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Roger de Mortimer, 4th Earl of March

Also Known As: "Earl Of March", "Roger Mortimer"
Birthplace: Usk, Monmouthshire, Wales
Death: Died in Kells, Meath, Ireland
Cause of death: killed in Battle
Place of Burial: Wigmore Abbey, Herefordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Edmund de Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March and Philippa, 5th Countess of Ulster
Husband of Alianore (the elder) Holland, Countess of March, Baroness Cherleton
Father of Anne de Mortimer, Countess of Cambridge; Edmund Mortimer, 5th Earl of March; Eleanor Mortimer; Roger Mortimer, Jr., Sir and Alice Mortimer
Brother of Lady Elizabeth Mortimer; Anne Mortimer; Lady Agnes Mortimer; Philippa Poynings; Lady Joan Mortimer and 3 others

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Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March

Roger de Mortimer, 4th Earl of March and 6th Earl of Ulster (11 April 1374 – 20 July 1398)[1] was a 14th-century English nobleman. He was considered the heir presumptive to King Richard II between the death in 1382 of his mother Philippa Plantagenet (a granddaughter of King Edward III of England) until his own death in 1398.

Roger Mortimer's father, the 3rd Earl of March, died in 1381, leaving the six-year-old Roger to succeed to his father's title. Roger was placed under the wardship of Thomas Holland, 2nd Earl of Kent and eventually married Holland's daughter Alianore. During his lifetime, Mortimer spent much time in Ireland; he served several tenures as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and died during a skirmish in Kells. He was succeeded by his young son, Edmund Mortimer, 5th Earl of March.

Roger Mortimer was born 11 April 1374 at Usk in Monmouthshire.[2] He was the eldest son of Edmund Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March, by his wife Philippa Plantagenet, who as the daughter of Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence, and granddaughter of King Edward III. Philippa passed on a strong claim to the English crown to her children. Roger had a younger brother, Edmund Mortimer, and two sisters, Elizabeth, who married Henry 'Hotspur' Percy, and Philippa, who first married John Hastings, 3rd Earl of Pembroke, secondly Richard de Arundel, 11th Earl of Arundel, and thirdly Sir Thomas Poynings.[3]

According to R. R. Davies, the wardship of such an important heir was an 'issue of political moment in the years 1382–4'. Eventually, on 16 December 1383, Mortimer's estates in England and Wales were granted for £4000 per annum to a consortium consisting of Mortimer himself, the Earls of Arundel, Northumberland, and Warwick, and John, Lord Neville. The guardianship of Mortimer's person was initially granted to Arundel, but at the behest of King Richard's mother Joan of Kent, Mortimer's wardship and marriage were granted, for 6000 marks,[4] to Joan's son (and Richard's half-brother) Thomas Holland, 2nd Earl of Kent, in August 1384. On or about 7 October 1388,[2] Mortimer married the Earl of Kent's daughter Eleanor Holland, who was Richard's half-niece.[5] Mortimer did homage and was granted livery of his lands in Ireland on 18 June 1393, and of those in England and Wales on 25 February 1394.[6]

King Richard had no issue, thus Mortimer, a lineal descendant of Edward III, was next in line to the throne and married to his half-niece. G. E. Cokayne states that in October 1385 Mortimer was proclaimed by the king as heir presumptive to the crown.[7] However, according to R. R. Davies, the story that Richard publicly proclaimed Mortimer as heir presumptive in Parliament in October 1385 is baseless, although contemporary records indicate that his claim was openly discussed at the time.[5] He was knighted by the King on 23 April 1390.[7]

After he came of age, Mortimer spent much of his time in Ireland. King Richard had first made Mortimer his Lord Lieutenant of Ireland on 24 January 1382 when he was a child of seven, with his uncle, Sir Thomas Mortimer,[8] acting as his deputy.[9] The king reappointed Roger Mortimer as his lieutenant in Ireland on 23 July 1392, and in September 1394,[10] Mortimer accompanied the king on an Irish expedition. On 25 April 1396,[11] the king appointed him lieutenant in Ulster, Connacht, and Meath, and Mortimer was in Ireland for most of the following three years. In April 1397, the king reappointed him lieutenant for a further three years.[12]

