Bouteville, Charente.

Originally the family came from the village of Bouteville which is in Charente, Angoumois, 23km W or WSW of Angoulême.

Sir Geoffrey de Bouteville was awarded the chateau at Bouteville in 1240 by Isabelle Taillefer, graddaughter of the King of France and wife of John Lackland, King of England.


Entre Boeme et Charraud (Michelle Aillot)

Le chateau actuel a été construit pendant le XVIIIeme siecle. Situé non loin de la Charente des arbres touffus le preservent des regards. Le corps de logis principal dont le toit est dissimulé par une balustrade est accoste de deux pavillons importants ....

So begins a description of the history of the chateau of Motte-Charente. The Chateau is a ruin these days, and has been for some time. However the Association pour la Sauvegarde du Patrimoine de Bouteville has produced this impression of the original chateau. 


General Information on Bouteville

Une balade en Charente
Histoire du département de la Charente (General history of the region)