12/26/1397, James Tuchet born in England, heir & s/o 738808. John Tuchet & 738809. Elizabeth Stafford.
~1410, Margaret born in England, d/o 738810. Sir William Roos & 738811. Margaret de Arundel.
12/19/1408, James succeeded his father in minority: proceedings of parliament; his father is styled John Touchet, Chevalier, jadiz ‘Seigneur de Audeley’, and his son as James, ‘Seigneur de Audeley.’
2/5/1409, James Tuchet to be delivered into the custody of the King by Humphrey Stafforde the younger [brother of his mother] on a recognizance to the King of £1000. (S) CCRs.
5/2/1409, Grant to William de Roos of Hamelak of the keeping of all lands late of John Tochet, ‘chivaler,’ deceased, tenant in chief, during the minority of James his son and heir with the marriage of the latter without disparagement, and so from heir to heir, rendering to the king £2000. … (S) CPRs.
1411, James heir to Margaret Audley, sister of his great-grandmother Joan. The Audley remained separated in James’ minority, but was recombined by 1428.
3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.
2/24/1415, James “married” Margaret, being related by 3rd degree.
3/16/1415, To the bishop of Lincoln. Mandate to absolve from excommunication incurred, enjoining a salutary penance, James Tuchet, donsel, nobleman, son of the late John Tuchet, lord Audeley, and Margaret, damsel, noblewoman, daughter of the late William lord Roos, of the dioceses of Lichfield and Lincoln, who contracted marriage, but did not consummate it, not in ignorance that they were related in the third and fourth degrees of kindred, and to dispense them to contract marriage anew and to remain therein. (S) Vatican Regesta, V6, 1904, 185.
1418, James in the retinue of King Henry V on his expeditions into France.
8/13/1415, King Henry V’s force of 12,000 landing at the mouth of the Seine at Harfleur.
9/22/1415, English capture Harfleur after a siege.
10/25/1415, Battle of Agincourt in northern France. [Documented by 3 eye witnesses.] The English longbows gave “a terrifying hail of arrow shot.” French estimate of their own dead of 4,000 would imply a ratio of nearly 9 to 1 in favour of the English.
1419, James summoned to parliament as Lord Audley. (S) Trans. Shropshire, V7, 1883, P374. . [James did not become “Lord Audley” until actually sitting in parliament.]
3/30/1420, Writ for Proof of age. James Tuchet son and heir of John Tuchet, knight. Derby: John Ireland, 60, … born at Derby and baptized in the church at Mackworth on 26 Dec. 1397. He knows … the abbot of Darley, James’s godfather, … (S) CIsPM, 1904, P224.
4/18/1420, To the escheator in Derbyshire. Order to give James Tuchet, son and heir of John Tuchet knight, seisin of his father's lands; as he has proved his age before the escheator, and the king has taken his fealty. (S) CCRs.
1420, Parties to Indenture: Indentures between the king and the following for service in France. James lord Audley. (S) UKNA.
3/22/1421, English at the battle of Beauge in Anjou, France. A major defeat for the English in the Hundred Years war under the leadership of Thomas, Duke of Clarence, s/o Henry V.
1421-55, James summoned to parliament
1422, On the death of King Henry V in France, James an attendant of the “royal obsequies” from Bois de Vincennes to Paris, and then to Calais and Dover, and finally to burial at Westminster.
8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.
1423-24, James [Tuchet], Lord Audley, justice of the peace in Derbyshire. (S) UKNA.
1423-29, Margaret died.
11/17/1423, John, Chief Justice of South Wales.
1425-26, Indenture acknowledging that James, lord of Audley, has received the homage of John Hille for the manors of Spaxton and Littleton, held of his manor of Nether Stowey. (S) UKNA.
2/14/1430, James married 2nd Eleanor Holand, d/o Edmund, Earl of Kent, & Constance Langley.
1430, James in chief command of forces in the battles in France, having raised 10,000 men for Henry VI.
2/8/1431, At parliament, James, lord Audeley indented for service during the parliament. Audeley's presence is made more likely by the fact that a petition to the parliament concerned the supposed rights of his wife. (S) Parliament Rolls, 2005.
1/24/1432, Debtor: James, lord of Audley, of Derbys. (and 2 knights), ... Creditor: Humphrey, Earl of Stafford, and Ralph, Lord Cromwell ... Amount: 1000m. (S) UKNA.
1434, James of Audele (Audley), justice of South Wales. (S) UKNA. [Inquisition into acts of piracy in Cornwall and Wales.] (S) Wales and the Wars of the Roses, Evans, 1953, P53.
1436, James, his mother Elizabeth, and his uncle John Stafford, Bishop of Bath and Wells, sued over the manors of Nether Stowey and Honeybare, … Somerset.
1438, 1441, John, Chamberlain of South Wales.
7/1442, Edmund Beaufort and James appointed to combat a formidable array of offenses in West Wales.
7/14/1446, Commission to collect 10th and 15th in county Hereford, James de Audeley, knight. (S) CFRs. [And to distribute to impoverished townes … £103 2s 8d.]
1447, James granted a life exemption from attending parliament.
8/8/1449, £68 15s. 1d. to be distributed to impoverished towns in Hereford by James de Audeley, knight. (S) CFRs.
1452, Oyer and terminer commission, Salop, before Edmund duke of Somerset, James earl of Wiltshire, James de Audley and associates at Ludlow. (S) UKNA.
6/12/1453, James lord de Audeley, knight (Hereford), and his son John Audeley (Sussex) ‘coming to parliament’, and appointed in their counties to distribute money to impoverished towns, cities, … . (S) CFRs.
2/14/1454, John Tuchet, son and heir of James Tuchet lord Audeley knight, to his said father and Thomas his son. [Additional confirmations to ‘Edmund his son’, ‘Eleanor his wife’, ‘Humphrey his son’.] (S) CCRs.
4/13/1454, James lord Audeley chamberlain of Suthwales. (S) CCRs.
2/8/1458, Bond by James [Tuchet], Lord Audeley, knt, John Barre, knt, …, to Sir Walter Devereux, …, in £1000, to abide by an arbitration of John [Stanbury], Bishop of Hereford, and John [Talbot], Earl of Shrewsbury. (S) UKNA.
9/23/1459, James, 5th Lord Audley, killed by Yorkists at the battle of Blore Heath in Shorpshire. Lord Audley led 10,000 royalists as directed by Queen Margaret, and set up an ambush of 5,000 Yorkists led by the Earl of Salisbury. Lord Audley was killed and the Yorkist army won a decisive battle. (S) Warwick the Kingmaker, Hicks, P163.
10/18/1459, Writ of diem clausit extremum, after the death of James late lord de Audeley, knight ; Suffolk. (S) CFRs.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P832. (S) The portrait gallery of distinguished females, Burke, 1833, P43. (S) A Hist. of the County of Somerset, V8, 2004.
Children of James and Margaret:
i. John Tuchet (184702), born ~1425 in England.
ii. Anne Tuchet, born ? in England.
Anne married Sir Thomas Dutton.
iii. Humphrey Tuchet, born ? in England.
1/23/1475, John Audley, Lord Audley asks that he might have, by authority of parliament, the wardship and marriage of John Audley, son of his brother Humphrey, and, if he should die under age, of John's sister Jane, in order to recover the 1500 marks which he has paid to the people who would otherwise have been given these lands by the king, to prevent Humphrey's lands being forfeited for his misdeeds. (S) UKNA.
iv. Elizabeth Audley, born ? in England.
Elizabeth married Edward Brooke, 6th Lord Cobham.