Seals pre 1391


The Seals on this page cover the period up to 1391 namely that period before the death of {ZA16} Nicholas De Aldithley the 3rd Lord Audley of Heleigh. The title then passed through marriage to the Touchet Family and in 1405 {ZC2} Sir John Touchet (Knight) became the 4th Lord Audley of Heleigh

The original seals (and seal moulds) on this webpage are in the British Library, The National Archives Kew and the National Library of  France

As Seals usually incorporate a Coat of Arms; this webpage should be read in conjunction with the Coat of Arms section of this website. The advantage with seals is that they are usually attached to a manuscript which can be dated

Seal 7019 in the British Library
Dated 1305
Attributed to {ZA23} Hugh Daudlee or de Audeleghe
of Horseheath county Cambridge (and Stratton-Audley Oxfordshire) Knt
 The seal of {ZA27} Sir James Audley the hero of the Battle of Poitiers (19th September 1356). The seal is on a Manuscript dated 1360 in the National Library of France
In early documents he is frequently confused with {ZA13} whose seal is shown below.
Seal 7026 in the British Library Dated Temp Edw III (1312-1377)
Attributed to {ZA13} James de Audeleye “Seigneur de Rouge Chaustell et de Heleye”, Shropshire
Seal 7028 in the British Library; Dated Temp Hen III (1207 – 1272)
Attributed to James de Audithele or Audelelega of Berkhampstead co Herts  Sectetum
Seal Mould PRO23/749 in  The National Archive
Date not specified Attributed to John Tuchet.
The unusual thing about this seal is that the lower left hand quadrant is different from the upper right hand quadrant.
Seal Mould PRO23/4809 in The National Archive Date 1353 – 1354
Attributed to {ZA13} Lord James de Audeleye see image of actual seal above
The  above two seals are attributed {ZA24} Hugh de Aldithley (Audley) – Earl of Gloucester
The seal on the left is from seal mould PRO23-748-1 dated 1341-42
The seal on the right is from seal mould PRO 23- 4117-1 dated  1344-45
 Seal attributed to Ralph Lord Stafford the son in law of {ZA24} Hugh Audley Earl of Gloucester

From seal mould  PRO23-4117-2 dated 1344-45  a similar seal is  in PRO23-748-2 dated 1341-42

Seal attributed to {ZA25} Margaret Audley  the daughter of {ZA24} Hugh Audley Earl of Gloucester and wife of Ralph Lord Stafford
From  seal mould PRO23- 4117-3 dated 1344-45
Note how her seal contains the ‘Arms’ of her father and her husband

Seal Mould PRO23/279 Dated 1538
The Seal of Hulton  Abbey, Staffordshire. Whilst the seal is attached to a manuscript dated 1538 it contains a Fret. This is the Coat of Arms of {ZA5} Henry Audley who in 1219 founded and endowed Hulton Abbey.
The images of seals and seal moulds (moulds made from original seals) below are less distinct than those above but still have significance in concluding the family relationship between individuals.
Seal 7024 in the British Library;  Dated 1628
Attributed to Hugh Awdeley Esq, of the Inner Temple, London

 Seal 7016 in the British Library. Dated 1228
Attributed to Henry de Audithelega Knt of Chorsbure, in Weston, Shropshire
Seal Mould PRO23/750 in the National Archive
Date 1537 – 1538
Attributed to {ZW5} Thomas Audeley Knight
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