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Lady Margaret Botreaux Hungerford
Birth: unknown
Death: Feb. 7, 1478

Margaret was fourty at the death of her father, and brought great wealth as well as a vast estate covering Somerset, Moels and Botreaux to her husband in marriage. She was considered to be a remarkable lady, a most energetic wife, and a much tried and devoted mother. When her son, Sir Robert, was taken prisoner in the Battle of Castillon, she went to great lengths to gather immense sums for his freedom, and was able to see his return after seven years and four months. Her strength was again tested when the same son faced the executioner when fighting on the Lancastrian side at Hexham, beheaded by the Yorks in 1463. Six years later, she lost her grandson, Sir Thomas Hungerford, executed at Salisbury in 1469. After all her effots to abide by her husband's wishes concerning their burials at a fabulous cost, her tomb was completely destroyed in the years to come. Her seal remains, it depicts her as sitting in a laced bodice and cover chief, an open book on her lap, and the label "Myne trouth assured", then the inscription of "Sigillum Margarete d' ne Hungerford de Botreaux." 
 
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 Parents:
  William Botreaux (1389 - 1462)
  Elizabeth Beaumont Botreaux
 
 Spouse:
  Robert Lord Hungerford (1405 - 1459)
 
 Children:
  Robert Hungerford (1429 - 1464)*
 
 Sibling:
  William de Botreaux*
  Margaret Botreaux Hungerford (____ - 1478)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Salisbury Cathedral
Salisbury
Wiltshire Unitary Authority
Wiltshire, England
 
Created by: Todd Whitesides
Record added: Nov 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101360077
Lady Margaret <i>Botreaux</i> Hungerford
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In honor of my 13th great grandmother.
- Marilyn Kenyon, Psy.D.
 Added: Aug. 14, 2016
In loving memory of my 14th GGM.
- Deborah Reed
 Added: Jul. 15, 2016
In loving memory of my 17th great-grandmother.
- Trudy
 Added: Feb. 7, 2016
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