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James de Audley of Heleigh
(Abt 1220-Abt 1272)
Ela Longespee
(-Bef 1299)
John Giffard 1st Baron Giffard of Brimsfield
(Abt 1232-1299)
Matilda de Clifford
(-Between 1282/1285)
Nicholas de Audley
(Bef 1258-Bef 1299)
Catherine Giffard
(Abt 1272-After 1322)
Nicholas Audley 1st Baron Audley
(1289-Bef 1316)

 

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Nicholas Audley 1st Baron Audley 1 2 3

  • Born: 11 Nov 1289 1 3 4
  • Died: Bef 6 Dec 1316 1 3 4 5

   Another name for Nicholas was Nicholas 1st Baron de Aldithley Sir.

  General Notes:

NICHOLAS Audley (11 Nov 1289-1316 before 6 Dec). He was summoned to parliament 8 Jan 1313, whereby he is held to have become Lord Audley.

m (1312) as her second husband, JOAN Martin, widow of HENRY de Lacy Earl of Lincoln, daughter of WILLIAM Martin Lord Martin & his wife Eleanor de Mohun née FitzPiers (-[Feb 1320/1 Aug 1322]). Her second marriage is confirmed by inquisitions dated 23 Nov 1392 relating to the manor of Tawstok which name "Philip de Columbariis and Eleanor his wife" and "Johanna sister of the said Eleanor", who was mother of "James d´Audelee", as daughters and heiresses of "William Martyn chevalier".

Lord Nicholas & his wife had one child: James.

[FMG/Medieval Lands]

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NICHOLAS AUDLEY or ALDITHLEY, of Heleigh, co. Stafford, brother and heir to Thomas, born 11 November 1289. He had seizin of his brother's lands, having proved his age 27 March 1313/4. He was summoned to Parliament by writs directed Nicholao de Audele, 8 January (1312/3) to 25 August (1318) whereby he may be held to have become LORD AUDLEY. He married in 1312, without license, Joan, widow of Henry, EARL OF LINCOLN, the only child that had issue of William MARTIN [LORD MARTIN], by Eleanor, widow of John DE MOHUN, of Dunster, daughter of Sir Reynold FITZ PIERS. He died in 1316, shortly before 6 December, aged 27. His widow died between February 1319/20 and 1 Aug. 1322.

[Complete Peerage I:339, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)] 4

  Events

• Inquisition: Post mortem, 16 Jan 1308. 6 62. THOMAS, SON OF NICHOLAS DE ALDITHELEGH.

Writ, 16 Jan. 1 Edw. II.

STAFFORD. Inq. Monday after St. Peter in Cathedra, 1 Edw. II. (defaced.) Lands &c. in the king's hand by reason of the minority of the said Thomas.

Horton. The manor, with its members Ruston, and the hamlets of Gretton and Stanleye (full extent given with names of tenants), including a wood with pasture called Hortoneshay, and land in Lodezerd, held of Edmund, baron of Stafford, in chief by service of 15s. yearly.

Enedon. A third part of the manor (full extent given with names of tenants), held of Theobald de Verdun without service.

Alstanesfeld. A third part of the manor, the hamlet of Beresford including a vaccary called 'Quernyford,' and a third part of the hamlet of Bromkot, and lands in Stansop, (full extent given with names of tenants), held of Thomas earl of Lancaster, as of the honour of Tutteburi, by service of 1 knight's fee.

Tyssington. A third part of the manor (extent given), held of the honour of Tutteburi by service of 2s. 2d. yearly.

Helye. The castle and park, held of the heirs of William de Twishel in chief without service.

Betteleye (full extent given with names of tenants), held of the heirs of William de Betteleye in chief without service.

Tunstall. A third part of the manor (full extent given with names of tenants, held of the heirs of Geoffrey de Greseley, without service.

Alditheley. The manor with [the hamlet of] Talk (full extent given with names of tenants), held of Sir Theobald de Verdun in chief without service.

Chesterton (full extent given with names of tenants), held of Thomas, earl of Lancaster, in chief by service of 27d. yearly.

Cold Norton (extent given), held of John de Hanestang in chief, without service.

Nicholas, son of Nicholas son of Nicholas de Aldithleye, and brother of the said Thomas, aged 18 at the feast of St. Martin last, is his next heir.

