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Maurice le Boteler of Oversley
(Abt 1185-After 1232)
William [V] Pantulf of Wem, Shropshire
(-Between 1232/1234)
Hawise FitzWarin
Ralph le Boteler of Oversley
(Abt 1220-Bef 1281)
Matilda Pantulf
(-Bef 1290)
William le Boteler of Wem, Shropshire
(Abt 1245-Bef 1283)


Family Links

1. Angharad verch Gruffydd

William le Boteler of Wem, Shropshire 2 3 4 5

  • Born: Abt 1245
  • Marriage (1): Angharad verch Gruffydd 1
  • Died: Bef 11 Dec 1283 1 3 6

  General Notes:

William le Botiler of Wem, Salop, son & heir of Ralph le Botiler of Oversley, co. Warwick, by Maud, daughter & heir of William Pantulf of Wem. He succeeded his father shortly before 3 July 1281 He was summoned cum equis et armis, 24 May 1282 and 14 March 1282/3, and to attend the King at Shrewsbury, 28 July 1283, by writs directed Willelmo le Botiler (or le Botiller) de Wemme.

He married, after 2 October 1261, Angharad, daughter of Griffith ap Madoc ap Griffith Maelor, Lord of Bromfield, Dinas Bran and Yale (now co. Denbigh), i.e. of Lower Powis, by Emma, daughter of Henry AUDLEY, of Heleigh, co. Stafford. He died shortly before 11 December 1283. His widow, to whom dower was ordered to be assigned, 8 February 1283/4, was living 22 July 1308.

[Complete Peerage II:231, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]


William Boteler, who, in the lifetime of his father, had m. Ankaret, niece of James de Aldithley, died, however, in a very few years after inheriting his paternal property (anno 1283), leaving three sons, John, Gawine, and William, and was s. by his eldest, John 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, 11 Dec 1283. 6 529. William le Boteler alias le Botyler, le Butyller, le Buttelir, of Wemme.

Writ, 11 Dec. 12 Edw. I.

Leicester. Inq. Sunday after Epiphany, 12 Edw. I.

Northburi. The manor (extent given) whereof he died seised jointly with Ingareta his wife of the gift of Ralph le Botiler and Maud his wife by fine made in the king's court, 9 Edw. I., doing scutage when it runs to the earl of Warwick as much as pertains to knight's fee. He held nothing of the king in chief in that county.

John his son, aged 17 on the day of St. Kenelm last past, is his next heir.

Salop. Extent, Thursday the octave of St. Hilary, 12 Edw. I.

Dudinton. A capital messuage, 2 carucates land, 10s. 3d. rents of free tenants, 6l. 4s. 7d. rents of customers, a fishpond, pannage &c. of the wood, and a mill &c. held of the king in chief, service unspecified.

Lopinton. A messuage, 1 carucate land in demesne, a wood and a mill, held of the king in chief, service unspecified.

Heir as above, aged 17 at the feast of St. Kenelm, 12 Edw. I.

Warwick. Inq. Tuesday before the Epiphany, 12 Edw. I.

Overesleye. The manor held of divers lords, viz.- the capital mansion, 2 gardens, 2 water-mills, 12a. meadow, 12a. arable, 2s. 6d. rent of free men, 4 cottages, and 3 messuages of villeins, held of the fee of the honour of Leyc(ester) by free service of knight's fee, doing scutage when it runs to the earl of Leyc(ester); a messuage, 2 gardens, 126a. land, 6a. meadow, ten villeins holding 10 virgates and rendering 5 marks, 11s. 4d. yearly, a service with two arrows, 5s. from three freemen, 7s. 6d. from six cottars, 2 marks tallage &c. held of the fee of the abbot of Evesham by service of 6 marks for the whole, and 1d. for 4a. of them to Hugh Agulun; 7 virgates land with a messuage, 3 virgates without a messuage, 19 cottages, 6s. 6d. from freemen, and a park with two groves, held of the fee of the abbot of Bordisle, rendering 5s. yearly for redemption of housebote which the abbot used to have pertaining to his manor of Budiford; and 20d. rent from a mill of the fee of Warwick.

Kingesbrome. 15s. from three free tenants, and 1 virgate land, held of Simon le Chamberleyng doing scutage when it runs; and a free fishery worth 5s. yearly.

Salop. Dodinton. The manor and Lopinton, held of the king in chief of the barony of Wemme.

Heir as above.

Assignment of dower (undated) to Angareta late the wife of the said William viz.- in the abovesaid manors of Overesleye and Lopinton.

Writ to Master Henry de Bray, the escheator, to extend the manor of Lopinton, 16 Dec. 12 Edw. I.

[Salop.] Extent, Sunday after Epiphany, 12 Edw. I.

Lopinton. A messuage without garden, 1 carucate land, 2s. d. rent of assize, a wood and a mill.

Mandate (undated) to Sir H. de Kendale to inspect the enclosed inquisition and command Master Henry de Bray by the king's writ to act accordingly.

Writ of certiorari to the sheriff of Wilts, on the complaint of Thomas de Sancto Omero that Queen Eleanor's steward of the New Forest had ejected him from the wardship of the land and heir of the said William, who held of him by knight's service, 18 April, 12 Edw. I.

Wilts. Inq. Saturday the eve of St. Barnabas, 12 Edw. I.

Brensaghe. He held nothing of the king or of Queen Eleanor the king's consort in the town of Brensaghe, but held what he held there in socage of Sir Thomas de Sancto Omero, rendering mark of silver yearly.

[Southampton.] He held one croft of the king in the New Forest, rendering 15s. 6d. yearly.

C. Edw. I. File 39. (5.)

William married Angharad verch Gruffydd, daughter of Gruffydd ap Madog Prince of Northern Powys and Emma de Audley.1 (Angharad verch Gruffydd died after 1283.)


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), XII/1:612.

3 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), II:230-1.

4 Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, David Faris, <i>Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700: The Lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and Some of Their Descendants</i> (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1992), 84a-30.

5 Charles Mosley, <i>Burke's Peerage & Baronetage</i> (Burke's Peerage, 1999), 2604.

6 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 2 Edward I: 315-323.

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