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Joyce Peshale (Botetourte)

Also Known As: "Jocosa", "Botetort", "Frevile"
Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Weobley Castle, Worcestershire, England
Death: August 13, 1420 (66-74)
Weobley Castle, Worcestershire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John de Botetourt, 2nd Lord Botetourt and Joyce la Zouche
Wife of Sir Baldwin Freville, III, Kt. and Sir Adam Peshale, Kt., MP
Mother of Baldwin Freville; Joan Birmingham and Margarete Mytton
Sister of Alice Kyriel; Joan de Botetourt; Matilda Bottetcurt; Agnes Bottetcurt; Katherine Berkeley and 2 others

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About Joyce Peshale

Joyce de Botetourt was the daughter of John de Botetourt, 2nd Lord Botetourt and Joyce la Zouche.1 She married, firstly, Sir Baldwin Freville, son of Baldwin Freville and Elizabeth de Montfort.1 She married, secondly, Sir Adam Peshall.1 She died in 1420.1

She was also known as Elizabeth.2

Children of Joyce de Botetourt and Sir Adam Peshall

  1. Joan Peshall3
  2. Margaret Peshall3

Child of Joyce de Botetourt and Sir Baldwin Freville

  1. Baldwin Freville+2 b. 1368, d. 1401


  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 234. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S5689] Mitchell Lathrop, "re: Lathrop Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger LUNDY (101053), 26 October 2011. Hereinafter cited as "re: Lathrop Family."
  3. [S2] Peter W. Hammond, editor, The Complete Peerage or a History of the House of Lords and All its Members From the Earliest Times, Volume XIV: Addenda & Corrigenda (Stroud, Gloucestershire, U.K.: Sutton Publishing, 1998), page 102. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage, Volume XIV.


