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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Sir Philip le Despenser & Margaret de Goushill

30421136. Sir Philip le Despenser & 30421137. Margaret de Goushill

~1287, Philip born in England, s/o 5909748. Earl Hugh le Despencer & 5909749. Isabel de Beauchamp.

5/12/1294, Margaret born and baptized in Whittington, Shropshire, England, heir & d/o 60842274. Sir Ralph de Goushill & 60842275. Hawise Fitz Warin.

6/24/1294 at London, Grant by Hugh le Despenser, knight, to Philip le Despenser, his son, in tail, of the manors of Parlington, co. York, and Hauttebarg, co. Lincoln; with reversion to the grantor. (York) (Linc. ). (S) Ancient Deeds, V2, 1894, A.3185.

1294, Philip’s father appointed the rector of Louctheburg as his guardian.

1295, Margaret’s father Ralph died leaving her as the heir. (S) The History and Topography of Essex, Wright, 1836, P646.

6/24/1295, Letters patent of Hugh le Despenser, knight, granting to Philip le Despenser, his son, all his goods and chatles in the manors of Parlingtone and Hauctebarg, with the aforesaid manors. (S) A Desc. Catalogue of Ancient Deeds, 1894, P164.

6/15/1299, Grant to Fulk son of Warin of the marriage of Margaret daughter and heir of Ralph de Gousle, tenant in chief, in compensation [of a different grant]. (S) CPRs.

4/12/1306, Earl Guy de Beauchamp, having no male heirs, entailed his estates on his nephew Philip le Despenser. (S) CPRs.

1307-08, Margaret, daughter and heir of Ralph de Goushull: writ for proof of age. (S) UKNA/

7/7/1307, Edward II became king on the death of his father.

1311, Philip married Margaret acquiring Goxhill and Gedney, Lincolnshire. (S) The Royal Descents of the Fosters of Moulton, 1912.

1311, Mandate, as Philip le Despenser, who married Margaret daughter and heiress of Ralph de Goushull, tenant in chief of Edward I, has done fealty to the king for the lands of her inheritance, with proof of her age, to order livery of the lands to be made to them. (S) Cal. of Chancery Warrants, V1, 1927, P275.

1313, Philip, knt. of Parlington, Yorkshire and Alkborough, Lincolnshire died.

9/24/1313, IPM of Philip le Despenser. IPM: … York. All held of the inheritance of Margaret de Gousil late the wife of the said Philip, and daughter and heir of Ralph de Gousill, and was 17 on the day of St. James last. Essex: Toppesfeld. Two parts of the manor as of the inheritance of Margaret his wife … Philip his son is his next heir, age unknown, because he was born in co. Lincoln. Lincoln: [many properties] Philip his son, born 6 April last, is his next heir. (S) CIsPM. [Earl Guy de Beauchamp had a male heir the year Philip died.]


By 1314, Margaret married 2nd Sir John de Roos, s/o 2498748. Lord William de Roos & 2498749. Maud de Vaux.

4/22/1314, Order to cause John de Ros and Margaret, late the wife of Philip le Despenser, whom John has now married, to have seisin … Coldon and Dodyngton … Philip held of the king … two part of the manor of of Goushill, which … Philip le Despenser and Margaret held of her inheritance as of the barony of Bayeaux … in the hands of Isabell de Bello Monte, lady de Vescy, by the king’s grant to her for life … (S) CCRs.

11/5/1318, Commission of oyer … on complaint by John de Ros and Margaret his wife touching the persons who seized her at Sutton in Holande, co. Lincoln, and imprisoned her until the said John made a fine of 100 marks for her release, … (S) CPRs. [Multiple commissions through 1327.]

10/1321, King Edward II took to the field with a large army to oppose the lords in revolt in the Despenser War. [The Despensers, being King Edward’s favorites, were forcibly taking lands of many lords, and especially widows of lords.]

3/1325, Isabella sent to France to negotiate with her brother, King Charles IV. [While there the Queen fell in love with Roger de Mortimer and planned the overthrow of her husband, with the intent of putting her son on the throne.]

9/24/1326, Returning with Queen Isabella, John de Ros became Steward of the royal household, and 1 of the 12 guardians of the King. [Queen Isabella invaded England and forced the abdication of her husband King Edward II.]

2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.

1329, The advowson of Ilkley settled in favour of John de Ros and Margaret his wife and John’s heirs. (S) Fasti Parochiales, V133, 1971, P62.

1337, People of King's Lynn, Norfolk, … to support the heavy costs they have incurred for warships in the king's service, in the office of John de Roos, Admiral in those parts. (S) UKNA.

1338, John de Roos or de Ros of Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire, Norfolk, and Lincolnshire died; buried at Stoke Albini.


11/10/1342, Licence for William de Ros of Hamelak to grant for life to Margaret late the wife of John de Ros, 20 marks … manor of Melton in Lundeseye, co. Lincoln, … (S) CPRs.

1/28/1344, Licence … for the alienation in  mortmain by Margaret late the wife of John de Roos … to celebrate devine service … Holy Trinity, Gedeneye, for the good estate of her, Hawisia, her mother, and Philip le Despenser and Joan, his wife, for their souls when they are dead and for the souls of their ancestors and heirs, of Ralph de Goushill, Philip son of Hugh le Despenser, John son of William de Roos of Hamelak and John de Ory ; granted at the request of the said Philip le Despenser. (S) CPRs.

7/22/1349, Margaret died.

10/4/1349, IPM for Margaret de Roos. Lincoln: Gowsill, or Gouxill. [Goushill.] A messuage with a garden and croft, 110a. arable … [many properties] … She died on 22 July last. Philip le Despenser her son, who died on 22 August last, aged 22 years, was her heir. … Market Staynton and Alkebarow, which he held, conjointly with Joan his wife, by the said Margaret’s gift. Philip [son of the said] Philip, [aged 7 years at the feast of St. Lucy next, is his] heir. (S) CIsPM.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P612.

Family notes:

·         10/27/1326, Philip’s father executed for treason at Bristol.

·         11/24/1326, Philip’s older brother Hugh executed for treason at Hereford.

Child of Philip and Margaret:

i. Philip le Despenser (15210568), born 4/6/1313 in Lincoln, England. [Heir]