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Henry de Audley
(Abt 1175-Bef 1246)
Bertrade de Mainwaring
(Abt 1196-After 1249)
William Longespee 2nd Earl of Salisbury
(Bef 1209-1250)
Idoine de Camville
(-Bef 1252)
James de Audley of Heleigh
(Abt 1220-Abt 1272)
Ela Longespee
(-Bef 1299)
Nicholas de Audley
(Bef 1258-Bef 1299)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Catherine Giffard

Nicholas de Audley 1 2 3

  • Born: Bef 1258 1 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Catherine Giffard before 1300 1
  • Died: Bef 28 Aug 1299 1 2 3 4

   Another name for Nicholas was Nicholas de Aldithley.

  General Notes:

NICHOLAS de Audley (before 1258-28 Aug 1299). The Book of Lacock names "Guillelmum de Audele…Nich´um de Audele" as the children of "Jacobus de Audele" and his wife Ela, adding that William was drowned "apud Snowdoun in guerra Wallić". Inquisitions after a writ dated 25 Dec "11 Edw I" following the death of "William de Auditheleye..." name "Nicholas his brother is his next heir and of full age...Ela his mother...Lucy late the wife of Henry de Audethele".

m (1299 or before) CATHERINE Giffard, daughter of JOHN Giffard Lord Giffard of Brimpsfield & his first wife Matilda de Clifford (1272-after 1322). The Book of Lacock names "Catharinam filiam Johannis Giffard" as wife of "Nich´um de Audele", son of "Jacobus de Audele". She became a nun at Ledbury.

Nicholas & his wife had four children: Thomas, Nicholas, Alice and Ela.

[FMG/Medieval Lands]

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Nicholas of Aldithley or Audley, brother and heir, b. bef. 1258. On 26 Jan 1296/7, he was summoned to attend the King at Salisbury, but such summons cannot be considered as a regular writ of summons to Parliament. He m. Catherine, daughter of John Giffard (1st Lord Giffard of Brimpsfield), by his 1st wife, Maud, widow of William Longespee, daughter and heir of Walter de Clifford. He d. 28 Aug 1299. Inq.p.m. 27 Edward I. His widow, who was b. 1272, had dower 23 Oct 1299; she was living in 1322, as a nun at Ledbury.

[Complete Peerage I:338-9 XIV:50] 1

  Events

• Inquisition: Post mortem, 25 Dec 1282. 5 476. William de Auditheleye alias de Aldeleye, de Audeleye, de Audethel', de Audeleg'.

Writ to Reginald de Grey, justice of Chester or his lieutenant, 25 Dec. 11 Edw. I. Chester.

Inq. Sunday after the Circumcision, 11 Edw. I.

La Newehall manor. 5 carucates land, and 18l. rent of assize, and 12l. rent in Nantwich (Wyco Malbano), doing service of 5˝ knights' fees to the king; but the jury understand that he had an acquittance from Ranulph, sometime earl of Chester, of the whole of that service except 1/10 knight's fee.

Blakenhal. 2 carucates land in demesne held of Ralph de Vernon by service of 1 knight's fee.

Wyriswall. 3 bovates land held of Richard de Brescy and the heir of Richard de Bulkel', rendering 3s.

Smalwod and Pyckmere. 108s. rent held of Warin de Meynwaryn in free marriage.

Nicholas his brother is his next heir and of full age.

Writ to the sheriff of Salop and Stafford, escheator there, 28 Dec. 11 Edw. I.

[Stafford.] Inq. Tuesday before Epiphany, 11 Edw. I.

Audethele. The manor with the castle of Helegh (extent given) including 'stuth' worth 1 mark yearly, held, together with the manor of Enedon, of Sir Theobald de Verdun by service of 1 knight's fee; and Ela his mother holds a third part in dower in these manors.

Betteley. The manor (extent given) held of the heir of William de Betteley by service of 1d. rent; and the said Ela has her dower there.

