Joan was the daughter of John fitz Geoffery and Isabel the daughter of Hugh le Bigod, Earl of Norfolk. She married Theobald le Botiller.
Joan's husband Theobald le Boteler alias le Botiller died in 1285 and his Inquisition Post Mortem in January, 14 Edward I [1285/1286] encompassed lands in Yorkshire and Lancashire. Dower was assigned to his wife ‘Lady Joan’ and she was to hold 2/3 of various lands in Yorkshire until the lawful age of the heir [not named].
Joan, "late the wife of Theobald le Botiler", was noted as a co-heir in the Inquisition Post Mortem of her brother Richard, son of John [no surname recorded], the Writ dated 26 Sep, 25 Edw I . The IPM also noted her sisters Maud de Bellocampo [Beauchamp] Countess of Warwick, Isabel de Veteri Ponte, and Avelina the mother of Richard de Burgo, Earl of Ulster.
In 4 Richard II [1380-1381] her great grandson James Boteler, 2nd Earl of Ormond, in defending his right to the next presentation to the church of Craule recorded his pedigree as James (the defendant) son of James; James son of Edmund; Edmund son of Joan. Joan's siblings were recorded as Richard FitzJohn, Matilda, Isabella and Avelina
Inquisition Post Mortem
The writ for the Inquisition Post Mortem of Joan 'La Butillere' was dated 26 May 31 Edw I . She was seised of lands in the counties of Surrey, Southampton, Buckinghamshire and Essex. Her son Edmund, recorded as age 24, and as age 29, was her heir.