Wednesday, June 2, 2010

G21: 1249364 Botetourt-Somery

1249364. Sir Thomas Botetourt & 1249365. Joan de Somery


~1285, 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 ?.

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

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) History of Dudley castle, Twamley, 1867, P11. [John’s wife Lucy held some property in dower.]

Bef. 7/28/1322, Thomas, knt. of Upton, Norfolk and Great Bradley, Suffolk, died. (S) UKNA, IPM.

1322, Joan age 30, coheir with her sister Margaret of her brother John Somery inheriting half of the barony of Dudley, consisting of the castle of Weoley in Northfield, Worcestershire and the manors of Newport Paynell, Buckinghamshire.

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 five 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.

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.

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.

Bef. 2/12/1338, 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.]

(S) Plantagenet Ancestry, P137.

Child of Thomas and Joan:

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

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