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Complete Peerage 2 (1912): 233 includes an account of Sir John Botetourt, 1st Lord Botetourt (died 1324), who was a prominent individual in the reigns of King Edward I and II. The author stated that the parentage of Lord Botetourt was “unknown.”
In 1988 F.N. Craig’ published a well researched article entitled “The Parentage of John Botetourt (died 1324)” in TAG 63 (1988): 145–153. Mr. Craig advanced the hypothesis that Sir John Botetourt, 1st Lord Botetourt, was a son and likely heir of Sir Guy Botetourt (living 1316), of Ellingham, Norfolk, by his wife, Ada (living 1311–12). Specifically, Mr. Craig showed that Sir Guy Botetourt held the manors of Ellingham (his chief seat), Uphall (in Cantley), and Upton, Norfolk, all of which properties eventually passed to Sir John Botetourt, 1st Lord Botetourt, or to his descendants. Conclusive evidence, however, to prove this parentage was missing, partly due to a lack of a surviving inquisition post mortem for Sir Guy Botetourt.
In the intervening years, various pieces of evidence have surfaced which have given support to Mr. Craig’s hypothesis. It has been learned, for example, that Sir John Botetourt had brothers named Robert [see Byerly & Byerly, Recs. of the Wardrobe & Household 1286–1289 (1986): 258] and Guy [see Gough, Scotland in 1298 (1888): 22, 68, 166]. Sir John Botetourt, who owned the manor of Great Bradley, Suffolk, appointed Robert Botetourt as rector at Great Bradley, Suffolk in 1311, and Master Roger Botetourt as rector of the same place in 1316. Robert and Roger Botetourt are both identified in contemporary records as sons of Sir Guy Botetourt [see Cooper, Memorials of Cambridge 2 (1861): 215; Procs. Soc. of Antiquaries of London 2nd Ser. 4 (1869): 200–201; Rye, Pedes Finium or Fines Rel. Cambridge (1891): 90; Papal Regs.: Letters 2 (1895): 15, 21].
After years of searching, conclusive evidence that Sir John Botetourt is the son of Sir Guy Botetourt has been found in a Justices Itinerant lawsuit dated 1326, which includes specific testimony that in 12 Edward II [1318–19] John Botetourt granted John de Wysham lands and tenements in Wood Rising, Norfolk, which formerly belonged to his father, Guy Botetourt [see Justices Itinerant, JUST 1/1393A, image 34f; Date: 1326 (available at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/E2/Just1no1393A/aJUST1no1393Afronts/IMG_0034.htm)].
For interest's sake, my current file account regarding Sir Guy Botetourt [died c.1317] is copied below.
The following is a list of the numerous 17th Century New World immigrants that descend from Sir John Botetourt, 1st Lord Botetourt, and his wife, Maud Fitz Thomas:
Dannett Abney, Samuel Argall, William Asfordby, Walter Aston, Barbara Aubrey, Charles Barham, Audrey Barlow, Marmaduke Beckwith, John Bevan, Joseph Bickley, William Bladen, George & Nehemiah Blakiston, Thomas Booth, Elizabeth Bosvile, George, Giles, & Robert Brent, Edward Bromfield, Nathaniel Browne, Stephen Bull, Charles & Leonard Calvert, Kenelm Cheseldine, Grace Chetwode, Jeremy Clarke, St. Leger Codd, Henry Corbin, James Cudworth, Francis Dade, Frances, Jane, & Katherine Deighton, Edward Digges, George Elkington, Henry Filmer, Henry Fleete, Edward Foliot, Muriel Gurdon, Katherine Hamby, Warham Horsmanden, Edmund Jennings, Mary Launce, Thomas Ligon, Anne Lovelace, Henry, Jane & Nicholas Lowe, Gabriel, Roger, & Sarah Ludlow, Anne & Katherine Marbury, Elizabeth Marshall, Anne Mauleverer, John & Margaret Nelson, Philip & Thomas Nelson, Thomas Owsley, John Oxenbridge, Katherine Saint Leger, Richard Saltonstall, Diana & Grey Skipwith, Mary Johanna Somerset, Rose Stoughton, Samuel & William Torrey, Margaret Touteville, Olive Welby, Amy Wyllys.
