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  • Name MORTIMER, Roger de 
    Prefix Lord 
    Born 22 May 1158  Wigmore Castle, Ludlow, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 1185  Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Jun 1214  Hereford, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Aug 1214  Wigmore Abbey, Wigmore, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WAC 29 Apr 1926  LOGAN Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
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    Family ID F16166  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 FERRERS, Elizabeth de ,   b. 21 Feb 1166, Oakham Hall, Rutlandshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 29 Apr 1252, Lechlade, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 86 years) 
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F16165  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 DE FERRERS, Isabel Millicent ,   b. 21 Feb 1166, Wigmore, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1252, Wigmore, Hertsfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 1185  Rutlandshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 6, 7
    Notes 
    • ~SEALING_SPOUSE: Also shown as SealSp 22 Jun 1961, ARIZO.

      ~SEALING_SPOUSE: Also shown as SealSp 27 Jun 1992, ATLAN.

      MARRIAGE: Also shown as Married Rutland, England. ~SEALING_SPOUSE: Also shown as SealSp 27 Jun 1992, ATLAN. MARRIAGE: Also shown as Married 1190
    Children 
     1. MORTIMER, Hugh de ,   b. 1191, Wigmore, Hertsfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1227, Wigmore Abbey, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     2. MORTIMER, Roger ,   b. <1194>, Wigmore, Hertsfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. MORTIMER, Sir Ralph de ,   b. 15 Feb 1190, Wigmore Castle, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1246, Wigmore, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     4. MORTIMER, Lord Robert de ,   b. 1197, Wigmore, Hertsfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1219  (Age 22 years)
     5. MORTIMER, Phillip de ,   b. <1198>, Wigmore, Hertsfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. MORTIMER, Millicent de ,   b. 1188, Worcester, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. MORTIMER, Joan Isabell de ,   b. 1194, Elmley, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1268, Elmley Castle, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     8. MORTIMER ,   b. Abt 1206, Wigmore, Hertsfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F16052  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • This feudal lord, like his predecessors, was in constant strife withthe Welsh. He married 1st Millicent Ferrers, daughter of Robert, 4thEarl of Derby; 2nd, Isabel Ferrers, sister of Hugh of Oakham inRutlandshire. He inherited all of Hugh's lands and by his 2nd wife hadRalph, Robert and Philip. He died in 1215 and was succeeded by hiseldest son, Hugh, son of his first wife, who died 1227, and was inturn succeeded by his half brother Ralph de Mortimer. He was the Lord Of Wigmore. Lord Mortimer of Wigmore, Herefordshire.Based upon a charge made in 1191 that he was conspiring with the Welshagainst the King, he was forced to surrender his castles and to'abjure' his country for three years. In April 1194 he was back inEngland again, and witnessed a charter of Richard I after his secondCoronation at Winchester. In 1195 he droves the sons of Cadwallon outof Maelienydd and restored Cwmaron Castle, but in the following yearRhys, Prince of South Wales defeated the cavalry of Roger and Hugh deSay, the battle resulting in much slaughter near Radnor. Rogerforfeited his lands in Normandy when Normandy was lost in 1204. Afterlanding at Dieppe in 1205 he was captured and campelled to par aransom of 1,000 marks. Some of his knights served in the 1210invasion of Ireland. (Complete Peerage, Vol. IX, p. 273)

      BIO: from http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ENGLISH%20NOBILITY%20MEDIEVAL2.htm#JoanMortimerMWalterBeauchamp
      ROGER de Mortimer, son of HUGH de Mortimer & his wife Maud Meschin of Skipton-in-Craven [Chester] (-24 Jun 1215 or before 19 Aug 1214, bur Wigmore). “H. de Mortuomari” donated property to Kington St Michael, for the soul of “Rogeri fratris mei”, by undated charter[123]. “Rogerus de Mortuomari…et dominæ Isabellæ uxoris meæ” donated property to Kington St Michael by undated charter, witnessed by “Philippo de Mortuomari…”[124]. A manuscript narrating the foundation of Wigmore Abbey records the death “VIII Kal Jul 1215” of “domini Rogeri”[125].

