Hugh le Despenser, 2nd Baron le Despencer, was born circa 1308 in Stoke Orchard, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom to Hugh le Despenser, 1st Baron le Despenser (c1286-1326) and Eleanor de Clare (1292-1337) and died 8 February 1349 of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Montagu (-1359) 27 April 1341 JL . Notable ancestors include William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Alfred the Great (849-899), Henry II of England (1133-1189). Ancestors are from the United Kingdom, Israel, France, Germany, England, Russia, Ukraine, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Portugal, the Byzantine Empire, Sweden.

Hugh was restored to his grandfather's title of Baron le Despencer in 1338. He died without issue in 1349. His heir was his nephew, Edward le Despenser, who was created Baron le Despencer of a new creation in 1375.

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