SALOP. Inq. Monday after St. Chad, 1 Edw. II. (defaced.)

Ford. The manor, with its members Pontesford, La Lee, Hanewod, Espeleye, Saxecote, the hamlet of Pleyleye, Sybaskot [alias Sibaldescote], Newenham, Ardeskote, Poulemere, Crokton, Schrawardyn, Benthale, Egge, and Moele [alias Mele] (full extent given with names of tenants), held of the king in chief by service of 12l. yearly.

Kenardeleye. The manor with its member Egardesley (full extent given with names of tenants), including a plot of land called Webhurst, held of the heirs of Madoc de Sutton in chief without service.

Egemunden. The manor (full extent given with names of tenants), held of the king in chief by service of a mewed sparrow-hawk yearly.

Gravenhunger. A tenement (full extent given with names of tenants), held of the heirs of Adam son of Richard de Gravenhunger in socage, without service.

Heir as above.

SALOP. Inq. Friday after St. Peter in Cathedra, 1 Edw. II.

Red Castle, Weston and Wikeshull. 3 carucates land (full extent given given with names of tenants), including a park about the castle, another park called Ludeparck, and rents for a moiety of the pond of Moston, and for tenements in Chusbor, Laken and Istefeld (?), held in chief in socage of the heirs of Maud Lestrange (Extranea) by service of 1d.

Marchumleie. 1 carucate land (full extent given with names of tenants), including a wood called Northwode, a fishpond, a warren, 21s. rent from Hakestan, and a plot of land called Austanesle, held in socage of the heirs of John de March [umleie] by service of 1lb. pepper.

Kentenesdene. A rabbit warren and rents (full extent given with names of tenants), a member of Marchumleie and held by the same service.

Loscusford. Rents (full extent given with names of tenants), held in socage of Hugh de Clely, by service of 1d. yearly.

Nicholas, son of Nicholas de Aditheleye, aged 17, is next heir of the said Thomas, unless the wife of the said Thomas is pregnant.

LONDON. Inq. and extent, 20 March, 1 Edw. II.

Aldergate Ward. A messuage without Aldergate called Audeleeshalle(extent given), held of the dean and chapter of St. Paul's by service of 5s. 4d. yearly, and rendering 7s. to the hospital of St. Bartholomew yearly, and 4s. to the church of St. Botulph without Aldergate for the maintenance of a lamp.

Nicholas his brother, age unknown, is his next heir.

Writ to the escheator in co. Chester, 16 Jan. 1 Edw. II.

CHESTER. Inq. Saturday after St. Peter in Cathedra, 1 Edw. II.

Le Newehalle. A third part of two parts of the manor (extent given with names of tenants), held of the king in chief by service of 1/15 knight's fee, and there are free tenants who hold of the same manor the following towns &c. viz.:- Bertherton, Weston and two parts of Cherlton, and a messuage and 2 bovates land in Leefeld, held by Geoffrey Griffyn, by service of 1/4 knight's fee, two pairs of gloves, price 2d., and suit at the hundred of Wich Malban.

Fouleshurst. The hamlet, held by William de Fouleshurst by service of 8s. yearly.

Pikemere. A fourth part, held by John de Pikemere by service of 2s. 2 1/2d. yearly.

Bechinton and the mill of Hassale, held by Matthew de Bechinton by service of 1/2 knight's fee, and 2s. yearly.

Hassale. The hamlet, held by two free tenants by service of 12d. yearly.

Tatton. The manor, including a ferry, held by Robert de Masey by service of 1 knight's fee, and 60s. yearly.

Wich Malban. A ninth part (full extent given with names of tenants), including a fishery in Briddesmere, held of the king in chief by the same service with Le Newehalle.

Chester City. 5 burgages &c. (full extent given with names of tenants), with the ferries of Swannesbache and Bromeshurst.

Smalwode. A third part (extent given), held of the heirs of Warin de Maynwaryng by service of 2s. yearly.

Wyreswell. A fourth part (extent given), held of Richard Wodenot by service of 1d. yearly.

Sonde. A ninth part (extent given), held in socage of Meiler de Grenlegh by service of 1d. yearly.

