Roger III DE MORTIMER, Lord of Wigmore
(-1215)
Isabel DE FERRERS
(-1252)
Llywelyn "Fawr" AB IORWERTH, Prince of Gwynedd
(1173-1240)
Unknown Mistress
(-)
Ralph II DE MORTIMER, Lord of Wigmore
(-1246)
Gwladus "Ddu" FERCH LLYWELYN of Gwynedd
(-1251)
Roger IV DE MORTIMER, Lord of Wigmore
(Abt 1231-1282)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Matilda (Maud) DE BRAOSE

  • Ralph DE MORTIMER, Sheriff of Shropshire & Staffordshire
  • Edmund DE MORTIMER, Lord of Wigmore+
  • Sir Roger DE MORTIMER of Chirk, Knt.+
  • Geoffrey DE MORTIMER
  • Isabella DE MORTIMER+
  • William DE MORTIMER
  • Margaret DE MORTIMER

Roger IV DE MORTIMER, Lord of Wigmore

  • Born: Abt 1231, Cwmaron Castle, Cwmaron, Radnorshire, Wales
  • Married: Shortly before 8 Nov 1246
  • Died: Shortly before 5 Oct 1282, Kingsland, Herefordshire, England

  Orthographic variation: DE MORTUO MARI

  General Notes:

Compiler's 25 x great-grandfather

  Research Notes:

A manuscript narrating the foundation of Wigmore Abbey names “Rogerum de Mortuomari primogenitum, Petrum Johannem fratrem ordinis Minorum, domus sive conventus Salopiæ, et Hugonem dominum de Cheilmersh” as the children of “Radulphus” and his wife “Lewelinus princeps…Gwladusam Duy filiam suam”. A charter dated 28 Jun 1248 records that "Margaret late Countess of Lincoln…recovered her dower out of the lands in Ireland of W[alter] Marshall late Earl of Pembroke her husband" and that the dower was "taken out of the portions of the inheritance which accrued to William de Vescy and Agnes his wife, Reginald de Moun and Isabel his wife, Matilda de Kyme, Francis de Boun and Sibil his wife, William de Vallibus and Alienor his wife, John de Moun and Joan his wife, Agatha de Ferrers in the king´s custody, and Roger de Mortimer and Matilda his wife". He played an active part in the battle of Evesham in which Simon de Montfort was killed and was rewarded with the county and honour of Oxford, forfeited by Robert de Vere.

A manuscript narrating the foundation of Wigmore Abbey records that “Rogerus” died “in vigilia apostolorum Simonis et Jude apude Kyngestone 1282” and was buried “in abbathia de Wyggemore”. Inquisitions after a writ dated 5 Nov "10 Edw I" following the death of "Roger de Mortuo Mari the elder” name “Edmund his son aged 30 and more is his next heir...Maud his wife...”. 1

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Roger de Mortimer received all his father's lands (except those where his mother Gladuse was endowed). He was Captain General of all the king's forces in Wales, but was overpowered by Llewelin, but owning to consanguinity--he being Lewellin's nephew he was allowed to return to his castle. After accession of Edward I, he continued in royal favor. He married Maud, daughter and heir of William de Braose of Brecknock. He had several sons and when he died in 1282 was succeeded by his eldest surviving son, Edmund.

He was the sixth Baron de Mortimer of Wigmore, he was knighted in June 1253 by the King at Winchester. He served in Gascony in 1253-1254. In the disputes between the King and the Barons in 1258 he at first took the Baron's side and was one of the twelve chosen by them to act with twelve chosen by the King. On June 11, 1259, he was appointed one of the commissioners to demand satisfaction from Llewelyn for breaches of the true. In 1262 and 1263 he was fighting against Llewelyn (his cousin) with varying degrees of success. In September 1264 Roger, as constable of Cardigan, was ordered to give up the castle to Guy de Brien, Montfort's nominee. The Lords of March again broke the truce with Llewelyn, but by late December Montfort and Llewelyn had overcome them and Roger and the others were banished to Ireland for a year, but did not go. At Evesham, August 4, 1265, Roger commanded the rearguard and after Montfort's death his head was sent to Roger's wife. 2

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8 Nov 1246

Mandatum est Roberto Waleraund' quod de terris que sunt in custodia sua que fuerunt W. Mares', quondam comitis Pembrok', faciat habere Rogero de Mortuo Mari et Matillidi uxori ejus racionabilem partem ipsius Matilllidis que ipsam contingit de terris predictis.

Calendar of Close Rolls, 31 Hen. III, p. 484

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15 Feb 1248, Westminster

Restitution to Roger de Mortuo Mari and Maud his wife, William de Cantilupo and Eva his wife, and Humphrey de Boun and Eleanor his wife, of the castle and town of Haverford, as the right and inheritance of the said Maud, Eva and Eleanor of their part of the lands late of Walter Marshal, earl of Pembroke, whose heirs with their co-parceners they are, and mandate to Robert Walerand to give them seisin thereof, saving to the king his chattels and the corn sown in the land.
In like manner is written to Nicholas de Molis touching the castle and town of St. Clear (de Sancto Claro).
In like manner is written to William de Cantilupo the elder touching the castle of Brugewauter, as the right and inheritance of the said Maud, Eva and Eleanor of the lands of William de Briwere, whose heirs they are.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 4, p. 8

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2 Jan 1250

The king has granted to Roger de Mortimer that he may render those debts which he owes him at the Exchequer of Easter in the thirty-fourth year at St. John the Baptist next following, and he may render those debts which he similarly owes him at the Exchequer of Michaelmas in the same year at Martinmas next following. Order to the barons of the Exchequer to cause Roger to have the same terms and to cause this to be done and enrolled thus.

