John Forrester Mortimer, 1827-1900

Welcome to the

Ian Mortimer
The Mortimer Family of Combeinteignhead and Plymouth
Outline lineage of the principal medieval Mortimer families
Wigmore Castle prior to restoration

If you're looking for
The Mortimer History Society
click the link above.

If you are male and called Mortimer, and interested in the origins of the family, would you consider doing a Y-chromosome DNA test to see how you link to the whole gamut of Mortimers? As yet very few Mortimers and Mortimores have done this - but I'd love to see how the DNA of those of Devon extraction link up (or not). I note that my DNA differs significantly from two other families of Devon extraction. As I have no legitimate male-line male cousins (only males have the y-chromosome) for the last two centuries, it would be very interesting to find someone else called Mortimer or Mortimore with the same Y-DNA markers as my family. For the results of the Mortimers who have had themselves tested so far, see the Family Tree DNA Mortimer surname project