Mortimer's residence in Ireland ensured that his political role in England was a minor one. His closest relationships in England appear to have been with family members, including his brother, Edmund, to whom he granted lands and annuities; the Percy family, into which his elder sister, Elizabeth had married; and the Earl of Arundel, who had married his younger sister, Philippa.[5]

As Davies points out, Mortimer's 'wealth and lineage meant that, sooner or later, he would be caught up in the political turmoil of Richard II's last years'. On 4 September 1397, he was ordered to arrest his uncle, Sir Thomas Mortimer for treason regarding his actions at the Battle of Radcot Bridge, but made no real attempt to do so. Even more inauspiciously, when summoned to a Parliament at Shrewsbury in January 1398, he was 'rapturously received', according to Adam Usk and the Wigmore chronicler, by a vast crowd of supporters wearing his colours. These events excited the king's suspicions, and on Mortimer's return to Ireland after the Parliament in January 1398, 'his enemy, the Duke of Surrey, his brother-in-law, was ordered to follow and capture him'.[12]

On 20 July 1398, at the age of 24, Mortimer was slain in a skirmish with 'O'Brien's men' at Kells.[13] The Wigmore chronicler says that he was riding in front of his army, unattended and wearing Irish garb, and that those who slew him did not know who he was. He was interred at Wigmore Abbey.[14] The King went to Ireland in the following year to avenge Mortimer's death.[6]

Mortimer's young son, Edmund Mortimer, 5th Earl of March, succeeded him in the title and claim to the throne.

The Wigmore chronicler, while criticising Mortimer for lust and remissness in his duty to God, extols him as 'of approved honesty, active in knightly exercises, glorious in pleasantry, affable and merry in conversation, excelling his contemporaries in beauty of appearance, sumptuous in his feasting, and liberal in his gifts'.[15]

By his wife Eleanor he had two sons and two daughters:[16]

  • Edmund Mortimer, 5th Earl of March
  • Roger (23 April 1393 – c.1413)[17]
  • Anne, who married Richard, Earl of Cambridge (executed 1415)
  • Eleanor (born 1395), who married Sir Edward de Courtenay (d.1418), and had no issue

In June 1399 Roger Mortimer's widow, Eleanor, married Edward Charleton, 5th Baron Cherleton, by whom she had two daughters:[18]

  • Joan, who married John Grey, 1st Earl of Tankerville, brother of Sir Thomas Grey, executed for his part in the Southampton Plot which aimed to replace King Henry V with Eleanor's son, Edmund Mortimer, 5th Earl of March. Joan was co-heiress in 1425 to her stepbrother, Edmund Mortimer, 5th Earl of March.
  • Joyce, who married John Tiptoft, 1st Baron Tiptoft.

Eleanor died 6 or 18 October 1405.[14]



  • Roger Mortimer
  • (1329-1360)
  • Lord Mortimer
  • Earl of March
  • Born: 1329, possibly at Wigmore Castle, Herefordshire
  • Died: 26th February 1360 at Roveray, Burgundy
  • The grandfather of this knight, Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, remarkable in history for his ambitious and guilty career, and for his ignominious end in November 1330, had several sons. Edmund Mortimer, the eldest, died in 1331, leaving, by Elizabeth, his wife (one of the daughters of Bartholomew "Le Riche," and sister and co-heiress of Giles, successively Lords Badlesmere), Roger Mortimer, his only surviving son, then in his third year.
  • The family estates having been forfeited by the attainder of the first Earl, Roger Junior obtained, during his minority and through the influence of his step-father, William De Bohun, Earl of Northampton, grants from the crown of a part of the inheritance of his ancestors, and particularly the Castle of Wigmore, the most ancient of their possessions. His probable adroitness and courage in the jousts at Windsor, which shortly preceded the institution of the Most Noble Order of the Garter (for he had had no opportunity of otherwise distinguishing himself) appear to have acquired for him, at the early age of seventeen, the enviable honour of being one of its founders. Having, two years afterwards, in 1346, attended King Edward III and the Prince of Wales on their brilliant expedition into France, he is said to have received knighthood upon their landing at La Hogue, either from the hands of the sovereign, or those of the young prince immediately after his own investiture with that dignity.
  • It may be presumed that our knight justified, at the Battle of Crécy, the high opinion which had been formed of him. For, towards the close of the same year, the King thought fit, in consideration of his laudable services, to receive his homage, although still within age, and to grant him livery of the remainder of his lands, with the exception of those held in dower by his mother, the Countess of Northampton.
  • In 1352, Roger was again employed in France and obtained, in two years later, a reversal, in parliament, of the judgment against his grandfather, upon the ground of the illegality of that sentence, which had been given without oyer of his defence; and he thereupon assumed the style of Earl of March. An inquisition having been taken of the lands of which his ancestor had died seized, they were fully restored to him. In 1355, he was appointed Warden of the Cinque Ports and Constable of Dover Castle, and then attended the King on his expedition into France; and, again, in that of 1359 which terminated in a peace.
  • Before, however, the peace had been fully concluded, the young Earl died at Roveray, in Burgundy, on the 26th February 1360, whilst in command of the forces on that station; and his remains, having been brought to England, were interred at Wigmore Priory.
  • By Philippa, his wife (daughter of William Montacute, the 1st Earl of Salisbury), who died in 1381, he left an only son, Edmund, who became the 3rd Earl of March, and intermarried with the Lady Philippa Plantagenet, daughter and sole heiress of Prince Lionel of Antwerp, Duke of Clarence. Their son and heir, Roger Mortimer, the 4th Earl, was, in right of his mother, Philippa, declared, in parliament, heir-presumptive to the Crown, failing issue of King Richard II. The pretensions of his descendants to the English throne were eventually asserted by his great-grandson, Edward Plantagenet, as King Edward IV.
  • Source:


  • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 39
  • Mortimer, Roger de (1374-1398) by Thomas Frederick Tout
  • MORTIMER, ROGER (VI) de, fourth Earl of March and Ulster (1374–1398), was the eldest son and second child of Edmund Mortimer II, third earl of March [q. v.], and his wife, Philippa of Clarence. He was born at Usk on 11 April 1374, and baptised on the following Sunday by Roger Cradock, bishop of Llandaff, who, with the abbot of Gloucester and the prioress of Usk, acted as his sponsors (Monasticon, vi. 354). His mother died when he was quite a child, and his father on 27 Dec. 1381, so that he succeeded to title and estates when only seven years old. His hereditary influence and position caused him to be appointed to the lord-lieutenancy of Ireland on 24 Jan. 1382, within a few months of his accession to the earldom. His uncle, Sir Thomas Mortimer, acted as his deputy, and the guardians of his person and estates covenanted that, in return for his receiving the revenues of Ireland and two thousand marks of money, he should be provided with proper counsellors, and that the receipts of his estates, instead of being paid over by the farmers of his lands to the crown, should be appropriated to the government of Ireland. It was also stipulated that on attaining his majority Roger should have liberty to resign his office. But the experiment of an infant viceroy did not answer. When the Irish parliament met in 1382 the viceroy could not attend because of indisposition, and the magnates and commons protested against a parliament being held in his absence. Next year Roger was superseded by Philip de Courtenay (Gilbert, Viceroys of Ireland, pp. 248-51).
  • Mortimer was brought up as a royal ward, his person being entrusted to the care of Thomas Holland, earl of Kent (1350-1397) [q. v.], the half-brother of Richard II, while his estates were farmed by Richard Fitzalan III, earl of Arundel, and others. Richard II at one time sold to Arundel the right of marrying the young earl, but, as Arundel became more conspicuously opposed to his policy, Richard transferred his right to Lord Abergavenny, and ultimately, at his mother's request, to the Earl of Kent, her son. The result was that Roger was married, not later than the beginning of 1388, to Eleanor Holland, Kent's eldest daughter and the king's niece. Thus March in his early life was connected with both political parties, and one element of his later popularity may be based upon the fact that his complicated connections with both factions prevented him from taking a strong side. But as time went on he fell more decidedly under the influence of the king and courtiers, who showed a tendency to play him off against the house of Lancaster, which he in later times seems somewhat to have resented. He became a very important personage when in the October parliament of 1385 Richard II publicly proclaimed him as the presumptive heir to the throne (Cont. Eulogium Historiarum, iii. 361; cf. Wallon, Richard II, i. 489-90). On 23 April 1390 Richard himself dubbed him a knight.
  • In 1393 March did homage and received livery of all his lands. His guardians had managed his estates so well that he entered into full enjoyment of his immense resources, having, it was said, a sum of forty thousand marks accumulated in his treasury (Monasticon, vi. 354). Between 16 Feb. and 30 March 1394 he acted as ambassador to treat with the Scots on the borders. But Ireland was still his chief care. His power there had become nearly nominal, and in 1393 the English privy council had granted him a thousand pounds in consideration of the devastation of his Irish estates by the rebel natives. In September 1394 he accompanied Richard II on that king's first expedition to Ireland, being attended by a very numerous following (Annales Ricardi II, apud Trokelowe, p. 172). Among the chieftains who submitted to Richard was the O'Neil. the real ruler of most of March's nominal earldom of Ulster. On 28 April 1395, just before his return to England, Richard appointed March lieutenant of Ulster, Connaught, and Meath, thus adding the weight of the royal commission to the authority which, as lord of these three liberties, March already possessed over those districts. He remained some time in Ireland, waging vigorous war against the native septs, but without any notable results. On 24 April 1397 he was further nominated lieutenant of Ireland.
