Elizabeth le Despenser

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Elizabeth le Despenser
Baroness Arundel
Baroness Zouche
Died10 April/11 April 1408
Noble familyLe Despenser (by birth)
FitzAlan (by marriage)
La Zouche (by marriage)
Spouse(s)John FitzAlan, 2nd Baron Arundel
William la Zouche, 3rd Baron Zouche
IssueJohn de Arundel, Lord Maltravers
Thomas Fitzalan
Edward/Edmund Arundel
Margaret, Baroness de Ros
FatherEdward le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer
MotherElizabeth de Burghersh, 3rd Baroness Burghersh

Elizabeth Despenser (died 10 April/11 April 1408) was an English noblewoman of the late 14th century. She should not be confused with Elizabeth le Despenser, Baroness Berkeley, who was her great-aunt and who was the daughter of her great-grandmother, Eleanor de Clare. She was the daughter of Sir Edward le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer, by Lady Elizabeth Burghersh, daughter and heiress of Bartholomew de Burghersh, 2nd Baron Burghersh.

First marriage[edit]

She married Sir John FitzAlan, 2nd Baron Arundel. They had three sons and one daughter:

Sir John de Arundel, 2nd Baron Arundel, died on 14 August 1390, and was buried at Missenden Abbey, Buckinghamshire.

Second marriage[edit]

Elizabeth married secondly, apparently after 28 April 1393 (as his second wife), William la Zouche, 3rd Baron Zouche of Haryngworth (d. 13 May 1396). They had no children. Her will requested burial at Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucestershire.[citation needed]



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