      [m firstly MILLICENT, daughter of WILLIAM de Ferrers Earl of Derby & his wife Sibyl ---. A manuscript narrating the foundation of Wigmore Abbey records that “Milesaunt filia --- comitis Derbeyæ” was the first wife of “domini Rogeri”[126]. This has not been corroborated from other primary sources, but, if it is correct, her father must have been William 3rd Earl. Eyton suggests that there may have been confusion in the source with Melisende, wife of Roger´s paternal great-grandfather Ralph Mortimer, and with Roger´s known wife Isabel who was also Ferrers[127].]

      m [secondly] as her first husband, ISABEL de Ferrers, daughter of WALKELIN de Ferrers & his wife --- (-before 29 Apr 1252, bur Lechlade). A manuscript narrating the foundation of Wigmore Abbey records that “Isabella…filia domini de Ferrers de Lechlade” was the second wife of “domini Rogeri”, adding that she became a nun “apud Lechelade” and was buried there[128]. “Rogerus de Mortuomari…et dominæ Isabellæ uxoris meæ” donated property to Kington St Michael by undated charter, witnessed by “Philippo de Mortuomari…”[129]. She married secondly as his second wife, Piers FitzHerbert of Blaen Llyfni. The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.

      ** from Complete Peerage, v 9 p 272+
      Mortimer. Roger de Mortimer, eldest surviving son and heir. In his father's lifetime he appears on the Pipe Roll as holding terrae datae in Worcestershire and Salop. He was a benefactor of Gloucester Abbey, of Kingston St. Michael, Wilts, of Cwmhir, of Jumieges, and of Saint-Victor-en-Caux. Between 1182 and 1189 he attested at Rouen a charter of Henry II to the monks of Barbery (diocese of Bayeux). In 1191, upon a charge of conspiring with the Welsh against the King, he was forced to surrender his castles and to abjure the country for three years. In Apr. 1194 he was in England again, and witnessed a charter of Ricahrd I, after his second Coronation at Winchester. Roger was a strenuous Lord Marcher, and in 1195 drove the sons of Cadwallon out of Maelienydd, and restored Cwmaron Castle; but next year Rhys, Prince of South Wales, defeated a well-equiped force of cavalry and foot under Mortimer and Hugh de Say, of Richard's Castle, with much slaughter, near Radnor.

      He was one of the magnates who refused to serve personally in France in 1201, but his fine was remitted. On 1 Apr. 1202 he witnessed a charter of the King at Montfort-sur-Risle, and he appears to have been with John at Bonport in July following. On the loss of Normandy in 1204 Roger adhered to John and forfeited his Norman lands. In 1205 he landed at Dieppe, and being captured by John de Rouvray, bailiff of Caux, was compelled to pay a ransom of 1,000 marks. He was in England again by June 1207, when he was directed to hand Knighton Castle to the custody of a successor; in that year his wife Isabel had a grant of Oakham for life. In 1210 some of his knights served in the King's invasion of Ireland. In 1212 he proffered 3,000 marks for the marriage of the heir of Walter de Beauchamp, to whom he married his daughter Joan. In May 1213 he was one of the sponsors for John's good faith in his reconciliation with Archbishop Langton at the command of the Pope.

      He married Isabel, daughter of Walkelin de Ferrieres, seigneur of Ferrieres-Saint-Hilaire and lord of Oakham. He died before 19 Aug 1214, having, with the King's permission, resigned his lands to his son Hugh when he was taken ill, and was buried at Wigmore.

      His widow Isabel married, secondly, Piers FitzHerbert, of Glaen Llyfni, who died 1 June 1235. She retained her father's English lands till her death. She died before 29 Apr. 1252, and was buried in the chapel which she had built in the court of the Hospital of St. John of Lechlade.

      ** from Wikipedia listing for Roger Mortimer of Wigmore
      Roger de Mortimer (died before 8 July 1214) was a medieval marcher lord, residing at Wigmore Castle in the English county of Herefordshire. He was the son of Hugh de Mortimer (d. 26 February 1181) and Matilda Le Meschin. He was born before 1153.

