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Nicholas Audley, 3rd Baron Audley (ca. 1328 – 1391) was born at Heighley Castle, Staffordshire, England to James Audley, 2nd Baron Audley, and was his only surviving son. [1]

  • The Right Honouable
  • The Baron Audley
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Arms of Audley: Gules, fretty or. As given for "Nicholas de Audley" on the following Rolls of arms: Collins Roll (1304), Falkirk Roll (1298) and for his ancestor on the Glover's Roll (c. 1240-45)
BornNicholas Audley
c. 1328
Staffordshire, England
Died1391 (aged 62–63)
TitleBaron Audley
Tenure1386 – 1391
PredecessorJames Audley
SuccessorIn abeyance, title next held by John Tuchet
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Beaumont

He was known as Lord of Rougemont (Redcastle, Shropshire) and was Marcher Lord of Kemes (as was his father), He was based at Heighley.

Nicholas's father-in-law Henry, 4th Earl of Buchan, received, amongst other large grants of manors and lands, a grant of the Lordship of the Isle of Man in 1310.

Later members of the Audley-Stanley family would become Kings of Mann.



Nicholas married Elizabeth Beaumont, sister of John de Beaumont, 2nd Lord Beaumont, and daughter of Henry de Beaumont, 4th Earl of Buchan. He died without issue and the Barony was abeyant at his demise in 1391. It was revived however in 1408 for John Tuchet, grandson of Nicholas' sister Joan and her husband Sir John Tuchet (1327—1371).[2] Although he had many disagreements with his father, he was nevertheless buried alongside his father's marble tomb in the quire of Hulton Abbey.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-06-27. Retrieved 2010-06-27.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Madeley Village, Heighley castle history
  2. ^ Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham. Magna Carta ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families, Genealogical Publishing Com, 2005. pg 831. Google eBook

External linksEdit

  • [1] Madeley Village, Heighley castle history
  • [2] British History online - Hulton Abbey
Peerage of England
Preceded by
James Audley
Baron Audley
In abeyance
Title next held by
John Tuchet