Biography of Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330

Timeline

On Sep 1285 Edmund Mortimer 2nd Baron Mortimer Wigmore 1251-1304 and Margaret Fiennes 1269- were married

On 25 Apr 1287 Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 was born to Edmund Mortimer 2nd Baron Mortimer Wigmore 1251-1304 and Margaret Fiennes 1269-

Battle of Falkirk

On 22 Jul 1298 Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307 (59) defeated the Scottish army led by William Wallace during the Battle of Falkirk at Falkirk using archers to firstly attack the Scottish shiltrons with the heavy cavalry with infantry completing the defeat. The English were described in the Falkirk Roll that lists 111 men with their armorials including:
Guy Beauchamp 10th Earl Warwick 1272-1315
Walter Beauchamp 1243-1303
Roger Bigod 5th Earl Norfolk 1245-1306 (53)
Humphrey Bohun 3rd Earl Hereford, 2nd Earl Essex 1249-1298
Robert Clifford 1st Baron Clifford 1274-1314 (24)
Hugh "Elder" Despencer 1st Earl Winchester 1261-1326
William Ferrers 1st Baron Ferrers Groby 1272-1325
Thomas Berkeley 6th Baron Berkeley 1245-1321
Maurice Berkeley 7th Baron Berkeley 1271-1326
Henry Grey 1st Baron Grey Codnor 1255-1308
Reginald Grey 1st Baron Grey Wilton 1240-1308
John Grey 2nd Baron Grey Wilton 1268-1323
John Mohun 1st Baron Mohun Dunster 1269-1330
Simon Montagu 1st Baron Montagu 1250-1316
Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (11)
William Ros 1st Baron Ros Helmsley 1255-1316
John Segrave 2nd Baron Segrave 1256-1325 (42)
Nicholas Segrave 1256-1321 (42)
Robert Vere 6th Earl Oxford 1257-1331 (41)
Alan Zouche 1st Baron Zouche Ashby 1267-1314
Thomas Plantagenet 2nd Earl Leicester, 2nd Earl Lancaster, 5th Earl Salisbury, 4th Earl Lincoln 1278-1322 (20)
Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl Leicester, 3rd Earl Lancaster 1281-1345 (17)
John Warenne 6th Earl Surrey 1231-1304 (67)
Henry Percy 1st Baron Percy 1273-1314
Hugh Courtenay 9th Earl Devon 1276-1340 (21)
Richard Fitzalan 8th Earl Arundel 1267-1302 (31)
Henry Beaumont 4th Earl Buchan 1279-1340
John Capet II Duke Brittany 1239-1305 (59)
Philip Darcy 1258-1333
Robert Fitzroger
Robert Fitzwalter 1st Baron Fitzwalter 1247-1326 (50), or possiby a Roger Fitzwalter?
Simon Fraser -1306
Aymer Valence 2nd Earl Pembroke 1275-1324 (23)
John Wake 1st Baron Wake Liddell 1268-1300 (30), and
Henry Lacy 3rd Earl Lincoln, 4th Earl Salisbury 1251-1311 (47).
William Scrope 1245-1312 was knighted.
John Stewart -1298 was killed.
William Boyd 4th Earl Kilmarnock 1705-1746 (-407) fought.

On 20 Sep 1301 Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (14) and Joan Geneville Baroness Mortimer Wigmore, 2nd Baroness Geneville 1286-1356 (15) were married

In 1303 Edmund Mortimer 1303-1331 was born to Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (15) and Joan Geneville Baroness Mortimer Wigmore, 2nd Baroness Geneville 1286-1356 (16)

In 1304 Margaret Mortimer Baroness Berkeley 1304-1337 was born to Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (16) and Joan Geneville Baroness Mortimer Wigmore, 2nd Baroness Geneville 1286-1356 (17)

In Jul 1304 Edmund Mortimer 2nd Baron Mortimer Wigmore 1251-1304 died at Wigmore Castle, Wigmore, Herefordshire. His son Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (17) succeeded 3rd Baron Mortimer Wigmore. Joan Geneville Baroness Mortimer Wigmore, 2nd Baroness Geneville 1286-1356 (18) by marriage Baroness Mortimer Wigmore

In 1307 Maud Mortimer 1307-1345 was born to Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (20) and Joan Geneville Baroness Mortimer Wigmore, 2nd Baroness Geneville 1286-1356 (21)

