On this date in our family history . . . the 25th day of April . . . in the year 1287 . . . Roger de Mortimer is born at Wigmore Castle in Herefordshire, England . . . this English nobleman is currently believed to be an 18th great-grandpa to our Josephine (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this blog . . .