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Monday, August 10, 2020

Baron Roger de Mortimer & Lady Isabel de Ferrers

 19989728. Baron Roger de Mortimer & 19989729. Lady Isabel de Ferrers

~1158, Roger de Mortuo Mari born in England; s/o 39979456. Hugh de Mortimer.

~1172, Isabel born in England; d/o 39979008. William de Ferrers & 39979459. Goda de Toeni.

Roger 1st married Millicent de Ferrers, paternal half-sister of Isabel.

1179, Roger imprisoned [for 2 years] in the death of Cadwallon ap Madog.

1185, Roger succeeded his father.

[––Roger & Isabel––]

~1187, Roger married Isabel.

7/6/1189, Richard I succeeded Henry II as King of England.

1191, Roger de Mortimer, who favored John over Richard as king of England, was attacked by Chancellor William Longchamp, bishop of Ely, and had his castle of Wigmore reduced. Roger was charged with conspiring against King Richard I and sent in exile [for 3 years.]

12/21/1192, King Richard was captured near Vienna, returning from crusading.

1193, Roger ‘per breve Regis’ paid 10 marks for defence of Swansea castle.

1/1194, Emperor Henry of Germany received a letter from King Philip of France and Prince John [King Richard’s brother] offering £1000 a month, and £80,000 if he would keep Richard in captivity until autumn. Richard a support of Prince John.

2/4/1194, King Richard released from custody. Richard left immediately for England.

1194, It only took Richard 2 weeks to recover his lands and castles, the last to fall being Nottingham castle, after a short siege. [Where, after the siege, he supposedly meets Robin Hood in Sherwood forest.].

1194, Back in the good graces of King Richard, Roger witnessed one of his charters.

5/12/1194, King Richard sailed from Portsmouth with his army and siege engines for Barfleur.

1195, Roger drove the sons of Cadwallon out of Maelienydd, Wales, and restored Cwmaron Castle.

1196, Hugh de Say and and Roger de Mortimer of Wigmore fought and lost the battle of New Radnor against Rhys ap Gruffydd, losing about 40 knights and many foot soldiers. (S) Dic. of Welsh Biography.

4/6/1199, John succeeded Richard I as King of England. [Richard designated John as his heir, but Arthur of Brittany was next in line.]

1201, Roger’s fine paid to not serve King John in France was remitted.

1204, Isabel, by fine, acquired manors of her deceased brother Hugh: “Ysabell de Mortuomar” … fine … “seisina manerioris de Lichelad et de Langebg q fuerunt Hug de Ferr fratris sui de dono Walkeln patris eorum” in Gloucestershire. (S) FMG.

1205, Roger going overseas, landed at Dieppe, was captured by John de Rouvray, and was forced to pay a ransom of 1000 marks.

5/1/1210, Grant of a market and fair at Lechlade, Gloucestershire to Roger de Mortuo Mari and Isabelle his wife. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs.

1211-13, Rogerus de Mortuo Mari held “Lechelad et Langeleg de hereditate uxoris sue”. (S) FMG.

Bef. 1212, Roger de Mortuo Mari and Isabella his wife granted the wardship of Walter de Bello Campo, heir and s/o William de Bello Campo, for a fine of 3000 marks. (S) Biographis Juridica, Foss, 1870, P66.

5/24/1213, From: Geoffrey son of Peter, earl of Essex, justiciar; Reginald, count of Boulogne; Ranulf de Blundeville, earl of Chester; William, earl of Warenne; William the marshall, earl of Pembroke. To: William d'Aubigny, earl of Arundel; William, earl of Ferrers; William Bruwere; Robert de Ros; Gilbert son of Renfed; Roger de Mortuo Mari; Peter son of Herbert. They will ensure that King John will observe the terms of the settlement made between him and the Church in England. (S) UKNA.

Bef. 8/19/1214, Roger died; buried at Wigmore, Hereford, England.


10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.

2/25/1217, Rex dilecte sibi Isabelle de Mortuo Mari, salutem. (S) CPRs.

8/13/1218, at Oxford, Isabella de Mortimer gave the king surety by Hugh de Mortimer , Phillip d'Aubigny and Payn de Chaworth , that she will come to the Exchequer in the octaves of Michaelmas to satisfy the king of all that she might owe of the debt that she owes for the fines which she had made with King John, the king’s father. (S) FRsHIII.

1/1219, Pledges of Isabella de Mortimer to come to the Exchequer … to hear the sum of her debt to King John , father of King Henry, …, which King John assigned to Falkes de Bréauté. (S) FRsHIII.

Isabella married 2nd widower Peter Fitz Herbert. [No children]

1/4/1225, Order to the sheriff of Rutland to place in respite the demand of 15 m. that he makes … from Peter fitz Herbert for the debt of Henry de Ferrers. (S) FRsHIII.

4/12/1225, Order to the barons of the Exchequer to place in respite the demand for 15 m. that they make from Peter fitzHerbert and Isabella, his wife, for the debt of Henry de Ferrers, brother of the same Isabella … (S) FRsHIII.

Bef. 6/6/1235, Peter died. (S) FRsHIII.

1235, Isabel did fealty and had livery of the manor of Lechlade, Gloucester, and other lands.

6/24/1250, “Dominum Willelmum de Bello Campo, vicecomitem Wygorn et Isabellam uxorem eius” granted “totam terram suam … in Uplodecoumbe” to “dominam Isabellam de Mortuo Mare.” (S) FMG.

Bef. 1252, Isabel built the chapel attached to the Hospital of St. John of Lechlade where she became a nun: Isabella … filia domini de Ferrers de Lechlade.

Bef. 4/29/1252, Isabel died.

Family notes:

·         Undated: “Rogerus de Mortuomari … et dominæ Isabellæ uxoris meæ” donated property to Kington St Michael, witnessed by “Philippo de Mortuomari”. (S) FMG.

Children of Roger and Isabel:

i. Hugh de Mortimer, born ? in England. [Heir]

7/3/1221, Order to cause that demand he makes by summons of the Exchequer from Hugh de Mortimer for 510m.  and two 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. (S) FRsHIII.

1227, Hugh died, his brother Ralph his heir.

ii. Ralph de Mortimer (9994864), born ~1190 in England.

iii. Robert de Mortimer (9994928), born ~1192 in England.

iv. Joan de Mortimer, born ~1210 in England.

Joan married Walcheline, s/o 60848480. Baron Walter de Beauchamp & 60848481. Bertha de Breuse.

1235, Walcheline died.

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