Thomas le Despenser
(1169-Bef 1218)


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Thomas le Despenser

  • Born: 1169, Elington, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: Unknown
  • Died: Bef 1218

bullet  General Notes:

~Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition, 16B:25, Thomas le Despenser, father of Hugh Despenser and Rohese Despenser who married Stephen de Segrave. 161

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 721
Thomas Dispensator died by 1218. He was probably descended from Elyas Dispensator, who was one of the three people enfeoffed in Arnesby by Hugh de Beauchamp. He probably took his name from the Office of Dispenser to the Earls of Chester. This office was that of an under-butler or comptroller who dispensed victuals.

~Boyer's Medieval English Ancestors of Robert Abell, p. 82

• Background Information. 144
Thomas Dispensator gave to Stephen de Sebrave with Roese his daughter in free marriage a rent of 2s. in Burton', to them and heirs of their bodies. Hugh Dispensator confimed to Stephen de Segrave and Roese, sister of the said Hugh, and the heirs of their bodied, a virgate of land in Barwe in free marriage.

~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, Vol. IV, (Despenser), p. 261 footnote (c)


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