Philip le Despencer, 2nd Baron le Despencer

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Philip Le Despenser, 2nd Baron le Despenser (c.1365 Nettlestead, Suffolk, England - 20 June 1424) was the son and heir of Philip le Despenser, 1st Baron le Despenser.[1] Philip is listed in the Complete Peerage as being age 36 at the death of his father Philip Despencer in 1401.[2] He was knighted in 1385.

He married Elizabeth De Tiptoft (or Tibetot, Tybotot), co-heiress and daughter of Robert Tiptoft, 3rd Lord Tybotot and his wife Margaret Deincourt. By this marriage he inherited the manors of Nettlestead and Barrow among others.

It appears that he was never summoned to Parliament, and died on 20 June 1424 without male heir. His title passed to his only daughter, Margery le Despencer, wife of John de Ros, 7th Baron de Ros and secondly Roger Wentworth of Nettlestead, Esq. Margery and Roger Wentworth were ancestors to Jane Seymour, third queen consort of King Henry VIII.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Richardson. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Genealogical Publishing, 2005. pg 149, 159, 228, 274, 459, 463. Google eBook
  2. ^ The Complete Peerage of England, 1890 edition, volume 3, page 96.
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Philip le Despenser
Baron le Despenser
1401–1424
Succeeded by
dormant