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Baron Ralph le Boteler & Lady Maud Pantulf

 30424224. Baron Ralph le Boteler & 30424225. Lady Maud Pantulf

~1225, Ralph le Botlyer born in England, s/o 60848448. Maurice le Buttillier.

~1231, Maud born in England, heir & d/o 60848450. William Pantulf.

1237, Fulk fitz Warin guardian of Maud Pantulf, heiress of Wem, accounted to the crown of the year and waste.

[––Ralph & Maud––]

Ralph married to Maud.

6/2/1241, Fulk fitz Warin acknowledged to have received from Maurice le Buttillier 300 marks for the maritagium of Matilda his niece (nepotis suæ), daughter and heir of William Pantulf, and which Fulk had sold to him on condition that when the son of Maurice should marry Matilda, Maurice should endow her with one-third of all his land. (S) Staffordshire Hist. Coll’s, V4, 1883, Plea Rolls, Salop.

11/2/1242, Ralph le Butiller and Matilda his wife sued Ralph de Hodnet for half a knight’s fee in Cummeshal, and escheat of Matilda.

1242-43, Ralph le Boteler held 1/4 fee in Broughton of Henry de Hastinges as of the honor of Huntingdon. (S) Honors and Knights’ Fees, Farrer, P401.

11/3/1244, Ralph de Hodnet quitclaims a knight’s fee in Cuneshasel to Ralph de Butiler and Matilda his wife for 40 marks.

4/24/1245, Ralph le Botlyer and Matilda his wife fine half a mark for a praecipe (to remove a lawsuit) for the county of Salop to Westminster. (S) FRsHIII.

1246, Ralph le Buteiler who has William Pantulf’s heir to wife, quit of scutage of Gannok of 5 fees.

1250, Ralph had acquittance from assessment of scutage for service in Wales.

[––Ralph & Maud––]

1251, Ralph married Maud; gaining possession of Wem. (S) Shropshire Parish Registers, 1908, P-iii.

1251, Robert de Whytefeud, knight, … was in the house of Ralph le Botiller at Wemme, where a great number of knights and ladies had been invited. (S) CIsPM, V2, 1906.

1252, Ralph le Butiler and Matilda his wife fining 1 mark for a writ of pone.

11/3/1253, Ralph le Butiler and Matilda his wife sued William del Atre for 7 acres.

1254, Ralph le Butiler assessed £10 on 5 fees to the aid for knighting Prince Edward.

1255, Ralph le Botiler is lord of Weme and holds the whole manor in capite of the king, viz as a baron. Ralph does his suit by his seneshal to county and hundred for his whole barony.

1256, The Grand Assize between Ralph and Maud Botlyer and William del Ake, concerning 7 acres of Bosc.

5/10/1257, Mandate to Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford and Essex, Humphrey de Bohun his son, Reynold son of Peter, Roger de Mortuo Mari, … Walter de Clifford, … Thomas Corbet, John Lestrange, John son of Alan, Fulk son of Warin, Griffin son of Maddoc and Ralph le Botiller, to be of counsel and aid to John de Grey, appointed by Edward the king’s son to keep the march of Wales … and to be captain of his army … (S) CPRs.

8/8/1257, Protection … Ralph le Botyller … gone to Wales, with R. earl of Norfolk, in the king’s service.

6/26/1260, Appointment to assess the king’s tallage … Robert de Meysy and Ralph le Botyler. { Stafford. Salop. Worcester. Hereford. Gloucester. (S) CPRs.

1260, Prince Llywelyn of Wales invaded the Marches of Wales.

8/1/1260, Ralph Botiller 1 of the vassals to the crown summoned to muster at Chester with horses and arms against Lewellyn ap Griffith. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, V7-8, 1858, P26.

10/2/1261, The king allows by patent the proposed marriage of Ankaret, niece of James de Audeley, to William, son of Ralph le Butiller.

1262, A Hind had been struck by an arrow from some unkown hand in the Chase of Sir Ralph le Butiller of Wem.