  • The young earl was rapidly winning a great reputation. He was conspicuously rave, brilliant in the tournament, sumptuous in his hospitality, liberal in his gifts, of a ready wit, affable and jocose in conversation. He was of remarkable personal beauty and extremely popular. But his panegyrists admit that his morals were loose, and that he was too negligent of divine things (Monasticon, vi. 354 ; Adam of Usk, p. 19 ; Monk of Evesham, p. 127). He was prudent enough not to connect himself too closely with Richard II's great attempt at despotism in 1397. In the great parliament of 1397 the Earl of Salisbury brought a suit against him on 25 Sept. for the possession of Denbigh (Adam of Usk, pp. 15, 16). His uncle, Sir Thomas Mortimer (his grandfather's illegitimate son), was in fact closely associated with the lords appellant, and on 22 Sept. 1397 was summoned to appear for trial within six months under pain of banishment (ib. pp. 41, 120 ; Monk of Evesham, pp. 139-40 ; Rot. Parl.) Richard's remarks on this occasion suggest that he was already suspicious of the Earl of March (Monk of Evesham, p. 138), whom he accused of remissness in apprehending his uncle. A little later Sir Thomas, who had fled to Scotland, appeared in Ireland under the protection of his nephew the viceroy (Adam of Usk, p. 19), though on 24 Sept. he had been ordered to proclaim throughout Ireland that Thomas must appear within three months to answer the charges against him (Fœdera, viii. 16). As Richard's suspicions grew, March's favour with the populace increased. He was specially summoned, despite his absence beyond sea, to attend the parliament at Shrewsbury (ib. viii. 21). On 28 Jan. 1398 March arrived from Ireland. The people went out to meet him in vast crowds, receiving him with joy and delight, and wearing hoods of his colours, red and white. Such a reception increased Richard's suspicions, but March behaved with great caution or duplicity, and, by professing his approval of those acts which finally gave Richard despotic power, deprived Richard of any opportunity of attacking him (Adam of Usk, pp. 18-19). But secret plots were formed against him, and his reception of his uncle was made an excuse for them. The earl therefore returned to Ireland, and soon became plunged into petty campaigns against the native chieftains. Such desire did he show to identify himself with his Irish subjects that, in gross violation of his grandfather's statute of Kilkenny, he assumed the Irish dress and horse trappings. His brother-in-law, Thomas Holland [q. v.], duke of Surrey, who hated him bitterly, was now ordered to go to Ireland to carry out the designs of the courtiers against him. But there was no need for Surrey's intervention. On 15 Aug. 1398 (20 July, according to Monasticon, vi. 355, and Adam of Usk, p. 19), March was slain at Kells while he was engaged in a rash attack on some of the Leinster clans. In the fight he rushed on the foe far in advance of his followers, and, unrecognised by them in his Irish dress, was immediately slain. His body was torn in pieces (Monk of Evesham, p. 127), but the fragments were ultimately recovered and conveyed to England for burial in the family place of sepulture, Wigmore Abbey. The death of the heir to the throne at the hands of the Irish induced Richard II to undertake his last fatal expedition to Ireland (Annales Ricardi II, p. 229).
  • His widow Eleanor married, very soon after her husband's death, Edward Charlton, fifth lord Charlton of Powys [q.v.] The sons of Roger and Eleanor were : (1) Edmund (IV) de Mortimer, fifth earl of March [q. v.], who was born on 6 Nov. 1391 ; (2) Roger, born at Netherwood on 23 April 1393, who died young about 1409. Of Roger's two daughters, Anne, the elder, born on 27 Dec. 1388, was wife of Richard, earl of Cambridge [q. v.], mother of Richard, duke of York, and grandmother of Edward IV, to whom, after the death of her two brothers without issue, she transmitted the estates of the Mortimers and the representation of Lionel of Clarence, the eldest surviving son of Edward III. The second daughter, Eleanor, married Edward Courtenay, eleventh earl of Devonshire, and died without issue in 1418.
