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James Touchet, 5th Baron Audley, 2nd Baron Touchet

James Touchet, 5th Baron Audley, 2nd Baron Touchet[1, 2, 3]

Male 1398 - 1459  (~ 61 years)

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  • Name James Touchet 
    Arms of Touchet
    Arms of Touchet
    Arms of Audley
    Arms of Audley
    Arms of Audley: Gules, fretty or. As given for Nicholas de Audley on the following Rolls of arms: Collins Roll (1304), Falkirk Roll (1298) and for his ancestor on the Glover's Roll (c. 1240-45).
    Suffix 5th Baron Audley, 2nd Baron Touchet 
    Born ca. 1398 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Sep 1459  Blore Heath, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • KIA, battle of Blore Heath. Audley was in command of the Lancastrian force that was defeated by Richard, duke of Salisbury.
    • "Although Audley was an aging commander and his tactics had been seriously naive, he did not lack personal valor. He fought in the thick of the battle. But in the melee he was sought out by one Sir Roger Kynaston of Hordley, a retainer of the duke of York, who was among Salisbury's knights. In the open field, where the ground sloped gently downward, Audley eventually lost his valiant stand. He was hacked down and killed, and his assistant commander John Sutton, Lord Dudley, was taken prisoner. The loyalists had lost their leader and soon gave up the fight. The battle lasted a total of around four hours, and by the end of it perhaps two thousand men lay dead in the field, their blood seeping into the warm autumn soil." [4]
    Lancastrian
    Lancastrian
    Audley's Cross
    Audley's Cross
    Buried Darley Abbey, Derby, Derbyshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12382  Dickinson
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2015 

    Father John Tuchet, 4th Baron Audley, 1st Baron Tuchet ,   b. 23 Apr 1371,   d. 19 Dec 1408  (Age 37 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Elizabeth Stafford 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F3833  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Margaret de Ros,   b. ca. 1400,   d. bef. 14 Feb 1430  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Married 24 Feb 1415 
    • Date of license. Papal dispensation granted due to degree of affinity.
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Touchet, Baroness Cobham,   b. ca. 1420,   d. bef. 8 Nov 1464  (Age ~ 44 years)  [Birth]
     2. Anne Touchet,   b. ca. 1424,   d. 1503  (Age ~ 79 years)  [Birth]
     3. John Touchet, 6th Baron Audley, 3rd Baron Tuchet ,   b. 1423,   d. 1490  (Age 67 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F4361  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Eleanor de Holand,   b. ca. 1406 
    Married 14 Sep 1430 
    • Date of license. Papal dispensation granted due to degree of affinity.
    Children 
     1. Margaret Touchet, Countess of Tankerville,   b. ca. 1431,   d. bef. 2 Feb 1481  (Age ~ 50 years)  [Birth]
     2. Constance Touchet,   b. ca. 1432  [Birth]
    +3. Humphrey Audley,   b. ca. 1438,   d. 6 May 1471, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years)  [Birth]
     4. Thomas Touchet,   b. ca. 1440,   d. Jun 1507  (Age ~ 67 years)  [Birth]
     5. Eleanor Touchet,   b. ca. 1442  [Birth]
     6. Edmund Audley, Bishop of Rochester, Bishop of Hereford and Bishop of Salisbury,   b. ca. 1443,   d. 23 Aug 1524  (Age ~ 81 years)  [Birth]
     7. Anne Touchet,   b. ca. 1446  [Birth]
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F3511  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Sep 1459 - Blore Heath, Staffordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Darley Abbey, Derby, Derbyshire Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S336463] Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families, Charles Cawley, (Online: The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/), http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ENGLISH%20NOBILITY%20MEDIEVAL.htm#EdmundHolandKentdied1408.

    2. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org), "James Tuchet, 5th Baron Audley", en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Tuchet,_5th_Baron_Audley.

    3. [S336443] Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Douglas Richardson, (Salt Lake City, Utah: 2011).

    4. [S165] The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors, Dan Jones, (New York: Viking, 2014), 160-161.

    5. [S165] The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors, Dan Jones, (New York: Viking, 2014), 159-161.