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  • ID: I30913
  • Name: Edmund de MORTIMER , 5th Earl of March, KB 1
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: 5th Earl of /March/, Edmund de Mortimer
  • Name: 15th Lord of CLARE , Edmund de Mortimer 2
  • Name: 8th\7th Earl of ULSTER , Edmund de Mortimer 3
  • Birth: 6 NOV 1391 in New Forest, Hampshire, England 1
  • Death: 18 JAN 1424/25 in Trim Castle, Meath, Ireland (dsp) 1
  • Burial: Austin Friars Church, Clare, Suffolk, England
  • Note:



    EDMUND (DE MORTIMER), EARL OF MARCH and ULSTER and LORD MORTIMER, son and heir, born 6 November 1391, in the New Forest. He was recognised as heir to the throne by the partisans of Richard II, but in the first Parliament of Henry IV, October 1399, that King's son was proclaimed heir. The new King kept Edmund and his brother Roger (born 1393) at Windsor, prisoners, but did not illtreat them. On 20 November 1400, 300 marks a year was allowed for their maintenance from the lordship of Clare. In 1401 Edmund was recognised as coheir to his aunt, Philippe, Countess of Pembroke; and in 1409 as that of his uncle, Edmund (Holand), Earl of Kent. In July 1402 he and his brother were transferred to Berkhampstcd Castle, to be brought up with the King's children, John and Philippe. On 13 February 1404/5, while at Windsor, an attempt was made to carry off the two brothers to Wales, but they were quickly recaptured and placed in charge of Richard, Lord Grey (of Codnor), till 1409, when young Prince Henry (3 years older than Edmund) took charge of them. On 27 January 1405/6 wardship of Edmund's lands in Wales (Knighton, Cnwclas, and Cefn-Llys) was granted to Richard, Lord Grey, abovenamed. In February 1407/8 the marriage of Edmund was granted to the Queen. On his accession in 1413 Henry V released Edmund, and on 9 June gave him livery of his estates, and he did homage and took his seat in Parliament. On 8 April 1413, the day before the Coronation of Henry V, he was made K.B. In 1414 he founded a college of secular canons at Stoke-by-Clare, Suffolk. He was present at the Council which decided, 16 April 1415, on war with France. In 1415 his brother-in-law, Richard, Earl of Cambridge, sought to take him to Wales and proclaim him King, but Edmund revealed the plot to Henry, who accepted his protestations of loyalty and placed him on the commission which (25 August) tried and condemned the Earl of Cambridge. He accompanied the King to France with one banneret, 3 knights, 55 men-at-arms and 160 horse-archers, protection being granted to him 15 May 1415. He took part in the siege of Harfleur, where he was attacked by dysentery in October and sent home. From 1415 onwards he was justice of the Peace in Essex, Hereford, Salop, and Suffolk. On 15 August 1416 he and John, Duke of Bedford, were captains in the expedition to relieve Harfleur, which was cut off by the enemy's fleet, and won a decisive victory. In November 1416 he was a hostage at St. Omer, with the Duke of Gloucester and others, for the safety of John, Duke of Burgundy, whilst he visited Calais. On 20 July 1417 the powers of an Admiral were given him. From 1417 to 1418 he served in the army which conquered Normandy, leading 100 lances and 300 archers. In 1418 he took part in the attack on the Côtentin, and besieged St. Lo, and (on 2 June) was appointed the King's Lieutenant in Normandy. In October he was made lieutenant of the bailiwicks of Caen and the Côtentin and of the lordship of Domfront. In November, after the capture of Cherbourg, he rejoined the King before Rouen. In December he was appointed a commissioner to receive oaths of fealty. On 17 August 1419 he was made captain of Mante and in July 1420 was present at the siege of Melun. In February 1420/1 he returned to England with the King and Queen, and on 21 Feb. bore the Queen's sceptre at her Coronation. In June 1421 he accompanied Henry V on his last expedition to France, and in January 1421/2 was present at the siege of Meaux. In this year he was sent to the relief of Cosne in Burgundy, but returned to England after the death of King Henry at Vincennes (31 August), and on 9 December was made one of the Council of Regency. On 9 May 1423 he was appointed Lieutenant of Ireland for nine years, but at first acted by deputy. In 1424 the Lancastrian party became suspicious of his loyalty, and he was ordered to act in Ireland in person, and ships were provided for his passage in February 1423/4.

    He married Anne, daughter of Edmund (STAFFORD), 5th EARL OF STAFFORD, by Anne, COUNTESS OF BUCKINGHAM (daughter and eventually heir of Thomas of Woodstock, DUKE OF GLOUCESTER). She was a guest at the banquet when the Queen of Henry V was crowned in 1421. He died s.p., 18 January 1424/5, at Trim in Ireland, of the plague, and was buried at the Austin Friars' Church, Clare, Suffolk. Dower was allowed his widow in June 1425, on her taking oath not to marry without licence. She married, before 6 March I426/7, John (HOLAND), EARL OF HUNTINGDON,, afterwards (1444) DUKE OF EXETER. She died 20 or 24 September 1432, and was buried in the Church of St. Katherine by the Tower. [Complete Peerage VIII:450-3, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

    Father: Roger de MORTIMER , 4th Earl of March & Ulster b: 11 APR 1374 in Usk, Monmouthshire, England
    Mother: Eleanor de HOLAND b: ABT 1374 in Upholland, Wigan, Lancashire, England

    Marriage 1 Anne STAFFORD , Countess of Buckingham b: ABT 1400 in Stafford, Staffordshire, England
    • Married: in 1st husband 1

    1. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: VIII:450-3
    2. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: III:246
    3. 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
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