriden
(Alspath) [ DR10/524 ][11]. Also, Barraclough, Charters #[13]

"Ivo de Hallespad',witness to a charter of Robert, son of Robert,
earl of Leicester confirming his father's prior grant of lands
to Combe abbey ('St. Mary of Cumba'), ca. 1155-67 with his
brother Geoffrey le Despenser ("Geoffrey 'dispensario' ") -
PRO, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records
Office: Gregory of Stivichall [DR10/1 - DR10/467] , DEEDS AND
PAPERS: Warwickshire: Combe alias Smite [ DR10/192 ][11]

~ there is a reference to one Ivo de Prestwold in the records
of Bullington priory ['..Ivone de Prestwold,..' witness to gift
of Robert Putrel de Cotes of the church of Houton, co. Leics.
to Bullington priory (Mon. Ang. 6/II, p. 952, Num. III)[9]].
This appears most likely to have been another individual,
possibly a near relation of Ansketil de Prestwold (Berges).

As to his issue, Kay Allen wrote:
Ivo had 5 dtrs. and coheiresses. Evidence for the marriage of Sir
Gerard de Seintliz's marriage to one can be found in Bodleian Lib.,
Dugdale MS 13, fo. 24. But there is no mention of then in
D.'s _Warwickshire_. CCR i:7 Walter le Bret sued Warin son of
Fulcher, Thomas de Arden, Gerard de Seintliz, and Walter son of
William. and their wives for a messuage in Coventry. Alice is
the dtr. who married Walter le Bret.[24]

Children: Alice
NN
NN
NN
NN


1.1.1.3.1 Alice de Alspath
----------------------------------------

daughter and coheiress[24]

'in 1202 his daughter Alice was dealing with land in Alspath'[2]

Spouse: Walter le Bret

Children: James


1.1.1.3.1.1 James le Bret
----------------------------------------

of Alspath, co. Warwicks.

'James Brito, lord of Allespathe ',confirmed his grandfather
Ivo de Alspath's gift ca. 1220
' to the monks of St. Nicholas of kerkebi
[Monks Kirby] of a virgate of land together with all
increments in Allespathe, formerly belonging to Godwin and
his heirs, which was granted in frankalmoign to the said
monks by Ivo, son of Aschetillus, grandfather of the said
James in recompense for injuries he had done to the said
monks during the civil war.' PRO, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
Records Office: Gregory of Stivichall [DR10/468 - DR10/970] ,
DEEDS AND PAPERS: Warwickshire: Meriden (Alspath) [ DR10/525 ][11]

'James le Bret', identified as the lord of whom Richard de Waldyve,
father of William de Waldyve, held in Alspath, co. Warwicks.
[Gift with warranty from Richard de Kynton' ] - PRO, Shakespeare
Birthplace Trust Records Office: Gregory of Stivichall [DR10/468
- DR10/970] , DEEDS AND PAPERS: Warwickshire: Meriden (Alspath)
[ DR10/531 ][11]

1.1.1.3.2 NN de Alspath
----------------------------------------

daughter and coheiress[24]

Spouse: Warin fitz Fulcher

Children: Warin


1.1.1.3.2.1 Warin fitz Warin
----------------------------------------

of Alspath, co. Warwicks.

made a grant to Stephen de Segrave, before 1241:
' Gift with warranty from Warin son of Warin son of Fulcher to
Stephen de Segrave for homage and service of all his land which he
held in Allespathe,with the homage, rents and services of freemen
and villeins, etc. to hold of the said Warin, rendering to the chief
lord the customary services and to Warin annually a pair of white
gloves or one penny at Michaelmas; for which the said Stephen gives
40 marks.' PRO, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office:
Gregory of Stivichall [DR10/468 - DR10/970] , DEEDS AND PAPERS:
Warwickshire: Meriden (Alspath) [ DR10/528 ][11]


1.1.1.3.3 NN de Alspath
----------------------------------------

daughter and coheiress[24]

Spouse: Thomas de Arden


1.1.1.3.4 NN de Alspath
----------------------------------------

daughter and coheiress[24]

Spouse: Gerard de Seinliz

Children: Gerard (->1220)


1.1.1.3.4.1 Gerard de Seinliz
----------------------------------------
Death: aft 1220[11]

'Gerard (I) de Alspath (or Seintlitz)'[2]

