Birth2 Feb 1285, Ludlow, Shropshire, England94334,94335,94336,94337,94338
Birth Memo/1286
Death19 Oct 1356, England94339,94340,94341,94342,94343,94344
Burialaft 19 Oct 1356, Wigmore Abbey, Herefordshire Unitary Authority, Herefordshire, England94345
Alias/AKADe Joinville94346
FatherPeter or Piers De Geneville (1258-<1292)
MotherJoan de Brun or De Lusignan (1262-<1323)
Birthabt 29 Apr 1286, Wigmore, Hereford, England94299,94300,94301,94302,94303,94304
Birth Memo28 Apr 1287? abt 12 Apr 1286? 25 Apr or 3 May 1287?
Residenceca 1300, Wigmore, Hereford, England94305
Death26 Nov 1330, Smithfield, London, England94306,94307,94308,94309,94310,94311,94312
Death Memoor 29 Nov at Tyburn, Staffordshire, England? taken prisoner at Nottingham, convicted of treason, & was hung at Smithfield in London; his body left on the gallows for two days
Burialaft 26 Nov 1330, Grey Friars, London, England94307,94313,94314
Burial Memolater removed to Wigmore Abbey, Wigmore, Herefordshire, England
FatherEdmund Mortimer (1252-1304)
MotherMargaret De Fiennes (ca1258-1333)
Misc. Notes
Hanged by King Edward III47955

Pg 243 Roger Mortimer, Lord Mortimer De Wigmore. knighted 22 May 1306; Bearer of the vestments at the Coronation of Edward II 25 Feb 130813598

Pg 12 Roger de Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, Baron of Wigmore, co Hereford (descendant of Charlemagne)13599
Pg 284 While on a diplomatic mission in 1325 to Paris involving the dispute over Edward's French lands, she (Isabelle de France) became the mistress of Roger Mortimer, an exiled baronial opponent of Edward. In 1326 Isabelle & Roger invaded England, executed the Despensers, and deposed Edward on 7 Jan 1327 in favour of his son Edward.

Pg 7 line 12, Sir Roger de Mortimer (147-5), Earl of March13600

Pg 32 Line 27, 31. Sir Roger de Mortimer, 8th Baron Mortimer of Wigmore; cr. Earl of March, Oct 132820806

Pg 215-216 Chap 2,13601
27. Roger de Mortimer, who had co. Meath in Ireland.2 In 1308 Roger and his wife (heiress of co Meath) went to Ireland and took seisin of her lands there. In 1316 he was defeated by Edward Bruce in Ireland, but was appointed by Edward III LordLieutenant of Ireland; Walter de Lacy and his 3 bros. In 1318 he was recalled to England; and, in the dispute between the King and the Despensers on the one hand, and Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, on the other. Mortimer seems to have tried to keep a middle course.
In 1320, in a private war in S Wales between the Earl of Hereford and the elder Hugh Despenser, Roger and his Uncle Roger Mortimer of Chirk took sides with Hereford; the King summoned Roger and Hereford, but they refused to come because the younger Hugh Despenser was with the King. In 1321 Lancaster and the “Good Peers” marched on London; the King yielded, the Despensers were banished, and the Mortimers received a formal pardon. Later, after an altercation over Leeds Castle (see FitzGerald 25), the Mortimers, being disappointed at receiving no help from the Earl of Lancaster, surrendered to the King and were sent to the Tower. When Lancaster was overthrown in 1322, the Despensers returned to power, the Mortimers were tried and condemned to death, but the sentence was commuted to perpetual imprisonment. Two years later, in Aug 1324, Roger escaped from the Tower; the guards having been drugged; and, crossing the Thames, rode to Dover and embarked to France where he was welcomed by Charles IV. In 1325 Edward's Queen Isabel, sister of Charles IV, crossed over to France and was later joined by her son Prince Edward. Mortimer became her lover as well as her adviser, and at the end of the year they went to Flanders where Prince Edward was betrothed to Philippa of Hainault, and men and money were raised for an attack on England. On 9-24-1326 the Queen, with Mortimer, landed near Ipswich, and were joined by Henry (brother of Thomas), Earl of Lancaster and other enemies of the Despensers. In Oct the elder Despenser was captured, tried by Lancaster and Mortimer and hanged forthwith. On Nov 16 the King, the younger Despenser, and Edmund FitzAlan, Earl of Arundel were captured. The next day Mortimer ordered the execution of Arundel and on Nov 24 he and Lancaster and Kent condemned the younger Despenser and hanged him on a gallows 50 feet high. After Parliament deposed Edward II and made his son, age 14, King. Roger as the Queen's paramour, ruled England; and Edward II was killed.
Enriched by the lands of Arundel and the Despensers, Mortimer was created Earl of March in 1328 (March is from Old English mearc, boundary, in this case between England and Wales), and never ceased to add to his possessions. But Edward III, who had long chaffed at the restraints imposed on him, secretly headed a conspiracy to get rid of the tyrant. The governor of Nottingham Castle, where Isabel, Mortimer and the King lodged, revealed to William de Montagu, Earl of Salisbury a secret passage whereby Mortimer's Welsh guards could be evaded. Mortimer was overpowered and arrested by order of the King, in spite of the Queen-mother's appeal. “Beal fitz, beal fitz, eiez pittie de gentil Mortymer.” He was taken to London, impeached and condemned by Parliament, and all his lands and honors forfeited. On 29 Nov 1330 (age 43) he was hanged at Tyburn and his body left on the gallows for 2 days.

Pg 74 Sir Roger De Mortimer, Baron Mortimer of Wigmore; created Earl of March, Oct 1328. (2) VIII, 433-442, IX, 28447952

Image131 Pg130 Roger Mortimer, Earl of March47954
Marriagebef 6 Oct 130594347,94292,94348,94294,94295
Marr Memobef 1306 - 2 children born 1305? bef 1308?
ChildrenMargaret (1305-1337)
 Edmund (1305-1331)
 Maud (ca1307-)
 Katherine (1309->1369)
 Blanche (1310-)
 Joan (ca1310->1337)
 Agnes (ca1312-)
Last Modified 4 Apr 2015Created 31 Jan 2017 using Reunion 11 by Chris Dunmore