John de Botetourt (c.1266 - 1324) MP

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Birthplace: Of, Westminster, Middlesex, England
Death: Died in Westminster, Middlesex, England
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About John de Botetourt

JOHN de Botetourt ([1265]-25 Nov 1324). According to the Complete Peerage, the parentage of John de Botetourt is unknown. A Hailes abbey chronicle names John Botetourt as illegitimate son of King Edward I. Michael Prestwich comments that "in general terms, the Hailes chronicle is a reliable source", but highlights that Botetourt´s name is "in a genealogical table" in the chronicle and "appears to be written over an erasure". He concludes that "there is nothing in Botecourt´s career to suggest that he was an illegitimate son of the king" and that "in the absence of any corroborative evidence, it is difficult to credit the evidence of the genealogical table". Nevertheless, if the parentage as stated in the Hailes chronicle is incorrect, there must be some explanation for John Botetourt´s name being included, which is not obvious.


John de Botetourt, 1st Lord Botetourt

M, b. circa 1265, d. 25 November 1324

    John de Botetourt, 1st Lord Botetourt was born illegitimately circa 1265.
He married Matilda fitz Thomas, daughter of Sir Thomas fitz Otes and Beatrice de Beauchamp, between 1 July 1285 and June 1292.3,

He died on 25 November 1324.

John de Botetourt, 1st Lord Botetourt held the office of Governor of St. Briavel's Castle in 1291.

He held the office of Admiral for the Northern Seas between 1294 and 1297.
He was created 1st Lord Botetourt [England by writ] on 13 July 1305.
He held the office of Governor of Framlingham Castle in 1314.
He held the office of Admiral for the Northern Seas in 1315.
He fought in the Battle of Boroughbridge on 16 March 1321/22, on the side of Thomas, Earl of Lancaster's rebels.
On 8 October 1322 he was then fined £1,000 and pardoned.

Children of John de Botetourt, 1st Lord Botetourt and Matilda fitz Thomas

1.Thomas de Botetourt d. 1322

2.Elizabeth Botetourt

3.Ada Botetourt d. 1349

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Husband's Name

John De BOTETOURT (AFN:9G94-QJ)  Pedigree   
Born:  Abt 1262  Place:  Of, St Briavel Castle, St Briavel, Gloucestershire, England   
Died:  25 Nov 1324  Place:     
Married:  Aft 1 1285 Jul  Place:     

Father:  Edward I "Longshanks" King Of ENGLAND (AFN:8WKN-4B)  Family  
Mother:  Mrs-Edward I ENGLAND (AFN:18K2-PWS)   


Wife's Name

Maud FITZOTES (AFN:9G94-RP)  Pedigree   
Born:  1264?  Place:  Of, Mendelsham, Suffolk, England   
Christened:    Place:  (under 21 1 Jul 1285)   
Died:  Aft 28 1329 May  Place:     
Married:  Aft 1 1285 Jul  Place:     

Father:  Thomas FITZOTES (AFN:N2KT-S5)  Family  
Mother:  Beatrice BEAUCHAMP (AFN:N2KT-XT)   




 F Elizabeth De BOTETOURT (AFN:9G94-SV)   
   Born:  Abt 1289   Place:  Of, Halesowen, Shropshire, England   
   Died:  11 Apr 1384   Place:    


 M Thomas De BOTETOURT (AFN:9G2L-8B)  
   Born:  Abt 1292   Place:  Of, Halesowen, Shropshire, England   
   Died:  1322   Place:  Vp   
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John de Botetourt's Timeline

July 19, 1266
Of, Westminster, Middlesex, England
July 1, 1285
Age 18
Age 19
Halesowen, Shropshire, , England
Age 22
Wilton, Herefordshire, , England
Age 22
Halesowen, Shropshire, , England
Age 24
Worcester, England
Age 28
Age 28
St Briavel Castle, Gloucestershire, , England
Age 48
Wilton, Herfordshire, Eng
November 25, 1324
Age 58
Westminster, Middlesex, England