Ingelram II DE FIENNES
(Abt 1203-Abt 1267)
Isabelle DE CONDÉ
(-1296)
Jean DE BRIENNE, dit d'Acre
(-1296)
Jeanne DE CHÂTEAUDUN
(-1254)
Sir William DE FIENNES of Tingry, Knt.
(Abt 1245-1302)
Blanche DE BRIENNE
(-Aft 1285)
Margaret DE FIENNES
(-1334)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Sir Edmund "the Elder" DE MORTIMER of Wigmore, Knt.

  • Matilda (Maud) DE MORTIMER+
  • Sir Roger DE MORTIMER of Wigmore, Knt.+
  • Joan DE MORTIMER
  • John DE MORTIMER
  • Elizabeth DE MORTIMER
  • Hugh DE MORTIMER
  • Walter DE MORTIMER
  • Edmund DE MORTIMER

Margaret DE FIENNES

  • Married: Before 1286
  • Died: 7 Feb 1333/4

  General Notes:

Compiler's 24 x great-grandmother

  Research Notes:

A manuscript narrating the foundation of Wigmore Abbey records that “Edmundus de Mortuomari…Rogeri de Mortuomari…secundogenitus” married “Margaretam…filiam domini Willielmi de Fendles de Hispania”, adding that she was “dominæ Alianoræ reginæ Angliæ…consanguineam”. 1

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25 Sep 1304, Durham

Letters for Margaret, late the wife of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, staying in England, nominating Thomas de Banewell and Thomas de Lonesdale her attorneys in Ireland for two years.

18 Oct 1304, Beverley

Licence for Margaret late the wife of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, to let to farm to whomsoever she will, for seven years, her manors of Erleslene and Orleton.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 4, pp. 260, 265

2 Sep 1304, Horton

To Walter de Glouc[estria], escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to Margaret, late the wife of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, tenant in chief, the castle and manor of Bridgewater (Brug' Walteri) and the manor of Odycomb, co. Somerset, and the manors of Kyngeslene, Erleslene, Penebrug and Orleton, co. Hereford, which she has taken into the king's hands by reason of Edmunds death, and to restore to her the issues received thence by him, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that Edmund and Margaret were jointly enfeoffed of the castle and manors of John Wake, and that they continued their seisin thereof until Edmund's death and that the said castle and manor of Odycombe are held of the king in chief as members of the barony of Radenore, and that the manor of Orleton is held of the king as a member of the barony of Wygemore, and the king, compassionating Margaret's ill-health, has given power to the escheator to receive from her fealty for the castle and manors.

Calendar of Close Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 5, p. 171

23 Sep 1304, Finchale

Margaret, late the wife of Edward de Mortuo Mari, tenant in chief, puts in her place Adam de Herwynton and Walter de Thornbury, clerks, to demand and receive in chancery her dower of the lands, knights' fees and advowsons of churches that belonged to Edmund.—Afterwards she put in her place Reginald de Wykewan, clerk, together with the said Adam and Walter, in form aforesaid, and she puts Adam and Reginald in her place to demand and receive her dower of 120l. yearly of land, which was demised by Edmund to Geoffrey de Geynvill and Maud, his wife, for a term that has not yet expired.

