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Hugh (Audley) de Audley Knt (abt. 1289 - 1347)

Hugh "Earl of Gloucester, Sheriff of Rutland, Chief Warden of the Ports and Coasts of Essex, Middlesex and Hertford, Joint Marshal of the English Army in Flanders" de Audley Knt formerly Audley
Born about in Oxfordshire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married 28 Apr 1317 in King's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, Englandmap
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Died at about age 58 in Tonbridge, Kent, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Sep 2010
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"Hugh fought on the side of Thomas, 2nd earl of Lancaster, at the Battle of Boroughbridge (16 Mar 1322), where he was taken prisoner and his lands forfeited. He was transferred from Berkampstead prison to Nottingham Castle in 1325, from whence he later escaped. His lands were restored in 1327 and he was made Sheriff of Rutland (1327-47), then appointed Guardian of the Coast of Essex (May 1336). He became 8th Earl of Gloucester in 1337. Hugh took part in the Siege of Dunbar, which continued until 1338 when a truce was made as the besiegers wished to accompany King Edward III on his expedition to France. Hugh was also present at the Battle of Sluys on 24 Jun 1340." (Ref: Maurice Boddy)

Per MCA: "Knt., of Stratton (in Stratton Audley), Oxfordshire, and Gratton, Staffordshire, King’s bachelor, Sheriff of Rutland. During his father’s lifetime, he was summoned to Parliament from 30 Nov. 1317 to 15 May 1321, by writs directed Hugoni Daudele juniori, whereby he may be held to have become Lord Audley. In Dec. 1318 they surrendered the lordships of Newport, Wentloog, and Machen to Hugh le Despenser, in exchange for 6 manors in England, with other properties. In 1319 Parliament rejected a petition by Hugh and Margaret for restoration of the lands of her late husband, Peter de Gavaston. He was involved with his father in the insurrection of 1321–2. He fought on the side of the Earl of Lancaster at the Battle of Boroughbridge 17 March 1321/2, where he was taken prisoner. His wife, Margaret, was sent to Sempringham Priory, where she was not allowed to go outside the gates. In 1325 he was transferred from Berkhampstead, where he was in prison, to Nottingham Castle, whence he escaped. Following the execution of the Despensers and the deposition of King Edward II, he was summoned to Parliament from 3 Dec. 1326 to 24 August 1336, by writs directed Hugoni de Audele. In 1331 he was one of the embassy to France which concluded a treaty about Guienne. In 1332 he was about to cross the seas on the King’s service. In 1333 he was about to go beyond seas on a pilgrimage. In 1334 he received a papal indult for plenary remission. He was appointed Guardian of the coast of Essex in May 1336. He was in the King’s service in Scotland in 1336. He was created Earl of Gloucester 16 March 1336/7. In Nov. 1337 he was appointed one of the Captains of the army against Scotland, and he took part in the siege of Dunbar. He was one of the Marshals of the English host in Flanders in 1339. He was present at the Battle of Sluys in 1340. In 1341 he was beyond seas to make a treaty of peace with the King of France. His wife, Margaret, died 9 April 1342, and was buried at Queenhithe. In July 1342 he was about to set out for Brittany."


Hugh de Audley Earl of Gloucester


28 APR 1317 Windsor, BRK, England
Wife: Margaret de CLARE
Child: Alice de AUDLEY
Child: Margaret de AUDLEY
Wigmore, HEF, England
Wife: Isolde (Iseude, Iswolde) De MORTIMER
Child: Hugh de AUDLEY
Child: Nicholas de AUDLEY
Child: James Audley
Child: Alice de AUDLEY


Sir Hugh de Audley was buried at the Priory of St. Mary Magdalene in Tonbridge, Kent, also known as Tonbridge Priory. The priory was dissolved in 1537 in Henry VIII's Dissolution of the Monasteries. Some buildings were still standing in 1735, but were a total ruin by 1780. The remains of the priory were demolished in 1842 when the South Eastern Railway built the railroad through Tonbridge, the original Tonbridge station standing on the priory site.


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Hi PMS might want to check this recent edit for accuracy.
posted by Anonymous Roach

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