|My Mortimer ancestors|
In the Middle Ages, the Mortimers were a powerful magnate family or dynasty of Marcher Lords in the Welsh Marches, centered around Wigmore Castle in Herefordshire, and from the 14th century holding the title of Earl of March. Through marriage, the Mortimers came during the reign of Richard II to be close to the English throne, but when Richard II was deposed in 1399, the claims of the Mortimers were ignored and the throne vested in the usurper Henry of Lancaster instead. The Mortimer claims were later (1425) transmitted to the House of York, which ultimately claimed them in the Wars of the Roses.
01. Hugh De Mortimer
abt 1108. He married
Maud De Meschines, daughter of William De
Meschines and Cecily De Rumilly.
Hugh was Lord of Wigmore Castle. During the Anarchy of King Stephen's
reign, Mortimer was an ardant royalist until at least 1148. He died in 1185.
06b. Maude De Mortimer
, daughter of Edmund and
Margaret married Sir Theobald De Verdun
(1278-1316), son of Theobald De Verdun and Margery. I descend from
three of their daughters:
06c. Isolde De Mortimer , daughter of Edmund and his unknown first wife was born abt. 1270. She married Hugh De Aldithley. She died in 1328. I descend from their son Hugh D'Audley who married Margaret De Clare.
07. Katherine De Mortimer
, daughter of
Roger and Joan was born abt 1310. She married
Thomas De Beauchamp on April 19, 1319 when
she was about 5 years old. As they were related within the prohibited
third and fourth degrees, the marriage required a Papal dispensation.
It was an arranged marriage to settle a quarrel between the two families.
She later became an important personage in the court of King Eward III.
She died in 1369. I descend from their son
William De Beauchamp who married
Tomb effigies of Katherine Mortimer and Thomas De Beauchamp
|Surnames that married into my Mortimer family|
My Descent From The Mortimer Line
|28||Hugh De Mortimer (1108-1185)||Maud De Meschines|
|27||Roger De Mortimer (1158-1215)||Isabel De Ferrieres|
|26||Ralph De Mortimer (1190-1246)||Gwladus De ferch Llywelyn (-1251)|
|25||Roger De Mortimer (c1232-1282)||Maud De Braose (c1209-)|
|24||Edmund De Mortimer (1251-1303)||Margaret De Fiennes (c1262-1334)|
|23||Roger De Mortimer (1287-1330)||Joan De Geneville|
|22||Thomas De Beauchamp (1313-1369)||Katherine De Mortimer (1310-1369)|
|21||William De Beauchamp (1358-1411)||Joan FitzAlan (1375-1435)|
|20||James Butler (1392-1452)||Joan De Beauchamp (1396-1430)|
|19||John Talbot (1413-1460)||Elizabeth Butler (1420-1473)|
|18||Sir Henry Vernon (1441-1515)||Ann Talbot (1445-1494)|
|17||Sir Robert Corbet (1477-1513)||Elizabeth Vernon (1481-1563)|
|16||Sir Richard Mainwaring (1499-1558)||Dorothy Corbet (1498-)|
|15||Sir Arthur Mainwaring (1520-)||Margaret Mainwaring (1521-)|
|14||Richard Cotton (1539-1602)||Mary Mainwaring (1541-1578)|
|13||George Abell (1561-1631)||Frances Cotton (1565-1630)|
|12||Robert Abell (1589)||Joanna (1610-1671)|
|11||Caleb Abell (1646-1731)||Margaret Post (1653-1700)|
|10||Zachariah Loomis (1681-1751)||Joanna Abell (1682-1759)|
|9||Ebenezer Jones (1718-1800)||Zerviah Loomis (1724-1808)|
|8||Miles Jones (1764-1812)||Mehitable Adams (1771-1812)|
|7||Miles Jones (1794-1885)||Pamelia Turner (1805-1883)|
|6||Darius Benjamin Jones (1834-1918)||Marquerite Cowan (1835-1906)|
|5||Nathaniel Henry Hawk (1858-1944)||Anna Irene Jones (1868-1936)|
|4||Ernest August Schwiening (1873-1944)||Grace Myrtle Hawk (1885-1984)|
|3||William Edward Marshall (1901-1981)||Irene Sophia Schwiening (1908-1992)|
|2||William Edward Marshall|
|1||Tod Howard Marshall|
This page was created on 02/01/14 and last updated on 10/01/16
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