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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Sir Thomas Botetourt & Joan de Somery

1249364. Sir Thomas Botetourt & 1249365. Joan de Somery

~1288, Thomas born in England, s/o 2498728. John Botetourt & 2498729. Maud de Munchesi.

1291, Joan born in England, d/o 2498730. Roger de Somery & 2498731. Agnes ?.

1291, Joan’s father died.

7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.

1309, Joan’s mother died, her brother John succeeding.

1309, Tournament in Dunstable: Sr Thomas Bottetord, Or, a saltire engr Sa a label of 3 pts Gu (Sir Thomas Botetourt of Norfolk.)

~1312, “Sire Thomas Boutetour” listed in ‘The Bannerets' Roll’. (S) Aspilogia.

10/7/1316, “Debtor: Bartholomew de Badlesmere [of Kent], knight, Thomas Botetourt, knight, … Creditor: William de Ross … Amount: £1166 13s. 4d.” (S) UKNA.

[––Thomas & Joan––]

Bef. 1318, Thomas married Joan.

11/22/1321, Margaret, age 32, coheir with her sister Joan of her brother John, inheriting half of the barony of Dudley, consisting of the castle of Weoley in Northfield, Worcestershire and the manors of Newport Paynell, Buckinghamshire. (S) Hist. of Dudley castle, Twamley, 1867, P11. [John’s wife Lucy held some property in dower.]

1322, Thomas, knt. of Upton, Norfolk and Great Bradley, Suffolk, died [before his father]. (S) UKNA.

7/28/1322, Order to the eseheator beyond Trent to take into the king's hand the lands late of Thomas Botetourt, deceased, tenant in chief. (S) CFRs.

[––Joan––]

11/26/1322, Order to the same to deliver to John de Sutton and Margaret his wife, eldest sister and heir of John de Somery, the following lands of the lands late of the said John, tenant in chief, which the king has assigned to them by assent of Joan late the wife of Thomas Botetourt, second sister and the other heir, to wit, the castle of Duddeleye, co. Stafford, … as Margaret's pourparty, her said husband having done homage ; … Lucy late the wife of the said John de Somery holds in dower … (S) CFRs.

12/17/1322, Joan age 30, Order to the escheator beyond Trent to deliver to Joan, late the wife of Thomas Botetourt, second sister and heir of John de Somery, tenant in chief, the following lands of the lands late of her said brother, which the king has assigned to her by assent of John de Sutton and Margaret his wife, eldest sister … inheriting half of the barony of Dudley, consisting of the castle of Weoley in Northfield, Worcestershire and the manors of Newport Paynell, Buckinghamshire. (S) CFRs. [Valued at over £202 yearly.]

11/25/1324, Thomas’ father died.

8/6/1325, Order to deliver escheators in Hereford, Gloucester, Worcester, Salop and Stafford, and the march of Wales adjacent, ... to Joan, late the wife of Thomas Botetourt, sister and co-heiress of John de Somery ... (S) CCRs.

1/24/1327, Edward III succeeded Edward II as King of England.

5/13/1327, Joan granted her minor son John the fair held at Newport Pagnell. (S) Calendar of Charter Rolls, 1327–1341, P12.

1/1/1328, Grant that Joan Botetourt may discharge by half-yearly payments of 5 marks … for her share in coparency of the land of her brother John de Somery, and £25, a fine for her service with the army in Scotland in the present year. (S) CPRs.

8/16/1330, Order to deliver to ... John de Sutton, Margaret his wife, ... to Joan, late the wife of Thomas Botetourt, 54.5 acres of waste in the forest of Kynefare, to be parted amongst them if they wish ... Margaret de Sutton and Joan ... are John de Somery’s next heirs and are of full age, ... (S) CCRs.

1/1331, Joan, formerly wife of Thomas Botetourt appeared by attorney against Walter de Dunclent, ... others for forcibly taking her goods and chattels at Swyneford to the value of 100s. (S) Plea Rolls for Staffordshire.

1/28/1332, Association of William Trussel … commission of oyer and terminer … on complaint by Joan late the wife of Thomas Botetourt, Roger de Aylesbury and Roger Hillary that John de Cherleton, knight, and others committed trespasses in their park at Seggesleye, co. Stafford. (S) CPRs.

7/18/1333, Grant, for a fine of 20s., to Joan late the wife of Thomas Botetourte, of that which pertains to the king of the year, day and waste of a messuage, an acre of meadow ancl a moiety of 2 virgates of land in Honesworth, … held of the said Joan, … (S) CFRs.

1334, Joane granted free warren in all her demesne lands in Bucks. (S) Hist. & Antq.’s of Newport Pagnell, 1900, P258.

8/7/1335, King Edward III wrote to Margaret, widow of Edmund, earl of Kent [half-brother of Edward II]; to Marie de St. Pol, widow of Aymer de Valence, earl of Pembroke; and to Joan, wife of Thomas Botetourt, commanding these women to gather trusted advisers together in London to ‘treat and ordain of the safe custody and secure defence of our realm and people, and on resisting and driving out the [French] foreigners who massing for an invasion. There were also to ‘arm and array your people’. (S) The Hundred Years War, Green, 2014, P194. (S) CCRs.

11/12/1336, Joan, who was the wife of Thomas Botetourt', querent, ...  1 messuage, 1 carucate and 17 acres of land, 7 and a half acres of meadow, 4 acres of wood and 20 shillings of rent in Werueleye. (S) Feet of Fines, Worcestershire.

5/2/1337, Licence … the abbot and convent of Helesowayn, … and Joan Botetourt, lady of Weleye, … shall celebrate daily masses … Joan, in life, … souls … of Thomas Botetourt, sometime her husband, and Margaret, her sister, and for the soul of John, son of the said Margaret, after his death. (S) CPRs.

1338, Joan died, son John heir. “Joan, late the wife of Thomas Botetourt: Cambridgeshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Buckinghamshire.” (S) UKNA, IPM. [Her inquisition showed she was holding a market at Newport Pagnell, originally granted to Thomas’ grandfather.]

[––Post Mortem––]

2/12/1338, Writ for IPM of Joan, late the wife of Thomas Botetourt. Cambridge: Enhale. The manor … John Botetourt her son, aged 19 years and more, is her next heir. Warwick: Bordesleye. The hamlet … Heir aged 19 years on the day of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross last. Worsester: Norfeld, at Weleye. A messuage … a fishery and a park, … rent … Stafford: Mere. The manor … Honesworth. The manor … Buckingham: Neuportpaynel. The manor … Little Lynford. The manor … (S) CIsPM.

2/15/1338, Commitment to Roger de Aylesbury … wardship of the lands late of Joan late the wife of Thomas Botetourt, tenant in chief, to hold with the issues from her death until the lawful age of the heir, … (S) CFRs.

(S) Plantagenet Ancestry, P137.

Child of Thomas and Joan:

i. John Botetourt (624682), born 9/14/1318 in England.


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