About Thomas Audley, 1st Baron Audley of Walden
Sir Thomas Audley, 1st and last Baron Audley of Walden was born circa 1488 at Earls Colne, Essex, England.
He was the son of Geoffrey Audley.
He married, firstly, Margaret Bernardiston, daughter of Sir Thomas Bernardiston and Elizabeth Newport, before 1538.
He married, secondly, Elizabeth Grey, daughter of Thomas Grey, 2nd Marquess of Dorset and Margaret Wotton, on 22 April 1538.2 He died on 30 April 1544 at Cree Church, London, England, without male issue.
He was buried at Chapel, Saffron Walden, Essex, England.)
Sir Thomas Audley, 1st and last Baron Audley of Walden was educated at Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.
He held the office of a Burgess of Colchester in 1516.
He was admitted to Inner Temple in 1526 entitled to practice as a Barrister-at-Law.
He held the office of Attorney-General [Duchy of Lancaster] between 1526 and 1531.
He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Essex between 1529 and 1532.
He held the office of Speaker of the House of Commons in November 1529.
He obtained a large share of Abbey lands, particular those of the Holy Trinity, Christchurch, Aldgate, in return for his services to the King.
He held the office of King's Serjeant on 14 November 1531.
He was invested as a Knight on 30 May 1532.
He held the office of Lord Keeper on 30 May 1532.1 He held the office of Lord Chancellor between 24 January 1533 and 21 April 1544.
He was created 1st Baron Audley of Walden, co. Essex [England] on 29 November 1538.
In 1538/39 he obtained the rich Abbey lands of Walden, Essex.
He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.) on 23 April 1540.2 On 3 April 1542 he had license to found Magdalene College, Cambridge on the site of the older Buckingham College.
Children of Sir Thomas Audley, 1st and last Baron Audley of Walden and Elizabeth Grey
Hon. Margaret Audley+ d. 1563
Hon. Mary Audley b. bt 1539 - 1544
Thomas Audley, 1st Baron Audley of Walden's Timeline
Earls Colne, England
April 22, 1538
Walden, Essex, England
April 30, 1544
Christ Church, London, Middlesex, England
Saffron Walden, Essex, England