Hugh de Mortimer Lord of Mortimer and of Wigmore
- Marriage: Unknown
- Died: 1148-1150, Wigmore Castle, Herefordshire, England 141,160
Another name for Hugh was Hugo I de Mortimer.
Noted events in his life were:
• Dates & Events. 489
He names his father and paternal grandfather in a charter of confirmation to Saint-Victor-en-Caux. In 1144 he initiated the reconquest of the Marches conquered by the Welsh after the death of King Henry I, capturing Rhys ap Howel in 1145, killing Meredith ap Madog in 1146, and blinding the former in 1148.
• Background Information. 141
Hugh de Moritmer, son and heir of Ralph, attested a charter by Gerold, Aboot of St. Lucien at Beauvais, 1100-1128, in the time of Stephen, count of Aumâle. When King Stephen, circa 1140, granted to the Earl of Leicester the town and castle of Hereford et lotum comitatum Herefordisc., the fees of Hugh de Mortimer were with others excepted. In 1144 he initiated the reconquest of the Marches after the revolt of the Welsh on the death of Henry I, by successfully reoccupying the cantreds of Maelienydd and Elfael, and repairing the castles of Cwmaron and Colwen. In 1145 he captured and imprisoned the Welsh prince Rhys ap Howel, and in 1146 he slew Meredith, son of Madog ap Idnerth, late chieftain of Elfael and Maelienydd. In 1148 he blinded his prisoner Rhys ap Howel. The name of his wife is unknown. He seems to have died in the period 1148-50.
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, (Mortimer of Wigmore), Vol. IX. pp. 268-269