  • [Adam of Usk, ed. Thompson; Annales Ricardi II apud Trokelowe (Rolls Ser.); Monk of Evesham, ed. Hearne; Dugdale's Baronage, i. 150-1; Dugdale's Monasticon, vi. 354-5; Rymer's Fœdera, vol. viii. (original edition); Doyle's Official Baronage, ii. 469; Gilbert's Viceroys of Ireland, pp. 248-51, 273-8; Wallon's Richard II; Sandford's Genealogical History of the Kings of England, pp. 224-6.]
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  • Sir Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl March, 6th Earl of Ulster, Lord Wigmore, Lord Lieut. of Ireland1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
  • M, #16397, b. 11 April 1374, d. 20 July 1398
  • Father Sir Edmund Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March, Lord Mortimer & Connaught, Earl of Ulster, Marshal of England, Chief Governor of Ireland, Ambassador to France12,13,14 b. 1 Feb 1352, d. 27 Dec 1381
  • Mother Philippa Plantagenet12,13,14 b. 16 Aug 1355, d. c 7 Jan 1378
  • Sir Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl March, 6th Earl of Ulster, Lord Wigmore, Lord Lieut. of Ireland was born on 11 April 1374 at Usk, Monmouthshire, Wales, England.2,5,10 He married Eleanor Holand, daughter of Sir Thomas Holand, 2nd Earl Kent, Lord Holland, 6th Lord Wake, Lord Woodstock, Marshal of England and Alice FitzAlan, circa 7 October 1388; They had 2 sons (Sir Edmund, Earl of March & Ulster; & Roger) and 2 daughters (Anne, wife of Sir Richard Plantagenet, Earl of Cambridge; & Eleanor, wife of Sir Edward, Lord Courtenay).15,16,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10,11 Sir Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl March, 6th Earl of Ulster, Lord Wigmore, Lord Lieut. of Ireland died on 20 July 1398 at Kells, Meath, Ireland, at age 24; His corpse was quartered, but later reassembled for burial at Wigmore Abbey, Herefordshire.2,5,10
  • Family Eleanor Holand b. 13 Oct 1370, d. 23 Oct 1405
  • Children
    • Eleanor Mortimer17,18,3,5,8,10 d. a Jan 1414
    • Anne Mortimer+18,19,5,20,10,11 b. 27 Dec 1390, d. bt 21 Sep 1411 - 30 Sep 1411
    • Sir Edmund Mortimer, 5th Earl of March, 7th Earl of Ulster, Lord Mortimer18,5,10 b. 6 Nov 1391, d. 19 Jan 1425
    • Roger Mortimer5,10 b. 23 Apr 1393, d. c 1409
  • Citations
  • [S4678] Unknown author, Burke's Peerage (1963), p. lxi; Ancestral Roots of 60 Colonists by F. L. Weis, p. 182.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 526-527.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 547.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 498.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 195.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 194.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 142-143.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 332.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 433.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 175.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 448.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 526.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 193-194.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 173-174.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 198-199.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 421-422.
  • [S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. VIII, p. 450, notes.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 527.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 793-794.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 400.
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  • Roger de Mortimer, 4th Earl of March1
  • M, #101986, b. 11 April 1374, d. 20 July 1398
  • Last Edited=28 Jan 2007
  • Consanguinity Index=0.19%
