2498728. Admiral John Botetourt & 2498729. Maud Fitz Thomas
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~1260, John born in England, s/o 4997456. Sir Guy Botetourt & 4997457. Ada ?.
1270, Maud born in England, d/o 4997458. Sir Thomas Fitz Otes & 4997459. Beatrice de Beauchamp.
Bef. 3/23/1274, Maud coheir to her father.
8/19/1274 at Westminster abbey, Edward I crowned king of England.
6/8/1275, Grant to Maurice de Croun, king’s kinsman, of the custody, during the minority of the hiers, of the lands and heirs of Thomas son of Otto, deceased, with the marriage of the heirs, … saving to Hugh son of Otto, brother of the said Thomas, land and rent … (S) CPRs.
John a falconer to King Edward I.
Bef. 7/12/1281, Maud’s remarried mother died.
1282, John fought in campaigns in Wales as a squire of the household.
Bef. 6/1282, John, Lord of Mendlesham through marriage to Maud. (S) The Dormant and Extinct Baronage of England, Banks, 1808, P53.
4/28/1292, Appointment of John Buteturte to the custody, during the minority of the heir, of the lands late of John de Drayton, tenant in chief, with the marriage of the heir. (S) CPRs.
1292, John gained control of the Drayton estate.
1294, John sub-captain of the fleet to William Leyburn.
1295, Maud age 26, coheir to her brother Otes Fitz Thomas.
1295, John and William named “admirals”, the first use of the term in England.
7/1295, John in command of troops sent to Gascony.
1296, John commanded 94 ships.
4/16/1298, John Botetourt, keeper of the forest of Dene. (S) Calendar of Close Rolls.
7/22/1298, John at the battle of Falkirk, the defeat of William Wallace.
1298-99, John served on 4 commissions of oyer and terminer.
1298, John created knight banneret.
2/12/1301 in Lincoln, John was a signer of the baron’s letter to Pope Boniface VIII.
1302, John keeper of the king’s castle of St. Briavels. (S) UKNA.
1302, Maud sole heir to her sister Joan, wife of Guy Ferre, inheriting the office of coiner of the Mint as well as a third of the barony of Bedford.
1304, John led a raid into Nithsdale, Scotland with 130 calvary, and 1,770 infantry.
1304, John, at the king’s command, assisted Robert Bruce with movement of a siege engine by ship. [Bruce was working with the English at this time.]
9/1305, John, created Baron by writ, and summoned as a royal councilor.
9/1306, John and John of Menteith conducted a successful siege of Dunaverty castle in Kintyre, Scotland. John had a contigent of 3 knights and 11 squires. [They used 2 siege engines.]
1307, John commanded another raid into Scotland.
7/7/1307, Edward II became king on the death of his father.
1313-1317, John’s father died.
10/16/1313, Pardon to John Boteturte, adherent of Thomas, earl of Lancaster, … whether on account of the capture, detention, or death of Peter de Gavaston, … (S) CPRs.
1315, John, as Admiral, and as a commissioner of array, reported that those recruited were “feeble chaps, not properly dressed, and lacking bows and arrows.”
10/16/1315, … the king lately appointed John Bottetourt to select 23 ships and a certain number of men to man along the sea coast … (S) CPRs.
1315-16, “… pay 40£. to John de Botetourt for his allowance as Keeper of the sea in Scotland.” (S) UKNA.
5/18/1318, Commission of oyer … on behalf of John Buteturte and Matilda his wife complainants, that … came to Tureteshale, co. Norfolk, where the said Matilda and some of the servants were lodged … expelled the said Matilda and the servants from the inn, carried away goods … (S) CPRs.
3/16/1322, John fought as a household banneret at the battle of Boroughbridge; fighting with Thomas, Earl of Lancaster and the Marcher Lords, against King Edward II and the Dispensers.
10/8/1322, John pardoned for his rebellion with a fine of £1000.
3/13/1323, Release of John Botetourt from his bond for life to find for the king 20 men at arms to go on the king’s service … (S) CPRs.
10/24/1324, Licence for John Botetourt and Maud his wife to grant the manor of Chigenhale Trenchefoill, co. Essex, held in chief, to John de Sancto Pliliberto and Ada his wife, … (S) CPRs.
11/25/1324, John, Knt. of Upton, Ellingham, and Kerebrook, Norfolk, died; grandson John heir. (S) UKNA.
1327, Maud sued Robert, son of John Botetort and others.
11/12/1328, Licence for Matilda, late the wife of John Botetourt, to grant William de Latymer and Elizabeth, his wife … (S) CPRs.
5/28/1329, Maud sold the hereditary office of coiner to her son-in-law William le Latimer.
(S) English Armies in the Middle Ages, Prestwich, 1996, P55. (S) Edward I, Prestwich, 1997, P153. (S) Plantagenet Ancestry, P136.
Children of John and Maud:
i. Thomas Botetort (1249364), born ~1285 in England.
ii. Ada Botetort (2110867), born ~1305 in England.