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 34 Hen. III, 111

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After 17 Aug 1251, Herefordshire

Roger de Mortimer and Matilda, his wife, William de Cantilupe and Eva, his wife, and Humphrey de Bohun and Eleanor, his wife, give the king 20s. for a writ ad terminum.

6 Nov 1251

The king has granted to Roger de Mortimer that he may render 20 marks at the Exchequer of Michaelmas forthcoming in the thirty-fifth year of the 40 marks which he owes him for the debts of Ralph de Mortimer, his father, and which are exacted from him by summons of the Exchequer in Hampshire, and 20 marks at the Exchequer of Michaelmas in the thirty-sixth year. Order to the barons of the Exchequer to permit him to have the aforesaid respite from the aforesaid 20 marks.

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 35 Hen. III, 974; 36 Hen. III, 32

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8 Jul 1253, Portsmouth

The king has given respite until his return from the parts of Gascony to Roger de Mortimer, who will set out for Gascony with the king, from 110 marks which are exacted by summons of the Exchequer from him for the debts of his father. Order to the barons of the Exchequer to cause the same Roger to have the same respite.

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 37 Hen. III, 1101

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18 Jan 1257, Westminster

Protection, with clause, for Roger de Mortuo Mari, going on the king's service to Wales; to last so long as he be engaged.

29 Apr 1257, Windsor

Mandate to Roger de Mortuo Mari or his bailiff of Stratfeld to cause the 44 marks' worth of timber, which Master Alexander, the king's carpenter, bought to the king's use in his park of Stratfeld, to be delivered to the said Alexander, and the king will allow that sum in the debts of the said Roger to the Exchequer.

28 Dec 1257, Westminster

[Grant] to Roger de Mortuo Mari, [in aid of the enclosing of] his town of Radenoure, [of murage for five years from Hilary].

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 4, pp. 538, 552, 609

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30 Apr 1258, Westminster

Promise to pay 100 marks remaining unpaid of 200 marks which the king, last year in his return from Wales promised at Worcester to Roger de Mortuo Mari in aid of maintaining the king's war against the Welsh whereof he has paid him 100 marks at the Exchequer in gold, as soon as the king conveniently can.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 4, p. 625

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27 Feb 1259, Windsor

The king has heard by complaint of Roger de Mortuo Mari and Maud his wife that whereas some time since, before the king, a covenant was made between the said Roger and Maud, demandants, and Humphrey de Bohun the younger and Eleanor his wife, deforciants, touching the purparty of Maud of the inheritance of William de Brehusa, father of Maud and Eleanor, whose heirs these are; of which inheritance the said Roger and Maud require esnecy, and thereof there was a plea in the said court; to wit, the said Humphrey and Eleanor granted for themselves and the heirs of Eleanor that before Christmas, 36 Henry III, they would assign to Roger and Maud land to the value of 100s. a year out of their lands nearest to the lands of Roger and Maud for such esnecy, and unless they did so the king should compel them, and this has not yet been done; the king therefore commands Giles de Erdinton to cause such amount of land to be extended and assigned accordingly...

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 5, p. 13

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8 May 1260, St. Paul's, London

Grant to Roger de Mortuo Mari of murage for his town of Knytheton for seven years from Whitsunday.

30 Jul 1260, Westminster

Whereas the king commanded Roger de Mortuo Mari to be with him in London a fortnight after Midsummer to treat with the king and the magnates of the council on urgent affairs of the king and the realm, the said Roger came by the king's special precept to the said parliament at London on Saturday before St. Margaret the Virgin, where it was announced to the king and him, on Tuesday in that feast, that the castle of Buelt, which was in his keeping by bail of Edward the king's son, was taken by the Welsh enemies of the king on the Saturday aforesaid. The king also protests that he and his said son in his presence at Westminster, released to the said Roger whatever might be imputed to him or required of him by reason of the taking of the said castle...

3 Dec 1260, Westminster

Licence for Roger de Mortuo Mari to sport (ripariandi) for this time along the rivers of the Thames, Kenet and other the king's rivers in the counties of Berks and Southampton, if the king do not come in person to these parts.

28 Dec 1260, Windsor

Commission to Robert de Bryus and William de Engilfeud to enquire by jurors of the county of Gloucester whether Roger de Mortuo Mari was in seisin of two parts of the manor of Lichelade as of those which Isabel de Mortuo Mari, his aunt, whose heir he is, surrendered to him before her death as his right and inheritance as her nephew and next heir, as he says, and when and what manner of seisin he had and for what time....

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 5, pp. 67, 85, 131, 181

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6 May 1262, Westminster

Whereas Walter de Clifford, before the king by judgment of his court recovered seisin of the castle of Corfham against John de Breusa, which castle Roger de Mortuo Mari entered in time of peace, whereby the king ordered it to be taken into the king's hands until it should appear to whom it ought of right to be surrendered...

5 Jun 1262, Westminster

Grant to Roger de Mortuo Mari that touching the plea of Lichelade moved in the king's court, the king will cause justice to be done to him without unjust delay; and the said Roger, touching all plaints and trespasses moved against him in the king's court, will stand his trial in the same court, so that full justice may be shown concerning him to all complainants against him...

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 5, pp. 211, 215

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23 Nov 1263, Reading

Protection with clause volumus, until Michaelmas or during the war with Wales within that term, for Roger de Mortuo Mari and his knights and free tenants in the counties of Gloucester, Worcester, Hereford and Salop.

