Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
NameRoger MORTIMER 2nd Earl of March., 4th Baron Mortimer, 6984
Birth1328
Death1360
FatherSir Edmund de MORTIMER , 11078 (1302-1331)
Spouses
ChildrenEdmund , 6978 (1352-1381)
Notes for Roger MORTIMER 2nd Earl of March., 4th Baron Mortimer
Sir Roger de Mortimer, 2nd Earl of March, 4th Baron Mortimer, KG (11 November 1328 - 26 February 1360) was an English nobleman and military commander during the Hundred Years' War.

He was the son of Edmund Mortimer, 1st Baron Mortimer (d. 1331) and Elizabeth de Badlesmere, and grandson of Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March.

Inheritance

The Mortimer family lands and titles were lost after the first Earl of March's revolt and death by hanging in 1330, which was followed the next year by the death of Roger's father. Roger thus grew up with uncertain prospects, and re-acquired the family honours only gradually.
Around 1342, he received back Radnor, and the next year the old family baronial seat at Wigmore, Herefordshire.
Heraldic Coat of Arms: Barry Or and azure, on a chief of the first three pallets between two gyronnies based on the second, over all an inescucheon argent.
[edit]Military career

As a young man he distinguished himself in the wars in France, fighting at Crécy and elsewhere in the campaign of 1347. Afterwards he was given livery of the rest of his lands, was one of the original founders and seventh Knight of the Garter, and was summoned to parliament as a baron both in 1348.
[edit]Earldom

In 1354, the sentence passed against Mortimer's treacherous grandfather, the first earl, was reversed, and the next year he was summoned to parliament as Earl of March. Also in 1355 he received a number of important appointments, including Constable of Dover Castle and Warden of the Cinque Ports, and accompanied Edward III's expedition to France.
[edit]Other honours

On 19 October 1356 his grandmother, Joan de Geneville, widow of the first earl, died, and Roger inherited her vast estates, including Ludlow Castle, which was thereafter the Mortimer family seat and power base.
In the following years he became a member of the Royal Council, and was appointed Constable at the castles of Montgomery, Bridgnorth in Shropshire, and Corfe in Dorset.
In 1359, and continuing into 1360, he was Constable of Edward III's invasion of France, fighting in the failed siege of Reims and capturing Auxerre. The English forces then moved into Burgundy, where Roger died suddenly at Rouvray near Avallon.
Roger married Philippa de Montagu (1332–1381), daughter of William Montacute, 1st Earl of Salisbury and Catherine Grandison and had by her three children:
Roger Mortimer, who died young;
Edmund Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March;
Margery Mortimer.[citation needed]
Mortimer also had at least one illegitimate child:[citation needed]
Sir Thomas Mortimer, who acted as his nephew's (Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March) deputy in Ireland (1482–1483) and stood trial for the slaying of Richard II's commander, Sir Thomas Molineux after the Battle of Radcot Bridge (1387).
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