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Edmund Mortimer (1302–1331)

Sir Edmund Mortimer (1302/1303 – 16 December 1331) was the eldest son of Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March and Joan de Geneville, 2nd Baroness Geneville. By his wife Elizabeth de Badlesmere he was the father of Roger Mortimer, 2nd Earl of March. Though Edmund survived his father by one year, he did not inherit his father's lands and titles as they were forfeited to the Crown and his son only reacquired them gradually.

Edmund's father, Lord Roger, married the great heiress Joan de Geneville on 20 September 1301. Edmund and another sibling were born within three years of the marriage.[1] Ian Mortimer places Edmund's birth in late 1302 or early 1303, with the earliest possible date being nine months after the wedding. As evidence, Mortimer writes that Edmund would probably have married at a similar age to his father, who was fifteen when he married Joan.[2] The Wigmore Abbey Annals, however, did not record his birth, so it is possible that the boy was born nearer to 1305, after the birth of his eldest sister Margaret.[2]

In the spring of 1316 at Westminster, Bartholomew de Badlesmere, 1st Baron Badlesmere negotiated an alliance with Roger, which took place at the same time that they undertook Edward II's order to attack the town of Bristol and seize eighty men who had been indicted. In mid-May, Roger and his household travelled to Wigmore to celebrate the marriage of his eldest son, fourteen-year-old Edmund, to the three-year-old Elizabeth de Badlesmere.[3][4] With Bartholomew de Badlesmere agreeing to pay Roger the "substantial sum" of £2000,[5] the two were married at Kinlet, Shropshire on 27 July 1316.[6] Edmund and Elizabeth's eldest son, Roger, would be born at Ludlow Castle on 11 November 1328.[7] A short-lived brother, John, soon followed.[2]

During the time of Edmund's marriage, his father named him the heir to his mother Margaret's estates in Somerset and Buckinghamshire, which included Bridgwater Castle.[5] During their father's later exile abroad, Edmund and his younger brother Roger were imprisoned at Windsor Castle, along with the sons of the Earl of Hereford. Edmund and his two brothers were moved to the more secure Tower of London on 1 October 1326.[8] Once freed, a triumphant Roger had Edmund and his brothers wear earls' attire as they were knighted by the young king Edward III on 1 February 1327.[9] Roger was made Earl of March in September 1328, and Edmund's eldest son Roger was born eleven days later.[10] The Earl of March was beheaded in 1330,[11] one year before the death of his son Edmund. Edmund did not inherit his father's lands and titles as they were forfeited to the Crown.

Alison Weir cites Edward III's behaviour towards Edmund as evidence of the young king's sense of justice. In October 1331, Edmund was restored to the family lands at Wigmore as well as to other lordships.[12] He died several months later from a fever, on 16 December 1331, and was survived by his three-year-old son, Roger.[12] Four years later, Elizabeth remarried to William de Bohun, a close companion of Edward III and future Earl of Northampton.[7] Edmund's son Roger was allowed to succeed as the 2nd Earl of March in 1354.[13]

From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Mortimer_(1302%E2%80%931331)


  • Sir Edmund de Mortimer, 3rd Lord Mortimer1,2,3,4,5,6
  • M, #12929, b. circa 1306, d. 17 December 1331
  • Father Sir Roger de Mortimer, 1st Earl March, 8th Baron Mortimer7,8,9 b. 25 Apr 1287, d. 29 Nov 1330
  • Mother Joan de Geneville7,8,9 b. 2 Feb 1286, d. 19 Oct 1356
  • Sir Edmund de Mortimer, 3rd Lord Mortimer was born circa 1306 at of Wigmore, Herefordshire, England.2,10,6 He married Elizabeth de Badlesmere, daughter of Sir Bartholomew de Badlesmere, 1st Baron Badlesmere, Sheriff of Glamorganshire, Constable of Dover Castle & the Cinque Ports and Margaret de Clare, on 27 June 1316 at Chapel of Ernwood Manor, Kinlet, Shropshire, England; They had 2 sons (Sir Roger, 2nd Earl of March; & John).11,2,3,12,10,4,5,6 Sir Edmund de Mortimer, 3rd Lord Mortimer died on 17 December 1331 at Stanton Lacey, Shropshire, England.11,2,10,6
  • Family Elizabeth de Badlesmere b. c 1313, d. 8 Jun 1356
  • Child
    • Sir Roger de Mortimer, 2nd Earl March, Constable of Dover, Bridgnorth, Corfe, Montgomery, & Trim Castles+2,10,6 b. 11 Nov 1328, d. 26 Feb 1360
  • Citations
  • [S486] Unknown author, Lineage and Ancestry of HRH Prince Charles by Paget, Vol. II, p. 476.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 525.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 93.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 223.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 423-424.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 171-172.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 523-525.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 189.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 169-170.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 191-192.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 121-122.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 243-244.
  • From: http://www.our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p431.htm#i12929


