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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Lord Edmund de Mortimer & Margaret de Fiennes

2498716. Lord Edmund de Mortimer & 2498717. Margaret de Fiennes

~1248, Edmund de Mortuo Mari born at Wigmore castle in Wales, s/o 4997432. Roger de Mortimer & 4997433. Matilda de Braose.

1263, Edmund placed in the Canon of Hereford to be educated.

1270, Margaret born in Normandy, France, d/o 4997434. William de Fiennes & 4997435. Blanche de Brienne.

11/16/1272, King Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.

8/19/1274 at Westminster abbey, Edward I crowned king of England.

1276, Edmund’s older brother Ralph died, leaving Edmund as the heir.

1280, Edmund’s father died.

11/5/1281, IPM of Roger de Mortuo Mari, the elder. Gloucester: Aure. Land, rent and fishery …  Edmund his son, aged 30 and more, is his next heir … Somerset: Odecombe. 2 parts of the manor  … Bruges Walteri. The castle, with a third part of the borough … Pembroke: Nerberd. The lordship and foreign demesne … Nerberd. The lordship … Carmarthen: St. Clare. The lordship … Maud his wife is next heir of the third part of the town which was of her inheritance … [most of these properties held of the inheritance of Maud his wife] … Kildare: [many properties and knights’ fees] … Carlow: … Kilkenny: Coyketle. 53 burgages … (S) CIsPM.

10/8/1282, For the duration of his nephew Richard FitzAlan’s minority, the castle and manor of Oswaldestre as well as the castle and honor of Arundel was assigned to Edmund. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, Eyton, P259.

11/24/1282, Order to the sheriff of Hereford, escheator in that county, to deliver to Edmund de Mortuo Mari, son and heir of Roger de Mortuo Mari, the lands late of his said father, he having done homage. (S) CFRs. [Writ also sent to Wilts.]

12/1282, Llewelyn ap Gruffydd defeated at the battle of Radnor in eastern Wales. Edmund Mortimer, Roger Mortimer, Hugo le Strante and Grufudd ap Gwenwynwyn approached Llywelyn, at the front of his army, on a promise of doing homage. The two forces immediately engaged. Near dusk, Llywelyn was surrounded and killed. [Edmund carried the head of Llywelyn to King Edward at Rhuddlan castle.] (S) Find a Keyper, Powell, 2011, P98.

~1283, Iseult de Mortimer married to Walter de Balun; Edmund de Mortimer giving her and Walter the manor of Arley. (S) FMG.

6/28/1283, Edmund de Mortimer summoned to Shrewsbury by writ from Rhuddlan to the king to hold a colloquium to ordain what should be done with David, brother of Llewellyn, formerly prince of Wales. (S) The Titular Barony of Clavering, 1891, P16.

12/1283, Edmund de Mortuo Mari one of the sureties of Geoffrey de Geneville and Matilda, his wife, and Peter their eldest son for a debt of £1200 to William de Valencia. (S) CCRs.

[–––Edmund & Margaret––]

9/1284, Edmund married Margaret.

9/8/1285, Walter de Balun leased the manor of Much Marcle to Edmund. Walter was his brother-in-law, 1st husband of Isolda.

1287, Indenture between Edmund de Mortimer and Peter de Mauley for service against Rhys ap Maredudd – lists the values of the horses in Peter’s retinue, has a provision that Mortimer was to compensate Peter for any mounts lost during his service. (S) English Aristocracy at War, Simpkin, 2008, P117.

5/12/1288, Commission of oyer and terminer … to enquire by the oath of the good men of the king's land of Cardigan, of Edmund de Mortuo Mari's (2498716) land of Melenith and Warthreygnon, of Matilda de Mortuo Mari's (4997433) land of Radenore and Elneyluthmenith, of Ralph de Tony's (2498734) land of Elnoylismenith, of John son of Reginald's land of Blenleveny, of Peter de Geynvill (2498718) and Theobald de Verdun's (4997380) land of Ewyas and Cantrebohan, touching the homicides, arsons, robberies and other felonies committed against the men of Buelt by Humphrey de Bohun (11819896), earl of Hereford and Essex's men of Brechon. (S) CPRs.

