Biography of James Tuchet 5th Baron Audley, 2nd Baron Tuchet 1398-1459

Paternal Family Tree: Tuchet

1415 Battle of Agincourt

1421 Battle of Baugé

1459 Battle of Blore Heath

Before 1398 [his father] John Tuchet 4th Baron Audley, 1st Baron Tuchet (age 26) and [his mother] Elizabeth Stafford Baroness Audley Heighley were married.

Around 1398 James Tuchet 5th Baron Audley, 2nd Baron Tuchet was born to John Tuchet 4th Baron Audley, 1st Baron Tuchet (age 26) and Elizabeth Stafford Baroness Audley Heighley.

In 1403 [his father] John Tuchet 4th Baron Audley, 1st Baron Tuchet (age 31) was created 1st Baron Tuchet.

On 19 Dec 1408 [his father] John Tuchet 4th Baron Audley, 1st Baron Tuchet (age 37) died. His son James Tuchet 5th Baron Audley, 2nd Baron Tuchet (age 10) succeeded 5th Baron Audley of Heighley in Staffordshire, 2nd Baron Tuchet.

On 01 Sep 1414 William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 44) died. His son [his future brother-in-law] John Ros 7th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 17) succeeded 7th Baron Ros Helmsley.

On 24 Feb 1415 James Tuchet 5th Baron Audley, 2nd Baron Tuchet (age 17) and Margaret Ros Baroness Audley Heighley were married. She by marriage Baroness Audley of Heighley in Staffordshire, Baroness Tuchet. They were half second cousin once removed. She a great x 4 granddaughter of King Henry III of England.

Battle of Agincourt

On 25 Oct 1415 King Henry V of England (age 29) defeated the French army at the Battle of Agincourt. King Henry V of England (age 29) commanded the Main Battle. Thomas Camoys 1st Baron Camoys (age 64) commanded the Rearguard.

Richard de Vere 11th Earl of Oxford (age 30) commanded. Humphrey Lancaster 1st Duke Gloucester (age 25) was wounded, and was protected by his brother King Henry V of England (age 29).

Edward York 2nd Duke of York 1st Duke Albemarle (age 42), commander of the Vanguard, was killed; the most senior English casualty. Duke Albemarle aka Aumale, Earl of Rutland and Earl Cork extinct. Richard Plantagenet 3rd Duke York (age 4) inherited his estates including Conisbrough Castle [Map].

John Fortescue (age 35), Dafydd Gam Brecon (age 35) and Edward Burnell (age 44) and Roger Vaughan of Bredwardine (age 38) were killed.

Michael de la Pole 3rd Earl Suffolk (age 21) was killed. His brother William "Jackanapes" de la Pole 1st Duke of Suffolk (age 19) succeeded 4th Earl Suffolk.

The English included: Louis Robbessart (age 25), Richard Beauchamp 13th Earl Warwick (age 33), William Botreaux 3rd Baron Botreaux (age 26), William Bourchier 1st Count Eu (age 41), John Cornwall 1st Baron Fanhope 1st Baron Milbroke (age 51), Edward Courtenay (age 30), Ralph Cromwell 3rd Baron Cromwell (age 12), Thomas Dutton (age 19), Edmund Ferrers 6th Baron Ferrers of Chartley (age 29), Roger Fiennes (age 31), Henry Fitzhugh 3rd Baron Fitzhugh (age 57), John Grey (age 28), John Grey 1st Earl Tankerville (age 31), William Harrington (age 42) as the King's Standard Bearer, Walter Hungerford 1st Baron Hungerford (age 37), Piers Legh (age 26) (wounded), Alfred Longford, Thomas Montagu 1st Count Perche 4th Earl Salisbury (age 27), Thomas Morley 6th Baron Marshal 5th Baron Morley (age 22), John Rodney, Richard Scrope 3rd Baron Scrope of Bolton (age 22), Robert Strelley (age 18), James Tuchet 5th Baron Audley, 2nd Baron Tuchet (age 17), Robert Umfraville (age 52), Thomas West 2nd Baron West (age 35), Robert Willoughby 6th Baron Willoughby (age 30). Thomas Erpingham (age 60) commanded the archers. Thomas Rempston (age 26) was present. Thomas Strickland (age 48) carried the Banner of St George.

