'Butler06'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Boteler of Oversley, Boteler of Pulrebach, Boteler of Wemme (Wem)

As far as is known, this family is not related to the family shown in 'Butler01' which gave rise to the Earls of Ormonde and other Botiller or Butler families in Ireland. Ralph, the first reported below, was butler to Robert (de Beaumont), Earl of Mellent & Leicester. Note that there are a number of discrepancies between the sources used for this page. It is not unlikely that we will review this page again in due course.
Ralph Boteler of Oversley (a 1140)
1. Robert Boteler of Oversley
  A. Ralph Boteler of Oversley
  i. Maurice Boteler (a 1230)
a. Ralph Boteler of Wemme or Wem
  m. Maud Pantulf (dau/heir of William Pantulf of Wem)
  (1) William Boteler of Wemme (d c12.1283)
  m. (after 02.10.1261) Angharad (Ankaret) (a 06.1308, dau of Grufydd, Lord of Bromfield)
  (A) John Boteler of Wemme (b 17.07.1266/7, dsp before 04.09.1287)
  m. (after 18.07.1284) Alianore de Beauchamp (b 11.11.1275, dau of Walter de Beauchamp of Alcester)
(B) Gawine Boteler of Wemme (b 02.02.1269/70, dsp before 03.03.1289/90)
  m. Alice (de Montgomery ?) (a 09.1334)
  (C) William Boteler of Wemme and Oversley, 1st Lord (b 11.06.1274, d before 14.09.1334)
  m1. (before 1298) Beatrice (a 1305)
  (i) William Boteler of Wemme, 2nd Lord (b 08.09.1298, d 12.1361)
  m. Margaret FitzAlan (dau of Richard FitzAlan, 7th Earl of Arundel)
(1) We are following TCP (Boteler of Wem) and BE1883 in showing this William as married only once, to Margaret FitzAlan. Visitation shows the same but, as it shows William as son of the Ralph who married Maude Pantulf, thereby missing out 2 generations, it loses some credibility. Visitation shows this William as father of another William (m. Ella Handslagh or Hansacre) who had 2 sons: William who married Johanna Sudeley and Ralph, who married _ Hanlow, father of the heiress Elizabeth.
(2) BE1883 (Boteler) identifies the following William's wife as Joane Sudeley, dau of John, Lord Sudeley, but does not report having a son by her, only his dau/heiress Elizabeth. BE1883 (Sudeley) identifies Joan's husband as "William Boteler, of Wemme", showing them as having a son Thomas who inherited Sudeley Castle. TCP (Boteler of Wem) identifies (the following) William's wife merely as "Elizabeth" and confirms that they dspm.
(3) It appears that some sites identify Joan Sudeley as second wife of this William (2nd Lord), possibly in an attempt to explain why the barony of Wemme did not pass to Thomas, son of the William who married Joane Sudeley. Joan's husband is described in TCP (Sudeley) as "William le Botiler (Boteler), knight" which refers by note to Dugdale's 'Baronage' (vol i) where this William is shown as having had 2 sons both called William, the younger married to Joan Sudeley. We are suspicious about this and provisionally continue to show this 2nd William and his descendants on Sudeley1.
(a) William Boteler of Wemme, 3rd Lord (b c1331, d 14.08.1369)
  TCP identifies William's wife just as 'Elizabeth'. Various web sites identify her as Elizabeth de Argentine but we show that William below.
  m. Elizabeth
  ((1)) Elizabeth Boteler (b c1345, d 06.1411)
  m1. Robert de Ferrers, 1st Lord of Wemme (d 1380)
  m2. (sp) Sir John Say
  m3. (sp) Sir Thomas Molinton, "Baron of Wemme"
Shown by Visitation as a younger son of William and Margaret (FitzAlan) was ...
  (b) Ralph Boteler
  Visitation shows this as the Ralph of Woodhall father by Hawise Gobion of Sir Ralph father by Maude (dau of Sir Philip Marmion) of Ralph of Woodhall father (by Katherine Kilpeck) of Sir John of Woodhall m. Grizel Roche. We show the ancestry of that last Sir John very differently, in the lower section below.
  (ii) Isabel Boteler probably of this generation, presumed of this marriage
  m1. (before 1309) Simon Basset of Sapcote (d 1328)
  m2. Sir Alexander Walsham
  m2. (before 02.1315/6) Ela (dau of Roger de Herdeburgh)
  (iii) Ankeret Boteler (d 08.10.1361)
m. John le Strange, 2nd Lord of Blackmere (b c1305, d 21.07.1349)
  (iv) Ida Boteler
m. William Trussell
  (v) Alice Boteler
  BE1883 identifies Alice's husband as Nicholas Langford (Clutterbuck as Nicholas de Longford) but this appears to be the Alice, identified by Commoners (vol II, Sandford of Sandford) as great aunt of the Elizabeth who conveyed Wemme into the Ferrers family, who married ...
  m. Nicholas Sandford of Sandford
  (vi) Dionyse Boteler
  m. Hugh de Cokesey
  (vii)+ other issue (dsp) - Edmund (clerk), Edward
  (D) Anne Boteler
  m. Sir Gilbert Talbot, 1st Baron, Lord Chamberlain (d 1346)
  (2) Sir Ralph de Boteler of Pulrebach & Norbury, Salop (a 1305) - continued below
  m. Matilda Marmion (dau/coheir of Philip Marmion of Tamworth by Joan, dau/heir of Hugh de Kilpee (Kilpeck?))
