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Alice de Plumpton

Also Known As: "Boteler.Sherburne"
Birthplace: Plumpton, Yorkshire, England
Death: March 21, 1399 (61)
Bewsey, Warrington, Lancastershire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir William de Plumpton, Kt. and Christiana de Plumpton
Wife of Sir Richard Sherburne, Kt. and Sir John Boteler, 10th Baron Of Warrington
Mother of Margaret Bayley; Joan Sherburne; Richard de Sherburne; Alice Gerard; Sir William Boteler, of Bewsey, MP and 1 other
Sister of Sir Robert Plumpton, Kt. and Emma de Sherburne
Half sister of Maud Hylton and Jacoba Stryvelyn

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About Alice de Plumpton

Alice Plumpton

  • Birth: After 1338 - Plumpton, Spofforth, Yorkshire
  • Death: After 1374 - Warrington, Lancashire, England
  • Parents: Sir William Plumpton, Knt., Christiana Plumpton
  • Husband: Richard Sherbourne, John le Boteler

Magna Carta ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families By Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham Pg. 114

  • LUCY DE ROOS, married ROBERT DE PLUMPTON, Knt., of Plumpton (in Spofforth), Yorkshire.
    • WILLIAM DE PLUMPTON, Knt., of Plumpton (in Spofforth), Yorkshire, married CHRISTIAN DE MOWBRAY [see PLUMPTON 5].
      • '6. ALICE PLUMPTON, was married (1st) by contract dated 1351 RICHARD DE SHERBURNE (or SHIREBURNE), Knt., of Aighton (in Mitton), Lancashire, son of John Sherburne, Knt., by his wife, Margaret. They had one son, Richard, and two daughters, Joan and Margaret. In 1361 he granted the moiety share of the manor of Aighton (in Mitton), Lancashire lately belonging to his uncle, William de Sherburne. Richard de Sherburne's date of death is unknown. His widow, Alice, married (2nd) about 1364 JOHN LE BOTELER (or BUTLER), Knt., of Bewsey (in Warrington), Lancashire, Sheriff of Lancashire, Knight of the Shire for Lancashire, Steward of the Wapentakes of West Derby and Salfordshire, Lancashire for John of Gaunt, Constable of Liverpool Castle, Warden of the parks of Toxteth, Croxteth, and Simonswood and of West Derby Forest, 2nd but eldest surviving son and heir of William le Boteler, Knt., of Bewsey (in Warrington), Lancashire, by his wife, Elizabeth. He was born about 1328. They had two sons, William, K.B., and John, and two daughters. John le Boteler served under John, Duke of Lancaster [of Gaunt] in Gascony in 1371 and fought in Aquitaine 1372-1373. He founded the Boteler chantry in Warrington church. In 1385 he accompanied the Master of the order of St. James of Portugal to Portugal on an embassy regarding John of Gaunt's claims to the throne of Portugal. In 1386 he was one of the commissioners appointed to hear the depositions in the heraldic suit between Scrope and Grosvenor. In 1389 he went on the expedition to Barbary, was taken prisoner, and was ransomed the following year. He was a legatee in the 1392 will of Robert Roos, Knt., of Ingmanthorpe, Yorkshire, who bequeathed him a sword inlaid with silver. SIR JOHN BOTELER died shortly before January 1399/1400. His widow, Alice, was living in November 1408, when she obtained a license from the Archbishop of York to engage a private chaplain.
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The hamlet of Plumpton lies two miles from Follifoot, just off the Harrogate to Wetherby road. --- Little is known of its history prior to the compilation of the Doomsday Book in 1086, although it is supposed that some of the curious rocks found there were used for Druidical practices in the times of the Brigantes. However by 1086 the land was being cultivated and recorded as being worth 20 shillings. In the time of Edward the Confessor, Plumpton belonged to Gamelbar, a major landowner in the area but by the time of the Norman Conquest had passed to William de Percy. Eldred, an Anglo Saxon, held the manor in fee from de Percy, and he is said to be an ancestor of the Plumpton family. The family name first appears in 1168 when Nigel de Plumpton held the land. --- Photograph by Rosy Hunt --- click to enlarge ---

Family Sheet


Name: Richard SherburneMale Born: Married: Died:

Other Spouses: Matilda Hamerton

      Father: Richard Bayley
      Mother: Agnes Stanley


Name: Alice Plumpton

        Born: Abt 1335

Other Spouses: John Boteler

      Father: William Plumpton
      Mother: Christiana Mowbray


Name: Margaret Sherburne

     Husband: Richard Bayley

▼Facts and Events Name Alice Plumpton Alt Name Alice Sherburne Alt Name Alice Boteler Gender Female Birth? 1352 Marriage BEF 1361 to Sir Richard (Knight) Sherburne Death[1] AFT 1408 descends from four Magna Carta Sureties Robert de Ros, Richard de Clare, Saher de Quincy, and William de Mowbray.

▼References ↑ Wordens Past, Vol. XXVI, Issue No. 2, August 2006. John Schuerman, author

 Wordens Past, Vol. XXVI, Issue No. 2, August 2006.

John Schuerman, author

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Alice de Plumpton's Timeline

Plumpton, Yorkshire, England
Age 17
Clitheroe, Lancashire, England
Age 20
Clitheroe, Lancashire, England
Age 22
Age 37
Warrington, Lancashire, England
Age 38
Warrington, Lancashire , England
Age 39
Warrington, Lancastershire, England
March 21, 1399
Age 61
Warrington, Lancastershire, England