Sir James de Audley
- Born: 8 Jan 1312-1313, Knesale, Shropshire, England 160,528
- Marriage: Joan de Mortimer before 18 Jun 1330 in England 160,528
- Died: 1 Apr 1386, Red Castle, Weston, Shropshire, England at age 74 160,528
- Buried: Hulton Abbey
~Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists,71:33 - married to Joan de Mortimer, daughter of Sir Roger de Mortimer and Joan de Greneville, Lord of Audley, of Redcastle, Salop, will dated 1385, fought at Poitiers, 122:33, 176B:32. 160
Noted events in his life were:
• Dates & Events. 141
James (Audley or Aldithley) 2nd Lord of Audley, son and heir, born 8 January 1312/3, at Knesale, co. Notts, and baptised there; aged 3 at hisfather's death, and 14 in 1326, at the death of his maternal uncle, William Martin, to whose vast estates in counties Pembroke and Devon he was coheir, and eventually (by the death, in 1343, of his mother's sister, Eleanor, widow of Philip, Lord Columbers) sole heir, and would then apparently have been entitled to any Peerage which his aforesaid uncle may be held to have possessed. He had seizin, though not of age, 25 May 1329. Though still a minor, 21 March 1333/4, he was summoned toParliament. as early as 25 Jan 1329/30 to 8 Aug 1386. An order for his arrest issued on 28 July 1348 because he had not attended the King and Council when summoned. He had exemption for life from attendingParliament 20 April 1353.
He married, 1st, before 13 June 1330, Joan, daughter of Roger de Mortimer, 1st earl of March, by Joan, 1st daughter and heir of Sir Piers de Geneville (2nd but 1st surviving son and heir apparent of Geoffrey, 1st Lord Geneville), which Earl had been his guardian. She died between 1337 and 1351. He married, 2nd, before Dec 1351, Isabel, said to have been daughter of Roger (Le Strange) 5th Lord of Strange of Kokyn. She was living in 1366. He died April 1386, at Heleigh, and was buried at Hulton Abbey, aged 73. Will, in which he styles himself "Lord of Rouge Chastel (i.e. Red Castle, Salop) and of Heleigh," dated 1385.
~Complete Peerage, Second Edition, Vol. I, 339-340, Vol. XIV, p. 50
In a pedigree of Touchet, dated 1597, apparently prepared for George, 1st Earl of Castlehaven (Ireland) (who d. 1617), this Isabel is said to have been daughter of Robert, Lord Fitzwalter. See "Genealogist", N.S.vol xxxvi, p. 15. Roger, 5th Lord Strange (of Knockyn), was not b. until circa 1326 and married as a child, in or before 1338.
• Background Information. 814
James, forth lord Audley, was about three years old when his father died. According to Sir Thomas Christopher Banks, he became one of the most eminent noblemen of his day and was famous for his martial exploits at the Battle of Poictiers. He was summoned to parliament from 4 Edward III to 10 Ricahrd II. He died the same year (1386/1387). He was a member of the Kinghts of the Garter. He married 1st, Joan, daughter of Roger Mortimer, Earl of March. Joan and James had a son, Nicholas, who was his heir. Their daughters were Margaret and Joan. He married 2nd, Isabel, one of the daughters and coheirs of William Malbank, and they had a daughter named Margaret, who married Fulk Fitz Warine.
~Baronia Anglica Concentrata, Vol. I, p. 101
James married Joan de Mortimer, daughter of Sir Roger de Mortimer Knight, 1st Earl of March and Joan de Genenville, before 18 Jun 1330 in England 160.,528 (Joan de Mortimer was born about 1314 in Wigmore, Herefordshire, England and died in 1337-1351 in Heleigh Castle, Audley, Staffordshire, England 160.)