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Elizabeth Boteler (Drury)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Hawstead, Suffolk, England
Death: Died in Watton, Hertfordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Robert Drury, MP, Speaker of the House of Commons and Lady Anne Calthorpe
Wife of Philip Boteler, Sir, MP and John Moyle
Mother of Sir John Boteler Kt. and Elizabeth Boteler
Sister of Anne Waldegrave, Lady of Burnham; Bridget Drury; Ursula Drury; Robert Drury, Jr., Sir, MP and Sir William Drury, MP
Half sister of Anne Drury

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About Elizabeth Boteler

  • Elizabeth Drury1,2
  • F, #35610, b. circa 1492, d. 11 December 1574
  • Father Sir Robert Drury, Speaker of the House of Commons2 b. c 1455, d. 2 Mar 1536
  • Mother Anne Calthorpe2 b. c 1460, d. b 1531
  • Elizabeth Drury was born circa 1492 at of Hawstead, Suffolk, England.3 She married Sir Philip Boteler, son of John Boteler, Esq. and Dorothy Tyrrell, circa 1513.3,2 Elizabeth Drury died on 11 December 1574.
  • Family Sir Philip Boteler d. 28 Mar 1545
  • Children
    • Sir John Boteler+ b. 26 Aug 1514
    • Anne Boteler+4 b. c 1525, d. 16 Jul 1577
  • Citations
  • [S10970] Unknown author, The History of the Family of Drury, p. 100, 101; Wallop Family, p. 118, 286.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 276.
  • [S10974] Unknown author, History of the Family of Drury, p. 100, 101.
  • [S11597] Ancestry.com, Submitted by frnk_schwrtz.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p1186.htm#i35610

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  • Elizabeth DRURY
  • Born: ABT 1496
  • Died: 11 Dec 1574
  • Father: Robert DRURY of Hawstead (Sir)
  • Mother: Anne CALTHORPE
  • Married: Phillip BUTLER (Sir) (son of John BUTLER & Dorothy TYRRELL
  • Children:
    • 1. John BUTLER (Sir Knight) (Married: Grizel ROCHE)
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/DRURY.htm#Elizabeth DRURY2

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  • Parishes: Aston
  • .... etc.
  • The doorway between the hall and the east staircase has a wooden frame with moulded capitals and bases, over which is a four-centred arch with carved spandrels, the carving being of the usual flat 16th-century type. In two of the spandrels, however, are shields of arms; on the east side are the arms of the Botelers and on the west side are the arms of Drury (Argent on a chief vert a tau cross between two molets or). These arms also appear on a brass in Watton Church. Sir Philip Boteler of Woodhall married Elizabeth daughter of Sir Robert Drury, kt., of Halstead, and, as is shown in the descent of the manor, acquired Aston in 1540 and died in 1545.
  • MANOR
  • Previous to the Norman Conquest the manor of ASTON was held by three of the men of Stigand Archbishop of Canterbury, whose names are not known. .... After the attainder of Hugh Cooke, the last abbot, all the possessions of the monastery were seized by the king, Nicholas Bristowe being appointed steward in 1540. (fn. 9) In the same year the manor of Aston was granted to Sir Philip Boteler of Watton Woodhall, to be held in chief for the tenth part of a knight's fee and rent of 77s. 11d. (fn. 10) This Sir Philip had been one of the Knights of the Body to King Henry VIII in 1516, (fn. 11) and was Sheriff of Hertfordshire in 1524–6, 1530, 1532 and 1538–40. (fn. 12) In 1530 he was one of the commissioners for Hertfordshire to inquire concerning the possessions of Wolsey. (fn. 13) In 1537 he was present at the christening of Prince Edward, (fn. 14) afterwards Edward VI, and in 1539–40 was among the knights appointed to meet Anne of Cleves, (fn. 15) on which occasion he was one of those who 'stood from the park pales upon the heath (Blackheath) to the meeting-place' (at Shooter's Hill). (fn. 16) In 1544 his name was enrolled as supplying men for the rearguard in the army against France, (fn. 17) and later in the same year he was appointed to levy recruits. (fn. 18) He died in 1545. (fn. 19) From this date Aston descended in the same manner as Watton Woodhall (q.v.) until 1778, when John Palmer Boteler sold Aston to Sir Thomas Rumbold. (fn. 20) The latter died in 1791, and in 1794 the manor was sold by trustees to Paul Bendfield, (fn. 21) who in turn sold it to Edmund Darby in 1801. .... etc.
  • ADVOWSON
  • The invocation of Aston Church seems to have been changed about the end of the 15th century, for in 1430 and apparently in 1490 it is referred to as St. James, (fn. 38) but in 1505 and after as our Lady. (fn. 39) The presentation to the church seems to have always belonged to the lord of the manor. It was confirmed to the monastery of Reading by William Earl of Arundel, Queen Adelaide's husband, (fn. 40) and by Henry II (fn. 41) and Edward III. (fn. 42) The church was never appropriated, and the living is a rectory. The abbey continued to hold the advowson until the Dissolution. (fn. 43) In 1540 it was granted together with the manor to Sir Philip Boteler, (fn. 44) and followed the same descent until 1801, .... etc.
  • From: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/herts/vol3/pp54-58

