Ralph de Mortimer
(Abt 1082-)
Milisent Ferrers
(Abt 1086-)
Hugh de Mortimer Lord Mortimer of Wigmore, Herefordshire
(Abt 1108-1181)


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1. Maud la Meschine

Hugh de Mortimer Lord Mortimer of Wigmore, Herefordshire 1 2 3

  • Born: Abt 1108, <Wigmore, Herefordshire>, England
  • Marriage (1): Maud la Meschine between 1148 and 1153
  • Died: 1181 about age 73

  Research Notes:

Second husband of Maud la Meschin.

Source: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr, ed. by William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall (Baltimore, 2008), line 132C-27 and 132B-27 (Maud la Meschin)

From Wikipedia - Hugh de Mortimer :

Hugh de Mortimer (before 1117 to 26 Feb 1180/1) was a Norman English medieval baron .

The son of Hugh de Mortimer (b ? - d 26 Feb 1148/50), the son of Ralf 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 ardant royalist until at least 1148. This was because Wigmore Castle had been confiscated from his father by King Henry I . He only seems to have returned to England from his Norman estates in 1137.

Private Wars
He did quarrel violently with his neighbouring Lords, most notably with Miles, earl of Hereford , his son Roger and Josse de Dinant , lord of Ludlow . The latter ambushed Mortimer and only released him after the payment of a substantial ransom. During this time Mortimer also took over the Royal castle at Bridgnorth .

Opposition to King Henry II
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 Castles. On 7 July 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[1].

Marriage & Issue
Between 1148 and 1153 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.

  Death Notes:

FamilySearch has d. 1185

  Noted events in his life were:

Lord of Wigmore Castle.

Lord of Cleobury Mortimer.

Hugh married Maud la Meschine, daughter of William le Meschin Lord of Skipton-in-Craven, Yorkshire and Cecily de Rumilly, between 1148 and 1153. (Maud la Meschine was born about 1126 in <Harringworth, Northamptonshire>, England and died after 1190.)


1 Weis, Frederick Lewis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr; William R. Beall and Kaleen E. Beall, eds, Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700 (8th ed. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2008.), Line 132C-27, 132B-27 (Maud la Meschin).

2 http://www.familysearch.org.

3 Wikipedia.org, Hugh de Mortimer.

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