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Sir William Boteler
(Abt 1373-1415)
Elizabeth Standish
(Abt 1380-Abt 1441)
Sir William Harrington
(Abt 1375-1440)
Margaret de Neville
(-Bef 1387)
Sir John Boteler Knight, Baron of Warrington
Isabel Harrington
Sir John Boteler Baron Of Warrington


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Sir John Boteler Baron Of Warrington

  • Born: 12 Mar 1429, Bewsey Hall, Warrington, Lancashire, England 731
  • Marriage: Margaret Stanley in 1460 in Bewsey Hall, Warrington, Lancashire, England 160,731
  • Died: 26 Feb 1463, Bewsey Hall, Warrington, Lancashire, England at age 33 731
  • Buried: Boteler chantry in the parish church of Warrington

bullet  General Notes:

Per Weis' Ancestral Roots. . . ; 46:36, Baron of Warrington; knighted 1447; knight of the shire 1449; member of parilament, 1449. Also mentioned 20:34, 199:34.

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 731
Sir John Boteler was the son and heir of Sir John and dame Isabella. He appears from his mother's inquisition post mortem to have been born on 12 Mar 1429.

On or about 18 Aug 1444 (22 Henry VI), he married Margaret, the daughter of Peter Gerrard, esquire of Kingsley and Brynn in Cheshire. At the time John was about 15 years of age. (pg.263)

Sir John Boteler received the honor of knighthood sometime before 2 Jul 1448 (26 Henry VI). At this time there was a deed made and dated at Bewsey where Sir John is styled as Sir John Boteler. (pg. 264)

On 2 Aug 1448 (26 Henry VI), the king granted Sir John financial help to be used for building and repairing his messauges, lands and tenements. [Cheshire Recogniaznce Rolls], (pg. 265)

In 1451, when Sir John was only 22, his wife Margaret Gerrard died leaving him a son who was about 5 years old. (pg. 270) This child was named John like his father, and died soon after his mother. He also had a daughter named Isabella who married the son of Geoffrey Mascy, son of William. The couple had a daughter named Joan, who married William Stanley, son and heir of Sir William Stanley. (pg. 275)

Sir John married a second time, to Elizabeth Dacre, which ended in divorce. For his third wife, he married Margaret, the widow of Sir William Troutbeck, who was also John's own cousin. Both were descended from Sir Nicholas Haryngton, Sir John being his grandson through his mother and dame Margaret Stanley being Sir Nicholas's granddaughter through his daughter who had married the second John Stanley of Lathom. They gained dispensation from the church in 1459/1460. (pg. 285) The couple was married 12 Apr 1460 at Chester. (pg. 288)

William Troutbeck, son and heir of Sir William by Margaret Stanley, now Sir John Boteler wife, who was 11 years of age was affianced to Jane, the daughter of Sir John by his first wife, Margaret Gerard. Adam, a younger son of Sir William Troutbeck, married Sir John's daughter by Margaret Gerard named Margaret. His eldest surviving son heir apparent William, who was born 25 Nov 1450, was affianced to Sir William's daughter Jane.

From his inquisition post mortem, Sir John Boteler died on 26 Feb 1463. (26 Feb 2 Edward IV). (pg. 294) It is re veiled from the will of his son, that Sir John was buried in the Boteler chantry in the parish church of Warrington under an alabaster tomb, on which repose the effigies of himself and one of his wives. (pg. 296)

Children of Sir John Boteler and Margaret Gerard were:
• John, his eldest son, who died without issue in his father's lifetime.
• William, his eldest surviving son and successor, who married Jane daughter of Sir William Troutbeck
• Margaret, who married Adam Troutbeck, and became by him an ancestor of the earls of Shrewbury
• Jane who married William Troutbeck, from whom she was divorced by sentence at Lichfield on 3 Jul 1491 because they parties were related in the fourth degree linealiter
• Isabella, who married Sir Geoffrey Mascy, son of Sir William Mascy of Tatton and Worsley, by who she had a daughter Jane, who married William Stanley, so of Will Stanley who was put to death by Henry VII
• Elizabeth who married Hamon Mascy of Rixton

By his wife Elizabeth Dacre:
• Nicholas, who was considered illegitimate because of his mother's divorce, and who left a daughter, wife of Thomas Rixton of Sankey

By his wife Margaret Stanley, widow of Sir William Troutbeck:
• Thomas Boteler, born 1461, who ultimately succeeded to the family estates. (pg. 300)

~The Annals of the Lords of Warrington, vol. II, pages 263-300

John married Margaret Stanley, daughter of Sir Thomas Stanley Sheriff of Anglesey and Joan Goushill, in 1460 in Bewsey Hall, Warrington, Lancashire, England 160.,731 (Margaret Stanley was born about 1436 in Lathom, Lancashire, England and died about 1492 in Lancashire, England 730.)

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