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Monday, August 15, 2011

Earl Roger de Mortimer & Countess Philppe de Montagu

15210588. Earl Roger de Mortimer & 15210589. Countess Philppe de Montagu

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

11/11/1328, Roger born in Ludlow, Shropshire, England, heir & s/o 30421176. Lord Edmund de Mortimer & 2954975. Elizabeth de Badlesmere. [His mother was 16.]

Bef. 1/21/1332, Roger’s father died.

~1332, Philippe born in England, d/o 30422278. Earl William de Montague & 30422279. Katherine de Grandison.

2/27/1334, Commitment during pleasure to the king's yeoman, Hugh Tyrel, of the keeping of the manors of Knyghteton and Presthemde, which Margaret (2498717, grandmother) late the wife of Edmund de Mortuo Mari the elder, deceased, held for life of the inheritance of the heir [Roger (15210588)] of Edmund de Mortuo Mari the younger, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's ward. (S) CFRs.

11/13/1335, Roger’s mother married 2nd William de Bohun, lord of Melynyth.

7/16/1339, Release … manor of Buedeley, … committed to his custody, during the minority of Roger son of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, … (S) CPRs.

2/1345, Roger ordered to raise 200 men in Radnor, Wigmore, … for an invasion of France.

1345, The Earl of Derby, with the Earl of Pembroke, 40 knights and squires, and 300 men-at-arms and archers, sent to defend Aiguillon from an invading French force. At the castle they joined about 120 soldiers already there. The duke of Normandy began a siege. The French attempted to build a bridge over the adjoining rever Garonne, but the English delayed construction by repeated attacks on the workmen. The Duke used battering engines to cast stones into the fortress, and siege towers, higher than the walls. The English were able to destroy them with “martinets” which cast large stones. [The were plenty of stones available from the French attacks.]

11/12/1345, Presentation of Roger de Acton … custody of the lands … of Roger son of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, … (S) CPRs.

7/12/1346, Roger knighted at La Hogue, France by Edward, Prince of Wales.

8/26/1346, Roger fought at the battle of Crecy in the division of the Prince of Wales.

8/26/1346, The Battle of Crecy, north of Paris. Edward III vs. Philip VI, heralded the rise of the longbow as the dominant weapon, and also saw the use of the ribauldequin, an early cannon, by the English. The English longbowmen could fire much more quickly than the Genoese, with a killing range of 250 yards. A decisive victory, a third of the French forces lost [mainly to arrows] to less than 100 Englishmen, this started the decline in importance of the mounted knight, and the rise of England as a European power.

11/1/1346, by Calais, France, Licence, at the request of Roger de Mortuo Mari, for the prior and convent of Great Malverne … (S) CPRs.

4/1348, Roger a founding member of the Knights of the Garter.

1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].

[––Roger & Philippa––]

By 1350, Roger married Philippa.

1/22/1354, Roger, son and heir of Edmund, obtained a reversal of attainder against his grandfather and became Earl of March with all of his grandfather’s estates. (S) CPRs.

6/8/1355, Roger’s mother died.

7/4/1355, Roger de Mortimer, earl of March. Mortimer requests the delivery of certain lands and rents which are of his inheritance, but which were seized into the king's hand after the death of Mortimer's grandfather ... He requests pardon of all reliefs incurred in reversing the judgment against his grandfather. (S) UKNA.

9/20/1355, Roger summoned to parliament as Earl of March.

1356, Roger exchanged lands with his cousin, William de Ferrers, 3rd Lord Ferrers of Groby.

1356, Roger acquired large land holdings as heir to his grandmother Joan de Joinville (1249359), including the castle of Ludlow.

11/1356, Herefordshire IPM of Joan (grandmother), wife of Roger de Mortuo Mari (1249358), Earl of March. Walterston. The manor, and a moiety of the town and land of Ewyas in the March of Wales, ... She held ... in fee tail of the gift of Geoffrey de Genevill (4997436) and Maud his wife, by fine levied in the king’s court, to Peter de Genevill (2498718) her father, whose heir she was, ... Roger de Mortuo Mari, now earl of March, son and heir of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, son and heir of the said Joan, aged 28 years and more, is her heir. (S) Ancient Docs Herefordshire, V11, P74.

