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Robert de Mortimer

circa 1252 - 1287

Father Hugh de Mortimer
Mother unknown
Wife Joyce la Zouche
Children Isabel, Hugh, William


Robert was born in about 1252, the son of Hugh de Mortuo Mari of Richard's Castle (3). His only known sibling is a sister Isabel (17)(19), but he may have had a half brother William (26).

He married Joyce la Zouche (20), a young widow (27), and they had a daughter Isabel in or before 1269 (1). a son Hugh about 1274 (24), and son William sometime after that (2).

When he married Joyce, it was unboubtably with the understanding that she brought with her certain lands (such as the manors of Whilton and Norton by Daventry). However what she actually brought was a simmering feud over the rightful ownership of said lands fought between Joyce and the guardians of Joyce's estranged young daughter Felicia, which Robert would continue to contest on her behalf for the rest of his life (27).

His father died in 1274 (3), and Robert inherited his lands (4).

He served in the king's army in Wales in 1277 (5)(6)(25) and again in 1282 (12)(25), during which campaign he is said to have been amongst those who killed Llewelyn, Prince of Wales (7). In 1283 he was required to provide 120 footmen to serve with the king (8), and in the scutage roll for 1285 concerning his service, he was shown to have scutuage in cos. Salop, Warwick, Somerset, Hereford, Essex, Worcester, Northampton, Devon, Southampton, Gloucester, and Oxford (12).

In 1283 he stood surety for £100 (out of £1200) for a debt of Geoffrey de Genevill (10). He was also excused a debt of £287 to the king that year, in return for his service in Wales. It seems the debt was inherited from his ancestors - the three people named are his father, his father in law, and Henry de Farleye, who was probably related to his mother (9).

He had poachers on his land in 1284 (11).

He was styled "Sir" in 1285 (13), but the date of his knighthood is not known.

He was licensed to hunt in Essex in 1286 (14).

Robert died on 7th April 1287 (15)(17)(18), and was buried the next day, in front of the altar of St Simon and St Jude in Worcester Cathedral (16). His wife Joyce survived him by 3 years (21).


Brief details of his children:



Sources:

