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James Touchet, 7th Lord Audley

Also Known As: "James Tuchet"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Staffordshire, England
Death: Died in Tower Hill, London, England
Place of Burial: Blackfriars
Immediate Family:

Son of John Touchet 3rd Baron Audley and Anne Tuchet (Echingham), Baroness Audley
Husband of Margaret Touchet and Joan Bourchier
Father of William Audley, I; John Touchet, 8th Lord Audley of Heleigh; Thomas Touchet and John Touchet
Brother of Thomas Touchett; Anne Wingfield; Eleanor Lewknor; Elizabeth Tuchet and John Touchett
Half brother of Sir Henry Rogers and Thomas Rogers

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About James Touchet, 7th Baron Audley

James Tuchet, 7th Baron Audley

James Tuchet, 7th Baron Audley (c. 1463 – 28 June 1497) was a leading rebel in the 1st Cornish Rebellion of 1497 opposing the rule of Henry VII of England born in Heleigh Castle, Staffordshire to John Tuchet, 6th Baron Audley and Anne Echingham and sentenced to beheading in the year of the rebellion.[1]

About 1483 Audley married Margaret Darrell, the daughter of Richard Darrell of Littlecote, Wiltshire by Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Stafford, widow of Humphrey Stafford, styled Earl of Stafford, and daughter and coheir of Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset, by whom he had a son and heir, John Tuchet, 8th Baron Audley.

Audley married secondly, about Michaelmas 1488, Joan Bourchier (d. 3 March 1532), daughter of Fulk Bourchier, 10th Baron FitzWarin, and Elizabeth Dynham, by whom he had a son, John Tuchet.[2][3]

Tuchet was an army commander who succeeded to the title of 7th Lord Audley, of Heleigh on 26 September 1490. He became one of the commanders of the 1st Cornish Rebellion of 1497 in Wells during June 1497. The Cornish army under the command of Michael An Gof and Thomas Flamank had marched to Wells and then onto Winchester via Bristol and Salisbury in a remarkable unopposed progress right across the south of England. In Somerset Lord Audley had helped take command of the army which marched through Guildford and onto Blackheath near Deptford, south-east London where a battle took place on 17 June 1497. The Cornish were beaten by the King's forces and the leaders Michael An Gof, Thomas Flamank, and Lord Audley were captured on the battlefield.

Henry VII was said to be delighted and gave thanks to God for deliverance from the rebellious Cornish. An Gof joined Flamank and Audley in the Tower of London and a week later they were tried and condemned. An Gof and Flamank enjoyed the king's mercy by being hanged until they were dead before being disemboweled and quartered. Their heads were then stuck on pikes on London bridge. As a peer, Lord Audley was treated less barbarously and on Wednesday, 28 June 1497 was taken from Newgate gaol to Tower Hill where he was beheaded. He was buried at Blackfriars, London.[4] His title was forfeit but was restored to his son John in 1512.

From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Tuchet,_7th_Baron_Audley

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  • Sir James Touchet, 7th Lord Audley1,2,3,4,5,6
  • M, #90559, b. circa 1463, d. 28 June 1497
  • Father Sir John Audley, 6th Lord Audley, Lord High Treasurer1,7,8 b. c 1426, d. 20 Sep 1490
  • Mother Anne Echingham1,7,8 b. c 1429, d. 7 May 1498
  • Sir James Touchet, 7th Lord Audley was born circa 1463 at of Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, England; Age 27 in 1490.1,3,6 He married Margaret Darell, daughter of Sir Richard Darrell, Sheriff of Wiltshire, Sub-Treasurer of England and Margaret Beaufort, before 1483; They had 1 son (John, 8th Lord Audley).9,2,3,5,6 Sir James Touchet, 7th Lord Audley married Joan Bourchier, daughter of Sir Fulk Bourchier, 10th Lord FitzWarin and Elizabeth Dinham, circa 29 September 1488; They had a son (John) born in 1490 (age 7 in 1497), often confused with his older half-brother of the same name (born in 1483).1,3,4,6 Sir James Touchet, 7th Lord Audley died on 28 June 1497 at Tower Hill, London, Middlesex, England; Beheaded. Buried at Blackfriars, London.1,3,6
  • Family 1 Margaret Darell b. c 1460, d. b 29 Sep 1488
  • Family 2 Joan Bourchier b. c 1472, d. 3 Mar 1532
  • Citations
  • [S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. I, p. 342.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 82.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 220.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 667.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 19.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 198.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 219-220.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 197-198.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 674.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p3014.htm#i90559

