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Sir James Audley

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Kneesall, Nottinghamshire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: April 01, 1386 (72)
Heleigh, Staffordshire, England
Place of Burial: Staffordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Nicholas de Audley and Joan Martin, Lady Audley
Husband of Joane 'Johanna' Audley and Isabel Audley
Father of Joan Tuchet; Roger de Audley; Nicholas Audley, 3rd Baron Audley; Margaret Hillary; Rowland de Audley and 7 others
Brother of Alice Audley

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About Sir James Audley, 2nd Baron Audley

James Audley, 2nd Baron Audley (8 January 1312/13 – 1 April 1386) of Heighley Castle, Staffordshire, was an English peer. He was the son and heir of Nicholas Audley, 1st Baron Audley (1289–1316) by his wife Joan FitzMartin (died Feb. 1320 / 1 Aug. 1322), who was the daughter of William FitzMartin (died 1324), feudal baron of Barnstaple (in Devon), and Marcher Lord of Kemes (in what later became Pembrokeshire). She was posthumously the eventual sole heiress of her brother William FitzMartin (died 1326) to Barnstaple and Kemes.

James Audley married twice. His first marriage, before 13 June 1330, was to Joan Mortimer, daughter of Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March by his wife Joan de Geneville, 2nd Baroness Geneville. By Joan he had four children:

Their eldest son, Nicholas, succeeded his father in the title, becoming Nicholas Audley, 3rd Baron Audley (c.1328–1391) – he married Elizabeth Beaumont, a daughter of Henry de Beaumont, 4th Earl of Buchan, but died without legitimate issue whereupon his title became abeyant Their second son Roger predeceased his father. Joan (1331–1393), their first daughter, married Sir John Tuchet (1327–1371).[2] Upon Nicholas' death, she became co-heiress to his lands and title. In 1403, her son, John (Nicholas's nephew) was acknowledged as having a 1/3 share in the lands of the barony. In 1408, the abeyance of title was terminated in John's favour, and he thus succeeded to Nicholas' titles

Margaret (born pre-1351, died 1410/11), their second daughter, who married Sir Roger Hillary. After the death of his first wife, Audley married before December 1351 to Isabel LeStrange, daughter of Roger le Strange, 5th Baron Strange (c. 1327–1382) of Knokyn. They had four children: three sons, Thomas, Rodeland (or Rowland) and James, who all died childless, and a daughter, Margaret Audley (died 1373), who married Fulk FitzWarin, 4th Baron FitzWarin (1341–1374) of Whittington Castle, Shropshire and Alveston, Gloucestershire.[5] Fulk's mother was said to be Joan de Beaumont, a daughter of Henry de Beaumont, 4th Earl of Buchan, and was thus a sister of the wife of Fulk's half-brother-in-law Nicholas Audley, 3rd Baron Audley. In 1392 Margaret's 3-year-old grandson Fulk FitzWarin, 6th Baron FitzWarin (1389–1407) inherited the manor of Tawstock in Devon, thought to have been a later seat of the feudal barons of Barnstaple, which had been settled in 1370 by James Audley, 2nd Baron, in tail male successively to his three childless sons from his second marriage.

Succession James Audley had settled the feudal barony of Barnstaple by means of an entail on his heirs male, with remainder to the crown. As all his sons from both his marriages died childless, the barony became the inheritance of King Richard II, who granted the barony to his half-brother John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter, in tail-male.

References

Sanders, Ivor, English Baronies, Oxford, 1960, pp.104-5, Barnstaple
Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham. Magna Carta ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families, Genealogical Publishing Com, 2005. pg 831. Google eBook
Pole, Sir William (died 1635), Collections Towards a Description of the County of Devon, Sir John-William de la Pole (ed.), London, 1791, p.16
Cokayne, The Complete Peerage, new edition, vol.V, p.501, Baron FitzWarin, note a, inquisition post mortem of Nicholas Audeley (d.1391)
Cokayne, The Complete Peerage, new edition, vol.V, pp.500-1, Baron FitzWarin
Cokayne, The Complete Peerage, new edition, vol.V, p.500, Baron FitzWarin
Strong, H.W., History and Description of Tawstock Church, Barnstaple, 1889, p.8 Source: Wikipedia Added 3/6/21 by Janet Milburn 20th great granddaughter. __________________________________