  1. Isabel is named as Robert's daughter following his wife's death (22)(23). She had already been enfeoffed with the manor of Huntebere by her mother, 3 weeks before her death.
  2. William de Mortuo Mari, who later came to be known as William la Zouch, or William la Zouch Mortimer (taking his mother's maiden name by virtue of an inheritence of the Zouche family) is widely accepted by historians to be the son of Robert and Joyce, but there is no single direct piece of proof for this that I have been able to find. There is however very strong evidence to support the theory. The fact that he was not named as his father's heir shows that he must have been a younger son, and so born after his elder brother Hugh - probably not too long afterwards by virtue of him fighting in the king's army in 1298.
    Note: Another slightly fuller extract of the entry in the Haughmond Chartulary cited by Dugdale in "Monasticon", showing William's parentage, (and, as above, indicating his lineage right back to the likes of Hugh de Say and Pons/Puncii) has been published (28).
  3. "Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem and other analogous documents preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol II, Edward I", entry no. 132, states:
    HUGH DE MORTUO MARI of Richard's Castle
    Writ, 28 Nov, 3 Edw I.
    HEREFORD. Inq, Friday the morrow of St Lucy, 3 Edw I.
          Richard's Castle (extent given), held of the king in chief by barony, pertaining to Bureford.
          Rachesford (extent given), held of the fee of Clifford by service of ¼ knight's fee.
                Robert de Mortuo Mari, aged 22 and more, is his next heir.
    SALOP. Inq, Saturday after St Lucy, 3 Edw I. (defective)
          Bureford. The manor (extent given), with two parts of the advowson of the church, the third part pertaining to the lord of Grete, and the pleas and perquisites of the hundred of Ovres, which used to be worth 6 marks, but Sir Roger de Mortuo Mari and the abbot of Wygemore have withdrawn 3 marks to themselves, held of the king by barony; and there pertain to the barony of Bureford 32½ knights' fees in divers counties.
          Stepelton. The manor (extent given), held of the king by the barony of Bureford.
                Heir as above, aged 22½.
    WORCESTER. Inq, Monday before St Thomas, 3 Edw I.
          Wichebaud. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief as pertaining to the barony of Bureford; and 1 knight's fee is held of the manor by Peter Corbet, ¼ fee held by Thomas de Arderne, 1 fee held by Adam de Elmebrug, ½ fee held by Henry Peremort, ½ fee held by Grimbald Pancefot, and 1/10 fee held by Joan de Hanewode, all rendering nothing but suit at the court.
          Codrugg. The manor (extent given), with the advowson of the church of All Saints, Worcester, similarly held of the king; and 1/12 kinght's fee is held by John son of Hugh, rendering nothing but suit at the court of Codrugg.
          Hulestone. 2½ virgates land, 4a meadow, a garden, and 2¾ virgates in villenage, held of the bishop of Worcester for ½ knight's fee.
          Homm. A capital messuage, 3 virgates and 33a land in demesne, 3a meadow, pasture, 72s rent of free tenants, 1 virgate land in villenage &c held of the king by barony as abovesaid.
                Robert de Mortuo Mari his son, aged 22 and more, is his next heir.
                                                                                                    C. Edw. I. File 10 (10)
  4. "Calendar of Fine Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol I, Edward II 1272-1307", 1911, page 38, lists:
    Dec 25 1274. Order to the escheator on this side trent to deliver to Robert de Mortuo Mari, son and heir of Hugh de Mortuo Mari, deceased, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said father, he having done homage.
  5. "Calendar of the Patent Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Edward I, 1272-1281", 1901, pages 189/90, lists:
    Jan 24 1277. Protection with clause volumus, until Midsummer, for the following going to Wales on the king's service :-
    List of about 75 men, including...
    Robert de Mortuo Mari of Richard's Castle
  6. "Calendar of the Patent Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Edward I, 1272-1281", 1901, page 219, lists:
    July 6 1277. Protection with clause volumus, until Michaelmas, for the following, going to Wales on the king's service :-
    List of over 100 men, over the course of a few days' entries, including...
    Robert de Mortuo Mari of Richard's Castle.
  7. "Annales de Wigornia", pages 484/85, from "Annales Monastici", volume 4 states (in the account of 1282) :
    "... Tertio idus Decembris Edmundus de Mortuomari miles, cum fratribus suis militibus Rogero, Willelmo, et Galfrido, at aliis amicis quorum nomina novit Deus, et Robertus de Mortuomari, nepos ejus, scilicet dominus castelli Ricardi, Leulinum principem Wallię ..."
    However this appears to show that Robert was the nephew of Edmund de Mortuo Mari of Wigmore, which he wasn't, so the chronicler either got the relationship wrong, or wrongly claimed that the Robert involved was the Robert of Richard's Castle. As Edmund is not known to have had a nephew Robert, and as Robert of Richard's Castle was serving in Wales that year, the former explanation seems the most likely.
  8. "Calendar of various Chancery Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, 1277-1326", 1912, page 280, lists:
    March 21 1283. The like [order to provide the specified number of footmen to serve with the king in Montgomery] to the bailiffs of Robert de Mortuo Mari at Stepelton for 120.
  9. "Calendar of the Close Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Edward I, 1279-1288", 1902, page 247, lists:
    Dec 16 1283. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to Acquit Robert de Mortuo Mari of £287 10s 7d due to the exchequer for his own debts and the debts of William la Zuche, Henry de Farleye, and Hugh de Mortuo Mari, as the king has pardoned him this sum for his good service in the expedition to Wales.
  10. "Calendar of the Close Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Edward I, 1279-1288", 1902, pages 284/5, lists:
    Dec 16 1283. Geoffrey de Genevill and Matilda, his wife, and Peter, their eldest son, acknowledged that they owe to William de Valencia £1,200 for the commission of certain lands that belonged to Maurice son of Gerald in Ireland tenant in chief, deceased, and for the marriage of Gerald, son and heir of hte said Maurice, a minor in William's wardship by the deise of Thomas de Clare, to whom the king granted the wardship and marriage; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in England and Ireland.
          [Cancelled on payment, as below]
    For greater security they found as sureties Henry de Lacy, earl of Lincoln, Peter Corbet, Edmund de Mortuo Mari, Robert de Mortuo Mari, Roger de Mortuo Mari, Richard de Brus, Robert Tibotot, Urian de Sancto Petro, Grimbald Pauncefot, Guncelin de Badelesmere, Bogo de Knovill, and Laurence de Lodelawe; who acknowledged that, in default of payment, the said sum shall be levied from their lands and chattel, to wit £100 each. They also granted that if any one of them shall die before payment, the £100 for which he is surety shall be levied in equal portions from the others. - W de Hamelton received William's acknowledgement of the receipt of the money aforesaid.
          Cancelled upon payment, as appears by William de Valencia's letter patent of acquittance, which is on the files, amongst the king's writs of the 16th year. And William afterwards came in his own person, and again acknowledged that he had been paid the said sum.
  11. "Calendar of the Patent Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Edward I, 1281-1292", 1893, page 201, lists:
    Dec 27 1284. The like [commission of oyer and terminer] to Roger Le Strange and Roger Sprengehoes, touching the persons who hunted and took deer in the park and free chace of Robert de Mortuo Mari at Richardes Castel, co Salop.
  12. "Calendar of various Chancery Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, 1277-1326", 1912, contains extracts from the Scutage Rolls which lists "scutage granted by King Edward to those who did their services in his army of Wales in the 10th year of his reign", which on page 366, lists:
    Robert de Mortuo Mari, who was with the king, has his scutage in cos. Salop, Warwick, Somerset, Hereford, Essex, Worcester, Northampton, Devon, Southampton, Gloucester, and Oxford. -Testified by R. bishop of Bath and Wells.
