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Nicknames: "Theobald Walter", "Theobald FitzWalter", "Theobald Butler or Theobald Walter le Boteler", "Theobald Walter or Theobald Butler or Theobald Walter le Boteler", "Preston"
Birthplace: West Dereham, Norfolk, England
Death: Died in Wotheney Abbey, Limerick, Ireland
Occupation: Chief Butler of Ireland 1177, High Sheriff of Lancashire, Butler of Ireland, Office of Butler (Ireland) before May 1192, Sheriff of Lancashire 1194-1199, Lord of Preston, 1st Baron Butler, Baron
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About Theobald I "le Boteler" FitzWalter (Glanville), 1st Baron Butler, Lord Preston and High Sheriff of Lancashire

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theobald_Walter,_1st_Baron_Butler Theobald Walter, 1st Baron Butler Theobald Walter or Theobald Butler or Theobald Walter le Boteler was the first Baron Butler and the first Chief Butler of Ireland. Theobald was the ancestor of the Butler family of Ireland. He was also involved in the invasions of Ireland by Kings Henry II of England and John of England. He also held the office of Butler of England and was for a time the High Sheriff of Lancashire.[1] His eldest brother Hubert Walter became the Archbishop of Canterbury and justiciar and Lord Chancellor of England. Family

He was the son of Hervey Walter and his wife Maud de Valoignes, who was one of the daughters of Theobald de Valoignes.[2] Their children were:

   * Theobald le Botiller,
   * Hubert,
   * Walter,
   * Roger and
   * Hamon.

Maud's sister Bertha married Ranulf de Glanvill, the great justiciar of Henry II. Hubert, the second son, was born at Weft-Derham in Norfolk, where he built a Monastery. He was brought up, along with his brother Theobald, by his uncle Ranulf de Glanvill.[3] Under his uncle's eye, Hubert rose to an important position in the Curia Regis.[2][4] [edit] Career

Theobald's father had been the hereditary holder of the office of butler of England, and when Theobald accompanied Prince John to Ireland in 1185,[5] he was named Butler of Ireland, as well as a large section of the northeastern part of the kingdom of Limerick.[4]

The king conferred upon him the Butlership of Ireland in 1177, whereby he and his successors were to attend the Kings of England at their coronation, and that day present them with the first cup of wine. Some time after, that King granted him the prisage of wines, to enable him, and his heirs, the better to fupport the dignity of that office. By this grant, he had two tons of wine out of every ship, which broke bulk in any trading port of Ireland, and was loaded with 20 tons of that commodity, and one ton from 9 to 20.[3]

He was active in the war that took place when Rory O'Connor attempted to regain his throne after retiring to a monastery, as Theobald's men were involved in the death of Dermot MacCarthy during a parley in 1185 near Cork.[6] In 1194 Theobald supported his brother during Hubert's actions against Prince John, with Theobald receiving the surrender of John's supporters in Lancaster. Theobald was rewarded with the office of sheriff of Lancaster, which he held until Christmas of 1198. He was again sheriff after John took the throne in 1199.[7]

In early 1200, however, John deprived Theobald of all his offices and lands because of Theobald's irregularities as sheriff. His lands were not restored until January 1202.[8]

Theobald founded the Abbey of Owney in the townsland of Abington Irish: Mainistir Uaithne (meaning "the monastery of Uaithne") [9] near the modern village of Murroe in County Limerick Ireland around 1200.[10] He also founded the Cockersand Abbey in Lancaster, Abbey of Nenagh in County Tipperary, and a monastic house at Arklow in County Wicklow.[2] [edit] Issue

He married Maud le Vavasour, heiress of Robert le Vavasour, a Baron of Yorkshire,[2] in 1189.[11] He died between 4 August 1205 and 14 February 14, 1206, and was buried at Woney. They had issue:

   * Theobald le Botiller, 2nd Chief Butler of Ireland[2]
   * Maud
   * Beatrice, to whom he gave a large estate in marriage with Thomas de Hereford, after whose death she remarried with Sir Hugh Purcell, Knight of Loughmoe (Loughmore), County Tipperary.