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  • "Suffolk manorial Families", Vol. 1, pt. 9, 1899 by Joseph James Muskett.
  • http://www.genealogysource.com/muskett354.htm
  • Pg.354
    • Drury of Hawstead.
  • .... etc.
  • Sir Robert Drury of Hawstead, of the Privy Council of King Henry VII. Will, P.C.C. 32 Hogan, 8 Feb. 1535. Inq. p.m. 27 H. 8, Altar tomb in St. Mary's, Bury. = Anne, 1st wife, dau. of Sir William Calthorpe of Burnham Thorpe, co. Norff., who made will, Cur. Ep. Norw., 1491. Harl. MS. 10.; ch: Bridget (m. Sir John Jernegan), Sir Wm. (m. Joan St. Maur & Elizabeth Sotehill), Anne (m. Sir George Waldegrave & Sir Thomas Jermyn), Elizabeth (m. Sir Philip Boteler), Sir Robert (m. Elizabeth Brudenell), Ursula (m. Sir Giles Allington) Drury.; = Anne, 2d wife, dau. of Edward Jerningham of Somerleyton; widow of Lord Edward Grey and of . . . Berkeley. She m. 4th Sir Edmund Walsingham of Scadbury. Her will, P.C.C. 17 Chaynay, is dated 1 Mar. 1568.
  • .... etc.

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  • Philip Butler or Boteler (by 1493-1545), of Watton at Stone, Hertfordshire, was an English politician.
  • Butler was the eldest son of John Butler of Watton at Stone and his second wife Dorothy, a daughter of William Tyrrell of Gipping, Suffolk. The Butlers of Hertfordshire claimed descent from Ralph le Boteler, butler to Robert de Beaumont, Count of Meulan and Earl of Leicester in the time of Henry I, and by the 15th century they had been seated at Watton for some time.[1]
  • Philip Butler married Elizabeth Drury in 1510, a daughter of Sir Robert Drury of Hawstead, Suffolk. They had twelve sons including Sir John Butler, and seven daughters.
  • He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Hertfordshire in 1529 and 1539.[2]
  • Sir Philip was one of the Knights of the Body to King Henry VIII in 1516.
  • He was Sheriff of Hertfordshire in 1533 and 1540.[3]
  • In 1530 he was one of the commissioners for Hertfordshire to inquire into the possessions of Wolsey.
  • In 1537 he was present at the christening of Prince Edward, who later became King Edward VI.
  • In 1539–40 he was among the knights appointed to meet Anne of Cleves, and was one of those who 'stood from the park pales upon the heath (Blackheath) to the meeting-place' (at Shooter's Hill).
  • In 1544 his name was enrolled as supplying men for the rearguard in the army against France, and later in the same year he was appointed to levy recruits.[4]
  • At the dissolution of the monasteries King Henry VIII gave the manor of Aston, Hertfordshire for the tenth part of a Knight's fee, and a rent of seventeen shillings and eleven pence, to his local favourite, Sir Philip Boteler, Sheriff of Hertford. Sir Philip ruled at Woodhall in the contiguous parish of Watton. To establish himself on his new territory, he chose the site of a ruined building, probably of monastic origin and, using some of the structure and stone from the ruin, he built the manor house which we now know as Aston Bury.[5]
  • He died on 6 June 1545 and was buried in Watton church where fragments of a brass on his tomb survive.[6]
  • From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Butler

