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2955232. Sir John Tuchet & 2955233. Joan de Audley

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7/25/1327, John born in England, heir & s/o 5910464. Sir Thomas Tuchet & 5910465. Joan ?.

1332, Joan born in England, d/o 5910466. Lord James de Audley & 5910467. Joan de Mortimer.

John, Knt. of Markeaton, Derbyshire.

1345, Sir John Tuchet, serving in Gascony under the Earl of Derby, was sent with the Earl of Pembroke and 40 other knights and squires, and 300 men-at-arms and archers, to defend Aiguillon from an invading French force. At the castle they joined about 120 soldiers already there. The duke of Normandy, son of the king of France, arrived with a large French force and began a siege. The French attempted to build a bridge over the adjoining rever Garonne, but the English delayed construction by repeated attacks on the workmen. The completion of the bridge did not give the French the advantage they sought, so the Duke sent for battering engines which were used to cast stones into the fortress. The next attempt by the French was to use siege towers, higher than the walls, to be brought to the castle from the river. The English were able to destroy them with “martinets” which cast large stones. [The were plenty of stones available from the French attacks.]

1346-7, John represented his father in France, serving as a knight in the retinue of William de Bohun, Earl of Northampton.

7/12/1346, Edward landed an invasion force of 10000 in Normandy, which march north plundering the countryside. King Philip VI, with 8000 horsemen and 4000 Genoese crowbowmen pursued.

8/1346, During the siege of Aiguillon a major skirmish took place in front of the castle in which Philip of Burgundy, earl of Artois and Boulogne, died from wounds.

8/26/1346, The English won a major victory at the battle of Crecy.

King Philip VI of France ordered the duke of Normandy to end the siege of Aiguillon in order to oppose the invading English forces.

1351, John did homage for his father’s lands.

1355-6, John served in Gascony with Thomas de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick.

12/15/1357, John Tuchet is appointed to keep the peace and the said statutes in the county of Derby. (S) CPRs.

4/28/1358, Commission of peace … Henry Grene, John Tuchet, … in the county of Derby. (S) CPRs.

Bef. 1/10/1362, John killed in a battle with the Spanish-French fleet off La Rochelle, which upset England’s mastery of the English channel.

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.

By 1400 Joan died; her grandson John Tuchet her heir.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P831.

Child of John and Joan: [2 sons]

i. John Tuchet (1477616), born ~1348 in England.

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