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  • ID: I22901
  • Name: Roger de MORTIMER , 4th Earl of March & Ulster 1 2 3 4
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: 4th Earl of /March/, Roger de Mortimer
  • Name: 14th Lord of CLARE , Roger de Mortimer 5
  • Name: 7th\6th Earl of ULSTER , Roger de Mortimer 6
  • Birth: 11 APR 1374 in Usk, Monmouthshire, England 1 4
  • Death: 20 JUL 1398 in Battle of Kells, Meath, Ireland (killed) 1 4
  • Burial: Wigmore, Ludlow, Herefordshire, England
  • Note:
    EARLDOM OF ULSTER [IRL] (VII, 6) 1381

    EARLDOM OF MARCH (IV) 1381

    HOLDERS OF THE HONOUR OF CLARE (XIV) 1382

    ROGER (DE MORTIMER), EARL OF MARCH and ULSTER and LORD MORTIMER, son and heir, born at Usk on Tuesday 11 April 1374, and baptized the next Sunday by William, Bishop of Hereford, the godparents being Roger, Bishop of Llandaff, Thomas Herton, Abbot of Gloucester, and the Prioress of Usk. On 24 January 1381/2 he was Lieutenant of Ireland, his deputy being his uncle, Thomas Mortimer, but was superseded in 1383. The wardship of his lands was on 6 February 1383/4 granted to Richard, Earl of Arundel, and others, and 23 August 1384 his marriage was granted to Thomas (Holand), Earl of Kent. In October 1385 he was proclaimed by Richard II as heir presumptive to the Crown, and on 23 April 1390 was made a knight by the King. His seal was affixed to the King's letter to the Pope, 26 May 1390. On 15 June 1393 he did homage, and had livery of his lands in Ireland, and 25 February 1393/4 of those in England and Wales. He was appointed Lieutenant in Ireland on 23 July 1392, in succession to the Duke of Gloucester, and in September 1394 attended the King on his visit there. On 25 April 1396 he was appointed Lieutenant in Ulster, Connaught, and Meath till Michaelmas next; and in April 1397 Lieutenant in Ireland again for three years. In Parliament that year the Earl of Salisbury again claimed possession of Denbigh, his rights in which Thomas (le Despenser), Earl of Gloucester, released to Roger, Earl of March, in February 1397/8. On 15 October 1397 Mortimer was summoned to the Parliament prorogued from Westminster to Shrewsbury, and arrived there from Ireland on 28 January 1397/8, and had a great popular welcome. He was sworn on the cross of Canterbury to observe the ordinances made in Parliament in the previous September. He was careful to do nothing to justify the King's suspicions, but feeling his position to be somewhat insecure, he went back to Ireland, whither his enemy, the Duke of Surrey (his brother-in-law), was ordered to follow and capture hirn.

    He married, circa 1388, Eleanor, daughter and in her issue coheir of his guardian, Thomas (DE HOLAND), EARL OF KENT. He died 20 July 1398, being slain at Kells by O'Brien's men.[m] His body was brought to England for burial at Wigmore. Dower was assigned to his widow 29 November 1398. She married, in June 1399, Edward (CHERLETON), LORD CHERLETON, feudal lord of Powys. She died 6 (or 18) October 1405. [Complete Peerage VIII:448-50, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

    [m] Monk of Evesham, p. 127, who calls him vir ille strenuus ae nobilis. Adam of Usk calls him junivice probitatis juvenis. The Wigmore chronicler describes him as " Very lustful and remiss in his duty to God," but otherwise splendid and popular; of approved honesty, active in knightly exercises, glorious in pleasantry (in facescia gloriosus), affable, and merry in conversation, excelling his contemporaries in beauty of appearance, sumptuous in his feasting, and liberal in his gifts. As to the manner of his death the same chronicler says that he was riding, attired in the Irish manner, in front of his army and unattended. Those who killed him did not know who he was. The place is called Kenles, which is identified (Dict. Nat. Biog.) as Kells in Meath. (Gilbert calls it Callistown in Carlow, which seems impossible.) Blaneforde, P. 229, gives much the same account. The Inqs. p. m. taken after his death show lands in Bucks, Cambs, Devon, Dorset, Essex, Hants, Kent London (an inn in the parish of St. Katherine Coleman), Norfolk, Northants, Somerset, Suffolk, Sussex and Worcester. Inq. p. m., 22 Ric. II, no. 34.




    Father: Edmund de MORTIMER , 3rd Earl of March & Ulster b: 1 FEB 1351/52 in Llangoed in Llyswen, Breconshire, Wales
    Mother: Philippa PLANTAGENET , 5th Countess of Ulster b: 16 AUG 1355 in Eltham, Lewisham, Kent, England

    Marriage 1 Eleanor de HOLAND b: ABT 1374 in Upholland, Wigan, Lancashire, England
    • Married: 7 OCT 1388 in 1st husband 7 8
    Children
    1. Has Children Anne de MORTIMER , Countess of March b: 27 DEC 1390 in New Forest, West Meath, Ireland
    2. Has No Children Edmund de MORTIMER , 5th Earl of March, KB b: 6 NOV 1391 in New Forest, Hampshire, England
    3. Has No Children Alienor (Eleanor) de MORTIMER b: ABT 1393 in New Forest, Hampshire, England

    Sources:
    1. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 161-19
    2. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: II:494
    3. Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
      Page: 47d-33
    4. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: VIII:448-50
    5. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: III:246
    6. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: XII/2:180
    7. Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
      Page: 47d-33
      Text: c1388
    8. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: VIII:448-50
      Text: c1388
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