9/13/1337, William born in Cornwall, England, s/o 15208752. William Botreaux & 15208753. Isabel de Moeles..
1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].
6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.
1354, Essex and Hertfordshire: Particulars of account of (1) Manor of Berkhamsted Moels [Little Berkhamsted] held by William Botreaux. (S) UKNA.
9/4/1359, Proof of age of William, son and heir of William de Botreaux. Cornwall: John Gyffard, aged 50 years and more, says that the said heir was born on 13 September, 11 Edward III, at Botylet in the parish of Lanraythou and baptized in the church of that town, and he knows this because William de Botreaux, the father, died in the year of the pestilence on 22 July, when the said heir was 11 years old. … (S) CIsPM.
9/27/1359, Order to cause William, son and heir of William de Botriaux, tenant in chief, to have seisin of all the lands whereof his father was seised at his death in his demesne as of fee and by the courtesy of England, as he has proved his age before the escheator and the king has taken his homage for all the lands which his father held in chief, both of his own inheritance and by the courtesy of England after the death of Isabel his wife, mother of William the son. (S) CCRs.
Bef. 2/2/1361, William’s mother died.
2/15/1361, Order to the escheator to deliver his lands to William, son and heir of William de Botriaux. (S) UKNA.
1/20/1368, Indenture made between John de Cheverston, Knt, on one part and John de Ferers, Knt, John Daumarle, Knt, and Richard de Greynevyle … Wits. William Botreaux (7604376), … John Dyneham (3802792), … Theobald de Greynevyle (2097248), Thomas Chambernoun, Adam Cole, all Knights. (S) UKNA.
[––William & Elizabeth––]
1368, Elizabeth married Sir William Botreaux.
2/24/1368, William Botreaux summoned to parliament by writ.
4/30/1369, To escheator of Suthampton … on 27 September in the 33rd year of his reign the age of William son and heir of William Botreaux was proved, and the king took his homage, and commanded livery to be given him of his said father's lands. (S) CCRs.
2/14/1370, Ralph Daubeney, Knight, granted with royal licence to William Botreaux, knight, and Elizabeth his wife, his (Ralph’s) daughter and her heirs a rent of £40 from the manor and hamlets, described as all his lands and tenements in Barrington, South Petherton, South Harp and Chillington. (S) 10/28/1410, IPM of Ralph.
1370, Catsash hundred [Somerset] with the sheriff's tournament was farmed for 10 years to Sir William Botreaux for £10 11s. 6d. a year. (S) Hist. of Somerset, V10, 2010.
12/20/1370, Debtor: William de Botreaux, lord of North Cadbury … Amount: £200. (S) UKNA.
1374, Elizabeth coheir to her uncle Thomas de Thewng.
8/14/1374, IPM of Thomas de Thwenge. He had 3 sisters, namely Lucy, Margaret and Katherine. … Katherine had issue Elizabeth, wife of William Botreaux, "chivaler." … are kinsmen and next heirs of the said Thomas de Thwenge. (S) CIsPM.
1375, William Botreaux, knight, granted the manor of Rockford Moyles, Hampshire, to Walter Clopton for life. (S) Hist. of Hampshire, V4, 1911.
7/13/1375, Indenture of lease for 12 years … of the manor of Little Berkhampstede … sometime of Sir John de Moeles, granted by William de Botreaux knight to Edmund de Hyndon. (S) CCRs.
3/12/1377, Debtor: William de Botreaux, knight. … Amount: £100. [Somerset] (S) UKNA.
5/12/1377, Order to deliver to William de Botrieux knight and Elizabeth his wife, being daughter of Katherine sister of Thomas de Thweng … her purparty, namely the moiety of 1 knight's fee in Toucotes and Claphowe, extended at £7 a year, 2½ knights' fees in Burton Aunays with the soke thereof and Ise Gryffyn of Harpham at £60 in Yorkshire; the 20th part of 1 knight's fee in Stavlay Godmund at 50s., the 30th part of 1 knight's fee in Preston and Maresshalholm at 40s. in Westmorland; and the moiety of 1 knight's fee in Ellale, … extended at 5 marks a year in Lancashire. Order of the advowsons which were of Thomas de Thweng to deliver to William de Botriaux knight and Elizabeth his wife to her purparty, the advowson of Lethum church extended at £100 a year. (S) CCRs.
6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, son of the Black Prince, succeeded Edward III as King of England.
1377-78, William Botreaux to demise his manor of Hardwick, the advowson of the church there, and land in Weedon to …, for 24 years, with remainder to himself, Elizabeth his wife, Thomas their son, and the heirs male of the body of Thomas. Bucks. (S) UKNA.