Thomas Tunstall (age 57) was killed.

The Welsh included: William ap Thomas "Blue Knight of Gwent" Herbert (age 35), Walter Sais (age 95), Roger Vaughan (age 70) and his son Roger Vaughan (age 5). Owen Tudor (age 15) is believed to have been present as a squire.

The French army suffered significant casualties. Charles Albret (age 46), Philip Valois II Count Nevers (age 26), John of Bar (age 35), Jacques Chatillon (age 48), David Rambures (age 51) and his three sons: Jean Rambures, Hugues Rambures, Philippe Rambures, Waleran Luxemburg (age 60) and Hector de Chartres were killed.

Charles Valois Duke Orléans (age 20) was captured by Richard Waller (age 20) for which he was knighted on the battlefield by King Henry V of England (age 29).

John Bourbon I Duke Bourbon (age 34) and Charles Artois Count Eu (age 21) were captured.

Robert of Bar Count Soissons Count Marle (age 25) was killed. His daughter Jeanne of Bar Countess Soissons succeeded Countess Soissons 1367.

Edward of Bar III Duke of Bar (age 38) was killed. His brother Cardinal Louis of Bar (age 38) succeeded I Duke Bar.

John Valois I Duke Alençon was killed. His son John Valois II Duke Alençon (age 6) succeeded II Duke Alençon.

Frederick Metz I Count Vaudémont (age 47) was killed. His son Antoine Count of Vaudémont (age 15) succeeded Count Vaudémont.

Anthony Valois Duke Brabant (age 31) was killed. His son John Valois IV Duke Brabant (age 12) succeeded IV Duke Brabant. Jacqueline Wittelsbach Duchess Brabant and Gloucester (age 14) by marriage Duchess Brabant.

Jean II Le Maingre "Boucicaut" (age 49) was captured.

Georges de La Trémoille (age 33) was captured.

Around 1420 [his daughter] Elizabeth Tuchet Baroness Cobham was born to James Tuchet 5th Baron Audley, 2nd Baron Tuchet (age 22) and [his wife] Margaret Ros Baroness Audley Heighley.

Before 23 Mar 1421 [his brother-in-law] John Ros 7th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 24) and Margery Despencer 3rd Baroness Despencer, Baroness Ros (age 24) were married. She by marriage Baroness Ros Helmsley. They were third cousins. He a great x 4 grandson of King Henry III of England.

Battle of Baugé

On 23 Mar 1421 the Dauphin's (age 18) French army and a Scottish army heavily defeated the English army at the Battle of Baugé. On the French side Étienne Vignolles "La Hire" fought. On the Scottish side John Stewart 2nd Earl Buchan (age 40) and John Stewart of Darnley 1st Count Évreux (age 41) fought. William Douglas (age 37) was killed.

On the English side John Beaufort 1st Duke Somerset (age 18), Thomas Beaufort 1st Duke Exeter (age 44), Thomas Beaufort Count Perche (age 16) and John Holland 2nd Duke Exeter (age 26) were captured. John Beaufort 1st Duke Somerset (age 18) would be captive for the next seventeen years. Thomas Beaufort 1st Duke Exeter (age 44) was released in 1422. Thomas Beaufort Count Perche (age 16) was released around 1427 in a prisoner exchange.

Thomas Lancaster 1st Duke of Clarence (age 32) was killed in battle. Duke Clarence extinct.

John Lumley (age 38) was killed in battle.

[his brother-in-law] John Ros 7th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 24) was killed in battle. His brother [his brother-in-law] Thomas Ros 8th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 13) succeeded 8th Baron Ros Helmsley.

[his brother-in-law] William Ros (age 24), and Gilbert V Umfraville were killed.

John Grey 1st Earl Tankerville (age 37) was killed in battle. His son Henry Grey 2nd Earl Tankerville (age 3) succeeded 2nd Earl Tankerville.

