Roger MORTIMER

Male fl 1171 - 1214  (~ 43 years)


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  • Name Roger MORTIMER 
    Born fl 1171 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1214 
    Notes 
    • ”ROGER de Mortimer, son of HUGH de Mortimer & his wife Maud Meschin of Skipton-in-Craven [Chester] (-24 Jun 1215 or before 19 Aug 1214, bur Wigmore). "H. de Mortuomari" donated the church of Vatterville to Saint-Victor-en-Caux by charter dated to after 1179, witnessed by "Hugone filio meo, Rogero filio meo…Willelmo fratre meo, Willelmo nepote meo…Reginaldo de Vassunvilla…"[274]. An Anglo-Norman history of the foundation of Wigmore abbey records the death of "Sir Hugh de Mortimer" and succession of his son Roger who "was held in the king´s keeping for the death of one named Cadwallan" but later released. A manuscript narrating the foundation of Wigmore Abbey records that “filium suum Rogerum [ex Matilda filia Willielmi Longespeye]” succeeded on the death of his father Hugh. “Rogerus de Mortuomari…et dominæ Isabellæ uxoris meæ” donated property to Kington St Michael by undated charter, witnessed by “Philippo de Mortuomari…” "Rogerus de Mortuomari" donated "terram Sancte-Columbe" to Saint-Victor-en-Caux by undated charter, witnessed by "Roberto filio meo…"[278]. "…Rogerio de Mortuo Mari…" subscribed the charter dated to [1182/89] under which Henry II King of England confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Barbery. The Red Book of the Exchequer, listing scutage payments in [1194/95], records "Rogerus de Mortumer" among those granted delayed payment "per brevia" in Lincolnshire and in Berkshire. The Red Book of the Exchequer records "Rogerus de Mortuo Mari" holding "Sorendene per i feodum" in Wiltshire in [1210/12]. The Testa de Nevill lists knights who held land in Gloucestershire, dated to [1211/13]: "Rogerus de Mortuo Mari" held "Lechelad et Langeleg de hereditate uxoris sue". A manuscript narrating the foundation of Wigmore Abbey records the death “VIII Kal Jul 1215” of “domini Rogeri”.
      “[m firstly MILLICENT, daughter of WILLIAM de Ferrers Earl of Derby & his wife Sibyl ---. A manuscript narrating the foundation of Wigmore Abbey records that “Milesaunt filia --- comitis Derbeyæ” was the first wife of “domini Rogeri”. This has not been corroborated from other primary sources, but, if it is correct, her father must have been William 3rd Earl of Derby. Eyton suggests that there may have been confusion in the source with Melisende, wife of Roger´s paternal great-grandfather Ralph Mortimer, and with Roger´s known wife Isabel who was also Ferrers.]
      “m [secondly] as her first husband, ISABEL de Ferrers, daughter of WALKELIN de Ferrers & his wife --- (-before 29 Apr 1252, bur Lechlade). A manuscript narrating the foundation of Wigmore Abbey records that “Isabella…filia domini de Ferrers dde Lechlade” was the second wife of “domini Rogeri”, adding that she became a nun “apud Lechelade” and was buried there[286]. "Ysabell de Mortuomar" paid a fine for "seisina manerioris de Lichelad et de Langebg q fuerunt Hug de Ferr fratris sui de dono Walkeln patris eorum" in Gloucestershire, dated 1204[287]. The Testa de Nevill lists knights who held land in Gloucestershire, dated to [1211/13]: "Rogerus de Mortuo Mari" held "Lechelad et Langeleg de hereditate uxoris sue"[288]. “Rogerus de Mortuomari…et dominæ Isabellæ uxoris meæ” donated property to Kington St Michael by undated charter, witnessed by “Philippo de Mortuomari…”. She married secondly as his second wife, Piers FitzHerbert of Blaen Llyfni. An order dated [Apr] 1225 delayed repayment from "Peter fitz Herbert and Isabella his wife" of a "debt of Henry de Ferrers brother of the same Isabella"[290]. "Dominum Willelmum de Bello Campo, vicecomitem Wygorn et Isabellam uxorem eius" granted "totam terram suam…in Uplodecoumbe" to "dominam Isabellam de Mortuo Mare" by charter dated [24 Jun 1250], witnessed by "…domino Jacobo de Bello Campo…". ”


      From "The Mortimer Family of Wigmore: An outline lineage" by Ian Mortimer, Version 3.0, 16 June 2016:
      "Roger Mortimer (fl. 1171, d. 1214), lord of Wigmore. He was in prison at the time of his father’s death or resignation in 1181 and perhaps not released until the following year. In 1191 he fell foul of Richard I’s justiciar, William de Longchamp, who temporarily confiscated Wigmore and exiled him for a short period. After the fall of Normandy in 1204 he took a leading part in the king’s attempt to regain the duchy but was captured and had to be ransomed. He died in 1214 and was buried in Wigmore Abbey. According
      to Fundatorum Historia, he married twice, firstly to Millicent, daughter of the earl of Derby, and secondly to Isabella de Ferrers. This marriage history is not entirely clear – not least because the de Ferrers family were the earls of Derby. By his wives he had at least four sons and a daughter:
      1. Robert Mortimer (d. pre-1214).
      2. Hugh Mortimer (d. 1227), lord of Wigmore. He married Alice or Alianore de Briouze but died without issue. He was killed in a tournament in November 1227 and buried in Wigmore Abbey. His wife became a recluse after his death.
      3. Ralph Mortimer (d. 1246), q.v.
      4. Philip Mortimer (fl. 1244).
      5. Joan Mortimer (d. 1225), who married Walter de Beauchamp of Elmley, Worcestershire, according to the Annals of Worcester.
      His widow Isabella survived him by many years, being buried in 1252 in the chapel she built in her ancestors’ hospital at Lechlade." [1]
    Person ID I3597  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2018 

    Father Hugh DE MORTIMER, Lord of Wigmore,   b. fl 1127,   d. 1181  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Mother Matilda or Maud DE RUMILLY 
    Family ID F4614  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Millicent DE FERRERS 
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F1670  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Millicent DE FERRERS 
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F4247  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Isabel, de Ferrers,   bur. 1252 
    Children 
     1. Robert MORTIMER,   d. Bef 1214
     2. Hugh MORTIMER, Lord of Wigmore,   d. 1227
    +3. Ralph MORTIMER, of Wigmore,   d. 6 Aug 1246
     4. Philip DE MORTIMER,   b. fl. 1244
     5. Joan DE MORTIMER,   d. 1225
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F4610  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S87] Foundation for Medieval Genealogy., Foundation for Medieval Genealogy Trustees..