Who were the Mortimers?

Warlike, ambitious and powerful, the Mortimers bestrode the medieval stage. Inextricably linked with the great events of their time, their story is the tale of a turbulent England racked with dissension, rebellion and open warfare at home and abroad. To read more about this amazing family click here

Upcoming Events

Saturday 16th August 2014    Re-arranged visit to Stapleton Castle, Presteigne  
From 1210 Stapleton castle was owned by Robert Mortimer of Essex, founder of the Mortimers of Richard's Castle. The visit starts at 2.30 and includes tea,  More Details

Saturday 6th September 2014     Mortimer Heritage in the Welsh Borders
A fairly energetic field trip taking in the Mortimer castles of Knucklas and Huntington and visiting the ancient church at Old Radnor. A day for active Mortimer enthusiasts, for all who love exploring old castles and for anyone interested in heraldry. In Old Radnor church is an incised floor slab supposedly commemorating Hugh Mortimer, brother of Roger Mortimer, Earl of March who was Rector of Old Radnor. The church also boasts an excellent collection of 18th and 19th century heraldic funeral hatchments. [NB Old Radnor is not to be confused with New Radnor where Paul Remfry led a field trip in 2011].  For more information click here

Saturday 4th October 2014      Richard III, Ludlow and the House of York
A day conference organised by the Conservation Trust for St Laurence Ludlow, in association with the Mortimer History Society. This promises to be a most interesting day with a variety of speakers and tours. For full details click here

17th-20th October 2014     Visit to Ireland
This is an exciting opportunity to visit Trim Castle. Built by the de Lacys it passed by marriage to the Genevilles and then to the Mortimers. More Information


Here is a section of the new family tree of the Mortimers of Wigmore, based on the genealogy supplied by Dr Ian Mortimer. To see the full pedigree and to access Ian Mortimer's genealogy click here

Mortimers Wigmore detail

Mortimers of Scotland

Craigievar    Auchinbaddie    Flemington

         Mortimer of Craigievar                        Mortimer of Auchinbaddie                    Mortimer of Flemington