Hugh le Despencer 1st Baron le Despencer 1 2
- Born: Bef 1223, <Loughborough, Leicestershire>, England
- Marriage (1): Aline Bassett Countess of Norfolk about 1260 in Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England
- Died: 4 Aug 1265, Evesham, Worcestershire, England
- Buried: Evesham Abbey, Evesham, Worcestershire, England
First husband of Aline Bassett.
From Wikipedia - Hugh le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer :
Sir Hugh (1223 - 4 August 1265 ) was an important ally of Simon de Montfort during the reign of Henry III . He served briefly as Justiciar of England in 1260 and as Constable of the Tower of London .
He was the son of Hugh le Despenser I and was summoned to Parliament by Simon de Montfort, and so might be deemed a baron , though the legality of that assembly is doubtful. He remained allied with Montfort to the end, and was present at the Battle of Lewes . He was killed fighting on de Montfort's side at the Battle of Evesham . He was slain by Roger Mortimer, 1st Baron Wigmore ; this caused a feud to begin between the Despenser and Mortimer families.
By his wife, Aline Bassett, he was father of Hugh the elder Despenser . She was the daughter of Philip Basset , who had also served as Justiciar.
Died in the Battle of Evesham.
Hugh married Aline Bassett Countess of Norfolk, daughter of Philip Basset of Wycombe, Buckshire and Hawise de Gray, about 1260 in Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. (Aline Bassett Countess of Norfolk was born about 1241 in <Wooten Basset, Wiltshire>, England and died before 11 Apr 1281.)