Roger de Mortimer 1st Baron Mortimer of Wigmore
(1231-1282)
Maud (Matilda) de Braose
(Cir 1226-1301)
William II de Fiennes
(1245-1302)
Blanche de Brienne Dame de La Loupeland and Blanche of Acre
(1245-1302)
Edmund Mortimer Second Baron Mortimer
(1251-1304)
Margaret de Fiennes Baroness Mortimer
(After 1269-1333)
Roger Mortimer Third Baron Mortimer, First Earl of March
(1287-1330)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Joan de Geneville Second Baroness Geneville

2. Joan de Geneville Second Baroness Geneville

Roger Mortimer Third Baron Mortimer, First Earl of March 2100

  • Born: 25 Apr 1287, Wigmore Castle, Herefordshire, England 2100
  • Marriage (1): Joan de Geneville Second Baroness Geneville on 20 Sep 1301 in Manor of Pembridge 2100
  • Marriage (2): Joan de Geneville Second Baroness Geneville
  • Died: 29 Nov 1330, Tyburn (near London), England (Executed) at age 43 2100

  Noted events in his life were:

Children. 2100 Roger and Joan had 12 surviving children.

Marcher Lord. 2101 A Marcher Lord was a noble appointed by the King to guard the border between England and Wales.

Ireland, 1314. 2102 Through his marriage, Roger not only acquired numerous possessions in the Welsh Marches , including the important Ludlow Castle , which became the chief stronghold of the Mortimers, but also extensive estates and influence in Ireland. He succeeded to the eastern part of the Lordship of Meath , centred on Trim and its stronghold of Trim Castle .

He went to Ireland in person to enforce his authority. This brought him into conflict with the de Lacys , who turned for support to Edward Bruce , brother of Robert Bruce , King of Scots. Mortimer was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland by Edward II on 23 November 1316. Shortly afterwards, at the head of a large army, he drove Bruce to Carrickfergus and the de Lacys into Connaught , wreaking vengeance on their adherents whenever they were to be found.


Deposes Edward II, 1322-1330. 2100 He was imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1322 for having led the Marcher lords in a revolt against King Edward II in what became known as the Despenser War . He later escaped to France, where he was joined by Edward's queen consort Isabella , whom he took as his mistress. After he and Isabella led a successful invasion and rebellion, Edward was subsequently deposed; Mortimer allegedly arranged his murder at Berkeley Castle . For three years, Mortimer was de facto ruler of England before being himself overthrown by Edward's eldest son, Edward III


Roger married Joan de Geneville Second Baroness Geneville, daughter of Sir Piers de Geneville and Jeanne of Lusignan, on 20 Sep 1301 in Manor of Pembridge.2100 (Joan de Geneville Second Baroness Geneville was born on 2 Feb 1286 in Ludlow Castle, Shropshire, England,2100,2103 died on 19 Oct 1356 in King's Stanley, Gloucestershire, England 2100,2103 and was buried in Wigmore Abbey, England 2100.)

  Noted events in their marriage were:

Descendants. 2104 Through this union are descended the last Plantagenet monarchs of England from King Edward IV to Richard III , and every monarch of England after King Henry VII .


Roger next married Joan de Geneville Second Baroness Geneville, daughter of Sir Piers de Geneville and Jeanne of Lusignan. (Joan de Geneville Second Baroness Geneville was born on 2 Feb 1286 in Ludlow Castle, Shropshire, England,2100,2103 died on 19 Oct 1356 in King's Stanley, Gloucestershire, England 2100,2103 and was buried in Wigmore Abbey, England 2100.)




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