Wednesday, October 13, 2010

G23: 4997432

4997432. Baron Roger de Mortimer & 4997433. Matilda de Breuse


~1226, Maud [aka Matilda] born in England, d/o 47279586. William de Braose & 47279587. Eve Marshall.

1231, Roger born in Cwmaron Castle, Radnorshire, Wales; s/o 9994864. Ralph de Mortimer & 9994865. Gladys Dhu ferch Llywelyn ap Iorwerth.

12/1245, Matilda a coheir of her maternal uncles Walter and Anselm, who both died the same month.

1247, Roger paid 1000 marks to have livery of his lands before full age.

2/15/1248, Restitution to Roger de Mortuo Mari and Maud his wife, William de Cantilupo and Eva his wife, and Humphrey de Boun and Eleanor his wife, of the castle and town of Haverford, as the right and inheritance of the said Maud, Eva and Eleanor … lands late of Walter Marshal, earl of Pembroke … (S) CPRs.

6/28/1248, Margaret late Countess of Lincoln … recovered her dower out of the lands in Ireland of W[alter] Marshall late Earl of Pembroke her husband taken out of the portions of the inheritance which accrued to …, and Roger de Mortimer and Matilda his wife. (S) Calendar of Documents Relating to Ireland, V1, 1875.

5/26/1250, A charter records the restoration of property, granted to Margaret Countess of Lincoln, to …, Roger de Mortimer and Matilda his wife, and William de Cantilupe and Eva his wife. (S) Calendar of Documents of Ireland, V1, 1875.

1253 at Winchester, Roger, “Baron of Wigmore”, knighted by Henry III.

8/6/1253, Roger, with King Henry, left for Gascony from Portsmouth in a flotilla of 300 ships.

5/10/1257, Mandate to Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford and Essex, …, Reynold son of Peter, Roger de Mortuo Mari, … Walter de Clifford, … Thomas Corbet, John Lestrange, John son of Alan, Fulk son of Warin, Griffin son of Maddoc and Ralph le Botiller, to be of counsel and aid to John de Grey, appointed by Edward the king’s son to keep the march of Wales … and to be captain of his army … (S) CPRs.

1258, Roger on the side of the barons in the beginning of the revolt.

10/1258, Roger a witness to the “Provisions of Oxford”.

2/27/1259, Whereas a covenant was made between Roger de Mortuo Mari and Maud his wife, demandants, and Humphrey de Bohun the younger and Eleanor his wife, deforicants, touching the purparty of Maud of the inheritance of William de Brehusa, father of Maud and Eleanor, whose heirs these are . … (S) CPRs.

4/1259, Roger made a member of the King’s Council [of 15].

7/29/1259, Appointment of Roger de Monte Alto, … touching interruptions of the truce made between Richard de Clare, earl of Goucester and Hertford, and Roger de Mortuo Mari … (S) CPRs.

5/20/1260, “Grant to Barons of Cinque Ports, in recognition of their praiseworthy service in transporting the King to France and bringing him back, … Witnesses: … Roger de Mortuo Mari, …” (S) UKNA.

8/1/1260, Roger de Mortimer one of the vassals to the crown summoned to muster at Shrewsbury with horses and arms against Lewellyn ap Griffith. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, V7-8, 1858, P26.

1261, Roger held a tournament at Kenilworth where 100 knights participated before a large crowd with many ladies. (S) Berkeley Manuscripts: Abstracts and Extracts, Fosbroke, 1821, P103.

12/7/1261, Notification that the king has made peace with the barons, and they are not to be charged with anything unless any of the following have not put his seal to the said peace withing 15 days, … the earl Marshal, the earl fo Leicester, the earl of Warenne, Roger de Mortymer, Hugh le Despenser, William Bardolf, John de Burgo, Henry de Hastinges, John le Fiz John, Robert de Vespont, William de Muntchenesy, John le Fiz Alezn, Nicholad de Segrave, Geoffrey de Lucy. (S) CPRs. [Receiving a pardon, Roger now sided with Henry III.]

11/23/1263, Roger given protection for participation in the Welsh war.

12/24/1263, John FitzAlan, Roger de Mortimer, John de Verdun, James de Audeley, and Hamo le Strange named Keeper’s of Salop and Staffordshire.

4/6/1264, Roger with Henry III when they took Northampton.

5/14/1264, Roger fought at the battle of Lewes for the King, but was not captured.

7/7/1264, Safe conduct … for … Roger de Mortuo Mari, … Roger de Leiburn, Roger de Clifford, Warin de Bassinburn, …, and other knights … together with their household, horses and good which they bring with them. (S) CPRs.

11/10/1264, Roger and his son Ralph attacked Hereford.

8/25/1264, Whereas a certain ordinance or provision of peace has lately been made in the march of Wales between Simon de Monte Forti, earl of Leicester …, and other barons on the one part, and Roger de Mortuo Mari, James de Aldithele and their co-marchers on the other part, … (S) CPRs.

12/19/1264, mandate to Roger de Mortuo Mari to deliver without delay John le Despenser, lately taken in the assault had at Northampton [many others also named in various writs], and in his keeping … (S) CPRs.

6/1265, Roger conceived the plan and furnished a horse that allowed Edward I to escape from Hereford Castle. The Prince came to Wigmore Castle. Roger and Roger de Clifford fought off Edward’s pursuers as the prince approached.

