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Roger Mortimer

Male 1374 - 1398  (24 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Roger Mortimer was born on 11 Apr 1374 in Usk, Monmouthshire, Wales (son of Edmund Mortimer and Philippe of Clarence); died on 20 Jul 1398 in Kells, Meath, Ireland; was buried in Wigmore Abbey, Herefordshire, England.

    Notes:

    Earl of March.

    Roger married Eleanor Holland about 7 Oct 1388. Eleanor (daughter of Thomas de Holland and Alice Fitz Alan) died in Oct 1405. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Anne de Mortimer was born on 27 Dec 1390; died in Sep 1411; was buried in Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, England.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Edmund Mortimer was born on 1 Feb 1352 in Llangoed in Llyswen, Breconshire, Wales (son of Roger de Mortimer and Philippe de Montagu); died on 27 Dec 1381 in Dominican Friary, Cork, Ireland; was buried in Wigmore Abbey, Herefordshire, England.

    Notes:

    Earl of March. Earl of Ulster.

    From Wikipeia:

    An infant at the death of his father, Edmund, as a ward of the crown, was placed by Edward III of England under the care of William of Wykeham and Richard Fitzalan, 10th Earl of Arundel.

    The position of the young earl, powerful on account of his possessions and hereditary influence in the Welsh marches, was rendered still more important by his marriage on 24 August 1369 at the age of 17 to the 14-year-old Philippa, the only child of the late Lionel of Antwerp, Duke of Clarence, the second son of Edward III.

    Lionel's late wife, Elizabeth, had been daughter and heiress of William Donn de Burgh, 3rd Earl of Ulster, and Lionel had himself been created Earl of Ulster before his marriage. Edmund inherited the title Earl of Ulster on Lionel's death.

    Therefore, the Earl of March not only represented one of the chief Anglo-Norman lordships in Ireland in right of his wife Philippa, but Philippa's line was also the second most senior line of descent in the succession to the crown, after Edward, the Black Prince and his son, King Richard II of England. John of Gaunt, younger brother of Prince Edward, had become the 1st Duke of Lancaster and thus the source of the House of Lancaster's claim to the throne.

    This marriage had, therefore, far-reaching consequences in English history, ultimately giving rise to the claim of the House of York to the crown of England contested in the Wars of the Roses between the Yorks and the Lancasters; Edward IV being descended from the second adult son of Edward III as great-great-grandson of Philippa, countess of March, and in the male line from Edmund of Langley, the first Duke of York and the fourth adult son of Edward III.

    Edmund Mortimer's son Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March would become heir presumptive to the English crown during the reign of Richard II.

    Mortimer, now styled Earl of March and Ulster, became Marshal of England in 1369, and was employed in various diplomatic missions during the next following years. He was a member of the committee appointed by the Peers to confer with the Commons in 1373 - the first instance of such a joint conference since the institution of representative parliaments on the question of granting supplies for John of Gaunt's war in France.

    He participated in the opposition to Edward III and the court party, which grew in strength towards the end of the reign, taking the popular side and being prominent in the Good Parliament of 1376 among the lords who supported the Prince of Wales and opposed the Court Party and John of Gaunt. The Speaker of the House of Commons in this parliament was March's steward, Peter de la Mare, (1294-1387 of Little Hereford, Hereford), who firmly withstood John of Gaunt in stating the grievances of the Commons, in supporting the impeachment of several high court officials, and in procuring the banishment of the king's mistress, Alice Perrers. March was a member of the administrative council appointed by the same parliament after the death of Edward, the Black Prince to attend the king and advise him in all public affairs.

    Following the end of the Good Parliament its acts were reversed by John of Gaunt, March's steward was jailed, and March himself was ordered to inspect Calais and other remote royal castles as part of his duty as Marshal of England. March chose instead to resign the post.

    On the accession of Richard II, a minor, in 1377, the Earl became a member of the standing council of government; though as husband of the heir-presumptive to the crown he wisely abstained from claiming any actual administrative office. The richest and most powerful person in the realm was, however, the king's uncle John of Gaunt, whose jealousy led March to accept the office of Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in 1379. March succeeded in asserting his authority in eastern Ulster, but failed to subdue the O'Neills farther west. Proceeding to Munster to put down the turbulent southern chieftains, March was killed at Cork on 27 December 1381. He was buried in Wigmore Abbey, of which he had been a benefactor, and where his wife Philippa was also interred.

