Roger (Mortimer) de Mortimer KG

Roger (Mortimer) de Mortimer KG (1328 - 1360)

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Sir Roger "2nd Earl of March, Marshal of England" de Mortimer KG formerly Mortimer
Born in Ludlow Castle, Shropshire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married before [location unknown]
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Died in Rouvray, Cote-d'Or, Francemap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Oct 2010
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British Aristocracy
Roger (Mortimer) de Mortimer KG was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.
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"Mortimer distinguished himself as early as September 1344 (when he was only fifteen) in a great tournament at Hereford, in which the earls of Arundel, Pembroke, Suffolk, and Warwick also took part; but it was Edward III's wars in France which provided him with the opportunity to carve a military reputation for himself. He crossed to France in 1346; was knighted at La Hogue by the Black Prince on 12 July; fought alongside Edward III at Crécy on 26 August; and ‘for his laudable service’ was given livery of all his lands in Herefordshire and the Welsh marches on 6 September. He had thereby set the pattern for the rest of his short career: that of military service to the king and the recovery of the family estates and dignity." (Ref: ODNB)


(Royal Ancestry) He was initially buried in France, but his body was afterwards brought over to England and buried at Wigmore Abbey in Wigmore, Herefordshire.

Research Notes

Death Place: Rouvray (near Avalon), Cote-d'Or, France during the descent into Burgundy on the Rheims campaign
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A father's death date (Mortimer-51 died 26 Feb 1360) should not be more than nine months before one of his children's birth dates (Mortimer-808 born 1365) .


1. The Plantagenet Ancestry, Eng. 116, p. 72
2. The Complete Peerage, G.E.C., Eng. V, v. , p. 442-45
3. Dict. of Nat'l Biog., Eng. Pub. A, v. 38, p. 213, v. 39, p. 144-45 (ODNB)
4. Burke's Extinct Peerage, Eng. P-1, 1883, p. 384
5. Montgomery Collections, Montg. Pub. A, v. 23, p. 347
6. Antiquities of Shropshire, Shrops. 5, v. 4, p. 197
7. Shropshire Arch. Soc. 1s, vol. 2, p. 44-45
8. Archaeological Cambrensis, Wales Publ A 4s, v. 5, p. 102-03
9. Worcester Inquisitions Post Mortem, Worc. 10, pt. 2, p. xxix

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Roger Mortimer, 2nd Earl of March by Rs-nourse via wikicommons
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Pedigree of de Mortimer


On 3 Jul 2014 at 19:46 GMT Darrell Parker wrote:

De Mortimer-219 and Mortimer-51 appear to represent the same person because: same dob, spouse, death

Roger is 25 degrees from Walter Morrison, 30 degrees from Alison Wilkins and 16 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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