1249358. Earl Roger de Mortimer & 1249359. Joan de Geneville
2/2/1286, Joan born in England, d/o 2498718. Peter de Geneville & 2498719. Joan de Lusignan.
5/3/1286, Roger born in England, heir & s/o 2498716. Edmund de Mortimer & 2498717. Margaret de Fiennes.
1292, on the death of her father, Joan’s paternal grandfather placed her 2 younger sisters in Aconbury Priory, effectively disinheriting them and making Joan the sole heir. The family estates in England, Wales and Ireland were held intact and not distributed among coheirs.
9/20/1301 at Pembridge, Herefordshire, Roger married to Joan. [With her holdings Roger became one of the greatest land holders of Ireland, and held her lands in France.]
7/1304, Roger’s father was killed at the battle of Builth. Roger’s wardship was granted to young, but influential with Prince Edward, Piers Gaveston.
2/22/1306, Roger summoned to parliament as “Rogero de Mortuo de Wygemor”.
5/22/1306, Roger, 1 of 267 knighted by King Edward I in London at Westminster abbey.
10/6/1306 in Shropshire, Roger married Joan.
10/1306, Roger de Mortimer, Gilbert de Clare of Thomond, and Piers de Gaveston were among 21 English knights that attended a jousting tournament on the continent. King Edward I seized their lands for desertion.
1/23/1307, Roger and 15 other knights pardoned for attending the jousting tournament.
12/24/1307, Geoffrey de Geneville to surrender to Roger de Mortuo Mari and Joan his wife [and Geoffrey’s granddaughter] the lands and tenenments in Ireland, which he holds … of the inheritance of his late wife Matilda, and which after his death will reviert to the same Roger and Joan, as kinswoman and heir of Matilda. (S) CPRs.
7/7/1307, Edward II became king on the death of his father.
12/15/1307, Protection with clause volumus, until Easter, for Robert de Mortuo Mari going beyond seas with the king. (S) CPRs.
1308-10, Roger served in Scotland.
10/29/1309, Pardon to Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wygemore, of payment of 1000 marks, which he received as a loan from the king. (S) CPRs.
10/1/1310, Joan wife of Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wygemore, staying in Ireland, has letters … (S) CPRs.
1313, Roger served in Gascony.
4/28/1315, Licence … for Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wyggemore to grant 100 librates of rent in Norton … co. Worcester, … to John son of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, … with remainder failing such issue, to Margaret late the wife of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, for her life, … (S) CPRs.
1315, Roger fought against Llywelyn Bren. Edward Bruce defeated Roger at the battle of Kells.
1316, Roger involved in suppressing a revolt in Bristol.
11/23/1316, Appointment, during pleasure, of Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wyggemore, to be keeper of the land of Ireland, and the king’s lieutenant there. By K. (S) CPRs.
12/9/1316, Grant to Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wygemore, king’s kinsman, for his service in Ireland, of the marriage of the son and heir of Nicholas de Audele, tenant in chief, a minor in the king’s custody. (S) CPRs.
1317, Roger defeated Edward Bruce’s invasion.
3/15/1319, Appointment, during pleasure, of Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wygemor to the office of justiciary of Ireland. (S) CPRs.
9/1320, Roger returned to England from Ireland and discovered the influence that Hugh le Despenser had over King Edward II.
2/1321, Roger was the last of the marcher lords to join against Edward II.
1/13/1322, Safe conduct … at the request of Thomas, the earl Mareschal, … the king’s brothers, … for Roger de Mortimer of Wigemor and other of his company to the number of twenty, Bartholomew de Badelesmere excepted, coming to Betton Lestraunge, to treat with the said earls … (S) CPRs.
3/4/1322, Licence for Richard de Burgh, knight, … to go with Joan, the wife of Roger de Mortuo Marie of Wygemor, to the parts of Suthamton, to stay with her. (S) CPRs.
1322, Roger was captured and sent to the Tower in London.
7/16/1322, Appointment … to pronounce judgement upon Roger de Mortuo Mari, ‘l’uncle,’ and Roger de Mortuo Mari, ‘le nevou,’ traitors of the king … prisoners in the Tower of London. (S) CPRs.
2/1323, Queen Isabela and Eleanor de Clare both petitioned King Edward II on behalf of Joan, “our dear and well-beloved cousin”.
1323, Joan’s mother died leaving her lands in France.
8/1/1323, Roger escaped to Paris where he was welcomed by King Charles IV of France, brother of Queen Isabella, wife of King Edward II.
11/14/1323, Mandate, after the recital of the rebellion of Roger de Mortimer of Wygemor, his submission and conditional pardon, his imprisonment in the Tower … his incitement of aliens … his escape from the Tower, directed to … sheriffs, bailiffs and all other leiges, of all counties throughout England … prohibiting them from aiding the said Mortimer … (S) CPRs.
4/1/1324, Safe conduct … sheriff of Southampton, appointed to conduct Joan, wife of Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wigemore, [to the castle of Skipton in Cravene, co. York] … Joan the daughter to the priory of Semplyngham, co. Lincoln, [daughter] Margaret to the priory of Shuldham, co. Norfolk, and [daughter] Isabel to the priory of Chikesand, co. Bedford. (S) CPRs.
3/1325, Queen Isabella, estranged from King Edward II, crossed over to France.
In France, Roger became advisor and lover of Queen Isabella.
9/24/1326, Roger and Queen Isabella invaded England, landing at Ipswich, joined up with Henry, Earl of Lancaster and other opponents of the Despensers.
