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Humphrey Audley

Also Known As: "Sir Humphrey Touchet de Audley", "Humphrey Tuchet de Audley", "Humphey Audley", "Knight"
Birthplace: Heleigh, Staffordshire, England
Death: May 04, 1471 (36-37)
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England (Killed in the Battle of Tewkesbury)
Immediate Family:

Son of James Touchett, 5th Lord Audley and Eleanor Tuchet
Husband of Elizabeth Luttrell
Father of Sir John Awdeley, Kt., of Swaffham Market; Alice Hadley; Phillipa Audley; Child Audley and Elizabeth Sydenham
Brother of Margaret Grey (Touchet); Elizabeth Worsley; Edmund Audley, Bishop of Salisbury; Henry Touchett; Thomas Touchett and 3 others
Half brother of Anne Done and John Touchet, 6th Lord Audley

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About Sir Humphrey Audley, Kt.

Primary Sources

1463/4 12 Kal. April. (21 March.) Siena. (f. 153.)
To Humphrey Audeley, nobleman, donsel, and Elisabeth, noblewoman, relict of James Lottrell, of the diocese of Bath and Wells. Absolution from sentence of excommunication incurred by their having formerly, not being ignorant that they were related in the second degree of affinity, contracted marriage per verba legitime de presenti, and consummated it, although they did not have it solemnized before the church; with dispensation to contract the said marriage anew (de novo), have it solemnized before the church and remain therein, decreeing the offspring born, if any, and that to be born of the marriage legitimate for all legal purposes. (fn. 2)Oblate siquidem nobis. (G. de Piccolominibus. | lxxx. A. de Urbino. N. [de] Benzis.) [In the margin: Februarii and Jo. Horn, O. Principis. 2/3 p.]

Source: 'Vatican Regesta 513: 1464', in Calendar of Papal Registers Relating To Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 11, 1455-1464, ed. J A Twemlow (London, 1921), pp. 677-678. British History Online [accessed 22 September 2017].,_5th_Baron_Audley (Humphrey's father)

"Sir Humphrey Touchet (born circa 1435 - May 6, 1471). He married Elizabeth Courtenay, widow of Sir James Luttrell. Like his father, he supported the House of Lancaster. He was taken prisoner at the battle of Tewkesbury and tried before Richard, Duke of Gloucester and the Duke of Norfolk. Executed with other Lancastrian leaders in the Market Square he was buried under the pavement in the Chapel of St Nicolas, in the Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin."

From Darryl Lundy's Peerage page on Humphrey Audley:

Sir Humphrey Audley [1]

  • M, #47298,
  • b. after 1430,
  • d. 4 May 1471
  • Last Edited=7 Sep 2005
  • Consanguinity Index=0.02%

Sir Humphrey Audley was born after 1430. He was the son of James Tuchet, 5th Lord Audley (of Heleigh) and Eleanor de Holland.[1]

He died on 4 May 1471 at Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England, killed in action.[1]

He fought in the Battle of Tewkesbury on 4 May 1471.[1]

An ancestor of the Audley family of Norfolk.[1]


  • 1. [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.
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Sir Humphrey Audley, Kt.'s Timeline

Heleigh, Staffordshire, England
Swaffham, Norfolk, England
Maiden Bradley, Wiltshire, England
Maiden Bradley, Wiltshire, England
Maiden Bradley, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
May 4, 1471
Age 37
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England
Haleigh, Staffordshire, England
June 26, 1943
Age 37
February 11, 1944
Age 37
February 15, 1961
Age 37