Sir William le Boteler of Wem

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William le Boteler, of Wem

Also Known As: "William le Botiler"
Birthplace: Wem, Shropshire, England
Death: December 11, 1283 (33-42)
Wem, Shropshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Ralph III le Boteler, of Oversley and Baroness Maud Pantulf, of Wem
Husband of Angharad verch Griffith
Father of John le Boteler; Sir Nigel le Boteler; Gawine Le Boteler; William le Boteler, 1st Baron Boteler; Denise de Cokesey and 1 other
Brother of Joanna de Ralegh; Jane le Boteler; Margaret le Boteler; Nigel le Boteler and Sir Ralph le Boteler of Codynton, Pulverbatch and Norbury

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About Sir William le Boteler of Wem

For marriage to Angharad verch Gruffudd, see Peter Bartrum, (December 26, 2016; Anne Brannen, curator) _____________________

Vital Statistics

  • Son of Ralph le Boteler and Maud (Matilda) Pantulf, daughter and heiress of Wemme which is how the le Boteler became Barons of Wemme
  • William in the lifetime of his father married Ankaret, niece of James de Aidithley according to one of the more reliable peerage sources
  • Died in 1283 only a few years after inheriting his paternal property.
  • Left three (3) sons in order of birth: (1) John, (2) Gawine (3) William. John and Gawine died very young and William (this William's son) inherited third after the decease of first John and then Gawine, and had a long tenure as Baron of Oversley and Wemme and left at least 7 children
  • The identity of this William's wife needs to be confirmed since the reliable source thinks it was his son who married Ankeret, daughter of Griffin.

Sources and Notes (some contradictory)

Name Variation Sir William le Boteler of Wem was also styled William le Botiler.4 Marriage License* He and Ankaret verch Griffith obtained a marriage license on 2 October 1261.1,3 Event-Misc He was one of two knights serving for Ralph le Boteler against Llywelyn on 1 July 1277.2,3 Event-Misc He has done homage for Lopinton Manor on 10 January 1278.2 Event-Misc Serves as a knight for his mother, Matilda de Pantulf in 1282.2 Summoned He was summoned to Parliament on 30 September 1283 at Shrewsbury.2 Death* He died | holding, jointling with his wife Ingareta, Northbury Manor, Leic., by gift of his father and monther, 9 Ed. I, also lands at Dudinton and Lopinton, Salop, Ouersley Manor and lands at Kingesbrome, Warw., and lands at Brensaghe, Wilts., and left wid. Angareta, to whom dower, and s. h. John, 17, the last being his Exor. Before 11 December 1283.2,3

Family Ankaret verch Griffith b. circa 1248, d. after 22 June 1308 Marriage License* He and Ankaret verch Griffith obtained a marriage license on 2 October 1261.1,3 Children Anne le Boteler John le Boteler b. 17 Jul 1266, d. b 4 Sep 1287 Gawain le Boteler b. 2 Feb 1269/70, d. b 3 Mar 1289/90 Sir William le Boteler of Wem b. 11 Jun 1274, d. b 14 Sep 1334

Last Edited 5 Feb 2005

Citations [S284] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, Blackmere 7. [S325] Rev. C. Moor, Knights of Edward I, v. 1, p. 121. [S301] Carl Boyer 3rd, Medieval English Ancestors of Robert Abell, p. 33. [S168] Frederick Lewis Weis, Ancestral Roots, 84A-30.

Sir Ralph le Boteler1

M, d. before 5 June 1307, #14478

Father Sir Ralph le Boteler of Wem1 d. before 10 January 1278

Mother Maud Pantulf1 d. before 6 May 1289

Arms* His arms were De goul' a une fesse cheker' de or e de sable, en le chef ii moles de or. (Parl).1

Marriage* Sir Ralph le Boteler married Maud Marmion, daughter of Philip Marmion.1

Event-Misc* Ralph and wife Maud and her ancestors held Badminton Manor, Gloucestershire on 13 September 1278.1

Event-Misc* Ralph de Botiller, Jun., and w. Maud, d. coh. of Philip Marmion, is kin and coh. of Joan de Kilpek on 30 January 1292.2

Death* He died | holding 1/2 of Middleton Manor, Warw., inheritance of his late wife Maud, d. coh. of Philip Marmion, and leaving s. h. Ralph, 30, heir to her lands before 5 June 1307.1

Family Maud Marmion b. circa 1262, d. before 5 June 1307


Sir Ralph de Botiler b. 1277

Last Edited 11 Dec 2004


[S325] Rev. C. Moor, Knights of Edward I, v. 1, p. 118.

[S325] Rev. C. Moor, Knights of Edward I, v. 1, p. 119.

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Sir William le Boteler of Wem's Timeline

Wem, Shropshire, England
July 17, 1266
Wemme, Shropshire, England
February 2, 1270
Wem and Oversley,Shropshire,England
June 11, 1274
Oversley, Warwick, England
Probably Wemme, Shropshire, England
Wemme, Shropshire, England
December 11, 1283
Age 38
Wem, Shropshire, England
November 3, 1896
Age 38