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Ralph Mortimer

Ralph Mortimer

Male 1054 - 1137  (83 years)

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  • Name Ralph Mortimer 
    Born 1054  Caen, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    History Ralph Mortimer, was Lord of Wigmore, in Herefordshire County, England and Seigneur of St. Victor-en-Caux in Normandy. He was the founder of the English House of Mortimer of Wigmore in the Welsh Marches, in what is today the county of Herefordshire
    Ralph was a Marcher Lord and was granted his lands in the Welsh Marches by William the Conqueror. He had holdings in Herefordshire and Shropshire. Most notably, he acquired Wigmore Castle after William Fitz Osbern\'s son Roger de Breteuil joined the Revolt of the Earls of 1075.
    Ralph Mortimer was born in Normandy before 1070 and died soon after August 4, 1137. He was the son of the Norman baron Roger de Mortemer, his mother was Advisa. His father had originally possessed the castle of Mortemer in Normandy, but had lost it after angering William the Conqueror after the Battle of Mortemer,in 1054.
    Ralph married Millicent, whose parentage is unknown, and their daughter Hawise de Mortimer married Stephen, Earl of Albemarle before 1100.
    Ralph\'s son Hugh Mortimer rebuilt Cymaron Castle in 1144. Wigmore Castle remained the Mortimer dynasty\'s family home. His grandson Hugh II married Maud (Matilda) de Meschines.  [1
    Died 4 Aug, 1137  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 I716  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2018 

    Father Roger de Warenne de Mortimer,   b. 1022, Mortemer, Departement de la Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1078, Saint-Valery-en-Caux, Departement de la Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    Mother Hawise de Valois de Mortimer,   b. 1039, Haute-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1086, Saint-Valery-en-Caux, Departement de la Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    Family ID F389  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Melisende de Ferrers,   b. 1065, Ferrieres-Saint-Hilaire, Departement de L'Eure, Haute Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1088, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Hugh Mortimer,   d. 26 Feb, 1158, Wigmore, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 23 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F388  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Wigmore Castle reconstruction
    Wigmore Castle reconstruction

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/57482582/ralph-mortimer.