James Tuchet, 5th Baron Audley

James Tuchet, 5th Baron Audley, 2nd Baron Tuchet (c. 1398 – 23 September 1459) of Heleigh Castle was an English peer.

  • The Right Honourable
  • The Baron Audley
Arms of Tuchet: Ermine, a chevron gules
BornJames Tuchet
Staffordshire, England
Died23 September 1459(1459-09-23) (aged 60–61)
Shropshire, England
Resting placeDarley Abbey, Derby, England
TitleBaron Audley
Tenure1408  1459
Other titlesBaron Tuchet
  • Margaret de Ros (m. 1415)
  • Eleanor de Holland (m. 1430)
Issue10, including John and Edmund

James Tuchet, 5th Baron Audley, son of Elizabeth Stafford and her husband John Tuchet, 4th Baron Audley, was a distinguished veteran of the Hundred Years' War. In the opening phase of the Wars of the Roses he raised troops from his estates in Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire and commanded the Lancastrian force that moved to block the Yorkist Earl of Salisbury's route to Ludlow where he intended linking up with the rest of the Yorkist army.

The two forces clashed in the Battle of Blore Heath on 23 September 1459 and Audley was killed by Sir Roger Kynaston of Stocks near Ellesmere (Kynaston incorporated emblems of the Audley coat-of-arms into his own). Audley's Cross still stands on the battlefield marking the spot where he died.

Audley was buried in Darley Abbey, north of Derby, about 40 miles (64 km) away from Blore Heath. Unfortunately, the Abbey no longer stands, so his final resting place is no longer marked.

Marriages and children

Audley married twice:


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Peerage of England
Preceded by
John Tuchet
Baron Tuchet
Succeeded by
John Tuchet
Baron Audley
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