Finished profile for Katherine de Mortimer.

+11 votes
Hello all!

After a good couple of weeks, I think that I've finally finished the profile for Katherine de Mortimer, daughter of Roger de Mortimer (who, along with Queen Isabella, deposed King Edward II) and wife of Thomas de Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick.

This truly has been a bit of a pet project for me; as the team leader for Warwickshire within the England Project, I came across Katherine's profile while going through profiles with location fields in Warwickshire in order to improve them, and what a ride Katherine's taken me on!

If someone could take a look at the profile and check to make sure everything looks okay, it would be greatly appreciated! I want to make sure that I've done Katherine justice before I move on to my next project.
WikiTree profile: Katherine de Beauchamp
asked in The Tree House by Amy Utting G2G6 Pilot (119k points)

3 Answers

+7 votes

It's very good Amy, but as usual I just have a couple of suggestions.smiley

I don't think she would have been co-heiress of her parents?  There were a number of sons, and some of them had children, but I don't have access to Richardson and maybe he has something different?

I'm wondering if somewhere there needs to be an explanation as to why we know her marriage had to be after 22 Feb 1325, namely that on that date, Thomas de Beauchamp had a dispensation to marry someone else.  I think I provided a link to that information in a previous query on Katherine?

answered by John Atkinson G2G6 Pilot (321k points)
I'm sure I remember reading somewhere during my research that she (and, I vaguely recall, another of her sisters) was a co-heiress. I'll see if I can find where I got that information from.

I'll go ahead and add that in now! I must have forgotten, yikes.
Thanks Amy

The eldest son died before his father leaving two daughters, maybe it was them you had read about being co-heiresses?

The "co-heiress" statement was in a sentence that cited Richardson's Royal Ancestry (Volume IV, pp 170-172). I checked Richardson & deleted "co-heiress" as he does say that she is.

+3 votes

BEAUTIFUL! Thanks so much! You did indeed do her justice!

Let me know when you're ready for a Magna Carta Project member to review her Magna Carta trail from son William to the Bigods.

Cheers, Liz

P.S. I'll pull out Volume IV of Richardson's RA later today & add information under the Magna Carta Project section for info from that (I noticed the citation for Royal Ancestry got truncated, and it's only the one now, which is fine,but it seems to include birth location, which I don't think it does).

answered by Liz Shifflett G2G6 Pilot (311k points)

I added details to the Magna Carta Project section. Volume IV of Richardson's Royal Ancestry is for her entry under her parents (pp 170-173 MORTIMER #10., 10.v.). Details, to include her 15 children with Thomas de Beauchamp, are in Volume I of Royal Ancestry (her husband's entry, pp 293-296 BEAUCHAMP #11).

Thank you, Liz! I'm perfectly happy for the trail to be reviewed whenever someone wants to :)
Just took a quick look. The connecting profiles aren't developed enough to post the trail to Base Camp as "ready for review". Let me know if you'd be interested in joining the project & getting the trail ready for review. Cheers, Liz
+4 votes
Very well done, Amy! 15 kids. Amazing she survived in that time period. Gotta hand it to her.
answered by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (1m points)

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