6/28/1265, … Whereas Edward the king’s son and Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester, together with John de Warenna, William de Valencia, Roger de Mortuo Mari, James de Aldithele, and other rebels now hold certain towns and castles throught the land … (S) CPRs.

8/4/1265, Roger killed Simon de Montfort at the battle of Evesham. He killed him with a lance blow to the neck. He cut off Simon’s head and had it sent to his castle at Wigmore. Roger also killed Hugh le Despenser, creating animosity for several generations between the families. [There are other knights who also are credited with killing Simon.]

5/15/1266, Roger defeated by the Welsh at Brecon.

8/3/1266, Grant of John de Verdon to Sir Maurice son of Gerald and lady Agnes de Valencia his wife, … Witnesses: Sir Edward and Sir Edmund, sons of Henry [III]; …; Roger de Mortuo Mari; … (S) CPRs, 11/1/1299.

6/21/1267, Licence for life for Roger de Mortuo Mari to sport with three goshawks along all the rivers of England. (S) CPRs.

1/1268, William [de Beauchamp] of Elmley and Salwarpe, Worcestershire wrote his will: … for my soul and the souls of Isabella my wife and Isabella de Mortuo Mari and all the faithful dead, … executors, Roger de Mortuo Mari, William, his eldest son, earl of Warwick, … (S) Register of Godfrey Giffard, V1, 1902, P8.

1/1/1271, John FitzAlan, Roger’s son-in-law, at the instance of Roger, granted a pardon on 100 mark fine of all his debts to Hagin fil. Master Mosseus, a Jew of London.

1271, After the death of Henry III, Roger named a regent until the return of Prince Edward from the crusades.

5/18/1272, Roger promised one of his son-in-law John FitzAlan’s castles and 100 librates of lands to hold during the minority of his grandson Richard. [In August he was assigned the manor and castle of Clun.]

1273, Roger given wardship of his grandson Richard FitzAlan.

8/23/1273, Maurice son of Gerald, deceased, … held the barony of Offaly of Roger de Mortuo Mari and Matilda his wife, William de Cantilupo and Eva his wife, Humphrey de Bohun and Eleanor his wife, daughter of Eva de Breus, fifth heir of Walter and Anselm, the Marshals, by service of twelve knight’s fees. (S) CPRs.

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

12/26/1276 at Cirencester, Power to Roger de Mortuo Mari to receive into the king’s peace all the Welsh who may wish to come into the same, security having been first accepted for their good behavior, and to enter in a truce with all Welsh who in the hope of coming to the king’s peace may wish to enter into such truce. (S) Calendar of Patent Rolls.

12/6/1277, Roger one of the knights conducting Llewellyn ap Griffin, Prince of Wales, to London.

7/5/1278, Roger de Mortuo Mari, lord of Wigmore, and Sir John de Segrave. Roger has granted to John and his issue the abutment and fishpond of his mill of Stottesdone above Roger's land in his chase of Wyre, which mill is situated above the water of Doules which divides Roger’s land from John’s. (S) UKNA.

1279, Roger hosted a jousting tournament of 100 knights at Kenilworth.

At Kingsland, Herefordshire, Roger died; buried at Wigmore, Herefordshire.

1/6/1281, Grant to Matilda de Mortuo Mari of some wardship worth 60£ yearly for five years … (S) VPRs.

3/28/1281, Pardon to Matilda de Mortuo Mari and others of her household for taking a buck and a doe in the forest of Whitlewode. (S) CPRs.

7/12/1283, Grant to the bailiffs and good men of Radenouere, at the instance of Matilda de Mortou Mari, their lady, of murage for seven years. (S) CPRs.

2/12/1284, Grant to Matilda de Mortuo Mari … of land to the value fo 60£ for five years … Magoer, late of William de Mohun, … (S) CPRs.

9/5/1284, Matilda de Mortuo Mari, staying in England, nominating … [the same persons as nominated by the executors of the will of Roger de Mortuo Mari.] (S) CPRs.

2/6/1287, The following have quittance of the common summons of the eyre … Matilda de Mortuo Mari … (S) CCRs.

6/24/1294, “Debtor: John de Arundel, William de Higford {Huggeford'}, and Thomas de Rossall [of Ross Hall, St Chad's, Shrewsbury, Salop.], knights. Creditor: Maud Mortimer [of Salop].” (S) UKNA.

5/8/1299, Letters for Matilda de Mortuo Mari, going to Ireland, nominating … (S) CPRs.

1299-1300, Thomas de Coker to grant rent in East Chinnock to the prior and convent of Montacute, retaining land in East Coker and Chinnock. Somers. Maud, late the wife of Roger de Mortuo Mari, John de Hastinges, and William de la Zusche to grant land in Odcombe and advowson of the church there, … (S) UKNA.

4/1/1300, Matilda de Mortuo mari to have 10 oaks fit for timber in the king’s park of Pederton. (S) CPRs.

Bef. 4/19/1301, “Maud de Mortuo Mari (Mortimer): Wales (Radnorshire), Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Somerset” died. (S) UKNA, (S) CPRs.

(S) Queen Isabella, Weir, 2005. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, Eyton, P258.

Children of Roger and Matilda:

i. Isabel de Mortimer (23639777), born ~1250 in England,

ii. Edmund de Mortimer (2498716), born 1251 in England.

iii. Isolda de Mortimore (60845651), born ~1265 in Wales.

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