Europe, British Isles, England, Welsh March, Herefordshire, Wigmore [Map]

Wigmore, Herefordshire is in Herefordshire.

Battle of Tempsford

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 917. This year, before Easter, King Edward (age 43) ordered his men to go to the town of Towcester [Map], and to rebuild it. Then again, after that, in the same year, during the gang-days, he ordered the town of Wigmore [Map] to be repaired. The same summer, betwixt Lammas and midsummer, the army broke their parole from Northampton and from Leicester; and went thence northward to Towcester, and fought against the town all day, and thought that they should break into it; but the people that were therein defended it, till more aid came to them; and the enemy then abandoned the town, and went away. Then again, very soon after this, they went out at night for plunder, and came upon men unaware, and seized not a little, both in men and cattle, betwixt Burnham-wood and Aylesbury. At the same time went the army from Huntington and East-Anglia, and constructed that work at Ternsford [Map] which they inhabited and fortified; and abandoned the other at Huntingdon [Map]; and thought that they should thence oft with war and contention recover a good deal of this land. Thence they advanced till they came to Bedford [Map]; where the men who were within came out against them, and fought with them, and put them to flight, and slew a good number of them. Then again, after this, a great army yet collected itself from East-Anglia and from Mercia, and went to the town of Wigmore, Herefordshire [Map]; which they besieged without, and fought against long in the day; and took the cattle about it; but the men defended the town, who were within; and the enemy left the town, and went away. After this, the same summer, a large force collected itself in King Edward's dominions, from the nighest towns that could go thither, and went to Temsford [Map]; and they beset the town, and fought thereon; until they broke into it, and slew the king, and Earl Toglos, and Earl Mann his son, and his brother, and all them that were therein, and who were resolved to defend it; and they took the others, and all that was therein. After this, a great force collected soon in harvest, from Kent, from Surrey, from Essex, and everywhere from the nighest towns; and went to Colchester [Map], and beset the town, and fought thereon till they took it, and slew all the people, and seized all that was therein; except those men who escaped therefrom over the wall. After this again, this same harvest, a great army collected itself from East-Anglia, both of the land-forces and of the pirates, which they had enticed to their assistance, and thought that they should wreak their vengeance. They went to Maldon [Map], and beset the town, and fought thereon, until more aid came to the townsmen from without to help. The enemy then abandoned the town, and went from it. And the men went after, out of the town, and also those that came from without to their aid; and put the army to flight, and slew many hundreds of them, both of the pirates and of the others. Soon after this, the same harvest, went King Edward (age 43) with the West-Saxon army to Passham [Map]; and sat there the while that men fortified the town of Towcester [Map] with a stone wall. And there returned to him Earl Thurferth, and the captains, and all the army that belonged to Northampton northward to the Welland, and sought him for their lord and protector. When this division of the army went home, then went another out, and marched to the town of Huntingdon; and repaired and renewed it, where it was broken down before, by command of King Edward (age 43). And all the people of the country that were left submitted to King Edward (age 43), and sought his peace and protection. After this, the same year, before Martinmas, went King Edward (age 43) with the West-Saxon army to Colchester [Map]; and repaired and renewed the town, where it was broken down before. And much people turned to him, both in East-Anglia and in Essex, that were before under the power of the Danes. And all the army in East-Anglia swore union with him; that they would all that he would, and would protect all that he protected, either by sea or land. And the army that belonged to Cambridge chose him separately for their lord and protector, and confirmed the same with oaths, as he had advised. This year King Edward (age 43) repaired the town of Gladmouth; and the same year King Sihtric slew Neil his brother.

Domesday Book Herefordshire Hezetre. Merestun [Map]. Land of Ralph of Mortimer Households Households: 4 slaves. Land and resources Ploughland: 2 lord's plough teams. Valuation Annual value to lord: 7 pounds in 1086. Owners Tenant-in-chief in 1086: Ralph of Mortimer. Lord in 1086: Ralph of Mortimer. Lord in 1066: Gunfrid.

Around 1240 Joan Mortimer was born to Ralph Mortimer (age 49) and Gwladus verch Llewelyn "Dark Eyed" Aberffraw (age 45) at Wigmore, Herefordshire [Map]. She a great granddaughter of King John "Lackland" of England.

Around 1286 Maud Mortimer Lady Verdun was born to Edmund Mortimer 2nd Baron Mortimer of Wigmore (age 35) and Margaret Fiennes (age 16) at Wigmore, Herefordshire [Map]. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King John "Lackland" of England.

On 08 Sep 1301 Thomas Brewes was born to Peter Brewes (age 28) and Agnes Clifford at Wigmore, Herefordshire [Map]. He a great x 3 grandson of King John "Lackland" of England.