Coronation of Edward II and Isabella

On 25 Feb 1308 Edward II King England 1284-1327 (23) was crowned II King England: Plantagenet Angevin at Westminster Abbey by Henry Woodlock, Bishop Winchester. Isabella Capet Queen Consort England 1295-1358 (13) was crowned as Queen Consort England. .
Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall 1284-1312 carried the Royal Crown.
William Marshal 1st Baron Marshal 1277-1314 (30) carried the Gilt Spurs.
Humphrey Bohun 4th Earl Hereford, 3rd Earl Essex 1276-1322 (32) carried the Royal Sceptre.
Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl Leicester, 3rd Earl Lancaster 1281-1345 (26) carried the Royal Rod.
Thomas Plantagenet 2nd Earl Leicester, 2nd Earl Lancaster, 5th Earl Salisbury, 4th Earl Lincoln 1278-1322 (30) carried the sword Curtana (the sword of Edward the Confessor).
Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (20) carried the table bearing the Royal Robes.
Thomas Grey 1280-1344 and Robert Fitzwalter 1st Baron Fitzwalter 1247-1326 (60) attended.

In 1309 Geoffrey Mortimer 1309-1372 was born to Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (21) and Joan Geneville Baroness Mortimer Wigmore, 2nd Baroness Geneville 1286-1356 (22)

In 1310 John Mortimer 1310-1328 was born to Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (22) and Joan Geneville Baroness Mortimer Wigmore, 2nd Baroness Geneville 1286-1356 (23)

In 1312 Joan Mortimer 1312-1337 was born to Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (24) and Joan Geneville Baroness Mortimer Wigmore, 2nd Baroness Geneville 1286-1356 (25)

Around 1312 Blanche Mortimer Baroness Grandison 1312-1347 was born to Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (24) and Joan Geneville Baroness Mortimer Wigmore, 2nd Baroness Geneville 1286-1356 (25) at Wigmore, Herefordshire

Around 1314 Katherine Mortimer Countess Warwick 1314-1369 was born to Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (25) and Joan Geneville Baroness Mortimer Wigmore, 2nd Baroness Geneville 1286-1356 (26)

In 1313 Isabella Mortimer 1313-1327 was born to Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (25) and Joan Geneville Baroness Mortimer Wigmore, 2nd Baroness Geneville 1286-1356 (26)

In 1317 Agnes Mortimer 1317-1368 was born to Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (29) and Joan Geneville Baroness Mortimer Wigmore, 2nd Baroness Geneville 1286-1356 (30)

In 1322 Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (34) was imprisoned at Tower of London, Tower Hill, City of London

Around 1322 Beatrice Mortimer 1322-1383 was born to Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (34) and Joan Geneville Baroness Mortimer Wigmore, 2nd Baroness Geneville 1286-1356 (35) at Wigmore, Herefordshire

Battle of Boroughbridge

On 16 Mar 1322 the rebel army led by Thomas Plantagenet 2nd Earl Leicester, 2nd Earl Lancaster, 5th Earl Salisbury, 4th Earl Lincoln 1278-1322 (44) attempted to cross the bridge at Boroughbridge, Yorkshire. Their path was blocked by forces loyal to the King led by Andrew Harclay 1st Earl Carlisle 1270-1323. Humphrey Bohun 4th Earl Hereford, 3rd Earl Essex 1276-1322 (46) was killed. Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere 1275-1322, Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (34), John Botetort 1st Baron Botetort 1265-1324 (56) and John Maltravers 1st Baron Maltravers 1290-1365 (32) fought for the rebels. Roger Clifford 2nd Baron Clifford 1300-1322, Nicholas Longford 1288-1356 (33), Thomas Plantagenet 2nd Earl Leicester, 2nd Earl Lancaster, 5th Earl Salisbury, 4th Earl Lincoln 1278-1322 (44), John Mowbray 2nd Baron Mowbray 1286-1322 were captured. Warin Lisle 1271-1322 was hanged after the battle. .
Following the battle Hugh Audley 1st Earl Gloucester 1291-1347 and his wife Margaret Clare Countess Gloucester -1342 were both imprisoned. He in Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and she in Sempringham Priory, Sempringham, Lincolnshire.
John Clinton 2nd Baron Clinton 1300-1335, Ralph Greystoke 1st Baron Greystoke 1299-1323, William Latimer 2nd Baron Latimer Corby 1276-1327 (46), Robert Lisle 1st Baron Lisle 1288-1344 (34), Domhnall Mar II Earl Mar 1293- and Peter Saltmarsh 1280-1338 (41) fought for the King.
Adam Everingham 1st Baron Laxton 1279-1341 (42) was captured

On Aug 1323 Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (36) escaped to France and to Isabella Capet Queen Consort England 1295-1358 (28) at Tower of London, Tower Hill, City of London

Return of Queen Isabella and Roger Mortimer

In Oct 1326 Isabella Capet Queen Consort England 1295-1358 (31) landed at Orford, Suffolk with Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (39), John Maltravers 1st Baron Maltravers 1290-1365 (36) and Nicholas Abrichecourt 1290-. .