2/23/1357, Pardon to Roger de Mortuo Mari, earl of March, of all reliefs … which descended to him by hereditary succession after the death of Roger de Mortuo Mari, his grandfather, Edmund de Mortuo Mari, his father, Margaret de Mortuo Mari, his great-grandmother, and Joan, countess of March, his grandmother, in England, Ireland, Wales, and the march of Wales. (S) CPRs.

10/20/1357, Whereas Roger de Mortuo Mari, earl of March, who held divers lands in England, Wales and Ireland, in tail, was adjudged to death, … lands … delivered to Edmund de Mortuo Mari, his son, … Roger de Mortuo Mari, now earl of March, son and heir of the said Edmund, … (S) CPRs.

6/13/1359, IPM of Elizabeth, late the wife of Hugh Le Despenser (s/o 2954874), formerly wife of Giles De Badelesmere. … The reversion … assigned to Elizabeth (2954975), late the wife of the earl of Northampton, sister and one of the heirs of the aforesaid Giles, in her pourparty. She is dead and her son and heir is Roger de Mortuo Mari (15210588), now earl of March, aged 30 years and more. …  (S) CIsPM.

10/1359, Roger accompanied King Edward III on his invasion of France with a retinue of 6 bannerets, 61 knights, 232 esquires, and 300 mounted archers. Constable of the Host, he rode ahead with 600 men-at-arms and 1000 archers, taking Saint-Florentin and Tonnerre.

1360 at Avignon, Roger de Mortuo Mari, earl of March, and marshal of England. For a portable altar. Granted. (S) Cal. of Entries in the Papal Registers, 1896, P351.

2/26/1360, Roger, Earl of March, died suddenly at Rouvray near Avalon, France; buried at Wigmore Abbey, Herefordshire.


5/18/1360, Appointment … ships called la James, la Blithe and … of Dover to go to Calais to receive goods and things … with certain persons of the household of Roger de Mortuo Mari, late earl of March. (S) CPRs.

10/24/1362, Philippa, late the wife of Roger de Mortuo Mari, late earl of March, staying in England, … (S) CPRs.

1364 at Westminster, Indenture between the king’s daughter Isabel and Philippa late the wife of Roger de Mortuo Mari, earl of March, …  during the nonage of Edmund, the earl’s son … (S) CPRs, 11/15/1364.

5/8/1365, Philippa, late the wife of Roger de Mortuo Mari, late earl of March, staying in England, … (S) CPRs.

1366, Philippe granted a license for an oratory at Southwark, Surrey.

4/19/1370, Philippa, late the wife of Roger de Mortuo Mari, late earl of March, staying in England, … (S) CPRs.

7/13/1377, Richard II, age 10, crowned king of England.

12/21/1378, Philippe wrote her will.

12/6/1379, Licence … by Edmund de Mortuo Mari, earl of March and Ulster, for him to alienate in mortmain … for the souls of Roger de Mortuo Mari … father of the said Edmund, and Philippa late the wife of the said Edmund, … Philippa his mother, and himself whilst living, … (S) CPRs.

1381, the King allowed Philippe to hold her dower lands in Ireland without a war charge.

1/5/1382, Philippe died; buried at the Austin Priory, Bisham, Berkshire.

1/8/1382, Writ for IPM of Philippa late the wife of Roger de Mortuo Mari, late earl of March ; in the counties of Kent ; Oxford and Berks ; Southampton ; Somerset and Dorset ; Worcester ; Gloucester and Hereford and the march of Wales adjacent ; Salop and Stafford ; Sussex ; London ; Devon ; Ireland. (S) CFRs.

 (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P594.

Child of Roger and Philippe: [2 sons]

i. Edmund de Mortimer (7605294), born 2/1/1351 in Wales.