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From: (Jim Weber)
Subject: Re: Robert Mortimer m. Isabel Howard
Date: 13 Dec 2003 19:25:26 -0800
("brad verity") wrote in message news:<>...
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> As to who were the parents of David Mortimer, esquire (d. 1494), we still
> don't know. But I'm guessing that his granddaughter Elizabeth's marriage to
> George Guildford (which David must've had a hand in arranging), the younger
> brother of Sir Edward Guildford, who was married "by 1496" [HOP - bio of Sir
> Edward Guildford] to Eleanor West, granddaughter of Sir Hugh Mortimer of
> Mortimer's Hall, Hampshire, still suggests a connection to that family.
> David Mortimer marrying an heiress in Essex and having no lands of his own
> strongly suggests he was a younger son. Perhaps he was a younger son of a
> Mortimer from Mortimer's Hall in Hampshire - is Hampshire near Essex?
> At any rate, it's great to have some of the blanks filled in.
> Cheers, ------Brad
GOOD WORK, Brad.
I must have been out when you originally posted this, and just saw it
now. It certainly goes a long way toward finally giving some
substance to Robert, namely his holdings and his parents.
I have wondered what "soke" means as well. It is associated with
quite a few towns/hamlets in England.
By the way Essex isn't very far from Kent, and CP:IX:255-6, states
that the Mortimers of Tedstone Wafer had ancestral Mortimer lands in
Cliffe near Rochester [which is also near Dover]. CP believes that
John Mortimer of Tedstone Wafer, the great grandfather of Hugh
Mortimer of Mortimer's Hall (d. May 1460), was residing in Cliffe
while he was carrying on legal action concerning Tedstone Wafer and
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