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Alice (Plumpton) le Boteler (abt. 1335 - aft. 1408)

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Alice le Boteler formerly Plumpton aka de Plumpton, Sherburne
Born about [location unknown]
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married after 1351 [location unknown]
Wife of — married 1364 in Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died after [location unknown]
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Alice Plumpton is in a trail badged by the Magna Carta Project to surety baron Robert de Ros (see text below).



Alice Plumpton of Plumpton, Spofforth, Yorkshire, England was born about 1335.[1] She was the daughter of Sir William de Plumpton and Christiana Mowbray.[2][3][4][5][6]

Marriage & Children

A contract for the marriage of Alice Plumpton and Sir Richard de Sherburne was signed in 1351.[2] They had one son and two daughters[4][7]:

Alice Plumpton married, secondly, Sir John Boteler, Baron Warrington, Sheriff of Lancashire, Constable of Liverpool Castle, son of Sir William le Boteler and Elizabeth de Havering, about 1364[3][4][7]. They had two sons and three daughters[3][4][7]:

Alice Plumpton died after 6 November 1408. She obtained a license for a private oratory on that date.[2][4]

Research Notes


The History of Parliament Online entry for her second husband, John le Boteler, attributes two sons and only two daughters to their marriage.[8] It does not name the daughters.

Magna Carta Surety Ancestry

Through her father, she descends from the Magna Carta Surety Robert de Ros.[2] Some believe that her mother descends from five Sureties: Richard and Gilbert de Clare, John de Lacy, Saher de Quincy, and William de Mowbray. The evidence is purely circumstantial, however, and the line is not supported by Douglas Richardson.[9] Douglas Richardson states that there is insufficient evidence to determine, with any confidence, which branch of the Mowbray family Christiana was a member.[3]


  1. Estimate by Marlyn Lewis, entry for Alice Plumpton in 'Our Royal, Titled, Noble and Commoner Ancestors and Cousins'
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 Douglas Richardson. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 4 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham, 2nd edition (Salt Lake City: the author, 2011), Vol. I, p. 265 BOTELER 6
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, Vol. III, pp. 365-366.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Douglas Richardson, Douglas Richardson. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham. Salt Lake City: the author, 2013, volume I, pp. 443-444.
  5. Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 385-386.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Charles Davies Sherborn. A History of the Family Sherborn, Mitchell & Hughes, London, 1901, pp. 11-12, Internet Archive
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, volume IV, pp. 385-387.
  8. History of Parliament Online, BOTELER, Sir John (c.1328-1399/1400), of Warrington, Lancs, accessed 16 May 2019
  9. John Schuerman, Peter Worden's Magna Carta Surety Ancestors, in 'Wordens Past', Worden Family Association newsletter, volume XXVI, Issue No. 2, August 2006
  • Richardson, Douglas. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 4 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham. 2nd edition. Salt Lake City: the author, 2011. See also WikiTree's source page for Magna Carta Ancestry.
  • Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham. Salt Lake City: the author, 2013. See also WikiTree's source page for Royal Ancestry.


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Magna Carta Project

Alice (Plumpton) le Boteler is in a trail from Magna Carta Surety Baron Robert de Ros to Gateway Ancestors Jabez Whitaker and Alexander Whitaker. This profile was developed in accordance with project standards by Michael Cayley. The trail was approved for the Magna Carta Project in October 2019 by by Gordon Warder Jr.
Alice (Plumpton) le Boteler is also in a trail from Magna Carta Surety Baron Robert de Ros to Gateway Ancestors Jane Allen Bulkeley (see "Magna Carta Lineage" on Alice Boteler's profile for profiles in this trail). The trail was reviewed and approved for the Magna Carta Project Traci Thiessen 21:12, 18 October 2019 (UTC).
See Base Camp for more information about Magna Carta trails. - Michael Cayley, 6 July 2019

Magna Carta Trail from Alexander and Jabez Whitaker to Robert de Ros

  1. Jabez Whitaker and Alexander Whitaker, sons of William Whitaker
  2. William Whitaker, son of Elizabeth Nowell
  3. Elizabeth Nowell, daughter of John Nowell
  4. John Nowell, son of Grace Towneley
  5. Grace Towneley, daughter of Isabel Sherburne
  6. Isabel Sherburne, daughter of Richard Sherburne
  7. Richard Sherburne, son of Richard Sherburne
  8. Richard Sherburne, son of Margaret de Sherborne
  9. Margaret de Sherburne, daughter of Alice Plumpton
  10. Alice Plumpton, daughter of William de Plumpton
  11. William de Plumpton, son of Lucy de Ros
  12. Lucy de Ros, daughter of William de Ros
  13. William de Ros, son of William de Ros
  14. William de Ros, son of Surety Baron Robert de Ros
  15. Robert de Ros, Surety Baron
Alice (Plumpton) le Boteler has also been identified as being in a trail between Gateway Ancestor Peter Worden and Surety Baron Robert de Roos, which is currently under development prior to review and approval by the Magna Carta Project. See the proposed trail on the profile for Peter's mother, Isabel (Worthington) Worden, in the Magna Carta Project section. See Base Camp for more information about Magna Carta trails. ~ Douglass-990 14:09, 16 February 2018 (EST)

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On 19 Sep 2019 at 20:04 GMT Gordon Warder Jr wrote:

This profile is under review as part of a trail identified by the Magna Carta Project, from Jabez Whitaker (Whitaker-966) to Robert Ros de Roos (Ros-162). Gordon Warder Jr (Warder-49)

On 12 Sep 2019 at 15:41 GMT Michael Cayley wrote:

On 18 May 2019 at 14:15 GMT Michael Cayley wrote:

Following some discussion in G2G, I have removed Elizabeth Boteler, wife of Peter Dutton, as a daughter, and created a profile for a new daughter, Elizabeth, wife of Richard Boteler. See the research notes on the two Elizabeths' profiles.

On 15 May 2019 at 14:22 GMT Michael Cayley wrote:

I am starting to work on this profile. Besides various editing changes, so far I have removed the location from her birthplace field, which came, I think, from Marlyn Lewis who says "at of Plumpton, Spofforth, Yorkshire". The wording "at of" does not mean she was necessarily born at Plumpton, only that she was associated with Plumpton. Like her birth date, her birthplace seems to be uncertain.

On 8 May 2019 at 14:16 GMT Michael Cayley wrote:

I plan soon to do some work on this profile as part of my work on developing the Magna Carta Project trail from Gateway Ancestors Alexander Whitaker and Jabez Whitaker to Surety Baron Robert de Ros.

On 1 Feb 2019 at 17:51 GMT Bettye (Holland) Carroll wrote:

Sources: Douglas Richardson. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham (Salt Lake City: the author, 2013), volume IV, page 389 PLUMPTON 9ii.

Alice Plumpton, married (1st) Richard De Sherburne, Knt. She married (2nd) John Le Boteler, Knt.

Thank you!

On 18 Apr 2015 at 19:11 GMT Jayme (Mullins) Arrington wrote:

Removed the Sandford spouse and children. No record of their marriage, and all the children were born before Alice was even 10 years old.

On 29 Jan 2015 at 18:56 GMT Cheryl Hammond wrote:

Hello PMs! Wanted to let you know that I'll be working on this profile as part of Peter Worden's Magna Carta Trail on behalf of the Magna Carta Project. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. You might also be interested in this discussion on G2G: Do we accept the evidence for John de Mowbray as father of Christiana (__) de Plumpton? as it relates to some of his claimed lineages. (Don't worry, he's still a legit Gateway!) :)

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