~1375, William Troutbek born in England.
~1380, Joanna born in Lancashire, England, d/o §§Richard le Mascy esq., of Rixton, Lancashire.
9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.
1400, By purchase, William became Lord of Dunham-on-the-Hill, near Helsby, , co. Chester.
By 1411, William married Joan.
1412, Prince Henry commissoned William Troutbeck as Chamberlain of Chester ‘during pleasure’.
10/16/1412, Robert Blosme to William Troutbeke esquire, his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of the manor called the 'Whitehalle' co. Essex, with all lands, parks, woods, rents, mills, fisheries, services of freeholders and neifs, wards, marriages, reliefs, suits of court, rights etc. … (S) CCRs.
3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.
2/22/1414, “… a signet letter … to William Troutbek, Chamberlain of Chester.” (S) UKNA.
8/13/1415, William in King Henry V’s force of 10000 landing at the mouth of the Seine. William had in his retinue 50 men-at-arms and 650 archers.
9/22/1415, William with Henry V at the siege-conquest of Harfleur.
10/25/1415, Battle of Agincourt in northern France. [Documented by 3 eye witnesses.] The English longbows gave “a terrifying hail of arrow shot.” French estimate of their own dead of 4,000 would imply a ratio of nearly 9 to 1 in favour of the English. William led the Cheshire archers at the battle.
1415, William Troutbeck came to own a third of Dunham after the death of the Earl of Arundel at Agincourt. (S) Chesire magazine.
9/12/1418, William Troutebek chamberlain of Cestre. (S) CCRs.
1421, Custody of the lands and marriage of Margery daughter and heir of Thomas Holes given to William Troutbeck. (S) Ann. Rpt. Dep. Keeper, V37, 1876, P371.
1421-22, Letter of Lady Elizabeth Fitz Alan, Dowager Duchess of Norfolk: “Right dere and well beloved, ... given ... third part of the manors of Staune Dunham and Troughford ... which, William Troutbeck holds of us ...” (S) The Literary Era, V4, 1897, P426.
1422, King Henry re-commissoned William Troutbeck as Chamberlain of Chester ‘during pleasure’.
8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.
12/14/1422, Order to the escheator … of Northampton … Margaret late the wife of Edward Latymer, esquire, on the day of her death held … with remainder after the death of the said Nicholas and Margaret to … William Troutbek, esquire, …, who now survive, …, for term of 1 year … (S) CFRs.
1423, William named Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster [Until 1431.]
5/2/1424, ... John de Clayton, ... to William Troutbeck, armiger, recognizance of 40 marks. (S) Deputy Keeper Report, V37, 1876, P120 – Recognizance Rolls of Chester.
6/5/1424, Commitment to William Troutbek, esquire, … found before the barons of the Exchequer, … of the county of Chester, of the keeping of the manor of Heleyden, called ' Baskervile maner,' co. Northampton, which Katharine late the wife of Robert Parys held in dower on the day of her death. (S) CFRs.
5/13/1428, Commission... to treat with one another ... in the counties of ... for a loan to the king ... John Stanley, knight, William Haryington, knight, Peter Dutton, knight, the archdeacon of Chester, William Troutbeck. Counties of Lancaster and Chester. (S) CPRs.
3/8/1429, Allowance of 100 marks for the expenses of William Troutebek, sent to Ireland to seek James Stuard of Scotland. (S) Ryner’s Foedera with Syllabus, V10.
1429, William, son of Hamo de Mascy of Rixton, granted to William Troutbeck esq., ..., the fee of a moiety of the manor of Horton. (S) Hist. Soc. Of Lancashire, V3, 1889, P80.
1429, William Troutbek, esquire, chamberlain of Chester. (S) Ledger Book of Vale Royal Abbey, 1914, Fos. 42-47.
11/1/1431, “Debtor: John Tippup … Reply of William Troutbeck, Chancellor of the County Palatine of Lancs.: …”. (S) UKNA.
12/18/1431, “…William Troutbeck, esq. Manor of Little Budworth with appurtenances, lands and tenements in Little Neston, Hargrave and elsewhere in Cheshire …”. (S) UKNA.
1433, William Troutbeck, Esq., of Dunham-on-the-Hill, co. Chester, erected a chantry chapel at the east end of the south aisle of St. Mary’s.
9/29/1434, William Troutbeck, Chamberlain of Chester. (S) UKNA.
1435, William Troutbeck acted with others as trustee for the Mascy family.
1/3/1437, At the death of Queen Katherine of Valois: … the keeping of the castle of Hawardyn and of the manors and lordships of Hawardyn and Mohaudesdale, with the mine of coals there, which Kathaine late queen of England held in dower on the day of her death ; …, rendering for the said keeping, yearly at the Exchequer of Chester at Easter and Michaelmas equally, the £60 which William Troutbek and John his son rendered yearly to the said late queen therefor while they held the said castle, manors and lordships of her at farm. (S) CFRs, 2/28/1437.
1437, King Henry commissoned William Troutbeck as Chamberlain of Chester ‘for life’.
3/9/1437, Whereas it has been shown to the king by William Troutebek, esquire, chamberlain of Chester … [previously granted] the lands of Thomas Foulishurst, deceased, with ward and marriage of John, his son … William Troutebek has paid another 500 marks to Ralph Crumwell, ‘chivaler’, treasurer of England … and will pay 1000 more at terms … (S) CPRs.
1438, William Truthebek, chamberlain of Chester. (S) Oxford Dic. of Family Names, 2016, P2731.
1439, “Writ … William Troutbeck, of Chester, gentleman, John Troutbeck of Brunscath, gentleman, and others to appear and answer at London as proxies, attornies, ...”. Sessional Papers, House of commons, 1902, P301.
3/9/1440, Joan the wife of William Troutbeck given an annuity of £20 during pleasure in consideration of services rendered by her to the king’s mother.
1445, William resigned as Chamberlain of Chester, his son John taking his position.
1446, William died, buried in the chapel he built. Inscription: “Pray for the souls of William Troutbeck Esquire of Chester and Joan his wife, who built this chapel.” [John his son was about 34.]
6/2/1449, “Quitclaim. (1) Ellen, daughter of Robert del Mere, (2) Joan, wid. of William Troutbek, esq., and John their son.” (S) UKNA.
Bef. 9/12/1452, Joan died, buried with William. [The Chapel was destroyed in 1661.]
(S) Notes & Queries, 1869, P369. (S) Hist. of St. Mary-on-the-Hill Chester, Earwaker, 1898, P183. (S) Admin. Of Palatine, Clayton, 1990, P163. (S) Trans. Hist. Soc. of Lancanshire, V3, 1889, P73.
Child of William and Joanna:
i. John Troutbeck (369368), born 1412 in England.
ii. Elizabeth Troutbeck, born ? in England.
Elizabeth 1st married Hugh Venables.
Elizabeth married Robert Knolles of North Mimms, heir and s/o 156266. Thomas Knolles & 156267. Isabel ?.
11/28/1458, Elizabeth died before Robert. (S) Inscription on Memorial Brass at St. Marys’s Church.