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Saturday, August 8, 2020

Baron Hugh de Mortimer & Lady Matilda le Meschin

 39979456. Baron Hugh de Mortimer & 39979457. Lady Matilda le Meschin

~1117, Hugh born in Normandy, s/o 79958912. Hugh de Mortimer.

~1123, Matilda born in England, d/o 638798810. Baron William Meschines & 638798811. Cecilia de Romeili.

1130-35, Sisters Adeliza (189129291), Avicia (319399405) and Matilda (39979457) coheiresses of their brother Ranulf.

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

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


~1140, Matilda 1st married to Philip de Belmeis (fl.1127) Lord of Tong and Donington, Shropshire. (S) Honors and Kinghts’ Fees, V2, Farrer, 1924, P129. (S) Shropshire: Its Early History, Anderson, 1864, P40. [Philip’s sons by his first wife died young.]

1140s, Philip de Belmeis attested a charter of Bishop Roger de Clinton. (S) The King’s Bishops, Crosby, 2013, P129.

2/3/1141, Hugh de Mortimer with King Stephen at the Battle of Lincoln, in which King Stephen was captured. (S) Annales Cestrienses Chronicle of the Abbey of S. Werburg, At Chester.

4/7/1141, Empress Matilda claimed the throne of England.

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.

~1148-50, Philip de Belmeis died. (S) Journal of the Brit. Arch. Assoc., V17, 1861, P142.

[––Hugh & Matilda––]

1148-55, Hugh married Matilda.

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 3 of Hugh’s castles at once [Cleobury, Wigmore and Bridgnorth].

6/17/1155, King Henry captured Cleobury, which he destroyed. (S) Chronicle of Robert de Monte, Prior of Mont St Michel.

7/7/1155, Hugh Mortimer surrendered to Henry II. [The subjection of Hugh was a message to the other opposers.] (S) Henry II, Warren, 1977, P364.

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

1166, Hugh held lands in Herefordshire and Shropshire.

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

1175 at Rouen, The Archbishop of Rouen, confirmed to the abbey of Saint-Victor, among other gifts the gift of Hugh de Mortuo Mari for the soul of his father Ralph, yearly a a half bushel of grain, likewise for his brother Roger. (S) Beaurepaire, P411.

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.

Children of Hugh and Maud:

i. Hugh de Mortimer, born ? in England.

Hugh killed in a tournament.

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

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