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Audley of Walden, Baron (E, 1538 - 1544)


Creation: let.pat. 29 Nov 1538


Extinct: 30 Apr 1544


Family name: Audley




Quarterly per pale indented Or and Azure on a Bend of the second between two Eagles displayed Gold a Fret between two Martlets of the last


On a Chapeau Gules turned up Ermine a Wyvern with wings endorsed quarterly Or and Azure



Thomas [Audley], 1st Baron Audley of Walden, KG

son of Geoffrey Audley, of Earls Colne, co. Essex



mar. (1)

Margaret Barnardiston (dsp. 23 Jan 1537/8), dau. of Sir Thomas Barnardiston, of Ketton, co. Suffolk, by his wife Elizabeth Newport, dau. of John Newport, of Pelham, co. Hertford

mar. (2)

22 Apr 1538 Lady Elizabeth Grey (mar. (2) George Norton), 3rd dau. of Thomas [Grey], 2nd Marquess of Dorset, by his second wife Margaret Medley, widow of William Medley and dau. of Sir Robert Wotton, of Boughton Malherbe, co. Kent

children by second wife

1. Hon Margaret Audley (b. 1540; d. 9 Jan 1563/64), mar. (1) (sic?) Lord Henry Dudley (dsp. 1557), and (2) as his second wife Thomas [Howard], 4th Duke of Norfolk, and had issue by her second husband

2. Hon Mary Audley (d. unm.)


s.p.m. 30 Apr 1544


29 Nov 1538 Baron Audley of Walden


a Burgess of Colchester 1516 and Town Clerk; barrister, Inner Temple 1526; Member of Parliament for Essex 1529-32; Speaker of the House of Commons 1529' Attorney for the Duchy of Lancaster 1530; King's Sergeant 1531; Chancellor of the Court of Augmentations; benefited from the Dissolution of the Monasteries, obtaining property belonging to Holy Trinity, Aldgate, London in 1531 and Walden Abbey, Essex, in 1539; Lord Keeper of the Great Seal 1532; knighted 1532; Lord High Chancellor of England 1532/3-44; Knight of the Garter 1540


On the death of the 1st Baron Audley of Walden the Barony of Audley of Walden became extinct.


 First written 16 Aug 2006



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