      Early life
      Roger would appear to have been of age in 1174 when he fought for King Henry II against the rebellion of his son, Henry. In 1179 Roger was instrumental in the killing of Cadwallon ap Madog, the prince of Maelienydd and Elfael, both of which Mortimer coveted. He was imprisoned until June 1182 at Winchester for this killing.
      Children

      He had married Isabel (d. before 29 April 1252), the daughter of Walchelin de Ferriers of Oakham Castle in Rutland before 1196. With Isabel, Roger had three sons and a daughter:

      Hugh de Mortimer (d.1227) - married Annora (Eleanor) de Braose, daughter of William de Braose and his wife Maud.[1]
      Ralph de Mortimer (d.1246).
      Philip Mortimer
      Joan Mortimer (d.1225) - married May 1212 to Walter de Beauchamp[2]

      He is often wrongly stated to have been the father of Robert Mortimer of Richards Castle (died 1219) - married Margary de Say,[3] daughter of Hugh de Say. This Robert was born before 1155 and therefore could not have been a son of Roger.

      Lord of Maelienydd
      In 1195 Roger, with the backing of troops sent by King Richard I invaded Maelienydd and rebuilt Cymaron Castle. In 1196 he joined forces with Hugh de Say of Richards Castle and fought and lost the battle of New Radnor against Rhys ap Gruffydd, allegedly losing some forty knights and an innumerable number of foot in the fight. By 1200 he had conquered Maelienydd and issued a new charter of rights to Cwmhir Abbey. In the summer of 1214 he became gravely ill and bought the right for his son to inherit his lands while he still lived from King John. He died before 8 July 1214.

      References
      Cawley, Charles, Earls of March, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, retrieved August 2012,[better source needed] from Medieval Lands Project
      Cawley, Charles, 2012, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, retrieved August 2012,[better source needed]
      Cawley, Charles, 2012, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, retrieved August 2012,[better source needed]

      Sources
      Remfry., P. M., Wigmore Castle Tourist Guide and the Family of Mortimer (ISBN 1-899376-76-3)
      Cokayne, George E. Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom/13 Volumes Bound in 6 Books, IV:191; IX:272-3
      Dugdale, William, Monasticon
      IV, Kington St Michael Nunnery, Wiltshire, III
      VI, Wigmore Abbey, Herefordshire, III, Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia
      Annales de Theokesberia
      Annales de Wigornia

  • Sources 
    1. [S72] Ancestral File (TM), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (June 1998 (c), data as of 5 JAN 1998).

    2. [S11] Unknown, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S64] International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
      Roger de Mortimer; Male; Death: 1215; Father: Hugh de Mortimer; Mother: Maud Longespic; Spouse: Millicent de Ferrers; Marriage: 1178 Wigmore, , Hertford, England; No source information is available.
      Record submitted after 1991 by a member of the LDS Church.
      Search performed using PAF Insight on 26 Sep 2004

    4. [S64] International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
      Roger De Mortimer; Male; Birth: About 1158 Wigmore, Hereford, England; Death: 1215; Baptism: 28 JUN 1994 OGDEN; Endowment: 07 SEP 1994 OGDEN; Sealing to Parents: 28 SEP 1994 OGDEN; Hugh De Mortimer / Maud Longespic; Father: Hugh De Mortimer; Mother: Maud Longespic; No source information is available.
      Record submitted after 1991 by a member of the LDS Church to request LDS temple ordinances.
      Search performed using PAF Insight on 26 Sep 2004

    5. [S64] International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
      Roger de Mortimer; Male; Spouse: Millicent de Ferrers; Marriage: < 1185> , , England; No source information is available.
      Record submitted after 1991 by a member of the LDS Church.
      Search performed using PAF Insight on 22 Sep 2004

    6. [S64] International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
      Roger De Mortimer; Male; Death: 1215; Father: Hugh De Mortimer; Mother: Maud Longespic; Spouse: Isabel Ferrers; Marriage: About 1205 , , England; No source information is available.
      Record submitted after 1991 by a member of the LDS Church.
      Search performed using PAF Insight on 26 Sep 2004

    7. [S64] International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
      Roger De MORTIMER; Male; Death: 1215; Spouse: Elizabeth De FERRERS; Marriage: 1195 Tutbury, Stafford, England; No source information is available.
      Record submitted after 1991 by a member of the LDS Church.
      Search performed using PAF Insight on 22 Sep 2004