Audley Family Trees – Family ZA; ZC; ZT & ZW

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The Z series of Audley Family Trees contains the details of the various branched of the Audley Family with individuals who have the title of ‘Baron Audley’ or ‘Lord Audley’.

The Audley Family ZA family tree contains the Family History of those individuals with the Audley surname, including many variant spellings, that became Barons, Lords, Audley of Heleigh in County Staffordshire. Other members of this family became Barons of Stratton Audley; and Earl of Gloucester. One Member of this family Sir James Audley was the hero of the Battle of Poitiers, France (on the 19th September 1356) and was a founder member of the Order of the Garter. The line of Audley’s holding the title of Baron Audley of Heleigh ceased on the 23rd July 1391 with the Death of {ZA16} Nicholas de Aldithley. His Sister {ZA14} Joan de Aldithley had married {ZT18} Sir John Touchet and their Grandson {ZC2} Sir John Touchet became Baron Audley of Heleigh on the 21st December 1405. The line of the Barons Audley of Stratton Audley only survived for a single generation and from 1321 to 1326. Similarly the line of an Audley being Earl of Gloucestershire only survived for a single Generation and from 1337 to 1347. This document contains the details of approximately 61 individuals

       The History of Audley Family ZA               

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There  have been several documents published that contain family trees of the early Barons Audley,  i.e prior to 1391, When one reads these document there are significant differences between them. The file below compares the information in these various publications, to highlight the variations.

       The Early Barons Audley

The Audley Family ZC  family tree contains the family tree of those people holding the title Baron Lord Audley  from 1405 to 1997, when the 25th Lord Audley of Heleigh died and the title went into ‘Abeyance’ Within this Family Tree the surname of the person holding the title changes from Touchet to Thickness, to Jesson and finally Souter. The file commences with the marriage of {ZT18} Sir John Touchet to {ZA14} Joan de Aldithley. and terminated with the Death of {ZC97} Richard Michael Thomas Souter in 1997.  During the period 1616 to 1777 the Lord Audley also held the titles of Earl of Castlehaven and Baron Orier. This document contains the details of approximately 120 individuals.

The History of Audley Family ZC

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Family Z ‘The Barons Audley’.
The file below, compiled by this website, contains the details of the family that held the title of Baron Audley of Audley and also later Baron Audley of Orier in Ireland and Earls of Castlehaven in Ireland, from earliest times to the present day. This family includes a Founder Member of the Order of the Garter and a Bishop.  This family Z file also contains the separate Audley Family that  briefly held the title of Lord Chancellor of England and Baron of Walden. This file containd information about 232 individuals and their spouses,

 The History of Audley Family Z
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            Copies of other published information about the ‘Barons Audley’ is contained within this website as follows:
‘Baronagium Genealogicum’ published in 6 volumes between 1764 and 1784 and is known to contain errors. Click here to go to the webpage that contains this document.
‘The Baronage of England’ published in 1675 by Sir William Dugdale. Click here to go to the webpage that contains this document.
‘The Complete Peerage’  by G E Cokayne. Click here to go to the webpage that contains this document.
‘The Parentage of James De Audley KG’ by Josiah Wedgewood MP and published as part of the Staff Colls. Collection. This excellent document resolves the confusion in earlier publication as to who was the James Audley who was ‘ the hero of Poitiers’ and a ‘founder knight of the Garter. Click here to read this document
‘Peerage of England’ 6th Edition by Collins published in 1812.  This document deals with the ‘Touchet” surname i.e the family to who the title of Baron Audley was transferred through marriage in  about 1391. Click here to read this document