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  • BUTLER (BOTELER), Philip (by 1493-1545), of Watton at Stone, Hefts.
  • b. by 1493, 1st s. of John Butler of Watton at Stone by 2nd w. Dorothy, da. of William Tyrrell of Gipping, Suff. m. settlement 1 Aug. 1510, Elizabeth, da. of Sir Robert Drury I of Hawstead, Suff., 12s. inc. Sir John 7da. suc. fa. 11 May 1514. Kntd. Nov./Dec. 1529.2
  • Offices Held
    • J.p. Herts. 1522-d.; commr. subsidy 1523, 1524, musters 1539; other commissions 1530-40; sheriff, Essex and Herts. 1532-3, 1539-40; knight of the body by 1533.3
  • The Butlers of Hertfordshire claimed descent from Ralph le Boteler, butler to Robert de Beaumont, Count of Meulan and Earl of Leicester in the time of Henry I, and by the 15th century they had been seated at Watton for some time. Philip Butler had livery of the family lands in seven counties in October 1514. By 1529 he had served on several county commissions and his name had twice been on the sheriff roll for Essex and Hertfordshire. The returns for the Parliament of 1529 are not extant, and the only surviving contemporary list of its Members names ‘Sir John Butler’ as second knight of the shire for Hertfordshire. No knight of that name was then living, at least in Hertfordshire, and as Philip Butler was then the head of the family, and as he was one of the gentlemen knighted by Henry VIII ‘at York Place in the Parliament time Anno Domini 1529’, it is all but certain that he, and not the hypothetical Sir John, sat in the Parliament of 1529. He was appointed sheriff in 1532, when the government was concerned to secure the return of its nominees at a number of by-elections, including one in Hertfordshire and two in Essex; it would have been quite consistent for Butler’s appointment to have resulted from his Membership at the time. He would probably have sat again in the Parliament of 1536, in accordance with the King’s request for the re-election of the previous Members, and he certainly did in that of 1539.4
  • In 1536 Butler was summoned to raise 60 men, and to serve himself with them, against the northern rebels. In 1537 he attended the christening of Prince Edward and two years later the reception of Anne of Cleves. In an undated letter ascribed to 1539, the parson of Watton complained to Butler that a marriage had been solemnized in Bethlehem liberty while its legality was still in doubt; he asked Butler to report the case to the bishop of Lincoln, and added that the abuse should be remedied by legislation. A ‘humble supplication to be made to the King’s majesty’, presumably for a bill in Parliament, deals with this and other matters, and may have been an outcome of the letter. If Butler interested himself in this as a Member of the Parliament of 1539, however, he was unsuccessful, for no such Act resulted. He was pricked sheriff for the second time in November 1539, and during this term of office there took place the trial of the abbot of Colchester; Butler’s duties in that connexion included the empanelling of a trustworthy jury for the trial and the supervision of the abbot’s execution.5
  • The abbot of Reading was also executed in 1539, and the abbey lands came to the crown. In July 1540 Butler purchased one of the properties, the manor and advowson of Aston, Hertfordshire, for £769. It has been conjectured that Butler himself built Aston Bury house, a substantial and imposing edifice now ruined, but this is unlikely, as a chancery suit shows that Aston Bury had been let by the abbey for a term of years still current in 1542, when its tenant was in dispute with the new owner over timber rights. Butler transferred Aston to his eldest son and daughter-in-law in February 1543, and in the same year he settled Woodhall manor and Watton advowson, the family’s main properties, to provide annuities of £5 for each of his four surviving younger sons. Butler was ordered to raise 20 footmen for service with the rearguard of the army in France in 1544, but does not appear to have served himself. He took a leading part in the raising and despatch of men from Hertfordshire for the war, and in September 1544 he was paid £30 conduct money for 300 soldiers sent to France as reinforcements.6
  • Butler died on 6 June 1545, possessed of lands to the value of £60 a year. By his will, made on the previous 24 May, he directed that his body should be buried in Watton church if he died within 30 miles of it, as he evidently did, for fragments of a brass on his tomb survive there. A sum of £30 was left ‘toward the making of an aisle to the said church with the money willed by my grandfather wherewith I am charged’. After gifts to servants and charities, and legacies of 200 marks to each of three unmarried daughters, Butler left two other daughters each a cup worth five marks, and the residue of his personal property equally between his widow and his heir, John, the only son mentioned in the will. Lands in Bedfordshire, Cheshire, Hertfordshire and Shropshire were charged with the payment of legacies and annuities, but the will contains no devise of any land. Presumably the settlements Butler had made in his lifetime and the statutory provisions for the heir and the widow made such devises superfluous.7
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1509-1558/member/butler-%28boteler%29-philip-1493-1545

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Name: Elizabeth Drury Given Name: Elizabeth Surname: Drury Sex: F _UID: 7A112AFA5118D811BE490080C8C142CC1F9C Change Date: 6 Nov 2004 Birth: ABT 1496 Death: 11 DEC 1574

Father: Robert Drury b: 1470 Mother: Anne Calthorpe b: ABT 1463

Marriage 1 Philip Boteler b: 1489 Married: Children

John Boteler b: 26 AUG 1514

Children: 1. Sir John Boteler , Knight of Watton Woodhall, Herts and of Lamere, Herts b: 26 Aug 1514 2. Dorothy Boteler b: 1497/1534 3. George Boteler 4. Henry Boteler 5. Anthony Boteler 6. Richard Boteler 7. Francis Boteler

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1495
1495
Hawstead, Suffolk, England
1513
1513
Age 18
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
1574
1574
Age 79
Watton, Hertfordshire, England
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