Roger Mortimer 1st Earl of March

Male25 April 1287–29 November 1330

Brief Life History of Roger

Roger Mortimer 1st Earl of March was born on 25 April 1287, in Wigmore Castle, Herefordshire, England as the son of Edmund Mortimer 2nd Lord Mortimer and Margaret de Fiennes. He married Joan de Geneville on 20 September 1301, in Pembridge, Herefordshire, England. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 9 daughters. In 1316, at the age of 29, his occupation is listed as lord lieutenant of ireland in Ireland. He died on 29 November 1330, in London, England, at the age of 43, and was buried in Wigmore, Herefordshire, England.

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Family Time Line

Roger Mortimer 1st Earl of March
Joan de Geneville
Marriage: 20 September 1301
Margaret Mortimer
Joan de Mortimer
Agnes de Mortimer
Sir Edmund Mortimer
Isabel de Mortimer
Geoffrey de Mortimer
John Mortimer
Katherine Mortimer
Blanche de Mortimer
Maud Mortimer
Joan de Mortimer
Beatrice de Mortimer

Sources (8)

  • Roger de Mortimer, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Roger Mortimer in entry for Joan, "Ireland, Betham Genealogical Abstracts, 1179-1830"
  • Roger Mortimer, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 September 1301Pembridge, Herefordshire, England
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (3)

    1290 · Jews Expelled From England

    Age 3

    After years of anti-Semitic behavior, King Edward I expelled Jews from England in 1290.

    1315 · Famine Strikes Europe

    Age 28

    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 41

    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.

    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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    Roger de Mortimer (d 1330) Bio Sketch

    BIO: from Historic Peerage of England, p 337 ...1303 summoned to Parliament from 22 Feb. 34 Edw. I. 1306, to 3 Dec. 20 Edw. II. 1326, with the addition of "de Wigmore;" created Earl of March 9 Nov. 1 …

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