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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Baron William Trussell & Maud Mainwaring

2110864. Baron William Trussell & 2110865. Maud Mainwaring

12/21/1261, William born in England, s/o 4221728. William Trussell & 4221729. Rose Pandolph.

1274-77, William’s father died.

1284, William Trussell holding 4 virgates in Pytchley. (S) Hist. of Northampton, V4, 1937, Pytchley.

12/1288, Maud born in England, heir & d/o 4221730. Sir Warin de Mainwaring & 4221731. Agnes ?.

1289, Maud’s father died. [Afterwards Maud’s two older sisters died.]

3/25/1289, “Debtor: Rose {Roesia} Trussell, Lady of Cubblesdon', William Trussell, her son, …” (S) UKNA.

1293, William summoned to parliament. (S) The Battle Abbey Roll, Cleveland, 1889, P161.

1293-4, William’s mother Rose died, William age 32.

3/25/1294, “Debtor: Rose {Rosea} Trussell, the mother of Sir William Trussell, knight, lately deceased [of Acton Trussell, Cuttlestone Hundred, Staffs].” (S) UKNA.

5/14/1294, Order to the same to deliver to William Trussel of the county of Stafford, son and heir of Roesia Trussel, tenant by serjeanty of Willlam le Butiller (7606056) of Wemme, a minor in the king's ward, the lands late of his said mother, he having done fealty. (S) CFRs.

1300, William served in the Scottish campaign. (S) 5/1318 record of son John.

1300, Siege of Caerlaverock castle.

4/2/1301, “Creditor: The Lady Agnes de Meynwaring, and William Trussell, the Younger.” (S) UKNA.

1302, William served in the Scottish campaign. (S) 5/1318 record of son John.

2/24/1303, An English invasion force, coming by Borthwick castle near Catcune, were decimated by Scotish archers in the third and last skirmish of the battle of Roslin Muir [aka Roslin Glen]. The Scots were commanded by Sir Simon Fraser. English forces under John de Seagrave and Ralph de Confreys had already been defeated.

[––William & Maud––]

1305, William married Maud. (S) Notitia Cestriensis, Gastrell, 1845, P261.

4/29/1305, Agreement between Thomas, abbot of Chester, on the one part, and Agnes (4221731), widow of Sir Warin Mainwaring (4221730), and William (2110864), son of Sir William Trussell (4221728), and Matilda (2110865), wife of the younger William, [Agnes] daughter and heiress of the said Warin, on the other part, to divide a disputed heath lying between the abbot's manors of Eastham and Childer Thornton and the manor of Willaston belonging to the said Agnes, etc., … (S) The chartulary or register of the abbey of St. Werburgh, 1920, P97.

1306, William served in the Scottish campaign. (S) 5/1318 record of son John.

10/13/1306, “Creditor: The Lady Agnes de Meynwaring, and William Trussell, the Younger.” (S) UKNA.

1305, 1307, “… Witn: the lord William Trussell, then Justiciar of Chester, …” (S) UKNA.

7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.

1307, “Creditor: The Lady Agnes de Meynwaring, and William Trussell, the Younger.” (S) UKNA.

2/27/1308, Licence for William Trussel the younger and Matilda, his wife, to grant the manor of Wermyngton and the advowson … of her inheritance … to Agnes, late the wife of Warin de Maynwaryn, for life. (S) CPRs.

7/2/1310, William’s park at Cublesdon [Staffordshire] broken into ‘vi et armis’ by … and had chased and taken 20 bucks and does, and for which he claimed £100 as damages. (S) Plea of William Trussel, senior, Coram Rege. Mich. 4 E. II.

6/19/1312, Piers Gaveston, sometime Earl of Cornwall, King Edward’s favorite, was executed at Blacklow Hill. [William an adherent of Thomas of Lancaster, one of the executioners.]

10/16/1313, Pardon to William Trussel, adherent of Thomas, earl of Lancaster, … whether on account of the capture, detention, or death of Peter de Gavaston, … (S) CPRs.

