*Hugh De Mortimer
born 1108 Of, Wigmore, Herefordshire, England
died 1189

*Ralph De Mortimer

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William De Mortimer
*Robert De Mortimer
born about 1100 Wigmore, Herefordshire, England
Hawise De Mortimer

*Maud (Matilda) De Meschines
born Abt 1126/1144 Of, Harringworth, Northumberland, England
died Aft 1190

*Roger De Mortimer
born Abt 1155 Of, Wigmore, Herefordshire, England
died 24 Jun 1214 Wigmore, Hereford, England
buried Wigmore, Herefordshire, England
Hugh De Mortimer
Ralph De Mortimer
William De Mortimer

biographical and/or anecdotal:
Being a person of a proud and turbulent spirit, he opposed strenuously the accession of King Henry II., upon the demise of King Stephen, and induced Roger, Earl of Hereford, to fortify his castles of Gloucester and Hereford against the new monarch; himself doing the same with his castles of Cleobury, Wigmore, and Brugges (commonly called Bridgenorth). Whereupon Gilbert Foliot, at that time Bishop of Hereford, addressing himself to the Earl of Hereford (his kinsman), by fair persuasions soon brought him to peaceable submission. But Mortimer continued obstinate, the king was forced to raise an army, and at the point of the sword to bring him to obedience. Between this rude baron, and Joceas de Dynant, at that time Lord of Ludlow, existed a feud, carried to so fierce a pitch, that Dynant could not pass safely out of his castle for fear of being taken by Mortimer's men. But is so happened, that setting his spies to take all advantages of Dynant, he was surprised himself, and carried prisoner to Ludlow, where he was detained until he paid a ransom of 3,000 marks of silver. He was oftentimes engaged against the Welsh, and he erected some strong castles in Wales. He likewise finished the foundation of the abbey of Wigmore, begun by his father, and in his old age became a canon of that house.

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