  13. "Calendar of Charter Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol II, 1257-1300", 1906, page 304, lists:
    June 25 1285 Inspeximus and confirmation of a charter, whereby Edmund de Mortuo Mari gave to Walter Hackeluttel, for his homage and service, all the land late of Gruffin son of Oweyn in Helveil Buchmenith, to be held from the said Edmund, his heirs and assigns, by the said Walter, his heirs and assigns and their heirs, as freely as the said Gruffin held it by rendering the service of the fourth part of the fee of one knight at the castle of Keventhles in time of general war; witnesses Sir Roger de Mortuo Mari, Sir Robert de Mortuo Mari of Richard's Castle, Sir Peter Corbet, Sir Brian de Brompton, Sir William de Mortuo Mari, Sir Walter de Pedwardyn, Sir John de Sancto Audoeno, knights, Philip ap Howel, William ap Howel, Roger de Sivetens, Cadugan ap Eynon, Cadugan ap Gronou, Gronou Vahan of Elveil, Rees ap Meurik.
  14. "Calendar of the Patent Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Edward I, 1281-1292", 1893, page 224, lists:
    Feb 20 1286. License, for life, for Robert de Mortuo Mari to hunt with his own dogs the fox and hare, badger and cat, in the forest of the county of Essex, whenever he will except in the fence month.
  15. "Complete Peerage", volume 9, page 264, cites Pipe Roll, 24 Edw I, m23, and states that :
    The escheator accounted for the issue of Wichbold, &c, from 7 Apr 15 Edw I to 6 May, following, when delivered to Joyce.
  16. "Annales de Wigornia", page 493, from "Annales Monastici", volume 4 states :
    "MCCLXXXVII. ... Sexto idus Aprilis episcopus Godfridus sepelvit Robertum de Mortuomari eoram altari Sactorum Symonis et Judę in ecclesia Wigornia cathedraii."
  17. "Calendar of Fine Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol I, Edward II 1272-1307", 1911, page 238, lists:
    July 21 1287. Order to the escheator on this side Trent to deliver to Isabel de Mortuo Mari, sister of Robert de Mortuo Mari, deceased, the manor of Hamcastell whereof Robert enfeoffed her long before his death and put her in seisin, wherein she continued, as was found by an inquisition madeby the escheator; to hold in tenancy until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, answering for the issues if they should pertain to the king; and to take the manor then into the king's hand unless he have other order in the meantime.
    The like to the same on behalf of William de Mortuo Mari touching the manor of Litle Wodeham.
  18. "Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem and other analogous documents preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol II, Edward I", entry no. 639, states:
    ROBERT DE MORTUO MARI
    Writ of plenius certiorari de feodis &c, 22 July, 15 Edw I
    OXFORD. Inq. Wednesday after the Assumption, 15 Edw I.
          Crudynton. A moiety of the manor held by Richard de Williamescote by ½ knights fee.
    SOMERSET Inq. The octave of the Assumption, 15 Ed I.
          Merch. The manor, held by Thomas de Hunteleye for ½ fee.
          Kyngeston. The manor, held by John de Wygeton for ½ fee.
          Kyngeston. The advowson of a free chapel within the court.
    GLOUCESTER. Inq. Saturday after St Laurence, 15 Edw I.
          Olynton. The manor, held by John de Olynton for ½ fee.
          Newynton. The manor, held by the prior of Little Malvern for ½ fee.
          Luckinton. The hamlet, held by the heirs of Frusisselou [alias Frusshelou] for ½ fee.
          Dumbelton. The manor, held by the abbot of Abindon for 1 fee.
    NORTHAMPTON. Inq. Monday before St Michael, 15 Edw I.
          Lecchesbarewe, held by William le Pouer by three parts of 1 fee.
          Lecchesbarewe. The advowson of the church.
    HEREFORD. Inq. Tuesday after St Laurence, 15 Edw I.
          Pudlesdon. The manor, held by William de Cursun for 1 fee.
          Wyle. The manor, held by Henry de la Launde for ¼ fee.
          Yarpol. 2 caracutes land held by Walter Hakelutel for ¼ fee.
          Buton. The manor, held by Thomas de Brompton for two parts of 1 fee.
          Staunton and Moldeleye. The hamlets, held by Walter de Hopton for ½ fee.
          La Caumbe. The manor, held by Bernard le Bret for ½ fee.