On 24 Nov 1326 Hugh "Younger" Despencer 1286-1326 was hanged in Hereford, Herefordshire. Isabella Capet Queen Consort England 1295-1358 (31) and Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (39) were present.
He was dragged naked through the streets, for the crowd's mistreatment. He was made a spectacle, which included writing on his body biblical verses against the capital sins he was accused of. Then he was hanged as a mere commoner, yet released before full asphyxiation could happen.
He was then tied firmly to a ladder and his genitals sliced off and burned while he was still conscious. His entrails were slowly pulled out; finally, his heart was cut out and thrown into a fire.
His body was beheaded and cut into four pieces. His head was mounted on the gates of London.

Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton

On 17 Mar 1328 Robert the Bruce (53) signed the Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton bringing to an end the First Scottish War of Independence. The English Parliament signed at Northampton, Northamptonshire on 03 May 1328. The terms of the Treaty included:
Scotland to pay England £100,000 sterling,
The Kingdom of Scotland as fully independent,
Robert the Bruce (53), and his heirs and successors, as the rightful rulers of Scotland, and
The border between Scotland and England as that recognised under the reign of Alexander III (1249–1286).
The Treaty lasted four years only being regarded by the English nobility as humiliating; the work of Edward's (15) mother Isabella Capet Queen Consort England 1295-1358 (33) and Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (40) rather than King Edward (15). Two years after King Edward (15) commenced his personal reign he commenced the Second War of Scottish Independence in Aug 1332.

Mortimer Double Marriage and Tournament

On 31 May 1328 the Mortimer family leveraged their new status at a lavish ceremony that celebrated two marriages in Hereford, Herefordshire. Edward Plantagenet 1320-1334 and Beatrice Mortimer 1322-1383 were married. Laurence Hastings 1st Earl Pembroke 1319-1348 (9) and Agnes Mortimer 1317-1368 were married. Edward III King England 1312-1377 (15) and his mother Isabella Capet Queen Consort England 1295-1358 (33) attended as well as Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (41). .

Roger Mortimer created Earl of March

In Oct 1328 Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (41) was created 1st Earl March (1C 1328) by his own authority to the surprise, perhaps astonishment, of the nobility who compared his behaviour as similar to the usurped Edward II. .

Execution of Edmund of Woodstock

On 19 Mar 1330 the King's uncle Edmund Plantagenet 1st Earl Kent 1301-1330 (28) was beheaded at Winchester Castle, Winchester, Hampshire by a convicted latrine cleaner who was also facing the death penalty; no-one else would undertake the task. He had been convicted of plotting against the court believing his brother Edward II was still alive. It later emerged the plot had been created by Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (42) to entrap Edmund Plantagenet 1st Earl Kent 1301-1330 (28). Edward III King England 1312-1377 (17) was unable to show leniency risking complicity in the plot.

On 19 Oct 1330 Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (43) taken to Leicester, Leicestershire

After 19 Nov 1330 Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (43) was imprisoned at Tower of London, Tower Hill, City of London

On 26 Nov 1330 Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (43) was tried at Westminster Hall, Westminster Palace, Westminster

Execution of Roger Mortimer

On 29 Nov 1330 Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (43) was hanged naked at Tyburn, Middlesex accused of assuming royal power and of various other high misdemeanours. His body hung at the gallows for two days and nights. .

Before 06 Jul 1336 Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford 1301-1372 (34) abducted Margaret Audley Countess Stafford 1318-1349. She being the heir of the very wealthy Hugh Audley 1st Earl Gloucester 1291-1347 ; considerably more wealthy than Ralph. Edward III King England 1312-1377 (23) was sympathetic despite the complaint of her father since Ralph had been one of Edward III King England 1312-1377 (23) 's key supporters during the plot to arrest Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330. Margaret Audley Countess Stafford 1318-1349 's father was subsequently created Earl as a quid pro quo.

