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Robert le Pincerna
(Abt 1105-)
Ivetta de Helgot
Matthew de Villiers Lord of Warrington
Sir Richard le Boteler Lord of Warrington
Beatrix de Villiers
Sir William le Boteler "Pincerna", 5th Baron Warrington
(Abt 1160-1233)


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Ada of Workington

Sir William le Boteler "Pincerna", 5th Baron Warrington

  • Born: Abt 1160, Warrington, Lancashire, England 730
  • Marriage: Ada of Workington 730,720
  • Died: 1233, Lancashire, England about age 73 730

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• Background Information. 730

William le Boteler was born about the year 1160, and succeeded his father sometime around 1176. His father acquired the Vilars estates, and William's names does not often show up as a witness for the earls of Cheshire. He appears more often in records of Laces. He is often calling himself "le Boteler," and not the older official title of "Pincerna."

William was under age at the time of his father's death and was under the wardship of Radulf Fitz Barnard, the sheriff of Lancashire, between 1172 and 1183. His name appears in 1194 in the records of a court of law reading "Be it remembered that a day is given to William le Boteler and his sister Albreia" [Rot. Curić Regis, vol. i. p. 14]. There is another entry from 27 Oct 1194 dealing with the same case that reads "Pleas at Westminster. From the feast of St. Michael in one month at Nottingham, a day is given to William le Boteler and Albreia his sister, in a plea of chattels, to the octaves of St. Hilary at Westminster, and they have leave to make an agreement out of court." [Rot. Curić Regis, vol. i. p. 14] In 1196 (8 Richard I), due to the wars in France, William was called on to contribute. The entry for this reads "From William Pincerna, knight, holding of the honor of Lancaster, twelve marks, to be excused crossing the seas with the third army into Normandy since the king returned from Germany, and for scutage on his fees six marks" [Dodsworth's MSS].

There are court records dealing with the marriage of William's sister Abreda to Walter de Stanton. William accused Stanton of taking Abreda against her will and without his consent. Walter de Spenser is named as William's attorney. There is another case between Almaric Fitz Thurstan (Vilars) as plaintiff and Walter de Stanton as defendant which gives proof of Almaric Vilars' parentage. In testimony, Walter de Stanton testified that he had married Almaric's mother.

William's name show up in the tax rolls when King John levied a tax called a scutage upon every knight's fee in order to finance his wars. This practice was one of the grievances by the barons which would lead to the formation of the Magna Carta.

King John issued a request to nobles of Lancashire to repair his castle at Lancaster. The request reads: "The king to the constable of Chester, and to Roger de Montgegon, Robert de Greidley and William Pincerna, greeting. We pray you, as for a service to us, to give us the aid of your men in the county of Lancaster to make the ditches of our castle at Lancaster, giving you to wit, that we shall thankfully acknowledge the work, and that we do not ask it as of custom, but as of grace, and for this time only." [Rot. Lit. Patent, cp. 87] King John again names William, but this time a William le Buteiler for joining him in military services in Ireland. One of these reads : "Imprests at Dublin on saturday next after the assumption of the Blessed Virgin (21 Aug 1210), before the earl de Ferrar and Richard de Marisco, to William le Boteler of Lancaster, iii. marks." [Rot. de Liberat. de Misis. et prestitis Regnante Johl, pp. 183, 198, 204, 211, 222]

In 1216, William Pincerna paid a fine for the King's licence for having several years before for having taken Ada de Furneys (Workington) as a wife. She is said to have been the widow of Gamel de Bolton, and it was required that a Lady holding land under the king must have a licence from the king before she married.

In 1227 and 1233, Willaim Pincerna, for the health of his own soul and the William of his wife, granted to the monks of Durham two parts of this pasture within the Howes of Lythan. William likely died shortly after the later date. Children of William and his wife Ada were:
Almerica, son and heir
Editha, who married Richard Molineux, and who is described as the daughter of William and the sister of Almeric in Thoroton's History of Nottingham, vol. ii. p. 304
~Annals of the Lords of Warrington, pgs. 39-53

William married Ada of Workington, daughter of Sir Thomas of Workington Lord of Culwen and Unknown 730.,720 (Ada of Workington was born about 1160 in Workington, England.)


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