Theobald Walter Died 1206 Occupation Baron Butler Sheriff of Lancaster Chief Butler of England and Ireland Spouse Maud le Vavasour Children Theobald le Botiller Maud le Botiller Beatrice le Botiller Parents Hervey Walter Maud de Valoignes

http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p198.htm#i5954 Theobald FitzWalter, Sheriff of Lancashire, Lord Preston1 M, b. circa 1160, d. after 4 August 1205 Theobald FitzWalter, Sheriff of Lancashire, Lord Preston|b. c Father Hervey Walter Mother Maud de Valoignes Charts Descendants of Charlemagne

    Theobald FitzWalter, Sheriff of Lancashire, Lord Preston was born circa 1160 at of West Dereham, Norfolk, England. He married Maud le Vavasour, daughter of Sir Robert le Vavasour, Lord Haslewood and Juliana de Multon, circa 1200. Theobald FitzWalter, Sheriff of Lancashire, Lord Preston died after 4 August 1205.

Family Maud le Vavasour b. c 1187, d. b 1226 Children

   * Maud Walter+
   * Theobald le Botiller (Butler)+ b. 1200, d. 19 Jul 1230

Citations

  1. [S1480] Unknown author, The Complete Peerage, by Cokayne, Vol. II, p. 447; Burke's Peerage, 1938, p. 1121, 1909.

-------------------- Theobald Walter or Theobald Butler or Theobald Walter le Boteler was the eldest brother of Hubert Walter, Archbishop of Canterbury and justiciar and Lord Chancellor of England. Theobald was the ancestor of the Butler family of Ireland, and was also involved in the invasions of Ireland by Kings Henry I of England and John of England. He also held the office of Butler of England and Butler of Ireland, and was for a time the High Sheriff of Lancashire.

He was the son of Hervey Walter and his wife Maud de Valoignes, who was one of the daughters of Theobald de Valoignes. Bertha, Maud's sister, married Ranulf de Glanvill, the great justiciar of Henry II. Theobald and Hubert, were thus nephews of Ranulf de Glanvill. Hubert rose under the eye of his kinsman to an important position in the Curia Regis. Theobald was the ancestor of the Butler family of Ireland.

Theobald founded the Abbey of Woney or Wotheny in County Limerick Ireland around 1200. He also founded the Cockersand Abbey in Lancaster, Abbey of Nenagh in County Tipperary, and a monastic house at Arklow in County Wicklow.

He married Maud le Vavasour, heiress of Robert le Vavasour, probably around 1200. He died between August 4, 1205 and February 14, 1206, and was buried at Woney. They had one son, Theobald le Botiller. -------------------- Theobald Walter, also called Theobald Butler, also called Theobald Walter le Boteler, was 1st Lord Butler. He was involved in the invasions of Ireland by Kings Henry I of England and John of England. He also held the office of Butler of England and Butler of Ireland, and was for a time the High Sheriff of Lancashire.

Theobald accompanied Prince John (soon to become King John) to Ireland in 1185, and he was named Butler of Ireland, as well as a large section of the northeastern part of the kingdom of Limerick. He was active in the war that took place when Rory O'Connor attempted to regain his throne after retiring to a monastery, as Theobald's men were involved in the death of Dermot MacCarthy during a parley in 1185 near Cork.

In 1194 Theobald supported his brother Hubert's actions against Prince John, with Theobald receiving the surrender of John's supporters in Lancaster. Theobald was rewarded with the office of Sheriff of Lancaster, which he held until Christmas of 1198. He was again sheriff after John took the throne in 1199.

In early 1200, however, John deprived Theobald of all his offices and lands because of Theobald's irregularities as Sheriff. His lands were not restored until January of 1202.

Theobald founded the Abbey of Woney or Wotheny in County Limerick Ireland around 1200. He also founded the Cockersand Abbey in Lancaster, Abbey of Nenagh in County Tipperary, and a monastic house at Arklow in County Wicklow.

Theobald was the eldest brother of Hubert Walter, Archbishop of Canterbury and justiciar and Lord Chancellor of England.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theobald_Walter,_1st_Baron_Butler for more information. -------------------- Margery de Burgh From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sometime before 1242, Margery married Theobald Le Botiller (1224- 1248), the eldest son of Theobald le Botiller, chief Butler of Ireland and his first wife Joan du Marais. Margery and Theobald had two recorded children: Theobald Le Botiller (1242- 26 September 1285), who married, in 1268, Joan FitzGeoffrey ( died 26 May 1303), daughter of John FitzGeoffrey, Justiciar of Ireland, and Isabel Bigod. Joan was a younger sister of his uncle's wife, Aveline FitzGeoffrey. The marriage produced issue, from whom descended the Earls of Ormond. Elizabeth Butler

Margery's husband died in 1248. He was buried before 3 August 1248 at Arklow, Co. Limerick.

