Sir Edmund de Mortimer Baron, Mortimer, 7th Baron Mortimer of Wigmore
- Born: 1261, Wigmore, Herefordshire, England 141,160,526
- Marriage: Margaret de Fiennes 191,141,528
- Died: 17 Jul 1304, Wigmore Castle, Herefordshire, England at age 43 141,160,526
- Buried: Wigmore Castle, Herefordshire, England
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• Dates & Events. 535
Sir Edmund Mortimer, Lord of Wigmore, who married Margaret, daughter of Sir William de Fiennes. In the 10th Edward I (1282), the next year, doing his homage, had livery of his father's lands. He was afterwards constantly employed in the Welsh wars and was summoned to parliament as a baron from 8 June, 1294, and from 23 June, 1295, to 2 June, 1302.
His lordship was mortally wounded in 1303 at the battle of Buelt, against the Welsh, and dying almost immediately at Wigmore Castle, was buried in the abbey there. He left issue, Roger, his successor; John, accidentally slain in a tournament at Worcester, 12th Edward 11 (1319), by John de Leybourne, being not more than eighteen years of age; Hugh, a priest, rector of the church at Old Radnor; Walter, a priest, rector of Kingston; Edmund, a priest, rector of Hodnet, and treasurer of the cathedral at York; Maud, married to Theobald de Verdon; Joan and Elizabeth, nuns. His lordship was s. by his eldest son, Roger Mortimer, 2nd baron.
~Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage Ltd, London, England, 1838, p. 384, Mortimer, Barons Mortimer, of Wigmore, Earls of March
• Background Information. 814
Edmund de Mortimer, eldest surviving son of Roger, was summoned to parliament from 22 to 30 Edward I. He died shortly after 30 Edward I leaving a son and heir, Roger de Mortimer.
~Baronia Anglica Concentrata, Vol. I, p
• Background Information. 141
Edmund de Mortimer, 2nd, but 1st surviving son and heir, aged 30 and more in 1282, and 40 and more in 1301. As second son he had been bred to the Church, and in November 1263 Henry III promised him a benefice. In 1271 Philip de Croft was his "guardian and master. On 8 Aug 1282, while his father was still living, he received the custody of the castle and hundred of Oswestry, during the minority of the heir of John Fitz Alan. He had livery of his inheritance 24 Nov 1282. Within three weeks Llewelyn was killed at Builth in a chance encounter. Edmund was summoned to perform military service in person against the Welsh in 1283, the muster being at Montgomery on 2 May, and to the meeting at Shrewsbury 30 September following.
In 1286 Edmund was named in a commission of inquiry touching weirs in the Severn, when he had leisure to attend. In June 1287 he was a commissioner of array in Salop and Staffs. In July 1286, he was ordered to be intendant on the Earl of Gloucester, captain of the expedition into Brecknock. In November of the same year, he was ordered to reside in his lordship till the rebellion of Rhys ap Meredith should be put down, and on 5 December was made joint keeper of Ystrad-Towy and Cardigan during pleasure.
In Lent 1291, Edmund was summoned to attend (and did attend) the trial of the charges brought by the Earl of Hereford against the Earl of Gloucester at Brecknock. He attested deeds at Westminster on 16 May 1291. In 1292, he obtained a charter for a market and fair at Llanyre, co. Radnor. On 8 June 1294 he was among those summoned to attend the King upon the decision as to war with France, and on 14 June. was exempted from summons for service in Gascony. He was summoned to Parliament from 24 June 1295 to 2 June 1302, by writs directed Edmundo de Mortuo Mari, whereby he is held to have become Lord Mortimer. On the outbreak of war he was commissioner in his own lands in the March to seize the property of the alien religious. He was present at the installation banquet of Simon, prior of Worcester, on 23 Sep 1296. On 1 July 1297 the King confirmed charters of liberties granted by Edmund de Mortimer to his men of Maelienydd. On 7 July he was summoned for service beyond seas, and for military service against the Scots later in the same year. On 8 Sepr 1297 he was summoned to a military council at Rochester, and to a Council in London on the 30th of that month, both to be held by Prince Edward. As Dominus de Wiggemore, he joined in the Barons' letter to the Pope on 12 February 1300/1. In May 1301 he had livery of his mother's lands.
Edmund's 1st wife is unknown. His 2nd, whom he married circa 1285, was Margaret, daughter of Sir William de Fienes, the 2nd cousin of Eleanor of Castile, Queen of Edward I, by Blanche de Brienne. Edmund died on 17 Jul 1304, and he was buried at Wigmore. Dower was assigned to his widow 25 Sep1304. The castle of Radnor was restored to her, as her dower, after seizure upon her son's forfeiture. Her presence in those parts was too great an encouragement to the contrariants to be suffered, and she was therefore lodged in various places (in Hants, in Skipton-in-Craven and Pontefract Castles, and in Elstowe nunnery) by order of the King. Her lands, which had been seized by the King in 1322, were restored in 1328. In 1330 a papal indult was issued for her. She died 7 February 1333/4 .
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, (Mortimer of Wigmore), Vol. IX. pp. 281-283, Vol. XIV, p. 488
Edmund married Margaret de Fiennes, daughter of William de Fiennes 2nd Baron de Fiennes and Blanche de Brienne 141,160.,528 (Margaret de Fiennes was born in 1262-1270 in Picardy, Normandy, France and died 7 Feb 1333 or 1334 in Wigmore, Herefordshire, England 141.)