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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Baron Hugh de Mortimer & Lady Maud le Marshall

 121689202. Baron Hugh de Mortimer & 121689203. Lady Maud le Marshall

~1273, Maud born in England.

1275, Hugh de Mortuo Mari born in England, s/o 2498732. Baron Robert de Mortimer & 2498733. Joyce la Zouche.

4/27/1287, Hugh, heir to his father, held the manor of Kerkendon by half a knight’s fee. (S) IsPM for the County of Worcester.

1289, Hugh heir to his mother.

6/1290, Hugh, a minor, signed an agreement over Whilton manor, ending a long suit of his mother. [The suit involved the Bishop of Bath and Wells and his half-sister.]

[––Hugh & Maud––]

By 1290, Hugh married Maud.

10/1290, Hugh, in the wardship of William de Beauchamp, earl of Warwick, married to Maud.

4/30/1291, Order to the same to take into the king's hand the lands late of Richard de Willemeseote, deceased, tenant by knight service of the heir [Hugh] of Robert de Mortuo Mari, tenant in cliief, a minor in the king's ward. (S) CFRs.

1293,  Hugh de Mortimer's lands in Counties Radnor and Hereford ' – Ralph, Keeper of Titeleye, as one of 400 names of the manor of Stapleton. (S) Culture and Environment, Fox, 1963, P320.

1295, Hugh de Mortimer attorney for the commonalty of the baronies of Haverford and Roche in a claim of the Earl of Pembroke in Wales.

12/10/1295, Order to cause Hugh, son and heir of Robert de Mortuo Mari, and Joyce, his wife, to have seisin of the lands that Robert and Joyce held at their death of the king in chief, as William de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, to whom the king committed the custody of the said lands during the heir's minority, has certified the king by his letters patent that Hugh is of full age, and the king has taken Hugh's homage. (S) CCRs.

9/9/1297, Hugh summoned to a Great Council.

8/20/1297, Hugh enfeoffed the Bishop of Bath and Wells with 7 manors, with regrant bach to him and Maud, for £1000. [This guaranteed a much larger dower for Maud if Hugh died before her.]

11/1297, Hugh de Mortimer settled his estates by a fine and counter-fine, levied at Westminster.

9/9/1298, Licence to Hugh de Mortimer to give and grant for his life to Thomas de la Mare 10 librates of land in the vill of Richard’s castle. (S) Cal. of Doc.’s Relating to Ireland, 1881, P242.

2/6/1299, Hugh summoned to parliament.

7/9/1300, Siege of Caerlaverock castle in Scotland began. Hugh fought at the siege of Carlaverock.

4/19/1301, Patron Sir Hugh de Mortimer, knight, for institution of Sir Richard de Wynton, Deacon, to a prebendal portion at Burford.

1301, Hugh summoned to parliament.

6/1301, Hugh with King Edward as he attacked Scotland and removed the Scot’s ancient coronation stone from Scone, installing it at Westminster. “Domino Hugoni de Mortui Mari, baneretto, pro vadiis suis … xxivj die Julii, … usque iiij diem Augusti, … (S)

8/17/1302, Patron Sir Hugh de Mortimer, knight, for institution of John de Sayngrave, acolyte, to a prebendal portion at Burford.

7/20/1304, Hugh found dead by poisoning.

8/5/1304, IPM of Hugh de Mortimer of Richard’s Castle. Hereford & Salop: Richard’s Castle. The castle and town, including 103 burgages, 300a. arable … Bachecote & More [hamlets] … [rents] … His daughters, Joan aged 12 on the feast of St. Katharine last, and Margaret aged 8 on the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross last, are his next heirs. Stepelton. The castle and manor … Wylyleye. 48 Welshmen who render 105s. 3 3/4d. for all things save suits at the court of Stepelton every 3 weeks … Hereford: [multiple small properties of the barony of Boreford] … Worcester: Wychebaud. The manor held of the king in chief as a member of Bureford, and Bureford is held of the king by barony. Codderugg. The manor … Houleston. The hamlet … Wales: Blethevagh. The site of the ancient castle, the town, and Colompnum … of the barony … Northampton: … Essex: … Southampton: … Devon: … (S) CIsPM.


8/30/1304, IPM of Hugh: Hugh had settled Burford on Matilda his wife, for life; with remainder to his heirs, two infant daughters.

10/1304, Maud’s dower assigned including manors in Devonshire, Essex, and Northamptonshire, and a large estate in Wales.

1/1305, Hugh de Kyngesmede murdered by men entering the residence of the Bishop of Bath and Wells in London. [These men, including William de Billebury, Maud’s chamberlain, were supposedly sent by Maud.]

1305, Maud and several of her men arrested and placed in the Tower; Maud “honorably and without danger of death.”

1/15/1305, Grant to Margaret, Queen of England, the king’s consort, … the marriage of the elder daughter [Joan] of Hugh de Mortuo Mari. (S) CPRs.

4/1305, Queen Margaret granted a fine should Margaret marry without the king’s license.

6/1305, Prince Edward wrote the 1st of several letters in support of Maud being released from prison for the death of Hugh de Kyngesmede [no mention of the death of her husband Hugh.]

8/1305, by the efforst of Prince Edward, a royal commission of oyer and terminer was appointed to investigate the charges against Maud.

1305, Prince Edward sent a letter to Maud’s judge John de Bakewell asking him to continue to act in Maud’s defense, and to “kiss her and tell her it was from him.”

9/16/1305, Maud received a pardon by Queen Margaret in the death of her husband [the 1st mention of this charge], and all inquiry into her involvement with the death of Hugh de Kyngesmede was halted.

12/1305, Maud sued the executors of her husband Hugh’s estate for money owed.

6/1306, Maud and her men received a letter of protection from prosecution while the king was in Scotland.

12/1306, King Edward granted a pardon to William de Billebury, Maud’s chamberlain, in the death of Hugh de Mortimer.

7/7/1307, Edward II became king on the death of his father.

1308, Maud died.

2/15/1308, IPM of Maud, late the wife of Hugh de Mortuo Mari. Salop: Bureford. The manor … by service of finding 5 armed men with 5 barded horses for the whole barony whenever there shall be war in Wales … Joan whom Thomas de Bykenouere married, aged 15 and more, and Margaret whom Geoffrey de Cornwayle married, aged . . and more, daughters of the said Hugh are his next heirs. Hereford: Blethevagh. The manor, including a great and little forest, held of the king in chief in dower of the said inheritance of the barony of Bureford. Worcester: Coderugge and Wychebaud. The manors … Essex: Hobrugge. A capital messuage … Amberden. The manor … Northampton: Norton. The manor … Devon: Nymeton. The manor … King’s Nymeton. The advowson … Oxford: Cudinton. The manor … Gloucester: Lutlinton. The manor, … Ollynton. The manor, … Somerset: Mersshe. The manor, … Kyngeston by Gevele. The manor, … (S) CIsPM.

(S) A Gen. and Heraldic Dic., Burke, P511. (S) Portraits of Medieval Women, Mitchell, 2003. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, V4, Eyton, 1857, P320. (S) Siege of Carlaverock, Nicolas, 1828, P239.

Children of Hugh and Maud:

i. Joan de Mortimer (60844601), born 11/24/1291 in England.

ii. Margaret de Mortimer, born 9/14/1295 in England.

Margaret married 1st Geoffrey de Cornwall.

Margaret married William de Evereys.

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