Theobald le Botiller, 2nd Chief Butler of Ireland
Theobald le Botiller, also known as Theobald Butler, 2nd Baron Butler (January 1200 – July 19, 1230) was the son of Theobald Walter, 1st Baron Butler and Maud le Vavasour. He had livery of his lands on 18 July 1222.
Marriage and Children
Theobald married in 1222 Joan du Marais (or Marisco) daughter of Geoffrey du Marais. Their children were:
- Theobald Butler, 3rd Chief Butler of Ireland (1224-1248). His son married Margery de Burgh, daughter of Richard Mor de Burgh and Egidia de Lacy and one child
Note: there are several Theobald le Botillers in this line.
- Matilda Butler (1225-1283) she marries John FitzAlan and they have two children together
After the death of his wife three years later in 1225, Theobald remained a widower. Henry III of England requested the marriage of Theobald to Rohese de Verdon, daughter of Nicholas de Verdon of Alton, Staffordshire and Joan de Lacy, and the widow of William Perceval de Somery. The agreement to marry occurred on 4 September 1225. The marriage is presumed to have followed shortly afterwards. Their children were
- John de Verdon, (1226–1274) who inherited the western part of the Lordship of Meath in virtue of his marriage to Margery de Lacy, sister of Maud (or 'Mathilda') de Lacy, wife of Geoffrey de Geneville, 1st Baron Geneville.
- Maud de Verdon, (d. 27 November 1283) who married firstly John FitzAlan, feudal Lord of Clun and Oswestry and de jure Earl of Arundel.
- Isabella de Verdon (1225-1328)
- Nicholas de Verdon (1228-1271)
Theobald was summoned cum equis et armis (Latin: "with horses and arms") to attend the King into Brittany, as "Theobaldus Pincerna" on 26 October 1229. He died on 19 July 1230 in Poitou, France, and was buried in the Abbey of Arklow, County Wicklow.
- George Edward Cokayne. The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant, I-XIII (Thrupp, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2BU: Sutton Publishing Limited, 2000), II:448.
- Ibid., II:447.
- Some corrections and additions to The Complete Peerage, II:448
- Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis, Lines: 70A-29, 149-29
- Cawley, Charles (August 2012), "Medieval Lands", Charles Cawley, hosted at FMG; on the Botiller/Butler descendants of Hervey Walter or FitzWalter, Medieval Lands database, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy,