Some corrections and additions to the Complete Peerage: Volume 2: Boteler


Volume 2, page 231:
He [William le Botiler (d. 1283)] m., after 2 Oct. 1261, Angharad, da. of Griffith ap Madoc ap Griffith Maelor, Lord of Bromfield, Dinas Bran, and Yale (now co. Denbigh), i.e. of Lower Powis, by Emma, da. of Henry AUDLEY, of Heleigh, co. Stafford. ... His widow, to whom dower was ordered to be assigned, 8 Feb. 1283/4,(e) was living 22 June 1308.
Note e:
Close Roll, 12 Edw. I, m. 9. Robert de Neville had licence to marry her, 10 June 1285 (Patent Roll, 13 Edw. I, m. 16).

Angharad's remarriage to Robert did take place, and both appear in 1299 [National Archives SC 8/2/63A; online abstract in the National Archives catalogue].

[This information was provided by Rosie Bevan in November 2004.
Item last updated: 2 December 2004.]

Volume 2, page 232:
[William le Botiler (d. 1334)] m., 2ndly, before Feb. 1315/6, Ela, da. and coh. of Roger OF HERDEBURGH. ... His widow was living 5 July 1343, and d. s.p.m.

Probably the statement that Ela died without male issue comes from a bill annexed to the inquisition post mortem of Ela's daughter Denise, late the wife of Hugh Cokesheye, taken 3 March 1375/6 [Cal. Inq. p. m., Edward III, vol.14, no 251]. This refers to William and Ela "being dead without heirs male of their bodies" following the death of their son Edward le Botiller (d. 1375). Nevertheless, it is clear from the bill that William and Ela were survived by two of their sons, Edmund and Edward, and it was only on Edward's death that the male heirs became extinct [see also Cal. Close Rolls, 1374-1377, p.410].

[Adrian Channing pointed out this discrepancy in September 2001.]