Sir James Touchet 5th Baron Audley

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Sir James Touchet 5th Baron Audley

  • Birth 1398 Audley, Newcastle-Under-Lyme Borough, Staffordshire, England
  • Death 23 Sep 1459 Blore, Staffordshire Moorlands District, Staffordshire, England
  • Burial Darley Abbey, Derby Unitary Authority, Derbyshire, England
  • Memorial ID 124433441

James was the son of John Touchet, 4th Baron Audley and his wife Elizabeth. He was the commander of the Lancastrian forces at the Battle of Blore Heath defending the throne of King Henry VII. He was defeated by Sir Roger Kynaston of Stocks near Ellesmere and beheaded after the battle. A cross was erected on the spot where he was reported to have been killed.

Gravesite Details Darley Abbey no longer stands so James' final resting place is unknown. Only two buildings remain today. One is now the Abbey Pub, thought to have been part of the Abbot's residence and the other is part of a private dwelling on Abbey Lane.

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  • Created by: Karen Kanatzar
  • Added: 31 Jan 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 124433441
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sir James Touchet 5th Baron Audley (1398–23 Sep 1459), Find A Grave Memorial no. 124433441, citing Darley Abbey (Monastery), Darley Abbey, Derby Unitary Authority, Derbyshire, England ; Maintained by Karen Kanatzar (contributor 47440219) .