Roger DE MORTIMER, 1st earl of March

Male 1287 - 1330  (43 years)


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  • Name Roger DE MORTIMER, 1st earl of March 
    Suffix 1st earl of March 
    Born 1287 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Nov 1330 
    Notes 
    • From "The Mortimer Family of Wigmore: An outline lineage" by Ian Mortimer, Version 3.0, 16 June 2016:
      "Roger Mortimer (1287-1330), 1st earl of March. His lands were granted to Piers Gaveston but he bought control of them for 2,500 marks. He was knighted in 1306 alongside the future Edward II. By far the most famous member of the family, he was both king’s lieutenant and justiciar of Ireland, but rebelled against Edward II, was imprisoned in the Tower, escaped, fled to France, began a relationship with Queen Isabella in her exile, returned with an invading army and overthrew Edward II, forcing his deposition. He was created earl of March in 1328 but, having facilitated the death of the earl of Kent, was arrested in October 1330 and hanged for treason the following month at Tyburn. His body was buried in a Franciscan church, either in Shrewsbury or
      more probably in Coventry. He married in 1301 Joan de Geneville (1286-1356), granddaughter and heiress of Geoffrey de Geneville (c. 1226-1314), lord of Trim in Ireland; he had at least twelve children by her."
    Person ID I12343  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2018 

    Father Edmund MORTIMER, Lord of Wigmore,   b. Bef 1251,   d. 17 Jul 1304, Wigmore Castle, Wigmore, Leominster, Hereford, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Marguerite DE FIENNES,   d. Feb 1334 
    Family ID F4245  Group Sheet

    Family Joan DE GENEVILLE, 2nd Baroness Geneville, Countess of March,   b. 2 Feb 1286,   d. 19 Oct 1356  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 1301 
    Children 
     1. Edmund MORTIMER, Lord Mortimer,   d. 1331
     2. Margaret MORTIMER, Baroness Berkeley,   b. 2 May 1304,   d. 5 May 1337  (Age 33 years)
     3. Roger MORTIMER,   d. 1327x28
     4. Maud MORTIMER,   b. fl. 1319,   d. 1345  (Age ~ 26 years)
     5. Geoffrey MORTIMER, Lord of Couhé, France,   d. 1372x76
     6. John MORTIMER,   d. 1328
     7. Joan MORTIMER,   b. fl. 1324,   d. 1337  (Age ~ 13 years)
     8. Isabella MORTIMER,   b. fl. 1324,   d. 1327  (Age ~ 3 years)
     9. Katherine MORTIMER,   b. 1314,   d. 4 Aug 1369  (Age 55 years)
     10. Lady Agnes MORTIMER,   b. 1317,   d. 25 Jul 1368  (Age 51 years)
     11. Beatrice MORTIMER,   d. 1383
     12. Blanche MORTIMER,   d. 1347
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F15221  Group Sheet