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Nicholas Audley and Katherine Giffard

Nicholas Audley. [Familytree].
Born about 1258 at Heleigh, Staffordshire, England; son of James de Audley and Ela Longspee. (S1).

Nicholas de Aldithley was a witness where Nicholas, 1st Lord Audley second son and eventual representative of Nicholas de Aldithely, who was son of James de Aldithley, one of the Lords-Marcher, and an active adherent of Henry III in his contests with the Barons, whose father, Henry de Aldithley, built the castle of Heleigh, and founded Hulton Abbey in 1223.4 Nicholas de Aldithley was born before 1258. 4th son.3 He was the son of James de Aldithley, Justiciar of Ireland and Ela Longespee.2,3 Nicholas de Aldithley married Catherine Giffard, daughter of John, Lord Giffard of Brimsfield and Maud de Clifford, before 1287.3 Nicholas de Aldithley was summoned to attend the King at Salisbury, but such summons cannot be considered as a regular writ of summons to Parliament, on 26 January 1296/97 at 25 Edward I.3 The forces of Edward I defeat a Scottish army under William Wallace. On 22 July 1298 at the Battle of Falkirk, Scotland.5 Arms: Gules fretty or.6 He fought for King Edward I in the victory over the Scots led by William Wallace on 22 July 1298 at the Battle of Falkirk, Scotland. 1st Lord Audley of Heleigh before 1299. (S1).

He died on 28 August 1299 at Brimpsfield, Gloucestershire, England. (S1).

Katherine Giffard. (Catherine). [Familytree].
Born about 1272 at Brimpsfield, Gloucestershire, England; daughter of (Sir) John Giffard, 1st Baron Giffard, of Brimsfield and Maud de Clifford. (S2).

She died between 1323 and 1367, of Ledbury Priory, Ledbury, Herefordshire, England. (S2).

CHILDREN of Nicholas Audley and Katherine Giffard:
  1. Nicholas Audley. [Familytree]. Born 11 November 1289. He married Joan Martin. He died in 1319.
  2. Thomas de Audley. b. c 1288, d. 1307
  3. Ela de Audley. She married (1) Owen de la Pole; (2) James de Perers; (3) Peter Corbet.
  4. Petronilla de Wrottesley.


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