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Hugh de Mortimer

Death: circa 1142 (43-61)
Immediate Family:

Son of Ralph de Mortimer, Sr de Saint-Victor-en-Caux, Baron of Wigmore and Mabel N.N.
Father of Hugh de Mortimer, Lord of Wigmore
Brother of William de Mortimer, of Northerby; Roger or Robert de Mortimer, of Richard's Castle and N.N. de Mortimer
Half brother of Hawise de Mortimer

Managed by: Steven Mitchell Ferry
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About Hugh de Mortimer

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Shropshire Walcot Family - Chart X: Mortimer Family; (Steven Ferry, May 6 , 2020.)

Hugh DE MORTIMER Lord of Wigmore Born: Abt 1100, Wigmore, Herefordshire, England Died: Abt 1149

General Notes: being a person of a proud and turbulent spirit, 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.

Marriage Information: Hugh married Maud Longspée DE NORMANDIE, daughter of Guillaume III Clito DE NORMANDIE Comte de Flandres and Jeanne (Adelicia) DI MONTFERRATO. (Maud Longspée DE NORMANDIE was born about 1108 in Normandy, France, and died.)

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Wigmore, Herefordshire, England
Age 52