Calendar of Close Rolls, Edward I, vol. 5, pp. 219-220

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19 Jun 1305, Findon

To Walter de Gloucestr[ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to Margaret, late the wife of Edmund to Mortuo Mari, tenant in chief, the following of the knights' fees that belonged to Edmund, which the king has assigned to her in dower: a fee in Aihston, co. Hereford, which William le Blund holds...; a fee in Bleye, in the same county, which John de Burleye holds...; a fee in Kynardesle, in the same county, which Hugh de Kynardesle holds...; a fee in Bourton, Wymoneston and Bertinghope, in the same county, which Ralph de Sancto Audoeno holds...; a quarter of a fee in Brockeswode, in the same county, which...Hugh le Poer holds...; a moiety of a fee in Stok de Blez, in the same county, which...Margaret de Banewell holds...; a fee in Grancete, co. Cambridge, which Henry de Lacy, earl of Lincoln, holds...; a fee in Trumpeton, in the same county, which Giles de Trumpeton holds...; 1½ knights' fees in the same town, which John de Kaylly holds...; a moiety of a fee in Burghfeld, co. Bucks, which...Roger de Burghfeld holds...; two fees in Boclond and Chilton, co. Somerset, which...the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England holds...; a fee in Berton, in the same county, which Nicholas de Watton holds...; a moiety of a fee in Walton, in the same county, which...the heirs of Robert de Braunton hold...; a fee in Cherleton, in the same county, which William de Staunton holds...; a fee in the same town, which the prior of Breuiton holds...; a moiety of a fee in the same town, which...Herbert de Marays holds...; two parts of a fee in Suthho, co. Huntingdon, which...John de Ferar[iis] holds...; a third of a fee in the same town, which...Oliver la Zusche holds...; three parts of a fee with its appurtenances in Upclatford, co. Hants, which...Thomas Spirecok and Claricia de Sakevill hold...; a third of a knight's fee in Anne Sauvage, in the same county, which...John de Anne holds...; a moiety of a fee in Botteleye, in the same county, which...John de Turvill holds...; a moiety of a fee in Shirleye, in the same county, which...Richard de Barflete holds...; a moiety of a fee in Flitte, co. Bedford, which...Alan la Zusche holds...; 1 1/3 fees in Torveston, co. Buckingham, which the said Alan holds...; a fee in Rolandrit, co. Oxford, which Alan holds...; two fees in Hilprington, co. Wilts, which Alan holds...; a fee in Soudington, co. Worcester, which Richard son of Roger le Porter, John de Doverdale and Eustachia, his wife, Walter le Blound and Joan, his wife, hold...; a fee in Ribbeford and Oke, in the same county, which Henry de Ribbeford holds...; a quarter of a fee in Momele, in the same county, which...Walter de Shekenhurst holds...; a fee in La Sete, co. Salop, which Adam de la Sete holds...; a fee in Nene Sauvage and Eudon, in the same county, which John de Sancto Georgio holds...; a fee in Overton and Corneye, in the same county, which Geoffrey de Overton holds...; a fee in Bukenhull and Adelaghton, in the same county, which Gilbert de Bukenhull and the abbot of Wygemore hold...; two fees in Soudbury and Neuton, in the same county, which Ralph Darraz holds...; a tenth of a fee in Tourpleton, in the same county, which...John de Pedewardin holds...; a tenth of a fee in Leyntwardin, in the same county, which...William de Mortuo Mari holds...; a fee in Nene Solers, in the same county, which the parceners of Nene Solers hold...; a fee in Dounton, in the same county, which Thomas de Dounton holds...; a third of a knight's fee in Babbeneye, in the same county, which...Henry de Rybbesford holds...

To [Walter] de Gloucestr[ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to the aforesaid Margaret the following of the advowsons of churches that belonged to the said Edmund, which the king has assigned to her in dower; the advowsons of the church of Old Radenor, co. Hereford...; the advowson of the church of New Radenore, in the same county...; and the advowson of the church of St. Andrew, Aure, co. Gloucester...

Calendar of Close Rolls, Edward I, vol. 5, pp. 274-276

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18 May 1306, Winchester

To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to cause Margaret, late the wife of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, to have seisin of a messuage and of a moiety of a virgate and of a nook (noke) of land in Thornbury, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the sheriff that the premises, which John le Palmere, who was hanged for felony, held, have been in the king's hands for a year and a day, and that John held them of Margaret, and that the township of Thornbury has had the king's year and a day thereof, for which it ought to answer to the king.

Calendar of Close Rolls, Edward I, vol. 5, p. 386

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27 Apr 1314, Kingston-upon-Hull

Licence to Margaret de Mortuo Mari to demise the manor of Worthy, which she holds in dower, and which is held in chief, to Aline la Poer, to hold for the life of the grantee subject to the accustomed services.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. II, vol. 2, p. 106

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28 Apr 1315, Westminster

Licence, at the instance of Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford and Essex, for Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wyggemore to grant 100 librates of rent in Norton and Bremesgrave, co. Worcester, held in chief, to John son of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, and the heirs male of his body, with remainder failing such issue, to Margaret late the wife of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, for her life, in case she survived the said John son of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, and in case of her predeceasing him, or upon her death, to the said Roger de Mortuo Mari and his heirs.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. II, vol. 2, p. 276

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30 Jun 1316, Westminster

Licence for Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wyggemore to grant to Edmund his son and to Elizabeth his wife, and the heirs of his body, the reversions of the manor of Oddecumbe, and of the castle and a moiety of the manor of Bruggewater, co. Somerset, and of the manor of Crondon, co. Buckingham, held in chief, which Margaret, late the wife of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, father of the said Roger, whose heir he is, holds for her life of his inheritance....

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. II, vol. 2, p. 491

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28 Jul 1317, Nottingham

To Margaret de Mortymer for 100 footmen in her lands of Kery and Warthrenon [in aid of the Scotch war]...

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 11 Edw. II, vol. [6], p. 563

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10 Jun 1320, Wix

Order to the [Escheator on this side Trent] not to molest Peter de Grandisono and Blanche his wife by reason of their acquisition of the manor of Much Marcley, co. Herford, held in chief, of Margaret de Mortuo Mari, to hold in survivorship, and of their entry therein without licence, the king having pardoned their trespass herein for a fine of 10l. made by the said Peter.

Calendar of Fine Rolls, vol. 2, Edw. II, p. 26

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26 Jan 1321, Westminster

Pardon to Peter de Grandisono and Blanche, his wife, for acquiring without licence for their lives the manor of Much Marcle, co. Hereford, from Margaret de Mortuo Mari, tenant in chief...

