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Name: Roger de MORTIMER Determine relationship to...
Birth: 3 MAY 1287 Netherwood, Thornbury, Herefordshire, England Father: Edmund de MORTIMER Mother:Margaret de FIENNES
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Married: Isabella of FRANCE
Children Born Died
Married: Joan de GENEVILLE BEF 6 OCT 1306
Children Born Died
Matilda de Mortimer ABT 1345
Agnes de Mortimer
Edmund de MORTIMER ABT 1306 ABT 1331 Stanton Lacy, Shropshire, England
Joan de MORTIMER ABT 1314 Wigmore, Herefordshire, England
Catherine de MORTIMER ABT 1315 Wigmore, Ludlow, Herefordshire, England AFT 1358
Beatrice de Mortimer ABT 1318 Wigmore, Ludlow, Hereford, England 16 OCT 1383
Death: 29 NOV 1330 Elms, Tynwood, Warwickshire, England (executed)
Burial: Church of Grey Friar, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England
Remarks: From BRITAIN'S ROYAL FAMILIES, by Alison Weir:

Roger Mortimer was the 1st Earl of March. He opposed Edward II and the Despencers in the wars of 1321-22. He escaped to France where Queen Isabella, Edward's official Queen Consort, became his mistress. They invaded England and forced Edward II to abdicate January 25,1327, in favour of Edward's son, Edward III. Isabella plotted the death of Edward, and had him murdered September 21, 1327 at Berkeley Castle, Gloucester, by having a red-hot spit thrust through his bowels. Isabella and Mortimer shared the Regency until they were overthrown.

Mortimer and his gang were overthrown in 1330 by Edward III, and Mortimer himself was executed. Isabella was forced into "honourable retirement" from public life; she died August 22, 1358. Her tomb was lost during the Reformation.

NOTE: Much of the information in this database has not been verified. I have posted some of it as "speculation only" in the hope that someone may have the correct information, and notify me with corrections (D.A. Updike).


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