BIOGRAPHY OF ROGER MORTIMER 1ST EARL MARCH 1287-1330

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On 25 Apr 1287 Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 was born to Edmund Mortimer 2nd Baron Mortimer Wigmore 1251-1304 (36) and Margaret Fiennes 1269- (18)

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 and infantry completing the defeat. The English were described in the Falkirk Roll that lists 111 men with their armorials. The English army included: Guy Beauchamp 10th Earl Warwick 1272-1315 (26) , Walter Beauchamp 1243-1303 (55) , Roger Bigod 5th Earl Norfolk 1245-1306 (53) , Humphrey Bohun 3rd Earl Hereford, 2nd Earl Essex 1249-1298 (49) , Robert Clifford 1st Baron Clifford 1274-1314 (24) , Hugh "Elder" Despencer 1st Earl Winchester 1261-1326 (37) , William Ferrers 1st Baron Ferrers Groby 1272-1325 (26) , Thomas Berkeley 6th Baron Berkeley 1245-1321 (52) , Maurice Berkeley 7th Baron Berkeley 1271-1326 (27) , Henry Grey 1st Baron Grey Codnor 1255-1308 (43) , Reginald Grey 1st Baron Grey Wilton 1240-1308 (58) , John Grey 2nd Baron Grey Wilton 1268-1323 (30) , John Mohun 1st Baron Mohun Dunster 1269-1330 (29) , Simon Montagu 1st Baron Montagu 1250-1316 (48) , Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (11) , William Ros 1st Baron Ros Helmsley 1255-1316 (43) , 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 (30) , 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 (25) , Hugh Courtenay 9th Earl Devon 1276-1340 (21) , Richard Fitzalan 8th Earl Arundel 1267-1302 (31) , Henry Beaumont 4th Earl Buchan 1279-1340 (18) , John Capet II Duke Brittany 1239-1305 (59) , Philip Darcy, Robert Fitzroger, 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 (53) was knighted. Of the Scottish army John Stewart -1298 was killed. William Boyd 4th Earl Kilmarnock 1705-1746 fought.

On 20 Sep 1301 Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (14) and Joan Geneville 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 Geneville 1286-1356 (16)

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

On Jul 1304 Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (17) succeeded 3rd Baron Mortimer Wigmore

In 1307 Maud Mortimer 1307-1345 was born to Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (19) and Joan Geneville Baroness Geneville 1286-1356 (20)

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 (24) 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 (27) 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 (28) and Robert Fitzwalter 1st Baron Fitzwalter 1247-1326 (61) [Coronation of Edward II and Isabella].

In 1309 Geoffrey Mortimer 1309-1372 was born to Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (21) and Joan Geneville 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 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 Geneville 1286-1356 (25)

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

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

Around 1314 Katherine Mortimer 1314-1369 was born to Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (26) and Joan Geneville Baroness Geneville 1286-1356 (27)

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

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

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

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. Their path was blocked by forces loyal to the King led by Andrew Harclay 1st Earl Carlisle 1270-1323 (52) . Humphrey Bohun 4th Earl Hereford, 3rd Earl Essex 1276-1322 (46) was killed. Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere 1275-1322 (46) , Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (34) , John Botetort 1st Baron Botetort 1265-1324 (57) and John Maltravers 1st Baron Maltravers 1290-1365 (32) fought for the rebels. Roger Clifford 2nd Baron Clifford 1300-1322 (22) , Nicholas Longford 1288-1356 (34) , Thomas Plantagenet 2nd Earl Leicester, 2nd Earl Lancaster, 5th Earl Salisbury, 4th Earl Lincoln 1278-1322 (44) , John Mowbray 2nd Baron Mowbray 1286-1322 (35) were captured. Warin Lisle 1271-1322 (51) hanged after the battle. [Battle of Boroughbridge].

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

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

On 31 May 1328 the Mortimer family leveraged their new status at a lavish ceremony that celebrated two marriages in Hereford. Edward Plantagenet 1320-1334 (8) and Beatrice Mortimer 1322-1383 (6) were married. Laurence Hastings 1st Earl Pembroke 1319-1348 (9) and Agnes Mortimer 1317-1368 (11) 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) . [Mortimer Double Marriage and Tournament].

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 recognised his behaviour as similar to the usurped Edward II. [Roger Mortimer created Earl of March].

On 19 Mar 1330 the King's uncle Edmund Plantagenet 1st Earl Kent 1301-1330 (28) was beheaded at Winchester Castle 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. [Execution of Edmund of Woodstock]

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

On 19 Oct 1330 John Neville 1299-1335 (30) , William Eland, William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton 1309-1361 (20) , William Clinton 1st Earl Huntingdon 1304-1354 (26) and William Montagu 1st Earl Salisbury 1301-1349 (29) , friends of Edward III King England 1312-1377 (17) secretly entered Nottingham Castle through tunnels, met with Edward III King England 1312-1377 (17) , and arrested Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (43) and his son Geoffrey Mortimer 1309-1372 (21) in the presence of Isabella Capet Queen Consort England 1295-1358 (35) [Edward III arrests Roger Mortimer].

