8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.
1426, Margaret baptized at Watford, Herts, England, d/o 369370. Thomas Stanley & 369371. Joan Goushill.
7/20/1432, William Troutbeke born in Hertfordshire, England, heir & s/o 369368. John Troutbeck & 369369. Margery Hulse.
1444, Margaret a minor.
Bef. 12/17/1444, William, knt. of Dunham-on-the-hill … Shropshire, contractually married Margaret.
1456, William age 24 at the death of his mother.
Bef. 9/2/1458, William’s father died. (S) CFRs.
11/26/1458, Order to the escheator in the county of Salop and the adjacent march of Wales to cause William Troutbek, son and heir of John Troutbek esquire, to have full seisin of all the lands, …, which the said John on the day of his death held … of the inheritance of the said William, as the king has taken his homage and fealty ; saving to Alice (William’s stepmother) late the wife of the said John her reasonable dower of all the said lands. By p.s. Order in like terms to escheator of London. (S) CFRs.
2/21/1459, William Troutebek of Oxey in the parish of Watford co. Hertford and Robert Wynkefeld of Caldwell co. Suffolk esquires, to Alice (William’s step-mother) late the wife of John Troutebek esquire and to John Judde. Recognisance for £1,000, to be levied etc. in Hertfordshire and Suffolk.
9/23/1459, William died at the Battle of Blore Heath. Lord Audley led 10,000 royalists as directed by Queen Margaret, and set up an ambush of 5,000 Yorkists led by the Earl of Salisbury. Lord Audley was killed and the Yorkist army won a decisive battle. [At the time of his death he held the manor of Oxeye Richard, Hertfordshire, inherited from his parents.]
5/10/1459 in London, William Troutbek accounted with John Aston, saddler of London, before auditors in which William was found to be £12 in arrears. (S) CP 40/805, rot. 204.
10/1/1459, Writ of diem clausit extremum to the escheator in the county of Salop and the adjacent march of Wales after the death of William Troutbek, knight, who held of the king in chief. [Added] Devon; Essex and Hertford; Hereford the adjacent march of Wales; Wilts; Gloucester the adjacent march of Wales; London. (S) CFRs.
4/26/1460, “Grant (Letters Patent). To Margaret, widow of William Troutbek, kt., dec. Wardship and marriage of William, son and heir of Margaret. Recites that her husband held lands in co. Salop by knight service, and was slain at Blore Heath in service with James, Lord Audley, He had recently had the expense of being knighted, had served with 100 persons under Lord Audley, and had been despoiled of horses and goods of £400 and more, and left behind 4 children, minors. Consideration: £100 paid into the Treasury.” (S) UKNA.
1460, Margaret married 2nd Sir John Boteler.
1/1462, In court in London, William’s widow and executor Margaret, married to John Botiller, knight, sued by John Aston [see 5/10/1459] for damages of 10m in non-payment of debt. (S) CP 40/805, rot. 204.
1463, Sir John died.
4/1463, Act made in parliament: … shall not extend to, harm or be prejudicial in any way Margaret who was the wife of John Butler, knight, … or for the ward and custody of William, son and heir of William Troutbeck, knight, with the marriage of the said William the son. (S) Parliament Rolls, 2005.
(S) Plantagenet Ancestry, Richardson, P716. (S) Notes & Queries, 1869, P369. (S) The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, 1889, P328. (S) The Visitation of Cheshire in the Year 1580.
· The genealogies of this family come in multiple forms. It is possible that Robert is not a descendent of this William, although the dower deed of 9/20/1510 and timeline is convincing evidence – see (92342). It is possible that Mary is a d/o William – but the timeline does not support the relationship.
Children of William and Margaret:
i. William Troutbeck, born aft. 1438 in England.
1459, William a minor.
William married Joanna Moleneux, d/o Robert.
1482, William conveyed the manor of Watford, Hertford, to John Wode, Peter Curteys, and William Daubeney and the heirs of Peter. (S) Hist. of Herford, V2, 1908, Watford.
1511, William died, his heir Margaret, d/o his brother Adam, and wife of Sir John Talbot.
ii. Joan Troutbeck, born ~? in England.
Joan married Sr William Boteler.
Joan married Sir William Griffith.
iii. Adam Troutbeck, born ~? in England.
Adam married Margerie Butler, d/o sir John.
iv. Robert Troutbeck (92342), born ~1446 in England.
v. Elizabeth Troutbeck, born ~? in England.
Elizabeth married Sir Alexander Houghton.
Children of John and Margaret:
i. Thomas Boteler, born 1461 in England.