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Robert de Mortimer

Male - Bef 1219


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  • Name Robert de Mortimer 
    Born of Richard's Castle, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 3 Jul 1219  [1, 2
    Alternate death Bef 5 Jul 1219  [3
    Person ID I1234  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestors of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father Robert de Mortimer,   b. of Woodham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1321  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret de Say,   b. of Richard's Castle, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 29 Sep 1242 
    Married Bef Jun 1211  [1, 2, 4
    Children 
    +1. Hugh de Mortimer,   b. Abt 1219, of Richard's Castle, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1274  (Age ~ 55 years)
    Last Modified 16 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F114  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Robert de Mortimer was son of Robert de Mortimer of Essex. It was either the father or the son after his father's death, the date of which is not known, who took part in the third Crusade, perhaps in personal attendance on Richard I. From 1200 onwards the son appears to have been frequently at court In 1203 he was excused scutage on Woodham and Amberden, probably in consideration of personal service; and in May 1206 had a grant of land in East Ham, Essex. From the time of his marriage (in 1210), by which he acquired the barony of Burford and Richard's Castle, he was active in the duties of a Lord Marcher, and in that year was in the King's service in Ireland. In 1213 he made an offer to serve the King with 10 knights, of whom he himself should be one, if the King would acquit him of the fine for having his wife. The same year he was one of the commissioners to inquire in Herefordshire as to the losses sustained by the clergy owing to the King's quarrel with the Church. In 1214 and 1215 he was again abroad with the King, to whom he remained loyal throughout the differences with the barons. About this time he and his wife were in some way disturbed in possession of her inheritance. He was at Hereford with King John in July 1216. He took part in the Council called at Bristol within a month of that King's death, and was active in assisting the return of the 'perverse' to their allegiance in the early days of Henry III. The last order issued to him, of which there is record, was on 26 January 1218/9, when he was required to assist the sheriff of Hereford in taking the castles of Grosmont, &c., from Reynold de Braose. He was still living in Easter term 1219, when he pledged himself to discharge the scutage due on Richard's Castle." [Complete Peerage]

  • Sources 
    1. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013.

    2. [S789] The Wallop Family and Their Ancestry, by Vernon James Watney. Oxford, 1928., year only.

    3. [S1016] Medieval English Ancestors of Robert Abell by Carl Boyer III. Santa Clarita, California, 2001.

    4. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant. Full citation details here., "in 1210".