18 Dec 1263, Windsor

Grant to Roger de Mortuo Mari and his heirs of 100l. a year out of the farm of the king's manors of Norton and Bremmesgrave, co. Worcester, by the hands of the sheriff, until the king provide for them an equivalent out of escheats or other lands not of the king's demesne or crown; and if the farmers of these manors do not pay, the king grants that the sheriff by view of the said Roger or his deputy may distrain them to do so. For this grant the said Roger has quit-claimed to the king all right in the manor of Lecchelade, on condition that the said manor come to the king by escheat or otherwise, the king will restore it to him and be quit of the said 100l. a year and the said Roger shall surrender to the king these letters with any charters and lands....

24 Dec 1263, Windsor

Power to Roger de Mortuo Mari, James de Alditheley, and Hamo le Estraunge, when the king will send to the ford of Muntgomery at Hilary next to treat of peace and a truce with Llewelin son of Griffin; with power to the said James to swear on the king's soul that he will observe it.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 5, pp. 299, 302-303, 305

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7 Feb 1264, Oxford

Power to Roger de Mortuo Mari and Hamo Lestrange to treat with the said Llewelin on certain matters to expounded to him by them on the king's behalf.
This is signified to the same Llewelin.

24 Aug 1264, Canterbury

To Roger de Mortuo Mari, James de Aldithele, Roger de Clifford, William de la Suche, Hugh de Turbrevill, Hamo le Estraunge and Roger de Leyburn. Whereas lately peace being restored between the king and his barons it was provided that all prisoners taken at Northampton should be brought to the king at London in whosesoever custody they might be....

25 Aug 1264, Canterbury

Whereas a certain ordinance or provision of peace has lately been made in the march of Wales between Simon de Monte Forti, earl of Leicester, Thomas de Clare, John son of John, Peter de Monte Forti the elder, and other barons, of the one part, and Roger de Mortuo Mari, James de Aldithele and their co-marchers, of the other part, for the observance of which the said Roger has given his son Willam as a hostage to John son of John, and the said James has given his son Nicholas as a hostage to the said Peter, subject to the king's acceptance of the provision; the king ratifies the provision of peace and the delivery of the said hostages.

22 Oct 1264, Westminster

Safe conduct until the octaves of Martinmas for Roger de Mortuo Mari coming to the king wherever he may be in England, to do and receive justice.

14 Dec 1264, Worcester

Safe conduct for Roger de Mortuo Mari, Roger de Clifford, and Roger de Leyburn, going to Kenylewrth with their households to speak with Edward the king's son....

19 Dec 1264, Worcester

Mandate to Roger de Mortuo Mari to deliver without delay John le Despenser, lately taken in the assault (in insultu) had at Northampton, and in his keeping by commitment of the king it being so provided by the counsel of the barons; and to cause him to have safe conduct in coming through his parts to the king, as Nicholas de Dydenham, the bearer, will explain...

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 5, pp. 306, 344, 355, 366, 394, 396

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2 Jan 1265, Windsor

Safe conduct from the twentieth day of Christmas next until Easter and for one year from that date, for Roger de Mortuo Mari, Roger de Clyfford, Roger de Leyburn, Hamo Lestrange, Hugh de Trubleville, the knights, esquires (scutiferos) and others going with them to Ireland with their households, harness and goods, so that after this term they may return safely to England and dwell in their own parts at the lands which they have of their inheritance and which they hold in their own hands.
The like to Roger de Mortuo Mari by himself....

20 Oct 1265, Westminster

Grant to Roger de Mortuo Mari and his heirs of those houses with rents and other appurtenances in Aldremanesbury, within the city of London, late of Stephen Bukerel, sometime citizen of London, the king's enemy.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 5, pp. 398, 493

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20 May 1266, Northampton

Commitment to John Carbonel of the king's manors of Beresgrave [in the margin Bremmesgrave] and Northon for five years from Michaelmas next, rendering by the hands of the sheriff of Worcester to Roger de Mortuo Mari 100l. a year which the king granted to him and his heirs out of the farm of the said manors, and the residue of the farm at the Exchequer; with mandate to the tenants to be intendant to him.

24 Sep 1266, Kenilworth

Safe conduct until Christmas for the bearer of these letters, the messenger of the legate, going to Roger de Mortuo Mari and then to Llewelin son of Griffin.

29 Dec 1266, Oxford

Whereas the king lately granted to Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester and Hertford, the wardship of the castles and lands late of Eleanor de Breusa, sometime wife of Humphrey de Bohun, which fall by inheritance to Humphrey de Bohun, her son and heir, and which Roger de Mortuo Mari held in his hand, and surrendered to the king to be delivered to the said earl, with the marriage of the heirs; the king surrenders the said castles and lands to him, on condition that the corn sown in the lands and the other goods of the said Roger in the said castles and lands remain to the said Roger.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 5, pp. 596, 640; vol. 6, p. 127

After 20 Aug 1266

The king has committed to Roger de Mortimer custody of the manors of Bromsgrove [and] Norton with all their appurtenances from Michaelmas next about-to-be until seven whole years next following so that he is to receive by his own hand from the farm of the same manors £100 per annum which the king has granted to the same Roger and his heirs to be taken from the aforesaid farm, and he is to render the residue of the same farm, namely 40s., to the king per annum at his Exchequer...

After 29 Oct 1266

Pagan de Cadurc’, Roger de Mortimer and Matilda his wife, and others give half a mark for a writ ad terminum...