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  • Sir James Tuchet, 7th Lord Audley (of Heleigh)1
  • M, #47366, b. circa 1463, d. 28 June 1497
  • Last Edited=5 Mar 2013
  • Sir James Tuchet, 7th Lord Audley (of Heleigh) was born circa 1463.1 He was the son of John Tuchet, 6th Lord Audley (of Heleigh) and Anne Echingham.1 He married, firstly, Margaret Dayrell, daughter of Sir Richard Darrell and Margaret Beaufort, before 1483.1 He married, secondly, Joan Bourchier, daughter of Fulk Bourchier, 10th Lord FitzWarin and Elizabeth Dinham, before 1488.1 He died on 28 June 1497 at Tower Hill, The City, London, England, beheaded.1 He was buried at Black Friars, London, England.1
  • He was invested as a Knight Bachelor on 18 April 1475.1 He succeeded to the title of 7th Lord Audley, of Heleigh [E., 1313] on 26 September 1490, by writ.1 On 24 June 1497 he was captured, after having joined the Cornish insurrection.1 On 28 June 1497 he was attainted.1 He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography.2
  • Child of Sir James Tuchet, 7th Lord Audley (of Heleigh) and Margaret Dayrell
    • John Tuchet, 8th Lord Audley (of Heleigh)+1 b. c 1483, d. b 20 Jan 1557/58
  • Child of Sir James Tuchet, 7th Lord Audley (of Heleigh) and Joan Bourchier
    • John Tuchet1 b. c 1490
  • Citations
  • [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 342. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • [S18] Matthew H.C.G., editor, Dictionary of National Biography on CD-ROM (Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1995). Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of National Biography.
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p4737.htm#i47366

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  • James TOUCHET (4º B. Audley of Heleigh)
  • Born: 1468/9, Heleigh, Staffordshire, England
  • Died: 28 Jun 1497, London, England
  • Notes: See his Biography.
  • Father: John TOUCHET (3º B. Audley of Heleigh)
  • Mother: Anne ECHINGHAM (B. Audley of Heleigh)
  • Married 1: Margaret DARREL (dau. of Richard Darrell and Margaret Beaufort, C. Stafford) BEF 1483, Lillington Dayrell, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Children:
    • 1. John TOUCHET (5º B. Audley of Heleigh)
  • Married 2: Joan BOURCHIER (B. Audley of Heleigh) ABT 1488
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/TOUCHET.htm#James TOUCHET (4° B. Audley of Heleigh)
  • Made K.B. at the creation of Prince Edward as Prince of Wales in 1475. He succeeded his father in the barony on 26 Sep 1491, and was summoded to parliament from 12 Aug 1492 to 16 Jan 1496/97. He was in France with Henry VII on the expedition of 1492, and possibly may have there got into debt, and consequently became dissatified. One account makes him a petitioner for peace, but that was but a device of Henry to have an excuse for the peace of Etaples. In consequence of the Scottish war occasioned by Perkin Warbeck fresh taxation was necessary, and though it ought not to have pressed hardly on the poor, they seem to have been roused by agitators to resistance. The outbreak of the Blackheath Rebellion began in the early part of 1497 in cornwall. The rebels, marching towards London, reached Well, and they were joined by James Touchet B. Audley of Heleigh, who at once assumed the leadership. On 16 Jun 1497 Blackheath was reached, and on 17 Jun the rebels were decisively defeated by the Earl of Oxford and Lord Daubeney. Audley was taken prisoner, brought before the King and council on 19 Jun and condemned. On the 28 he was led, clothed in a paper coat, from Newgate to Tower Hill, and there beheaded. His head was stuck on London Bridge. His body was buried at the Blackfriars church.
  • He married, first, Margaret daughter of Richard Dayrell of Lillingston Dayrell, Buckinghamshire, by whom he have a son John, who was restaured in blood in 1512, and was ancestor of James Touchet, Baron Audley ans Earl of Catlehaven, secondly, Joan, daughter of Fulke, lord Fitzwarine, who long survived him.
  • From:http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/Bios/JamesTouchet(4BAudley).htm

