Henry de Aldithley
(Abt 1175-Bef 1246)


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1. Bertred Mainwaring

Henry de Aldithley 1 2

  • Born: Abt 1175, <Heleigh, Staffordshire>, England
  • Marriage (1): Bertred Mainwaring in 1218 in Edgmond, Cheshire, England
  • Died: Bef 19 Nov 1246, Mainwaring, Bersted, Sussex, England

   Another name for Henry was Henry Audley.

  Research Notes:

From Wikipedia - Audley-Stanley family :

The Audley-Stanley family is a family with many notable members including the Earls of Derby who are descended from the early holders of Audley, Staffordshire ).

The first mention of Audley, however, is in the Domesday book of 1086, when it was called Aldidelege, when the lands were held by a Saxon thegn called Gamel.

The extended Audley family, originally of Audley Castle but who later built (or re-built) Heighley Castle , Madeley, Staffordshire in 1226, had several additional households including Red Castle at Hawkstone in Shropshire , Buglawton Manor in Congleton , Newhall Tower at Combermere and a home in Nantwich [1]. In the early 12th century Adam's grandson William married Joan de Stanley heiress of Stoneleigh, Derbyshire thereby becoming William de Stanley of Stoneleigh. This branch of the Audley thus took the name Stanley and Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby was a direct descendant.

The main line of the Audley family, who had become Baron Audley in 1313, failed in 1391 when Nicholas Audley, 3rd Baron Audley died without a male heir. His sister Joanne married Sir John Tuchet (b1327) for whose descendant John Tuchet (b1371) the title of 4th Baron Audley was granted in 1408. He was succeeded by his son James Touchet, 5th Baron Audley . Later generations of the Tuchet's became Earl of Castlehaven .

Another branch of the Audley family was created by Hugh Audley of Stratton Audley , Baron Audley from 1317, whose son became 1st Earl of Gloucester .

The Audley & Stanley families and their descendants remained prominent throughout the history of England and Ireland into modern times. The Stanleys were, at one time, one of the richest landowning families in England.

Baron Audley
Henry de Aldithley/Audley c. 1175 - , Lord of the Welsh Marches ,governor of Carmarthen castle and Cardigan Castle , Sheriff of Salop and Staffordshire from 1216 until 1221, constable of Shrewsbury Castle and Bridgnorth Castle ,Governor of Shrewsbury , Chester Castle and Beeston Castle , governor of Newcastle-under-Lyne . He married Bertred Mainwaring.
James de Aldithley c. 1220-1272 who married Ela Longespee, daughter of William II Longespee , son of William Longespée, 3rd Earl of Salisbury , a son of King Henry II of England by Ida de Tosny (who would later marry Roger Bigod, 2nd Earl of Norfolk ).
Emma de Audley c. 1224, daughter of Henry de Audley & Bertrade de Mainwaring and great granddaughter of Hugh de Kevelioc, 3rd Earl of Chester , who married Gruffydd II ap Madog, Lord of Dinas Bran Prince of Powys
Hugh I de Audley c. 1250 who married Isolda de Mortimer, daughter of Hugh de Mortimer and great granddaughter of Llywelyn the Great ("Fawr").
Hugh de Audley, 1st Earl of Gloucester c. 1289-1347
James Audley founder of the order of the garter c. 1316-1386
Margaret de Audley , daughter of Margaret de Clare and great-granddaughter of King Edward I of England c. 1318-1347.
James Touchet, 5th Baron Audley

  Noted events in his life were:

• Lord of the Welsh Marches.

• Governor of Carmarthen Castle.

• Governor of Cardigan Castle.

• Sheriff of Salop and Staffordshire, 1216-1221.

• Constable of Shrewsbury Castle and Bridgnorth Castle.

• Governor of Shrewsbury, Chester Castle and Beeston Castle.

• Governor of Newcastle-under-Lyne.

Henry married Bertred Mainwaring, daughter of Ralph de Mainwaring and Amice of Chester, in 1218 in Edgmond, Cheshire, England. (Bertred Mainwaring was born about 1196 in England and died after 1249.)


1 http://www.familysearch.org.

2 Wikipedia.org, Audley-Stanley family.

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