  • Roger de Mortimer, 4th Earl of March was born on 11 April 1374 at Usk, Monmouthshire, Wales.2 He was the son of Edmund de Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March and Philippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster.3 He married Alianore de Holand, Countess of March, daughter of Thomas de Holand, 2nd/5th Earl of Kent and Lady Alice FitzAlan, circa 7 October 1388.2 He died on 20 July 1398 at age 24 at Kenlis, killed in a skirmish with the Irish.2 He was buried at Wigmore, Herefordshire, England.2
  • He succeeded to the title of 7th Earl of Ulster between 1378 and 1381.1,2 He gained the title of 4th Earl of March on 27 December 1381.1,2 He succeeded to the title of 14th Lord of Clare [feudal baron] on 5 January 1381/82.3
  • Children of Roger de Mortimer, 4th Earl of March and Alianore de Holand, Countess of March
    • Lady Anne de Mortimer+4 b. 27 Dec 1388, d. Sep 1411
    • Edmund de Mortimer, 5th Earl of March3 b. 6 Nov 1391, d. 18 Jan 1425
    • Roger de Mortimer b. 24 Mar 1393, d. c 1409
    • Lady Eleanor de Mortimer b. c 1395, d. a Jan 1414
  • Citations
  • [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), Volume 12, page 905. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 96. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Families.
  • [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume III, page 246.
  • [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume II, page 494.
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  • Roger De Mortimer
  • Birth: Apr. 11, 1374 Usk, Monmouthshire, Wales
  • Death: Jul. 20, 1398 Kells, County Meath, Ireland
  • Earl of March.
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • Edmund Mortimer (1351 - 1381)
  • Philippa Plantagenet (1355 - 1381)
  • Spouse:
  • Alianor Holland Cherleton (1370 - 1405)*
  • Children:
    • Anne de Mortimer (1388 - 1411)*
    • Edmund Mortimer (1391 - 1425)*
  • Siblings:
  • Elizabeth de Mortimer Camoys (1371 - 1417)*
  • Roger De Mortimer (1374 - 1398)
  • Phillipe de Mortimer Poynings (1375 - 1401)*
  • Burial: Wigmore Abbey, Wigmore, Herefordshire Unitary Authority, Herefordshire, England
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 104082967
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  • Phillippa PLANTAGENET (C. Ulster)
  • Born: 16 Aug 1355, Eltham Palace, Kent, England
  • Died: 1 Jan 1382
  • Buried: Wigmore, Hertford, England
  • Father: Lionel PLANTAGENET of Antwerp (1º D. Clarence)
  • Mother: Elizabeth BURGH (C. Ulster)
  • Married: Edmund MORTIMER (3º E. March) (son of Roger Mortimer, 2º E. March, and Phillippa Montague) AFT 15 Feb 1359, Queen's Chapel, Reading Abbey, Berkshire, England
  • Children:
    • 1. Phillipa MORTIMER (C. Pembroke / C. Arundel) (d. 24 Sep 1401) (m. John Hastings, 3° E. Pembroke - m.2 Richard Fitzalan, 6º E. Arundel - m.3 Thomas De Poynings, 1º B. St. John of Basing)
    • 2. Elizabeth MORTIMER (b. 1370) (m.1 Henry Percy - m.2 Thomas Camoys, 1º B. Camoys)
    • 3. Roger MORTIMER (4º E. March) (m. Eleanor De Holland)
    • 4. Edmund MORTIMER (Sir)
    • 5. John MORTIMER (Sir)
  • From: PLANTAGENET (C. Ulster)1


Roger Mortimer

Earl of March

Predecessor Edmund Mortimer, 3rd Earl

Successor Edmund Mortimer, 5th Earl

Earl of Ulster

Predecessor Philippa Plantagenet, 5th Countess with Edmund Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March

Successor Edmund Mortimer, 7th Earl, 5th Earl of March

Spouse Eleanor Holland

m. c. 1387/1388; wid. 1398


Anne de Mortimer

Edmund Mortimer, 5th Earl of March

Eleanor, Countess of Devon

Father Edmund Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March

Mother Philippa, Countess of March and Ulster

Born 11 April 1374(1374-04-11)

Usk, Monmouthshire

Died 20 July 1398 (aged 24)

Battle of Kells, County Meath

Burial Wigmore Abbey, Herefordshire



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April 11, 1374
Usk, Monmouthshire, Wales
October 7, 1388
Age 14
December 27, 1388
Age 14
New Forest, West, Meath, Ireland
November 6, 1391
Age 17
New Forest, West, Meath, Ireland
April 23, 1393
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New Forest, West, Meath, Ireland
July 20, 1398
Age 24
Kells, Meath, Ireland
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Salisbury, Wiltshire, , England
June 1, 1925
Age 24
June 1, 1925
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