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  • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 57
  • Touchet, James (1465?-1497) by William Arthur Jobson Archbold
  • TOUCHET, JAMES, seventh Baron Audley (1465?–1497), was descended from Adam de Aldithley or Audley, who lived in the reign of Henry I, and is considered the first Baron Audley or Aldithley (of Heleigh) by tenure. There were nine barons of the family by tenure, the first baron by writ being Nicholas Audley (d. 1317). His great-great-grandson, John Touchet, fourth baron by writ (d. 1408), served under Henry IV in the wars against Glendower and the French (Wylie, Henry IV). John's son James, fifth baron, was slain by the Yorkists at the battle of Blore Heath, 23 Sept. 1458, leaving a son John, sixth baron (d. 1491), who had livery of his lands in 1459–60, joined Edward IV, was summoned to parliament from 1461 to 1483, and was sworn of the privy council in 1471. He was employed in Brittany in 1475, and was present at the coronation of Richard III, who appointed him lord treasurer in 1484. He died 26 Sept. 1491, having married Anne, daughter of Sir Thomas Itchingham. After her first husband's death, she married John Rogers, by whom she had a son Henry. She died between 11 Nov. 1497, when her will was made, and 24 June 1498, when it was proved, outliving her second husband (Testamenta Vetusta, p. 436).
  • James, the son and heir of the sixth baron, born about 1465, was made K.B. at the creation of Prince Edward as Prince of Wales in 1475. He succeeded his father in the barony on 26 Sept. 1491, and was summoned to parliament from 12 Aug. 1492 to 16 Jan. 1496–7. He was in France with Henry VII on the expedition of 1492, and possibly may have there got into debt, and consequently became dissatisfied. One account makes him a petitioner for peace, but that was but a device of Henry to have an excuse for the peace of Etaples. In consequence of the Scottish war occasioned by Perkin Warbeck fresh taxation was necessary, and though it ought not to have pressed hardly on the poor, they seem to have been roused by agitators to resistance. The outbreak began in the early part of 1497 in Cornwall. The rebels, marching towards London, reached Well, and there were joined by Lord Audley, who at once assumed the leadership. On 16 June 1497 Blackheath was reached, and on 17 June the rebels were decisively defeated by the Earl of Oxford and Lord Daubeny. Audley was taken prisoner, brought before the king and council on 19 June and condemned. On the 28th he was led, clothed in a paper coat, from Newgate to Tower Hill, and there beheaded. His head was stuck on London Bridge. His body was buried at the Blackfriars Church. He married, first, Joan, daughter of Fulk, lord Fitzwarine, by whom he had a son John, who was restored in blood in 1512, and was ancestor of James Touchet, baron Audley and earl of Castlehaven [q. v.]; secondly, Margaret, daughter of Richard Dayrell of Lillingston Dayrell, Buckinghamshire, who long survived him.
  • [Busch's England under the Tudors, pp. 110–12; Rot. Parl. vi. 458, 544; Collinson's Somerset, iii. 552; G. E. C[okayne]'s Peerage, i. 200; Polydore Vergil's Angl. Hist. p. 200; Letters and Papers of Richard III and Henry VII, ii. 292; Calendar of Inquisitions, Henry VII, i. passim.]
  • From: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Touchet,_James_(1465%3F-1497)_(DNB00)

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  • James Touchet, Lord Audley
  • Birth: unknown
  • Death: 1497
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • John Touchet, Lord Audley (1423 - 1490)
  • Anne Echingham Touchet (____ - 1498)
  • Siblings:
  • James Touchet, Lord Audley (____ - 1497)
  • Thomas Rogers (____ - 1471)**
  • John Rogers (____ - 1460)**
  • *Calculated relationship
  • **Half-sibling
  • Burial: Blackfriars London, Ludgate, City of London, Greater London, England
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 120474466
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=120474466

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was a leading rebel in the 1st Cornish Rebellion of 1497 opposing the rule of Henry VII of England born in Heleigh Castle, Staffordshire to John Tuchet, 6th Baron Audley and Anne Echingham and sentenced to beheading in the year of the rebellion.[1]

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1463
1463
Staffordshire, England
1475
1475
Age 12
Hitchen, Hertfordshire, England
1483
1483
Age 20
Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
1483
Age 20
Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England
1488
1488
Age 25
1490
1490
Age 27
1497
June 28, 1497
Age 34
Tower Hill, London, England
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Blackfriars