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William born in England, s/o §Richard Trussel, s/o William Trussell, s/o Osbert Trussell.
1215-17, William’s father Richard supported Walter de Beauchamp in the Barons’ War against King John. (S) The Knights in the Magna Carta Civil War, Faulkner, 2001.
10/28/1216, Henry III crowned king of England.
1236, William Trussell holding Billesley for the Earl of Warwick of one knight’s fee towards the aid for the marriage of Isabel the king’s sister to the Roman Emperor.
1242: William Trussel held one knight’s fee in Billesley of Maurice le Boteler.
1242, William Trussell a justice. (S) The Origins of the English Gentry, Coss, 2003, P61.
~1245, Sir William Trussel a witness to a gift of Henry de Albiniaco of his capital messuage of Coventre. (S) UKNA.
4/20/1246, … castle of Sauvey, which by order of the king he has delivered to William Trussel, sheriff of Leicester. (S) CPRs.
1246-48, Sir William Trussel, sheriff of Warwyk. (S) UKNA.
5/30/1248, William Trussel to deliver the castle of Sauvee to Baldwin de Paunton. (S) CPRs
By 1248, William married 2nd Margery, widow of Gilbert de Beck. (S) UKNA.
11/7/1249, William Trussell to have 20 marks of the king’s gift for his expenses in the king’s service out of the issues of the amercements of the forest eyre.
10/17/1251, William Trussell received an expenses grant of an additional 20 marks, levied on the forest revenues of Cumberland, for services carried out in Cumberland and Lancaster.
~1250, Witnesses: Sir William Trussel, … (S) UKNA.
9/3/1252, William appointed justicier of the Common Pleas. (S) The Judges of England, V2, 1848, P488.
10/28/1252, Appointment … to the keeping of the castle of Sauveye for 5 marks a year … as William Trussell used to hold the said castle. (S) CPRs.
2/22/1253, Appointment of Giles de Erdinton and Willam Trussel to enquire by jury of the county of Dorset … beat and wounded Walter de Burges, under-sheriff … (S) CPRs.
5/12/1253, Appointment of William Trussell to enquire … was guilty or not. (S) CPRs. [Multiple appointments in 1253.]
William married 3rd Alice de Waleton.
6/22/1253, Roger de Waleton vs. Ivo de Walton … If Roger should die without issue, the land to revert to Alice his sister and her heirs by the said William Trussel. And Roger did homage in Court to the aforesaid William Trussel. (S) Feet of Fines, Henry III.
4/24/1254, Queen Eleanor’s appointment of William Trussell and Giles de Erdinton to extend by jury the lands late of W. de Ferariis, earl of Derby. (S) Epistolæ, Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning.
7/8/1254, Plaintiff: Nicholas de Sandwich, I, prior of Canterbury Cathedral … In the king's court at Westminster before Roger de Thurkilby, …, Giles de Erdington' and William Trussel, justices. (S) UKNA.
10/12/1254, William Trussel, John de Cave and Nicholas de Haulo appointed justices in eyre for common pleas in Buckingham and Bedford. (S) CPRs.
12/29/1254, Appointment … William Trussel … as justices in eyre … common pleas … counties of Gloucester and Stafford. (S) CPRs.
4/1/1255, Commission to William Trussel, … to enquire … counties of Warwick, Gloucester and Oxford … and to cause the guilty to be brought to Newegate …. (S) CPRs.
9/3/1256, William a justice in eyre in the county of Gloucester, at Bristol. (S) CPRs.
6/30/1257, Appointment of William Trussel, … county of Warwick … (S) CPRs.
(S) A History of the County of Warwick, V3, 1945.
Children of Richard and ?:
i. Richard Trussell, born ~1220 in England.
1250, Guy Wake, with his wife Isabel, presented Richard Trussel to the living.
1260, A fine levied in Lamport between Richard and Isabel Trussel.
1265, Richard Tussel lord of the manor of Billesley.
1265, Richard killed at the battle of Evesham; his brother William his successor.
ii. William Trussell (4221728), born ~1230 in England.