12/13/1378, William Botreaux knight to Robert Launde of London 'goldsmyth.' Recognisance for £40, to be levied etc. in Cornwall. (S) CCRs.
1378-79, William in Palestine.
1378-79, Commission of array to William Botreaux and 6 others and Sheriff of Cornewall for Cornwall, and other commissions. (S) UKNA.
1380, William serving in France. (S) French Roll.
7/21/1380, Thomas of Woodstock led 5200 men in support of the barons of Brittany, landing at Calais.
11/1380, Thomas of Woodstock began the siege of Nantes. [Forced to retreat the following January.]
5/18/1381, Debtor: William Botreaux, knight … Creditor: William de Framlingham, skinner, and John Gerveys, tailor, both of London. Amount: £205. (S) UKNA.
10/8/1381, Writ of certiori from Richard II to Kentwood and Basset concerning indictments made before them of felonies and other evil acts for which …; William Basset; William Botreaux … were indicted. (S) UKNA.
11/28/1382, The King sold 2/3 of the land, and the marriage of John Whalesborough, the heir of Sir John de Walesbrewe, age 13, to William Botreaux for 200 marks.
5/8/1383, William ordered to be prepared for a costal invasion at Devon. (S) CCRs.
1383-84, William serving in France. (S) French Roll.
8/20/1383, Order to give Ralph brother and heir of Robert son and heir of Marmaduke de Lumley livery … partition of knights' fees and advowsons of abbeys, priories, churches and chantries of Thomas de Thweng deceased … William Botreaux knight and Elizabeth his wife, being daughter of Katherine a second sister of the deceased and a third heir, … (S) CCRs.
2/23/1384, Debtor: William Botreaux …, Newton St Loe in Wellow Hundred, Somerset, … and Richard Seymour of Somerset, knights. Creditor: John Godard, [goldsmith of London]. Amount: £200. (S) UKNA.
1385, William summoned to parliament as a Baron.
2/14/1385 at Westminster, Debtor: William Botreaux, knight [lord of Botreaux, held Aller, Somerton Foreign Hundred, and Newton St Loe in Wellow Hundred, Somerset] and John de Torington, esquire. Creditor: John Hermesthorpe, clerk, and Hugh Boys, citizen of London. Amount: 380m. (S) UKNA.
3/15/1386, William Botreaux, knight, and his fellows, arrayers in Cornwall. (S) CCRs.
7/29/1387, To William Botreaux, William Bevyle … Order under pain of £200 and of forfeiture, upon complaint of Alexander Langwyth and William Powell the king's serjeants … work of the stannary called 'Coweswerke' in Lamorna … (S) CCRs.
6/4/1388, William mainprised for the release from the Tower of John Lincoln, clerk. (S) CCRs.
9/12/1390, William Botreaux summoned to parliament by writ.
11/17/1390, William gave the manors of Penhele, Worthevale, Botreaux Castell, Botylet, Trevethow, Lananta, Boswygy and Tywarnayl to …, William Botreaux, knight, the younger, [many names], … until £1000 should be levied … the feoffees should pay his debts by ordinance of Elizabeth his wife, … any surplus should be restored to him and the said Elizabeth or distributed for their souls. (S) IPM, 11/15/1391.
8/1391, William died.
11/15/1391, Writ for IPM of William Botreaux, knight the elder. Cornwall: … manor of Codyfordefarlegh … He died on Thursday the feast of St. Laurence last. William Botreaux, knight, his son, aged 23 years and more, is his heir. Devon: Dupeford and hundred of Stanburgh, and the manor of Mollond, jointly with Elizabeth his wife, still living, … Buckingham: Hurdewik manor and the advowson … the premises were to revert to the said William Botreaux and Elizabeth his wife, for life, with remainder after their death to Thomas their son … to hold for the life of himself and Elizabeth his wife, who is still living, with remainder to Ralph his son, who is still living and 15 years of age … (S) CIsPM.
2/20/1392, To James Chuddelegh escheator in Devon. Order to take the fealty of Elizabeth late the wife of William Botreaux knight. (S) CCRs. [Similar orders to escheator of Yorkshire in Nov.]
1/18/1394, Order not to trouble Elizabeth late the wife of William Botreaux knight the elder for her homage, … for the manor of Kynmeresdoun, which her husband at his death held in her right in chief by knight service, … the king has taken her homage. (S) CCRs.
