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Baron Hugh de Mortimer & Agatha de Ferrers

 4997464. Baron Hugh de Mortimer & 4997465. Agatha de Ferrers

~1211, Hugh born in England, heir & s/o 9994928. Robert de Mortimer & 9994929. Margery de Say.

10/19/1216, Henry III succeeded John as King of England. Louis of France also claimed the throne.

1219, Hugh heir to his father. [Hugh’s records as a minor would be performed through his wardship, possibly of his mother.]

12/4/1219, Hugh de Mortimer has mainperned before H. de Burgh, justiciar, that he will satisfy the king for all debts he owes … (S) FRsHIII.

12/26/1219, William Crassus, the first-born, has made fine with the king by £100 for having the daughter and heiress of Thomas of London as his wife and the following are his pledges for the fine: Earl W. Marshal for 50 m. … Fulk fitz Warin for 10 m. Walter of Clifford for 10 m. … William de Stuteville for 10 m. … Hugh de Mortimer for 10 m. Roger of Clifford for 10 m. (S) FRsHIII.

7/3/1221, Order to cause that demand he makes by summons of the Exchequer from Hugh de Mortimer for 510 m. and 2 sparrowhawks of the fine which he made with King John, the king’s father, for having seisin of all lands formerly of Roger de Mortimer, his father, to be placed in respite … (S) FRsHIII.

1230, Hugh’s mother died; his stepfather retained custody of her lands by courtesy of England. Henry de Trubleville was named guardian for Hugh.

~1234, Agatha born in England, d/o 9994752. Earl William de Ferrers & 486752647. Sybilla Marshall.

4/1243, Hugh [unsuccessfully] sued his stepfather over his mother’s lands.

1243-4, Hugh made a grant of Wychbold to his stepfather William de Scoteville [Stuteville].

6/28/1248, Margaret late Countess of Lincoln … recovered her dower out of the lands in Ireland of …, William de Vallibus and Alienor his wife, John de Moun and Joan his wife, Agatha de Ferrers in the king´s custody, … (S) Cal. of Doc’s Relating to Ireland, V1, 1875.

5/26/1250, A charter records the restoration of property, granted to Margaret Countess of Lincoln, to …, William de Vallibus and Alienor [de Ferrers] his wife, John de Moun and Joan [de Ferrers] his wife, Agatha de Ferrers in the king´s custody, …. (S) Cal. of Doc’s of Ireland, V1, 1875.

[––Hugh & Agatha––]

By 1251, Hugh married Agatha. “De Sibilla, Comitissa de Ferreys,: … Agatha de Mortimer, uxor Domini Hugonis de Mortimer.” (S) Annales Hibernie ab anno Christi 1162 usque ad annum 1370, P314.

9/12/1254, Hugh granted free warren of his lands in Amberden, Essex, Hamme, Worcester, and Racheford, Herefordshire. (S) CPRs.

5/20/1259, Writ for IPM of William de Stutevill. Sir Hugh de Mortuo Mari, aged 40, son of Margery sometime the wife of the said William, is her heir. Worcester: Wychebaud manor, … of the inheritance of Margery sometime his wife … Coderugge manor, similarly held. Huweleston township, … Salop: Bureford manor, … of the inheritance of Marjory … Wulfreton manor with the free Hay, similarly held. Stepelton manor with Wylileg' Welshry, similarly held. (S) CIsPM.

5/20/1259, At the IPM of his stepfather, Hugh, “of full age” took livery of the lands of his mother upon the payment of £100.

1260, Hugh authorized to repair his home, Richard’s castle; and to support Roger, Lord Mortimer of Wigmore and Captain-General of the area; primarily against Llewelyn.

2/9/1263, Hugh given letters of protection until Midsummer or during the Welsh war, which extended to his knights and free tenants. (S) CPRs. [Not executed because of the Baron’s revolt.]

4/12/1263, Simon de Montfort, earl of Leicester, lead a rebellion of young barons.

5/14/1264, Lord Edward (I) and his father King Henry III captured by Montfort at the battle of Lewes, Sussex. An estimated 2700 died.

6/1264, Hugh sided with the King against Simon de Montfort, forced to surrender Richard’s castle after the battle of Lewes.

7/31/1265, Hugh with Lord Edward (I) at the defeat of Simon de Montfort’s son Simon at the battle of Kenilworth, Warwickshire. Most of Montfort’s forces were captured, Simon taking refuge in the castle.

8/4/1265, Hugh a royalist at the battle of Evesham, Worcester. Lord Edward (I) defeated Montfort’s army, ending the Baron’s Revolt and freeing his father, who was wounded. Montfort and 2 of his sons were killed.

7/23/1266, License for life for Hugh de Mortuo Mari to hunt with his own dogs the hare, the fox, the badger and the cat through all the forests in the counties of Hereford, Worcester, Salop and Stafford, and to stretch his nets to take them whenever he will. (S) CPRs.

8/28/1266, Simple protection for 1 year to Hugh de Mortuo Mari of Richard's Castle. (S) CPRs.

10/26/1266 at Kenilworth, In recompense of a certain horse which the king’s beloved and faithful Hugh Mortimer lately lost in the king’s service in the siege of the castle of Kenilworth, the king has pardoned him and Agatha his wife, one of the heirs of the Earls Marshal, 40 m. in which the same Hugh and Agatha are held by the king at the Exchequer for the debts of the aforesaid marshals. (S) FRsHIII.

11/16/1266, Hugh granted a weekly market and fair at Burford, Shropshire. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516.

