GENERAL

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Paternal Family Tree

Descent English Royalty: 3G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Descent French Royalty: 7G Grandson Henry I King France

Descent Royal House of Wessex: 9G Grandson Edmund "Ironside" I King England

EVENTS

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

On 22 Jul 1298 Edward "Longshanks" I King England (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 (26) , Walter Beauchamp (55) , Roger Bigod 5th Earl Norfolk (53) , Humphrey Bohun his grandfather 3rd Earl Hereford, 2nd Earl Essex (49) , Robert Clifford 1st Baron Clifford (24) , Hugh "Elder" Despencer 1st Earl Winchester (37) , William Ferrers 1st Baron Ferrers Groby (26) , Thomas Berkeley 6th Baron Berkeley (52) , Maurice Berkeley 7th Baron Berkeley (27) Henry Grey 1st Baron Grey Codnor (43) , Reginald Grey 1st Baron Grey Wilton (58) , John Grey 2nd Baron Grey Wilton (30) , John Mohun 1st Baron Mohun Dunster (29) , Simon Montagu 1st Baron Montagu (48) , Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (11) , William Ros 1st Baron Ros Helmsley (43) , John Segrave 2nd Baron Segrave (42) , Nicholas Segrave (42) , Robert Vere 6th Earl Oxford (41) , Alan Zouche 1st Baron Zouche Ashby (30) , Thomas Plantagenet 2nd Earl Leicester, 2nd Earl Lancaster, 5th Earl Salisbury, 4th Earl Lincoln (20) , Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl Leicester, 3rd Earl Lancaster (17) , John Warenne 6th Earl Surrey (67) , Henry Percy 1st Baron Percy (25) , Hugh Courtenay 9th Earl Devon (21) , Richard Fitzalan 8th Earl Arundel (32) , Henry Beaumont 4th Earl Buchan, John Capet II Duke Brittany, Philip Darcy, Robert Fitzroger, Roger Fitzwalter, Simon Fraser, Aymer Valence 2nd Earl Pembroke, John Wake 1st Baron Wake Liddell and Henry Lacy 3rd Earl Lincoln, 4th Earl Salisbury (47) . William Scrope (53) was knighted. Of the Scottish army John Stewart was killed. William Boyd 4th Earl Kilmarnock fought.

On 20 Sep 1301 Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (14) and Joan Geneville Joan 02 Baron Geneville were married

In 1303 Edmund Mortimer was born to Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (15) and Joan Geneville Joan 02 Baron Geneville

In 1304 Margaret Mortimer was born to Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (16) and Joan Geneville Joan 02 Baron Geneville

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

In 1307 Maud Mortimer was born to Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (19) and Joan Geneville Joan 02 Baron Geneville

On 25 Feb 1308 Edward II King England (23) was crowned II King England: Plantagenet Angevin at Westminster Abbey by Henry Woodlock, Bishop Winchester. Isabella Capet Queen Consort England was crowned as Queen Consort England. Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall carried the Royal Crown. William Marshal 1st Baron Marshal (30) carried the Gilt Spurs. Humphrey Bohun his father 4th Earl Hereford, 3rd Earl Essex (32) carried the Royal Sceptre. Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl Leicester, 3rd Earl Lancaster (27) carried the Royal Rod. Thomas Plantagenet 2nd Earl Leicester, 2nd Earl Lancaster, 5th Earl Salisbury, 4th Earl Lincoln (30) carried the sword Curtana (the sword of Edward the Confessor). Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (20) carried the table bearing the Royal Robes. Thomas Grey (28) and Robert Fitzwalter 1st Baron Fitzwalter [Coronation of Edward II and Isabella].

In 1309 Geoffrey Mortimer was born to Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (21) and Joan Geneville Joan 02 Baron Geneville

In 1310 John Mortimer was born to Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (22) and Joan Geneville Joan 02 Baron Geneville

In 1312 Joan Mortimer was born to Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (24) and Joan Geneville Joan 02 Baron Geneville

Around 1312 Blanche Mortimer was born to Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (24) and Joan Geneville Joan 02 Baron Geneville at Wigmore

In 1313 Isabella Mortimer was born to Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (25) and Joan Geneville Joan 02 Baron Geneville

Around 1314 Katherine Mortimer was born to Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (26) and Joan Geneville Joan 02 Baron Geneville

In 1317 Agnes Mortimer was born to Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (29) and Joan Geneville Joan 02 Baron Geneville

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

Around 1322 Beatrice Mortimer was born to Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (34) and Joan Geneville Joan 02 Baron Geneville 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 (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. Humphrey Bohun his father 4th Earl Hereford, 3rd Earl Essex (46) was killed. Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere (46) , Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (34) , John Botetort 1st Baron Botetort and John Maltravers 1st Baron Maltravers (32) fought for the rebels. Roger Clifford 2nd Baron Clifford (22) , Nicholas Longford (34) , Thomas Plantagenet 2nd Earl Leicester, 2nd Earl Lancaster, 5th Earl Salisbury, 4th Earl Lincoln (44) , John Mowbray 2nd Baron Mowbray (35) were captured. Warin Lisle (51) hanged after the battle. [Battle of Boroughbridge].

On Aug 1323 Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (36) escaped to France and to Isabella Capet Queen Consort England at Tower of London

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

On 31 May 1328 the Mortimer family leveraged their new found status at a lavish ceremony that celebrated two marriages in Hereford. Edward Plantagenet (8) and Beatrice Mortimer (6) were married. Laurence Hastings 1st Earl Pembroke (9) and Agnes Mortimer (11) were married. Edward III King England (15) and his mother Isabella Capet Queen Consort England attended as well as Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (41) . [Mortimer Double Marriage and Tournament].

