|Death: ||Aug. 4, 1137|
Ralph Mortimer, was Lord of Wigmore, in Herefordshire County, England and Seigneur of St. Victor-en-Caux in Normandy. He was the founder of the English House of Mortimer of Wigmore in the Welsh Marches, in what is today the county of Herefordshire
Ralph was a Marcher Lord and was granted his lands in the Welsh Marches by William the Conqueror. He had holdings in Herefordshire and Shropshire. Most notably, he acquired Wigmore Castle after William Fitz Osbern's son Roger de Breteuil joined the Revolt of the Earls of 1075.
Ralph Mortimer was born in Normandy before 1070 and died soon after August 4, 1137. He was the son of the Norman baron Roger de Mortemer, his mother was Advisa. His father had originally possessed the castle of Mortemer in Normandy, but had lost it after angering William the Conqueror after the Battle of Mortemer,in 1054.
Ralph married Millicent, whose parentage is unknown, and their daughter Hawise de Mortimer married Stephen, Earl of Albemarle before 1100.
Ralph's son Hugh Mortimer rebuilt Cymaron Castle in 1144. Wigmore Castle remained the Mortimer dynasty's family home. His grandson Hugh II married Maud (Matilda) de Meschines.
Roger de Warenne de Mortimer (1022 - 1078)
Hawise de Valois de Mortimer (1039 - 1086)
Melisende de Ferrers de Mortimer (1065 - 1088)*
Hugh Mortimer (____ - 1148)*
Hawise de Mortimer d'Aumale (1078 - 1139)*
Herefordshire Unitary Authority
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