    Edmund married Philippe of Clarence about May 1368 in Reading, Berkshire, England. Philippe (daughter of Lionel of Antwerp and Elizabeth de Burgh) was born on 16 Aug 1355 in Eltham, Kent, England; died before 8 Jan 1378; was buried in Wigmore Abbey, Herefordshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Philippe of Clarence was born on 16 Aug 1355 in Eltham, Kent, England (daughter of Lionel of Antwerp and Elizabeth de Burgh); died before 8 Jan 1378; was buried in Wigmore Abbey, Herefordshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: Eltham, Kent, England
    • Alternate death: Between 21 Nov 1378 and 9 Feb 1381

    Notes:

    Countess of Ulster.

    Children:
    1. Elizabeth Mortimer was born on 12 Feb 1371 in Usk, Monmouthshire, Wales; died on 20 Apr 1417.
    2. 1. Roger Mortimer was born on 11 Apr 1374 in Usk, Monmouthshire, Wales; died on 20 Jul 1398 in Kells, Meath, Ireland; was buried in Wigmore Abbey, Herefordshire, England.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Roger de Mortimer was born on 11 Nov 1328 in Ludlow, Shropshire, England (son of Edmund de Mortimer and Elizabeth de Badlesmere); died on 26 Feb 1360 in Rouvray, Côte d'Or, Burgundy, France; was buried in Wigmore Abbey, Herefordshire, England.

    Notes:

    Marshal of England. Warden of the Cinque Ports. Fought at Crécy in the first division, with the Prince of Wales. Founder knight of the Order of the Garter. Summoned to Parliament by writ in 1348. In 1354 he obtained a reversal of the sentence against his grandfather, Roger de Mortimer, and was restored to the title of Earl of March and to all of his grandfather's estates which had been forfeited to the Crown. In the following year he was summoned to Parliament by writ as Earl of March. In October 1359 he accompanied Edward III on his unsuccessful invasion of France. He was appointed Constable of the Host and rode at its head. Thereafter he was with Edward in Burgundy, where he died suddenly in February 1360.

    Roger married Philippe de Montagu. Philippe (daughter of William de Montagu and Katherine de Grandison) died on 5 Jan 1382; was buried in Austin Priory, Bisham, Berkshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Philippe de Montagu (daughter of William de Montagu and Katherine de Grandison); died on 5 Jan 1382; was buried in Austin Priory, Bisham, Berkshire, England.
    Children:
    1. 2. Edmund Mortimer was born on 1 Feb 1352 in Llangoed in Llyswen, Breconshire, Wales; died on 27 Dec 1381 in Dominican Friary, Cork, Ireland; was buried in Wigmore Abbey, Herefordshire, England.

  3. 6.  Lionel of Antwerp was born on 29 Nov 1338 in Antwerp, Brabant, Flanders (son of Edward III, King of England and Philippa of Hainault, Queen Consort of England); died on 17 Oct 1368 in Alba, Piedmont, Italy; was buried in Austin Friars, Clare, Suffolk, England.

    Notes:

    Duke of Clarence. In right of his wife, Earl of Ulster. Chief Governor of Ireland.

    Lionel married Elizabeth de Burgh on 15 Aug 1342 in Tower of London, London, England. Elizabeth (daughter of William de Burgh and Maud of Lancaster) was born on 6 Jul 1332 in Carrickfergus Castle, Ireland; died on 10 Dec 1363 in Dublin, Ireland; was buried in Austin Friars, Clare, Suffolk, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Elizabeth de Burgh was born on 6 Jul 1332 in Carrickfergus Castle, Ireland (daughter of William de Burgh and Maud of Lancaster); died on 10 Dec 1363 in Dublin, Ireland; was buried in Austin Friars, Clare, Suffolk, England.

    Notes:

    Countess of Ulster.

    The earliest surviving record in which Geoffrey Chaucer is named is a 1357 entry in the account book of her household, in which Chaucer is the recipient of clothing and a small gift "for neccessaries at Christmas." He appears to have been one of her retainers, possibly a page, and was connected with her household until at least 1360. When Prince Lionel came of age in 1359, her household and his merged and Chaucer became one of his retainers.

    Children:
    1. 3. Philippe of Clarence was born on 16 Aug 1355 in Eltham, Kent, England; died before 8 Jan 1378; was buried in Wigmore Abbey, Herefordshire, England.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Edmund de Mortimer was born between 1305 and 1306 in of Wigmore, Herefordshire, England (son of Roger de Mortimer and Joan de Geneville); died before 21 Jan 1332 in Stanton Lacy, Shropshire, England.

    Notes:

    Knighted at the coronation of Edward III, 1 Feb 1327. Summoned to Parliament by writ, 20 Nov 1331. Also in 1331, the king restored to him certain of his father's lands, but as the attainder of his father was not reversed in his lifetime, he was never Earl of March.