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 50 Hen. III, 535; 51 Hen. III, 9

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25 Apr 1267, Cambridge

Grant to Roger de Mortuo Mari,—in compensation for the castles of Hunt' and la Haye, which fall by hereditary right to Humphrey de Bohun, son and heir of Eleanor de Brehusa who held in chief, and the keeping of which the king committed to the said Roger and which the latter surrendered into the king's hands at Kenilworth to the use of Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester and Hertford,—of 217l. 5s. 8d., to wit 72l. of the farm of Wich, 17l. 5s. 8d. of the farm of Gloucester, 30l. of the farm of the abbot of Cirnecestre, 40l. of the farm of the town of Hereford, 48l. of the farm of Melkesham, and 10l. of the farm of Newenham, to be taken in the same manner and at the same terms as the farms were accustomed to be paid at the Exchequer, to wit from Palm Sunday, 51 Henry III, for two and a half years next following.

4 Jun 1267, Stratford

Confirmation of a grant which Hagin son of Mosseus, Jew of London, made to Roger de Mortuo Mari of a debt of 547l. wherein John de Balum, knight of the county of Hereford is bound to him.

21 Jun 1267, St. Paul's London

Licence for Roger de Mortuo Mari to sport (riveare) with three goshawks along all the rivers of England.

3 Oct 1267, Worcester

Grant to Roger de Mortuo Mari to whom after the conflict at Evesham the king committed the county and castle of Herford, that the king will pay the expenses which he can show to have been laid out of his own money in the keeping and in the munition of the castle.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 6, pp. 56, 67, 77, 114

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9 Mar 1268, Westminster

Mandate to the constable of castle of Hereford to permit Roger de Mortuo Mari, to whom the king granted that in his comings to Hereford he and his household should be lodged and stay in the king's castle there at the king's pleasure and for such time as Roger willed to stay there with his household accordingly.

10 Jul 1268, Woodstock

Protection, with clause, for one year, for Master Adam de Phileby, going to the court of Rome for the business of Roger de Mortuo Mari.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 6, pp. 203, 243

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18 May 1272, Westminster

Grant to Roger de Mortuo Mari that whereas the king by letters patent granted to him 100l. yearly of land by lawful extent out of the lands and castles late of John son of Alan, who held in chief, to hold to him, his heirs or assigns during the minority of the heir, together with one of the castles, if the king dies before he have had the said castle and lands, the king's heirs shall be bound to perform the said grant; and if Roger decease the executors of his will or other to whom he will assign the same shall have the said castle and lands during the said minority.

5 Aug 1272, Westminster

Assignment to Roger de Mortuo Mari, in satisfaction of 100l. yearly of the lands late of John son of Alan, who held in chief, with one of his two castles in the march of Wales during the minority of the heirs, of the castle and manor of Clune with their members, as of the extent of 82l. 9s. 5¼d.; and in the town of Edeneston, which is within the manor of Shrewardyn, 6l. 7s. 9¾d. yearly of land, and out of the issues of two parts of the mills of Blauncmuster 11l. 2s. 10d., according to the extent which the king lately caused to be made...

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 6, pp. 652, 671

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1273 (undated)

Memorandum, that Roger de Mortuo Mari, who married Matilda, eldest daughter and co-heiress of Eva de Brehus', John de Hasting', nephew (nepos) and co-heir of George de Cantilupo, and Eudo la Zuch, who married Milisent, sister and co-heiress of George de Cantilupo, and Humphrey de Bohun, son and heir of Eleanor de Bohun, daughter and co-heiress of the said [Eva], came before the king's subjects supplying his place in England at Westminster, on Sunday after the Purification, and laid claim to the manors - [Incomplete].

Calendar of Close Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 1, p. 113

20 Jan 1273, Westminster

[Protection with clause volumus, until Michaelmas], for John de Everesle, yeoman of Roger de Mortuo Mari.

16 Feb 1273, Westminster

Mandate to Roger de Mortuo Mari to go to Chester, and by jury of those parts enquire touching a complaint by the whole commonalty of Cestreshire that, whereas both the king and the persons supplying his place in the realm have frequently commanded Reginald de Grey, justice of Chester, to desist from divers oppressions and grievances contrary to their liberties and free customs, and to let them be in peace, the said Reginald is doing worse, in imprisoning them and taking their cattle and other goods, as the king is informed by their messengers sent with their letters patent.
Mandate by writ close to the said Roger, to take with him Thomas de Boulton, sometime justice of Chester, who knows the customs of those parts, and if he can bring things to a quiet issue, to certify the king's lieutenants accordingly.
The like to Reginald to desist so that no further complaint reach the king.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 1, pp. 3, 6

17 Sep 1273, Canterbury

To Roger de Mortuo Mari. Order to deliver to the said queen [Eleanor, the king's mother] the king's stock in the castle and manor of Merleberge at a reasonable appraisement to be made thereof and by indenture with the queen's bailiff, so that Roger may be able to answer for the stock to the king at the exchequer, as the king has assigned the castle and manor to the said queen in dower.

Calendar of Close Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 1, p. 31

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1275 (undated)

Enrolment of agreement between Sir Roger de Mortuo Mari and Richard de Coleworth and Erneburga his wife, whereby Richard and Erneburga, for 350 marks in which they are indebted to Roger, demise to Roger for twelve years 20l. yearly of land and rent in Kyngeston and Jevele, which they held in Erneburga's dower of the free tenement that belonged to Ralph de Ardene, her husband,in co. Somerset and elsewhere.....

5 Feb 1275, Caversham

To the keeper of the forest of Pember. Order to cause Roger de Mortuo Mari to have four does in that forest, of the king's gift.