          La Aysee [alias La Asshe]. The manor, held by John de Sancto Audoneo (sic) [alias Audoeno] for 1/3 fee.
          Brompton. The hamlet, held by William de Curson by ¼ fee.
          Richard's Castle. The advowson of the church.
    WARWICK. Inq. The day of St Giles, 15 Edw I.       Ippesleye. The manor with the advowson of the church, held by Henry Hubaud by ½ fee.
          Netheregrafton. The hamlet, held by John Sturmy by ¼ fee.
          Bilneye. A moiety, held by the abbot of Combe by ¼ fee.
          Bilneye. A free chapel held by the prior of Coventry.
          Molinton. A moiety, held by the prior of Kenilworth by ½ fee; and a moiety held by Thomas de Arden by ½ fee.
          Dunchirch. The manor, held by John Dunhefde [alias Dunheved] by 1 fee.
          Bereford. The township, held by Theobald de Verdon by ½ fee.
          Farneberg. The manor, held by Jordan de Say by 1 fee.
          Farneberg. ½ caracute land held by Henry [Mile] by 1/16 fee; and 2 caracutes land held by the heirs of William de H[aulton] by ½ fee.
          Farneberg. The advowson of the church.
    SALOP. Inq. Wednesday after St Laurence, 15 Ed I.
          Nene Solers. The manor with the advowson of the church, held by Edmund de Mortuo Mari by 1 fee.
          Tetneshull and Marebrok. The manors, held by Peter Corbet by ½ fee.
          Mulston. The manor, held by the heirs of William de Mulston by ½ fee.
          Weston. The hamlet, held by the heirs of Roger de Clifford by ½ fee.
          Tilesope. The manor, held by Adam de Aumerugg by 1/3 fee.
          Rommesleye [alias Runisley] and Baggeshouere. The manors, held by Roger le Pouer by 1 fee.
          Kyngeshemed, held by Ralph de Lingeyne by 1/3 fee.
          Stanegge. The hamlet, held by Brian de Brompton by ¼ fee.
          Overton, held by Laurence de Lodelowe by ½ fee in free socage.
          Kyngeshemed and Asche. The manors, held by John Sturmy by ½ and ¼ fee.
          Grete. The manor, held by Geoffrey de Grete by two parts of 1 fee.
          Stoke. The hamlet, held by henry le Moneour and Robert de Muncelowe by 1/3 fee.
          La Hulle. The hamlet, held by Adam de la Hull by 1/11 fee.
          Asford Carbonel and Overton. The manors, held by Richard Carbonel by ½ fee.
          Asford [alias Assheford] Boulers. The manor, held by Robert de Boulers by ¼ fee.
          Overton, held by John de Overton by ¼ fee.
          Wulferton. 1 caracute land held by William Carbonel for ¼ fee.
          Stepelton [alias Stipelton]. ½ caracute land held by William son of Rand(olph) [alas Ranulph] by 1/40 fee.
          Bureford. The advowson of the church, which is divided into three portions.
    WORCESTER. Inq. Monday after the Assumption, 15 Edw I.
          Hi[m]eneye [alias Imeneye]. The manor, held by Peter Corbet by one fee.
          Astwod. The manor, held by Thomas de Arden [alais de Ardrene] by ½ and ¼ fee.
          Kyngeslond. The hamlet, held by Rocelin de Kyngeslond by 1/5 fee.
          Aumeregg. The manor, held by Adam de Elmerugg by 1 fee and 1/6 fee.
          Purshull. The manor, held by Henry Peremort by ½ fee.
          Almeringg [alias Almerugg]. The hamlet, held by Robet de Hanewod by 1/10 fee.
          Croule [alias Crouley]. The manor, held by Wiliam de Bello Campo by 1 fee.
          Coderugg. 1 caracute land held by John son of Hugh by 1/12 fee.
          Clifton. The manor, held by Roger de Mortuomari by 1 fee.
          Scheldesleye. The manor, held by Henry le Waleys by ½ fee.
          Scheldesleye. The advowson of the church.
          Sapye. The manor, held by Miles Pichard by ¼ fee.
          Sutton and Overe Sapye. The manors, held by John Sturmy [alias Turmy] by 1¼ fee.
          Sapye. The advowson of the church.
          Temedeburi. The manor, held by John Giffard by 2 fees.
          Cure. The manor, held by John Wyard by ½ fee.
          Ieddefen [alias Yedfen]. The manor, held by the heirs of William de Loges [alias de Lodes] by ½ fee.
          Karkedon. The manor, held by Hugh de Mortuomari by ½ fee.
          Iedefen. The advowson of the church.
          Worcester. The advowson of the church of All Saints.
    [Oxford &c] Extent of knights' fees as above (undated).
                                                                                                    C. Edw. I. File 49 (2)