1/18/1290, Edmund a witness when a trial was held concerning Gilbert de Clare’s attack on Humphrey de Bohun. (S) Knights of Edward I, V3, P207.

2/6/1292, Edmund de Mortuo Mari granted a market and fair at Llanyre, Wales. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516.

8/1/1295, Edmund summoned to Parliament.

11/8/1295, Order to Gilbert de Clare (4997382), earl of Gloucester and Hertford, to take into the king's hand all lands and goods of all alien religious of the power of the king of France in his liberty of Glamorgan … the like to … Roger le Bygod, earl of Norfolk and marshal of England, H. de Bohun (11819896), earl of Hereford and Essex, R. (11819888) earl of Arundel, J. de Hastinges (5910050), Edmund de Mortuo Mari (2498716), … William de Brehus (11820322), W. de Valencia (11820102), earl of Pembroke, and John Giffard (11820106), within their liberties and lands in the parts of the march. (S) CFRs.

6/1297, Edmund the heir of his younger brother William.

7/1297, Edmund granted a market at Cefnllys, Wales. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516.

7/7/1297, Edmund summoned to serve overseas.

8/12/1297, Licence for Edmund de Mortuo Mari … Hugh le Poer … to regrant these to Emund and Margaret his wife … (S) CPRs.

9/1297 at Rochester, Edmund attended a meeting of knights to prepare coastal defenses.

2/12/1301 at Lincoln, Edmund’s seal was recorded. His seal was placed on the famous letter sent to the Pope about the King’s right to Scotland. (S) Catalogue of Seals in the Department of Manuscripts, 1894, P282.

By 3/1301, Edmund’s mother died.

3/23/1301, IPM of Maud de Mortuo Mari. Wales: Radenoure. The castle and borough … Hereford: Kingeslone. The manor, … Edmund de Mortuo Mari her son, aged 40 and more, is her next heir. Gloucester: … Worcester: … Berks: … Buckingham: … Somerset: … (S) CIsPM.

4/19/1301, Order to the barons of the Exchequer to discharge the executors of the will of Maud de Mortuo Mari from her debts and to cause enrolment to be made to Edmund de Mortuo Mari, her son and heir, of the terms before granted to Maud for payment thereof, to wit, £40 a year. (S) CFRs.

5/10/1301, Order to the escheator on this side Trent to deliver to Edmund de Mortuo Mari, son and heir of Maud de Mortuo Mari of the county of Hereford, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said mother, he having done homage. (S) CFRs.

1302, Theobald de Verdun held the castle of Donmask for Edmund in fee simple for their to-be-married children.

6/5/1303, Writ to the escheator to enquire what lands Roger, father of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, and Maud his mother held. Hereford: Wygemore. The castle and manor … (S) CIsPM.

7/17/1304, Edmund, 1st Lord Mortimer, killed in battle in Wales.

7/25/1304, Writ for IPM of Edmund de Mortuo Mari. Buckingham: Crendon. A third part of the manor … Roger his son, aged 18 at the feast of the Invention of the Holy Cross in the year abovesaid, is his next heir. Berks and Southampton: Stratfeld Mortimer. The manor … Berks: Neubery. A plot of land, and parts of 2 water-mills and a tanning mill, … Southampton: Stratfeld Say. A virgate of land held with Margaret his wife, … The whole of the aforesaid manor of Stratfeld …  was assigned to Geoffrey de Genevill (4997436) and Maud his wife to the value of £42 yearly … Wordy by Winchester. A third part of the manor …  assigned to the abovesaid Geoffrey and Maud to the value of £18 yearly. Somerset: Odecombe. £6 rent issuing from 2 parts of the manor … were of Maud de Mortuo Mari, mother of the said Edmund, … Bridgewater. The castle with a third part of the town … , including rents of burgesses, and of shops and stalls, a water-mill and a horse-mill, and 6s. 1d. and 3 capons rent from cottars at Milverton, held jointly with Margaret his wife … Gloucester: … Hereford: … Radenore. The castle and town … a market every Tuesday, a fair on St. Luke’s day, pleas &c. of the great court, rents from the townships of Old Radenore, Kynardton, Saltforde, Badelonde, Gliditon, and Emynghop, and from free tenants … Prestheinede. The township … including a market every Saturday, and fairs … Salop: Akhull. The hamlet … Wygemore. The castle and town with the hamlets of [5] … Wales:  Raydor. The site of the ancient castle and the town and the commote of Warthreynnon … Keventhlis. The castle and town … [other counties] … (S) CIsPM. [Margaret received her dower lands, and 34 knights’ fees, with Radnor and Knoklas Castles.]