'Gerard de Seint Liz', witness to gift of Walter 'son of William'
of lands in Alspath, ca. 1220-30 - PRO, Shakespeare Birthplace
Trust Records Office: Gregory of Stivichall [DR10/468 - DR10/970]
DEEDS AND PAPERS: Warwickshire: Meriden (Alspath) [ DR10/527 ][11]

Children: Gerard


1.1.1.3.5 NN de Alspath
----------------------------------------

daughter and coheiress[24]

Spouse: Walter fitz William

Children: Walter


1.1.1.3.5.1 Walter de Alspath
----------------------------------------

'Walter de Alespathe', PRO, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records
Office: Gregory of Stivichall [DR10/468 - DR10/970] , DEEDS AND
PAPERS: Warwickshire: Meriden (Alspath) [ DR10/531 ][11]

Children: Walter


1.2 Thurstan de Queniborough
----------------------------------------

of Queniborough, co. Leics.

'Turstinus de Queniburgo ', confirmed gift by Hugh de Berges of 3
carucates in Burton on the Wolds, co. Leics. to Garendon abbey
[BL Lansdowne MS 415][5]

probable father or uncle of a later Radulf de Queniborough:
' de Queniburg, Radulf. Held two fees of the honour of Mowbray
in 1166. Probably successor of William, Domesday tenant of
Geoffrey de La Guerche at Stache and Queniborough,
Leicestershire.' [DD 652, cites Red Book of the Exchequer, ed.
Hall (1897), pp. 418-21.][1]


1.3 Radulf de Queniborough
----------------------------------------

of Queniborough, co. Leics.

Thurstan de Queniborough, with the advice and consent of
'Radulphi fratris mei', confirmed gift by Hugh de Berges of
3 carucates in Burton on the Wolds, co. Leics. to Garendon
abbey [BL Lansdowne MS 415][5]

1.4 Herbert de Queniborough
----------------------------------------

'Herbert de Cunniburg', tenant of Roger de Mowbray

benefactor of hospital at Burton Lazars, co. Leics. together with
brother Radulf (succeeded Herbert by 1166) [DD 426, cites
Pipe Roll 12 Hen II, 70-lc[1]]


