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Hugh Mortimer

Male 1117 - 1180  (63 years)


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  • Name Hugh Mortimer 
    Born 1117 
    Gender Male 
    History Hugh de Mortimer was a Norman English medieval baron.
    He was the son of Hugh de Mortimer. He was Lord of Wigmore Castle, Cleobury Mortimer and at times, Bridgnorth, Bishop\'s Castle and Maelienydd
    During the Anarchy of King Stephen\'s reign, Mortimer was an ardent royalist until 1148. This was because Wigmore Castle had been confiscated from his father by King Henry I.
    He did quarrel violently with his neighboring Lords, mostly with Miles, earl of Hereford, his son Roger and Josse de Dinant, lord of Ludlow.
    Hugh was one of the Barons who objected to Henry II\'s demand for the return of Royal castles in 1155. Henry II launched a campaign in May 1155 against Hugh, simultaneously besieging his three principal castles of Wigmore, Bridgnorth and Cleobury. On July 7, 1155, Hugh formally submitted to Henry II at the Council at Bridgnorth. He was allowed to keep his own two castles (though Cleobury had been destroyed during the siege) but Bridgnorth returned to the crown
    About 1148 a Hugh married Maud Le Meschin, daughter of William Le Meschin, lord of Skipton, Yorkshire, and Cecily de Rumigny. Matilda was the widow of Philip Belmeis of Tong. Their son
    Roger Mortimer of Wigmore succeeded his father as lord of Wigmore.  [1
    Died 26 Feb, 1180  Wigmore, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Wigmore Abbey, Wigmore, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I713  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 23 Dec 2017 

    Father Hugh Mortimer,   d. 26 Feb, 1158, Wigmore, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F387  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maud Meschin,   d. 19 Aug, 1214, wigmore, Herefordshire Unitary Authority, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Roger Mortimer,   b. 1158, Wigmore, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun, 1214, Wigmore, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    Last Modified 23 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F386  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/57483992/hugh-mortimer.