TRYMENELL, Henry, of Warwick.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1386-1421, ed. J.S. Roskell, L. Clark, C. Rawcliffe., 1993
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Feb. 1388
Jan. 1397

Family and Education

Offices Held


Henry probably came from the family which lived at Moreton Morrell near Warwick and had established close connexions with the earls of Warwick. His kinsman, Nicholas Trymenell, was, by 1377, an esquire in the household of Earl Thomas (d.1401) and he himself became a valet in the earl’s chamber some time before Christmas 1385. Indeed, he may have been one and the same person as Henry de la Chamber, who sat for Warwick in 1391 and is also known to have been in the earl’s service. By 1396 both Henry and Nicholas were receiving annuities of £6 13s.4d. from the Beauchamp estates, and there can be little doubt that Henry’s employment by the lord of the borough was a significant factor in his three or more elections to Parliament for Warwick. His earlier Membership of the Merciless Parliament made it prudent for him to procure a royal pardon in May 1398, especially as his patron, Earl Thomas, was then in prison following his trial for treasonous acts as one of the Lords Appellant. Indeed, Trymenell’s pardon specifically referred to offences committed as an adherent of those Lords in the period 1386-8. Three years later he was recorded as dwelling in the household of Thomas’s successor, Earl Richard.1

Trymenell had purchased a messuage in Warwick in 1391 and he bought other properties in the same town and at nearby Myton three years later. Elsewhere in Warwickshire he was paid rent for property in Princethorpe and Stretton.2 He died before Michaelmas 1405.3

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: L. S. Woodger


  • 1. CCR, 1381-5, p. 410; VCH Warws. v. 119; Med. Legal Recs. ed. Hunnisett and Post, 319; Egerton Rolls 8769, 8770, 8772; C67/30 m. 3.
  • 2. Warws. Feet of Fines (Dugdale Soc. xviii), nos. 2332, 2335.
  • 3. Warws. RO, CR 895/8/3.