    Edmund married Elizabeth de Badlesmere on 27 Jun 1316 in Ernwood in Kinlet, Shropshire, England. Elizabeth (daughter of Bartholomew de Badlesmere and Margaret de Clare) was born about 1313; died on 8 Jun 1356 in Rochford, Essex, England; was buried in Black Friars, Holborn, London, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Elizabeth de Badlesmere was born about 1313 (daughter of Bartholomew de Badlesmere and Margaret de Clare); died on 8 Jun 1356 in Rochford, Essex, England; was buried in Black Friars, Holborn, London, England.
    Children:
    1. 4. Roger de Mortimer was born on 11 Nov 1328 in Ludlow, Shropshire, England; died on 26 Feb 1360 in Rouvray, Côte d'Or, Burgundy, France; was buried in Wigmore Abbey, Herefordshire, England.

  3. 10.  William de Montagu was born between 1302 and 1303 in of Shepton Montague, Somerset, England (son of William de Montagu and Elizabeth de Montfort); died on 30 Jan 1344.

    Notes:

    1st Earl of Salisbury. He was the leader of the party that seized Roger de Mortimer at Nottingham Castle on the night of 19 Oct 1330. He died of injuries sustained at a tournament at Windsor.

    William married Katherine de Grandison before 1328. Katherine (daughter of William de Grandison and Sibyl de Tregoz) died on 23 Apr 1349. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Katherine de Grandison (daughter of William de Grandison and Sibyl de Tregoz); died on 23 Apr 1349.
    Children:
    1. 5. Philippe de Montagu died on 5 Jan 1382; was buried in Austin Priory, Bisham, Berkshire, England.
    2. Sybil Montagu
    3. John de Montagu was born about 1329 in of Wark-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, England; died on 25 Feb 1390; was buried in Lady Chapel, Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire, England.

  5. 12.  Edward III, King of England was born on 13 Nov 1312 in Windsor, Berkshire, England (son of Edward II, King of England and Isabella of France, Queen Consort of England); died on 21 Jun 1377 in Sheen Palace, Richmond, England; was buried in Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England.

    Edward married Philippa of Hainault, Queen Consort of England on 24 Jan 1328 in York Cathedral, York, Yorkshire, England. Philippa (daughter of William III of Hainault and Jeanne de Valois) was born about 1314; died on 15 Aug 1359 in Windsor, Berkshire, England; was buried in Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Philippa of Hainault, Queen Consort of England was born about 1314 (daughter of William III of Hainault and Jeanne de Valois); died on 15 Aug 1359 in Windsor, Berkshire, England; was buried in Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England.
    Children:
    1. Edward of Woodstock was born on 15 Jun 1330 in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England; died on 8 Jun 1376 in Westminster Palace, Westminster, Middlesex, England.
    2. 6. Lionel of Antwerp was born on 29 Nov 1338 in Antwerp, Brabant, Flanders; died on 17 Oct 1368 in Alba, Piedmont, Italy; was buried in Austin Friars, Clare, Suffolk, England.
    3. John of Gaunt was born in Mar 1340 in Ghent, Flanders; died on 3 Feb 1399 in Leicester Castle, Leicester, Leicestershire, England; was buried in St. Paul's Cathedral, London, England.
    4. Edmund of Langley was born on 5 Jun 1341 in Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, England; died on 1 Aug 1402 in Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, England; was buried in Church of the Dominicans, Langley, Hertfordshire, England.
    5. Thomas of Woodstock was born on 7 Jan 1355 in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England; died on 8 Sep 1397 in Calais, France; was buried in Confessor's Chapel, Westminster Abbey, London, England.

  7. 14.  William de Burgh was born on 17 Sep 1312 (son of John de Burgh and Elizabeth de Clare); died on 6 Jun 1333 in Le Ford (now Belfast), Ireland.

    Notes:

    Summoned to Parliament from 10 Dec 1327 tp 15 Jun 1328 by writs directed Willelmo de Burgh. Murdered at Le Ford (now Belfast) by Richard de Mandeville, John de Logan, and others.

    William married Maud of Lancaster before 16 Nov 1327. Maud (daughter of Henry of Lancaster and Maud de Chaworth) died on 5 May 1377. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Maud of Lancaster (daughter of Henry of Lancaster and Maud de Chaworth); died on 5 May 1377.
    Children:
    1. 7. Elizabeth de Burgh was born on 6 Jul 1332 in Carrickfergus Castle, Ireland; died on 10 Dec 1363 in Dublin, Ireland; was buried in Austin Friars, Clare, Suffolk, England.