6 Jun 1275, Westminster

To John son of Hugh, keeper of the forest of Shrewsbury. Order to permit Roger de Mortuo Mari or his men to take three harts for the king's use in the king's forest of Longemynede, as the king has enjoined upon Roger, and to counsel and aid him in this matter.

19 Jun 1275

To Bogo de Cnovill, keeper of the king's manor of Oswestry (de Albo Monasterio). Order to cause Roger de Mortuo Mari to have the 14l. yearly from the mills and other issues of that manor that the late king granted to him, together with the issues thereof for the king's time.

Calendar of Close Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 1, pp. 252, 149, 181, 189

6 Aug 1275, Oxford

[Commission of oyer and terminer] to Bartholomew de Suthleye and Ralph de Hengham touching the persons who assaulted the men of Roger de Mortuo Mari at Bruges, co. Salop, robbed them and killed William de Habene, his serjeant.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 1, p. 122

23 Oct 1275, Westminster

To John de Lond[onia], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause Roger de Mortuo Mari to have, in the park and wood of Duddeley, which belonged to Roger de Somery, tenant in chief, and which are in the king's hands by reason of Roger de Somery's death, to have twenty-four live bucks and does, to wit eight does and four bucks in the park and eight does and four bucks in the wood, of the king's gift, in order to stock a park of his therewith.

Calendar of Close Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 1, p. 214

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21 Jan 1276, Winchester

Mandate to Bartholomew le Jeovene, constable of Bristol Castle, to give credence to Roger de Mortuo Mari, sent to take measures touching the prisoners lately arrested and the goods found on them, as the said Roger is instructed by word of mouth...

4 Jun 1276, Westminster

Licence for Letard de Henyn, king's yeoman, to grant the manor of Arneleye—which John de Burgo the elder held in chief of Henry III. and granted to Robert, bishop of Bath and Wells, who surrendered it to the king, who granted it in fee tail to the said Letard, at the service of one knight's fee—to Roger de Mortuo Mari, for the latter to hold in fee simple, at the same service.

16 Nov 1276, Westminster

Writ of aid, directed to all persons of the counties of Salop, Stafford, and Hereford, and to those having lands without the metes of counties in the adjoining parts, in favour of Roger de Mortuo Mari, appointed captain in those parts, against Llewellin son of Griffith and his accomplices.

26 Dec 1276, Cirencester

Power to Roger de Mortuo Mari to receive into the king's peace all the Welsh who may wish to come into the same, security having been first accepted for their future good behaviour, and to enter into a truce with all the Welsh who in the hope of coming into the king's peace may wish to enter into such truce.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 1, pp. 131, 145, 171, 186

30 Jan 1276, Ludgershall

Nicholas de Segrave acknowledged in chancery at Lutegarsal, for himself and his heirs, that he owes to William de Valencia and his heirs 1000 marks; to be levied in default of payment, of his lands and chattels. And Roger de Mortuo Mari came and acknowledged, for himself and his heirs, that he owes the aforesaid sum to William in case Nicholas should make default in payment.

Calendar of Close Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 1, p. 331

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26 Jan 1277, Worcester

Writ de intendendo directed to the tenants of the land of Evelismoneth in favour of Roger de Clifford, to whom the king has committed the custody of the said land surrendered into the king's hands by Roger de Mortuo Mari.

5 Feb 1277, Woodstock

Grant to the commonalty of the county of Salop, that their courtesy and aid of horses and arms and other their power to Henry de Lascy, earl [of Lincoln], and Roger de Mortuo Mari and others, who have gone on the king's service to the parts of Wales against Llewellin son of Griffin, prince of Wales, and his accomplices in rebellion, given not on account of any service due to the king, but spontaneously on their part, shall not be taken to establish any new right on the part of the king, nor be construed in any way to their prejudice....

9 Jul 1277, Wolverhampton

Writ of aid directed to all persons of Salop and Stafford in favour of Roger de Mortuo Mari, appointed captain of the army and munition of the county of Salop, against Llewellin son of Griffith and his accomplices.

24 Dec 1277, Westminster

Grant to the bailiffs and good men of Clone, at the instance of Roger de Mortuo Mari, keeper of the land and heir of John son of Alan, their lord, or murage for six years from Christmas, 6 Edward. I.

The like to Roger de Mortuo Mari's bailiffs and good men of Knython.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 1, pp. 191, 192, 218, 249

18 Jul 1277, Chester

To Roger de Mortuo Mari. Notification that the king has committed to Roger Lestrange (Extraneo) the castles of Dynasbran and of Oswestry (de Albo Monasterio) to be kept during the king's pleasure, wherefore the king wills that Roger Lestrange and his nephew (nepos) shall be intendent and counselling to Roger de Mortuo Mari whenever necessary, and also the latter's men left in the parts of Oswestry shall be intendent to Roger Lestrange when he needs their help: wherefore Roger de Mortuo Mari shall ordain what shall be best to be done in this behalf. For the rest, the king sends to him his letters patent to admit Welshmen to his peace, wherefore Roger shall receive into the king's peace those whom he shall deem fit, excepting the brother and uncle of Rhys (Resi) Vaghan, Howell Abrestrek, Griffin Vaghan of Brumfeld, whom the king will not have admitted to his peace until he shall cause provision to be made otherwise.