William Douglas 1st Lord Drumlanrig was present.

Around 1424 [his daughter] Anne Tuchet was born to James Tuchet 5th Baron Audley, 2nd Baron Tuchet (age 26) and [his wife] Margaret Ros Baroness Audley Heighley.

Around 1426 [his son] John Tuchet 6th Baron Audley, 3rd Baron Tuchet was born to James Tuchet 5th Baron Audley, 2nd Baron Tuchet (age 28) and [his wife] Margaret Ros Baroness Audley Heighley.

Before 09 Sep 1427 [his brother-in-law] Thomas Ros 8th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 19) and Eleanor Beauchamp Duchess Somerset (age 19) were married. She by marriage Baroness Ros Helmsley. She thedaughter of Richard Beauchamp 13th Earl Warwick (age 45) and Elizabeth Berkeley Countess Warwick. They were fourth cousins. He a great x 4 grandson of King Henry III of England. She a great x 4 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

On 18 Aug 1430 [his brother-in-law] Thomas Ros 8th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 22) died. His son Thomas Ros 9th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 2) succeeded 9th Baron Ros Helmsley.

After 14 Sep 1430 James Tuchet 5th Baron Audley, 2nd Baron Tuchet (age 32) and Eleanor Holland Baroness Audley Heighley (age 24) were married. She by marriage Baroness Audley of Heighley in Staffordshire, Baroness Tuchet. She the illegitmately daughter of Edmund Holland 4th Earl Kent and Constance York Countess Gloucester. She a great granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

Around 1431 [his daughter] Margaret Tuchet Countess Tankerville was born to James Tuchet 5th Baron Audley, 2nd Baron Tuchet (age 33) and [his wife] Eleanor Holland Baroness Audley Heighley (age 25). She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

Around 1432 [his daughter] Constance Tuchet was born to James Tuchet 5th Baron Audley, 2nd Baron Tuchet (age 34) and [his wife] Eleanor Holland Baroness Audley Heighley (age 26). She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

Before 23 Jun 1432 [his brother-in-law] Robert Ros of Gedney (age 26) and Joan Skelton (age 22) were married. He a great x 4 grandson of King Henry III of England.

In or before 1433 [his son-in-law] Edward Brooke 6th Baron Cobham (age 18) and [his daughter] Elizabeth Tuchet Baroness Cobham (age 12) were married. He a great x 5 grandson of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Henry III of England.

After 25 Jan 1433 and before 30 Dec 1448 [his brother-in-law] Robert Ros (age 54) and Anne Halsham were married. He a great x 4 grandson of King Henry III of England.

Around 1434 [his son] Humphrey Tuchet was born to James Tuchet 5th Baron Audley, 2nd Baron Tuchet (age 36) and [his wife] Eleanor Holland Baroness Audley Heighley (age 28). He a great x 2 grandson of King Edward III of England.

Around 1440 [his son] Thomas Tuchet was born to James Tuchet 5th Baron Audley, 2nd Baron Tuchet (age 42) and [his wife] Eleanor Holland Baroness Audley Heighley (age 34). He a great x 2 grandson of King Edward III of England.

Around 1442 [his daughter] Eleanor Tuchet was born to James Tuchet 5th Baron Audley, 2nd Baron Tuchet (age 44) and [his wife] Eleanor Holland Baroness Audley Heighley (age 36). She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

Around 1443 [his son] Bishop Edmund Tuchet was born to James Tuchet 5th Baron Audley, 2nd Baron Tuchet (age 45) and [his wife] Eleanor Holland Baroness Audley Heighley (age 37). He a great x 2 grandson of King Edward III of England.

Around 1446 [his daughter] Anne Tuchet was born to James Tuchet 5th Baron Audley, 2nd Baron Tuchet (age 48) and [his wife] Eleanor Holland Baroness Audley Heighley (age 40). She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

On 30 Dec 1448 [his brother-in-law] Robert Ros (age 54) died.

