John TUCHET, Baron Audley
John TUCHET, 4th Baron Audley


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John TUCHET, 4th Baron Audley

  • Born: 23 Apr 1371
  • Married: Before 1398
  • Died: 19 Dec 1408

  Research Notes:

John Tuchet, Knt., of Astwell, Rutland, Markeaton, Derbyshire, Leegomery (in Wellington), Shropshire, etc., and Buglawton and Newhall, Cheshire, Keeper of Llandovery Castle, Keeper of Brecknock Castle, son and heir, born 23 April 1371. He was co-heir in 1391 to his great-uncle, Nicholas Audley, Knt., 3rd Lord Audley, by which he inherited a one-third share in the Audley barony, including the Castle and lordship of Heleigh, Staffordshire, and the Castle and lordship of Newport (in Camois), Pembrokeshire.

In 1394 he appointed John Pygot and two others his attornies, he then about to depart for Aquitaine in the train of John of Gaunt, Duke of Aquitaine and Lancaster.

In 1397 he sued John son of James Thekenes for breaking vi et armis into his park at Heleigh (in Audley), Staffordshire and taking game from it, and likewise fish from his several fishery at Betley, Staffordshire.

He was in the Welsh wars against Owen Glendower.

He was summoned to Parliament on 20 Oct. 1403, by writ directed Johanni Tochet, and from 25 Aug. 1404 to 26 Aug. 1407, by writs directed Johanni Tuchet.

He was frequently styled Lord Audley in official documents, although never summoned to Parliament as such.

In 1404 he was at Coventry with 30 squires and 60 archers.

In 1405 he and his wife, Elizabeth, received a papal indult for a portable altar.

He was present at the surrender of Aberystwith in 1407.

He was a member of Trinity Guild of Coventry, Warwickshire. 1

  Marriage Information:

John married Elizabeth STAFFORD, daughter of Sir Humphrey DE STAFFORD and Alice GRENVILLE, before 1398. (Elizabeth STAFFORD died in 1446/7.)


1 Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, 2nd Edition, 2011, Douglas Richardson, p. 364.

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