On 29 Jul 1302 Theobald Verdun 2nd Lord Verdun (age 23) and Maud Mortimer Lady Verdun (age 16) were married at Wigmore, Herefordshire [Map]. She by marriage Lord Verdun. They were second cousins. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King John "Lackland" of England.

Around 1312 Blanche Mortimer Baroness Grandison was born to Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (age 24) and Joan Geneville Baroness Mortimer 2nd Baroness Geneville (age 25) at Wigmore, Herefordshire [Map].

Around 1322 Beatrice Mortimer was born to Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (age 34) and Joan Geneville Baroness Mortimer 2nd Baroness Geneville (age 35) at Wigmore, Herefordshire [Map].

In 1352 Margaret Mortimer was born to Roger Mortimer 2nd Earl March (age 23) and Philippa Montagu Countess March (age 20) at Wigmore, Herefordshire [Map].

On 09 Jun 1361 Thomas Brewes (age 59) died at Wigmore, Herefordshire [Map].

On 05 Jan 1382 Philippa Plantagenet Countess March 5th Countess Ulster (age 26) died at Cork [Map]. She was buried at Wigmore, Herefordshire [Map]. Her son Roger Mortimer 4th Earl March 6th Earl Ulster (age 7) succeeded Heir to the Throne of England, 6th Earl Ulster

On 16 Oct 1383 Beatrice Mortimer (age 61) died at Wigmore, Herefordshire [Map].

Calendars. 16 May 1483. King Richard III of England (age 30). Westminster Palace [Map]. Grant for life to the king's servant Henry Duke of Buckingham (age 28), of the offices of chief justice and chamberlain in South and North Wales, constable of the castles and counties of Kermerdyn and Cardigan, the castles of Abrustwith, co Cardigan, and Denevour in South Wales, the castle and town of Tonebigh, co. Pembroke, the castle and lordship of Kylgarvan in South Wales, the castle and town of Llan Stepham in South Wales, the lordship of Wallewynscastell in South Wales, the lordship of Westhaverford in South Wales, constable, steward, and receiver of the castle, lordshiop and manor of Uske, the castle and lordship of Carlion, the castle, lordship and manor of Dynas, the castle and a moiety of the lordship of Ewyas Lacy [Map], the castles, lordships and manors of Belth,Clifford, Radnore, Melenyth, Montgomery, Dynbigh, Elvell and Narberth, the castle, lordship and manors of Wygmore [Map] and Holt [Map] in the marches of Wales, and the lordship and manor of Bromfield [Map] in the same marches, steward and receiver of the lordships and manors of Norton, Knyghton, Raydor, Guerthrenyon, Comotoyder, Glasbury, Weryfreton, Cherbury, Terthic, Halcetur, Kadewyn, Newton, Kyry in the marches.

Welsh Border Road describes an unamed Roman Road, and unnumbered by Margery, that went from Caerleon [Map] to Wroxeter, Shropshire [Map], passing through Usk, Monmouthshire [Map], Abergavenny, Monmouthshire [Map], Hereford [Map], Mortimer's Cross, Herefordshire [Map], Wigmore, Herefordshire [Map] and Leintwardine Bridge, Herefordshire [Map] where it crosses the River Teme just after its convergence with the River Clun.

Europe, British Isles, England, Welsh March, Herefordshire, Wigmore, Mawdley

In 1520 George Willoughby was born to Christopher Willoughby (age 39) and Elizabeth Tailboys (age 30) at Mawdley, Wigmore.

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Transactions of the Woolhope Club 1969 Page 413. Sep 1179. And since Roger (age 27)44, his son and heir, was being held prisoner by the king for the death of one Cadwalan [Sep 1179] who had killed his men, the ministers of the king took possession of the castle of Wigmore [Map] with its appurtenances; at this time thirteen Welshmen were captured in battle, and were held prisoner, firmly fettered, in the castle of Wigmore. As their warders were sleeping one night, they made their escape as far as the abbey, where they were kindly received and refreshed with food and drink, and the irons with which they were fettered fell off them by miracle, and these irons were displayed in the church, and the Welshmen remained there in peace until they had leave to go back to their own country without hindrance. Several other cases occurred at this abbey, which are not written down, and as a result of this neglect have been forgotten.

Note 44. Antiquities of Shropshire, iv, 205-6

In Jul 1304 Edmund Mortimer 2nd Baron Mortimer of Wigmore (age 53) died at Wigmore Castle, Herefordshire [Map]. He was buried at Wigmore Abbey [Map]. His son Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (age 17) succeeded 3rd Baron Mortimer of Wigmore. Joan Geneville Baroness Mortimer 2nd Baroness Geneville (age 18) by marriage Baroness Mortimer of Wigmore.