Do you descend from Sir John Botetourt and his father, Sir Guy Botetourt? If so, I'd appreciate it if you would post your line of descent from him down to your immigrant ancestor or down to about 1650.
Best always, Douglas Richardson, Salt Lake City, Utah
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1. GUY BOTETOURT (or BUTETORT, BUTETOURTE, BUTETURT, BUTETURTE, BUTTETOURTE, BUTTETURE, BOTTETURT), BUTECOURT, BOUTECOURTE, BOTECOURT, BUUTECURTE, Knt., of Little Ellingham, Cantley, Cranworth, Fishley, Botetourt’s (in Kimberley), Upton, and Woodrising, Norfolk, commissioner of array for Norfolk and Suffolk, 1297. He married ADA _____. They had seven sons, John, Knt. [1st Lord Botetourt], William, Knt., Ralph, Guy, [Master] Thomas [Rector of Tivetshall, Norfolk, and Euston and Troston, Suffolk], [Master] Roger [Rector of Little Ellingham, Norfolk and Great Bradley, Suffolk], and [Master] Robert [Rector of Calbourn, Hampshire and Great Bradley, Suffolk]. In 1254, at the request of Robert de Ibetot [Tibetot], he was granted free warren in all his demesne lands in Norfolk. On 3 October 1264 he and Wiiliam del Maner were granted simple protection until Christmas. In 1272–3 Guy Buteturte arraigned an assize of novel disseisin against Thomas Rocelyn, &c., touching a tenement in Upton, Norfolk. In 1274–75 as “Wido de Butiaute” of Ellingham, Norfolk, he claimed free warren in Wood Rising, Norfolk; as “Wydo Butetur,” he claimed the assize of bread and ale in Weyland Hundred, Norfolk; as “Guydo de Buteturte,” he claimed the assize of bread and ale in Blofeld Hundred, Norfolk. He was summoned for service against the Welsh in 1277 and 1282. He was granted letters of protection in 1277, he then going to the parts of Wales on the king’s service. In 1280, as “Guidone Butecurt,” he witnessed a charter of John, Earl of Warenne, in which the earl released his right to the manor of Sculton, Norfolk. In 1285 Guy had the assize of bread and ale beer of all his tenants in Kimberley, Norfolk. In 1286 he was granted the assize of bread and alebeer and bread and free warren at Little Ellingham, Norfolk. In 1288 and 1289 Beatrice la Boteler sued him in the Court of Common Pleas in a Norfolk plea regarding land. In 1290 he and his son, Sir John Botetourt, witnessed an indenture between Sir Roger de Leukenore and Sir Robert de Tybotot regarding the manor of Menchesham [Mendlesham, Suffolk], excepting the dower of Margery, widow of Hugh Fitz Otes, Knt. He was summoned with horses and arms to a military council held at Rochester, Kent in 1297. He was summoned for military service against the Scots in 1297, 1298, and 1301. In 1297 John son of Geoffrey Crowe conveyed to Guy and Ada his wife, Guy’s son, Ralph, and the heirs of Ralph ten messuages and lands in Breckles, Stow Bedon, Bekerton (in Stow Bedon), Caston, and Griston, Norfolk. In 1298 John Champayne and Nichole his wife conveyed to Guy Buteturte and Ada his wife, and Ralph their son, and the heirs of Ralph ten messuages and lands in Breckles, Stow Bedon, Bekerton (in Stow Bedon), Caston, and Griston, Norfolk. In 1302 he was granted a weekly market and a yearly fair at his manor of Upton, Norfolk. In 1305 William Botetourt conveyed the manor of Cantley, Norfolk to Guy for the term of his life to be held of the said William, with remainder on the death of the said Guy to the said William and his heirs. The same year Ralph Botetourt conveyed the manor of Kimberley, Norfolk to Guy for the term of his life to be held of the said Ralph, with remainder on the death of the said Guy to Ralph and his heirs. In 1306 Robert de Boys, of Little Ellingham, Norfolk, and Edmund son of William Capsy, of Beccles, Suffolk, owed him a debt of 100s. In 1307 Guy and Ada his wife, Ralph Butteturte, and others recovered the advowson of Thompson, Norfolk against Thomas de Reppes. In 1308 he presented Master Ralph Buttetourt to the church of Thompson, Norfolk. In 1312 Thomas Botetourt conveyed the manor of Cranworth, Norfolk, together with lands in Wood Rising, Norfolk, to on Guy and Ada his wife, for life, with subsequent remainders to Ralph Botetourt and his heirs male, and, in default of such issue, thence to the right heirs of Guy. In Michaelmas term 1313 he sued Stephen son of John Deryng, of Upton, Norfolk, in the Court of Common Pleas regarding an account. He is listed among property owners at Kimberley, Ellingham, Thompson, Witton, and Wood Rising with Cranworth, Norfolk in 1316. SIR GUY BOTETOURT died before 4 March 1317, when his son, Sir John Botetourt, Knt., presented to the church of Little Ellingham, Norfolk. In 1318–19 John Botetourt granted John de Wysham lands and tenements in Wood Rising, Norfolk, which formerly belonged to his father, Guy Botetourt.
