Sir John Boteler, 10th Baron Of Warrington

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Sir John Le Boteler, 10th Baron of Bewsey Hall, Baron of Warrington

Also Known As: "Butler"
Birthplace: Bewsey Hall, Warrington, Lancashire, England
Death: circa 1400 (64-80)
Bewsey Hall, Warrington, Lancashire, England
Place of Burial: St. Elphin Churchyard, Warrington, Lancashire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir William le Boteler, 9th Baron of Warrington and Elizabeth de Havering
Husband of Alice de Plumpton
Father of Alice Gerard; Sir William Boteler, of Bewsey, MP and Lady Elizabeth Dutton
Brother of Richard Boteler Died SP

Occupation: Lord of Warrington, MP
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About Sir John Boteler, 10th Baron Of Warrington

John le Boteler, Knt.

  • Birth: 1335 - Lancashire, England
  • Death: 1400 - England
  • Parents: William le Boteler, Elizabeth de Havering
  • Wife: Alicia Plumpton

From Wikipedia

Sir John le Boteler (c.1328 – 1399) was an English landowner and Member of Parliament.

He was elected knight of the shire (MP) for Lancashire 10 times between 1366 and 1397. He was also appointed High Sheriff of Lancashire for 1371 to 1374. He was constable of Liverpool castle, warden of the parks of Toxteth, Croxteth and Simonswood and of the forest of West Derby from 1374 to his death.

He had married Alice, the daughter of Sir William Plumpton of Plumpton, Yorkshire, and the widow of Sir Richard Shirburne of Aighton, Lancashire, with whom he had two sons. He was succeeded by his son, William. His younger son John became a courtier and keeper of the king's jewels for Henry V.

From BOTELER, Sir John (c.1328-1399/1400), of Warrington, Lancs.

Family and Education

b.c.1328, 2nd s. and h. of Sir William Boteler (1309-80) of Warrington by his w. Elizabeth, prob. da. of John Argentine. m. c.1364, Alice (fl. 1408), da. of Sir William Plumpton (d.1362) of Plumpton, Yorks., wid. of Sir Richard Shirburne (d.1364) of Aighton, Lancs., 2s. inc. Sir William*, 2da. Kntd. by Mar. 1363.1

biographical notes

Already a figure of some consequence, Sir John was made an executor of the will of Thomas Neville, archdeacon of Durham; and in 1364 he took in hand plans for building a new bridge over the river Mersey near Warrington. It was at about this time that Sir John married Alice, a daughter of the influential Yorkshireman, Sir William Plumpton, who was distantly related to the Botelers. As the widow of Sir Richard Shirburne she brought with her dower properties which probably lay in or near Aighton in Lancashire, although she later released some of them to her son-in-law, Richard Bailey (the father of Richard Shirburne*). Naturally enough, Sir John was soon called upon to shoulder the administrative responsibilities appropriate to his rank. ...

... After several years spent quietly in retirement, Sir William Boteler [his father] died in March 1380, leaving Sir John to inherit the family estates not already in his possession. This gave him a welcome opportunity to purchase from his late brother’s widow the not inconsiderable dower properties which she had occupied for almost four decades. For the sum of 500 marks he obtained entry to seven manors and extensive appurtenances in Lancashire, which he promptly entailed upon his own sons for further security of title.11 Sir John set out on his travels again in 1385, when he accompanied the master of the order of St. James of Portugal to Portugal on an embassy regarding Gaunt’s claim to the throne of Castile. ...

... The last known reference to Sir John occurs in April 1399, and he died at some point before the following January. His elder son, Sir William, succeeded to the barony of Warrington, from which an assignment of dower was made to his widow shortly afterwards. Alice Boteler was still alive in November 1408, when she obtained a licence from the archbishop of York permitting her to engage a private chaplain. Sir John’s younger son and namesake pursued a distinguished career in the royal household, being rewarded with estates in both England and Normandy. He rose to become keeper of the jewels to Henry V, whom he predeceased by just a few months.


  • 'Magna Carta ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families By Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham
  • Pg. 114
  • 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.'
  • Child of Alice Plumpton, by Richard de Sherburne, Knt.:
  • ' Children of Alice Plumpton, by John le Boteler, Knt.:
    • i. WILLIAM BOTELER [see next].
    • ii. ALICE BOTELER, married JOHN GERARD, Esq., of Bryn (in Ashton-in-Makerfield), Lancashire [see GERARD 7].
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Lord of Warrington

"Of Warrington Lancaster, England"

Sir William died 3 Mar 1380. He was at least seventy-one years old when he died. His wife, Elizabeth, had died before him. Elizabeth was on of two daughters and coheiresses of the house of Argenteyn. (This should have been Havering. (*See notes below.) The children of William and his wife Elizabeth were:

John, who was knighted before 32 Edward II, and who ultimately was heir to the family estates

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