Nicholas Audley, 3rd Baron Audley

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Nicholas de Audley

Birthdate: (55)
Birthplace: Heleigh Castle, Staffordshire, England
Death: July 22, 1391 (51-59)
Place of Burial: Staffordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir James Audley, 2nd Baron Audley and Joane 'Johanna' Audley
Husband of Elizabeth Beaumont
Brother of Joan Touchet; Roger de Audley and Margaret Hillary
Half brother of Blanche de Audley, Lady of Whittington; Thomas de Audley; Roland de Audley; Oliver de Audley and James de Audley

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About Nicholas Audley, 3rd Baron Audley

Primary Sources

CP 25/1/195/17, number 54.
Link: Image of document at AALT
County: Shropshire.
Place: Westminster.
Date: Two weeks from Holy Trinity, 48 Edward III [11 June 1374].
Parties: James de Audeley of Heley, knight, querent, and Nicholas de Audeley, knight, and Elizabeth, his wife, deforciants.
Property: The manor of Forbeshome.
Action: Plea of covenant.
Agreement: Nicholas and Elizabeth have granted to James the manor and have rendered it to him in the court, to hold to James for his life, of the lord king and his heirs. After the death of James the manor shall remain to Roland, son of James, and the male heirs of his body, to hold of the lord king and his heirs for ever. In default of such heirs, successive remainders (1) to Thomas, brother of Roland, and the heirs of his body, (2) to Blanche, sister of Thomas, for life, and after her death to Fulk Corbet of Morton' and the male heirs of his body and (3) to the right heirs of James.
For this: [James] has given them 200 marks of silver.
Note: This agreement was made by the command of the lord king.
Source: Abstracts of Feet of Fines

Inquisitions Post Mortem for Nicholas Audelegh of Helegh, knight. Writ, 30 July, 15 Richard II [1391]. He died on the feast of St. Mary Magdalen last [22 July 1391] without heir of his body. John son of John Tochet, aged 20 years and more, and Margaret wife of Roger Hillary, knight, aged 40 years and more, are his next heirs, the former being son of John Tochet son of Joan one of his sisters, and the latter being his other sister.

Nicholas Audley, 3rd Baron Audley (ca. 1328 – 1391) was born in the Heighley Castle, Staffordshire, England to James Audley, 2nd Baron Audley, his only surviving son.

He was known as Lord of Rougemont (Redcastle, Shropshire) and is considered one of Marcher Lord as was his father at Heighley.

Nicholas's father-in-law Henry, 4th Earl of Buchan, received, amongst other large grants of manors and lands, a grant of the Lordship of the Isle of Man in 1310.

Later members of the Audley-Stanley family would become Kings of Mann.

Nicholas married Elizabeth Beaumont, sister of John de Beaumont, 2nd Lord Beaumont, and daughter of Henry de Beaumont, 4th Earl of Buchan. He died without issue and the Barony was abeyant at his demise in 1391. It was revived however in 1408 for John Tuchet, grandson of Nicholas' sister Joan and her husband Sir John Tuchet (1327—1371). Although he had many disagreements with his father, he was nevertheless buried alongside his father's marble tomb in the quire at the Abbey of Hulton.


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Nicholas Audley, 3rd Baron Audley's Timeline

Staffordshire, England
July 22, 1391
Age 55
November 1, 1930
Age 55
November 1, 1930
Age 55
March 5, 1931
Age 55
March 5, 1931
Age 55
December 19, 1963
Age 55
December 19, 1963
Age 55
May 17, 1994
Age 55