William de Botrerel
(Abt 1120-Bef 1175)
Alice Corbet
(-Bef 1149)
Helias de Say Baron of Clun
William de Botrerel Sheriff of Devonshire
(Abt 1130-1209)
Isabel de Say
Sir William de Botreaux Knight
(Abt 1177-After 1242)


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Sir William de Botreaux Knight

  • Born: Abt 1177, Boscastle, Cornwall, England
  • Marriage: Sibella 193
  • Died: After 1242, England

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 1188
The de Botreaux moiety of the manor of Alcester was held by William son of William and Alice de Botreaux in about 1212. [Red Bk. Exch. ii, 469] His elder son William died in 1243, when his Warwickshire estates went to his brother Reynold, [Exc. e Rot. Fin. i, 400] who held this moiety of Alcester in 1251. [Bk. of Fees, 1275] Reynold joined the Barons against Henry III, and at the inquiry held into the lands of the rebels in 1265 he was said to have land in Alcester worth £5. [Cal. Inq. Misc. i, no. 927] Seven years before his death in 1274 he enfeoffed his son and heir William with his moiety of Alcester. [Cal. Inq. p.m. ii, no. 47] This William died in 1302, and his son, also William, [See pedigree, Eyton, op. cit. 159] in 1321 transferred the manor to Reynold de Botreaux, [Cal. Pat. 1317\endash 21, p. 584] presumably his brother.

~A History of the County of Warwick, Volume III, pp. 8-22

• Background Information: From GEN-MEDIEVAL-L Archives. 193
Subject: CP Addition: Ancestry of the Lords Botreaux
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 10:42:35 EDT

1 Robert fitz Corbet
Death: aft 1135[1]
Father: NN Corbet (-<1086)

of Longdon and Alcester, co. Salop[1]
younger son; 'burgess of Caen' (CP Vol V (Gloucester), p. 683)[2] held his lands (15 manors containing approx. 22 hides at Domesday Book, 1086) of the Earl of Shrewsbury
witness to charter of Henry I to Shrewsbury Abbey, 1121; ardent
supporter of Matilda in war with Stephen[1]

Children: Sibylla
Alicia (-<1149)

1.2 Alicia Corbet
Death: bef 1149[12]

had manor of Longden, co. Salop as her maritagium[12]

Spouse: William Boterel

Children: William (-1209)

1.2.1 William Boterel
Death: 1209[12]

held 12 knights' fees of the Earl of Cornwall, 1166 (DD, p. 182)[12]

3rd husband of Isabel de Say [ancestress of the Earls of Arundel] (she m. previously William fitz Alan)

Spouse: Isabel de Say
Father: Elias de Say, of Clun, co. Salop.
Marr: aft 1170[12]

Children: William (-1242) William de Botereus
of Boscastle, Cornwall

held half a knight's fee in Devon ca. 1210-12 of the Bishop of Exeter, as accounted in the Red Book of the Exchequer: 'Willelmus de Botereus, dimidum militem ' [Red Book of the Exchequer, 1210-12, for 'Devonesira ' II:556[13]]

'Willelmus de Botereus', assessed for lands held at 'Bideney et Widennie', 'Penhel' and 'Wimentone'[13]

'William de Botreaux', witness to several charters of Richard, Earl of Cornwall ca. 1235-1242:

'9. Grant to Beaulieu abbey of the advowson of St Keverne. Witnessed by Andrew de Cardinan, Reginald de Vautort, William de Botreaux, Walter de Treverbyn, Andrew de Chanceaux, Richard de Turri, Henry the German, Guy de St Amand, Nicholas Danne and Robert de Asthall: Beaulieu Cartulary, ed. Hockey, no. 249; CPR, 1343-5, p. 379 [1235].

10. Grant to the burgesses of Dunheved of their liberties. Witnessed by Andrew de Cardinan, Reginald de Vautort, William de Botreaux, Henry the German, Andrew de Chanceaux, Guy de St Amand, John de Bretasche, Robert fitz William, Henry de Bodrugan, Walter fitz William, Roger de Trelosk and Nicholas Danne: PRO, C 56/50, m. 18 [1240x1242].

11. Grant to Launceston priory of 5s. 10d. rent from the burgesses of Dunheved. Witnessed by Andrew de Cardinan, William de Botreaux, Andrew de Chanceaux, Richard de Turri, Walter de Treverbyn, Odo de Treverbyn, Robert fitz William and Roger de Trelosk: Launceston Cartulary, ed. Hull, no.21 [1227x1242]. '[14]

Children: Reginald (->1258) Reginald de Botreaux
Death: aft Aug 1258[14]

knt., of Boscastle, Cornwall

' Reginald de Botreaux ', one of the four knights [together with Ralph Arundell ] who were appointed in Cornwall in August 1258 " to conduct an investigation into all wrongs committed by royal and baronial officials and bailiffs."

• Background Information: From GEN-MEDIEVAL-L Archives. 193
From: (Mark Harry)
Subject: Re: CP Addition: Ancestry of the Lords Botreaux
Date: 30 Apr 2004 05:04:46 -0700

There is a good account of this family in Maclean's Trigg Minor. I don't have my notes on this family with me but from memory Maclean suggests that there is a connection to the dukes of Brittany, but no authority was cited for the same. There is a Geoffrey Boterel in the Breton ducal family, but I have seen nothing to connect him to the Cornish Boterels. The latter had their seat at Boterelcastel,now Boscastle in northern Cornwall. The first known male of the family was a Nicholas Boterell according to Maclean. His son William married Alice daughter of Robert Corbet and was therefore an uncle by marriage of Rainald or Reginald, earl of Cornwall.

In the next generation I have William (II) living 1160 and 1187 married to Isabella, widow of both Warin FitzGerald and Geoffrey de Vere and daughter of Ellis de Say, lord of Clun. The following three generations I have as:
-- William (III) de Boterell, d. 1221, married Sibella, surname not known
-- Reginald de Bottreaux, d. 1273, married to Matilda, surname not known (Matilda married secondly to Richard Hywish)
-- Sir William (IV) Bottreaux, d. 1301, married to Dionisia Champernowne.

William married Sibella.193

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