Primary Sources

CP 25/1/288/46, number 578.
Link: Image of document at AALT
County: Devon. Somerset.
Place: Westminster.
Date: Three weeks from Easter, 34 Edward III [26 April 1360].
Parties: James de Audelegh' of Heleye and Isabel, his wife, querents, and Hugh de Newehalle, the parson of the church of Southmolton', and Philip War[..e?]wyk, chaplain, deforciants.
Property: The manors of Warkelegh', Merwode, Ilfridecombe, Upexe, Seintemaryechurche, Bearecharterey and Wolryngton' by Fremyngton' and 2 messuages, 1 carucate and 1 ferling of land, 20 acres [of meadow], 10 acres of wood and 18 pounds of rent in Cridye Peyteuyn, Hassok', Cridynton', Shillyngford' and Tottenesse and the advowsons of the churches of Saterlegh' and of the manors of Warkelegh' and Merwode in the county of Devon and the manor of Pulle and the advowson of the church of the same manor in the county of Somerset.
Action: Plea of covenant.
Agreement: Hugh and Philip have granted to James and Isabel the manors, 1 messuage, 1 ferling of land, 2 acres of meadow, 1 acre of wood and the rent and the advowsons and have rendered them to them in the court, to hold to James and Isabel, of the chief lords for the lives of James and Isabel. And besides Hugh and Philip granted for themselves and the heirs of Hugh that 1 messuage, 1 carucate of land, 18 acres of meadow and 9 acres of wood in the vill of Cridye Peyteuyn - which Christian, who was the wife of Thomas Wyger, held for life of the inheritance of Hugh on the day the agreement was made, and which after the decease of Christian ought to revert to Hugh and Philip and the heirs of Hugh - after the decease of Christian shall remain to James and Isabel, to hold together with the aforesaid manors, tenements and advowsons of the chief lords for the lives of James and Isabel. And after the decease of James and Isabel 14 pounds of rent in the vill of Tottenesse shall remain to James, son of the same James and Isabel, and the male heirs of his body, to hold of the chief lords for ever. In default of such heirs, successive remainders (1) to the heirs of the bodies of James de Audelegh' and Isabel and (2) to the right heirs of James de Audelegh'. And the manors of Warkelegh', Merwode, Ilfridecombe, Bearecharterey and Wolryngton' and the advowsons of the churches of Saterlegh' and of the manors of Warkelegh' and Merwode shall remain to Thomas, brother of the aforesaid James, son of James and Isabel, and the male heirs of his body, to hold of the chief lords for ever. In default of such heirs, successive remainders (1) to the heirs of the bodies of James de Audelegh' and Isabel and (2) to the right heirs of James de Audelegh'. And the manors of Upexe and Pulle and 1 messuage, 1 carucate of land, 18 acres of meadow, 9 acres of wood and 4 pounds of rent in the vills of Cridye Peyteuyn, Hassok' and Cridynton' and the advowson of the church of the manor of Pulle shall remain to Roland, brother of the aforesaid James, son of James and Isabel, and the male heirs of his body, to hold of the chief lords for ever. In default of such heirs, successive remainders (1) to Oliver, brother of the same Roland, and the male heirs of his body, (2) to the heirs of the body of James de Audelegh' and Isabel and (3) to the right heirs of James de Audelegh'. And the manor of Seintemaryechurche, 1 messuage, 1 ferling of land, 2 acres of meadow and 1 acre of wood in the vill of Shillyngford' shall remain to the aforesaid Oliver and his aforesaid heirs, to hold of the chief lords for ever. In default of such heirs, successive remainders (1) to the aforesaid Roland and his aforesaid heirs, (2) to the heirs of the bodies of James de Audelegh' and Isabel and (3) to the right heirs of James de Audelegh'. For this: James de Audelegh' and Isabel have given them 300 pounds sterling.
Source: Abstracts of Feet of Fines

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 Fordeshome.
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

Inquisition Post Mortem for James de Audeley, chivaler, 9 Richard II [1386]. The said James died 1st April last [1386]. Nicholas, his son an heir, was then aged 50.


James Audley, 2nd Baron Audley (8 January 1312/1313 — 1 April 1386) of Heighley Castle, Staffordshire, was an English peer. He was the son and heir of Nicholas Audley, 1st Baron Audley (1289–1316) by his wife Joan FitzMartin (died Feb. 1320 / 1 Aug. 1322), daughter of William I FitzMartin (d.1324), feudal baron of Barnstaple, Devon. James Audley married twice.

Children of James Audley and Joan Mortimer

  • Sir Nicholas Audley, 3rd Lord Audley (of Heleigh) b. c 1336, d. 22 Jul 1391
  • Roger Audley b. a 1328
  • Joan Audley (1331–1393) who married Sir John Tuchet (1327—1371)
  • Margaret Audley b. b 1351, d. 1410/11 married Sir Roger Hillary

Children of James Audley and Isabel

  • James Audley, died without progeny
  • Oliver Audley, died without progeny
  • Thomas Audley, died without progeny
  • Rowland Audley, died without progeny
  • Blanche Audley married Fulk VIII FitzWarin, 4th Baron FitzWarin (1341-1374)

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Sir James Audley, 2nd Baron Audley's Timeline

1314
January 7, 1314
Kneesall, Nottinghamshire, England (United Kingdom)
1331
1331
Heleigh, Staffordshire, England
1335
November 17, 1335
1336
1336
Heleigh Castle, Staffordshire, England (United Kingdom)
1342
1342
Audley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
1344
1344
1348
1348
Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
1386
April 1, 1386
Age 72
Heleigh, Staffordshire, England