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Nicknames: "Ralph /Mortimer/", "Roger /Mortemer/"
Birthplace: Wigmore, Herefordshire, England
Death: Died in Wigmore, Herefordshire, England
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About Roger de Mortimer, Lord of Wigmore

Roger Mortimer of Wigmore http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Mortimer_of_Wigmore

Roger de Mortimer (d. before 8 July 1214) was a medieval marcher lord, residing at Wigmore Castle in the English county of Herefordshire. He was the son of Hugh de Mortimer (d. 26 February 1181 and Matilda Le Meschin. He was born before 1153

Before 1196 he married Isabel (d. before 29 April 1252), the daughter of Walchelin de Ferriers of Oakham Castle in Rutland. They had at least four sons and a daughter. Roger was succeeded by his two sons in turn, Hugh de Mortimer (d.1227) and Ralph de Mortimer.

Roger killed the Welsh prince Cadwallon ap Madog in an ambush in Elfael on 22 September 1179 and was imprisoned for two years in Winchester Castle as punishment by King Henry II. With Hugh de Say of Richards Castle he fought and lost the battle of New Radnor against Rhys ap Gruffydd in 1196, allegedly loosing some forty knights and an innumerable number of foot in the fight.

Sources Remfry., P.M., Wigmore Castle Tourist Guide and the Family of Mortimer (ISBN 1-899376-76-3) Cockayne, George E. Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom/13 Volumes Bound in 6 Books, IV:191; IX:272-3 -------------------- Roger Mortimer of Wigmore From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Roger de Mortimer (died before 8 July 1214) was a medieval marcher lord, residing at Wigmore Castle in the English county of Herefordshire. He was the son of Hugh de Mortimer (d. 26 February 1181 and Matilda Le Meschin. He was born before 1153 CEarly life

Roger would appear to have been of age in 1174 when he fought for King Henry II against the rebellion of his son, Henry. In 1179 Roger was instrumental in the killing of Cadwallon ap Madog, the prince of Maelienydd and Elfael, both of which Mortimer coveted. He was imprisoned until June 1182 at Winchester for this killing. [edit]Children

He had married Isabel (d. before 29 April 1252), the daughter of Walchelin de Ferriers of Oakham Castle in Rutland before 1196. With Isabel, Roger had three sons and a daughter: Hugh de Mortimer (d.1227) Ralph de Mortimer (d.1246). Philip Mortimer Joan Mortimer (d.1225) - married May 1212 to Walter de Beauchamp[1] He is often wrongly stated to have been the father of Robert Mortimer of Richards Castle (died 1219) - married Margary de Say[2], daughter of Hugh de Say. This Robert was born before 1155 and therefore could not have been a son of Roger. [edit]Lord of Maelienydd

In 1195 Roger, with the backing of troops sent by King Richard I invaded Maelienydd and rebuilt Cymaron Castle. In 1196 he joined forces with Hugh de Say of Richards Castle and fought and lost the battle of New Radnor against Rhys ap Gruffydd, allegedly losing some forty knights and an innumerable number of foot in the fight. By 1200 he had conquered Maelienydd and issued a new charter of rights to Cwmhir Abbey. In the summer of 1214 he became gravely ill and bought the right for his son to inherit his lands while he still lived from King John. He died before 8 July 1214. [edit]External links

Cefnllys Castle The Battle of Radnor FMG on Roger de Mortimer [edit]Sources

Remfry., P.M., Wigmore Castle Tourist Guide and the Family of Mortimer (ISBN 1-899376-76-3) Cockayne, George E. Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom/13 Volumes Bound in 6 Books, IV:191; IX:272-3 William Dugdale, Monasticon IV, Kington St Michael Nunnery, Wiltshire, III Dugdale, Monasticon VI, Wigmore Abbey, Herefordshire, III, Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia Annales de Theokesberia Annales de Wigornia

  • Roger De Mortimer Lord Mortimer of Wigmore

born Abt 1155 Of, Wigmore, Herefordshire, England died 24 Jun 1214 Wigmore, Hereford, England buried Wigmore, Herefordshire, England

father:

  • Hugh De Mortimer

born 1108 Of, Wigmore, Herefordshire, England died 1189

mother:

  • Maud (Matilda) De Meschines

born Abt 1126/1144 Of, Harringworth, Northumberland, England died Aft 1190

siblings: Hugh De Mortimer Ralph De Mortimer William De Mortimer

spouse:

  • Millicent De Ferrers

born Abt 1170 Of Derby, Derbyshire, England

children: Hugh De Mortimer born Abt 1186 Of, Wigmore, Herefordshire, England died Nov 1227 Miss De Mortimer born Abt 1188 Of, , Worcestershire, England