9/29/1267, Commission to Roger de Sumery, Hugh de Mortuo Mari and Roger de Hopton, sheriff of Salop and Stafford, to do and complete all things contained in the form of the peace made between the king and his faithful Llewelin son of Griffin, prince of Wales. (S) CPRs.

5/18/1269, Hugh de Mortuo Mari of Castle Richard gives a mark for having a writ of trespass … (S) CPRs.

3/13/1271, Because … homage and service of John de Turbervill for the manor of Cumbe, which was held of Walter, sometime earl Marshall, were assigned to Hugh de Mortuo Mari and Agatha his wife as her purparty of the inheritiance of the said earl ; the king commands the said John to do his homage … to the said Hugh and Agatha and to be intendant to them as his lord. (S) CPRs.

7/4/1271, James de Audley, justiciary of Ireland, … inspected letters of the Lord Edward … regarding … Roger de Leyburne, Alienor his wife, Hugh de Mortimer, and Agatha his wife, and their co-parceners of the county of Kildare, … (S) Cal. Of Doc’s Relating to Ireland, 1877, P154.

6/8/1273, Letter of …, justiciary of Ireland, to escheator of Ireland, … concerning a certain affair touching Roger de Leyburn, Eleanor his wife, Hugh de Mortuo Mari and Agatha his wife and their parceners of the county of Kildare … (S) CCRs.

1274, Hugh de Mortuo Mari (Mortimer) of Richard's Castle: Herefordshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire, died; his inquest showed he held 32 ½ knight’s fees of Burford; and son Robert was 22 and more years old. (S) UKNA.

11/28/1274, IPM of Hugh de Mortuo Mari of Richard’s Castle. Hereford: Richard's Castle held of the king in chief by barony … Robert de Mortuo Mari, aged 22 and more, is his next heir. Salop: Bureford. The manor … Stepelton. The manor … Worcester: Wichebaud. The manor … Codrugg. The manor … (S) CIsPM.


9/1274, Joan wife of William de Valence against Agatha de Mortimer of a plea of land. (S) Cal. of Doc’s Relating to Ireland, 1877, P183.

9/1274, Plea before the K. between Agatha de Mortimer and Alienor de Vallibus, plaintiffs, and Agnes de Vescy, defendant, touching … in the inheritance of Sibil their mother, who was the wife of William de Ferrers. … Agatha and Alienor and one Matilda de Kyme (243376323), wife of Emeric de Rochechouart, … (S) Cal. of Doc’s Relating to Ireland.

4/1277, Agatha de Mortimer had a decree for the recovery of seisin of … land and rent in New Town near Geripons, which had fallen to her as daughter and one of the heirs of Sibil de Ferariis, sister and one of the heirs of Walter and Anselm Marshall, Earls of Pembroke.

3/4/1295, Debtor: Henry de Subury, of Salop. Creditor: Agatha Mortimer {de Mortuo Mari}. Amount £13. (S) UKNA.

1297-98, The manor of Great Inkberrow was held by Joan de Valence, Agatha de Mortimer and Milicent de Monhaut. [The last two were descended from Sibyl de Ferrers and Eva de Braose respectively, 2 of the sisters of Anselm Marshal]. (S) A Hist. of the Co. of Worcester, V3, 1913.

10/27/1299, Order to the same to deliver to Joan de Vivonia, firstborn daughter and heir of Maud de Kyme, … her pourparty of the lands late of Maud … rent …  2s. 0d. by the hands of Agatha de Mortuo Mari, … (S) CFRs.

10/17/1302, Joan de Vivonia, one of the daughters and heiresses of Maud de Kyme … against … to demand and receive her dower of the issues of the county of Kildar' in Ireland, which William de Vescy, deceased, the late justiciary, occupied against the said Maud and Agatha de Mortuo Mari, her sister … (S) CCRs.

6/6/1306, Agatha Taillard at her death held … 7th of the manor of Stuministre Marshall of the grant of Eleanor, late countess of Winchester, and that Joan de Vivona and Cecily de Bello Campo, Eleanor’s nieces, Aymer de Archiaco, her kinsman, and Sibyl wife of Guy de Rupe Cauardi, her niece, James de Bohun, deceased, and John de Mohun, her nephews, and Agatha de Mortuomari, her sister, are her next heirs and are of full age. (S) CCRs.

6/1306, Agatha died, leaving her son Henry as her heir.

6/12/1306, Order to the escheator on this side Trent to take into the king's hand the lands late of Agatha de Mortuo Mari, deceased, tenant in chief. (S) CFRs.

(S) A Genealogical History of Dormant …, Burke, P385. (S) Shropshire: Its Early Hist. & Antiq’s, Anderson, 1864.

Family notes:

·         Another Hugh de Mortuo Mari, sheriff of Shropshire, died in 1272. (S) CFRs.

Children of Hugh and Agatha:

i. Robert de Mortimer (2498732), born 1252 in England.

12/25/1274, Order to the escheator on this side Trent to deliver to Robert de Mortuo Mari, son and heir of Hugh de Mortuo Mari, deceased, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said father, he having done homage. (S) CFRs.

ii. William de Mortimer, born ? in England.

10/20/1287, Order to the escheator on this side Trent to deliver to William de Mortuo Mari, kinsman of Robert de Mortuo Mari, deceased, the manor of Little Wodeham [Essex.]. (S) CFRs. [Robert enfeoffed long before his death. This cannot be Robert’s son, as that William was born in 1277.]

iii. Henry de Mortimer, born ? in England.

10/23/1306, Order to deliver to Henry de Mortuo Mari, son and heir of Agatha de Mortuo Mari, tenant in chief, the lands late of his mother, he having done homage. (S) CFRs.

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