9/25/1304, Letters for Margaret, late the wife of Edmund de Mortuo mari, staying in England, … (S) CPRs.

6/19/1305, Order to deliver to Margaret, late the wife of Edmund de Mortou Mari, tenant in chief, … the following knights’ fees … a third of Sutho, co. Huntingdon, which Oliver la Zusche holds, … (S) CCRs.

7/14/1306 at Kingsland, Herefordshire, Margaret, late the wife of Edmund de Mortuo Mari,  granted a weekly market and yearly fair. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516.

7/7/1307, Edward II became king on the death of his father.

4/27/1314, Licence for Margaret de Mortuo Mari to demise the manor of Worthy, … (S) CPRs.

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.

6/10/1320, Order not to molest Peter de Grandisono and Blanche his wife by reason of their acquisition of the manor of Much Marcle, co. Hereford, held in chief, of Margaret de Mortuo Mari, … (S) CFRs.

2/14/1322, Writ of aid for ... to raise 200 footmen … with mandate to Margaret, latte the wife of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, … to deliver the men without delay. (S) CPRs.

1322, Margaret de Mortimer makes two separate requests for the restoration of parts of her dower estates. She asks for the return of the manor and castle of Knucklas and the manor of Pilleth, now held by the Earl of Kent, and the land of Ceri, held by the Earl of Arundel. (S) UKNA.

1322-25, Margaret “Mortemer” requests … restitution of the castle and manor of Bridgwater …. Mortemer was jointly enfeoffed with her husband of the castle and manor of Bridgwater and held it following her husband's death until Roger de Mortimer [son of Edmund de Mortimer] surrendered it to the will of the king and she was ousted. (S) UKNA.

1/3/1326, Appointment … where Margaret, lady Mortuo Mari of Wygemor, mother of Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wygemor, the king’s rebel, … she was accustomed … to hold meetings of suspected persons, for which reason the king has commanded her to be removed from Worcester to the abbey of Elnestowe by Bedford ; … (S) CPRs.

2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.

2/7/1334, Margaret died in the diocese of Lincoln.

[––Post Mortem––]

2/21/1334, Order to John de Peyto the younger, escheator in the counties of Hereford, Gloucester, Worcester, Salop and Stafford, and the march of Wales adjacent, to take into the king's hand the lands which Margaret late the wife of Edmund de Mortuo Mari the elder, deceased, held in her demesne as of fee in chief and in dower of the inheritance of Edmund de Mortuo Mari the younger, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's ward, and to make inquisition. (S) CFRs.

2/27/1334, Commitment during pleasure to the king's yeoman, Hugh Tyrel, of the keepmg of the manors of Knyghteton and Presthemde, which Margaret (2498717) late the wife of Edmund de Mortuo Mari the elder, deceased, held for life of the inheritance of the heir of Edmund de Mortuo Mari the younger (30421176, gs), tenant in chief, a minor in the king's ward. (S) CFRs.

(S) QI, Weir, P340. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P592.

Family notes:

·         Edmund rebuilt the castle at Cefnllys, Wales.

Children of Edmund and Margaret:

i. Matilda de Mortimer (5910379), born 1286 in Wales.

ii. Roger de Mortimer (1249358), born 5/3/1287 in England.

iii. Eleanor de Mortimer, born ? in England.

13/3/1307, To William son of Philip de Kima, and Eleanor, daughter of Margaret, relict of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, knight, widow, of the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to continue in the marriage they have contracted, but not consummated, notwithstanding that they are related in the 4th degree of kindred. (S) Cal. of Ppal Reg.’s, V2, 1895, f.7.


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