5/25/1395, Elizabeth’s son William, age 27, died. (S) IPM. [Her grandson William age 6.]
2/7/1397, Commitment to Elizabeth late the wife of William de Botreaux, ' chivaler,' … [many properties] which have come to the king's hands by the death of William de Botreaux, ' chivaler,' … and by reason of the minority of William his son and heir. (S) CFRs.
9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England. [Richard II died a prisoner in the Tower.]
2/14/1400, Commitment to Elizabeth late the wife of William Botreaux, chivaler,' the elder, by mainprise of …,' Ralph Botreaux, ' chivaler,' …, of the keeping of all the manors and lands late of William de Botreaux, ' chivaler,' the younger. … together with his marriage, paying at the Exchequer for the aforesaid keeping and marriage 700 marks. (S) CFRs.
3/6/1401, To the escheator in Westmerland. … by reason of the nonage of Robert de Lumley son of Marmaduke son of Lucy one of the sisters and heirs of the said Thomas, which Robert died within age in ward of the said king, … Ralph de Lumley knight deceased who forfeited to the king, being brother and heir of the said Robert, … order to give Elizabeth who was wife of William Botreaux knight livery of such as are in his bailiwick of the knights' fees etc. which the king has assigned to her purparty. (S) CCRs.
7/13/1405, Charter of all lands, rents, reversions and services in Camelerton, Doultynge, Glaston[bury] and Bath co. Somerset, the advowson of Camelerton church [many named] … Elizabeth who has wife of William Botreaux, … (S) CCRs.
4/30/1410, Elizabeth who was wife of William Botreaux knight, … the said Elizabeth is suing against William son of William Botreaux knight (militis) for a third part of a 4th part of the manor of Upton Meoles as her dower by endowment of her husband, and the defendant by William has asserted [through his guardian] that her said husband his grandfather, whose heir he is, was long ago seised of the said manor. (S) CCRs.
11/13/1411, To the escheator in Yorkshire. Order to … meddle no further with a ruinous messuage and one carucate of land in Claphowe, delivering to Elizabeth wife of William Botreaux knight the elder any issues thereof taken; as the king has learned by inquisition that at the death of the said William he and the said Elizabeth (yet living) in her right held the same of the late king in chief. (S) CCRs.
3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.
11/18/1415, Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with a ruinous messuage and one carucate of land in Claphowe, delivering to Elizabeth wife of William Botreaux knight the elder any issues thereof taken. (S) CCRs.
1417, Dame Elizabeth Botreaux, relict of Sr. William Botreaux, the elder, to found and endow the parish church of North Cadbury, that the lady had then new built. (S) Notitia Monastica, 1744, P477.
1418, Elizabeth given papal approval for the college, named St. Michael the Archangel.
8/31/1422, Henry VI, age 9 months, became king on the death of his father, Henry V.
1423, Royal licence was granted for Elizabeth, Lady de Botreaux and Sir William de Botreaux [her grandson] to convert the parish church of North Cadbury into a college of 7 chaplains and 4 clerks.
1427, Elizabeth rebuilt the parish church of North Cadury.
5/29/1433, Elizabeth died, buried with William.
6/2/1433, Writ for IPM of Elizabeth late the wife of William Botreaux, knight. Berkshire: She held in dower after the death of William Botreaux, knight , her former husband, 1/3 of 1/4 manor of Upton Meols, … She died on 29 May last. William Botreaux, knight , is the kinsman (grandson) and next heir of William, lately her husband, as son of William his son, aged 40 years and more … Buckingham: 1/2 manor of Hardwick, with the advowson of the church every other presentation … Somerset: North Cadbury, the manor, … Hampshire: She held 1/3 manor of Rockford … Devon: … the manor of Diptford and hundred of Stanborough for life … Cornwall: She held the manors of Penheale, Crackington and St Winnow, … [totaled over £51 yearly.] (S) E-CIsPM.
(S) 8 Papers Relating to Claims to the Baronies of Botreau, 1870, P101. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P573.
· Elizabeth lived during the reigns of kings Edward III, Richard II, Henry IV, Henry V, and Henry VI.
· William is not the son of William Botreaux & Isabel de Moeles. Isabel was born 5/31/1325 [(S) CIsPM, 6/6/1347], too young to be the mother of this William. Their son William died a minor in 1351, his brother Thomas succeeding [(S) CFRs, 7/14/1350.]
Children of William and Elizabeth:
i. William Botreaux (3802188), born 1369 in England.
ii. Thomas Botreaux, born ? in England.
iii. Ralph Botreaux, born 1376 in England.