Poton de Xaintrailles *
information : seals and books opposite *, armorial Berry
Jean called "Poton" de XAINTRAILLES.
1390/1400 (in Xaintrailles' castle, Lot-et-Garonne).
octobre 7, 1461 (in Bordeaux, Gironde).
Titles of nobility
Lord of Salignac
(Gironde), Roques (Gers), Villeton and Tonneins (Lot-et-Garonne) in 1450, Saint-Macaire (Gironde)
1451, Viscount of Bruillois in 1451 (Lot-et-Garonne et Gers).
captain of Chalusset (1428), "écuyer d'écurie"
of the King (juillet 17, 1429), the First Suire, and finally King's
Master of the
Horse, bailli of Berry
(1437), governor of Château-Thierry, governor of
Falaise (1450), governor of Trompette's Castle in Bordeaux (1451), sesnechal
(1453), governor of Guyenne (1458), marshal of
Fort Sanche de Santaralha, or
Saintrailles, or Xaintrailles († 1411).
1437 Jeanne Brachet Lady of Salignac
(daughter of Jean Lord of Péruse and Mortagne, and
Marie de Vendôme).
and 4th Gules a lion Argent armed and lampassed Sable, 2nd and 3rd
Argent a cross Gules.
Don't be surprised. The cross is on the 2nd
quarters (not on the 1st and 4th) seeing that on the
well-known Poton de Xaintrailles' seals (Bibliothèque Nationale
de France, Ms Po
2356.52921.8 et Po 2356.52921.23, Liocourt, "La mission de
Jeanne d'Arc" Tome II pl. 33, Mérindol, "Les fêtes de
chevalerie à la cour du roi René", p. 101 et 179).
Blackamoor's head with hairs and beard Or, with a wreath
Argent and Gules, mantling Gules doubled
Presence at the side of Joan of
Arc in :
Blois, Orléans, Jargeau, Meung,
Beaugency, Patay, Reims, Paris, Compiègne.
Jean Poton de Xaintrailles, Viscount of Bruillois, Lord of Salignac,
Roques, Villeton, Tonneins and Saint-Macaire. Distinguish
itself in the relief of Coucy's fortress in 1418. Captain of
Xaintrailles arrived in Orléans from the
beginning of the siege, then fights to Jargeau, Meung,
Beaugency, and Patay. He becomes Master of the Horse of the
King. He takes part in the reconquest of Normandy, becoming
governor of Falaise in 1450.
He takes an active part in the reconquest of Guyenne, and becomes governor of the
'Château Trompette' in Bordeaux, and governor of
Guyenne in 1458. He becomes marshal of France in 1454,
discharged in 1461 by Louis XI. Died on October 7, 1461, in
the 'Château Trompette'.