4/23/1371, John born in England, heir & s/o 1477616. John Touchet & 1477617. Maud ?.
6/23/1372, John’s father died.
~1375, Elizabeth born in England, d/o 1477618. Sir Humphrey Stafford & 1477619. Alice Grenville.
6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, succeeded Edward III as King of England.
7/22/1391, John, age 20, coheir to his great uncle Sir Nicholas Audley, 3rd Lord Audley; inheriting castle Heleigh, Staffordshire and castle Newport, Pembrokeshire. [The other whole-blood heir was his great-aunt Dame Magaret Hillary (wife of Sir Roger Hillary); and Fulk, Lord Fitz-Warine, age 3.]
7/30/1391, IPM of Nicholas Audelegh of Helegh, knight. … He died on the feast of St. Mary Magdalen last 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. (S) CIsPM.
8/7/1392, Licence, for 10 marks … by the prioress and nuns of St. Mary’s, Derby, for the alienation in mortmain, by Thomas Tochet, clerk, … by Thomas Tochet and John Tochet of two messuages, one shop and one garden in Derby, … (S) CPRs.
9/29/1392 at Markeaton, Grant. 1) John Tochet son of John T. 2) Thos. Foliambe. (1) to (2) for life rent of 4 marks p.a. from his lands in Werkesworth, and an adequate robe at Christmas. (S) CPRs.
11/23/1392, Inquisition relating to the manor of Tawstok: Johanna another of the sisters of [Nicholas d’Audelee Chivaler] and her grandson John Tochet son of John as heirs.
4/28/1393, Licence ... for Roger Hillary and Margaret his wife to grant ... South Wales ... Somerset ... after the death of Elizabeth, late the wife of Nicholas de Audeley, knight, ... remainder to John Tochet, son of John Tochet of Marketon, knight, Thomas Tochet, parson of Makeworth, John Cokayn ‘luncle,’ ... and William Pakeman ... (S) CPRs.
7/1/1394, Commission to John Tochet of Heley … to enquire and certify who broke the protion of the park of Heley, co. Stafford, belonging to Fulk Fitz Waryn, in the king’s hands by reason of his minority, … (S) CPRs.
2/11/1394, Licence, for 20s. … by Elizabeth, late the wife of Nicholas Audelegh, knight, that she may have for her whole life two gates in the king’s highway … after her death John, son of John Tochet, kinsman and one of the heirs of the said Nicholas, may have the said gates. (S) CPRs.
9/12/1394, John Tuchet witnessed a gift of Aluredus de Latthebury, knight. (S) UKNA.
2/19/1395, “Grant by George de Haukeston, kinsman and heir of Richard de Haukeston, his grandfather, to lady Elizabeth, late the wife of Nicholas de Audeley of Helegh, knight, John Tochet, knight and Hugh de Holes, of all his lands &c. in the county named: Salop.” (S) UKNA.
2/18/1396, Grant by George de Haukeston, …, to lady Elizabeth, late the wife of Nicholas de Audeley of Helegh, knight, John Tochet, knight, and Hugh de Holes, of all his lands &c. in the county named. Sylvynton. (S) A Descriptive Catalogue of Ancient Deeds, V3, 1900.
By 1397, John married Elizabeth.
6/1399, Elizabeth Tochet, of Audele, sued John Snede, of Newcastle under Lyme, gentilman, for a debt of 20£.
9/29/1399, Imprisoned Richard II resigned as king of England.
10/13/1399, Henry IV crowned king of England.
11/18/1400, John, 4th Lord Audley, heir to his grandmother Joan. IPM of Elizabeth, widow of Nicholas Audeley, Knight. ... Margaret and John Tochet, knight, are next heirs of Nicholas, Margaret, aged 50 years, being his sister, and John, aged 29, son of John, son of Joan, his other sister. (S) IsPM, Henry IV, 447-509.
4/27/1401, John Tuchet of Audelay on a commission of peace for Herefordshire. (S) CPRs.
1403-07, John summoned to parliament by writ.
7/23/1403, Appointment of Richard, earl of Arundel, Thomas Berkele of Berkele, Edward de Cherlton, Hugh Burnell, and John Tuchet of Audelee to govern the marches of England towards Wales and resist the invasions of Owin de Gleyndourdy and other rebels there, as the king’s son the prince of Wales cannot attend to this. (S) CPRs.
1403, Richard, earl of Warwick, fought in Wales, defeating Owen Glendower and capturing his banner. Richard’s forces were 100 men-at-arms and 300 archers. John Lord Audley was his subordinate in charge of arraying the men of Warwickshire.
10/20/1403, John at the parliament at Coventry.
8/27/1404, Sir John, mustering at Hereford, fought in the Welsh war against Owain Glyndwr.
10/14/1404, Commission, during pleasure, to John Tuchet, lord of Audeley, to keep the castle, town and lordship of Brekhennok safely to the king’s use. (S) CPRs.
