James Tuchet, 5th Baron Audley

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James Tuchet, 5th Baron Audley, 2nd Baron Tuchet (c. 1398–1459) was an English peer.

James Tuchet, 5th Baron Audley, son of John Tuchet, 4th Baron Audley and his wife Elizabeth, was a distinguished veteran of the Hundred Years' War. In the opening phase of the Wars of the Roses he raised troops from his estates in Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire and commanded the Lancastrian force that moved to block the Yorkist Earl of Salisbury's route to Ludlow where he intended linking up with the rest of the Yorkist army.

The two forces clashed in the Battle of Blore Heath on 23 September 1459 and Audley was killed by Sir Roger Kynaston of Stocks near Ellesmere (Kynaston incorporated emblems of the Audley coat-of-arms into his own). He was beheaded after the battle. Audley's Cross still stands on the battlefield to this day, and marks the spot where he died.

Audley was buried in Darley Abbey, north of Derby, about 40 miles away from Blore Heath. Unfortunately, the Abbey no longer stands, so his final resting place is no longer marked.

Marriages and children[edit]

Audley and Margaret de Ros (c. 1400 - before 14 February 1430), daughter of William de Ros, 6th Baron de Ros and Margaret FitzAlan (D'Arundel), obtained a marriage license on 24 February 1415. They were granted a Papal Dispensation for being related in the 3rd and 4th degrees of kindred.[1][2][3]

They were parents to three children:[1][2][3]

Audley was married second to Eleanor de Holland, an illegitimate daughter of Edmund Holland, 4th Earl of Kent by Constance of York, daughter of Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York and Infanta Isabella of Castile. Audley and Eleanor obtained a marriage license on 14 September 1430. They were also granted a Papal Dispensation, they being related in the 3rd and 3rd degrees of affinity.[1][2][3]

They were parents to seven children:[1][2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Douglas Richardson. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Genealogical Publishing Company, Jul 30, 2005.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Douglas Richardson. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 2nd Edition, Vol. II.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Douglas Richardson. Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study In Colonial and Medieval Families, Genealogical Publishing Com, Jun 30, 2004.
  • Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham. Magna Carta ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families, Genealogical Publishing Com, 2005. pg 831. Google eBook
Peerage of England
Preceded by
John Tuchet
Baron Tuchet
1408-1459
Succeeded by
John Tuchet
Baron Audley
1408-1459