Philip le Despenser

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Sir Philip Despenser, Knt., of Goxhill, Lincolnshire was the son of Hugh Despenser, 1st Earl of Winchester and his wife, Isabella de Beauchamp, daughter of William de Beauchamp, 9th Earl of Warwick and Maud FitzJohn.[1][2] He was born ca. 1290 in Stoke, Gloucester, England, and died on 24 September 1313. 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 Despenser of Goxhill, Lincolnshire (6 April 1313-August 1349) who married Hon. Joan de Cobham, daughter of John, 2nd Baron Cobham of Kent.[1][3]

They were parents to:

  • Sir Philip Despenser (6 April 1313-August 1349)[1][3] who was father to:


  1. ^ a b c 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. ^ Complete Peerage of England (1890) lists Philip as the 4th son of Hugh Despencer; Vol. 3, p. 96 and p. 91.
  3. ^ a b c 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