Agnes Mortimer, Countess of Pembroke

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Agnes Mortimer
Countess of Pembroke
Spouse(s) Laurence Hastings, 1st Earl of Pembroke
John de Hakelut
Issue
Father Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March
Mother Joan de Geneville, Baroness Geneville
Born 1317
Died 25 July 1368

Agnes Mortimer, Countess of Pembroke (1317 – 25 July 1368) was the wife of Laurence Hastings, 1st Earl of Pembroke. She was a daughter of Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March and Joan de Geneville, Baroness Geneville.

Family[edit]

Agnes Mortimer was one of the twelve children of Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March and Joan de Geneville, Baroness Geneville. Her paternal grandparents were Edmund Mortimer, 2nd Baron Mortimer and Margaret de Fiennes. Her maternal grandparents were Piers de Geneville, of Trim Castle and Ludlow, and Jeanne of Lusignan.

First marriage[edit]

Agnes' father had just been created Earl of March, and was thus able to look for more powerful spouses for his children. In a brilliant set of marriages, Agnes was therefore married to Laurence Hastings, 1st Earl of Pembroke, a ward of her father's, while her sister Beatrice was married to Edward of Norfolk.[1][2] Edward II and Queen Isabella attended the wedding at Hereford; dates of this event vary by historian, and it has been speculated that it took place in late May or early June 1328, or in 1329.[3] Agnes and Laurence had one surviving son, John Hastings, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, who was born in August 1347. Laurence died a year later.[3]

Second marriage[edit]

After Laurence's death, Agnes married John de Hakelut.[3] There were no known children from this marriage. Agnes died on 25 July 1368 and was buried at the Minoresses without Algate in London. She left a will that was dated 10 October 1367.[3]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mortimer 2003, p. 225.
  2. ^ Haines 2003, p. 200.
  3. ^ a b c d Mortimer 2003, p. 323.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Mortimer 2003, p. 338.
  5. ^ a b c d e Mortimer 2003, p. 339.
  6. ^ a b c d Mortimer 2003, p. 340.
  7. ^ a b c d e Mortimer 2003, p. 341.
Works cited
  • Haines, Roy Martin (2003). King Edward II: His Life, His Reign, and Its Aftermath, 1284-1330. Mcgill Queens University Press. ISBN 0773524320. 
  • Mortimer, Ian (2003). The Greatest Traitor: The Life of Sir Roger Mortimer, Ruler of England 1327–1330. New York: St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-312-34941-6. 
Peerage of England
New creation Countess of Pembroke
1347–1348
Succeeded by
Margaret of England
Preceded by
Juliana Leyburne
Baroness Abergavenny
1347–1348
Baroness Hastings
1347–1348