12/4/1314, Commission to … to enquire touching divers offenses … behavior of the sheriffs and keepers of the peace … William Trussel the elder, … of whom William Trussel shall be one { co. Salop. co. Stafford. (S) CPRs.

5/10/1315, Appointment of … and William Trussel to perambulate the forests … so that the Carta de Foresta may be observed. (S) CPRs.

3/28/1316, Commission to Fulk Lestraunge, William Trussel the elder and William Stafford, to deliver the gaol of Stafford … prisoners … (S) CPRs.

11/1/1318, William pardoned as an adherent of Thomas of Lancaster.

1318-20, “…William Trussel, sheriff of Kent …” (S) UKNA.

1319, William, Knight of the Shire.

3/22/1322, William and his son at the Battle of Boroughbridge, Yorkshire; fighting with Thomas, Earl of Lancaster and the Marcher Lords, against King Edward II and the Despensers. King Edward defeated the forces of the Marcher lords.  The royalist forces were defending their position with dismounted men-at-arms and archers against an attacking calvary.

4/12/1322, Writ of aid for … to arrest William Trussel and others of his household and his adherents. (S) CPRs.

5/28/1322, Commission on information that William Trussel and William his son, Roger la Zusche … Robert de Holand, … with others entered the manors of … co. Leicester, … committed divers trespasses … (S) CPRs.

Aft. 8/1322, William escaped overseas with the downfall of Lancaster.

3/14/1323, William and his son William charged with crimes against Hugh le Despenser, earl of Winchester, along with many others. (S) CPRs.


Maud married 2nd Oliver de Burdeaux. [She must have divorced William, needing a father for her sons.]

1/20/1326, Licence for Oliver de Burdeaux, king’s yeoman, … to regrant the same to the said Oliver and Maud his wife and the heirs of their bodies, with successive remainders in tail to William Trussell, son of the said Maud, to Warin his brother, and to the right heirs of Oliver. (S) CPRs.

1/24/1326, Commission to … William Trussell and other rebels … (S) CPRs.

1326, Queen Isabella, estranged from King Edward, and in France, traveled to Hainault where she found support from Count William of Hainaut.

9/24/1326, William returned with Queen Isabela at Harwich. Invading England, landing at Ipswich, joining up with Henry, Earl of Lancaster and other opponents of the Despensers.

10/27/1326, William, “justiciarius ad hoc deputatus”, presided over the trial of Earl Hugh le Despencer and sentenced him to be hanged.

10/2/1326, King Edward and Hugh le Despenser sailed from Chepstow, attempting to reach Ireland.

10/1326, Hugh le Despenser captured at Bristol.

1/20/1327, Edward II abdicated in favor of his son. [Queen Isabella and her lover Roger de Mortimer contolled England.]

1/26/1327, William, acting as procurator of the whole parliament, solemnly renounced allegiance to King Edward II at Berkeley.

2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.

2/28/1327, William named as one of the envoys sent to the Pope by King Edward III to obtain the canonization of Thomas of Lancaster.

10/2/1327, William Trussell, escheator beyond Trent. (S) CPRs.

2/1328, William Trussel the proctor of the Parliament of Winchester to renounce allegiance to Edward II in the name of the nation.

12/21/1328, Thomas Wake, William Trussel, Thomas Roscelyn and others [adherents of the Earl of Lancaster] had gathered in London where they heard a letter from the King. (S) Cal. of Plea and Memoranda Rolls, P83.

1328-29, William supported Henry de Lancaster, who led a rebellion against Queen Isabella and Roger de Mortimer. After armed conflicts at Warwickshire and Leicestershire, the rebellion ended with Henry’s surrender at Bedford. (S) The Age of Edward III, Bothwell, 2001, P27. [William went into exile overseas with Beaumont, Wither and Roscelyn.]

