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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)
Thomas Audley
(Abt 1289-Bef 1308)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Eva de Clavering

Thomas Audley 2

  • Born: Abt 1289 3
  • Marriage (1): Eva de Clavering 1
  • Died: Bef 16 Jan 1308 4
  • BuriedMale: Langley Abbey, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 6DG, GB 1

   Another name for Thomas was Thomas de Aldithley.

  General Notes:

THOMAS Audley (1288-[8 Jul/14 Dec] 1307, bur Langley Abbey, Norfolk).

m as her first husband, EVA de Clavering, daughter of JOHN de Clavering Lord Clavering & his wife Hawise de Tibetot ([before 1305]-30 Sep 1369, bur Langley Abbey, Norfolk). She married secondly (before 2 Dec 1308) Sir Thomas de Ufford. After her second husband was killed at the battle of Bannockburn, Eva lived with, but did not marry, her first husband's first cousin Sir James Audley. She married thirdly Robert de Benhale Lord Benhale.

[FMG/Medieval Lands]

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Thomas of Aldithley or Audley, son and heir, b. 1288, was aged over 10 at his father's death. He m. Eve, daughter and heir of John of Clavering (2nd Lord Clavering), by Hawise, daughter of Robert de Tibetot. He dsp while still a minor, shortly before 21 Nov 1307. Writ for Inq.p.m. 16 Jan 1307/8. His widow m. 2ndly, bef. 2 Dec 1308, Sir Thomas de Ufford, who was slain at Bannockburn, 24 June 1314. After his death, she lived with, but did not marry, (possibly owing to some difficulty in obtaining a dispensation; or to avoid the fine which she would have had to pay on marriage) Sir James Audley (who d. 1333/4) 1st cousin of her 1st husband. She m. finally, Robert of Benhale, (Lord Benhale).

[Complete Peerage I:339] 1

  Events

Inquisition: Post mortem, 28 Aug 1299. 3 536. 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.)

Inquisition: Post mortem, 16 Jan 1308. 4 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.


Thomas married Eva de Clavering, daughter of John FitzRobert of Costessey, Norfolk and Hawise de Tibetot.1 (Eva de Clavering died on 30 Sep 1369 1 and was buried in Langley Abbey, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 6DG, GB 1.)


Sources


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

2 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), I:339, III:275.

3 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.

4 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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