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Constance de Vere

Birthplace: Drayton, Daventry, Northamptonshire, England
Death: May 16, 1499 (44-45)
Wappenham, Northamptonshire, England
Place of Burial: Hertfordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Richard de Vere and Isabella de Vere
Wife of Sir John Boteler
Mother of John le Boteler, Esq. and Hon. Elizabeth Lovett
Sister of Sir Henry de Vere, of Addington and Ellen Isham

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About Constance de Vere

  • Constance Vere1
  • F, b. circa 1447, d. 16 May 1499
  • Father Richard Vere, Esq.2 d. 1480
  • Mother Isabel Greene2
  • Constance Vere was born circa 1447 at of Thrapston & Addington, Northamptonshire, England.1 She married John Boteler, Esq., Sheriff of Hertfordshire, son of Philip Boteler, Sheriff of Hertfordshire & Essex and Isabel Willoughby, after 28 October 1469; They had 1 daughter, Elizabeth.1 Constance Vere died on 16 May 1499 at Astwell, Northamptonshire, England; Buried at Wappenham, Northamptonshire.1
  • Family John Boteler, Esq., Sheriff of Hertfordshire b. c 1435, d. a 1490
  • Child
    • Elizabeth Boteler+1 b. c 1475, d. b 1514
  • Citations
  • 1.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 466-467.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 467.
  • From: __________________________
  • Constance De VERE
  • Born: ABT 1460, Drayton, Daventry, Northamptonshire, England
  • Died: 16 May 1499
  • Buried: May 1499, Wappenham, Northamptonshire, England
  • Father: Richard De VERE of Addington and Thrapston
  • Mother: Isabel GREENE
  • Married: John BUTLER AFT 1471, Woodhall, Watton, Norfolk, England
  • Children:
    • 1. Elizabeth BUTLER
  • From: De VERE1 ____________________
  • The Life of Saint Brychan: King of Brycheiniog and Family By Brian Starr
  • Pg.47
  • 34 Elizabeth Cokayne b: Abt 1395 in Bury Hatley, Bedfordshire, England
  • + Philip Boteler b: Abt 1388 in Woodhall, Hereford, Eng
    • 35 Philip Boteler b: 15 Aug 1414
    • + Isabel (Nmn-Philip) Boteler
      • 36 John Boteler (butler) b: abt 1435
      • + Constance De Vere ______________
  • Genealogical memoirs of the extinct family of Chester of Chicheley By Robert Edmond Chester- Waters
  • Pg.157
  • PHILIP BOTELER, ESQ., son and heir of Sir Philip by Elizabeth Cokayne, was one of the executors of Sir Hugh Willoughby Kt. of Wollaton, Notts, whose Will is dated 15th Sept. 1443.(40)
  • JOHN BOTELER, son and heir of Philip, was Sheriff of Essex and Herts in 1490, and was still living on 29th Nov. 1491. .... his widow Constance Vere died at Astwell on 16the May 1499. (See p. 55.) Constance is wrongly described in both the Histories of Hertfordshire as the daughter of . . . . . Downhall of Geddington, but her real parentage is stated on her monument, and is shown in the pedigree at p. 51.
  • .... etc. _______________
  • Notes and queries By Oxford Journals (Firm)
  • Pg.602
  • With regard to Elizabeth Boteler, Mr. Baker simply states that Thomas Lovett, Esq., of Astwell, married to his first wife Elizabeth, daughter of John Boteler, Esq., of Watton Woodhall, Herts; but I observe that (Idem. Vol. i. p. 730.) there is in Wappenham Church (the parish of which Astwell is a hamlet) a brass to the memory of "Constance, late the wife of John Boteler, Esq., and sister to Henry Vere, Esq., who died May 16, 1499:" this lady, I conjecture was the mother of Elizabeth Boteler, afterwards Lovett; and her daughter must have been heir to her mother, as the arms of Vere and Green are quartered on her grandson Thomas Lovett's tombstone in the same church; as well as on another monument of the Lovetts, the inscription of which is now obliterated. The pedigree of the Botelers in Clutterbuck (Hert, vol.ii. p. 475.) does not give this marriage; but John Boteler, Esq., of Watton Woodhall, who was of full age in 1456, and whose first wife Elizabeth died Oct. 28, 1471, is said to have married to his second wife Constance, daughter of ___ Downhall of Gedington, Co. Northamptonshire. Can this be the lady buried at Wappenham? She was the mother of John Boteler, Esq., of Watton Woodhall, Sheriff of Herts and Essex in 1490; and therefore her daughter would not be entitled to transmit her arms to her descendants. Or could the last-mentioned John Boteler, who died in 1514, have had another wife besides the three mentioned in Clutterbuck? There can be no question that one of the two John Botelers of Watton Woodhall married Constance de Vere, as the marriage is mentioned on the monument at Wappenham. I hope some of your genealogical readers may examine this point. ______________________
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Constance de Vere's Timeline

Drayton, Daventry, Northamptonshire, England
August 24, 1459
Pulverbatch, Salop, Norbury, Staffordshire, England or, Watton at Stone, Hertfordshire, England
Woodhall, Bedfordshire, Enland
May 16, 1499
Age 45
Wappenham, Northamptonshire, England
May 16, 1499
Age 45
Watton at Stone, Hertfordshire, England