Before 12 Jan 1458 [his son-in-law] Richard Grey 3rd Earl Tankerville (age 21) and [his daughter] Margaret Tuchet Countess Tankerville (age 27) were married. She by marriage Countess Tankerville. He theson of Henry Grey 2nd Earl Tankerville and Antigone Lancaster Countess Tankerville. They were second cousin once removed. He a great grandson of Henry IV King England. She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

On 23 Sep 1459 [his wife] Eleanor Holland Baroness Audley Heighley (age 53) died at Heleigh, Staffordshire.

Battle of Blore Heath

Chronicle of Gregory 1459. 23 Sep 1459. Ande thys yere was done a grete jornaye at the Blowre Hethe by the Erle of Saulysbury (age 59) ande the Quenys galentys. And that day the kynge made vij knyghtys, fyrste, Syr Robert Molyners, Syr John Daune, Syr Thomas Uttyng, Syr John Brembly, Syr Jon Stanley, Syr John Grysly, and Syr Rychard Hardon; and v of thes knyghtys were slayne fulle manly in the fylde, and many men of yemonry soore hurte, and a fulle nobylle knyght, the Lorde Audeley (age 61), and Syr Thomas Hamdon, knyght, was the getynge of the fylde, and Thomas Squyer and Counteroller of the Pryncys house fulle sore hurte. And [the] batayle or jornay lastyd alle the aftyr none, fro one of the clocke tylle v aftyr non, and the chasse lastyd unto vij at the belle in the mornynge. And men were maymyd many one in the Quenys party. There were in the Quenys party vM [Note. 5000], and in that othyr party vC [Note. 500], a grete wondyr that evyr they myght stonde the grete multytude not ferynge, the kynge beyng with yn x myle and the quene (age 29) with yn v myle at the castelle of Egyllyssale [Map]. But the Erle of Saulysbury (age 59) hadde ben i-take, save only a Fryer Austyn schot gonnys [Note. shot guns] alle that nyght in a parke that was at the backe syde of the fylde, and by thys mene the erle come to Duke of Yorke (age 48). And in the morowe they founde nothyr man ne ehylde in that parke but the fryer, and he sayde that for fere he a-bode in that parke alle that nyght. But in the mornyng, by-twyne the fylde and Chester, Syr John Dawne ys sone that was at home in hys fadyrs place hadde worde that hys fadyr was slayne; a-non he raysyd hys tenantys and toke by-syde a lytyl towne i-namyd Torperlay [Map] Syr Thomas Nevyle (age 29), Syr John Nevyle (age 28), and Syr Thomas Haryngdon (age 59), and brought hem unto the castelle of Chester, ande there they a-boode tylle the batayle of Northehampton was done, &c.

On 23 Sep 1459 John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley (age 58) attempted to ambush John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu (age 28) whilst he was travelling to Ludlow [Map] to join up with the main Yorkist army; the Battle of Blore Heath. Forewarned by scouts he arranged his troops into battle order. The Yorkist army included John Conyers (age 48), Thomas Harrington (age 59), James Harrington (age 29), Richard Neville Earl Salisbury (age 59), William Stanley (age 24), Roger Kynaston of Myddle and Hordley (age 26), John Savile, Walter Strickland (age 48) and John Wenlock 1st Baron Wenlock (age 59).

The Lancastrian army included brothers John Dutton, Thomas Dutton (age 38) and Peter Dutton who were killed.

James Tuchet 5th Baron Audley, 2nd Baron Tuchet (age 61) was killed by Roger Kynaston of Myddle and Hordley (age 26). His son [his son] John Tuchet 6th Baron Audley, 3rd Baron Tuchet (age 33) succeeded 6th Baron Audley of Heighley in Staffordshire, 3rd Baron Tuchet. Anne Echingham Baroness Audley Heighley (age 39) by marriage Baroness Audley of Heighley in Staffordshire, Baroness Audley of Heighley in Staffordshire.

John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley (age 58) and Edmund Dudley (age 34) were captured. Lionel Welles 6th Baron Welles (age 53) fought.

Richard Molyneux of Sefton was killed.

John Egerton (age 55) was killed.