11/8/1404, John Tuchet of Audelay on a commission of peace for Derbyshire. (S) CPRs.
1405, John summoned to parliament as Lord Audley.
2/6/1405, John Tuchet of Audelay on a commission of peace for Herefordshire. (S) CPRs.
6/1405, John and Elizabeth received papal indult for a portable alter.
1/20/1406, John Tochet, Tuchet on a commission of peace for Derbyshire. (S) CPRs.
10/4/1406, IPM of John Pokeswell. Woolmersdown, a third part of half the manor, of John Tochet, knight, of his manor of Stowey by knight service, which manor of Stowey was in the king’s hands at the death of John Pokeswell owing to the death of Lady Audley; now John Tochet, knight, has pursued it out of the king’s hands as his inheritance; annual value 33s.4d. (S) IsPM, Henry IV, 52-101.
11/8/1407, IPM of Fulk Fitzwaryn at Stafford: John Kynardessey by a fine of 1314–15 gave to Nicholas de Audeley (11820932), knight, and Joan Lacy (born ‘Martin’, 11820933), countess of Lincoln, his wife, the castle of Heighley, with the park, the vill of Betley, the manors of Tunstall and Horton, and 30s. rent in Over Longsdon, to hold to them and the heirs of Nicholas. They held the premises all their lives, and afterwards James Lord Audley (5910466), their son and heir, held them. He married Joan (5910467) daughter of the earl of March, and had a son Nicholas (b/o 2955233) late Lord Audley, and daughters, Joan [de Audley, (2955233)] grandmother of John Tuchet (738808), knight, now Lord Audley, and Margaret (s/o 2955233) formerly the wife of Roger Hilary, knight. Joan (5910467) wife of James died and he married Isabel [Malbank] and had a daughter Margaret, formerly the wife of Fulk Fitzwaryn. Nicholas (b/o 2955233) the son died without heirs of his body, and so the premises descended to John Tuchet (1477616) and Margaret wife of Roger Hilary; John Tuchet (738808) as son of John, son of Joan, sister of Nicholas son of James; and Margaret (s/o 2955233) wife of Roger as the other sister of Nicholas son of James by Joan his first wife. John Tuchet and Margaret entered the premises after the death of Nicholas, and held them until Fulk Fitwaryn, as son of Fulk, son of Margaret [d/o (5910466) & Isabel Malbank) wife of Fulk Fitzwaryn, claiming to be a co-heir through Margaret his grandmother, daughter of James and Isabel, his 2nd wife, entered a third part and held by intrusion without title until he died; but he being a minor at the death of his father, the third part was taken into the hands of Richard II and remains in the present king’s hand. (S) CIsPM.
5/14/1408, John Tochet, lord of Audeley, Heleye and Llanamdevery, granted Henry Sherrard an annuity of 5 marks for life from the manor of Horton, co. Stafford. (S) CPRs.
9/1408, Sir John at the surrender of Aberystwith castle in Wales, held by Rhys ap Gruffydd.
12/19/1408, John of Derbyshire, Shropshire, … died.
12/30/1408, Commission to … enquire what lands John Tuchet, ‘chivaler,’ deceased, tenant in chief, held in the counties of Stafford, Salop, Hereford, … on what day he died and who is his heir. (S) CPRs.
1/18/1409, IPM of John: Lincoln. Total fees of 55s. Bristol. [No lands.] Gloucester. Total fees of £11. Devon. total fees of £6. Hereford & South Wales. Total fees of £102. Wiltshire. Total fees of £9. Somerset. Total fees of £91. Shropshire. Total fees of £102. Rutland. Total fees of £26. Derby. Total fees of 40 marks. Stafford. Total fees of £14. (S) IsPM, Henry IV, 550-602.
5/3/1409, Elizabeth was assigned her dower.
3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.
1425, Elizabeth, the lady of Audeley, sued Richard Snede, of Newcastle under Lime, gentilman, for a debt of £20.
1425, Elizabeth, late the wife f John Tuchet, knight, sued John Tuchet, of Audele, clerk, to render a reasonable account for the time he was the receiver of her money.
1436, Elizabeth, her son James, and her brother John Stafford, Bishop of Bath and Wells, sued over the manors of Nether Stowey and Honeybare, … Somerset.
Bef. 8/31/1447, Elizabeth died. (S) UKNA, IPM.
1447, Audley, Elizabeth [...], who was the wife of John Tuchet, kt, late Lord: Som. (S) IsPM, UKNA.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P832. (S) Collections for a Hist. of Staffordshire, V17, 1896, P89, P107.
Children of John and Elizabeth: [1 son, 2 daughters]
i. James Audley (369404), born 1398 in England.
ii. Margaret Tuchet born ? in England.
Margaret married Sir John Lutrell knt. of Dunster, Somerset.
6/30/1430, Sir John died.
Margaret married 2nd Robert Coker.
6/1/1438, Margaret died.