10/28/1263, Mandate to … to come to the king … firm peace is likely to be made … Roger de Clifford, Roger de Leyburn, John de Vallibus, … and Ralph le Botiller. (S) CPRs.

1264-65, Ralph a royalist during the Baron’s revolt.

9/30/1266, Grant for life to Ralph le Butiler of the manor of Knyton late of Nicholas de Segrave, the king’s enemy, … (S) CPRs.

1/1268, William [de Beauchamp, 15212120] of Elmley and Salwarpe, Worcestershire wrote his will: … to Walter, my son, “a crusader in aid of his pilgrimage to the Holy land for me and his mother,” the 200 marks, in which Ralph le Botiler and Matilda his wife are bound. … (S) Register of Godfrey Giffard, V1, 1902, P8.

1271, Roger Waldyn brought a writ of disseizin against Ralph le Botyler and others over a tenement in Sambrok.

1272, Assizes, Radulf le Botiller and his wife had a placitum nativitatis against Robert, son of Elias Cullehare.

11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England.

1/20/1277, … William de Gurnay, Ralph the butler ('pincerna') and Gundulph. Payable from the king's demesnes in Strood … (S) UKNA.

7/1/1277, Ralph le Botiler 1 of 3 knights to perform military service due of him. They met at Worcester to go against Llewellyn, prince of Wales. [Ralph’s son William was also one of the knights, John de Brumbpton was the third.]

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.

1278-81, Maud le Butller (Butler), wife of Ralph le Butller (Butler) of Wem. … states that she and her husband have impleaded Owein le fiz Griffyn of Bromfield concerning the manor of Bonkerbury, of which her ancestors were seised, and that Owein, to delay the inquisition in the case, has adjourned it before the King and council 3 weeks after Easter. She cannot remain for this date because of her husband's illness, and asks that justice might swiftly be done in the case. (S) UKNA.

3/12/1279, Commission … to distrain those who … ought to be knights and are not … John de Steingrave and Ralph le Botiler in co. York. (S) CPRs.

Bef. 7/3/1281, Ralph of Wem, Shropshire, Wales Marches died; holding Wem, Hinstock, and Tirley by service of 3 knights in the army of Wales for 40 days at his own cost. [Ralph’s gross annual income estimated as £57 5s 2d.]


1282, Maud assessed 3 knights fees for scutage for the king’s army in Wales. (S) CCRs, 3/24/1301.

6/26/1282, Simple protection for … Matilda, late the wife of Ralph le Botiller, for 1 year. (S) CPRs.

Maud married 2nd Walter de Hopton. [Walter named in IPM of Maud’s grandson Gawain.]

4/1283, A fine was levied whereby Walter de Hopton and his wife Matilda give the manors of Wemme and Tyrle to one Roger le Rus, who in turn settles them on the grantors, to hold for Matilda’s life.

11/1283, Maud’s son William died, leaving a son John as his heir.

By 7/1287, Maud’s grandson John died leaving his brothr Gawain as his heir.

Bef. 3/21/1290, Maud’s grandson Gawain died [Maud still holding a third in dower], leaving his brother William as the heir (7606056).

5/1290, Maud, Lady of Wemme, died.

6/14/1290, IPM of Maud, Lady of Wemme, Late The Wife of Walter de Hopton. Salop: Wemme. The manor, including the castle, … 6 quarters of oats rendered yearly by the men of Wixhale …, herbage and pasture in Le Trench and the old park, easements of the new and old parks and of the moor of Horton, pannage, woodland honey, and sparrowhawks of the same woods, and fishery of the fish-pond, 40s. tallage &c. … William, son of William le Botiler, aged 16, is her next heir. (S) CIsPM.

(S) Antiquities of Shropshire, Vs5-6-7-8-9, Eyton, 1857-58-59.

Child of Ralph and Maud:

i. Gawaine le Boteler, born ? in England.

1290, Gawaine died before his grandmother.

ii. William le Boteler (15212112), born 1252 in England.

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