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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Lord Hugh de Audley & Iseult de Mortimer

 60845650. Lord Hugh de Audley & 60845651. Iseult de Mortimer

~1260, Hugh de Audley born in England s/o 47283728. James de Audley & 47283729. Ela de Longespee.

~1264, Iseult [Isolde], born in England, d/o 4997432. Baron Roger de Mortimer & 4997433. Matilda de Breuse.

10/1272, Stretton. The manor was given by Ela de Audeleie (47283729) to Hugh de Audeleye her son and the heirs of his body by her charter. (S) Writ of certiorari of Hugh, 3/9/1326.

11/11/1272, Hugh’s father died, his older half-brother James the heir.

11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England.

1273, Ela de Audley, seized of Stretton Audley in Oxfordshire, conveyed it to her son Hugh de Audley and the heirs of his body. (S) Herald and Genealogist, V5, 1870, P65.

1273, Hugh’s half-brother James died, his brother Henry the heir.

5/1276, Hugh’s half-brother Henry died; his brother William the heir.

1280, Isolda’s father died, her brother Edmund the heir.

12/1282, Hugh’s half-brother William died; Hugh’s full-brother Nicholas the heir.


Isolde 1st married to Walter de Balun; Edmund de Mortimer giving her and Walter the manor of Arley. (S) FMG.

1284, Hugh granted “the Thursday market and a fair on St. John Baptist’s Day.” (S) The Gentleman’s Magazine, 1902, P457.

9/8/1285, Walter de Balun leased the manor of Much Marcle to Isolda’s brother Edmund.

4/21/1286, Protection with clause volumus for the following going with the king beyond seas … Hugh de Aldithele. (S) CPRs.

Bef. 11/28/1288, Walter died; his heir his brother Reginald de Balun. (S) CCRs.

[––Hugh & Iseult––]

By 1287, Hugh married widow Isolda.

1292, Judges at Herefordshire affirmed Little Marcle a dower of Isolda.

4/1/1300, … ordered … to cause all and singular of … knights, esquires or others having £40 yearly of land … to provide themselves with horses and arms … be with the king at Carlisle at Midsummer next, ready to set out with him at his wages against the Scots … Chester, with Hugh de Aldithelegh and Fulk le Estrange. (S) CCRs.

1301, Hugh a grant in fee for himself, his wife and his heirs to the manor of Great Marcle.

8/1301, Hugh de Audley serving in Selkirk forest in the marches of Scotland. (S) North-East England, Liddy, 2005, P58.

9/13/1301, Hugh mentioned as gathering troops for attacking Scotland in a letter of Robert Hastings to the King Edward I. (S) Documents Illustrative of the History of Scotland, Stevenson, 1870, P434.

8/1/1303, Order to restore to Hugh de Aldithele and Isolda his wife a third of the manor of Great Markeleye, … have now acquired the right and fee of the said part to them and to Hugh’s heirs from John de Balun, kinsman and heir of Walter … CCRs.

4/1304, King Edward started the 90-day siege of Stirling castle. King Edward first used the Warwolf siege engine, the largest trebuchet ever constructed, in a successful siege.

5/1304, Hugh and 60 men-at-arms camped in Scotland at the abbey at Melrose in support of Edward I, were attacked at night by John de Comyn, guardian of Scotland, and captured. (S) Scottish Historical Reivew, V3, 1905, P223. [King Edward early the next year forced John de Comyn into submission at Dunferline – likely when the prisoners were released.]

1306-07, Hugh de’Audely the justice of Wales [1/1308, succeeded by Roger de Mortimer.] (S) Calendar of Ancient Petitions Relating to Wales, Rees, 1975.

7/7/1307, Edward II became king on the death of his father.

11/8/1307, Commission of oyer and terminer to Robert de Holand, justice of Chester, and Hugh de Alditheleth, justice of North Wales, touching the death of Meurice ap Heilun, a Welshman, slain at Chester whilst on his way to join the king in Scotland. (S) CPRs.

1309, Hugh de Audley the high sheriff of Staffordshire.

8/2/1310, Sir Hugh de Audele the guardian of Montegomery and hundred of Cherbury. (S) Calendar of Chancery Warrants, 1927.

9/29/1311, Hugh de Audeley of Stratton Audley, senior, constable of Shropshire. (S) The Castle Community, Rickard, 2002, P409.

1/28/1312, Hugh de Audelegh appointed sheriff of Shropshire and Staffordshire. (S) Lists & Indexes, V9, 1898, P117.

3/8/1312, Commission to … Hugh de Aldeley, William Deyncurt, … knights, … to treat with the prelates, earls, and barons of the realm for the purpose of correcting such parts, if any, of the ordinances as are hurtful, or predjudicial to the king, or any other person. (S) CPRs.

1313, Court of Pleas of the Crown [Placita aulae domini Regis de Corona] held at Westminster before Hugh de Audley, steward and marshal of the king’s household. (S) The Analyst, Holl, 1835, P353.

9/3/1314, To W. archbishop of York. … By K. on the information of Hugh de Aldithele. (S) CCRs.

4/27/1315, Hugh de Audley, justice of Chester, Sir Robert de Hemington, his deputy. (S) Reports from Commissioners, 1875, P514.

2/26/1316, Mandate, directed to Hugh de Audele, justice of Chester, … rebels in Wales have risen … enjoined on John de Cherleton to do all in power to quell their wickedness; … to march with John de Cherleton against the rebels. (S) CPRs.

