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Eleanor Tuchet (Holland)

Also Known As: "Lady Eleanor Holand", "Baroness Audley"
Birthplace: Kenilworth Castle, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England
Death: September 23, 1459 (52)
Heleigh Castle, Heleigh, Staffordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Edmund Holland, 4th Earl of Kent and Constance, Countess of Gloucester
Wife of James Touchett, 5th Lord Audley
Mother of Margaret Grey (Touchet); Elizabeth Worsley; Sir Humphrey Audley, Kt.; Edmund Audley, Bishop of Salisbury; Henry Touchett and 4 others
Half sister of Sir Richard le Despencer, 4th Lord Burghersh; Edward le Despenser, Lord of Gloucester; Elizabeth le Despenser; Hugh le Despencer and Lady Isabel le Despenser, Countess of Worcester

Occupation: Baroness Audley, Baroness
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About Eleanor Tuchet

Primary Sources

1430. 16 Kal. March. SS. Apostoli, Rome. (f. 303.)
To the bishop of Lichfield. Mandate to dispense James Touchet, lord of Audeley, knight, and Eleanor Holond, damsel, of the dioceses of Lichfield and London, after absolution from excommunication, penance and temporary separation, to contract renew and remain in the marriage which they contracted per verba legitime de presenti, but did not consummate, not in ignorance that they were related in the third and third degrees of affinity. Oblate etc. (Pe. xxx. de Casatiis.)

Source: 'Lateran Regesta 295: 1429-1430', in Calendar of Papal Registers Relating To Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 8, 1427-1447, ed. J A Twemlow (London, 1909), pp. 157-175. British History Online [accessed 22 September 2017].

Eleanor (de Holland) Tuchet is a direct decendent and bloodline of the kings of England, Scotland, France, and Norse Kings from Denmark/Norway.

Eleanor's identified family bloodline runs to the Plantagenet kings through both her father's and mother's lines, starting with English King Edward III (her Great Grandfather on her mother's side), and traveling through the English manarchy to Kings Edward II (Plantagenet) and Edward I (Plantagenet) "Longshanks" of England (reign 1272-1307ad) her 3rd great grandfather. Her Father's Plantagenet bloodline comes from King Edward I. Through both bloodlines, Eleanor is a direct decendent and blood line of the House of Mercia, House of Wessex, House of Normandy, and the House of Plantagenet (Angevin). Mother's side: (King Edward I of England; King Edward II; King Edward III; Edmund Plantagenet, KG, of Langley, 1st Duke of York; Constance Plantagenet, Duchess of Gloucester; Eleanor (de Holland) Tuchet, Baroness of Audley.


From the English Wikipedia page on Eleanor de Holland:

Eleanor de Holland (b. c. 1406) was the illegitimate daughter of Constance of York and Edmund Holland, 4th Earl of Kent.

She married James Tuchet, 5th Baron Audley (son of John Tuchet, 4th Baron Audley and his wife Isabel). Children of Eleanor de Holland & James Tuchet, 5th Baron Audley:

  • 1. Sir Humphrey Audley, 5th Baron Audley, born After 1430, died May 6 1471
  • 2. Edmund Touchett, Bishop of Salisbury, born c. 1432 - died Aug. 23 1524
  • 3. Thomas Touchett, born c. 1435, died June 1507
  • 4. Henry Touchett, born c. 1437, died unknown
  • 5. Margaret Touchett, born c. 1438, died before Feb. 2 1481
  • 6. Anne Touchett, born c. 1440, died unknown
  • 7. Constance Touchett, born 1443, died unknown

From Darryl Lundy's Peerage page on Eleanor de Holland: (

Eleanor de Holland [1]

  • F, #102736, *b. circa 1406 *Last Edited=11 Nov 2011 *Consanguinity Index=0.82%

Eleanor de Holland was born illegitimately circa 1406 [1] She was the daughter of Edmund de Holand, 4th Earl of Kent and Constance Langley.[1].

A contract for the marriage of Eleanor de Holland and James Tuchet, 5th Lord Audley (of Heleigh) was signed in March 1429/30 [2]. As a result of her marriage, Eleanor de Holland was styled as Baroness Audley in March 1430 and her married name became Tuchet [1], [2].

Children of Eleanor de Holland and James Tuchet, 5th Lord Audley (of Heleigh):

  • 1. Elizabeth Tuchet [3]
  • 2. Sir Humphrey Audley [2] b. a 1430, d. 4 May 1471
  • 3. Edmund Audley [2] b. a 1430, d. 23 Aug 1524


  • 1. [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 111. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.
  • 2. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 341. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 3. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume III, page 346.

Note: Eleanor Tuchet (born Holland) and Eleanor Tuchet (born Holand) and Eleanor de HOLAND might be the same person. Unknown if true but I have a feeling we have a glitch. Because of it Iam only adding Eleanor Tuchet (born Holand)

Eleanor de HOLAND Gender: Female Birth: Circa 1405 Kenilworth, WAR, England Marriage: Feb 14 1428 Disp Father: Edmund Holland Mother: Constance Plantagenet (born York) Husband: James Touchet Children: Thomas Touchet Margaret Touchet Ann Touchet Constance Touchet Edmund Touchet Elizabeth Touchet Humphrey Touchet Sibling: Eleanor Tuchet (born Holland) Source: View full record on WikiTree website (
Eleanor Tuchet (born Holand) Gender: Female Birth: 1405 Woodstock, Kent, England Death: 1452 Father: Edmund Holand Mother: Constance Plantagenet (born York) Husband: Baron James Tuchet Children: Constance Tuchet Sir Knight Humphrey Tuchet Source: View full record on WikiTree website (

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Eleanor Tuchet's Timeline

October 1406
Kenilworth Castle, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England
Heleigh, Staffordshire, England
Heleigh, Staffordshire, England
Heleigh, Staffordshire, England
Heleigh, Staffordshire, England
Heleigh, Staffordshire, England
April 1443
Heleigh Castle, Heileigh, Staffordshire, England