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BATTLE ABBEY ROLL.
ACCOUNT OF THE NORMAN LINEAGES.
IN THREE VOLUMES.—VOL. III
JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.
PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, LIMITED,
STAMFORD STREET AND CHARING CROSS.
This electronic edition
was prepared by
Michael A. Linton, 2007
from Traisnel or Traignel in Champagne. In 1345, Jean Sire de Traisnel, knt., Councillor and Chamberlain to the King, filled the office of Grand Pannetier de France. He bore Vairy, and left by his wife, Marie de Brabancon, two co-heiresses. Margaret, the eldest, Lady of Traisnel, married Robert de Chateauvillan v. Anselme.
In England the Traisnels gave their name to Hatton-Traynell, near Shiffnal, in Shropshire, of which they were the first recorded possessors. By "a deed that," writes Eyton, "impresses me with the idea of very high antiquity—as high as the reign of Henry I. or Stephen 1100-1154, Adam Traynel of Hetton grants to his nephew Ivo his manor of Ivelith (Evelith), so rendering a Red Rose yearly at the Nativity of St. John the Baptist." This Adam was among the earliest benefactors of Buildwas Abbey; for, within fifty years of its foundation at the beginning of the twelfth century, he, with the consent of Reginald his son, had bestowed on it half his vill of Hatton. Reginald was succeeded, about 1202, by Robert Traynel (but by what relationship Eyton cannot determine), who died two years afterwards, leaving a son of his own name who did not come of age till 1215. About 1248, Robert II. made over to the monks of Buildwas "in frank almoigne" the remaining moiety of Hatton. The manor was held by Petit Serjeantry, the Traynels finding a foot-soldier to serve for fifteen days at Shrawardine Castle, Salop.—Testa de Nevill. In 1292, during a conflict between the Sheriff and his men and the Abbot of Combermere's party in Drayton Churchyard, one of the latter was killed; and "the Jury of the Hundred found John Traynel to have been guilty of the murder. He could not be found, and so was outlawed."—Eyton. The last occasion on which the name appears in the county is in 1339, when Richard Traynel witnesses a deed of John le Walisch at Leton.