Tunstall. The manor (extent given, excepting dower), including a quarry of millstone, a mine of sea coal, and 'cowstoth' worth 40s. yearly, held of Sir Edmund son of King Henry by homage and service of 1d. yearly.

Russton, held of the said Sir Theobald by 1/20 knight's fee ; and there is a yearly rent there worth 10s. besides dower.

Horton. The manor, held of Edmund de Stafford by service of 10s. yearly; and the pasturage of the Hay of Horton is worth 100s., and yearly rent there is worth 58s. 5d., besides dower.

Enedon. The manor, held of the said Theobald as aforesaid, and the pasturage of the park is worth 20s. yearly, pannage 10s., and rent of assize 2s. 2˝d., and the residue of the manor is held in dower.

Austanesfeld. A third part of the manor (extent given excepting dower) held of the king in chief of the honor of Chester.

Cesterton, held of Sir Edmund the king's son, service unspecified, which Ela his mother holds in dower.

Norton, held of Robert Hasteyng by service of ˝ knight's fee, which Ela his mother and Lucy late the wife of Henry de Audethele hold in dower.

Heir as above, aged 24 and more.

[Salop.] Inq. Tuesday before Epiphany, 11 Edw. I.

Egemundon. The manor (extent given, excepting the dower of the aforesaid Ela) held of the king in chief by service of a mewed sparrowhawk.

Neuport (Novus Burgus). The manor (extent given excepting the dower of the said Ela).

Red Castle (Rubeum Castrum) with its members (extent given, excepting the dower of the said Ela), viz.:- Red Castle and Weston held of the heirs of Richard de Harecurt rendering 1d. yearly, and Marchunley with its members held of the heirs of Richard le Fizaleyn for a part of 1 knight's fee. Fordesham. The manor (extent given, excepting the dower of the said Ela) viz.:'97the township of Forde with its members, rent of assize 50l. 17s. 2˝d. of which 8l. yearly are rendered to the king, and pleas &c. 40s., held of the king at fee farm. Kynardeley. The manor (extent given) held of the heirs of Madoc de Sotton in exchange for Apedale in co. Stafford; and the manor of Kynardeley is without the county. Gravinhunger. The township, 3s. 4d. rent of assize and 2s. pleas &c., tenure unspecified.

Heir as above.

C. Edw. I. File 35. (3.)

• Inquisition: Post mortem, 28 Aug 1299. 4 536. NICHOLAS DE ALDITHELE alias DE AUDELEYE, DE ALDITHELEYE.

Writ to the justice of Chester, 28 Aug. 27 Edw. I.

CHESTER. Inq. Saturday after St. Michael in Monte Tumba, 27 Edw. I (defaced).

Neuhall. Two parts of two parts of the manor held of the king in chief by service of 1/10 knight's fee.

Nantwich (Wic Malbanc). A ninth part of a water-mill, a third part of …… burgages rendering 20s. yearly and 2lb. pepper, free tenants …… pleas &c. of the hundred and halmote.

Bruneshurste and Swanesbach. The passagium.

Smalewode. Two parts of the township (extent given) held of the heirs of Warin de Meynwaryn in free marriage.

Chester. 5s. rent held of the said heirs in free marriage.

Pikemere. A moiety of the town, which is let to tenants for 6s. 8d. yearly, held of the same heirs.

Chakkeleye. A moiety of the town held of the heirs of Henry de Hasshal in exchange for lands in Hashall and Budenhall.

Heywod. 160a. land held of the fee of Hamo de Blakenhal in socage.

Bryddesmere. The mere.

Wryme. 6a. meadow.

Sonde. A ninth part of the town held in socage of the heirs of Meyler de Grynleye by service of 1d. yearly.

Tatton. 40s. yearly (rent).

Weston. A knight's fee held of Robert de Praeeres …….. by service of 6d. and two pairs of gloves yearly.

