Sir William Lord le Boteler Lord of Warrington
- Born: Abt 1309, Bewsey Hall, Warrington, Lancashire, England 730
- Marriage: Elizabeth de Havering 730
- Died: 3 Mar 1380, Bewsey Hall, Warrington, Lancashire, England about age 71 730
~ Annals of the Lords of Warrington, for the first five centuries afterthe Conquest, with historical notices of the place and neighbourhood, William Beamont, Manchester, Part 1, Vol. 86, pgs. 199-262
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• Background Information. 730
William Fitz William le Boteler was born about 1309. He called himself William Fitz William le Boteler, lord of Warrington in a deed, 1328, in which he gave to place of land in the Market "stret" to Mathew de Southworth. His mother Sibilla was still alive at the time. Again, 15 May 1330 he calls himself William Fitz William le Boteler lord of Warrington on another deed, this time he gave Adam Southworth, for life, two acres and half a rood of land in Burtonwood, with housebot and haybot for himself and two tenants wherewith to build on and enclose the land, and also to burn. William had an extensive estate with many tenants. His name appears on many deeds and charters through out his life.
Warrants from King Edward were sent to his knights though out his kingdom commanding them to help subdue the Scots. One such though out was dated 18 Feb 1335 in which he commanded his beloved and faithful John de Haryngton the elder, Adam Banastre, Henry de Croft, William de Clifton, William le Boteler de Werynton and Robert de Langeton to jointly elect (meaning impress) from within the county of Lancaster a hundred hobblers (horsemen who were lightly mounted) and three thousand archers and other strong able foot soldier, and properly arm them in order to be ready to march with the king to restrain the Scotch rebels who had invaded the marches. [Rot. Scotić]
As was the custom of the time, William le Boteler contracted to marry his eldest son Richard le Boteler, just an infant at the time, to Joanna, daughter of Thomas de Dutton, one of the great house of Dutton. This contract was dated 18 Oct 1339, and according to it, William entered into a bond to pay Thomas Dutton two hundred and twenty-six marks in silver. [Legh Deeds] His son Richard died not long after this marriage took place leaving no children. Joanna his wife, married John de Haydok.
Sir William died 3 Mar 1380. He was at least seventy-one years old when he died. His wife, Elizabeth, had died before him. Elizabeth was on of two daughters and coheiresses of the house of Argenteyn. (This should have been Havering. (*See notes below.) The children of William and his wife Elizabeth were:
Richard, eldest son who married Joan, daughter of Thomas Dutton, and died without issue before 1343.
John, who was knighted before 32 Edward II, and who ultimately was heir to the family estates.
Norman, who was granted the lands called Mosswood in Burtonwood by his father in 1349
Elizabeth, who married Sir Piers, son of Edmund de Dutton and brother and heir of Sir Lawrence de Dutton, Sir Piers fought at Shrewsbury under the banner of Hotspur, and was afterwards pardoned for it. He was made keeper of Northwood park in 1423 and died in 1433 at age 66.
(According to George Ormerod's History of Chester, Elizabeth, the wife of Sir Piers Dutton was the daughter of Sir John le Boteler rather than his sister.)
~The Annals of the Lords of Warrington, Vol. I, pg. 161, 162, 171. 180-198
Accord to Weis's Ancestral Roots . . .170:30. This Elizabeth is actually Elizabeth de Havering, daughter of Nicholas de Havering.
Also from GEN-MEDIEVAL 193
From: Dcrdcr4<dcrdcr4ATaol.com >
Subject: Elizabeth Argentine, wife of William Boteler
Date: 2 Feb 1999 00:23:59 GMT
The William Boteler who married Elizabeth Argentine was NOT William Boteler of Warrington as often claimed in print. I went around the mulberry bush on that one, too, before I got it straightened out. Elizabeth Argentine actually married (lst) before 1326, William Boteler, son of Ralph Boteler, of Pulverbatch, co. Salop; married (2nd) after 1336 and before 1349, Gilbert de Elsfield. She was still living 1376, and died soon after without issue.
My source for this is: Victoria County History of Hertford, 4:111-112.
Hope this helps. All for now. Hastily, Douglas Richardson
William married Elizabeth de Havering, daughter of Nicholas de Havering and Unknown.730