Ralph le Boteler of Oversley
(Abt 1162-After 1207)
Maurice le Boteler of Oversley
(Abt 1185-After 1232)
Ralph le Boteler of Oversley
(Abt 1220-Bef 1281)


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1. Matilda Pantulf

Ralph le Boteler of Oversley 2

  • Born: Abt 1220
  • Marriage (1): Matilda Pantulf before 1243 1
  • Died: Bef 3 Jul 1281 3

  General Notes:

Ralph Boteler m. Maud, dau. and heiress of William Pantulf, by whom he acquired the great lordship of Wemme in the co. of Salop. This feudal baron had divers summonses to attend the king, Henry III, in his wars with the Welsh and, adhering faithfully to that monarch against Simon de Montfort and the revolted barons, he was amply rewarded by grants of land and money from the crown. He was s. at his decease by his son, William Boteler.

[Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, England, 1883, p. 63, Boteler, Barons Boteler, of Oversley and Wemme]


Inquisition: Post mortem, 3 Jul 1281. 3 390. Ralph le Botiller.

Writ to the sheriff of Salop, 3 July, 9 Edw. I.

Salop. Extent (undated).

Wemme. The manor (exent given), including a little castle and two parks.

Hynestok. The hamlet (extent given).

Tirley alias Tyrleye. The manor (extent given), including a little castle commenced. All held of the inheritance of Maud his wife of the king in chief by service of 3 knights in the army of Wales for forty days at his own costs. He held no other lands in Salop and Stafford.

Heir unspecified.

C. Edw. I. File 27. (9.)

Ralph married Matilda Pantulf, daughter of William [V] Pantulf of Wem, Shropshire and Hawise FitzWarin, before 1243.1 (Matilda Pantulf died before 14 Jun 1290 4.)


1 Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.

2 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), II:230.

3 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 2 Edward I: 223-230.

4 Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups -, John Ravilious (Therav3), 3 Jan 2004.

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