~1185, Hugh born in England, s/o §§Thomas le Despenser.
1206, King John gave Isabel, the widow of Geoffrey of Chester, to Hugh le Despenser, unaware that she had privately married Roger de Creisy [who in 1207 obtained pardon for this offence]. In compensation Hugh got £20 annual rent in the manor of Waltham. (S) Honors and Knights Fees, V3.
1210-12, Hugo Dispensator holding land from the honor of Peverelli, Leicestershire. (S) FMG.
10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.
1219, Witnesses: Hugh Despenser (Dispensator), Walter le Pohar, Henry de Segrave, Geoffrey Despenser, … (S) UKNA.
1/22/1221, Hugh granted a market and fair at Loughborough, Leicestershire. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs.
1221, Henry III pardoned Hugh Despenser, for his faithful service to the king’s father and to himself, 25s due for relief. (S) Honors and Knights Fees, V3, Foss, 1923, P233.
3/1222, Geoffrey le Sauvage is quit his fines for admission to his father’s lands at the intercession of Hugh le Despenser [who’s daughter Matilda is Geoffrey’s wife.] (S) The Judges of England, V2, Foss, 1848, P464.
11/15/1224, The king has granted to Hugh Despenser a moiety of the manor of Chalgrove with the capital messuage, and to Hugh de Plessetis, Drogo de Barentin and Nicholas de Boleville the other moiety. (S) FRsHIII.
1/14/1226, Order to the keeper of the honour of Wallingford to place in respite, …, the demand he makes … from Hugh Despenser, Drogo de Barentin, and their associates for the scutages of Montgomery and Bedford , namely for 3 knights’ fees. (S) FRsHIII.
9/18/1226, Hugh Despenser, sheriff of Berkshire , has respite from rendering his account. (S) FRsHIII.
1227, Philippa [Maubanc], plaintiff, and Henry de Aldithelegh and Hugh Dispensator (Le Despencer), deforciants. (S) Plea Rolls for Staffordshire, V4, 1883.
1228, Charter for a fair by Henry III to Hugh Le Despenser, Lord of the Manor of Loughborough. (S) National Fairground Archive.
9/28/1228, Order to the sheriff of Warwickshire to place in respite…, the demand he makes … from Geoffrey Savage, who is in the king’s army with Hugh Despenser. (S) FRsHIII.
11/4/1230, Hugh Despenser has made fine with the king by 50m. for having custody of the land and heirs of Geoffrey Savage, who had Hugh’s daughter [Matilda] to wife, and for having the marriage of the same heirs with the marriage of his same daughter. (S) FRsHIII.
1232, Hugh instrumental in the repairs to Porchester castle.
10/12/1232, Hugh Dispensator witnessed a grant by King Henry. (S) CPRs.
1/27/1233, Appointment, during pleasure, of Hugh le Despenser (Dispens’) to keep the castle of Bollesovre, that was in the custody of Robert de Tatteshale, … (S) CPRs.
11/20/1233, Aymer Butler, son and heir of William Butler, has made fine with the king by £30 for his relief …, surety by the earl of Ferrers and Hugh Despenser. (S) FRsHIII.
2/6/1234, Mandate to Hugh le Despenser (Dispensatoris) to deliver to Henry … the hostage … (S) CPRs.
2/13/1234, J. earl of Lincoln and constable of Chester had made fine with the king by 1000m. for the custody of the lands and heir of Nigel de Mowbray, …. By the justiciar and Hugh Despenser. (S) FRsHIII.
1/23/1235, The king has pardoned to Hugh Despenser the scutages of the armies of Kerry, Painscastle, and of the king’s first passage to, and of his return from, Poitou. (S) FRsHIII.
1235, King Henry granted Hillam Mill to Hugh le Despenser, Lord of Parlington, and Barwick [tenants were compelled to grind their corn at the mill].
10/23/1235, Charter of King Henry III to Jocelin, bishop of Bath, … witnesses, Hugh Despenser and Geoffrey Depenser, his brother, … (S) CChRs, 11/15/1324.
6/14/1236, Hugh Dispensator chosen as a member of a group to advocate a case of a cog captured by Philip de Albiniaco in the war between King John and Louis, son of the king of France. (S) CPRs.
6/6/1237, To the constables of the castles of Chester and Beeston. The king is sending them Stephen de Segrave [married to Hugh’s sister Rohese], Henry de Aldithelegh and Hugh le Dispenser to provider for the custody of those castles … (S) CPRs.
2/23/1238, Grant, for faithful service done by Hugh le Despenser, to Hugh, his son and heir, that by the counsel of his friends he may marry where it shall seem best. … Grant to Geoffrey le Despenser that when the lot of mankind befall Hugh le Despenser his brother, he shall hold as keeper until the age of the sons and heirs of the said Hugh the manor of Ryhal, which he has of the king’s gift, and also the lands which the same Hugh held of the earl of Chester in the county of Chester and without. (S) CPRs.
Bef. 5/30/1238, Hugh died holding 11 manors in Leicestershire, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Rutland.
Child of Hugh and ?:
i. Hugh le Despenser (11819496), born 1223 in England.