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  • Joyce Botetourt1,2,3,4,5,6
  • F, #2737, b. circa 1348, d. 12 August 1420
  • Father Sir John Botetourt, 2nd Lord Botetourt2,7,8,4,9,6 b. bt Aug 1317 - Dec 1317, d. 4 Apr 1386
  • Mother Joyce la Zouche2,7,8,4,9,6 d. a 1376
  • Joyce Botetourt was born circa 1348 at of Weobley Castle, Warwickshire, England.2 She married Sir Baldwin III de Freville, son of Sir Baldwin II de Freville, Seneschal of Xantonge & Poitou and Ida de Clinton, before 1368; They had 1 son (Sir Baldwin).2,7,3,5,6 Joyce Botetourt married Sir Adam de Peshall, Sheriff of Staffordshire & Shropshire, son of Adam de Peshall and Joan de Eyton, before 11 November 1388; His 3rd wife. Her 2nd husband. They had 2 daughters (Joan, wife of William de Birmingham; & Margaret, wife of Sir Richard Mytton).3,4,5,6 Joyce Botetourt and Sir Adam de Peshall, Sheriff of Staffordshire & Shropshire obtained a marriage license on 28 May 1389; Date of pardon for marrying without a license. They had 2 daughters (Joan & Margaret). This was his 3rd marriage.2,7 Joyce Botetourt died on 12 August 1420.2,7,3,4,5,6
  • Family 1 Sir Baldwin III de Freville b. c 1349, d. 30 Dec 1387
  • Child
    • Sir Baldwin IV Freville+10,7,3,4,5,6 b. c 1368, d. 4 Oct 1400
  • Family 2 Sir Adam de Peshall, Sheriff of Staffordshire & Shropshire b. c 1340, d. 26 Oct 1419
  • Child
    • Margaret Peshall+10,11,3,12,5 b. c 1393, d. 5 Aug 1420
  • Citations
  • 1.[S140] Unknown author, Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, 4th Ed., by F. L. Weis, p. 115; Wallop Family, p. 259; Ancestry of 60 Colonists by Weis, p. 176.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 137.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 273-274.
  • 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 229-230.
  • 5.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 462-463.
  • 6.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 37-38.
  • 7.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 343.
  • 8.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 267-268.
  • 9.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 457-458.
  • 10.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 138.
  • 11.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 496.
  • 12.[S6] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 509.
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  • PESHALE, Sir Adam (d.1419), of Peshale and Shifnal, Salop, and Weston-under-Lizard, Staffs.
  • yr. s. of Adam Peshale† (d.1346), of Horsley, Staffs. by Joan, da. and h. of John Eyton of The Wildmoors, Salop; bro. of Sir Richard† and Hamon*. m. (1) c.1362, Elizabeth (d.c.1366), da. and coh. of Sir John Weston of Weston-under-Lizard, wid. of Sir John Whiston of Whiston in Penkridge, Staffs., ?1ch. d.v.p.; (2) Sept./Oct. 1369, Elizabeth (c.1339-1384), da. and event. h. of Sir Philip ap Rees of Talgarth ‘English’, Herefs. and Shifnal, wid. of Sir Henry Mortimer of Chelmarsh, Salop, 1ch. d.v.p.; (3) by May 1389, Joyce (d. 12 Aug. 1420), da. and event. coh. of John, 2nd Lord Botetourt of Weobley, Herefs., wid. of Sir Baldwin Freville of Tamworth, Warws., 2da. Kntd. by Nov. 1380.
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  • Joyce La ZOUCHE (B. Bottetourt)
  • Father: William La ZOUCHE (1º B. Zouche of Harryngworth)
  • Mother: Maud LOVELL (B. Zouche of Harryngworth)
  • Married: John BOTTETOURT (1º B. Botetourt) (b. 1320 - d. 1385) (son of Edward I "Longshanks" Plantagenet, King of England and Maud De Lusignan) (m.2 Maud De Grey) BEF 31 May 1347
  • Children:
    • 1. Joyce BOTTETOURT (d. 12 Aug 1420) (m.1 Baldwin Freville - m.2 Hugh Burnell - m.3 Adam Peshall)
    • 2. Catherine BOTTETOURT (d. 1362) (m. Thomas Berkeley)
  • From: La ZOUCHE (B. Bottetourt)
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  • Collections for a history of Staffordshire Vol. 5 pt.2
  • The Heraldic Visitations of Staffordshire Made by Sir Richard St. George ... By Sir Richard Saint-George, Sir William Dugdale
  • Pg.239
    • Peshall of Horsley.
  • Joh'es Swinnerton, miles, D'n's Manerii de Peshall, 55 H. 3. = ch: Ricardus (m. Margeria Knighton) Peshall.
  • Ricardus Peshall, miles, a0 55 H. 3. = Margeria, filia et haeres Hugonis Knighton, D'ni de Knighton.; ch: Adam (m. Agnes Caverswell & .... Weston), Ricardus Peshall.
  • Adam Peshall, Dominus de Peshall. = Agnes, filia et haeres Jo. Caverswell.; ch: Ricardus (m. Johanna Chetwynd) Peshall; = .... filia et haeres Jo'is Weston, D'ni de Weston sup. Lizard.; ch: Adam Peshall