  • Sir Edmund de Mortimer1
  • M, #102547, b. circa 1310, d. 1332
  • Last Edited=22 May 2004
  • Consanguinity Index=0.2%
  • Sir Edmund de Mortimer was born circa 1310. He was the son of Roger de Mortimer, 1st Earl of March and Joan de Geneville, Baroness Geneville. He married Elizabeth de Badlesmere, daughter of Bartholomew de Badlesmere, 1st Lord Badlesmere and Margaret de Clare, before 1332.1 He died in 1332.
  • Child of Sir Edmund de Mortimer and Elizabeth de Badlesmere
    • Roger de Mortimer, 2nd Earl of March+1 b. c 1330, d. 1360
  • 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 I, page 373. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p10255.htm#i102547


  • Edmund Mortimer
  • Birth: 1306 Wigmore, Herefordshire, England
  • Death: 1331 Stanton Lacy, Shropshire, England
  • Edmund de Mortimer, son and heir of Roger by Joan de Geneville, born probably in 1305 or 1306. From March 1322, he was in the King's custody. (presumably till the end of the reign) In 1327, his father made him deputy keeper of the peace in Salop, Hereford and Worcs. He was knighted at the Coronation of Edward III, 1 Feb. 1327/8. In July 1330 he was joint commissioner of array with his father in Glos., Hereford, Salop and Worcs.
  • In September 1331 the magnates in Parliament,interested themselves on Mortimer's behalf, but the King refused to act upon their advice. However, before October 21, Edmund had the castle and manor of Wigmore, the land of Maelienydd, with the castles of Kenthles and Dynbaud, the land of Kedewayn with the castle of Dolforwyn, and the land of Comotoyder, these being the lands which had formed the subject of the representation of the magnates, were returned by the King. On 20 Nov 1331 he was summoned to Parliament by writs directed Edmundo de Mortuomari, whereby he is held to have become Lord Mortimer.
  • Edmund de Mortimer married, 27 Jun 1316, at Earnwood, in Kinlet, Elizabeth (aged 25 in 1338), 3rd daughter of Bartholomew de Badlesmere and Margaret de Clare. He died 16 Dec 1331. His widow received dower in September 1332, and in 1334 obtained the castle of Bridgewater and various manors as her right by gift of Roger de Mortimer. She married, 2ndly (licence 1335), William de Bohun, Earl of Northampton, who died in September 1360. She died June 1356.
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • Roger Mortimer (1287 - 1330)
  • Joan Geneville (1285 - 1356)
  • Spouse:
  • Elizabeth Badlesmere de Bohun (1313 - 1356)
  • Children:
    • Roger Mortimer (1328 - 1360)*
  • Siblings:
  • Margaret de Mortimer Berkeley (1304 - 1337)*
  • Edmund Mortimer (1306 - 1331)
  • Katherine Mortimer (1314 - 1369)**
  • Katherine Mortimer Beauchamp (1314 - 1369)*
  • Blanche de Mortimer (1316 - 1347)**
  • Blanche de Mortimer de Grandison (1316 - 1347)*
  • Agnes Mortimer Hakelut (1317 - 1368)*
  • *Calculated relationship
  • **Half-sibling
  • Burial: Wigmore Abbey, Wigmore, Herefordshire Unitary Authority, Herefordshire, England
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 57617357
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=57617357