    A more detailed extraction of the IPM for his Worcestershire lands from "The Inquisitiones Post Mortem for the County of Worcester, Part I", J.W. Willis Bund, 1894, page 27, states:
    ROBERT DE MORTIMER'S WORCESTERSHIRE ESTATES.
          Inquisition of the knight's fees and advowsons of churches which belonged to Robert de Mortuo Mari [Mortimer] on the day he died, made at Wychebaud [Wychbold] on Monday next after the Assumption of the Blessed Mary the Virgin, 15 Edward I. [A.D. 1287], by William de Wychebaud, Henry Peremort, Simon le Brun, Hugh son of Richard, John Bench, Philip son of John, Richard Rud, Roger Honsye, Adam de Stokeleye, William Attebrok, Walter Payn, William Payn, and Adam le Dekene, who say that Peter Corbet held of Robert de Mortuo Mari the manor of Imenoys [Impney] by a knight's fee, and it is worth £30; Thomas de Ardern held the manor of Astwod by three quarters of a knight's fee, and it is worth £10; Roceline de Kyngeslond (?) held Hamelton de Kyngeslond by the fourth part of a knight's fee, and it is worth 20s; Adam of Elmerugg [Elmbridge] held the manor of Anmerugg [Elmbridge] by a knight's fee and a sixth part of a fee, and it is worth £24; Henry Peremort held the manor of Purshull by half a knight's fee, and it is worth yearly £10; Ralph de Hanewod held Hamelton de Almeringg' by the tenth part of one fee, and it is worth yearly 40s; William de Bello Campo held the manor of Croule [Crowle] by one knight's fee, and it is worth yearly £20; John son of Hugh held one carucate of land in Coderugg' [Cotheridge] by the twelfth part of a knight's fee, and it is worth yearly £40; Roger de Mortuo Mari held the manor of Clifton [Clifton on Teme] by a knight's fee, and it is worth yearly £10; Henry le Waleys held the manor of Scheldesleye [Shelsley Beauchamp] by half a knight's fee, and it is worth yearly 100s; and there is there the advowson of a church, worth 5 marks; Miles Pathard [Pitchard] held the manor of Sapye [Lower Sapey, Sapey Pitchard] by the fourth part of a knight's fee, and it is worth yearly 40s; John Sturmy held the manors of Suton and Over Sapye [Upper Sapey] by one knight's fee and a quarter, and they are worth yearly £15; and there is at Sapye the advowson of the church, worth yearly 100s; John Giffard held the manor of Teinedebur' [Tenbury] by two knight's fees, and it is worth yearly £40; John Wyard held the manor of Cure [Kyre] by half a fee, and it is worth by the year 100s; the heirs of William de Loges held the manor of Jeddefen [Edvin Loach] by half a knight's fee, and it is worth by the year £4; Hugh de Mortuo Mari held the manor of Karkedon [Carton, Mamble] by half a knight's fee, and it it is worth yearly £7; the advowson of the church of Jeddefen pertained to the said Robert, and is worth 100s; and the advowson of the church of All Saints, Worcester, pertained to the same Robert, and is worth yearly 100s.
          Value of the said nine fees and a half, £187.
          Value of the two advowsons of churches, 15 marks.
          Inq.p.m., 15 Edw. I, No. 30.
  19. "Calendar of Fine Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol I, Edward II 1272-1307", 1911, page 241, lists:
    Oct 20 1287. Order to the escheator on this side Trent to deliver to William de Mortuo Mari, kinsman of Robert de Mortuo Mari, deceased, the manor of Little Wodeham, to hold in tenancy until a month from Easter next, answering for the issues if they should pertain to the king; and thereafter to take the manor into the king's hand, unless order be given to the contrary; the escheator having found by inquisition that Robert enfeoffed William thereof long before his death, and that William had seisin thereof.
          The like to the same on behalf of Isabel de Mortuo Mari, sister of the said Robert, touching the manor of Homecastell.
  20. "Calendar of Fine Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol I, Edward II 1272-1307", 1911, pages 241/2, lists:
    Oct 25 1287. Order to the same [the escheator on this side Trent] to deliver to Joyce, late the wife of the said Robert de Mortuo Mari, the manor of Norton by Daventre, to hold in tenancy at the king's will, so that she answer for the issues if they should pertain to the king; the escheator having found by inquisition that Margery, late the wife of Roger de Whelton, held the said manor in dower of Roger's gift, and that Roger de Whelton, nephew and heir of the aforesaid Roger, enfeoffed thereof William la Zuche, father of the said Joyce, and that Robert and Joyce satisfied Margery therefor, that it might more quickly enter the inheritence of Joyce, assigning to Margery the manor of Ambreden late of the inheritence of the said Robert, to hold for life in exchange for her said dower; and the escheator having taken the manor of Norton into the king's hand on account of Robert's death.
  21. "Calendar of the Close Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Edward I, Vol III, 1288-1296", 1904, page 72, lists:
    March 13 1290. To Master Henry de Bray, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to William de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, the lands that Joyce, late the wife of Robert de Mortuo Mari, tenant in chief, held at her death of her own inheritence, and as her dower of Robert's lands, to have in name of custody until Robert's heirs come of age, as the king, on 8 May, in his sixteenth year, granted to the earl whatsoever he had in his hands of the lands that belonged to Robert, to have until Robert's heirs come of age, with the knights' fees and dowers when they should fall in, and the lands of the inheritence of the heir's mother if they came to the king's hands during the wardship, saving to the king the marriage of the heirs and the advowsons of the churches.
