About James Tuchet
From Darryl Lundy's Peerage page on James Tuchet:
James Tuchet, 3rd Earl of Castlehaven1
- M, #27278,
- b. circa 1617,
- d. 11 October 1684
- Last Edited=12 May 2007
James Tuchet, 3rd Earl of Castlehaven was born circa 1617. He was the son of Mervyn Tuchet, 2nd Earl of Castlehaven and Elizabeth Barnham.
He married, firstly, Elizabeth Brydges, daughter of Grey Brydges, 5th Baron Chandos of Sudeley and Lady Anne Stanley, before 1631. He and Elizabeth Graves obtained a marriage license on 19 June 1679.
He died on 11 October 1684 at Kilcash, County Tipperary, Ireland, suddenly, without issue.1
- He succeeded to the title of 3rd Earl of Castlehaven, co. Cork [I., 1616] on 14 May 1631. He succeeded to the title of 3rd Baron Audley of Orier, co. Armagh [I., 1616] on 14 May 1631.
- He was created 1st Baron Audley of Hely [England] on 3 June 1633.
- Between 1641 and 1643 he fought for the Rebellion of the Confederate Roman Catholic Irish.
- In September 1642 he was indicted for high treason, and imprisoned in Leinster, but managed to escape. Before July 1646 he continued to fight under Preston against the Marquess of Ormond.
- Before September 1648 he fought in France under Prince Rupert. Between September 1648 and April 1652 he fought against Cromwell's troops.
- He gained the rank of Major-General in 1653 in the service of the Spanish Army. He fought in the Battle of Rocroy. He fought in the Battle of Cambrai.
- He fought in the Dutch War between 1665 and May 1668, as a volunteer on land and sea, against the Dutch. He fought in the Battle of Senef on 11 August 1674. He was commander of the Spanish foot in 1676.
- He succeeded to the title of 13th Lord Audley, of Heleigh [E., 1313] in 1678, by writ.
- He fought in the Battle of Mons on 14 August 1678.
- He wrote the book Memoirs from the year 1642 to the year 1651, published 1680.
- 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 III, page 87. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
- 2. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume III, page 88.