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Lady Margaret <I>Botreaux</I> Hungerford

Lady Margaret Botreaux Hungerford

Cornwall, England
Death 7 Feb 1478 (aged 55–56)
Burial Salisbury, Wiltshire Unitary Authority, Wiltshire, England
Plot Hungerford Chapel
Memorial ID 101360077 · View Source
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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."

Gravesite Details The Hungerford Chantry Chapel, located on the north side of the Lady Chapel, was entirely removed in 1789.
  • Created by: Todd Whitesides
  • Added: 27 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101360077
  • Margaret and Darrell Lancaster
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lady Margaret Botreaux Hungerford (1422–7 Feb 1478), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101360077, citing Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire Unitary Authority, Wiltshire, England ; Maintained by Todd Whitesides (contributor 47553735) .