Thomas his son, aged 10 on the quinzaine of Easter last, is his next heir.

Writ, 28 Aug. 27 Edw. I.

STAFFORD. Inq. made at Newcastle under Lyme, 17 Sept. 27 Edw. I (defaced).

Heleye. The castle with garden &c., 40a. arable, 40a. wood (?) and pasture, and four porters each holding a cottage and rendering 2s. yearly, held of William de Betteleye in exchange for certain tenements in Audeleye called 'le Knolle,' without doing any service.

Betteleye. Two parts of the same (extent given with names of tenants), including two parts of water-mills called Bodileymulne and Culverdonemulne, held of Henry de Betteleye in exchange for certain tenements in Hatteshale and Bedenhale, co. Chester, service unspecified.

Audeleye. 15a. wood and pasture, and 65s. 2d. rent of free tenants &c. (extent given with names of tenants), pleas &c. held of Theobald de Verdon in socage without doing any service.

Talk. 66s. 8 1/2d. rent from customary tenants and 10s. 8 1/4d. at Christmas called 'kylgh,' (extent given with names of tenants) held of Theobald de Verdon in socage without doing any service.

Dymmesdale. 30s. 10 1/2d. assised rent (extent given with names of tenants), a cock and a hen, held of Sir Thomas de Lancastria in socage by service of 2s. 6d. yearly.

Tonstall. Two parts of the manor (full extent given with names of tenants) held of the heirs of Engerolf (?) de Greseleye by homage.

Henedon. Two parts of (?) a park wherein are 24a. wood and pasture, and two parts of . .a. meadow, held of Theobald de Verdon in socage by homage and fealty.

Horton. Two parts of the township (extent given with names of tenants) held of Hugh de Audeleye in socage by service of 6s. 8d. yearly.

Alstanefeld. Two parts of three parts of the township (extent given with names of tenants) held of Ralph de Verdon by service of 2d. yearly.

Heir as above.

SALOP. Inq. made at Shrewsbury (Salop), 23 Sept. 27 Edw. I (faded and defaced).

Red Castle. The castle, lands &c. (full extent given with names of tenants), including water-mills called Westbrokemulne and Bechemulne, a moiety of the preserve of Moston, and lands or tenements in Wykeshull, Cheseburi, Lakene, Weston, Hauekeston, Marchumley and Kentenesden, held of the heirs of Maud Lestrange (Extranee) in socage by service of 1lb. pepper yearly for all service; and 1a. wood and pasture held of the heirs of Richard de Lakene without doing any service.

Kynardesleye. The manor (full extent given with names of tenants), including the township of Egardeleye and a plot of land called Webenhurst, held of the heirs of Madoc de Sutton without doing any service.

Egmundon and Newport (Novi Burgi). Two parts of the manor (extent given) held of the king in chief by service of a sparrow-hawk.

Forde. Two parts of the manor (extent given with names of tenants), including mills called Pontisford, and Forde mill, held of the king by his charter at fee farm, paying 8l. yearly at the king's exchequer.

Gravehungre. The manor (extent given with names of tenants) held of the heirs of Adam son of Richard de Gravehungre in socage, without doing any service.

Lee (Lega) under Brokhurst. The township (extent given with names of tenants) held with Katherine his wife, jointly enfeoffed by one Bertram de Burgo to hold to them and the heirs of the said Nicholas of the chief lords of the fee, rendering yearly to Edmund son of John (?) ………

C. Edw. I. File 89. (7.)


Nicholas married Catherine Giffard, daughter of John Giffard 1st Baron Giffard of Brimsfield and Matilda de Clifford, before 1300.1 (Catherine Giffard was born about 1272 2 3 6 and died after 1322 2 3.)


Sources


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

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), 122-31.

3 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), I:338-9.

4 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 3 Edward I: 403-410.

5 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 2 Edward I: 284-295.

6 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 3 Edward I: 416-422.

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