Name: Roger MORTIMER
Birth: 11 APR 1374 in Usk, Ireland?
Death: 20 JUL 1398 in Leinster, Ireland
Burial: Wigmore Abbey, England
Occupation: 4th Earl of March, 7th Earl of Ulster, Lord Mortimer
He was declared Heir Presumptive to the crown by Richard II in October, 1385, and was knighted on April 23, 1390. He was called to Parliament on October 15, 1397, and was extremely popular. He returned to Ireland soon after, feeling that
Note: His coat of arms was Quaterly, 1 and 4, azure, three bars or, on a chief of the first two pallets between two base esquires of the second, over all an inescuctheon argent; 2 and 3, or, a cross gules.
Change Date: 19 MAY 1999
Richard II was suspicious of him. He was killed in a rash attack on an Irish native chieftain. A Wigmore chronicler says that he was riding alone, at the front of his army, and was not recognized by his killers. At this time, he was still Heir
Presumptive. After his death, Richard II made his second, and fatal, expedition to Ireland.
Father: Edmund MORTIMER b: 1 FEB 1351 in Llangoed, Llyswen County, Brecon, Wales
Mother: Phillipa PLANTAGENET b: 16 AUG 1355 in Eltham Palace, Kent, England
- Edmund MORTIMER b: 1398
- Anne MORTIMER b: 27 DEC 1390