Katherine Mortimer

Female14 February 1313–4 August 1369

Brief Life History of Katherine

When Katherine Mortimer was born on 14 February 1313, in Ludlow Castle, Shropshire, England, her father, Roger de Mortimer , First Earl of March, was 25 and her mother, Joan de Geneville, was 27. She married Sir Thomas de Beauchamp on 22 February 1325, in Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Warwick Castle, Warwick, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom in 1339 and Buchanan, Stirlingshire, Scotland in 1350. She died on 4 August 1369, in Warwick, Warwickshire, England, at the age of 56, and was buried in Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary's Church, Upper Tysoe, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Sir Thomas de Beauchamp
Katherine Mortimer
Marriage: 22 February 1325
Sir Guy Beauchamp
Roger Beauchamp
Maude Beauchamp
John Beauchamp
William De Beauchamp IV
Margaret de Beauchamp
Philippa de Beauchamp
Lady Joan Beauchamp
Thomas de Beauchamp 12th Earl of Warwick
Alice de Beauchamp
Anne de Beauchamp
Catherine de Beauchamp
Isabella de Beauchamp

Sources (9)

  • Katherine Mortimer Beauchamp, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Thomas de Beauchamp & Mortimer in Family Group Records Collection, Archives Section, 1942-1969; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9QT-RQGF?cc=2060211&wc=WWF8-F3H%3A352086301%2C352498101
  • Hugh de Stafford, Earl of Stafford, in Cokyane's Complete Peerage, Vol. VII, pg. 210 [See document in the Memories section]

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 February 1325Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (13)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (3)

    1315 · Famine Strikes Europe

    Age 2

    A famine caused by cold winters and wet summers across Europe caused millions to die due to starvation. Desperation from hunger caused high levels of crime, stampedes in bread lines in London, infanticide, and even cannibalism throughout Europe.

    1328 · First War of Scottish Independence

    Age 15

    The First War of Scottish Independence began after England invaded Scotland in 1296. The Treaty of Edinburgh was signed in 1328 which declared peace between the two kingdoms and brought the war to an end.

    1337 · The Hundred Years' War

    Age 24

    The Hundred Years' War between France and England was largely due to the question of legitimate succession to the French crown.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Mortemer in Seine-Maritime, France, so called from Old French mort(e) ‘dead’ + mer ‘sea’, probably referring to a stagnant pond or drained swamp.

    Irish (of Norman origin): the Norman surname in sense 1 above was taken to Ireland from England in the medieval period, where it has also been adopted by bearers of the Gaelic surnames Mac Muircheartaigh and ÓMuircheartaigh, commonly Anglicized as McMurty and Mortagh. Compare McMurdo .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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