Deincourt, Alice (1403/4 - 1473/4)

Other Last Names

Lovell, Boteler, Botiller, Butler

Born / Died

Birth Date: 1404-02-25
Death Date: 1474-02-10


Coheiress (with sister Margaret) of brother William Deincourt of Duston, Northamptonshire, Baron Deincourt & Baron Grey of Rotherfield (died 5 Sept. 1422). Received livery of her share of the inheritance 8 Feb. 1422/3. Recieved inheritance of sister Margaret 3 March 1455/6

Marriages/Other Unions

  1. Type: marriage
    Union began: before 1422-11-3
    Union ended: n.d.
    Note: Union also produced 1 daughter
  2. Type: marriage
    Union began: 1463-1-8
    Union ended: n.d.
    Note: Royal license date


From Lovell, William (1397 - 1455)

  1. Male offspring: Lovell, John (d. 1465)
  2. Male offspring: Lovell, Henry (n.d.)
  3. Male offspring: Lovell, William (n.d.)
  4. Male offspring: Lovell, Robert (n.d.)

Primary Title

Baroness Deincourt


  • Lady Lovel
    Assumed 1423-11-03 (date of 1st marriage)
    Vacated By 1462/3-01-08 (date of 2nd marriage)
  • Baroness Deincourt
    Assumed 1454-09-16 (death date of sister Margaret)
    Vacated 1473/4-02-10
  • Baroness Grey of Rotherfield
    Assumed 1454-09-16 (death date of sister Margaret)
    Vacated 1473/4-02-10
  • Lady Sudeley
    Assumed by 1462/3-01-08 (date of 2nd marriage)
    Vacated 1473/4-02-10

Details of Offices

Began Ended Notes
Governess to Edward, Prince of Wales, England n.d. -03-23 Edward Tudor (later Edward VI)

Details of Properties


  • Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire
    Residence of 2nd husband
    Acquired: by 1462/3-01-08
    Divested: 1473/4-02-10
  • Wardour Castle, Wiltshire
    Residence of 1st husband
    Acquired: before 1423-03-03
    Divested: by 1462/3-01-08

Events Naming Patron

Event Date Location Troupe
Performance 1447-1447 Common Hall, York , York (city-county) in Yorkshire Lady of Deincourt's Minstrels

Patronized Troupes

Troupe Name Patron Troupe Type # of events
Lady of Deincourt's Minstrels Deincourt, Alice (1404 - 1474) Entertainers/Minstrels 1

Bibliographic Sources

The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom. 1887–98 (8 vols); 1910–59 (13 vols). 6 vols. Gloucester: Alan Sutton, 1982.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 01/05/2005 (