Some corrections and additions to the Complete Peerage: Volume 9: Mortimer of Attleborough


MORTIMER of Attleborough

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Volume 9, page 243:
ROBERT DE MORTIMER, the first of the family of whom there is record in Norfolk, witnessed a charter of William de Warenne to Castleacre Priory, probably in the time of Henry I.

Robert de Mortimer also appears towards the end of a long witness list for a charter of Henry de Beaumont, earl of Warwick, which can be dated between June 1115 and June 1119, suggesting that as a young man he served in a household connected with the earl [Ian Mortimer, The Medieval Mortimer Family: An outline lineage, version 6.1 (17 May 2019), page 39, citing C. R. Fonge, The Cartulary of St Mary's Collegiate Church, Warwick (2004), number 9].

[Item last updated: 22 June 2019.]

Volume 9, page 250:
The heirs general of Sir Robert Mortimer [d. 1387] were the three das. and coheirs of his son Thomas ... Cicely, who m. (i) Sir John Harling, who was dead by 1 July 1403, and (ii), in 1411, Sir John Radcliff of Attleborough ...

Roskell et al., History of Parliament [The House of Commons 1386-1421, vol. 4, pp. 155-157], suggest that Sir John Radcliff's marriage to Cicely may have taken place around December 1405, when he and Cicely's half-brother Sir John Fastolf appeared as sureties for men from Attleborough [Calendar of Close Rolls, 1405-1409, p. 83]. The same authors state that Cicely died in 1423 at Bordeaux.

[Item last updated: 12 November 2003.]