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Friday, August 5, 2011

Lord Nicholas de Audley & Countess Joan Martin

11820932. Lord Nicholas de Audley & 11820933. Countess Joan Martin

~1290, Joan born in England, d/o 23641866. Sir William Martin & 23641867. Eleanor Fitz Reynold.

11/11/1292, Nicholas de Audeleye born in England, s/o 23641864. Nicholas de Audley & 23641865. Katherine Giffard.

8/28/1299, Nicholas’ father died.

7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.

12/1307, Nicholas Daudele, age 18, heir to his older brother Thomas de Audley. [Piers Gaveston had custody of most of the Audley lands as Thomas’ wife Eve might have been pregnant – she was not.]

11/10/1308, Licence for Katherine, late the wife of Nicholas de Aldithelegh, to grant all lands which she holds in dower of her inheritiance of Nicholas de Aldithelegh, her son, to the said son, … yearly payment of £100 for her sustenance. (S) CPRs.

[––Joan & Henry de Lacy––]

Aft. 1309, Joan 1st married to Henry de Lacy, Earl of Lincoln (age 57). [No children.]

6/16/1310, Licence for William Martyn, the elder, to grant to Henry de Lacy, earl of Linclon, and Joan his wife, the manor so Blakedon, co. Somerset, … Langare, … co. Devon, … 3,000 acres of wood in the manor of Holun, … (S) CPRs.

2/5/1311, Henry de Lacy died I London.


3/17/1311, Grant to Ralph de Monte Hermeii of the marriage of Joan, late the wife of Henry de Lacy, earl of Lincoln, … (S) CPRs.

1312-18, Nicholas summoned to parliament by writ.

1312-13, Nicholas de Audele to grant land in Newport to Richard de Geydon, parson of the church there, retaining the manors of Newport and Edgmond. Salop. (S) UKNA.

[––Nicholas & Joan––]

By 3/1313, Nicholas Daudeleye married Joan.

5/3/1313, Order to the escheator on this side Trent to take into the king's hand the lands which Nicholas de Aldithelegh and Joan, late the wife of Henry de Lacy, earl of Lincoln, tenant in chief, who have married without licence contrary to her oath, hold in her dower, the king having granted of late to Ralph de Monte Hermerii that which pertained to the king of her marriage. (S) CFRs.

7/26/1313, Nicholas Daudele had satisfied his 900 mark debt to Ralph de Monthermer. Joan’s dower lands were returned to her, including Knesale.

10/16/1313, Nicholas 245th on a list of 471 pardoned in the death of Piers Gaveston. (S) CPRs.

1313-14, John Kynardessey by a fine gave to Nicholas de Audeley, knight, and Joan Lacy, 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. (S) IPM of of Fulk Fitzwaryn at Stafford, 11/8/1407.

3/27/1314, Nicolas de Audeleye allowed to do homage for his lands [held of the King for 15 years.]

6/24/1314, Nicolas at the Battle of Bannockburn, which the English lost. (S) Fine Roll payment of 500 marks for his retinue of mounted men.

6/24/1314, Battle of Bannockburn, Scotland, a victory for the Scots, unusual in that it lasted for 2 days. The Scots, commanded by Robert Bruce, were laying siege to Stirling castle, held by the English. As the English attacked across the brook, Robert counter-attacked along a 2000-yard front. King Edward attempted to flank the Scot’s left with archers, but they were driven back the Scot cavalry. The English front broke against the Scottish spearmen. It was the largest loss of English knights in a single day. This was the battle in which organized foot-soldiers [primarily pike men] defeated heavily armored mounted knights.

1314, A writ of aid was issued to assist Nicholas de Audley in the capture of Vivian de Staundon for the robbery of Alexander de Counvers of 1,000 marks of the king's money when he was passing through Wales to cross to Ireland on business concerning the Scottish war. (S) UKNA.

1316, Hugh le Despencer and Nicholas de Audeleye as owners of Alstonefield, a vill in the liberty of the earl of Lancaster, who had the return of all writs. (S) Sheffield and Its Environs.

1316, Nicholas summoned for service in Scotland.

11/28/1316, Nicholas, knt. of Heligh in Audley, Staffordshire, 1st Lord Audley, died.

12/6/1316, Writ for IPM of Nicholas de Audele. Salop: Egemundon. The manor with its members Pikestok and Aston, and the township of Newport … Forde. The manor … James his son, aged 3 on the feast of the Circumcision next, is his next heir. Red Castle with its members Ithtefeld, Quekeshale, Lokkeswode and Gravenhunger, held jointly by the said Nicholas and Joan his wife, countess of Lincoln, … London: Ward of Aldrichgate. A tenement without Aldrichgate … Stafford: Heleye. The castle and park, held jointly … Betteleye. The township, held jointly … Tunstal. The township, held jointly … Horton. The township, including a hay and water-mill &c., held jointly … Marches of Wales: Thlanandevery in the comote of Hyrvrin. The castle, with tenements in the forest of Kevingelonarth … Thlanandevery. The, town including 78 burgesses … Medevey, Landusant, Gwynvey, and Mainorvaban, in the comote of Perveyth. The mainors … Lanymdever[y]. The castle and borough … (S) CIsPM.


Aft. 1/24/1317, Petitioner: Joan de Lacy, Countess of Lincoln and Lady Audele (Audley). Joan de Lacy requests remedy regarding the manors of Ford, Edgmond and Newport, which were assigned to her by the chancellor in dower from the lands of her late husband, Nicholas de Audley, but from which she has since been ousted. (S) UKNA.

1318, Joan accused of scheming to thwart a case before Bishop Walter de Langton.

11/1319, Joan at Hulton Abbey, granting a deed to a Chell tenant.

2/28/1320, Commission … on complaint by Joan, late the wife of Nicholas de Audeley touching the persons who broke her park at Heleye, co. Stafford, and assaulted her men at Newcastle-under-Lyme. (S) CPRs.

1322, Joan, late the wife of Nicholas de Audley, sued Peter Giffard and Ela, his wife for 10 marks rent. (S) Collections for a History of Staffordshire, V5, 1902, P101.

1322, Joan and her sister-in-law Ela were heavily fined for supporting the Earl of Lancaster.

7/12/1322, Grant for life to Alice de Lacy, countess of Lincoln and Salisbury … the manors of … which Joan, late the wife of the said Henry, holds in dower … (S) CPRs.

7/21/1322, Mandate to Roger Corbet … to deliver … land of Joan, late the wife of Henry de Lacy, late earl of Lincoln, … commanded to deliver to Joan her castles, land … of the inheritiance of Nicholas Daudele. (S) CPRs.

Bef. 10/27/1322, Joan died.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P33. (S) The Barons Audley of Heley Castle And Hulton Abbey, Lancaster, North Staffordshire Field Club, Transactions 1993-4.

Child of Nicholas and Joan: [1 son, 1 daughter]

i. James de Audley (5910466), born 12/2/1313 in England.