Robert Corbet
(-After 1130)
William de Botrerel
(Abt 1120-Bef 1175)
Alice Corbet
(-Bef 1149)
William de Botrerel Sheriff of Devonshire
(Abt 1130-1209)


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Isabel de Say

William de Botrerel Sheriff of Devonshire

  • Born: Abt 1130, Boscastle, Cornwall, England
  • Marriage: Isabel de Say 193
  • Died: 1209 about age 79

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 188
The manor of Alcester is not described in Domesday, but later evidence clearly shows it to have been of the ancient demesne of the Crown. [Bk. of Fees, 1275; Cal. Close, 1234\endash 7, p. 208] It was given by Henry I to Robert Corbet, lord of a large fee in Shropshire, for his services. [Bk. of Fees, 1275] One of Robert Corbet's two daughters and co-heirs was the mother of Reynold, Earl of Cornwall, by Henry I, and a charter of Reynold, dating between 1163 and 1175, [Dugd. 762; Cartae Antiquae (Pipe R. Soc.), no. 38] confirms to William the son of Alice Corbet, his aunt, lands in Cornwall originally given as a marriage portion to Alice and her husband William de Botreaux (Boterell'). Reynold probably held the whole manor of Alcester for several years until his death in 1175.[Eyton, Antiquities of Shropshire, vii, 151, 181\endash 2] It then escheated to the Crown, and so remained until 1190. [Pipe R. Soc., vols. xxv-xxxviii; Pipe Roll for 1 Richard I] Half of Alcester, together with Broom, was held sometime between 1190 and 1197 by Henry de la Penne, and this portion of the manor was again in escheat from 1197 to 1201. [Pipe R. Soc., vols. for 8, 9, 10 Rich. I, 1, 2,] Shortly after this the two parts into which the manor must have been divided after 1175 were held separately by the descendants of the two daughters of Robert Corbet. The mother of Reynold had married Herbert FitzHerbert, son of a chamberlain of Henry I, and Alice her sister had married William de Botreaux. [Dugd. 762. Cartae Antiquae (Pipe R. Soc.), no. 38]

~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)

1. Janet Meisel, "Barons of the Welsh Frontier: The Corbet, Pantulf and Fitz Warin Families, 1066-1272," Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.
12. K. S. B. Keats-Rohan, "Domesday Descendants," The Boydell Press, Woodbridge, 2002, cited by Rosie Bevan, 'Re: de Stuteville' Jul 2, 2002, p. 723 (Osmund de Stuteville), full title: Domesday Descendants: A Prosopography of Persons, Occurring in English Documents 1066-1166: Pipe Rolls to Cartae Baronum.
13. "Liber Rubeus de Scaccario" (Red Book of the Exchequer), images provided by
14. Mark Page, "Cornwall, Earl Richard, and the Barons' War," English Historical Review, Feb. 2000

William married Isabel de Say, daughter of Helias de Say Baron of Clun and Unknown.193 (Isabel de Say was born in 1132 in Clun, Shropshire, England and died in 1199 in Boscastle, Cornwall, England.)

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