Ellie Wood Keith Genealogy

Ralph de Mortemer, Seigneur de Saint Victor-en-Caux

Ralph de Mortemer, Seigneur de Saint Victor-en-Caux

Male Abt 1040 -

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  • Name Ralph de Mortemer 
    Suffix Seigneur de Saint Victor-en-Caux 
    Born Abt 1040 
    Gender Male 
    History In 1066 Ralph accompanied William the Conqueror to England and was one of his principal commanders at the battle of Hastings. Afterwards he was sent into the marches of Wales against Edric, earl of Shrewsbury, who was still resisting the Normans. After a long siege, the castle of Wigmore was taken and the earl delivered to William. As his reward, Ralph de Mortemer was given all Edric\'s lands and took the castle of Wigmore as his residence.

    In the beginning of the reign of William Rufus, he at first sided with Robert Curthose, duke of Normandy, the elder brother of Rufus, but he later changed sides. He was put in charge of forces opposing Robert Curthose, and during the reign of Robert\'s brother King Henry I he routed Robert at the Battle of Tinchebray in 1106, and brought him as a prisoner to Henry.

    With his wife Melisande Ralph had a son Hugh and a daughter Hawise who would have progeny. It is not recorded when Ralph died.  [1
    Person ID I2571  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2018 

    Family Melisende 
    +1. Hawise de Mortemer
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F1658  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00175559&tree=LEO.