  • Joane (Isabel) De Mortimer born Abt 1194 Of Wigmore, Herefordshire, England

died 1268

  • Ralph De Mortimer born 1190 Wigmore, Herefordshire, England

died 6 Aug 1246 Wigmore, Herefordshire, England buried Wigmore, Herefordshire, England Roger Mortimer born <1194 <Of Wigmore, Herefordshire, England> Philip Mortimer born 1199 Of Wigmore, Herefordshire, England Robert De Mortimer born Abt 1197 Of Wigmore, Herefordshire, England Miss De Mortimer born Abt 1206 Of, Wigmore, Kent, England

biographical and/or anecdotal: Roger de Mortimer, Lord of Wigmore, like his predecessors, was in constant strife with the Welsh. At one time he sustained a great defeat in conjunction with Hugh de Say, but in the end he was victorious, and took twelve of their principal leaders in one battle. He also enlarged considerably his territories, and drove thieves and robbers from those parts. Being at one time present at the solemn anniversary of his father, he confirmed all his grants to the canons of Wigmore; adding, of his won gift, a spacious and fruitful pasture, lying adjacent to the abbey, called the Treasure of Mortimer. Upon which occasion his steward remonstrating him for parting with so valuable a treasure, he replied, "I have laid up my treasure in that field, where thieves cannot steal or dig, or moth corrupt."

notes or source: LDS -------------------- Roger de Mortimer (died before 8 July 1214) was a medieval marcher lord, residing at Wigmore Castle in the English county of Herefordshire. He was the son of Hugh de Mortimer (d. 26 February 1181 and Matilda Le Meschin. He was born before 1153

Early life

Roger would appear to have been of age in 1174 when he fought for King Henry II against the rebellion of his son, Henry. In 1179 Roger was instrumental in the killing of Cadwallon ap Madog, the prince of Maelienydd and Elfael, both of which Mortimer coveted. He was imprisoned until June 1182 at Winchester for this killing. Children

He had married Isabel (d. before 29 April 1252), the daughter of Walchelin de Ferriers of Oakham Castle in Rutland before 1196. With Isabel, Roger had three sons and a daughter:

   * Hugh de Mortimer (d.1227)
   * Ralph de Mortimer (d.1246).
   * Philip Mortimer
   * Joan Mortimer (d.1225) - married May 1212 to Walter de Beauchamp

He is often wrongly stated to have been the father of Robert Mortimer of Richards Castle (died 1219) - married Margary de Say, daughter of Hugh de Say. This Robert was born before 1155 and therefore could not have been a son of Roger. Lord of Maelienydd

In 1195 Roger, with the backing of troops sent by King Richard I invaded Maelienydd and rebuilt Cymaron Castle. In 1196 he joined forces with Hugh de Say of Richards Castle and fought and lost the battle of New Radnor against Rhys ap Gruffydd, allegedly losing some forty knights and an innumerable number of foot in the fight. By 1200 he had conquered Maelienydd and issued a new charter of rights to Cwmhir Abbey. In the summer of 1214 he became gravely ill and bought the right for his son to inherit his lands while he still lived from King John. He died before 8 July 1214. -------------------- Roger de Mortimer (died before 8 July 1214) was a medieval marcher lord, residing at Wigmore Castle in the English county of Herefordshire. He was the son of Hugh de Mortimer (d. 26 February 1181 and Matilda Le Meschin. He was born before 1153

He had married Isabel (d. before 29 April 1252), the daughter of Walchelin de Ferriers of Oakham Castle in Rutland before 1196. With Isabel, Roger had three sons and a daughter:

Hugh de Mortimer (d.1227) Ralph de Mortimer (d.1246). Philip Mortimer Joan Mortimer (d.1225) - married May 1212 to Walter de Beauchamp -------------------- Roger de Mortimer was a medieval marcher lord, residing at Wigmore Castle in the English county of Herefordshire.

Roger was also called Roger II de Mortemer.

Roger would appear to have been of age in 1174 when he fought for King Henry II against the rebellion of his son, Henry. In 1179 Roger was instrumental in the killing of Cadwallon ap Madog, the prince of Maelienydd and Elfael, both of which Mortimer coveted. He was imprisoned until June 1182 at Winchester for this killing.

Roger married Milisent de Ferrers, daughter of William I, 3rd Earl of Derby and Goda de Tosny, circa 1182. Later he married Isabel de Ferrers, daughter of William I, 3rd Earl of Derby and Goda de Tosny, before 1188.

Roger was Lord of Wigmore in Herefordshire, Welsh Marches, England, between 1188 and 1215.

