60849154. Sir Roger Bertram
Aft. 1185, Roger born in England, s/o 121698308. William Bertram & 121698309. Alice de Umfreville.
5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.
By 1198, Roger’s father died; his wardship given to William Brewer. ‘Roger Bertram qui infra etatem est t est in custodia Willi Briewer’. [Roger’s mother surviving.]
2/28/1200, Roger Bertran of Northumberland, a minor, granted a market and fair at Felton.
1201, Roger Bertram confirmed a grant of his father William Bertram to the church of Felton. (S) History of Northumberland, 1904, P268.
7/7/1203, Roger obtained a grant that his manor of Felton with the whole parish and all the woods should be disafforested, and quit from the view and exaction of the king’s foresters and bailiffs. [Creation of a chase.]
1204, Roger Bertram of Northumberland named in the CChRs of King John. (S) History of Northumberland, Hodgson, 1828, P389.
1206, The wardship and marriage of Roger Bertram, a minor at his father’s death, sold to Peter de Brus for 1300 marks. [Mitford included the manor of Greatham, wapentake of Sadberge, adjacent to the Brus manors in Hartness.]
1212, Roger Bertram holding his barony by 5 knights’ fees. (S) Magna Carta Commemoration Essays, 1917, P62.
4/4/1213, Philip de Ulecotes forced to restore the castle of Roger Bertram after he had seized it in a quarrel. (S) DNB.
1214-5, Roger joined the confederacy of barons against King John.
5/5/1215, The revolting Barons formally renounced their allegiance to John and invited the King of France to invade England. [This was prevented by the Pope.]
6/19/1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, King John forced to agree to the terms of the Magna Carta. [King John then arranged for all of the barons to be excommunicated – starting a war.]
10/22/1215, at Felton, Roger and other rebelling barons of Northumberland did homage to King Alexander of Scotland. [They then attacked Norham with little success.]
5/12/1216, King Louis VIII of France, after a successful landing, crowned King of England in London. In June, Louis captured Winchester and controlled half of England.
1216, An opponent of King John, ‘Rogerus Bertram dat domino Regi c. labras pro habenda sasina de castro de Midford’ – castle and lands of Mitford seized by King John’s Flemish allies and given to Philip de Ulecotes, sheriff of Northumberland.
10/18/1216, King John died.
10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.
9/12/1217, Prince Louis of France forfeited his claim to the English crown by the treaty at Kingston-on-Thames. A principal provision of the treaty was amnesty for English rebels.
11/7/1217, Northumberland. Roger Bertram gives the king £100 to have seisin of the castle of Mitford and of all the lands and fees with their appurtenances of which he was disseised by reason of the war. (S) FRsHIII. [Philip de Ulecotes again refused, eventually executed for his dissension in May, 1218.]
1219, Roger summoned to York where King Henry met with King Alexander of Scotland. [This would likely have been about Alexander’s desire to marry Henry’s eldest sister Joan.]
8/1219, Robert de Vieuxpont (Veteri Ponte) to Hubert de Burgh, justiciar: the bearer, Sir James de Scuidemor', will inform him on his return what they have done in the affair of the earl of Salisbury, and in that of his nephew, Roger Bertram in Northumberland. (S) UKNA.
2/1220, Pandulf, bishop elect of Norwich and legate to Hubert de Burgh, justiciar: concerning the affairs of Roger Bertram. (S) UKNA.
8/9/1220, Roger Bertram has given the king surety by W. earl of Salisbury, W. Brewer and William de Beauchamp for rendering 50 m. to the king …, which he owes the king of a prest from King John. (S) FRsHIII.
8/1220, Roger Bertram the only northern baron present at the Great Council at Oxford. (S) Minority of Henry III, Carpenter, 1990, P203.
8/1220, Roger Bertram a pledge for the marriage of King Henry’s sister to King Alexander of Scotland.
8/1220, Walter de Grey, archbishop of York, to Hubert de Burgh, justiciar: his efforts in the matter between Hugh de Bolbec and Roger Bertram; the former refuses to surrender a castle to the latter. (S) UKNA. [Hugh had to be threatened with excommunication and the loss of his own lands. Roger had to deliver a son as a hostage to the Bishop of Durham.] (S) Minority of Henry III, Carpenter, 1990, P207.
12/1220, Nicholas de Stuteville, allied with Roger Bertram, Richard de Umfraville, Peter de Brus, John de Mowbray, Robert de Vaux, Robert de Ros, and John de Lacy, in operations against the count of Aumale at Bytham castle in Lincoln, who was in rebellion. [For their support the knights were conceded their scutage of Montgomery for their faithful service.]
8/20/1224, Roger Bertram has made fine with the king by 10 m. so that another 4 days might be added to his fair of Mitford , …, so that henceforth it is held for 8 days … the addition of those four days to be proclaimed throughout his county. (S) FRsHIII.
1225, Roger Bertram, Roger de Merlay, … justices itenerant at Newcastle.
4/6/1226, Order to the sheriff of Northumberland to place in respite the demand he made by summons of the Exchequer from Roger Bertram. (S) FRsHIII.
1227, Roger Bertram a justice itinerant in Cumberland.
9/5/1227, Order to the sheriff of Northumberland to place in respite the demand he makes from Roger Bertram and Roger de Merlay for the arrears of the 15th collected in his county. (S) FRsHIII.
3/1228, Roger de Bertram an escort for King Alexander of Scotland on his trip to York.
12/1229, Roger Bertram with Gilbert de Umfreville and Roger de Merlay attended the meeting of King Henry III and King Alexander of Scotland at York.
12/20/1229, Roger Bertram, concerning the 32½ m. which he owes the king for the prest of Ireland and for other debts etc., that he is to render 5 m. to the king per annum. (S) FRsHIII.
8/11/1234, Roger Bertram appointed a justice of eyre in cos. Cumberland, York, and Northumberland. (S) CPRs.
7/13/1235, Northumberland. … Robert Clerk … give the king 40s. for having four knights to take an assize of novel disseisin concerning common of pasture in Healey Hope , which pertains etc. in Rothbury, against Roger Bertram and others. (S) FRsHIII.
9/18/1235, Northumberland. Roger Bertram is to be amerced at the king’s will for disseisin. (S) FRsHIII.
1/14/1236, Roger Bertram one of the escorts of the King and Queen of Scotland to the wedding of King Henry III of England at Westminster.
9/19/1236, The king has pardoned to Roger Bertram 10 m. of the 20 m. at which he was amerced for disseisin. (S) FRsHIII.
1241, Roger, baron of Mitford, Northumberland died holding Felton, Acton, Swarland, Overgrass, Glantlees and Framlington.
(S) A Gen. and Heraldic Dic., Burke, P59. (S) Feudal and Military Antiquities of Northumberland, Hartshorne, 1858, P49. (S) Men of Mark ‘Twixt Tyne and Tweed, Welford, 1895, P262. (S) History of Northumberland in 3 Parts, Hodgson, 1832.
Children of Roger and Agnes:
i. Agnes Bertram (30424577), born ~1208 in England.
ii. Roger de Bertram, born 12/5/1224 in England.
6/28/1246, Roger son and heir of Roger Bertram did homage for his lands and received seisin of the castle of Mitford. (S) CPRs.
5/3/1249, Grant to Agnes late the wife of Roger Bertram that she whall not be compelled to marry against her will. (S) CPRs.
6/28/1253, Comfirmation of a marriage arranged between whichever of the sons of Peter de Monte Forti the said Peter chooses, and Agnes firstborn daughter of Roger de Bertram of Mitford.