10/26/1326, Roger and Isabella had Hugh le Despenser, the elder, Earl of Winchester, executed at Bristol.
11/17/1326, Roger had Earl Edmund FitzAlan of Arundel beheaded in Hereford without a trial.
12/1326 at Wallingford castle Queen Isabella and Roger kept a “ryall Christmasse”.
1/7/1327, Parliament deposed Edward II.
1/13/1327, The lords mentioned came to the Guildhall, and in the presence of the Mayor, Aldermen and a great Commonality to the oath to safeguard Isabella, Queen of England, and Edward, eldest son of the king of England and heir-apparent, in their cause against Hugh le Despenser the younger and Master Robert de Baldock, … Earls: … Barons: Roger de Mortuo Mari, Hugh Daudele, … Henry de Percy, … William de Roos, … (S) CPR&Ms.
2/1/1327, Roger present at the coronation of King Edward III [age 14], where 3 of his sons were knighted. [As the Queen’s consort Roger is said to have “ruled” England for the next 4 years.]
9/14/1327, Roger received a letter at Abergavenny from William Shalford, his deputy justice in Wales, informing him of plots to free Edward II.
1327, Roger instigates a plan to have captured Edward II murdered. [There is a substantial amount of evidence that he actually escaped and a substitute body was buried.]
8/23/1327, The liberty of Trym in Ireland restored to Roger de Mortuo Marie and Joan, his wife, and her heirs. (S) CPRs.
12/27/1327, Grant, in fee simple, to Roger de Mortuo Mari, for service to queen Isabella and the king, … (S) CPRs.
6/1328, Roger and his lover Queen Isabella, stayed with Joan at Ludlow castle after the wedding of 2 of their daughters. [The same year their sons Roger and John died.]
9/29/1328, Roger became the 1st Earl of March.
11/4/1328, Appointment of Roger de Mortuo Mari, earl of march, to the office of justice of Wales, for life. (S) CPRs.
11/25/1328, Roger de Mortuo Mari, earl of March and Joan his wife granted a fair at Ludlow, Shropshire. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516.
12/1328, Roger made a grant for 9 chaplains to sing daily masses for the souls of Roger himself, Edward III, Queens Isabella and Philippa, Joan, and their children.
2/22/1329, Release to Roger de Mortimer, earl of March, in fee simple, … (S) CPRs.
8/1329, Roger held a tournament at Wigmore associated with marriages of 2 more daughters.
3/14/1330, Roger had Edmund of Woodstock, Earl of Kent, and s/o King Edward I executed for attempting to rescue his half-brother King Edward II from prison.
3/21/1330, Acknowlegment of the king’s indebtedness to … merchants of the society of the Bardi of Florenc, in 1,000£ paid by them at this request to Roger de Mortuo Mari, earl of March, in the aid of the marriage of his daughter with the eldest son of Thomas, earl of Norfolk and marshal of England; … (S) CPRs. [1334, Edward of Norfolk died.]
10/18/1330, Roger and 2 of his sons seized at Nottingham castle by King Edward III and a group led by William de Montacute.
10/26/1330, Commission … to survey the expenses of Joan wife of Roger de Mortuo Mari, earl of march, and of the ladies and children of her company in Lodelowe Castle, which the king has commanded the sheriff to defray out of the goods of the said Roger. (S) CPRs.
11/1330 at parliament, Roger de Mortimer, Thomas de Berkeley, Thomas Gurney, William Ockley, and Simon Bereford accused of the murder of King Edward II. [Roger appeared before parliament bound and gagged, and forbidden to speak. 8 of the charges against Roger mention “using his royal power to …”, but he was not a monarch.]
11/29/1330, Roger, Earl of March, hanged naked, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn in London for many crimes including complicity in Edward II’s murder; buried in the church of Grey Friars at Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Joan’s lands were taken by the crown.
3/4/1331, Joan late the wife of Roger de Mortuo Mari, earl of march, stayin in England, has letters … (S) CPRs.
1332, Joan petitioned the King to have Roger’s body removed from Greyfriars church at Coventry to be reburied.
1336, Joan granted a full pardon and had some of her lands restored. [The delay implies that the King believed Joan somewhat complicit in the activities of her “estranged” husband.]
4/16/1340, Joan late the wife of Roger de Mortuo Mari [and daughter of Peter de Genevill] staying in England … attorneys in Ireland for three years. (S) CPRs.
1346, Joan received a papal indult of plenary remission [forgiveness for penalties imposed by the Pope].
1354, King Edward III reversed all charges against Roger, making Joan the Dowager Countess of March [her grandson Roger Mortimer, Earl of March, high in the favor of the King.]
11/6/1351, Whereas the king, at the supplication of Joan late the wife of Roger de Mortuo Mari, earl of march, complaining of her losses … lately granted the her liberty of Trym, in Ireland, shoul not in her life time be taken … (S) CPRs.
10/19/1356, Joan died; grandmother of the Earls of Pembroke and March; and mother-in-law of the Earl of Warwick, and lords Berkeley, Charlton and Braose.
(S) Queen Isabella, by Alison Weir, 2005. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P592.
Children of Roger and Joan: [4 sons, 8 daughters]
i. Edmund de Mortimer (30421176), born 1307 in England.
ii. Margaret de Mortimer (2954873), born ~1308 in England.
iii. Maud de Mortimer (7606063), born ~1313 in England.
iv. Joan de Mortimer (5910467), ~1315 in England.
v. Katherine de Mortimer (624679), born ~1320 in England.