  • Phillippa MONTAGUE (C. March)
  • Died: 5 Jan 1381/82, Bisham, Berkshire, England
  • Buried: Bisham, Berkshire, England
  • Father: William MONTAGUE (1º E. Salisbury)
  • Mother: Catherine De GRANDISON
  • Married: Roger MORTIMER (2º E. March) (son of Edmund Mortimer and Elizabeth De Baddlesmere) ABT 1354, Donyatt, Somersetshire, England
  • Children:
    • 1. Edmund MORTIMER (3º E. March) (m. Phillippa Plantagenet, C. Ulster)
    • 2. Roger MORTIMER
    • 3. Margery MORTIMER (m. John Audley, B. Audley)
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/MONTAGUE.htm#Phillippa MONTAGUE1


  • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 39
  • Mortimer, Roger de (1327-1360) by Thomas Frederick Tout
  • MORTIMER, ROGER (V) de, second Earl of March (1327?–1360), was the son of Edmund Mortimer (d. 1331), and of his wife Elizabeth Badlesmere, and was born about 1327 (Doyle, Official Baronage, ii. 467). This was during the lifetime of his famous grandfather Roger Mortimer IV, first earl of March [q. v.] But the fall and execution of his grandfather, quickly followed by the death of his father, left the infant Roger to incur the penalties of the treason of which he himself was innocent. But he was from the first dealt with very leniently, and as he grew up he was gradually restored to the family estates and honours. About 1342 he was granted the castle of Radnor, with the lands of Gwrthvyrion, Presteign, Knighton, and Norton, in Wales, though Knucklas and other castles of his were put under the care of William de Bohun, Earl of Northampton (d. 1360) [q. v.], who had married his mother (Dugdale, Baronage, i. 147). Next year he received livery of Wigmore, the original centre of his race. On 12 Sept. 1344 he distinguished himself at the age of seventeen at a tournament at Hereford (Murimuth, p. 159, Rolls Ser.) He took a conspicuous part in the famous invasion of France in 1346 (Froissart, iii. 130, ed. Luce). Immediately on the landing of the expedition at La Hogue on 12 July Edward III dubbed his son Edward, prince of Wales, a knight, and immediately afterwards the young prince knighted Roger Mortimer and others of his youthful companions (G. le Baker, p. 79 ; cf. Murimuth, p. 199, and Eulogium Hist. iii. 207). He fought in the third and rearmost line of battle at Crecy along with the king. For his services against the French he received the livery of the rest of his lands on 6 Sept. 1346. He was one of the original knights of the Garter (G. le Baker, p. 109, cf. Mr. Thompson's note on pp. 278-9; cf. Beltz, Memorials of the Order of the Garter, pp. 40-1), and on 20 Nov. 1348 was first summoned to parliament, though only as Baron Roger de Mortimer .... etc.
  • From: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Mortimer,_Roger_de_(1327-1360)_(DNB00)


  • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 39
  • Mortimer, Roger de (1287-1330) by Thomas Frederick Tout
  • MORTIMER, ROGER (IV) de, eighth Baron of Wigmore and first Earl of March (1287?–1330), was the eldest son of Edmund Mortimer, seventh lord of Wigmore, and his wife Margaret de Fendles or Fiennes, the kinswoman of Eleanor of Castile (Monasticon, vi. 351; Notes and Queries, 4th ser. vii. 437-8). The inquests recording the date of his birth differ, but he was probably born either on 3 May 1286 or on. 25 April 1287 (Calendarium Genealogicum, p. 668; cf. Eyton, Shropshire, iv. 223, and Doyle, Official Baronage, ii. 466, which latter dates the birth 29 April 1286). Mortimer's uncle was Roger de Mortimer (lit) [q. v.] of Chirk. His father, Edmund, died before 25 July 1304 (Eyton, iv. 225; cf. Monasticon, vi. 351; Worcester Ann. in Ann. Mon. iv. 557), whereupon Roger succeeded him as eighth lord of Wigmore. He was still under age, and Edward I put him under the wardship of Peter Gaveston, then in favour as a chief friend of Edward, prince of Wales. Mortimer redeemed himself from Gaveston by paying a fine of 2,500 marks, and thereby obtained the right of marrying freely whomsoever he would (Monasticon, vi. 351). On Whitsunday, 22 May 1306, he was one of the great band of young lords who were dubbed knights at Westminster along with Edward, prince of Wales, by the old king, Edward I, in person (Worcester Ann. p. 558). Mortimer figured in the coronation of Edward II on 25 Feb. 1308 as a bearer of the royal robes (Fœdera, ii. 36).
  • .... etc.
  • Mortimer's wife, Joan, survived him, dying in 1356. In 1347 she had the liberty of Trim restored to her (Rot. Parl. ii. 223 a). By her Mortimer had a numerous family. Their firstborn son, Edmund, married Elizabeth, daughter of Lord Badlesmere, and died when still young at Stanton Lacy in 1331. The family annalist maintains that he was Earl of March, but this was not the case. This Edmund's son Roger, who is separately noticed, was restored to the earldom of March in 1355, and is known as second earl.
  • Mortimer's younger sons were Roger, a knight; Geoffrey 'comes Jubmensis et dominus de Cowyth;' and John, slain in a tournament at Shrewsbury. His seven daughters were all married into powerful families. They were : Catharine, who married her father's ward, Thomas de Beauchamp, and was mother of Thomas de Beauchamp, earl of Warwick (d. 1401) [q. v.]; Joan, married to James of Audley; Agnes (d. 1368), married to another of Mortimer's wards, Laurence, son of John Hastings, and afterwards first earl of Pembroke [q. v.]; Margaret, married to Thomas, the son of Maurice of Berkeley [see Berkeley, family of]; Matilda or Maud, married to John, son and heir of John Charlton, first lord Charlton of Powys [q. v.]; Blanche, married to Peter of Grandison; and Beatrice, married firstly to Edward, son and heir of Thomas of Brotherton, earl of Norfolk and elder son of Edward I (by his second wife Margaret), and after his death to Thomas de Braose (Dugdale, Monasticon, vi. 352, corrected by Doyle and Eyton).
  • [Rymer's Fœdera, vol. ii. Record ed.; Parl. Writs; Rot. Parl. vols. i. ii.; Annales Monastici, ed. Luard; Chronicles Edward I and II, ed. Stubbs; Murimuth and Avesbury, ed. Thompson; Flores Historiarum and Trokelowe (all in Rolls Series); Chronicon Galfridi le Baker, with E. M. Thompson's valuable notes and extracts from other Chronicles; Knighton apud Twysden, Decem Scriptores; Dugdale's Monasticon, vi. 351–352, ed. Caley, Ellis, and Bandinel; Dugdale's Baronage, i. 144–7; Doyle's Official Baronage, ii.; Eyton's Shropshire, 466–7; especially vols. iv. and v.; Wright's Hist. of Ludlow, pp. 217–25; Stubbs's Const. Hist. vol. ii.; Pauli's Geschichte von England, vol. iv.; Barnes's History of Edward III. Besides his famous presentation in Marlowe's Edward II, Mortimer is the hero of a fragment of a tragedy by Ben Jonson entitled ‘Mortimer, his Falle.’ He is also the subject of an anonymous play, published in 1691 with a preface by William Mountfort, and revived with additions in 1731, its title being ‘King Edward III, with the Fall of Mortimer, Earl of March.’ A meagre and valueless life of Mortimer was published in 1711 as a political satire on Robert Harley, earl of Oxford, and Mortimer. Among the attacks on Sir R. Walpole there was published in 1732 the ‘Norfolk Sting, or the History of the Fall of Evil Ministers,’ which included a life of Mortimer.]
  • From: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Mortimer,_Roger_de_(1287-1330)_(DNB00)


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Edmund Mortimer, 3rd Lord Mortimer's Timeline

Wigmore, Herefordshire, England
November 11, 1328
Age 22
Ludlow, Shropshire, England
Age 24
Ludlow, Shropshire, England
December 16, 1331
Age 25
Stanton Lacy, Shropshire, England
September 24, 1912
Age 25
June 1, 1925
Age 25
June 1, 1925
Age 25
September 15, 1927
Age 25
September 15, 1927
Age 25