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Female - Bef 1308

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  • Name Maud  
    Gender Female 
    Died Bef 15 Feb 1308  [1
    Person ID I27926  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2020 

    Family Hugh de Mortimer,   b. Abt 1275, of Richard's Castle, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 5 Aug 1304  (Age ~ 29 years) 
    Married 1290  [1
    +1. Joan de Mortimer
    +2. Margaret de Mortimer,   b. Abt 14 Sep 1295,   d. Bef 25 Dec 1345  (Age ~ 50 years)
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F16665  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • She was a kinswoman of Queen Eleanor of Castile, first wife of Edward I, but the exact relationship, along with her parentage, is unknown.

      After the death of her husband Hugh de Mortimer, she was accused, apparently correctly, of having poisoned him. She was also accused of having sent men to kill Hugh de Kyngsmede. Prince Edward, the future Edward II, sent a letter to Adam de Kyngsmede rebuking him for making these accusations. He also wrote to two of his mother's cousins, Joan de Fiennes (wife of John Wake) and Margaret de Fiennes (wife of Edmund de Mortimer), asking their help in defending Maud. This last detail has prompted Douglas Richardson to speculate that perhaps Maud's relationship to Queen Eleanor entails some connection to the Fiennes family, possibly via the de la Plaunches.

      A pardon was obtained for Maud in Sep 1305 and she was released from the Tower of London. In Dec 1306, her chamberlain, William de Billebury, received a pardon absolving him of outlawry in the matter of the death of Hugh de Mortimer.

  • Sources 
    1. [S142] Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Salt Lake City, 2013.