Alice (Deincourt) Boteler
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Alice (Deincourt) Boteler (bef. 1404 - abt. 1473)

Alice Boteler formerly Deincourt aka Lovel, Luvel
Born before in Lincolnshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of and
Wife of — married before 31 Aug 1422 (to 13 Jun 1455) [location unknown]
Wife of — married about 8 Jan 1462 (to 2 May 1473) [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Titchmarsh, Northamptonshire, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 22 Jun 2011 | Last significant change: 21 Nov 2020
12:30: C. Mackinnon edited the Biography for Alice (Deincourt) Boteler (bef.1404-abt.1473). [Thank C. for this]
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Alice (Deincourt) Boteler was a member of aristocracy in England.

Born on 25 February 1404 Alice Deincourt was a daughter of Sir John Deincourt, 5th Lord Deincourt and his wife, Joan Grey. [1][2]

Sometime before 31 August 1422 she married William Lovel, 7th Lord Lovel of Titchmarsh, son of John Lovel, 6th Lord Lovel of Titchmarsh and his wife, Eleanor Zouche. [3] Only a month or so after her wedding Alice's only brother, William, died childless, [4]leaving Alice and her sister, Margaret, their father's joint heirs. Alice and William were the parents of four sons, John, William, Robert and Henry. [2] After more than 30 years of marriage William died 13 June 1455.[5]

Alices' sister, Margaret, died childless on 15 September 1454 leaving Alice as sole heir to the Barony of Deincourt. [6] Complete Peerage dates Margaret's death a year later. [7] It is unclear whether Alice or her heirs ever claimed the title.

The disharmony in England due mainly to the ineffectual rule of Henry VI broke out into armed warfare with the first Battle of Stoke in May 1455. Henry's Lancastrian army was soundly defeated by the Yorkist rebels led by Richard Duke of York. [8] Times were difficult for men like her Lancastrian son, John.

It was eight years before Alice married again taking another Lancastrian, Ralph le Boteler, Baron Sudeley, son of Thomas le Boteler and his wife, Alice Beauchamp as her second husband in 1463.[9] They had no children. She probably spent much of her married life at Sudeley Castle which Ralph had begun building after he had inherited the previous castle in 1442. [10]

Her son, John, died on the 9th of January 1465, [11] [12] leaving as his heir Alice's grandson Francis Lovell then about 8 years old. [13]

Her husband, Ralph died 2 May 1473. [9] Alice died on 10 February the following year aged 69. [1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Alice Deincourt Cites: Mosley, Charles, editor. Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes. Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003
  2. 2.0 2.1 Anderson, James. A Genealogical History of the House of Yvery (H. Woodfall, 1742) Vol. 1, Page 284
  3. Anderson, James. A Genealogical History of the House of Yvery (H. Woodfall, 1742) Vol. 1, Page 280
  4. King's College London, 2014. | Mapping the Medieval Countryside [online]. Available at [Accessed: 15/11/2020] Inquisitions Post Mortem for William son and heir of John Deyncourt, knight, and Joan his wife 1422
  5. Anderson, James. A Genealogical History of the House of Yvery (H. Woodfall, 1742) Vol. 1, Page 281
  6. Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, (2011), Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Royal Ancestry series, 2nd edition, 4 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham, (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2011), volume I, page 571.
  7. Complete Peerage v.3 p.40 Note c
  8. Wikipedia: First Battle of St Albans
  9. 9.0 9.1 Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Boteler, Ralph, first Baron Sudeley (c. 1394–1473) A. C. Reeves
  10. Wikipedia: Sudeley Castle
  11. Anderson, James. A Genealogical History of the House of Yvery (H. Woodfall, 1742) Vol. 1, Page 286
  12. John Lovel, 8th Lord Lovel (of Titchmarsh) Cites: Mosley, Charles, editor. Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes. Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999
  13. Wikipedia: Francis Lovell, 1st Viscount Lovell

See also

  • Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson Vol. IV page 278
  • Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson Vol. V. page 85

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