John Tuchet, 6th Baron Audley

John Tuchet, 6th Baron Audley, 3rd Baron Tuchet (1423 – 26 September 1490) was an English politician.

The Lord Audley
Arms of Tuchet: Ermine, a chevron gules
Lord High Treasurer
In office
Preceded bySir John Wood
Succeeded byThe Baron Dynham
Personal details
John Tuchet

Staffordshire, England
Died26 September 1490(1490-09-26) (aged 66–67)
Resting placeShere, Surrey, England
Spouse(s)Ann Echingham
Children7, including James
Military service
AllegianceEdward IV
RankJoint Commander

John Tuchet was the son of James Tuchet, 5th Baron Audley (c. 1398 - 1459). He married Ann Echyngham (daughter of Sir Thomas Echyngham (died 1444) and Margaret Knyvet,[1] and widow of John Rogers of Bryanston[2]),[3] with whom he had seven children. He acquired his title by writ in 1459 on the death of his father.

In 1460 at Calais, then belonging to the English crown, he was taken prisoner by the Earl of Warwick whilst on a military expedition during the Wars of the Roses. He there met the future Edward IV and was persuaded to defect to the Yorkist cause and fought for Edward at the Battles of Mortimer's Cross (1461), Barnet (1471) and Tewkesbury (1471). He was subsequently invested by Edward in 1471 as a Privy Counsellor (PC). He received commissions of Array. He was joint commander of the Army and held the office of Master of the King's Dogs in 1471. He was present when King Edward bestowed the title of Earl of Winchester upon Louis Seigneur de la Gruthuyse in 1472.[4]

Richard III appointed him Lord High Treasurer in December 1484, in succession to Sir John Wood.[5]

John Tuchet died on 26 September 1490 and was buried at Shere, Surrey.[6] He was succeeded by his eldest son, Sir James Tuchet, 7th Baron Audley (1463–1497). He was survived by his wife Anne, who was buried at Bermondsey and whose will was written in 1497 and proved in 1498.[7]


  1. F.H. Suckling, 'Some Notes on Barsham juxta Beccles, co. Suffolk', The Genealogist XXI (1905), (second part, pp. 243-50), at pp. 245-46 (Internet Archive).
  2. Calendar of Patent Rolls, Henry VI, Vol. V: 1446-1452 (HMSO 1909), p. 411 (Hathi Trust).
  3. The sequence of the marriages is mistakenly reversed in the article on James Touchet (died 1497) in the old Dictionary of National Biography, Vol. LVII (Smith, Elder & Co., 1899), pp. 76-77 (Internet Archive).
  4. F. Madden, 'Narratives of the arrival of Louis de Bruges, Seigneur de la Gruthuyse, in England, and of his Creation as Earl of Winchester, in 1472', Archaeologia XXVI (1836), at pp. 280-84 (Google).
  5. A.B. Steel, The Receipt of the Exchequer, 1377-1485 (Cambridge University Press, 1954), p. 421 (Google).
  6. 'Parishes: Shere - Manor of Vachery Shiere', in H.E. Malden (ed.), A History of the County of Surrey Vol. 3 (VCH, London 1911), pp. 111-121 (British History Online).
  7. Will of Dame Anne Lady Audeley, Widow, of the Close of the Monastery of St Saviours, Bermondsey (P.C.C. 1498, Horne quire).
Peerage of England
Preceded by
James Tuchet
Baron Tuchet
Succeeded by
James Tuchet
Baron Audley
Political offices
Preceded by
Sir John Wood
Lord High Treasurer
Succeeded by
The Baron Dynham

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