-------------------- Theobald Walter, 1st Baron Butler

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Theobald Walter or Theobald Butler or Theobald Walter le Boteler was the eldest brother of Hubert Walter, Archbishop of Canterbury and justiciar and Lord Chancellor of England. Theobald was the ancestor of the Butler family of Ireland, and was also involved in the invasions of Ireland by Kings Henry I of England and John of England. He also held the office of Butler of England and Butler of Ireland, and was for a time sheriff of Lancaster.

Life

He was the son of Hervey Walter and his wife Maud de Valoignes, who was one of the daughters of Theobald de Valoignes. Bertha, Maud's sister, married Ranulf de Glanvill, the great justiciar of Henry II. Theobald and Hubert, were thus nephews of Ranulf de Glanvill. Hubert rose under the eye of his kinsman to an important position in the Curia Regis. Theobald was the ancestor of the Butler family of Ireland.[2][3]

Theobald's father had been the hereditary holder of the office of butler of England, and when Theobald accompanied Prince John to Ireland in 1185,[4] he was named Butler of Ireland, as well as a large section of the northeastern part of the kingdom of Limerick.[3] He was active in the war that took place when Rory O'Connor attempted to regain his throne after retiring to a monastery, as Theobald's men were involved in the death of Dermot MacCarthy during a parley in 1185 near Cork.[5] In 1194 Theobald supported his brother during Hubert's actions against Prince John, with Theobald receiving the surrender of John's supporters in Lancaster. Theobald was rewarded with the office of sheriff of Lancaster, which he held until Christmas of 1198. He was again sheriff after John took the throne in 1199.[6]

In early 1200, however, John deprived Theobald of all his offices and lands because of Theobald's irregularities as sheriff. His lands were not restored until January of 1202.[7]

Theobald founded the Abbey of Woney or Wotheny in County Limerick Ireland around 1200.[8] He also founded the Cockersand Abbey in Lancaster, Abbey of Nenagh in County Tipperary, and a monastic house at Arklow in County Wicklow.[2]

He married Maud le Vavasour, heiress of Robert le Vavasour, probably around 1200. He died between August 4, 1205 and February 14, 1206, and was buried at Woney. They had one son, Theobald le Botiller.[2]

[edit]References

^ M. T. Flanagan, ‘Butler , Theobald (d. 1205)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 7 Nov 2007

^ a b c Cokayne, George Edward The Complete Peerage: Volume Two Bass to Canning Vicary Gibbs & H. A. Doubleday eds. Microprint reprint edition Stroud:Sutton Publishing 2000 ISBN 0-904387-82-8 p. 447-448

^ a b Otway-Ruthven, A. J. A History of Medieval Ireland New York: Barnes & Noble 1993 ISBN 1-56619-216-1 p. 67

^ Poole, A. L. Domesday Book to Magna Carta 1087-1216 Second Edition Oxford:Clarendon Press reprint 1986 ISBN 0-19-821707-2 p. 313

^ Otway-Ruthven, A. J. A History of Medieval Ireland New York: Barnes & Noble 1993 ISBN 1-56619-216-1 p. 69

^ Joliffe, J. E. A. Angevin Kingship London:Adam and Charles Black 1955 p. 66

^ Joliffe, J. E. A. Angevin Kingship London:Adam and Charles Black 1955 p. 67-68

^ Otway-Ruthven, A. J. A History of Medieval Ireland New York: Barnes & Noble 1993 ISBN 1-56619-216-1 p. 73

In 1185 he accompanied King John to Ireland, and recieved vast estates there, including fief of Arklow.1 He received the monopoly of the prisage of wines (eventually purchased by the Crown from the Marquess of Ormonde for £216,000 in 1811).1 He held the office of Butler [Ireland] before May 1192.1 In 1194 he received a grant of the Wapentake of Amounderness, with the Lordship of Preston, Lancashire, from King Richard I.1 He held the office of Sheriff of Lancashire between 1194 and 1199.1 He was also known as Theobald Butler as of 1199.2 -------------------- Theobald Walter or Theobald Butler or Theobald Walter le Boteler was the eldest brother of Hubert Walter, Archbishop of Canterbury and justiciar and Lord Chancellor of England. Theobald was the ancestor of the Butler family of Ireland, and was also involved in the invasions of Ireland by Kings Henry I of England and John of England. He also held the office of Butler of England and Butler of Ireland, and was for a time the High Sheriff of Lancashire.

