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Sir William de Botreaux Knight
(Abt 1177-After 1242)
Sibella
Reginald de Botreaux
(Abt 1210-1274)
Matilda
William de Botreaux
(Abt 1245-1302)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Dionyse de Champernoun

William de Botreaux

  • Born: Abt 1245, Boscastle, Cornwall, England
  • Marriage: Dionyse de Champernoun 193
  • Died: 1302, England about age 57

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 188
The manor of Alcester is not described in Domesday, but later evidence clearly shows it to have been of the ancient demesne of the Crown. [Bk. of Fees, 1275; Cal. Close, 1234-7, p. 208] It was given by Henry I to Robert Corbet, lord of a large fee in Shropshire, for his services. [Bk. of Fees, 1275] One of Robert Corbet's two daughters and co-heirs was the mother of Reynold, Earl of Cornwall, by Henry I, and a charter of Reynold, dating between 1163 and 1175, [Dugd. 762; Cartae Antiquae (Pipe R. Soc.), no. 38] confirms to William the son of Alice Corbet, his aunt, lands in Cornwall originally given as a marriage portion to Alice and her husband William de Botreaux (Boterell'). Reynold probably held the whole manor of Alcester for several years until his death in 1175.[Eyton, Antiquities of Shropshire, vii, 151, 181-2] It then escheated to the Crown, and so remained until 1190. [Pipe R. Soc., vols. xxv-xxxviii; Pipe Roll for 1 Richard I] Half of Alcester, together with Broom, was held sometime between 1190 and 1197 by Henry de la Penne, and this portion of the manor was again in escheat from 1197 to 1201. [Pipe R. Soc., vols. for 8, 9, 10 Rich. I, 1, 2,] Shortly after this the two parts into which the manor must have been divided after 1175 were held separately by the descendants of the two daughters of Robert Corbet. The mother of Reynold had married Herbert FitzHerbert, son of a chamberlain of Henry I, and Alice her sister had married William de Botreaux. [Dugd. 762. Cartae Antiquae (Pipe R. Soc.), no. 38]

~A History of the County of Warwick, Volume III, pp. 8-22

• Background Information: From GEN-MEDIEVAL-L Archives. 193
From: Therav3@aol.com
Subject: CP Addition: Ancestry of the Lords Botreaux
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 10:42:35 EDT

1 Robert fitz Corbet
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Death: aft 1135[1]
Father: NN Corbet (-<1086)

of Longdon and Alcester, co. Salop[1]
younger son; 'burgess of Caen' (CP Vol V (Gloucester), p. 683)[2] held his lands (15 manors containing approx. 22 hides at Domesday Book, 1086) of the Earl of Shrewsbury
witness to charter of Henry I to Shrewsbury Abbey, 1121; ardent
supporter of Matilda in war with Stephen[1]

Children: Sibylla
Alicia (-<1149)

1.2 Alicia Corbet
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Death: bef 1149[12]

had manor of Longden, co. Salop as her maritagium[12]

Spouse: William Boterel

Children: William (-1209)


1.2.1 William Boterel
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Death: 1209[12]

held 12 knights' fees of the Earl of Cornwall, 1166 (DD, p. 182)[12]

3rd husband of Isabel de Say [ancestress of the Earls of Arundel] (she m. previously William fitz Alan)

Spouse: Isabel de Say
Father: Elias de Say, of Clun, co. Salop.
Marr: aft 1170[12]

Children: William (-1242)

1.2.1.1 William de Botereus
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of Boscastle, Cornwall

held half a knight's fee in Devon ca. 1210-12 of the Bishop of Exeter, as accounted in the Red Book of the Exchequer: 'Willelmus de Botereus, dimidum militem ' [Red Book of the Exchequer, 1210-12, for 'Devonesira ' II:556[13]]

'Willelmus de Botereus', assessed for lands held at 'Bideney et Widennie', 'Penhel' and 'Wimentone'[13]

'William de Botreaux', witness to several charters of Richard, Earl of Cornwall ca. 1235-1242:

'9. Grant to Beaulieu abbey of the advowson of St Keverne. Witnessed by Andrew de Cardinan, Reginald de Vautort, William de Botreaux, Walter de Treverbyn, Andrew de Chanceaux, Richard de Turri, Henry the German, Guy de St Amand, Nicholas Danne and Robert de Asthall: Beaulieu Cartulary, ed. Hockey, no. 249; CPR, 1343-5, p. 379 [1235].

10. Grant to the burgesses of Dunheved of their liberties. Witnessed by Andrew de Cardinan, Reginald de Vautort, William de Botreaux, Henry the German, Andrew de Chanceaux, Guy de St Amand, John de Bretasche, Robert fitz William, Henry de Bodrugan, Walter fitz William, Roger de Trelosk and Nicholas Danne: PRO, C 56/50, m. 18 [1240x1242].

11. Grant to Launceston priory of 5s. 10d. rent from the burgesses of Dunheved. Witnessed by Andrew de Cardinan, William de Botreaux, Andrew de Chanceaux, Richard de Turri, Walter de Treverbyn, Odo de Treverbyn, Robert fitz William and Roger de Trelosk: Launceston Cartulary, ed. Hull, no.21 [1227x1242]. '[14]

Children: Reginald (->1258)

1.2.1.1.1 Reginald de Botreaux
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Death: aft Aug 1258[14]

knt., of Boscastle, Cornwall

' Reginald de Botreaux ', one of the four knights [together with Ralph Arundell ] who were appointed in Cornwall in August 1258 " to conduct an investigation into all wrongs committed by royal and baronial officials and bailiffs."

• Background Information: From GEN-MEDIEVAL-L Archives. 193
From: dunsland@yahoo.com (Mark Harry)
Subject: Re: CP Addition: Ancestry of the Lords Botreaux
Date: 30 Apr 2004 05:04:46 -0700

There is a good account of this family in Maclean's Trigg Minor. I don't have my notes on this family with me but from memory Maclean suggests that there is a connection to the dukes of Brittany, but no authority was cited for the same. There is a Geoffrey Boterel in the Breton ducal family, but I have seen nothing to connect him to the Cornish Boterels. The latter had their seat at Boterelcastel,now Boscastle in northern Cornwall. The first known male of the family was a Nicholas Boterell according to Maclean. His son William married Alice daughter of Robert Corbet and was therefore an uncle by marriage of Rainald or Reginald, earl of Cornwall.

In the next generation I have William (II) living 1160 and 1187 married to Isabella, widow of both Warin FitzGerald and Geoffrey de Vere and daughter of Ellis de Say, lord of Clun. The following three generations I have as:
-- William (III) de Boterell, d. 1221, married Sibella, surname not known
-- Reginald de Bottreaux, d. 1273, married to Matilda, surname not known (Matilda married secondly to Richard Hywish)
-- Sir William (IV) Bottreaux, d. 1301, married to Dionisia Champernowne.


William married Dionyse de Champernoun, daughter of Sir Henry Champernoun Knight and Dionyse English.193


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