Hugh de Mortimer, Baron Mortimer (1271 - 1304)

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Nicknames: "Baron of Buford"
Birthplace: Richards Castle, Herefordshire, England
Death: Died in Cathedral, Worcester, Worcestershire, England
Managed by: Jocelynn Elaine Oakes
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About Hugh de Mortimer, Baron Mortimer

HUGH DE MORTIMER, BARON OF BURFORD

In 1301 Hugh Mortimer made a grant at Richard's Castle to all his burgesses of Richard's Castle, together with his tenants of Moore, Batchcott, Whitbrook, and Overton of various rights in consideration of the good service they had done Hugh in the last Welsh war (1294-5). The grant was witnessed by Roger Marshall / Lord of Yarpole, Roger Cayne, Phillip Crete, Reuall Ludlow, Henry Myle, and many others. The connection between the Ludlows, the MORTIMERS OF BURFORD, and the Says of Stokesay should be noted. When the last HUGH MORTIMER OF BURFORD was poisoned in 1304, apparently by his wife, it was recorded that he had 103 burgages in Richard's Castle, held land in Pilleth or Wapley (Wapelith) of the Mortimers of Wigmore, and had thirty free tenants in Cascob who paid a rental of 30s, 2d and that part of this land was treated as an appurtenance of Wigmore. Presumably, this was his little barony of Bleddfa, now held of the Mortimer's land of Maelienydd. These family lands at Bleddfa were tenanted by a solidly Welsh population in 1293.

Hugh's death may have been brought about by his wife, Matilda, who was repeatedly accused of poisoning him and other knights of the barony. However, she found royal protection from the queen. With Edward I's death in 1307, Matilda too suddenly died and the suspicion must remain that without royal protection those hounding her through the courts for murder took their revenge!!

Hugh Mortimer was eventually succeeded by two co-heiresses, one of whom was Joan Mortimer. She married for her second husband Sir Richard Talbot, who lived at Richard's Castle until his death before 29 June 1376. Joan's younger sister married into the Cornwall family who were descendants on the female side of the last Brian Brampton of Brampton Bryan (d. 1294). She took to her husband BURFORD BARONY and Stapleton Castle.

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Hugh de Mortimer, Baron Mortimer's Timeline

1271
1271
Richards Castle, Herefordshire, England
1289
1289
Age 18
Richards Castle,,Herefordshire,England
1291
November 24, 1291
Age 20
Richards Castle, Herefordshire, England
1291
Age 20
England?
1295
September 14, 1295
Age 24
Richards Castle, Herefordshire, England
1300
1300
Age 29
Cheilmershe, Shropshire, England
1304
July 20, 1304
Age 33
Cathedral, Worcester, Worcestershire, England
August 15, 1304
Age 33
Cathedral, Worcester, Worcestershire, England
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(minor-1291)