Calendar of Close Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 1, pp. 398-9

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4 Jan 1278, Tower of London

[Letters] for Roger de Mortuo Mari, nominating Henry de Northwode and Richard de Wiggemor his attorneys in Ireland for one year.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 1, p. 250

4 Jan 1278, The Tower

To Robert de Ufford, justiciary of Ireland. Order not to compel Roger de Mortuo Mari or his men and tenants of those parts to contribute to tallages made or to be made to invade the king's enemies and rebels until further orders, as the king understands that Roger has lands near to the king's enemies and rebels in those parts, whereby he incurs grievous and continuous costs about the defence of his lands.

18 Jun 1278, Westminster

To Roger de Clifford, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to cause Roger de Mortuo Mari to have four stags of the king's gift in the forest of Salop.

Calendar of Close Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 1, pp. 435, 463

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2 Jan 1279, Windsor

Power to Roger de Mortuo Mari to enfeoff in the king's name the men of the king's lands pertaining to his castles and demesnes of Gannok, of Rothelan, and of Flint, and to demise and grant the same in fee-farm by carucates or other certain parcels on condition that the feoffees and farmers pay their rents and services within the said towns and castles; and he may remit to them such rents and services for one, two, or three years on condition that such rents be applied by them to the repair of their houses in the said castles and towns and the cultivation of the said lands.

7 Jan 1279, Windsor

Writ de intendendo to the tenants of Kedewy, Kery, and the castle of Dolvoren, in favour of Roger de Mortuo Mari, to whom the king has granted the lands of Kedewy, Kery, and the castle aforesaid, to be held of the crown by the service of three knights' fees...

27 Apr 1279, Westminster

Writ of aid directed to all persons of the counties of Salop, Stafford, Gloucester, Hereford, Somerset, Dorset, Kermerdyn and Kardigan, for Roger de Mortuo Mari, appointed principal keeper, during pleasure, of the parts of Lampadervaur and the whole land of West Wales.

14 Nov 1279, Westminster

Letters for Roger de Mortuo Mari and Matilda his wife, nominating Peter Passemere and Robert de Assheford their attorneys in Ireland for two years.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 1, pp. 296, 297, 310, 335

6 Jan 1279, Windsor

Roger de Mortuo Mari puts in his place John de Everley and John de Cilecestre in the suit before the king concerning the purparty of the inheritance of the Marshal that William de Valencia and Joan his wife demand against Roger and Matilda, his wife.

14 Aug 1279, Overstone

To the keeper of the forest of Dene. Order to cause Roger de Mortuo Mari to have in that forest two harts and ten bucks, of the king's gift.

Calendar of Close Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 1, pp. 552, 536

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30 May 1281, Westminster

Grant to Roger de Mortuo Mari for a fine of 300 marks, which he shall pay to the keeper of the king's works at Buelt, of the marriage of Hawisia, daughter and heir of Robert de Muscegros.
Mandate to Cicely de Muscegros, in whose custody the said Hawisia is, to deliver her to the said Roger.

27 Jun 1281, Westminster

Letters for Roger de Mortuo Mari, staying in England, nominating Master Walter de Ponte Roberti, John Godard and Thomas de Wylfreton, clerk, his attorneys in Ireland, for two years.

2 Nov 1281, Westminster

Licence, for one year, for Roger de Mortuo Mari to hunt with his own dogs the fox, hare, wolf, badger and cat, in the forests in the counties of Salop and Stafford, except during fence month.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 1, pp. 441, 444, 461

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29 Oct 1282, Denbigh

Appointment, during pleasure, of Roger Springehoes, sheriff of Salop and Stafford, to the custody of the castles, lands, and tenements late of Roger de Mortuo Mari the elder, deceased, tenant in chief, in those counties in Wales and in the Marches of Wales.
Writ de intendendo directed to the tenants of the castles of Wygemore and Radenor, and all the other castles, lands and tenements.
Mandate to the constables of the castles of Wygemore and Radenor to make livery of the same, with their armour, by indenture.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 2, p. 39

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Inquisition Post Mortem

446. ROGER DE MORTUO MARI, the elder

Writ to the sheriff of Gloucester, 5 Nov. 10 Edw. I.

Gloucester. Inq. Saturday before St. Lucy, 11 Edw. I.

Aure. Land, rent and fishery worth 12l. yearly and a moiety of the advowson of the church, held of the inheritance of Maud his wife.
He held nothing in the county of his own inheritance.

Edmund his son, aged 30 and more, is his next heir.

[Gloucester.] Inq. Wednesday the feast of St. Catherine, 11 Edw. I.

Inq. Wednesday the feast of St. Catherine, 11 Edw. I.

Chorlton. 6 virgates land held of the inheritance of Maud his wife.
Chirinton. 6a. held of the marriage of the said Maud.
Hamtonet. 1 virgate land, tenure unspecified.
He held nothing of his own inheritance.
Heir as above, age unknown.
Endorsed:—This inquisition was taken within the liberty of the abbot of Cirenc[estre], where the sheriff has not ingress.

Writ to the sheriff of Somerset, 15 Nov. 10 Edw. I.

[Somerset.] Extent (undated).

Odecombe. Two parts of the manor (extent given) held of the inheritance of Maud his wife of the king in chief by service of two parts of 1 knight's fee.

Heir as above, aged 28 and more.

[Somerset.] Extent (undated).

Bruges Walteri. The castle, with a third part of the borough and 1 (?) carucate land (extent given) including 17s. rents and 17s. works from the villeins of Heygrave, 36a. arable in Notangre, 36a. arable in the marsh, and 39a. meadow in Rismore, held of the inheritance of Maud his wife of the king in chief, service unknown.

[Somerset.] Extent (undated).

Milverton. Two parts of the manor (extent given) held of the inheritance of Maud his wife of the king in chief by the service of two parts of ½ virgate land.

