624682. Lord John Botetourt & 624683. Joyce la Zouche
9/14/1318, John born in England, heir & s/o 1249364. Thomas Botetourt & 1249365. Joan de Somery.
1319, Joyce born in England, d/o 1249366. William la Zouche de Mortimer & 1249367. Alice de Tony.
1322, John age 4 age at his father’s death, inheriting the manors of Carbrooke Woodhall and Butetorts in Cranworth, Norfolk, and Mendlesham in Suffolk. (S) Proc. Suffolk, Inst., V5, 1886, P255.
11/25/1324, John heir to his paternal grandfather, John Botetourt in Bedfordshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Huntingdonshire, Essex. (S) UKNA.
1/1/1325, Joyce’s mother Alice died.
1/24/1327, Edward III succeeded Edward II as King of England.
5/13/1327, John granted the fair held at Newport Pagnell, Buckingham by right of his mother’s family. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs to 1516.
2/28/1337, Joyce’s father William died.
[––John & Joyce––]
~1338, John married Joyce.
1338, John heir to his mother inheriting half the barony of Dudley, Staffordshire.
3/8/1338, Memorandum ... for John Botetourt, son and heir of Joan, lat the wife of Thomas Botetourt, ... whose homage the king took and delivered to him the lands which are of his inheritance, although he is not of full age ... he paid the 200 marks to the king on his passage to parts beyond seas, ... (S) CCRs.
3/12/1339, Deliver to Edward de Monte Acuto and Alice Winchester, his wife, daughter and heir of Thomas earl of Norfolk, the following... 4 fees in Bradeleye, co. Suffolk, which John son of Thomas Botetourt holds, extended at £20. yearly. (S) CCRs.
1342-85, John summoned to parliament.
1344, John Botetourt, Baron of Wesleigh, granted the Manors of Clent, and Rowley to the Abbot and convent of Halesowen.
2/16/1346, Writ of plenius certiorari of Joan de Butetourte. … because Lucy late the wife of John de Someri, deceased, held them in dower, …, and because the said Joan Butetourte (1249365) and Margaret de Sutton (11820439), sisters and heirs of the said John, had not then prosecuted their claim. Salop: Foxhale. A third part … is of the inheritance of John son and heir of Margaret de Sutton, and of John son and heir of the said Joan de Butetourte. John de Sutton, aged 28 years at the feast of St. Michael last, and John de Botetourte, aged 26 years at Christmas last, are next heirs of the said inheritance. (S) CIsPM.
8/26/1346, John in the retinue of the king, fought at the battle of Crecy, north of Paris. Edward III vs. Philip VI, heralded the rise of the longbow as the dominant weapon, and also saw the use of the ribauldequin, an early cannon, by the English.
1347, John at the siege of Calais. (S) Crecy & Calais, 1898, P105. [Ended 8/1347, held by the English until 1558.]
6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.
1349, John presenting to the church at Woughton.
1350-51, Indenture of fine between John Botetourt, knt., plaintiff, and Edmund de Hagglelegh, deforciant of the manor of Haggelegh. (S) UKNA.
1351, Sir John Botetourt recovered Hagley from the under-tenant family of Edmund Hagley.
9/20/1351, John on a commission for Worcester. (S) CPRs.
4/1/1356, Guy de Bryene, John Botetourt, ... in Worcester. (S) CPRs.
1359, John Bottetort of Wesley, Knight, obtained licence from the King to enfeoff his manor of Newport Paynell to himself and Joyce his wife for life, with remainder to his son John and Matilda his wife, and the heirs of their bodies. (S) Hist. of Newport Pagnell, Bull, 1900, P41.
9/14/1359, Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, Ralph Basset of Sapecote, ... acknowledge that they owe to John Botetourt of Weleye 350 marks. (S) CCRs.
1367, John Botetourt, knight, v. Henry de Morwode ... trespass ... (S) Original Doc.
1367, John, Lord of Mendlesham, Suffolk.
1375-76, John de Bottourt, baron of Weoley, to settle his castle of Weoley and the manor of Northfield on himself, Joyce his wife, and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to his own right heirs, retaining land at Cradley. Worc. (S) UKNA.
6/21/1377, Richard II succeeded Edward III as King of England.
1378-79, “Quitclaim from John Worth' knight to Baldwin Fryvill' knight, …. Witnesses: John Botetourt lord of Weleye, John de Clynton' lord of Maxstoke, …”. (S) UKNA.
1386, John, knt., died; buried at Halesowen before the High Alter, Worcestershire.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P116. (S) Transactions, Shropshire Arch&NH, V5, 1882, P349. (S) Hist. of Buckingham, 1927, Parishes: Woughton-on-the-Green.
Children of John and Joyce: [1 son, 6 daughters]
i. John Botetourt born ~1339 in England.
1359, John married Matilda, d/o John de Rotherfeld.
1369, John died, his son and heir John, age 7 [who died by 1385.]
Matilda married 2nd Thomas Harcourt, chevalier.
1385-86, Newport Pagnell assured after the death of Matilda, wife of Thomas, to Hugh Burnell and his wife Joyce.
1/29/1394, Matilda died seized of Newport Pagnell. Joyce, wife if Hugh Burnell, knight, daughter of Matilda, her heir.
1407, Joyce died, her paternal aunt Joyce, wife of Adam de Peshale, was a coheir.
(S) Hist. of Newport Pagnell, Bull, 1900, P41-2.
ii. Katherine Botetourt, born ~1342 in England.
Katherine married Thomas de Berkeley, s/o Maurice, s/o 1249354. Maurice de Berkeley & 1249355. Eve la Zouche.
iii. Elizabeth Botetourt, born ~1345 in England.
1353, Elizabeth’s marriage arranged with 312340. Baldwin de Freville.
Bef. 1368, Elizabeth died before reaching maturity [no children.] Baldwin married her sister Joyce.
iv. Joyce Botetourt (312341), born ~1350 in England.