Sir James de Audley Knight, Justiciar of Ireland
- Born: Abt 1220, England
- Marriage: Ela de Longespée in 1244 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, 141,160,721
- Died: Abt 11 Jun 1276, Ireland about age 56
- Buried: Ireland
~Weis' Ancestral Roots . . . , 8th edition, 122:30, husband of Ela Longespee, b. abt. 1220, d. abt 11 Jun 1272, of Heleigh, Stafford, Keeper of the Castle of Newcastle-under-Lynn, 30 Oct 1250, Lord Marcher, Sheriff of Salop 1261-1262, and Staffordshire 1270-1271, Justiciar of Ireland, & father of Sir Nicholas de Audley, 207:31, father of Hugh de Audley. 160
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• Background Information. 721
James of Audithley was born about 1220 and died in Ireland about 11 Jun 56 Henry III (1272), of a broken neck. He married in 1244, his only wife, Ela Longespée, daughter and heir of Sir William de Longspée (a grandson of Kin Henry II) and Idoine de Camville.
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James of Aldithley, 1st or 2nd son and heir, was born about 1220. He was keeper of the castle of Newcastle-under-Lyme 30 Oct 1250. He joined in a letter of the Barons to the Pope in 1258. He witnessed, as one of the King's sworn Council, the confirmation by Henry III of the Provisions of Oxford, 1258. James wasLord Marcher; Sheriff of Shropshire and Staffordshire, 1261-2 and 1270-1; and Justiciar of Ireland, 1270-1272. He took an active part on the King's side against the Barons, being in arms for the King on the Welsh Marches in 1264, and engaging in the Evesham campaign in 1265.
James married, 1244, Ela, daughter of William Longespée (who died 1250), son and heir of Ela, suo jure Countess of Salisbury, by Idoine, daughter and heir of Richard de Camville. She brought him the manors of Stratton, afterwards called Stratton Audley, and Wretchwick, Oxon, in frank marriage. James died about 11 Jun 1272, in Ireland, by "breaking his neck". The writ for his Inq.p.m. is dated 16 Jul 1272. Ela died, apparently, shortly before 22 Nov 1299.
~ Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, (Audley), p. 337-338
James married Ela de Longespée, daughter of Sir William Longespée Knight and Idonia de Camville Countess of Salisbury, in 1244 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, 141,160.,721 (Ela de Longespée was born in 1228 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England and died before 22 Nov 1299 in Audley, Staffordshire, England 141,160.)