Chakele. A moiety (full extent given), held of the heirs of Henry de Hassale by service of 1d. yearly.

Haywode. The manor (extent given), including a meadow and free tenants in Wryme, held in socage of Hamo de Blakenhale by service of 1d. yearly.

Nicholas, his brother, aged at the feast of St. Martin last, is his next heir. Extent or summary of the above lands. Schedule of some of the above to the value of a third part.

Writ of certiorari de feodis, &c. 24 March, 1 Edw. II.

SALOP. Inq. and extent, 23 April, 1 Edw. II. Machomleye. The advowson of the chapel. He held no other advowsons or fees in the county.

STAFFORD. Inq. Thursday after SS. Tiburcius and Valerian, 1 Edw. II.

Chetelton. 1 knight's fee held by the heir of Richard de Chetelton.

Audeley. The advowson of the church.

WARWICK. Inq. 8 July, 1 Edw. II.

Coventre, Folkeshull, and Eccleshale. 100s. rent held by Henry Bagot of Coventre, by the demise of John de Coweleye of co. Stafford with Katherine his sister in free marriage, by service of 1/20 knight's fee.

Coventre, Folkeshull, Eccleshale and Keresleye. 100s. rent held by William de Pilkynton and Geoffrey de Chaterton of co. Lancaster, by service of 1/20 knight's fee.

Writ of certiorari de feodis, &c. to the escheator in co. Chester, 24 March, 1 Edw. II.

CHESTER. Inq. 20 April, 1 Edw. II. (defective).

Blakenhale, held by Hamo de Blakenhale by service of 1/2 knight's fee.

Monekescopenhale, held by Edward Burnel by service of 1/2 knight's fee.

Bertherton and Weston, held by Geoffrey Griffiz by service of 1/2 knight's fee.

Stapele, held by Peter de Stapele by service of 1/10 knight's fee.

Cherle and Barkesford, held by Robert de Harecurt by service of 1/2 knight's fee.

Becheton, held by Matthew de Becheton by service of 1/2 knight's fee.

Batinton, Alstanston, Bromhale, and Sonde, held by William de Chetelton by service of 2 knights' fees.

Werleston, Wrenneburi, Bebinton, and Berleston, held by John de Werleston, Robert de Harcurt, Richard de Fouleshurst, Robert de Bussi, and David de Cruwe, by service of 1 knight's fee, and fifteen parts (?) of 1/2 knight's fee.

Hashale, held by Adam del Wode and Richard de Hashale by service of 1/3 knight's fee (?).

Writ of extent on the complaint of Bertrand de Caylou, who holds the wardship of the said Thomas's lands, by the concession of Peter de Gavaston, to whom the king granted the same until the lawful age of the heir, that there were many errors in the former inquisitions whereby dower was assigned to Eva, late the wife of the said Thomas, by pretext whereof Thomas Dufford, who married her, and the said Eva have more than pertains to them, 2 Dec. 2 Edw. II.

STAFFORD. Inq. Thursday after the Purification, 2 Edw. I. (defaced). Alditheley, Talk, Heleye, Betteleye, [Che]streton, [Tun]stal, Norton (?), Horton, Enedon and Austanesfeld. The manors, &c., as above but with different valuations (extents given).

SALOP. Inq. Thursday ……… (fragment). Forde. The manor with its members, &c. as above, but with a slightly different valuation.

SALOP. Inq. and extent, Saturday before the Epiphany, 2 Edw. II. Kynardeleye. The manor with Egardeleye, as above (full extent given), including plots of land called Le Wolfhurste and Brokhurste.

SALOP. Inq. and extent, Friday before the Epiphany, 2 Edw. II. (defaced). Red Castle, Weston and Wykeshull, Marchomeleye, Kentonesdene, Loscusford, Egemundon, and Gravenhunger. The castle, lands, rents, &c. as above (full extent given).

C. Edw. II. File 5.

• Inquisition: Post mortem, 6 Dec 1316. 5


Sources


1 William Henry Turton, <i>The Plantagenet Ancestry</i> (1968), 119.

2 Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, David Faris, <i>Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700: The Lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and Some of Their Descendants</i> (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1992), 122-32.

3 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), I:339.

4 Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.

5 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 6 Edward II: 35-44.

6 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 5 Edward II: 28-31.

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