  The following connection is speculative. It has been suggested as a possibility by a contributor (JK, 20.09.12) not least as a result of comparison of the coat of arms of the Botelers of Biddenham with that of the above family. However, JK has advised us that his research on this is not finished and so is subject to review.
  (3) Thomas Boteler of Bydenham (a 1313)
  m. Grace Kirton (dau/heir of Alan de Kirton, sister/heir of Walter)



Sir Ralph de Boteler of Pulrebach & Norbury, Salop (a 1305) - continued above
m. Matilda Marmion (dau/coheir of Philip Marmion of Tamworth by Joan, dau/heir of Hugh de Kilpee (Kilpeck?))
1. Ralph de Boteler of Pulrebach & Norbury
  m. Hawise Gobion, heiress of Norbury (b c1286, d c1341, dau of Richard Gobion, son of Hugh)
  A. Sir John Boteler (dvp)
  m. Joan de Argentine (dau of John de Argentine of Wymondley by Joan, dau/heir of Sir Roger Bryan)
  i. Ralph de Boteler (b c1328, a 1342, dsp)
  ii. Sir Edward de Boteler (dsp c1413)
  m. Anne le Despenser (sister/heir of Hugh le Despenser)
  B. Sir William, de Boteler (dsp before 1413)
  m. (before 07.1343) Elizabeth de Argentine (sister of Joan)
  C. Ralph de Boteler of Pulrebach
m. Katharine Peletoyt (dau/heir of Philip Peletoyt of Woodhall (d 1361, son of Eudo by Flora, sister/heir of Philip Daubeni of Woodhall) by Isabella Roger)
  i. Philip le Boteler of Woodhall (d 1393)
  m. Isabel or Elizabeth (d 1412)
  a. Sir Philip Boteler of Woodhall (d 05.11.1421)
  m. Elizabeth Cokaine (dau of John Cokaine of Bury Hatley, m2. Lawrence Cheney)
  (1) Edward Boteler (dsp 30.11.1421)
  (2) Philip Boteler of Woodhall (d 1459)
m. Elizabeth
  (A) John Boteler of Woodhall (a 1455)
  m1. Elizabeth (bur 28.110.1471)
  m2. Constance Downhall of Godington
  (i) John Boteler of Woodhall (d 11.05.1514)
m1/2. Katharine Acton (dau of Thomas Acton)
  m2/1. Dorothy Tyrell (dau of William Tyrell of Gipping)
  m3. Margaret Belknap (d 18.08.1513, dau of Henry Belknap)
  (a) Sir Philip Boteler of Woodhall (d 28.03.1545)
  m. Elizabeth Drury (d 11.12.1574, dau of Sir Robert Drury of Halstead)
  ((1)) Sir John Boteler or Butler of Woodhall (b c1512, bur 06.03.1571-2)
  See above for a note on how differently John's ancestry is given by Visitation.
m. Grizel Roche (bur 26.02.1581-2, dau/heir of Sir William Roche of Lamer, Lord Mayor of London)
  ((2)) Anthony Boteler (8th son)
  m. Elizabeth Howit (dau/coheir of John Howit of Bury)
  ((3)) Anne Boteler
  m. Leonard Hide
  ((4)) Elizabeth Boteler
Clutterbuck shows this Elizabeth as m1. Henry Gill, m2. Edward Buggin. However, this may have been the Elizabeth who (also) married John Gale. We are a little concerned in case Clutterbuck has confused the generations which are close around this time. It would not surprise us should one or more of these marriages have been 2 generations later!
  m1. John Gale of Crediton (b c1523, dsp)
  m2. Henry Gill (a 1568)
  m3. Edward Buggin
  ((5)) Mary Boteler
  m. John Harpham
  ((6)) Dorothy Boteler (bur 24.12.1602)
  m. Anthony Browne of Tolethorpe (bur 24.12.1602)
  ((7)) Katharine Boteler
  m. John (probably not Roger) Pot (a 1583)
  ((8))+ other issue - Thomas, William, George, Griffith, John, Thomas, Richard, Henry, Francis, Philip, Margaret, Bridget
  (ii) Elizabeth Boteler possibly of this generation
  m. Thomas Lovett of Astwell (b c1485, d 1543)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : BE1883 ('Boteler of Oversley and Wemme'), TCP ('Boteler of Wem'), 'The History and Antiquities of the County of Hertford' (Robert Clutterbuck, vol 2, 1821, 'Pedigree of the Family of Boteler', p475) with a little support & contradiction from Visitation (Hertfordshire, 1572+1634, 'Boteler of Woodhall')
(2) For lower section (added 28.11.22) : 'The History and Antiquities of the County of Hertford' (Robert Clutterbuck, vol 2, 1821, 'Pedigree of the Family of Boteler', p475+)
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