Blomefield, Essay towards a Top. Hist. of Norfolk 1 (1739): 625; 2 (1805): 288–289, 366–373, 535–539; 7 (1807): 374–393; 10 (1809): 199–201; 11 (1810): 102, 106, 133. Abbreviatio Placitorum (1811): 272. Rotuli Hundredorum (Record Commission) 1 (1812): 499, 522, 534. Palgrave, Parliamentary Writs & Writs of Military Summons 1 (1827): 486. Nicolas, Roll of Arms of the Reign of Edward the Second (1829): 162 (arms of Sire Guy Boutetour, de ermyne, a une sautour engrele de goules). Rye, Short Cal. Feet of Fines for Norfolk 1 (1885): 112, 130, 149, 151, 163, 165, 166; 2 (1886): 230. Annual Rpt. of the Deputy Keeper 42 (1881): 678; 46 (1886): 258, 260. Genealogist n.s. 11 (1895): 244. C.P.R. 1272–1281 (1901): 219–220. C.C.R. 1288–1296 (1904): 131. Feudal Aids 3 (1904): 437, 458, 471–473, 480, 482, 519. C.Ch.R. 3 (1908): 31. C.P.R. 1247–1258 (1908): 327. C.P.R. 1258–1266 (1910): 352. Norfolk Arch. 21 (1923): 8–15; 30 (1952): 241, 247, 271, 279–280, 285–286. TAG 63 (1988): 145–153. Court of Common Pleas, CP40/72, image 8001d (available at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/E1/CP40no72/bCP40no72dorses/IMG_8001.htm). Court of Common Pleas, CP40/78, image 926d (available at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/E1/CP40no78/bCP40no78dorses/IMG_0926.htm). Court of Common Pleas, CP40/153, image 89f (available at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/E1/CP40no153/aCP40no153fronts/IMG_0089.htm). Court of Common Pleas, CP40/156, image 126f (available at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/E1/CP40no156/aCP40no156fronts/IMG_0126.htm). Court of Common Pleas, CP40/201, image 49f (available at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/E2/CP40no201/aCP40no201fronts/IMG_0049.htm). Justices Itinerant, JUST 1/1393A, image 34f; Date: 1326 (available at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/E2/Just1no1393A/aJUST1no1393Afronts/IMG_0034.htm). National Archives, C 241/50/366 (available at http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk). National Archives, Feet of Fines dated 1297 (available at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT7/CP25(1)/CP25_1_160_113-117/IMG_0568.htm). National Archives, Feet of Fines dated 1298 (available at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT7/CP25(1)/CP25_1_161_118-122/IMG_0011.htm). National Archives, Feet of Fines dated 1305 (available at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT7/CP25(1)/CP25_1_161_118-122/IMG_0276.htm). National Archives, Feet of Fines dated 1305 (available at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT7/CP25(1)/ CP25_1_161_118-122/IMG_0322.htm). National Archives, Feet of Fines dated 1312 (available at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT7/CP25(1)/CP25_1_162_124-132/IMG_0207.htm).