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Audley of Stratton Audley, Baron (E, 1321 - forfeited 1325/6)


Creation: writ summ. 15 May 1321


Forfeited: betw. Nov 1325 and Mar 1325/6


Family name: de Audley




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Hugh [de Audley], 1st Baron Audley of Stratton Audley, called "the Senior"

uncle of Nicholas [de Audley], 1st Baron Audley of Heleigh, and 5th son of James de Aldithley or Audley, Lord of Heleigh, co. Stafford, Justiciar of Ireland 1270-72, by his wife Ela Longspée, dau. of Sir William Longspée (by his wife Idoine de Camville, dau. and hrss. of Richard de Camville), 1st son and heir of Sir William Longspée (illegit. son of King Henry II) by his wife Lady Ela de Salusbury, suo jure Countess of Salisbury


c. 1267


either in 1288 or bef. 7 Jan 1291 Isolt de Balun (widow of Sir Walter de Balun, of Much Marcle, co. Hereford;  d. after 1336), only dau. of Edmund [de Mortimer], 1st Baron Mortimer, by his wife Margaret de Fiennes, dau. of Sir William de Fiennes, by his wife Blanche de Briene


1. Sir James de Audley, of Stratton Audley, co. Oxford, served in Gascony in 1324 and in Scotland in 1327 (dsp. legit. bef. 1 Mar 1333/4), by his mistress Eva de Clavering (b. c. 1305; mar. (2) bef. 2 Dec 1308 Sir Thomas de Ufford (k. at the Battle of Bannockburn 24 Jun 1314; bur. in Langley Abbey, co. Norfolk), and (3) Robert [de Benhale], 1st Baron Benhale; d. 20 Sep 1369; bur. in Langley Abbey, co. Norfolk), formerly wife of his cousin, Thomas Audley, and only dau. and hrss. of John [FitzRobert later de Clavering], 2nd Baron Clavering, by his wife Hawise de Tibetot, dau. of Robert de Tibetot, he had two illegitimate sons:

1a. Sir Peter Audley (dsp. 1359)

2a. Sir James Audley KG, one of the Founder Knights of the Order of the Garter 1348, Governor of Aquitaine and Seneschal of Poitou (dsp. 1369; bur. in Poitiers, France)

2. Hugh de Audley, called "the Junior", later 1st Baron Audley later 1st Earl of Gloucester

1. Alice de Audley (d. 12 Jan 1374/5), mar. (1) after 25 Nov 1317 Ralph [de Greystock], 1st Baron Greystock, and (2) after 14 Jan 1326/7 Ralph [de Nevill], 2nd Baron Nevill, and had issue by both husbands


betw. Nov 1325 and Mar 1325/6


summ. to Parliament by writ 15 May 1321 as Baron Audley - he is known as "the Senior" to distinguish him from his second son who had been so summoned in 1317

suc. by



obtained from his mother soon after his father's death in 1272 a reversionary grant of Stratton Audley, which had been her inheritance;  in the French wars from 1294 and a prisoner in France in 1299;  in the Scottish wars 1299-1302 and 1313;  in Gascony 1304/5;  Justiciar of North Wales 1306;  Governor of Montgomery Castle 1309;  joined the rebellion of the Earl of Lancaster 1321/2, but surrendered before the Battle of Boroughbridge 16 Mar 1321/2 and was imprisoned in Wallingford Castle for the rest of his life


There is no evidence of any pardon and so the Barony of Audley of Stratton Audley may be treated as having been forfeited by attainder.


 First written 31 Aug 2001



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