Cleek, Dunmore, Gum, Hill Stephenson, Suit Family - Person Sheet
Cleek, Dunmore, Gum, Hill Stephenson, Suit Family - Person Sheet
Birth2 Feb 1285, Ludlow, Shropshire Unitary Authority, Shropshire, England114960,114961,114962,114963,114964,114965
Death19 Oct 1356, England114966,114967,114968,114969,114970,114971,114972,114973
Burialaft 19 Oct 1356, Wigmore Abbey, Herefordshire Unitary Authority, Herefordshire, England114974
Alias/AKADe Joinville114975
MotherJoan De Lusignan de Brun (1262-<1323)
Birthabt 29 Apr 1286, Wigmore, Herefordshire Unitary Authority, Herefordshire, England114883,114884,114885,114886,114887,114888,114889,114890,114891,114892
Memo28 Apr 1287? abt 12 Apr 1286? 25 Apr or 3 May 1287?
Residenceca 1300, Wigmore, Hereford, England114893
Death29 Nov 1330, London, City of London, Greater London, England114894,114895,114896,114897,114898,114899,114900,114901,114902,114903,114904,114905
Memo26 Nov 1330 or hanged 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 29 Nov 1330, Greyfriars Coventry, Coventry, Metropolitan Borough of Coventry, West Midlands, England114895,114906,114907,114908,114909
MemoNov 1331 removed to Wigmore Abbey, Wigmore, Herefordshire, England
FatherEdmund Mortimer (1252-1304)
MotherLady Margaret De Fiennes (ca1260-1333)
Misc. Notes
Hanged by King Edward III54766

Pg 243 Roger Mortimer, Lord Mortimer De Wigmore. knighted 22 May 1306; Bearer of the vestments at the Coronation of Edward II 25 Feb 130817286

Pg 12 Roger de Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, Baron of Wigmore, co Hereford (descendant of Charlemagne)17287
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 March17288

Pg 32 Line 27, 31. Sir Roger de Mortimer, 8th Baron Mortimer of Wigmore; cr. Earl of March, Oct 132825284

Pg 215-216 Chap 2,17289
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, 28454763

Vol 13 Image1050of1376 Pg 1033 Roger de Mortimer IV, eighth Baron of Wigmore and first Earl of March. He was still underage when he succeeded his father, Edmund Mortimer and Edward I put him under the wardship of Peter Galveston, then in favor as a chief friend of Edward, prince of Wales. Mortimer redeemed himself from Gaveston by paying a fine of 2500 marks and thereby obtained the right of marrying freely whomsoever he would (Monasticon vi 351)17290
Vol 13 Image1058of1376 Pg 1041 Roger de Mortimer V during lifetime of his famous grandfather Roger Mortimer IV, first earl of March
Vol 14 Image265of1384 Pg 248 Roger Mortimer, first earl of March
Vol 20 Image234of1403 Pg 218 Roger Mortimer, first Earl of March
Vol 22 Image917of1511 Pg 909 Roger de Mortimer (IV), with Baron of Wigmore and first Earl of March, knighted 1306, became Earl of March 1328

Image131 Pg130 Roger Mortimer, Earl of March54765

Appendix Pg 1168 Roger Mortimer, 4th earl of March84586

Pg 188 Roger de Mortimer, 1st Earl of March17292
Pg 215 Roger de Mortimer, 1st Earl of March
Pg 232 Roger de Mortimer, 1st Earl of March

Pg 239 Sir Roger de Mortimer, Earl of March, 8th Baron Wigmore17701
Marriagebef 6 Oct 1305114976,114867,114977,114869,114870,114882
Marr Memobef 1306 - 2 children born 1305? bef 1308?
ChildrenMargaret (1305-1337)
 Edmund (1305-1331)
 Maud (ca1307-)
 Katherine (1314-1369)
 Blanche (1310-)
 Joan (ca1310->1337)
 Agnes (ca1312-1368)
 Roger (ca1314-)
 Geoffrey (ca1316-)
 John (ca1320-)
 Beatrice (ca1322-)
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