James Touchett, 5th Lord Audley

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James Touchett

Also Known As: "James Touchet Baron Audley", "James Tuchet Lord Audley"
Birthplace: Derby, Derbyshire, England
Death: Died in Staffordshire, England
Cause of death: Killed in the Battle of Blore Heath, first battle of the War of the Roses.
Place of Burial: Darley Abbey, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of John Touchet, 4th Lord Audley and Isabell Tuchet
Husband of Margaret Tuchet and Eleanor Tuchet (de Holland), Baroness Audley
Father of Anne Tuchet de Audley; John Touchet 3rd Baron Audley; Margaret Touchet; Elizabeth Brooke (Touchet); Sir Humphrey Audley, Kt. and 6 others
Brother of Lady Margaret Luttrell (Tuchet) and Elizabeth Baskerville

Occupation: M.P. (1421-1455), Lord Audley
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About James Touchett, 5th Lord Audley

His proof of age states he was born at Derby and baptized in the church at Mackworth on 26 Dec. 1397.

James Tuchet, 5th Baron Audley, 2nd Baron Tuchet (c. 1398–1459) was an English peer.

James Tuchet, 5th Baron Audley, son of John Tuchet, 4th Baron Audley and his wife Elizabeth, was a distinguished veteran of the Hundred Years' War. In the opening phase of the Wars of the Roses he raised troops from his estates in Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire and commanded the Lancastrian force that moved to block the Yorkist Earl of Salisbury's route to Ludlow where he intended linking up with the rest of the Yorkist army.

The two forces clashed in the Battle of Blore Heath on 23 September 1459 and Audley was killed by Sir Roger Kynaston of Stocks near Ellesmere (Kynaston incorporated emblems of the Audley coat-of-arms into his own). Audley's Cross still stands on the battlefield marking the spot where he died.

Audley was buried in Darley Abbey, north of Derby, about 40 miles away from Blore Heath. Unfortunately, the Abbey no longer stands, so his final resting place is no longer marked.

Source: wikipedia.org

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James Touchett, 5th Lord Audley's Timeline

December 26, 1397
Derby, Derbyshire, England
- 1455
Age 23
Member Of Parliment
Age 24
Heleigh, Staffordshire, England
November 17, 1423
Age 25
Age 25
Heleigh, Staffordshire, England
Age 33
Heleigh, Staffordshire, England
Age 35
Heleigh, Staffordshire, England
Age 38
Heleigh, Staffordshire, England