  22. "Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem and other analogous documents preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol II, Edward I", entry no. 785, states:
    JOICE LATE THE WIFE OF ROBERT DE MORTUO MARI
    Writ, on the complaint of Isabel daughter of the said Robert that whereas she was enfeoffed of the manor of Hunteber' by the said Joice who had the same of her own inheritence in her widowhood, and peacefully continued her seisin for a long time, the late escheator took the same into the king's hand after the death of the said Joice, by reason of the heir of the said Robert, who was in the king's wardship, and that William de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, to whom the king committed the said wardship, detains the manor from the said Joice (sic), 7 Sept 18 Edw I.
    [DEVON.] Inq taken at Buddelegh on Wednesday after St Leonard, 18 Edw I.
          Huntebere. The manor was the inheritence of the said Joice, who in her widowhood enfeoffed the said Isabel of the same , and she continued peacefully her seisin thereof for three weeks, until the king's escheator took the manor into the king's hand immediately after the death of the said Joice, by reason of the heir of the said Robert. The said Joice was not seised in her demesne thereof as of fee, on the day she died. The said Earl detains the manor from the said Isabel to her manifest prejudice and disherison.
    Writ of certiorari concerning the tenure and value of the abovesaid manor, 9 Dec. 19 Edw I.
    [DEVON.] Inq. Tuesday after Epiphany, 19 Edw I.
    Huntebeare. The manor is held of Matthew son of John in socage, rendering 6d yearly for all services.
                                                                                                    C. Edw. I. File 58 (1)
  23. "Calendar of the Close Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Edward I, Vol III, 1288-1296", 1904, page 159, lists:
    Jan 18 1291. To the same [Malcolm de Harle, escheator this side Trent]. Order to deliver to Isabel, daughter of Robert de Mortuo Mari, deceased, tenant in chief, the manor of Huntebere, to be held by her according to the feoffment thereof made to her by Joyce, late the wife of the said Robert, as the king learns by inquisition taken by Malcolm that Joyce in her widowhood enfeoffed Isabel, Robert's daughter, of the said manor, which Joyce held in socage of her own inheritence of Matthew son of John, and that Isabel continued her seisin thereof for three weeks until Master Henry de Bray, late escheator this side Trent, took the manor into the king's hands after Joyce's death because Robert's heir was a minor in the king's wardship.
  24. "Calendar of the Close Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Edward I, Vol III, 1288-1296", 1904, page 467, lists:
    Dec 10 1295. To Malcolm de Harleye, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause Hugh, son and heir of Robert de Mortuo Mari, and Joyce his wife, to have seisin of the lands that Robert and Joyce held at their death of the king in chief, as William de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, to whom the king committed the custody of the said lands during the heir's minority, has certified the king by his letters patent that Hugh is of full age, and the king has taken Hugh's homage.
  25. "Calendar of the Close Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Edward I, Vol IV, 1296-1302", 1906, page 18, lists:
    March 5 1297. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to release to Hugh de Mortuo Mari, son and heir of Robert de Mortuo Mari, tenant in chief, the demand made upon him for scutage for the king's armies of Wales in the fifth and tenth years of his reign, as it appears to the king that Robert did his due service in the said armies.
  26. See his father's page
  27. See his wife Joyce's page
  28. "The Cartulary of Haughmond Abbey", Shropshire Archaelogical Society, 1985, entry 922 reads:
    Alia confirmacio predictorum.
    Wm de Zouche (le Souche), son of Rob. of Mortimer (Mortuo Mari), once lord of Richard's Castle, confirms the grant of Rochford mill by Hugh de Say and Lucy his wife, daughter of Wal. de Clifford son of Ric, Punc; also the conformation of Hugh de Mortimer, his grandfather; and the canons' grant of the mill to Ric. of Sutton at fee farm for 16s a year, made in Abbot Alex's time. If the rent of the mill, which is now in Wm's hands, should be in arrears, the canons may take distraint in the mill and its appendages. (Sealed) Hiis testibus Thom Tregooz, Johanne Hamelyn, Roberto Stormy, Ricardo de Leighton, etc. (early 14th cent.)
      Date: early 14th cent. when Thos Trgoz and Rob Sturmy were active (Feudal Aids v, 142; VCH Worcs iv, 367)
      Wm. de la Zouche was the descendant of Rob. Mortimer, seconf husband of Margaret de Say, the heiress who succ. to the barony of Richard's Castle in 1197 (Sanders, 75). Hugh de Mortimer his grandfather, died in 1274 seised of Rochford (Cal Inq PM, ii, 132) and Wm himself, Rob Mortimer II's younger son, succ in 1287 (ibid, 640).
      The mill had been granted to Osbern Barach and his heirs in Abbot Wm's time (1221-7) to hold for an annual rent of 16s (SRO 322/21)



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