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. II, vol. 3, p. 556

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14 Feb 1322, Gloucester

[Writ of aid] for Walter le Gras, and Cardigan ap Howel to raise 200 footmen from the land of Radenore; with mandate to Margaret, late the wife of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, or her bailiff, to deliver the men without delay.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. II, vol. 4, p. 74

10 Dec 1322, Haddlesey

To Master John Walewayn, escheator beyond Trent. As the escheator has certified the king that his sub-escheator in co. Worcester, by virtue of the king's writ to take into his hands the lands of rebels, believing that Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wygemor, who then held a part of the manors of Norton and Bremesgrave, was seised of these manors entirely, whereas Margaret, late the wife of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, held a 100l. yearly rent thereof in name of dower of the dotation of the said Edmund, impeded Margaret concerning the receipt of that rent, but did not amove her therefrom, the king orders the escheator to amove such impediment.

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 16 Edw. II, vol. [7], p. 615

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21 Mar 1323, Lenton

Mandate to Humphrey de Littlebury, keeper of the castle, town, land and lordship of the land of Radenore, which the king for certain causes lately caused to be taken into his hands by the said Humphrey, and afterwards, upon information that Margaret de Mortymer held the same in dower, commanded to be restored to her, on 9 February, 15 Edward II.... and after her death the said premises are to revert to the king by reason of the forfeiture incurred by Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wyggemor to whom the same ought of hereditary right to have descended.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. II, vol. 4, p. 266

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3 Jan 1326, Haughley

Appointment, during pleasure, of John Danyel to the custody of the castle and land of Radenore, where Margaret, lady Mortimer (de Mortuo Mari) of Wygemor, mother of Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wygemor, the king's rebel, was accustomed to stay, and at which place as well as at Worcester she was accustomed, as the king is informed, to hold meetings of suspected persons, for which reason the king has commanded her to be removed from Worcester to the abbey of Elnestowe by Bedeford; and the said John is to receive the same fee as other constables of that castle, and the said Margaret is to receive the issues thereof by some receiver appointed by herself and satisfy the said John of his fee.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. II, vol. 5, p. 206

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1 Mar 1334, York

Commitment during pleasure to John de Hegham and Hugh de Glaumvill of the keeping of the castle of Radenore and the land there called Radenoreslond, co. Hereford, and of the manors of Pembrugge and Kyngeslane with the members and other appurtenances, co. Hereford, and of the manors of Orleton, co. Hereford, and Grendon, co. Buckingham, which Margaret, late the wife of Edmund de Mortuo Mari the elder held for life of the inheritance of the heir of Edmund de Mortuo Mari the younger, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's ward, to hold with the issues thereof from Margaret's death, so that they answer for the issues at the exchequer....

13 Apr 1334, St. Ives

Commitment to the king's yeoman, John de Hethay, of the keeping of the manor of Crondon, co. Buckingham, which Margaret de Mortuo Mari, deceased, held, to hold until the lawful age of Roger, son and heir of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, so that he answers for the issues at the exchequer....

Calendar of Fine Rolls, Edw. III, vol. 4, pp. 393, 405

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1 Feb 1335, Roxburgh

Commitment to the king's yeoman, John de Ethey, of the keeping of the manor of Beudle, co. Worcester, which Margaret de Mortuo Mari, deceased, held for life of the inheritance of the heir to Edmund de Mortuo Mari, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's ward, to hold until the lawful age of the said heir, rendering yearly at the exchequer as much as others will render.

Calendar of Fine Rolls, Edw. III, vol. 4, p. 431

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Inquisition Post Mortem.

577. MARGARET, LATE THE WIFE OF EDMUND DE MORTUO MARI.

Writ, 21 February, 8 Edward III. [1333/4]

SOMERSET. Inq. Saturday after St. John ante Portam Latinam, [8] Edward III.

Briggewater. The castle, and a third part of Briggewater, held for life of the inheritance of Edmund [de Mortuo Mari the younger, deceased, who held of the king in chief and was in the king's wardship, by fine levied in the king's court] . . . . . . . . .
Odecombe. Two parts held for life of the king in chief, of the said inheritance, by the aforesaid fine.

Roger, son of Edmund de Mortuo Mari the younger, aged 7 years, is next heir after the death of Elizabeth late the wife of the said Edmund the younger, who holds the premises of her life by the grant of Roger de Mortuo Mari, father of the said Edmund the younger, by the king's licence.

Writ, 21 February, 8 Edward III.

BUCKINGHAM. Inq. 16 May, 8 Edward III.

Crendon. A third part of the manor (extent given), held for life, of the above inheritance, by fine levied in the king's court, of the king as of his marshaley, service unknown.

Heir as above, aged 5 years and more.

C. Edw. III. File 38. (15.) 2

  Marriage Information:

Margaret married Sir Edmund "the Elder" DE MORTIMER of Wigmore, Knt., son of Sir Roger IV DE MORTIMER of Wigmore, Knt. and Matilda (Maud) DE BRAOSE, before 1286. (Edmund DE MORTIMER was born before 1251 in Wigmore, Hereford, England and died on 17 Jul 1304 in Wigmore Castle, Wigmore, Hereford, England.)

Sources


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy: Marguerite de Fiennes.

2 Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem..., Vol. VII, Edward III, p. 400.


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