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Friday, July 1, 2011

Baron Ralph de Mortimer & Gladys Dhu ferch Llywelyn ap Iorwerth

9994864. Baron Ralph de Mortimer & 9994865. Gladys Dhu ferch Llywelyn ap Iorwerth

~1190, Ralph de Mortuo Mari born at Wigmore castle, Herefordshire, England, s/o 19989728. Roger de Mortimer & 19989729. Isabel de Ferrers.

4/6/1199, John succeeded Richard I as King of England.                                                 

1206, Gladys born in Wales, d/o 19989730. Prince Llywelyn ap Iorwerth & 19989731. Gwenliann ?.

Bef. 8/19/1214, Ralph’s father died; his older brother Hugh the heir.

[––Gladys & Reginald––]

1215, Glady 1st married to Reginald de Braose (94559172). [His 2nd, no children.]

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England. [Gladys a niece of King Henry III by his older half-sister Joan.]

1227, Ralph, “Baron of Wigmore”, heir to his brother Hugh.

9/1227 at Lambeth, Ralph witnessed articles between King Henry III and King Louis IX, of France.

11/23/1227, Ralph de Mortimer has made fine with the king by £100 for his relief for having seisin of the lands formerly of Hugh de Mortimer, his brother, who held of the king in chief, which fall to Ralph by hereditary right, and the king has taken his homage. (S) FRsHIII.

1/19/1228, Ralph de Mortimer owes £100 for his relief of the lands formerly of Hugh de Mortimer, his brother. (S) FRsHIII.

Bef. 6/1228, Reginald de Braose died at Brecon, Breconshire, Wales.


1229, Gladys accompanied her brother Davydd ap Llywelyn to London.

7/8/1229, Ralph pardoned of all but £500 of the debts of his father and brother, totalling £1115 2s 4d, the remainder being payable at £20 semi-annually. (S) FRsHIII.

[––Ralph & Gladys––]

1230, Ralph married Gladys, widow of Reginald de Braose. Ralph’s father-in-law, Llywelyn, granted him the castles of Knighton and Norton, Shropshire. These castles came as maritagium with her mother Joan, from her father, King John.

4/30/1230, from Portsmouth, King Henry invaded Brittany in hopes of recovering Normandy. They established their camp at Nantes, and captured a small castle.

6/27/1230, … Ralph de Mortimer, who has set out for overseas parts with the king … (S) FRsHIII.

10/1230, King Henry returned with some of his forces to England.

10/26/1230, Ralph granted a fair at Overton, Shropshire. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs.

5/10/1232, The king has granted to Ralph de Mortimer that, … he is to render £25 per annum at the Exchequer. (S) FRsHIII.

6/1233, Ralph exchanged hostages with King Henry III.

8/23/1233, Ralph pledged £10 for a fine of Alan ?. (S) FRsHIII.

1234, King Henry made peace with Llywelyn the Great [Gladys’ father], negotiated by archbishop Edmund of Abingdon.

5/29/1237, Mandate … to deliver letters of conduct of the king … to Ralph de Mortuo Mari, Walter de Clifford and their fellows, … to conduct the said David [son of L. prince of Aberfraw and lord of Snawdon, and Galdys’ brother] as the king has commanded them. (S) CPRs.

3/8/1238, The king commands him to provide for the sufficient defence of the march, so that the lands of the king or of himself may not by his default suffer danger, and if necessary he may resist Llywelyn the Great at an opportune season: written to Walter de Clifford (23640214), … Thomas Corbet, … John Lestrange (121697006), H. earl of Hereford, Henry de Aldithele (94567456), John de Monemue (23634242), Ralph de Mortuo Mari (9994864), … William de Stutevill (47281514), John son of Alan (94559104). (S) CPRs.

6/1239, Agreement before Giles (E[gidio]), archdeacon of Berkshire … Witnesses :- Sir Ralph de Mortuo Mari, … (S) Ancient Deed, V3, 1900, Berks., D.81.

4/11/1240, Galdys’ father died.

1240, King Henry III granted Ralph seisin of the disputed castle of Maelienydd, by agreement with David ap Llywelyn. [Glady’s brother.]

1241, King Henry’s army attacked the north Welsh coast where Gruffudd, natural s/o Llywelyn ap Iorwerth was captured.

8/21/1241, Notification to the Welsh of the land late of Wastreynthon … whosoever will come to the king’s peace and to the fealty and service of Ralph de Mortuo [Mari], the king will willingly accept them and their wives and their children. The like for the Welsh of the land late of Oweyn son of Howel in Mellenith, for the said Ralph. (S) CPRs.

1/14/1242, Power to Ralph de Mortuo Mari to conduct David son of Llewelin  in coming to the king. (S) CPRs.

5/20/1242, Ralph in the retinue of King Henry III with his brother Richard arrived at Royen, France with a small contingent; but with 30 tons of gold. They were soon joined by French nobles against the forces of the Count of Poitou and King Louis IX.

7/1242, The 2 armies met at the battles of Taillebourgh and Saintes, with the superior sized French force winning.

1246, Galdy’s brother Davydd died; his nephew Llewelyn his heir.

8/6/1246, Ralph died at Wigmore, Herefordshire, England.


1251, Gladys died at Windsor castle, Berkshire, England.                                  

(S) Queen Isabella, Weir, P340.

Children of Ralph and Gladys:

i. Roger de Mortimer (4997432), born 1231 in Wales.

ii. Hugh de Mortimer, born ? in Wales.

7/24/1255, Mandate to Agnes de Vescy to deliver Agatha de Ferariis, her sister, .. committed to her keeping by the queen and R. earl of Cornwall when the king was in Gascony, … whose marriage the king granted to Eudo la Zouche, to Hugh son of Ralph de Mortuo Mari, to whom the said Hugh has transferred it. (S) CPRs.

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