James de Aldithley, Lord (c.1225 - 1272) MP

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Nicknames: "Justice james of aldithley"
Birthplace: Heleigh Castle, Audley, Staffordshire, England
Death: Died in Heleigh Castle Audley Staffordshire, England
Occupation: Keeper of the Castle of Newcastle-under-Lyme in 1250, Sheriff of Staffordshire from 1261 to 1262, LORD MARCHER, JUSTICIAR OF ENGLAND, SHERIFF, Sheriff of Staffordshire, Lord of Audley, Justiciar of Ireland, Justice of Chester
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About James de Aldithley, Lord

James of Aldithley was born circa 1220.1 He was the son of Henry of Aldithley and Bertred Mainwaring.1 He married Ela Longespée, daughter of William Longespée, 2nd Earl of Salisbury and Idoine de Camville, in 1244.2 He died circa 11 June 1272 at Ireland, by breaking his neck.1
    James of Aldithley was also known as James d'Audley. He held the office of Keeper of the Castle of Newcastle-under-Lyme on 30 October 1250.1 He held the office of Sheriff of Staffordshire from 1261 to 1262.1 He held the office of Sheriff of Shropshire from 1261 to 1262.1 He fought in the campaign in the Welsh Marches in 1264, for the king, against the Barons.1 He fought in the Evesham campaign in 1265.1 He held the office of Justiciar [Ireland] between 1270 and 1272.1 He held the office of Sheriff of Staffordshire from 1270 to 1271.1 He held the office of Sheriff of Shropshire from 1270 to 1271.1 He lived at Heleigh, Staffordshire, England.3

Children of James of Aldithley and Ela Longespée

   * James of Aldithley2 b. 1250, d. b 7 Nov 1273
   * Henry of Aldithley2 b. 1251, d. 1276
   * William of Aldithley2 b. 18 Oct 1253, d. b 12 Nov 1282
   * Nicholas of Aldithley+2 b. b 1258, d. 28 Aug 1299
   * Hugh Audley, 1st Lord Audley (of Stratton Audley)+3 b. c 1267, d. bt Nov 1325 - Mar 1326

Citations

  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 337. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 338.
  3. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 347.

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  • James of Aldithley (Audley)

born 1225 Heleigh Castle, Audley, Staffordshire, England

died 11 June 1272 Ireland

father:

  • Henry De Aldithley (Audley)

born Abt 1175 Heleigh Castle, Audley, Staffordshire, England

died Bef 19 Nov 1246 Mainwaring, Bersted, Sussex, England

mother:

  • Bertred Mainwaring

born Abt 1196 England

died Aft 1249

married 1217 Of Edgmond, Cheshire, England

siblings:

  • Emma of Aldithley born about 1218 Heleigh Castle, Audley, Staffordshire, England

Henry of Aldithley born about 1222 Heleigh Castle, Audley, Staffordshire, England died 1275

Ralf of Aldithley born about 1218 Heleigh, Audley, Staffordshire, England died before 1240

spouse:

  • Ela Longspee

born Abt 1226 England

died 22 Nov 1299

married 1244 Of Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

children:

  • Hugh De Audley born Abt 1250 Of Audley, Staffordshire, England

Nicholas De Audley born Bef 1258 Of Heleigh, Staffordshire, England

christened Of Red Castle, Weston, Shropshire, England died 28 Aug 1299

Joan of Aldithley (Audley) born Abt 1265 Of Heleigh, Staffordshire, England

James of Aldithley (Audley) born 1250 Of Heleigh, Audley, Staffordshire, England

died 23 Nov 1273 Ireland

biographical and/or anecdotal:

notes or source:

LDS

James de Aldithley, Justiciar of Ireland

b. circa 1220, d. circa 11 June 1272

Father Henry de Aldithley1 b. circa 1175, d. before November 1246

Mother Bertred Mainwaring b. circa 1196

    James de Aldithley, Justiciar of Ireland was first or second son of Henry of Aldithley and Berta Mainwaring.2 He was a witness where Nicholas, 1st Lord Audley second son and eventual representative of Nicholas de Aldithely, who was son of James de Aldithley, one of the Lords-Marcher, and an active adherent of Henry III in his contests with the Barons, whose father, Henry de Aldithley, built the castle of Heleigh, and founded Hulton Abbey in 1223.3 James de Aldithley, Justiciar of Ireland was born circa 1220 at England.2 He was the son of Henry de Aldithley and Bertred Mainwaring.1 James de Aldithley, Justiciar of Ireland married Ela Longespée, daughter of William Longespée and Idonia de Camville, in 1244 at Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.4,5 James de Aldithley, Justiciar of Ireland had livery of his lands in 1246/47 at 31 Henry III.6 He was an active adherent of Henry III in his contests with the Barons between 1250 and 1260.1 Keeper of the castle of Newcastle-under-Lyme on 30 October 1250.2 He was a great favorite of Richard, Earl of Cornwall, at whose coronation as King of Almaine (Germany) he assisted in May 1257.6 He was a witness where Richard, "of Cornwall," Earl of Cornwall crowned as King of the Romans, i.e. emperor-designate, in May 1257 at Aachen, Germany. Arms: De gueules, fretté d'or.7 James de Aldithley, Justiciar of Ireland joined in a letter of the Barons to the Pope in 1258.2 Justice of Chester in 1259.6 He was one of the Lords-Marcher, actively employed for some years against the Welsh, circa 1260.1,6 Justiciar of Ireland between 1262 and 1272.8 He was a witness where Roger, 6th Lord Mortimer with other barons-marcher, giving battle to Llewellyn, Prince of Wales in 1264.6 James de Aldithley, Justiciar of Ireland was with Roger de Mortimer and the other barons-marcher, giving battle to Llewellyn, Prince of Wales in 1264.6 He was joined the Earl of Gloucester at Evesham in rescuing the king, who had become captive to the Earl of Leicester at the battle of Lewes.6 He performed a pilgrimage to the shrine of St. James in Galicia in 1267/68 at 52 Henry III, Spain.6 Annals of Monte Fernando 1270: "Item dominus James de Audele venit justiciarius Hibernie."9 He embarked in the Crusade with King Henry and Prince Edward in 1270.6 Annales Hiberniae 1270: "Jacobus de Audley Justitiarius."8 Annales Hiberniae 1272: "Interficitur justitiarius Jacobus Audley, lapsus ab equo in Thothomomia, cui successit Mauritius Mauritii."8 He died circa 11 June 1272 at 56 Henry III, Ireland. He died by "breaking his neck."5 His estate was probated on 16 July 1272; Writ for his Inq. p. m..5 He was the predecessor of Maurice fitz Maurice, Lord Justice of Ireland; Justiciar of Ireland.8

Family

Ela Longespée b. 1228, d. before 22 November 1299

Children

James de Aldithley b. 1250, d. 12736

Henry de Aldithley b. 1251, d. 12766

Joan de Audley b. c 12526

Sir William de Audley Knt. b. 18 Oct 1253, d. 12826

Nicholas de Aldithley+ b. b 1258, d. 28 Aug 12991,5

Hugh, Lord Audley of Heleigh+ b. c 1260, d. 1325

Citations

[S484] Peter Townend, B:P, 105th, pg. 136 - Audley.

[S215] Revised by others later George Edward Cokayne CP, I:337.

[S484] Peter Townend, B:P, 105th, pg. 136 - Audley - for place.

[S245] LDS.

[S215] Revised by others later George Edward Cokayne CP, I:338.

[S235] Paternal Ancestry of H. B. James, online, I Copyright (c) Homer Beers James 1996 - In web form by P. McBride (mailto:e-mail address).

[S1403] Armoriaux, online www.heraldique-europeenne.org/Armoriaux/index.html, Rôle d'armes Glover: 34. Jacques d'Audley (James de Audedoyle).

[S1106] Patricia Kelly and Philip Irwin Jane McCarthy, AH, pg. 36.

[S1105] Margaret Lantry, AMF, MF1270.6.

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James de Aldithley, Lord's Timeline

1225
1225
Heleigh Castle, Audley, Staffordshire, England
1244
1244
Age 19
1249
1249
Age 24
Heleigh Castle, Staffordshire, , England
1250
October 30, 1250
- present
Age 25
1255
1255
Age 30
Audley, Staffordshire, , England
1258
1258
Age 33
Heleigh, Stafford, England
1260
1260
Age 35
1261
1261
- 1262
Age 36
1267
1267
Age 42
Stratton Audley, Oxfordshire, England
1270
1270
- 1271
Age 45
Staffordshire, England