Writ to Robert Tibotot, justice of West Wales, 15 Nov. 10 Edw. I.

[Pembroke.] Inq. Friday after St. Nicholas, 11 Edw. I.

Nerberd. The lordship and foreign demesne. A commote called Wolfrey, and a Welsh town (extent given) of Welshry (unam villam Walensem de Walescheria) including 30s. rent of Moylhistoune, held of the king in chief and in lordship, by service that if the town or castle of Kermerdyn should be besieged by the king's enemies he should come with all his power in those parts to remove the king's enemies and (raise) the siege; and held of the inheritance of Maud his wife who is next heir of this land, and of full age. He held nothing of his own inheritance in these parts.

[Pembroke.] Inq. Friday after St. Nicholas, 11 Edw. I.

Nerberd. The lordship and internal (intrinseco) demesne of the English.
Nerberd, Robert's town, and Templar's town, country towns (ville campestre) (extent given), including 15s. rent from the land of Sottisdoune, held of the king in chief in demesne, by service at Kermerdyn with all his power (as above), of the inheritance of Maud his wife, who is next heir of this land and of full age.

He held nothing of his own inheritance in these parts.

[Carmarthen.] Inq. Saturday after St. Nicholas, 11 Edw. I.

St. Clare. The lordship and internal demesne. A third part of the town of the pourparty of the inheritance of Maud his wife, and another third part which was sometime of Sir Humphrey de Boun, father of the earl of Her[e]ford that now is (extent given), held of the king in chief in demesne, doing suit at the county (court) of Kermerdyn, and owing service to the king at Kermerdyn for his part of the town (as above). Maud his wife is next heir of the third part of the town which was of her inheritance, and Edmund his son of the other third part which was of Sir Humphrey de Boun, and was in the said Roger's hand by his own purchase, of the king's gift, and both are of full age.
He held nothing of his own inheritance in these parts.

[Carmarthen.] Inq. Saturday after St. Nicholas, 11 Edw. I.

St. Clare. The lordship and foreign demesne of the Welsh (de Walensibus). A third part of the commotes of Amgodde and Pelbiniock, of his own pourparty, and a third part which was sometime of the pourparty of Sir Humphrey de Bounne father of the earl of Her[e]ford that now is (extent given) held of the king in chief, doing suit at the county (court) of Kermerdyn for each part, and owing service to the king at Kermerdyn (as above). And he ought of right for each pourparty in war (time) to send 24 men and one horseman at each summons to the army at Kermerdyn ; and by the distraint of his bailiffs, and not of right, all his men with all their power came in the time of the late Sir Roger at each summons from each part at their own costs for three days and not more, so that they had three days' summons. Maud, his wife, is next heir of the pourparty which he held of her inheritance, and Edmund his son of the other pourparty which he had by his own purchase, of the king's gift, and both are of full age.
He held nothing of his own inheritance in these parts.

[Pembroke.] Inq. Thursday after St. Nicholas, 11 Edw. I.

Harford. The foreign and internal lordship. 2½ knights' fees, 1½ carucate and ½ bovate land (extent given), including 9s. 10½d. rent in St. Hysmael, 21s. 4d. rent in Pelkam, 6l. 10s. rent of burgesses of Harford, and 10s. pleas and perquisites of the hundred (court), held of the king in chief in demesne owing service at Kermerdyn (as above). Maud, his wife is next heir of this land, which he held of her inheritance, and of full age.
He held nothing thereof of his own inheritance.
Summary of the above extents of Harford, Nerberd and St. Clare. It cannot be ascertained whether Sir Roger held his part of St. Cler by barony or otherwise.

Writ to Master John de Saunford, escheator in Ireland, 5 Jan. 11 Edw. I.

Kildare. Extent made at the new town of Leys, Wednesday before St. Gregory the Pope, viz. 10 March, 11 Edw. I. (defaced.)