In Oct 1328 Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (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 (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 (42) to entrap Edmund Plantagenet 1st Earl Kent (28) . Edward III King England (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 (43) taken to at Leicester

On 19 Oct 1330 John Neville, William Eland, William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton (20) , William Clinton 1st Earl Huntingdon (26) and William Montagu 1st Earl Salisbury (29) , friends of Edward III King England (17) secretly entered Nottingham Castle through tunnels, met with Edward III King England (17) , and arrested Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (43) and his son Geoffrey Mortimer (21) in the presence of Isabella Capet Queen Consort England [Edward III arrests Roger Mortimer].

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

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

On 29 Nov 1330 Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (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 abducted Margaret Audley 2nd Baron Audley Stratton Audley. She being the heir of the very wealthy Hugh Audley 1st Earl Gloucester; considerably more wealthy than Ralph. Edward III King England was sympathetic despite the complaint of her father since Ralph had been one of Edward III King England's key supporters during the plot to arrest Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March. Margaret Audley 2nd Baron Audley Stratton Audley's father was subsequently created Earl as a quid pro quo.

ANCESTRY

Father: Edmund Mortimer 2nd Baron Mortimer Wigmore (2G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

GrandFather: Roger Mortimer 1st Baron Mortimer Wigmore (1G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

2G GrandFather: Ralph Mortimer

3G GrandFather: Roger Mortimer

4G GrandFather: Hugh Mortimer

5G GrandFather: Hugh Mortimer

4G GrandMother: Matilda Gernon

5G GrandFather: William le Meschin Gernon

5G GrandMother: Cecily Rumily

3G GrandMother: Isabel Ferrers

4G GrandFather: Walchelin Ferrers

5G GrandFather: Henry Ferrers

2G GrandMother: Gwladus verch Llewelyn "Dark Eyed" Aberffraw (Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Llewellyn "The Great" Aberffraw

4G GrandFather: Iorwerth "Drwyndwn aka Flat Nosed" Aberffraw

5G GrandFather: Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

5G GrandMother: Gwladus Unknown

4G GrandMother: Marared ferch Madog Mathrafal

5G GrandFather: Madog ap Maredudd Mathrafal Prince Powys

5G GrandMother: Susanna Aberffraw

3G GrandMother: Joan Plantagenet (Daughter John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandFather: John "Lackland" I King England (Son Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

5G GrandFather: Henry "Curtmantle" II King England (Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

5G GrandMother: Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort France, Queen Consort England

4G GrandMother: Adela Plantagenet

5G GrandFather: Hamelin Warenne 4th Earl Surrey

5G GrandMother: Isabella Warenne 4th Earl Surrey

GrandMother: Maud Braose

2G GrandFather: William Braose

3G GrandFather: Reginald Braose

4G GrandFather: William Braose 4th Baron Bramber

5G GrandFather: William Braose 3rd Baron Bramber

5G GrandMother: Bertha Gloucester

4G GrandMother: Maud "Lady of Hay" St Valery

5G GrandFather: Bernard St Valery

5G GrandMother: Matilda Unknown

3G GrandMother: Graecia Briwere

2G GrandMother: Eva Marshal

3G GrandFather: William Marshal

4G GrandFather: John Fitzgilbert

4G GrandMother: Sybil Salisbury

5G GrandFather: Walter Salisbury 2nd Baron Chitterne

5G GrandMother: Sybilla Chaworth

3G GrandMother: Isabel Clare 4th Earl Pembroke

4G GrandFather: Richard "Strongbow" Clare 2nd Earl Pembroke, 1st Earl Buckingham

5G GrandFather: Gilbert Clare 1st Earl Pembroke

5G GrandMother: Isabel Beaumont-Roger

4G GrandMother: Aoife Ní Diarmait Macmurrough

5G GrandFather: Diarmait Macmurrough

Mother: Margaret Fiennes (4G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

GrandFather: William Fiennes

2G GrandFather: Enguerrand Ingleram Fiennes

3G GrandFather: William Fiennes

4G GrandFather: Engeurrand "Crusader" Fiennes

5G GrandFather: Eustace Fiennes

5G GrandMother: Alix Unknown

4G GrandMother: Sibylle Flanders

5G GrandFather: Guillaume Flanders

3G GrandMother: Agnes Dammartin

4G GrandFather: Alberic Dammartin

4G GrandMother: Mathilde Clermont

5G GrandFather: Renaud II Clermont

2G GrandMother: Isabel Provence

GrandMother: Blanche Beaumont (3G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

2G GrandFather: John Beaumont (2G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

3G GrandFather: John I King Jerusalem

4G GrandFather: Erard Brienne II Count Brienne

4G GrandMother: Agnès Montfaucon

5G GrandFather: Amadeus Montfaucon

3G GrandMother: Beregaria Ivrea (1G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: Alfonso IX King Leon

5G GrandFather: Ferdinand II King Leon

5G GrandMother: Urraca Burgundy Queen Consort Leon

4G GrandMother: Berengaria I King Castile (Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

5G GrandFather: Alfonso VIII King Castile

5G GrandMother: Eleanor Plantagenet Queen Castile (Daughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

2G GrandMother: Jeanne Châteaudun

3G GrandFather: Geoffrey Châteaudun VI Viscount Châteaudun

4G GrandFather: Geoffrey Châteaudun V Viscount Châteaudun

5G GrandFather: Hugues Châteaudun V Viscount Châteaudun

5G GrandMother: Jeanne Preuiily

3G GrandMother: Clemence Roches