Hugh de Mortimer Lord of Mortimer
- Born: Abt 1040
- Marriage: Maud le Meschines 220
- Died: Nov 1180 or 1181, Herefordshire, England about age 140 141,160
Weis' Ancestral Roots. . . , 132B:27, 132C:27, son of Hugh de Mortimer who died 1148/50.
Information about this person:
• Dates & Events. 489
He and his brother William witnessed their father's charter of confirmation to Saint-Victor-en-Caux. Married Phillipa de Belmeis, daughter of William Fitz Ranulf du Bessin, of Skipton-in-Craven & his wife Cecily de Romilly (-after 1189)
• Background Information. 141
Hugh de Mortimer, was the brother and heir of Roger and son of Hugh. When Henry, Duke of Normandy (King Henry II), made promises of great grants to Ranulph, Earl of Chester, in 1153, the fees of Hugh de Mortimer, and those of others in Staffordshire were excepted. On succeeding to the throne, in December 1154, Henry required from Mortimer Bridgnorth Castle, which had been in his hands for many years. Hugh refused to surrender it, whereupon the King proceeded in person first to Cleobury, which he took and destroyed, 17 Jun 1155, and then to Bridgnorth, which was taken after several days' vigorous assault on 7 July. Some time before 1161 Hugh or his father conceded to Foucarmont gifts made by Hugh and William de St. Germain. In 1167, he was fined £100 in Hants because he refused at the King's command to give up to one of his own knights certain animals taken in distraint when security was offered. He figures in the returns of knights' fees in Normandy of 1172 as owing service of 5 knights and holding himself 13 1/2 knights' fees. The foundation of Wigmore Abbey was completed before Hugh's death. He was also a benefactor to the Templars in Lincolnshire.
He married Maud, widow of Philip de Belmeis, daughter and coheir of William Meschin, of Skipton-in-Craven (brother of Ranulph I, Earl of Chester), by Cecily, daughter and heir of Robert de Romilly. He died between Michaelmas 1180 and Michaelmas 1181. His widow was living in Richard I's reign.
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, (Mortimer of Wigmore), Vol. IX. pp. 270-272, Vol. XIV, p. 488
Hugh married Maud le Meschines, daughter of William le Meschines and Cecily de Rumilly.141 (Maud le Meschines died before 19 Aug 1214 in Wigmore, Herefordshire, England 489 and was buried before 19 Aug 1214 in Wigmore Castle, Herefordshire, England 489.)