In 1195 Roger, with the backing of troops sent by King Richard I invaded Maelienydd and rebuilt Cymaron Castle. In 1196 he joined forces with Hugh de Say of Richards Castle and fought and lost the battle of New Radnor against Rhys ap Gruffydd, allegedly losing some forty knights and an innumerable number of foot in the fight. By 1200 he had conquered Maelienydd and issued a new charter of rights to Cwmhir Abbey.

According to the Chronicle of Ystrad Fflur (1202): "In this year ... the Welsh took the castle of Gwerthrynion from Roger de Mortimer and burned it to the ground."

In the summer of 1214 Roger became gravely ill and bought from King John the right for his son to inherit his lands while he still lived.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Mortimer_of_Wigmore for more information.

Also see "My Lines" ( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p385.htm#i6717 ) from Compiler: R. B. Stewart, Evans, GA ( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/index.htm ) -------------------- Roger de Mortimer (died before 8 July 1214) was a medieval marcher lord, residing at Wigmore Castle in the English county of Herefordshire. He was the son of Hugh de Mortimer (d. 26 February 1181 and Matilda Le Meschin. He was born before 1153

He had married Isabel (d. before 29 April 1252), the daughter of Walchelin de Ferriers of Oakham Castle in Rutland before 1196. With Isabel, Roger had three sons and a daughter:

Hugh de Mortimer (d.1227) Ralph de Mortimer (d.1246). Philip Mortimer Joan Mortimer (d.1225) - married May 1212 to Walter de Beauchamp -------------------- From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Mortimer_of_Wigmore :

Roger de Mortimer (died before 8 July 1214) was a medieval marcher lord, residing at Wigmore Castle in the English county of Herefordshire. He was the son of Hugh de Mortimer (d. 26 February 1181) and Matilda Le Meschin. He was born before 1153.

Contents

  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Children
  • 3 Lord of Maelienydd
  • 4 References
  • 5 Sources
  • 6 External links

Early life

Roger would appear to have been of age in 1174 when he fought for King Henry II against the rebellion of his son, Henry. In 1179 Roger was instrumental in the killing of Cadwallon ap Madog, the prince of Maelienydd and Elfael, both of which Mortimer coveted. He was imprisoned until June 1182 at Winchester for this killing.

Children

He had married Isabel (d. before 29 April 1252), the daughter of Walchelin de Ferriers of Oakham Castle in Rutland before 1196. With Isabel, Roger had three sons and a daughter:

  • Hugh de Mortimer (d.1227) - married Annora (Eleanor) de Braose, daughter of William de Braose and his wife Maud.[1]
  • Ralph de Mortimer (d.1246).
  • Philip Mortimer
  • Joan Mortimer (d.1225) - married May 1212 to Walter de Beauchamp[2]

He is often wrongly stated to have been the father of Robert Mortimer of Richards Castle (died 1219) - married Margary de Say,[3] daughter of Hugh de Say. This Robert was born before 1155 and therefore could not have been a son of Roger.

Lord of Maelienydd

In 1195 Roger, with the backing of troops sent by King Richard I invaded Maelienydd and rebuilt Cymaron Castle. In 1196 he joined forces with Hugh de Say of Richards Castle and fought and lost the battle of New Radnor against Rhys ap Gruffydd, allegedly losing some forty knights and an innumerable number of foot in the fight. By 1200 he had conquered Maelienydd and issued a new charter of rights to Cwmhir Abbey. In the summer of 1214 he became gravely ill and bought the right for his son to inherit his lands while he still lived from King John. He died before 8 July 1214.

References

^ Cawley, Charles, Earls of March, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, retrieved August 2012,[better source needed] from Medieval Lands Project ^ Cawley, Charles, 2012, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, retrieved August 2012,[better source needed] ^ Cawley, Charles, 2012, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, retrieved August 2012,[better source needed]

Sources

Remfry., P. M., Wigmore Castle Tourist Guide and the Family of Mortimer (ISBN 1-899376-76-3) Cokayne, George E. Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom/13 Volumes Bound in 6 Books, IV:191; IX:272-3 Dugdale, William, Monasticon IV, Kington St Michael Nunnery, Wiltshire, III VI, Wigmore Abbey, Herefordshire, III, Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia Annales de Theokesberia Annales de Wigornia

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Roger de Mortimer, Lord of Wigmore's Timeline

1155
1155
Wigmore, Herefordshire, England
1184
1184
Age 29
1186
1186
Age 31
Wigmore, Herefordshire, England
1189
1189
Age 34
Wigmore, Herefordshire, England
1190
1190
Age 35
England
1194
1194
Age 39
Elmley, Worcestershire, England
1197
1197
Age 42
Wigmore, Herefordshire, England
1199
1199
Age 44
Of, Wigmore, Herefordshire, England
1214
August, 1214
Age 59
Wigmore, Herefordshire, England
1925
June 1, 1925
Age 59