  • Adam Peshall de Weston sup. Lizard. = ; ch: Robertus Peshall
  • Robertus Peshall de Weston. = ; ch: Adamus (m. Jocosa Botetort) Peshall.
  • Adamus Peshall, miles, D'n's de Weston, 19 R. 2; obijt 1439. = Jocosa, filia et haeres Jo. D'ni Botetort de Weley, ob. 1455.; ch: Margareta (m. Willi'i Mitton), Johanna (m. __ Bermingham) Peshall
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  • The Parshall family, A.D. 870-1913 : a collection of historical records and notes to accompany the Parshall pedigree (1915)
  • Pg.70a
  • Johes Swinnerton, miles, dus manorii de Peshall, 55, H. 3.; ch: Richardus (m. Margeria Knighton) Peshall.
  • Richardus Peshal, miles, A0 25 E. 2. = Margeria, filia and haeres Hugonis Knighton, Dus de Knighton.; ch: Adam (m. Agnes Caverswall & dau. Weston), Richardus de Peshall.
  • Adam de Peshall Dominus de Peshall. = Agnes, filia et haeres Jo. Caverswall.; ch: Richardus (m. Johanna Chetwynd) Peshall; = filia et haeres Johis Weston, Dus de Weston-Super-Lizard.; ch: Adam (de Weston Super-Lizard) Peshall.
  • Adam Peshall de Weston Super-Lizard; ch: Robertus Peshall.
  • Robertus Peshall de Weston; ch: Adam (m. Jocosa Bottetourt) Peshall.
  • Adam Peshal, miles, Dus de Weston, 19 R.2, ojiit 1439.= Josoca, filia et haeres Jo de Bottetourt de Wely, obiit 1455.; ch: Margarita (m. Willi Mitton), Johanna (m. _ de Birmingham) Peshall
  • Pg.95
  • Sir Richard de Swynnerton, Kt., had lands in Pershall, Co. Staff., living 1271.; ch: Richard, Adam (m. Anne _) de Peshall or de Whethale.
  • Adam de Peshale [qu. same as Adam de Whethale, def. 1315]. = Anne, relict of Adam de Whethale,; ch: Sir Richard (m. Margery Knighton), Adam (m. Margery Knighton & Joan de Eyton) de Peshale
  • Sir Richard de Peshale of Eccleshall & Pershall, Kt. 1331, Sheriff of Staff. and Salop., 1333, 1334, and 1339, living 1343. = Margery, dau. of Hugh Knighton.
  • Adam de Peshale of Horseley and Eccleshall and juri uxor of Bishops Offley. Bailiff of Liberty of Coventry and Lichfield, 1340. Sheriff of Staff., 1341, decollatur 1346. [Qu. same as Adam, son of Adam de Peshale, 1323, and Adam son of Adam de Whethale, 1320]. = (1st) Margery, dau. of Hugh Knighton.; ch: Sir Richard (m. Joan Chetwynd), John, Sir Hamond (m. Alice Harley); = (2nd) Joan, dau. of John de Eyton and relict of Henry de Cresswelle of Bishops Offley.; ch: Sir Adam (m. Eliz. de Weston & Eliz. v Philip & Joyce d. of Sir John Bart), Isabelle (m. Gech) de Peshale
  • Sir Adam de Peshale, Kt. of Weston under Liziard. Kt., 1379. Sheriff of Salop, 1398. Sheriff of Staff, 1418. d. Oct. 1419.; m. (1) Eliz. dau. of John de Weston, 1362.; m. (2) Eliz. dau. of Philip ap Rees, 1369.; m. (3) Joyce, dau. of Sir John Bart, 1388, leaving two daughters only, Margaret & Joan.
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  • BIRMINGHAM, William (d.1426), of Birmingham, Warws. and Shutford, Oxon.
  • s. of William Birmingham. m. by 1408, Joan (c.1391-bef. 1458), e. da. and coh. of Sir Adam Peshale* by his 3rd w. Joyce, 2s. Kntd. bef. Nov. 1420.
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  • Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists who Came to America Before ... By Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, Kaleen E. Beall
  • Pg.101
  • 32. JOYCE LA ZOUCHE (DE MORTIMER), by (3), liv. 4 May 1372; m. (1) 31 May 1347, as 2nd wife, JOHN DE BOTETOURT (216-31), Lord Botetourte of Weobley Castle, b. 1318, d. 1386, M.P. 1342-1385. (CP II: 234-235, XII (2): 962-963).
  • 33. JOYCE DE BOTETOURTE (216-32), b. 1367/8, d. 13 Aug. 1420; m. (1) as 2nd wife, SIR BALDWIN III FREVILLE (230A-33), of Tamworth Castle, co. Warwick, b. 1350/1, d. 30 Dec. 1387; m. (2) 1388, Sir Adam Peshall, d.s.p.m. 1419, son of Adam de Peshale and Joan de Eyton. (Inq.p.m. Sir Adam Peshale, 20 Dec. 1419, mentions wife Joyce, and dau. Margaret, wife of Richard Mytton (Mitton); Wm. Salt Soc. XV: 312; Mis. Gen. Her. n.s. III: 273; History and Genealogy of the Pearsall Family in England and America II 572; Gen. Mag. 21; 187-188).
  • 34. MARGARET DE PESHALE, d. 5 Aug. 1420; m. Sir Richard Mytton (Mitton), Knt., d. bef. 26 Oct. 1419. (Wm. Salt Soc. I; 167; CP XIV; 102; Visit. of Shropshire, 360).
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Joyce Peshale's Timeline

Weobley Castle, Worcestershire, England
Age 18
Ashstead, Surrey, England
Age 41
Staffordshire, England
Age 43
Staffordshire, England
August 13, 1420
Age 70
Weobley Castle, Worcestershire, England
June 8, 1932
Age 70
July 1, 1932
Age 70