|Death: ||Feb. 26, 1180|
Hugh de Mortimer was a Norman English medieval baron.
He was the son of Hugh de Mortimer. He was Lord of Wigmore Castle, Cleobury Mortimer and at times, Bridgnorth, Bishop's Castle and Maelienydd
During the Anarchy of King Stephen's reign, Mortimer was an ardent royalist until 1148. This was because Wigmore Castle had been confiscated from his father by King Henry I.
He did quarrel violently with his neighboring Lords, mostly with Miles, earl of Hereford, his son Roger and Josse de Dinant, lord of Ludlow.
Hugh was one of the Barons who objected to Henry II's demand for the return of Royal castles in 1155. Henry II launched a campaign in May 1155 against Hugh, simultaneously besieging his three principal castles of Wigmore, Bridgnorth and Cleobury. On July 7, 1155, Hugh formally submitted to Henry II at the Council at Bridgnorth. He was allowed to keep his own two castles (though Cleobury had been destroyed during the siege) but Bridgnorth returned to the crown
About 1148 a Hugh married Maud Le Meschin, daughter of William Le Meschin, lord of Skipton, Yorkshire, and Cecily de Rumigny. Matilda was the widow of Philip Belmeis of Tong. Their son
Roger Mortimer of Wigmore succeeded his father as lord of Wigmore.
Roger Mortimer (1158 - 1214)*
Herefordshire Unitary Authority
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Record added: Aug 22, 2010
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