He was the son of Hervey Walter and his wife Maud de Valoignes, who was one of the daughters of Theobald de Valoignes. Bertha, Maud's sister, married Ranulf de Glanvill, the great justiciar of Henry II. Theobald and Hubert, were thus nephews of Ranulf de Glanvill. Hubert rose under the eye of his kinsman to an important position in the Curia Regis. Theobald was the ancestor of the Butler family of Ireland.

Theobald founded the Abbey of Woney or Wotheny in County Limerick Ireland around 1200. He also founded the Cockersand Abbey in Lancaster, Abbey of Nenagh in County Tipperary, and a monastic house at Arklow in County Wicklow.

He married Maud le Vavasour, heiress of Robert le Vavasour, probably around 1200. He died between August 4, 1205 and February 14, 1206, and was buried at Woney. They had one son, Theobald le Botiller. -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theobald_Walter,_1st_Baron_Butler

1st Baron Butler

Theobald Walter, the eldest son, attended King Henry II into France when that Prince came to an agreement with the French King on the behalf of Thomas a' Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, who was murdered 28 December, 1171. The next year he accompanied the King into Ireland, where he served in the reduction of the kingdom, and being rewarded with large possessions, made it his place of residence, having also conferred upon him the Butlership of Ireland in the year 1177, whereby he and his successors were to attend the Kings of England at their Coronation, and that day present him with the first cup of wine, for which they were to have certain pieces of the King's plate. In 1185 he was witness to a charter of King John, then Earl of Moreton. In 1st of Richard I, 1189, he accepted the pipe-roll 72œ 6s 8d of the scutage of the Knights of the Honour of Lancaster. He was a person of large possessions in England and Ireland, being a Baron in both kingdoms. He founded and endowed many religious places. He died 1206 and was buried in a tomb made for him in Wotheney Abbey. He married Maud. daughter and heir to Robert de Vavasour, a great Baron of Yorkshire (with whom he had the Manors of Edlington and Newborough and the lands of Bolton) and by her, who afterwards married Fulk FitzWarin (from whom John Whitney descends), had one son, Theobald, and a daughter, Beatrice.

(Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 945) -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theobald_Walter,_1st_Baron_Butler

He was also involved in the invasions of Ireland by Kings Henry II of England and John of England. He also held the office of Butler of England and was the High Sheriff of Lancashire for 1194.[1] His eldest brother Hubert Walter became the Archbishop of Canterbury and justiciar and Lord Chancellor of England.

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/reading-room/history-heritage/big-houses-of-ireland/kenure-house/1100-1400/

http://www.libraryireland.com/biography/1stTheobaldWalterButler.php -------------------- Son of Herverus who came over with William the Conqueror.

Theobald married Maud, daughter of Robert le Vavasor. Their child was Theobald who married Maud, sister of Thomas A. Becket. He was sheriff of Lancashire 1195 59 1199. In 1177, he was made Chief Butler of Ireland by Henry II, when he assumed the official surname Pincerna. In 1221, he first assumed the name of Boteler, or Butler, and from him descended the Butlers, Earls of Ormand.

~The Houghton Genealogy, p. 20

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1160
1160
West Dereham, Norfolk, England
1177
1177
Age 17
1189
1189
Age 29
Of, , Lancashire, England
1199
1199
Age 39
Douglas, Cork, Ireland OR Wicklow, Ireland
1199
Age 39
Norfolk, England
1199
Age 39
Of, , Yorkshire, England
1205
August 4, 1205
Age 45
Wotheney Abbey, Limerick, Ireland
1205
Age 45
Wotheney Abbey, Limerick, Ireland
1208
1208
Age 45
Of, , Hertfordshire, England
1934
June 23, 1934
Age 45