1. "Domesday Descendants," K. S. B. Keats-Rohan, The Boydell Press,
Woodbridge, 2002, cited by Rosie Bevan, 'Re: de Stuteville'
Jul 2, 2002, p. 723 (Osmund de Stuteville)
2. Cris Nash, "Re: Origins of the Despensers - status report," Jan
4, 2003, (paper copy: library of
John Ravilious, cites Dugdale MS. (Bodl.), 13, fol. 24., and
Feet of F. (Dugd. Soc. xi), 121. Her heir was her son James le.
3. Rosie Bevan, "Re: Despensers and other DeLemmas....," Feb 2,
2003, (paper copy: library of John Ravilious.
4. Chris Phillips, "Re: Origins of the Despensers - Queniborough
query," Jan 30, 2003, (paper copy: library of John Ravilious.)
5. "Medieval Palaeography: Transcriptions and Translations of
Charters," Dr. David A. Postles, University of Leicester,
http://www.le.ac.uk/elh/pot/char2.html, cites extract from
twelfth-century charters from the cartulary of Garendon
Abbey.
6. William Farrer, Litt.D., "Honors and Knights' Fees," London:
Spottiswoode, Ballantyne & Co., Ltd., 1924 (3 vols.), Vol I:
Vol II: Chester; Huntingdon, Vol III: Arundel, Eudes the Sewer,
Warenne.
7. "Transcripts of Charters relating to the Gilbertine Houses of
Sixle, Ormsby, Catley, Bullington, and Alvingham," Frank M.
Stenton, Horncastle, 1922, citations provided by Chris Phillips.
8. "Calendar of the Charter Rolls," preserved in the Public Record Office,
London, 1912, vol. 4 (1-14 Edward III, 1327 &#8211; 1341, p. 475, grants
confirmed by the king 12 July 1340, along with a royal charter dated
13 December 4 Edward III, at the request of Walter, abbot of Garendon.,
the list of grants runs through pp. 472-481, Citations provided by
Chris Phillips (c...@medievalgenealogy.org.uk).
9. "Monasticon Anglicanum," Sir William Dugdale, London: Harding & Lepard;
and Longman Rees... Green, 1830, Vol. VI, Pt. 1 - Austin Abbey of Wigmore,
in Herefordshire, pp. 348-356 [Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia], Vol.
VI, Pt. 2 - Priory of Bullington, co. Lincs., pp. 951-954.
10. Chris Phillips, "Re: Origins of the Despensers - Rough Draft - Pt. 2,"
Feb 3, 2003, email, the...@aol.com (paper copy: library of John,
Ravilious, cites George F. Farnham, "Prestwold and its Hamlets in Medieval
Times", Trans. Leicestershire Archaeological Society, vol. 17
part 1 (1931-2), pp. 1-84.
11. "Public Record Office Archives," http://www.a2a.pro.gov.uk/
12. "The Complete Peerage," G. E. Cokayne, 1910 -
The Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and
the United Kingdom.
13. "The Charters of the Anglo-Norman Earls of Chester, c. 1071-1237,"
Geoffrey Barraclough, The Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire,
1988, cites charters in the Public Record Office, the Bodleian
Library and elsewhere.
14. John P. Ravilious, "Origins of the Despensers - status report,"
Jan 4, 2003, email, the...@aol.com (paper copy: library of
John Ravilious, cites Barraclough, The Charters of the
Anglo-Norman Earls of Chester,, c. 1071-1237; also charters
published by the PRO, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records
Office: Gregory of Stivichall, re: Burton, co. Leics. and
Coventry, co. Warwicks., and information provided by Kay Allen,
AG, Cris Nash, and others.
15. Kay Allen, AG, "Ivo de A. and the Despensers," Dec 23, 2002,
GEN-MED...@rootsweb.com (paper copy: library of John
Ravilious, cites Farrer, Honors and Knights' Fees ii:58,
re: Loughborough and Burton on the Wolds, co. Leics.
16. Florilegium Urbanum, "Charter of the Earl of Chester to
Coventry," http://orb.rhodes.edu/encyclop/culture/
towns/florilegium/government/gvcons05.html
from Peter Coss, ed., The Early Records of Medieval Coventry,
British Academy: Records of Social and Economic History,
new series, vol. 11 (1986), 22.
17. Douglas Richardson, "Karissimo amico," February 4, 2003,
email, the...@aol.com (paper copy: library of John
Ravilious, references Monasticon Anglicanum, 3: 25 -
Charter for Thomas filius Hugonis Dispensatoris.
18. "Eynsham Cartulary," ed. Rev. H. E. Salter, M.A., Oxford:
Oxford Historical Society (Clarendon Press), 1907 (Vols I-II,
vols. 49 and 51 of the series), p. 149 (charter of Thomas
'filius Hugonis dispensatoris' of a virgate in Woodeaton,
co. Oxon).
19. "Excerpta ex Rotulis Finium," Charles Roberts, The
Commissioners of the Public Records of the Kingdom, Vol I
(1216-1246), 1835, full title: Excerpta e Rotulis Finium in
Turri Londinensi asservatis, Henrico Tertio Rege, A.D.
1216-1272.
20. "Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs to 1516,"
www.histparl.ac.uk/cmh/gaz/
21. John P. Ravilious, "CP 'Correction' : Mother of Gilbert de
Segrave (d. 1254) Identified," Dec. 23, 2002,
GEN-MED...@rootsweb.com, cites records provided by
the Public Record Office, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
Records Office: Gregory, of Stivichall [DR10/1 - DR10/467],
Ashow, Bericote in [DR10/15].
22. "Old Halls of Derbyshire,"
www.usigs.org/library/books/uk/dby/DbyOldHallsTilly1892/
extracted 14 November 2001.
23. "Placita Coram Domino Rege apud Westmonasterium de termino
Sancte Trinitatis," "anno regni regis Edwardi, filii regis
Henrici, vicesimo quinto," " [ the pleas of the Court of
King's Bench, Trinity term, 25 Edward I, 1297 ]," London:
British Record Society, 1898, .pdf image files provided by
Genealogy.com www.genealogy.com.
24. Kay Allen, AG, "Re: The Family of Ivo de Alspath (a Despenser
link ?)," Dec 23, 2002, GEN-MED...@rootsweb.com (paper
copy: library of John Ravilious, cites CCR i:7.


* John P. Ravilious

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Just one question: how are you supporting the conjecture that Hugh le Despenser was married to a daughter of Quincy? Do you have and supporting assumptions?
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