1329, Henry de Beaumont and William Trussel with 2 others excluded from a pardon by Queen Isabella for supporting the rebellion of Thomas of Lancaster. [But apparently pardoned by King Edward III.]

9/25/1330, William sent to negotiate with the Kings of Aragon, Portugal, Majorica, and Castile. (S) CPRs.

7/15/1331, William and John Darcy empowered to treat with King of France about the marriage his daughter to a son of King Edward.

10/18/1331, the King granted William Lordship of Bergues in Flanders.

2/1332, William sent as an envoy to France and Rome.

3/8/1332, Commission to Roger de Bavent, ... on information of William Trussel, escheator, that by the ebb and flow of tide in the river ..., between Knellesflote and Robertsbridge ... had been swallowed up and more land might be submerged. (S) CPRs.

2/24/1333, William involved in the marriage of Joan, d/o Ralph, Count of Eu, and John, Earl of Cornwall.

3/1/1334, William granted the manor of Bricesbury in Kemston by the king. (S) CFRs.

Bef. 1/1336, Maud died.


4/13/1337, William with 5 others, to treat with the Count of Flanders and the cities of Bruges, Ghent and Ypres.

11/8/1342, Order to the sheriff of Essex,—if the ships arrested in that county for the king's service by William Trussell, pursuant to letters patent … (S) CFRs.

5/1/1343, The commons, through their spokesman William Trussell: 'if our lord the king could have an honourable and profitable peace for him and his people, he should agree to have the said peace. And if he could not have it, the said commons will grant him aid to maintain his quarrel with all his power'. (S) Parliament Rolls, 2005.

11/25/1343, William Trussel the elder, Nicholas Charnels, Roger la Zouche and Simon de Pakeman mentioned in an appointment of a commission of peace in the county of Leicester.

3/24/1344, Commission to … John Hammond, mayor of the city of London, and William Trussell the elder to inform themselves … of the names of such as have taken wool, hides … (S) CPRs.

6/26/1345, To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. Order to account with William Trussel, whom the king lately sent as an envoy to Spain, for his wages in going to the said parts. (S) CCRs.

1345, William, “the Elder” a counselor to the King’s son, Lionel.

1346-47, William died; eldest son John his heir.

(S) Plantagenet Ancestry, P718. (S) DNB, Lee, 1891.

Children of William and Maud:

i. John Trussell, born ~1305 in England.

5/1318, John excused from paying the scutage for one knight’s fee in Weybourne, Norfolk.

1/1326, Isabel widow of Sir William Trussell sued John son of William son of William Trussell of Kibblestone and Eleanor his wife for a third part of the manor of Kibblestone which she claimed as dower.

Bef. 8/8/1327, John knighted.

1/1336, John Trussell of Kibblestone had licence for the alienation in mortmain of £10 of rent out of the manor of Rode to 3 chaplains to celebrate divine service daily in the parish church of Warmingham for the soul of him and for the soul of his mother.

1336, John has protections for going to Scotland.

3/2/1338, John had licence to crenellate his dwelling-place of Kibblestone.

8/26/1346, John served at the Battle of Crecy, north of Paris.

Bef. 5/1358, John died.

ii. William Trussell, born ~1310 in England.

1/1332, William a King’s yoeman, granted 50 marks for life.

2/1332, William Trussell ‘the younger’ he had letters of protection, going overseas with his cousin Sir William Trussell ‘the elder’ (of Flore).

11/1333, William made constable of Beaumaris castle in Anglesey for life.

3/1337, William granted for life, exemption from assizes, juries, or recognisances, ...

Bef. 1342, William married 2nd Ida, d/o William Bottlier.

8/26/1346, John served at the Battle of Crecy, north of Paris.

1/1359, William exchanged the manor of Foliejon and other land around Windsor for the manor of Eaton Hastings, Berkshire.

9/1362, William constable of Odiham castle.

7/20/1363, William died.

iii. Warin Trussell (1055432), born ~1312 in England.