On 19 Oct 1356 Joan Geneville Baroness Mortimer Wigmore, 2nd Baroness Geneville 1286-1356 (70) died

Edward III arrests Roger Mortimer

Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire through tunnels, met with Edward III King England 1312-1377, and arrested Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 and his son Geoffrey Mortimer 1309-1372 in the presence of Isabella Capet Queen Consort England 1295-1358. .

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Mortimer

Descendants Family Trees:

Llewellyn "The Great" Aberffraw 1172-1240

John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 14 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex -858

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 4 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd 1100-1170

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 10 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth 880-950

Kings Powys: Great x 5 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys 1047-1132

Kings England: Great x 3 Grand Son of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Kings Scotland: Great x 7 Grand Son of Malcolm III King Scotland 1031-1093

Kings Franks: Great x 14 Grand Son of Louis "Pious" King Aquitaine, I King Franks 778-840

Kings France: Great x 7 Grand Son of Henry I King France 1008-1060

Ancestry

Father: Edmund Mortimer 2nd Baron Mortimer Wigmore 1251-1304 Great x 2 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

GrandFather: Roger Mortimer 1st Baron Mortimer Wigmore 1231-1282 Great Grandson John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great GrandFather: Ralph Mortimer 1190-1246

Great x 2 GrandFather: Roger Mortimer 1152-1214

Great x 3 GrandFather: Hugh Mortimer -1181

Great x 3 GrandMother: Matilda Gernon

Great x 2 GrandMother: Isabel Ferrers -1219

Great x 3 GrandFather: Walchelin Ferrers -1201

Great GrandMother: Gwladus verch Llewelyn "Dark Eyed" Aberffraw 1194-1251 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 2 GrandFather: Llewellyn "The Great" Aberffraw 1172-1240

Great x 3 GrandFather: Iorwerth "Drwyndwn aka Flat Nosed" Aberffraw 1130-1174

Great x 3 GrandMother: Marared ferch Madog Mathrafal

Great x 2 GrandMother: Joan Plantagenet 1191-1237 Daughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandFather: John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 Son Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandMother: Adela Plantagenet

GrandMother: Maud Braose 1224-1301

Great GrandFather: William Braose -1230

Great x 2 GrandFather: Reginald Braose 1182-1227

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Braose 4th Baron Bramber 1144-1211

Great x 3 GrandMother: Maud "Lady of Hay" St Valery Baroness Bramber 1155-1210

Great x 2 GrandMother: Graecia Briwere

Great GrandMother: Eva Marshal 1203-1246

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Marshal 1st Earl Pembroke 1146-1219

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Fitzgilbert 1105-1165

Great x 3 GrandMother: Sybil Salisbury

Great x 2 GrandMother: Isabel Clare 4th Countess Pembroke 1172-1220

Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard "Strongbow" Clare 2nd Earl Pembroke, 1st Earl Buckingham 1130-1176

Great x 3 GrandMother: Aoife NI Diarmait Macmurrough Countess Pembroke, Countess Buckingham 1145-1188

Mother: Margaret Fiennes 1269- Great x 4 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

GrandFather: William Fiennes 1245-1302

Great GrandFather: Enguerrand Ingleram Fiennes 1210-1265

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Fiennes 1160-1240

Great x 3 GrandFather: Engeurrand "Crusader" Fiennes 1128-1189

Great x 3 GrandMother: Sibylle Flanders -1223

Great x 2 GrandMother: Agnes Dammartin

Great x 3 GrandFather: Alberic Dammartin -1200

Great x 3 GrandMother: Mathilde Clermont -1200

Great GrandMother: Isabel Provence

GrandMother: Blanche Beaumont 1252-1302 Great x 3 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great GrandFather: John Beaumont 1232- Great x 2 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 2 GrandFather: John de Brienne I King Jerusalem 1170-1237

Great x 3 GrandFather: Erard Brienne II Count Brienne -1191

Great x 3 GrandMother: Agnès Montfaucon Count Brienne

Great x 2 GrandMother: Beregaria Ivrea 1204-1237 Great Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandFather: Alfonso IX King Leon 1171-1230

Great x 3 GrandMother: Berengaria Ivrea I Queen Castile 1179-1246 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great GrandMother: Jeanne Chateaudun 1227-1252

Great x 2 GrandFather: Geoffrey Chateaudun VI Viscount Châteaudun -1250

Great x 3 GrandFather: Geoffrey Chateaudun V Viscount Châteaudun -1218

Great x 2 GrandMother: Clemence Roches Count Blois