1252, William le Butler born in England, s/o 30424224. Ralph Boteler & 30424225. Maud Pantulf.
~1255, Angharad born in Wales, d/o 30424226. Griffith ap Madoc & 30424227. Emma de Audley.
10/2/1261, The king allows by patent the proposed marriage of Ankaret, [maternal] niece of James de Audeley, to William, son of Ralph le Butiller.
Aft. 1261, William married to Ankaret.
11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England. [While on crusade.]
7/1/1277, William le Botiler one of 3 knights to perform military service due of his father Ralph. They met at Worcester to go against Llewellyn, prince of Wales. [William’s father was also one of the knights.]
1277, King Edward was in Chester where he cleared a road through a dense forest, and started construction on the castles of Flint and Rhuddlan. King Edward made forays into the Welsh lands of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, prince of Wales, capturing Snowdonia and the isle of Anglesey.
1/10/1278, The king has taken the homage of Willlam le Botiller, son and heir of Ralph le Botiller of Wemme, for the manor of Lopinton. (S) CFRs.
Bef. 7/3/1281, William’s father Ralph of Wem, Shropshire, Wales Marches died, his mother surviving. William inherited his paternal property.
3/25/1282, William le Boteler to support Roger de Mortuo Mari in support of Roger de Clifford who had been attacked by Welsh malefactors [led by Davydd ap Llywelyn] by night at the castle of Hawardyn and captured. (S) Cal. of Various Chancery Rolls, 1277-1326.
1282, William le Botiller assessed 3 knights fees for scutage of his mother for the king’s army in Wales. (S) CCRs, 3/24/1301. [If his mother had 3 in dower, then he would have had 6 himself as heir of his father.]
12/11/1282, King Edward’s forces defeated Llewelyn ap Gruffydd at the Battle of Radnor in eastern Wales. King Edward received the head of Llywelyn at Rhuddlan castle. [Aka Battle of Orewin Bridge.]
4/1283, Suit of Ala widow of William de Handesacre … one part of his lands is in the custody of Roger the Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, and another part in the custody of Henry de Lacy, Earl of Lincoln, and another part in the custody of William le Botiller of Wemme. (S) Staffordshire Hist. Coll’s, V6, Pt1, 1885.
5/1283, William ordered to be at Montgomery for service in Wales.
1283, King Edward continued his Welsh campaign, capturing Dafydd, brother of Llewelyn; completing the conquest of Wales.
6/28/1283, William le Boteler of Wemme summoned to Shrewsbury by writ from Rhuddlan to the king to hold a colloquium to ordain what should be done with David, brother of Llewellyn, formerly prince of Wales. (S) The Titular Barony of Clavering, 1891, P16. [David was executed.]
9/8/1283, The king granted to William what pertained to the king of the 3 knights’ fees owed by his mother. (S) CCRs.
11/1283, William died.
12/11/1283, IPM of William le Boteler alias le Botyler, le Butyller, le Buttelir (Butler), of Wemme (Wem): Leicestershire: Northburi. The manor … seised jointly with Ingareta his wife … John his son, aged 17 on the day of St. Kenelm last past, is his next heir. Salop: Dodinton. A capital messuage, … Lopinton. A messuage … Warwick: Overesleye. The manor … Kingesbrome. 15s. from 3 free tenants … (S) CIsPM.
2/8/1284, Order to cause dower to be assigned to Angharetta, late the wife of William le Botiller of Wemme, tenant in chief. (S) CCRs.
1285, Debtor: Angaretta, who was the wife of William le Butler [lord of Felton Butler, Pimhill hundred, Salop]. (S) UKNA.
Ankaret married 2nd Robert de Neville.
6/10/1285, Licence … for Robert de Nevill to marry Ingreda, late the wife William le Botiler of Wemme, tenant in chief. (S) CPRs.
10/15/1287, IPM of John le Botiller of Wemme: Angareta, late the wife of William le Botyler, has a third part of all the above in dower. Gawayn his brother, aged 17 at the feast of the Purification, is his next heir. Writ of certiorari, concerning the age of Eleanor late the wife of the said John, the said Eleanor will be 12 at the feast of St. Martin next. (S) CIsPM.
11/6/1290, Robert de Neville of Scotton going on pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
1292, Ageharet, widow of William le Botiller, wife of Robert de Nevyle, held £10 of rents in Dodynton.
5/24/1293, Commission … touching the persons who entered the park of Robert de Nevill and Angareta his wife at Overslegh, held as the dower of Angareta of the gift of William le Botiller, sometime her husband. (S) CPRs.
7/7/1307, Edward II became king on the death of his father.
1308-09, , Robert de Neville; Ankaret de Neville wife of Robert de Neville. … The Nevilles state that Ankaret and her first husband, William le Botiller (Butler) were seised for a long time in their lordship as of fee of a piece of land in Doddington pertaining to their manor of Doddington which is a free tenement of Ankaret, …
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P88. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, V9, Eyton, 1859, P172.
Children of William and Ankaret:
i. John le Boteler, born 7/17/1266, in Wemme, England.
5/5/1284, John, son and heir of Willam le Botiller of Wemme, a minor in the king's ward. (S) CFRs.
Bef. 7/1287, John died, Gawan his heir.
10/15/1287, IPM of John le Botiller of Wemme: Angareta, late the wife of William le Botyler, has a third part of all the above in dower. Gawayn his brother, aged 17 at the feast of the Purification, is his next heir. (S) CIsPM.
ii. Gawan le Boteler, born 1270, in Wemme, England.
5/4/1288, John le Botiler of Wemme, deceased, held rent … and the lands in the same town … to keep to the use of Gawain, brother and heir of the said John.
3/1/1290, Gawain, son and heir of William le Butiller, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's ward. (S) CFRs.
3/21/1290, IPM of Gawaine le Butiller. Salop: Wemme. The manor including a ruinous castle, 70s. rent called 'Kylh,' a fish-pond, woods called Brochurste, Le holdepark, Northwode and Le Newepark, rents from the townships around called Tilvelegh, Legh, and Clive, for pasture in the said woods, and the advowson of the church … And Sir Walter de Hopton (step grandfather) is to receive £15 yearly from the same by fine made in the king's court. … Lopiton. 2 parts of a messuage, 1 carucate land, 16d and 2 parts of ½d rent of assize, and 2 parts of a wood and mill. William le Buteler his brother, aged 16 at the feast of St. Barnabas, 18 Edw. I. is his next heir. (S) CIsPM.
iii. William le Boteler (7606056), born 6/11/1274 in England.