7/7/1317, Sir Hugh de Audeleghe, the K.’s cousin, reports the March defenceless and the Scots mustering for invasion. (S) Cal. of Doc.’s Relating to Scotland, 1887, P447.

11/20/1317, Hugh and his son summoned to parliament.

1317-18, Hugh de Audley, senior, and James de Audley in his retinue, serving on the Marches of Scotland. (S) History of Staffordshire, V8, 1887, P37.

3/20/1319, Writs sent to Hugh de Audele, father and son, to be at Newcastle-upon-Tyne [eventually for July 22nd] with horses and arms to proceed against the Scots. (S) History of Staffordshire, V8, 1887, P40.

7/19/1319, Hugh de Audele, senr. Witnessed a grant of King Edward II to John de Meryet. (S) Proceedings, Somersetshire, V18, 1874, P149.

9/7/1319, Hugh and his son Hugh with 74 men at the siege of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

9/7/1319, King Edward at the siege of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Scotland. He had not brought siege engines and had to have them brought by ship. Learning of the invasion of York and the defeat at Myton, Edward abandoned the siege and returned to England.

1320, Hugh de Audele, the father and son, were in the confederacy against Hugh le Despenser, father and son, with other barons and men of note. (S) The Reliquary, V6, 1865, P71.

1321, Hugh, and his son Hugh, joined the barons’ revolt led by Thomas, earl of Lancaster.

4/1321, Hugh’s sons lands were confiscated by Edward II. [Hugh the son and Maurice de Berkeley had attacked the Despencer estates.]

5/15/1321, ‘Hugh de Audley, Seniori’ called to the “del la Blende” parliament by writ. [The confederation of peers opposing the Dispensers wore white bands.]

7/14/1321, Licence for John de Haudleo and Matilda his wife … a third of the manor of Great Chyverel, co. Wilts, which Hugh de Audele and Isolda his wife hold in dower of the said Isolda, … (S) CPRs.

8/20/1321, Pardon to Hugh Daudele, the father, … of any actions by reason of anything done against Hugh le Despenser, the son, and Hugh le Despenser, the father, … (S) CPRs.

1322, Hugh sided with the Earl of Lancaster in the Despenser war.

2/8/1322, Hugh’s goods in Lincolnshire ordered seized by the king. (S) CFRs. [Other lands ordered seized on other dates.]

3/10-16/1322, King Edward defeated the rebel forces of Earl Thomas of Lancaster at the Battle of Burton Bridge [aka Boroughbridge], on the river Trent, northwest of York. Thomas held the bridge blocking the King’s return from Wales. King Edward forded the river at Walton-on-Trent, flanked Thomas, and captured him. The royalist forces were defending their position with dismounted men-at-arms and archers against an attacking calvary.

3/16/1322, Hugh and his son Hugh captured at the battle of Boroughbridge. Henry was imprisoned in Wallingford castle.

1325, Hugh, knt., Lord Audley, died in Oxfordshire in Wallingford castle.


1325, Isolda petitioned for the restitution of the estates which had belonged to her in her first widowhood.

3/9/1326, Writ of certiorari of Hugh Daudeleye, on the petition of James Daudeleye for livery of the manor of Stretton, which Ela Daudeleye (47283729) gave to Hugh Daudeleye, whose heir he is, and to the heirs of his body; which manor was taken into the king’s hand by the rebellion of the said Hugh, who has now died. Oxford: Stretton [see 10/1272] … The manor is held of Eblo le Estraunge and Alesia his wife, as of her right … Stafford: Mere. A fourth of the manor … (S) CIsPM.

4/12/1326, Order not to intermeddle further with a third of the manor of Great Cheverel, co. Wilts, and with a third of the manor of Much Marcheleye, co. Hereford, and to restore the issues received therefrom since Hugh's death to Isolda, late the wife of Hugh, … Hugh held the said parts of the dower of Isolda of the assignment of Walter [de] Balun, formerly her husband, … (S) CCRs.

1337, Isolda endowed a chantry in the church of Estington to pray for the souls of Sir Walter de Balun, Hugh, and herself.

1338, Isolda died.

8/4/1338, Order to thc escheator on this side Trent to take into the king's hand the lands which Iseult de Audele, deceased, held for life. (S) CFRs.

(S) The Quarterly Review, Gifford et. al., 1879, P184. (S) A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British, Burke, 1866. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P617, P763. (S) Collections of the County of Hereford, Duncumb, 1882, P7.

Family notes:

·         Isolda is sometimes given as d/o her brother Edmund. If she is, she would not be the d/o Margaret de Fiennes, who was born in 1260. While Edmund is old enough to be her father [if she were born a few years later], being educated as a clerk he would likely not have married that young, and likely did not get out of college until after 1270. While possible, it is not a good timeline fit.

Children of Hugh and Iseult: [6 sons, 4 daughters]

i. Hugh de Audley (60845658), born 1289 in England. [2nd son]

ii. Sir James de Audley, born ~1292 in Stratton Audley, Oxfordshire, England.

~1316, James had a son James by his wife [or mistress] Eve Clavering.

1324, James de Audeley a member of the Execptional Council of Staffordshire.

1325, James served in the royal army in Gascony.

1327, James served in the royal army in Scotland.

11/17/1335, James died.

Children: 9/19/1356, son James a hero of the battle of Poitiers; a great victory of the “Black Prince” over superior numbered French forces.

iii. Alice de Audley (30422825), born ~1305 in England.

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