Margotta Avaranches

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Margotta Avaranches

Birthplace: Oversley, Warwickshire, England
Death: England
Immediate Family:

Wife of Ralph (Pincerna) le Boteler
Mother of Robert (Pincerna) le Boteler

Managed by: Geoffrey David Trowbridge
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About Margotta Avaranches

Here's a citation that seems to show that Ralduphus Pincerna le Boteler's wife was indeed named Avice: The Topographer: Volume 1 - Page 377, 1789

The conjecture of our correspondent, (by whose queries we are honored) is right, that Oufeley, is an abbreviation, which it is of Overfeley in Warwickshire, an hamlet in the parish of Arrow, uear Aicdter. Before the Conquest this place was the inheritance heritance of one Britmar. At the Conquest it Was granted to Robert, Earl of Mellent in Normandy, who in the time of Henry I. was created Earl of Leicester. In that reign Raphe Boteler, called Radulfus Pincerna it Legreceftria, in regard he bore the office of Butler to that Earl, obtained a grant of this place from him, and taking advantage of the natural ascent of the ground built a strong castle here, and within a mile distance thereof on the north side of Alcester founded a Monastery for Benedictine Monks, in 1140, (5 Steph.) dedicated to the honor of the Blessed Virgin, St. Anne her mother, St. Joseph, St. John Bap. tist, St. John the Evangelist, and All Saints; for the health of the soul of King William the Conqueror, Maud his consort, King William the younger, K Hen. I. Maud, his consort, K. Stephen, Q.. Maud, his consort, Roger de Bellomont and Aiheline his wife; Robert, Earl of Mellent and Atheline his wife; Robert, Earl of Leicester and Avice his wife, with their sons; as also for the foul of Waleran, Earl of Mellent: likewise for the health of his own soul and the soul of Avice his wife, with their parents, ancestors, and successors souls; endowing it with ample possessions, and among others with the chappel of his Castle at Overfley. * His descendant Maurice, by marriage with Maud, daughter and heir of William Pantulf of Wemme in Shropshire, obtained that lordship also in the reign of Henry III, where the family from that time much resided. In the reign of Edward III. the Lord Boteler of Wemme and Over/ley had two wives; the latter, heiress of the Lords Sudeley of Sudeley Castle, Co. Glouc. was ancestor of the Botelers of that place, (which afterwards bt'cngeJ to the Lords Chandois;) the first wife was mother of Wihiam, who dying 43 Edw. III. left Elizabeth his daughter and heir who carried Over/ley, Wemme, &c. to her husband Robert de Ferrers, younger son to Lord Ferrers of Chartley. She left issue by him two daughters her coheirs. Elizabeth married to Ralph Lord Graystock, carried Wemme to him. Mary married to Ralph Neville, a younger son to Ralph, Earl of Westmorland, carried to him, Overfley, (or Oufeley,) &c. John, son and heir of Ralph inherited it, and left it at his death to his near kinsman Sir William Gascoigne, whose son William, 49 Hen. VIII. passed it over to the Lord Cromwell, upon whose attainder it escheating to the Crown, was given 31 Henry VlII.

• Dugd. Bar. I. p 594.

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Oversley, Warwickshire, England
Age 35
Oversley, Warwickshire, England