Monday, February 6, 2012

G26: 39979456 Mortimer

39979456. Hugh de Mortimer

Hugh born in France, descendent of §Ralph de Mortimer & Milicent ?.

12/22/1135, Stephen crowned king of England.

1140, Hugh dwelt at Cleobury. (S) The History of Ludlow, Wright, 1852, P120.

1144, Hugh reconquered Maelienydd and Elfael, and built the castle of Gemaron [Cymaron].

1145, Hugh defeated and captured the prince Rhys ap Hywel. [He would hold him prisoner for 2 years.]

1146, Hugh responsible for the death of Maredudd ap Madog ab Idnerth.

1147, Hugh blinded Rhys ap Howel in his prison.

Bef. 1148, Hugh de Mortimer’s feoffee, the lord of Higley, at Hugh’s request, gave the church of Huggeley to Augustine canons. (S) Shropshire, It Early History, Anderson, 1864, P286.

1150, Hugh and Joyce de Dinan, Lord of Ludlow, in conflict; Hugh was taken prisoner and taken to Ludlow castle. Hugh released on a ransom of 3000 marks of silver. (S) Marches of Wales, Harper, 1894, P195.

10/1154, King Stephen died.

1154, Hugh, opposed to the ascension of Henry II, fortified his castles of Cleobury, Wigmore, and Brugges.

12/19/1154 at Westminster, Henry II crowned King of England. Hugh refused to do homage.

4/1155, Hugh held Bridgnorth against King Henry, who wanted to recover castles lost in Wales during King Stephen’s time. King Henry besieged all three of Hugh’s castles at once [Cleobury, Wigmore and Bridgnorth].

6/17/1155, King Henry captured Cleobury.

7/7/1155, Hugh Mortimer surrendered to Henry II.

1165, Hugh de Mortimer fined 500 marks. (S) Henry II, Salzman, 1914, P199.

1166, Hugh held lands in Herefordshire and Shropshire.

Hugh, engaged against the Welch, built castles in Wales.

Hugh finished the foundation of the Abbey of Wigmore, begun by his father.

1179-80, Hugh de Mortimer owed 100£ for not restoring seized livestock of one of his knights. (S) Great Roll of the Pipe, 1908, P-XXVII.

1179, Hugh de Mortimer gave the church of Cleobury to the abbey of Wigmore. (S) Shropshire, It Early History, Anderson, 1864, P282.

1181, Hugh, a canon of the Abbey of Wigmore, died.

(S) A Gen. and Heraldic Dic., Burke, P371. (S) The Age of Owain Gwynedd, Barbier, 1908.

Family notes:

·         Ralph de Mortimer married Milicent ?.

·         10/14/1066, Ralph de Mortimer a commander of William the Conqueror at the battle of Hastings.

·         Ralph sent into the marches of Wales against Edric, Earl of Shrewsbury; defeated Edric at the siege of Wigmore castle. Ralph was granted all of Edric’s estates and seated himself at Wigmore.

·         Ralph sent to France to oppose the forces of Robert Curthose, eldest s/o the Conqueror, in support of King Henry I, captured Robert and imprisoned him in Cardiff castle.

·         (S) A Gen. and Heraldic Dic., Burke, P371.

Children of Hugh and Maud:

i. Roger de Mortimer (19989728), born ~1158 in England.