BOTHAM, William (d.1605), of Derby.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

?s. of John Botham, bailiff of Derby 1545, 1556, 1567. m. 16 Oct. 1575 Jane Bentley, s.p.

Offices Held

J.p. Derby by 1588, bailiff 1590-1, 1598-9.


Botham was a draper who acquired some land outside Derby. In 1589 he subscribed £25 to the Armada fund. His will was drawn up on 7 Feb. 1605 and proved in the following May. His heirs were three ‘cousins’. He left a considerable sum for charities in the city—£100 to be lent to five men employed in the clothing trade, £20 for poor relief and 20s. to ministers serving churches there. He asked to be buried in All Saints, Derby.

W. Hutton, Hist. Derby, 80, 82; W. Phillimore, Derbys. Par. Reg. ix. 8; APC, xvi. 421; T. C. Noble, Names of Those who Subscribed, 11; PCC 36 Hayes.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: J.C.H.