Dumasck (?) in the tenement of Leys. The manor and honor (extent given), including:—
The grange of Triuel. 14 cottars rendering 6s. yearly.
Maimolieth. 3½ carucates and 27a. land held by betagii, rendering 15l. 4s. 7d. yearly, and 1½ carucates and 17½a. and 1 stang of uncultivated land for 26s. 8d.
Ultra Triog. 2 carucates 13a. and 1½ stang of land similarly held for 8l. 2s. 10d.
O Duf's town. 2 carucates 53½(?)a. land similarly held for 4l. 10s. 10d.
Lands held by farmers:—
Dunmasck. 5 carucates 23a. and 1½ stang of land held for a term not expired by 36 farmers, rendering 22l. 11s. 3½d. yearly.
Ridcess (?) ... 37a. and 1 stang held for 31s. 0½d.
Karriclothan (?) 66½a. and 1 stang held for 60s. 6d.
Culcrithy (?) 2 carucates and 7i. land held for 8l. 4s. 8d.
Bonde (?) 21a. land held for 10s. 6d.
Rathenrr. 61a. and 1½ stang held for 54s. 6d.
Balilennegan. 74a. held for 49s. 4d.
Kancamgros (?) and Monig'. 111½a. held for 4l. 7s. 10½d.
Triuel. 46½a. and 1 stang, with the land which William Long holds there, held for 20s. 6½d.
Balisunlan (?) 16½a. held for 11s.
Nowal. 2 carucates and 56a. held for 14l. 5s. 6d.
Currath. 1 carucate 57a. and 1 stang held for 8l. 12s. 4d. (?)
Cluntyperleth. 2 carucates 15a. held for 7l. 7s. 4d. (?) Sum, 77l. 6s. 4d.
Free tenants:—
Balicollemon. 2 carucates land held by Sir Walter len Fant for 6s. 8d. and suit of court at Dunmasck.
Kyllin and Culferna (?) 5 carucates held by ... urenc' for 8l. yearly.
Cluntaperlett (?), held by Richard de Sancto Florenc' by 2i. yearly.
C ...molongan (?), held by the same, doing suit of court only.
Dif (?) .. eneg'. 2 carucates land held by Tankard Slan for 26s. 8d. yearly.
Dunmalo C ..., held by the heirs of John de Atthy for 5s. yearly, and suit of court;... held there by Walter de Tyw, for 3s. 4d. yearly without suit of court.
Reth (?) ... 6 carucates land held by Walter de Tyw by 8l. yearly and suit of court.
Bali (?) ... 4 carucates land held by Geoffrey de Appelbi for 14s. yearly, and suit of court.
Mayem (?) ... held by John son of Adam doing suit of court only.
G (?) ... 2 knights' fees held by Walter de Nefville doing suit of court only.
Clonkyn. ½ knight's fee held by Oliver son of Meiler doing suit of court only.
Offithwi. 1 knight's fee held by Patrick de Rupefort' doing suit of court only.
Sum, 18l. 15s. 10d.
Knights' services:—
Balikenan. ½ fee held by the heirs of Sir Walter de Tyw for ½ knight's service when royal service should be summoned, and suit of court.
Tristelderemot and Kilka. 4 knights' fees similarly held by Sir Walter de Ridelisford without suit of court.
Leys and Keysel in Offali. 4 knights' fees similarly held by the heirs of Maurice son of Gerald.
Allewyn. 1 fee similarly held by Walter len Fant.
Dunfyryd. ½ fee similarly held by Nicholas Gernown.
Landa de Reban. 2 fees similarly held by Robert de Sancto Michaele.
Penchoyt's town. ¼ fee similarly held by Henry de Penchoyt.
Burgages:—
The new town of Leys. 127 free burgages rendering 6l. 10s. 2d. yearly. Perquisites of the hundred 40s., &c.
Sum, 11l. 11s. 6d.
2 water mills, prisage of beer of Dunmasck, the warren, the serjeanty, and 40s. perquisites of court.
Sum, 13l. 16s.
Waste lands:—
Balisonelan. 39a. uncultivated land held by Robert de Eytun (?) for 26s. yearly.
Maymoliet. 200a. land worth 100s. in time of peace and now nothing, because of the war of the Irish.
Kariclothan (?) 1 carucate and 52a. worth 4l. 6s. in time of peace, and now nothing.
Le Nowal. 44½a. worth 22s. 3d. in time of peace.
Rathteffyn. 2½ carucates land ought to be held by Richard Coffyn for 75s. yearly in time of peace, and now nothing.

Carlow. Oboiy(?) in the town of Malorid (?) 12a. arable assigned to the honor of Dunmasck to the pourparty of Lady Maud (Matilde) and Mortuo Mari, which Roger Oteha (?) ... holds to farm for 10s. yearly.
Also 3s. 1d. yearly according to the pourparty of the land of Leinster (Lagenie) (assigned) to the manor of Dunmasck.

Kilkenny. Coyketle. 53 burgages assigned to the said pourparty rendering 53s. 8d. yearly, and 6s. ... hundred from the same burgages.
Geriponte in the same ... 9a. land with a ..., which David le Hetne (?) and Henry Airre (?) hold in fee for 7s. 6d., and it is assigned to the pourparty of the manor of Dunmasck.
Corbaly. 65½a. held by Adam (?) les Eschirunsur (?) of Kenles in Ossory, rendering 46s. 5d. to the manor of Dunmasck, according to the pourparty of Leinster assigned to the said manor.
All the above he held by reason of the hereditary right of Maud (Matildam) his wife of her pourparty assigned to her in Leinster, of the king in chief for 6 knights' services and two parts of 1 service when royal service should be summoned; but he held nothing in Ireland of his own inheritance.
There is no advowson of a church there.

C. Edw. 1. File 32. (7.) 3

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5 Sep 1284, Rhuddlan

Letters for Adam, abbot of Wygemore, John de Everle, and Roger de Luggenore, executors of the will of Roger de Mortuo Mari, staying in England, nominating Hugh de Risebury and Walter de Hopton their attorneys in Ireland for one year.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 2, p. 130

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2 Oct 1291, Bristol

Commission of oyer and terminer to Robert de Staundon and Roger de Pywelesdon, on complaint by Peter de Dolegayer that when the king granted, in fee simple, the lands of Kerry and Kedewine, to Roger de Mortuo Mari, the said Roger asserted the said Peter's land of Dolegayer to be part of them, and occupied it during his life, and now Edmund de Mortuo Mari son and heir of the said Roger continues to occupy and detain it; and the king's bailiff of the liberty of Montgomery is to summon juries &c.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 2, pp. 458-9

  Marriage Information:

Roger married Matilda (Maud) DE BRAOSE, daughter of William "Black Will" DE BRAOSE, Lord of Abergavenny, and Eva MARSHAL, shortly before 8 Nov 1246. (Matilda DE BRAOSE was born in Gower, Glamorganshire, Wales and died shortly before 23 Mar 1300/01 in Wigmore, Herefordshire, England.)

Sources


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Roger [IV] de Mortimer.

2 Complete Peerage..., Vol IX, p. 277-80.

3 Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem..., Vol. II, Edward I, pp. 265-268.


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