After the battle Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England (age 29) took refuge at Eccleshall Castle, Staffordshire [Map].

After the battle Thomas Harrington (age 59), John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu (age 28) and Thomas Neville (age 29) were captured at Acton Bridge Tarporley [Map] and imprisoned at Chester Castle [Map] having been detached from the main Yorkist force.

William Troutbeck (age 23) was killed.

After 23 Sep 1459 James Tuchet 5th Baron Audley, 2nd Baron Tuchet (age 61) was buried at Darley Abbey [Map].

[his son] John Tuchet 6th Baron Audley, 3rd Baron Tuchet and Anne Echingham Baroness Audley Heighley were married. They were second cousins. He a great x 5 grandson of King Henry III of England. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Henry III of England.

Thomas Dutton and [his daughter] Anne Tuchet were married. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Henry III of England.

Royal Ancestors of James Tuchet 5th Baron Audley, 2nd Baron Tuchet 1398-1459

Kings Wessex: Great x 12 Grand Son of King Edmund "Ironside" I of England

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 9 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 15 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 10 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 8 Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Kings Scotland: Great x 10 Grand Son of Malcolm III King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 19 Grand Son of Louis "Pious" King Aquitaine I King Franks

Kings France: Great x 9 Grand Son of Louis "Fat" VI King France

Royal Descendants of James Tuchet 5th Baron Audley, 2nd Baron Tuchet 1398-1459

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom x 7

Queen Consort Camilla Shand x 1

Diana Spencer Princess Wales x 15

Ancestors of James Tuchet 5th Baron Audley, 2nd Baron Tuchet 1398-1459

Great x 1 Grandfather: John Tuchet

GrandFather: John Tuchet 6 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Nicholas Audley 2 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Nicholas Audley 1st Baron Audley of Heighley 3 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Katharine Giffard 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: James Audley 2nd Baron Audley of Heighley 4 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Lord Martin

Great x 3 Grandmother: Joan Fitzmartin Countess Lincoln

Great x 1 Grandmother: Joan Audley 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Edmund Mortimer 2nd Baron Mortimer of Wigmore 2 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 3 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margaret Fiennes 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Joan Mortimer 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Piers Geneville

Great x 3 Grandmother: Joan Geneville Baroness Mortimer 2nd Baroness Geneville 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Jeanne Lusignan 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Father: John Tuchet 4th Baron Audley, 1st Baron Tuchet 7 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

GrandMother: Maud Abrichecourt

James Tuchet 5th Baron Audley, 2nd Baron Tuchet 8 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Stafford of Bramshall

Great x 3 Grandfather: William Stafford

Great x 4 Grandmother: Edith Unknown

Great x 2 Grandfather: William Stafford

Great x 3 Grandmother: Ermentrude Unknown

Great x 1 Grandfather: John Stafford

Great x 4 Grandfather: Robert Stafford

Great x 3 Grandfather: Robert Stafford

Great x 4 Grandmother: Alice Corbet

Great x 2 Grandmother: Isabel Stafford

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Stafford of Bramshall

Great x 3 Grandmother: Gundreda Stafford

Great x 4 Grandmother: Ermentrude FitzWalchelin

GrandFather: Humphrey Stafford 9 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Nicholas Stafford

Great x 3 Grandfather: Edmund Stafford 1st Baron Stafford

Great x 4 Grandmother: Eleanor Clinton

Great x 2 Grandfather: Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford 7 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Ralph Basset 1st Baron Basset Drayton 5 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Margaret Basset 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Margaret Stafford 8 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Hastings 13th Baron Bergavenny 1st Baron Hastings 5 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 Grandfather: John Hastings 2nd Baron Hastings 14th Baron Bergavenny 6 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Katherine Hastings Baroness Stafford 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Thomas Leybourne

Great x 3 Grandmother: Juliana Leybourne Countess Huntingdon

Great x 4 Grandmother: Alice Tosny

Mother: Elizabeth Stafford Baroness Audley Heighley 10 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 2 Grandfather: William Greville

Great x 1 Grandfather: John Greville of Southwick

GrandMother: Alice Greville