Name: Thomas Boteler
Birth: in Tyrley, Staffordshire 1
Death: 21 SEP 1398
Residence: Sudeley, Glos
Baptism: 1 OCT 1358 Drayton (in Hayles), Staffs 1
Change Date: 27 AUG 2006
THOMAS LE BOTELER (or BUTLER), Knt., of Sudeley, Gloucestershire, Knight of the Shire for Gloucestershire, younger son by his father's 2nd marriage, born at Tyrley, Staffordshire, and baptized at Drayton (in Hayles), Staffordshire 1 Oct. 1358.
He married on or before 18 July 1385 ALICE BEAUCHAMP, daughter of John de Beauchamp, Knt., of Powick, Worcestershire, by his 1st wife, Joan, daughter of John de Cherleton, Knt., 2nd Lord Cherleton of Powis. They had four sons, John [de jure 5th Lord Sudeley], William, Knt. [de jure 6th Lord Sudeley], Thomas, and Ralph, K.G. [7th Lord Sudeley] and two daughters, Elizabeth and Joan.
In 1367 he was co-heir to his uncle, John de Sudeley, Knt., de jure 3rd Lord Sudeley,
by which he inherited Fairfield (in Belbroughton), Worcestershire. In 1370 he was co-heir to his great-grand uncle, Peter de Montfort, Knt., 3rd Lord Montfort, by which he inherited a moiety of the castle and manor of Beaudesert, with the town of Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire, and the manors of Wellesbourne Mountfort and Whitchurch, Warwickshire.
In 1379 he was heir to his aunt, Margery (de Sudeley) Massey, by which he inherited the manors of Dassett (in Burton Dassett) and Griff (in Chivers Coton), Warwickshire. In 1390 he made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land where he ate, drank, and conversed with the "perfidious
Saracens" contrary to Papal prohibition, being then excommunicated by Pope Boniface IX in 1391. On the payment of alms he was granted absolution in March 1392.
He was about to go to Ireland on service 8 August 1394, and was still there 13 Feb. 1395. He was exempted from serving on assizes, etc., on 4 Feb. 1398.
SIR THOMAS LE BOTELER, de jure 4th Lord Sudeley, died 21 Sept. 1398.
His widow, Alice, married (2nd) JOHN DALLINGRIDGE, Knt. (died 1408), of Bodiam Castle, Sussex, Sheriff of Gloucestershire, Knight of the Shire for Sussex, Keeper of Braden Forest, Wiltshire, son of Edward Dallingridge, Knt., by his wife, Elizabeth Wardieu. She died 5 Feb. 1442/3.
Father: William Boteler b: 8 SEP 1298 in Wem, Shropshire
Mother: Joan Sudeley
Alice de Beauchamp b: 1370
- Ralph Boteler b: ABT 1385
- Elizabeth Boteler
- Joan Botiler b: 1395
- Text: Douglas Richardson
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