After 19 Nov 1330 Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 was imprisoned at Tower of London

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

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

Before 06 Jul 1336 Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford 1301-1372 abducted Margaret Audley 2nd Baroness Audley Stratton Audley 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 was sympathetic despite the complaint of her father since Ralph had been one of Edward III King England 1312-1377's key supporters during the plot to arrest Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330. Margaret Audley 2nd Baroness Audley Stratton Audley 1318-1349's father was subsequently created Earl as a quid pro quo.

ANCESTRY

Father: Edmund Mortimer 2nd Baron Mortimer Wigmore 1251-1304

GrandFather: Roger Mortimer 1st Baron Mortimer Wigmore 1231-1282

1G GrandFather: Ralph Mortimer 1190-1246

2G GrandFather: Roger Mortimer 1152-1214

3G GrandFather: Hugh Mortimer -1181

4G GrandFather: Hugh Mortimer -1150

3G GrandMother: Matilda Gernon

4G GrandFather: William le Meschin Gernon -1132

4G GrandMother: Cecily Rumily -1151

2G GrandMother: Isabel Ferrers -1219

3G GrandFather: Walchelin Ferrers -1201

4G GrandFather: Henry Ferrers

1G GrandMother: Gwladus verch Llewelyn "Dark Eyed" Aberffraw 1194-1251

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

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

4G GrandFather: Owain "Great" King Gwynedd 1100-1170

4G GrandMother: Gwladus Unknown

3G GrandMother: Marared ferch Madog Mathrafal

4G GrandFather: Madog ap Maredudd Mathrafal Prince Powys -1160

4G GrandMother: Susanna Aberffraw

2G GrandMother: Joan Plantagenet 1191-1237

3G GrandFather: John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

4G GrandFather: Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

4G GrandMother: Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England 1122-1204

3G GrandMother: Adela Plantagenet

4G GrandFather: Hamelin Warenne 4th Earl Surrey 1129-1202

4G GrandMother: Isabella Warenne 4th Countess Surrey 1137-1203

GrandMother: Maud Braose 1224-1301

1G GrandFather: William Braose -1230

2G GrandFather: Reginald Braose 1182-1227

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

4G GrandFather: William Braose 3rd Baron Bramber 1135-1179

4G GrandMother: Bertha Gloucester 1130-

3G GrandMother: Maud "Lady of Hay" St Valery 1155-1210

4G GrandFather: Bernard St Valery

4G GrandMother: Matilda Unknown

2G GrandMother: Graecia Briwere

1G GrandMother: Eva Marshal 1203-1246

2G GrandFather: William Marshal 1146-1219

3G GrandFather: John Fitzgilbert 1105-1165

3G GrandMother: Sybil Salisbury

4G GrandFather: Walter Salisbury 2nd Baron Chitterne

4G GrandMother: Sybilla Chaworth

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

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

4G GrandFather: Gilbert Clare 1st Earl Pembroke 1100-1148

4G GrandMother: Isabel Beaumont-Roger

3G GrandMother: Aoife Ní Diarmait Macmurrough 1145-1188

4G GrandFather: Diarmait Macmurrough 1110-1171

Mother: Margaret Fiennes 1269-

GrandFather: William Fiennes 1245-1302

1G GrandFather: Enguerrand Ingleram Fiennes 1210-1265

2G GrandFather: William Fiennes 1160-1240

3G GrandFather: Engeurrand "Crusader" Fiennes 1128-1189

4G GrandFather: Eustace Fiennes 1106-1137

4G GrandMother: Alix Unknown

3G GrandMother: Sibylle Flanders -1223

4G GrandFather: Guillaume Flanders 1088-1130

2G GrandMother: Agnes Dammartin

3G GrandFather: Alberic Dammartin -1200

3G GrandMother: Mathilde Clermont

4G GrandFather: Renaud II Clermont

1G GrandMother: Isabel Provence

GrandMother: Blanche Beaumont 1252-1302

1G GrandFather: John Beaumont 1232-

2G GrandFather: John I King Jerusalem 1170-1237

3G GrandFather: Erard Brienne II Count Brienne -1191

3G GrandMother: Agnès Montfaucon

4G GrandFather: Amadeus Montfaucon

2G GrandMother: Beregaria Ivrea 1204-1237

3G GrandFather: Alfonso IX King Leon 1171-1230

4G GrandFather: Ferdinand II King Leon 1137-1188

4G GrandMother: Urraca Burgundy Queen Consort Leon 1148-1211

3G GrandMother: Berengaria Ivrea I Queen Castile 1179-1246

4G GrandFather: Alfonso VIII King Castile 1155-1214

4G GrandMother: Eleanor Plantagenet Queen Castile 1161-1214

1G GrandMother: Jeanne Chateaudun 1227-1252

2G GrandFather: Geoffrey Chateaudun VI Viscount Châteaudun -1250

3G GrandFather: Geoffrey Chateaudun V Viscount Châteaudun -1218

4G GrandFather: Hugues Chateaudun V Viscount Châteaudun -1191

4G GrandMother: Jeanne Preuiily

2G GrandMother: Clemence Roches