Sir Philip Le Despencer, Knt., of Goxhill, Lincolnshire was the son of Hugh Le Despencer, 1st Earl of Winchester and his wife, Lady Isabella Beauchamp, daughter of William de Beauchamp, 9th Earl of Warwick and Maud FitzJohn. He was born ca. 1290 in Stoke, Gloucester, England. He married Margaret de Goushill, daughter of Ralph De Gousille and his wife Hawise Fitzwarine. Philip was brother to Hugh Despenser, the Younger, a favorite of King Edward II.
According to Douglas Richardson's Magna Carta Ancestry, Philip and Margaret were parents to Sir Philip le Despenser of Goxhill, Lincolnshire (6 Apr 1313-Aug 1349) who married Hon. Joan de Cobham, daughter of John, 2nd Baron Cobham of Kent.
They were parents to:
- Philip Le Despencer 1st Baron Le Despencer
- Hawise Le Despenser (c.1345-10 April 1414), was the 2nd wife of Sir Andrew Luttrell, Lord Luttrell of Irnham by whom she had issue.
- Douglas Richardson. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Genealogical Publishing, 2005. pg 149, 159, 228, 274, 459, 463. Google eBook
- Complete Peerage of England (1890) lists Philip as the 4th son of Hugh Despencer; Vol. 3, p. 96 and p. 91.
- Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, William Ryland Beall, Kaleen E. Beall. Ancestral Roots Of Certain American Colonists Who Came To America Before 1700, Genealogical Publishing Com, Dec 31, 2004. pg 181-2. Google eBook
- Croft's Peerage. Baron le Despenser, [E, 1295 with precedency from 1264]
- Croft's Peerage. Baron Cobham of Kent [E, 1313 - abeyant 1951]
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